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I am a Navy Mom and still have a teenage daugher still in high school. When my kids were younger they told me repeatedly that I had to read the HP books. I resisted till I took them to see the first movie. I've been a fan since that day! I've read and re-read the books and can't wait for the next one!

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Promise of a Spring Moon by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

April showers bring May...hassles? Bridesmaid blues and big trouble from small favours complicate Tonks' life when all she wants is to bring her love for Remus into full bloom.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 06/01/06 Title: Chapter 1: Spring Fancy

This is great! I love the movie Ten Things I Hate About You, and I have to tell you that I have been filling in the rest of that limerick you started... Drunken Tonks is awesome! When are you going to have a drunken Remus?

Author's Response: If you ever finish the limerick, email me, LOL! Drunken Remus will come out and play next fic, when he makes the mistake of keeping Sirius company on a binge night. :D

Talking To My Head About It by HermioneG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: I didnít do that, I didnít do that, I didnít do that, I didnít do that, I didnít do that, I didnít! It didnít happen. Itís never happened. I didnít do it, I didnít do it, I didnít do it, I didnít do it, I didnít- OH, GOD, I DID! A slightly amusing one-shot about Lily Evans.
Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 06/23/06 Title: Chapter 1: Talking To My Head About It

How witty! This was very funny!

Author's Response: Thank you

The Potions Master's Apprentice by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Apprentice to a reclusive Welsh Potions Master, Severus finds that while his craft might be a subtle, exact science, love is not, and hiding a secret is more complicated than brewing glory.

Sequel to More than a Feeling

*Chapter 10 is 'A Wedding and a Funeral'*


Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 02/22/07 Title: Chapter 8: Bad Moon on the Rise

You know, it shows a real talent to be able to write a character that the reader truly loathes.... an you certainly hit that mark with Bellatrix!

As always... loved this chapter... now... on with the next!

Author's Response: Bellatrix and that baby-voice taunting of hers makes a non-violent type like me want to go Buffy and kick the crap out of her in Muggle duelling! LOL Thank you for the compliment. :)

From the Battered Journal of Remus J. Lupin by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

My affinity to the journal compels me to keep it at hand. I, too, am rather shabby, and yet there are pages of my life still unwritten.... Remus reflects on his life and love for Tonks in a companion fic to Moonlight and Shadow that parallels chapter nine onward.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 01/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Reflections...and a Limerick

I think this is going to be perfectly scrummy!

Author's Response: Elspeth! You\'re on MNFF! Does this mean you\'ve finished your epilogue to A Sirius Dilemma and just submitted it? If not, you\'re the second one I\'ll hit up to get writing!

Dear Snarky Severus by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Albus Dumbledore is a man of many secrets. One of them is his secret identity as an advice columnist, the Wise Wizard. When he coerces Snape to fill in, readers discover the Sagacious Sorcerer answering their queries would be better named Snarky Severus!


Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 01/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This story is Adorable! I love the names you came up with... and have to wonder where you ever thought up "Dotty Debbie"! I do love the idea that Snape would be Snarky enough to send fake Hogwarts letters to poor unsuspecting American Girls... I wonder what would happen if one of them sent her picture and he fell in love at first sight! LOL

Author's Response: Don\'t tell, but I have this crazy reader pal...lol.

I know what would be happening if I ever read he fell in love at first sight with an American girl....I\'d be reading a bloody Mary Sue story, and it had better be a parody or I\'d scream! :D

Sixteen Candles by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Ginny looks forward to her birthday the way other kids count down to Christmas. This year, when she blows out the candles, will her birthday wish come true?

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 02/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Sixteen Candles

Ah, my friend, this was like a sweet summer breeze that brings fond memories to mind! I'm feeling the need to go back and read "A Tale of Two Matchmakers'! If you remember, that was the fic you were writing when we started emailing back and forth!

Author's Response: Ah yes, I remember it well..... *imagines the music from Gigi* :D I have to say, everyone who read the original post was fab for overlooking the new writer errors, and you\'ve been fab ever since! I love you man! Woman. Amiga!

Off the Leash by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: The 'grim old place' is wearing on Sirius like water on rock, slowly eroding his spirit. When Tonks offers him a way to take his lover out for the evening, he doesn't hesitate to slip the leash and make the most of four hours of freedom.
Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 02/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: Off the Leash

How totally sweet! Sirius needed a bit of cheering up that didn't come from a bottle! I loved the window shopping and him telling Cami that Buckbeak would be jealous of a broomstick!

Author's Response: Aw, you reviewed on two sites! If I didn\'t already heart you for being a wonderful person, I\'d heart you for that. :)

Into the Dark by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: On the brink of becoming a Death Eater, Severus finds that in the blackest of rooms, someone will hold him and say, 'I'll follow you into the dark.'

*Follows More Than a Feeling and The Potions Master's Apprentice*

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 03/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Into the Dark

You've captured the spirit of a woman deeply in love with her man, but still independent enough to stand on her own. Eris being willing to give up her life to follow Snape but not willing to follow the Dark Lord is an excellent way to capture the essence of the relationship you have created between the two. Excellent story!

Author's Response: You\'re the kind of person it\'s a joy to write for--sensitive, smart, and thoughtful, taking the time not only to read, but to encourage in a review. Thank you so much! ♥♥♥

Time after Time by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

If you're lost, you can look, and you will find me.... After Tonks finds a Time-Turner in a 'suitcase of memories,' a stumble leads to a trip back to 1976. When she goes to Hogwarts to ask Dumbledore for help, she finds Remus.


Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 03/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Time after Time

I really like this story and the whole concept of it! Tonks loving Remus no matter what and wanting to see him and be with him despite his age or the fact that he didn't know her was, as always, an exceptionally good read!

Author's Response: Aw, thank you for that wonderful review! She does love him for all that he is....whenever he is, too! :D

Hey, You! I Don't Like Your Girlfriend by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

He was Muggle-born, a Hufflepuff, and a slob. Andromeda Black could not understand why a boy with messy hair and untidy ways was so popular until she realised no one enjoyed life like Ted Tonks. It wasn't a secret that he liked her...and she didn't like his girlfriend.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 04/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Hey, you!

I have to admit I've wondered what it was about Ted Tonks that would make a pure-blood fall for him... guess now I know!

Author's Response: He\'s sexy, he enjoy\'s life, he\'s sexy....I\'m sure Andromeda could fill a slam book with the reasons, lol.

Sweet Anger by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

When Snape catches her in a compromising position and revokes Hogsmeade privileges, Tonks sees red. She plans payback and discovers that while revenge is supposedly a dish best served cold, it tastes even better hot.

*Not the usual 'Don't Stand so Close to Me' variety romance.*

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 04/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Sweet Anger

I always love the way you portray Tonks, and even though I KNOW she belongs with Remus, this story was great! I do like the way you have Snape willing to relax and be romantic in private... very Slytherin of you!

Author's Response: Yay, you read this story too! Remus and Tonks are my OTP, but these stories rose from the thought of what if, instead of Evan, it was Snape who was her first love?

Too Much is Never Enough by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Severus wasn't a white knight content to be ennobled by the purity of his affection. He felt more like a black knight, greedy to possess his lady fair. Although he was willing to terrorise peasants and burn villages to complete his quest, could he slay the dragon of pride to make a romantic gesture?

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 04/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow, as much as I believe that Tonks belongs with Remus. . . this story is excellent! You write with an amazing depth of detail... it's almost bewitching!

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! Did you read the first story? I hope you found it equally bewitching! :)

10 Things I Love About You by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Valentine's Day, 1996. Grimmauld Place is far from Tahiti, but with a Polynesian dancer costume, some sand, and a tropical dinner for two, Cami finds it's easier to create a romantic atmosphere than fit what she loves about Sirius onto a Valentine card.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 05/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: 10 Things I Love About You

This makes me wish I had a wizard boyfriend that could make a tropical beach in the middle of winter so I could dress up and dance for him!

I wonder what my husband would think if he knew that? LOL

Author's Response: He\'d probably say \"Isn\'t working magic for you in the bedroom enough, witch?\" :D And then you could say one of our favorite lines from The Princess Bride. \"I\'m not a witch, I\'m your wife!\" LOL

Thanks for reviewing on two sites. I\'m doubly honored!

Another Suitcase in Another Hall by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Loss is a suitcase fastened with string tightly knotted.... Remus prepares to leave Grimmauld Place.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 06/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Short, sweet, and to the point...

I Liked It!

Author's Response: Thank you kindly, ma\'am! ^_^

Baby Mine by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Precious to me, cute as can be.... Tonks was supposed to be with Teddy at her mother's. Why couldn't she stand waiting? What caused her to look 'anguished'? Not a deathfic, just a possible explanation of why Tonks 'sped off' to find Remus.

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 08/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Baby Mine

Anyone who doesn't understand a mother doing whatever's necessary to protect her child probably doesn't have children of their own.

I'd like to think that, in the wonderful universe of R/T you have created, that Tonks might just be slightly influenced by "The Wolf" she shares with Remus during the full moon.

Think about it... anyone ever try to threaten a wolf's pups?

I think you've done an excellent job!

Author's Response: Thank you!

I can understand why she would rush into danger to fight for her husband and son, but my personal belief is that Tonks would have protected Teddy best beside his cot, not on the battlefield. Would a mother wolf catch the scent of a strange, potentially dangerous wolf and run out of the cave and across a field to confront the potential threat, or would she stand guard at the mouth of the cave, ready to rip the jugular out of whatever tried to attack?

Tale of the Pumpkin Thief by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

No one stole from Scorpius Malfoy unless he allowed it.

*A Scorpius/Rose Halloween story*

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 10/21/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great Halloween Treat! Scorpius seems very sweet under a tough exterior... I bet you have great plans for this particular pair!

I think Edgar is abso-bloody-lutely adorable!

Author's Response: I heart you for liking Edgar! Cronies are a sickle a dozen, but a friend is priceless (especially when he's a cunning Slytherin, lol).

Auntie Muriel's Coming for Christmas by Kerichi

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •


Hugo doesn't remember the last time Aunt Muriel came to stay, but Rose does...

Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 01/06/09 Title: Chapter 1: Rose Remembers


Author's Response: Hugo probably won't find it so, but experience is the best teacher. :D

A Wedding in Colour by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Mousey brown to vividest pink, Nymphadora Tonks is known for colour. Her wedding and honeymoon are no exception.


Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 01/24/09 Title: Chapter 1: Love in Colour

You certainly know how to paint a picture with words!

Author's Response:

Thank you for saying that! I wanted you to "see" images, like photographs in a wedding album....except the sexy bits, lol.

Death of an Actor by Kerichi

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A tribute to Alan Rickman through a poem about Severus Snape.
Reviewer: ElspethBates Signed
Date: 03/03/16 Title: Chapter 1: The Actor, the Character

Lovely tribute to a fantastic actor! I'm glad I decided to take a walk down memory lane and found that you are still writing!!!

Author's Response: Oh my gosh, I'm so glad I decided to check reviews (they don't send email alerts anymore)! Seeing your name made my day! I hope you and your family are happy and well. Thank you so much for taking the trip down memory lane and visiting the site! :)