Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
Lovin' it! Quite possibly my favorite fan-fiction I've read. its certainly in my top 5. There was a typo here and there,but then again everyone makes the occasional mistake that gets looked over. You really should look into a career as a professional author. Please update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I shall amend the typo's (fell free to point any out when you find them). Ah, I;d love to be a professional author, just need to finish the blovkbuster, find an ageny, and a book deal. ~Carole~
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
All these chapter names are from the song Made Of Steel,By Lady Peace. I just HAD to look lose lyrics up,simply cause they sounded so cool. Such an awesoem song. Listen to Breath by Breaking Benjamin!
Author's Response: Made of Steel is an excellent song! Our Lady Peace is one of my favourite bands, and Made of Steel was always one of my favourites of theirs. I'm glad you liked the lyrics! I haven't heard Breath, by Breaking Benjamin, but I'll have to look it up! :)
i'm not sure if my opinion means much to you,but theres 2 words that can truly give this the credit it deserves:Fucking Amazing. I just found this site,this story was my first one! i'll admit,i cried a bit at the end. D'you mind emailing me a copy of it? Blinkdawg15@yahoo.com. Thanks!(I promise I won't use it to make money,or claim it as mine! I'd just like a copy in case i lose internet,or i wanna read it again one day!)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! This is such high praise! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll e-mail you the copy I have it, but I warn you that it may have mistakes in it that I later went back and edited on the site but never edited in the original copy, if that makes any sense.
Summary: And there he was. The one boy she could not stand. His messy, jet black hair was ruffled and untidy and his glasses were sitting crooked on his nose. James Potter was here. With Lily. And all her Muggle friends. At a Muggle ski resort. Could things possibly be worse? Oh yeah, Sirius Black is there, too.
Please hurry with the next chapter! Your spelling,and grammar were good. I also like your writing style.
Author's Response: Yes! I've been trying so hard to improve my spelling/grammar! And I'm glad you like my writing style :) Hopefully, the next chapter will be finished soon. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!!
Summary: Her voice is firm and fiery and it reminds him of the rose-coloured past and too bright sunshine and a giggling girl with unruly curls and dirt under her nails, who says with a voice too loud and an attitude too large,"Oh, Sev."
He doesn't know why Lily has come, why her husband has let her, or what they're even doing. All he knows is that he's right beside her in the car, and they're leaving the rest of the world behind. (Two-shot.)
That was sad. never write anything like that again. 1. I HATE one shots,two shot,anything under around 20,000 words,I hate. This was just.....damn that was sad. Cliffhanger ending too,doesn't really tell you what happens either.
Author's Response: Shorter stories can be frustrating sometimes, you're right. I'm sorry that this was too sad for you! I generally don't go for stories that don't have happy endings, so I know how you feel. But the companion piece to this explains what happens next and has, imo, a happy ending, so try that!
Summary: The sequel to “Trickster”: The Marauders return to Hogwarts for their seventh and final year. Lily and James juggle more responsibility than ever, and James learns that convincing Lily to go on an actual date with him is harder than he would have imagined. Remus frets about post-Hogwarts life while Peter drifts even further from his friends. But when Sirius discovers a group of fourth-years who are bound and determined to steal the Marauders’ title of Greatest Hogwarts Troublemakers he wages war, rallying his friends so they can maintain their legacy. Meanwhile, outside the castle grounds, Voldemort is gathering supporters in unending preparation for a much darker battle…
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
-E. E. Cummings
September 2012: HEY guess what I couldn't wait, and the third installment, "World Enough," is UP NOW under James/Lily. Or just under my name. Or at this link: http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=92131. Yay! :D
I loved the first story. The sequels even better! I HAVE to ask when you're going to make the 3rd. If you are.......And i think you should,alot of things seem.....left unanswered in this story.
Author's Response: oh, well this one's actually not done yet. the next chapter should be up soon :)