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Summary: Past Featured StoryCallie and Lia, a Gryffindor and a Slytherin. A lady and a tomboy. Two opposite souls. Two sisters. Separated at birth by circumstances they are determined to discover... and undo. Yes, after being reunited, the siblings plan to reunite their parents as well. Let’s see them accomplish House Unity, too!

“It’s our rule not to dredge up past things, remember?”

This rule is about to be broken.

~Inspired by a worldwide beloved film.



Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 125007 Chapters: 30 Completed: No
Published:
11/19/07 Updated: 07/18/12


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 09/17/11 Title: Chapter 26: Yule in the Yucatan IV

Originally, I wasn't up to reading something very long, as I have lots to do in school these days. Therefore, I read The Abduction of Persephone (because it had four chapters), which by the way is a great fic! But then there was a note saying I couldn't read the last chapter without reading CATATI first, and since I'm such an obediant reader, well... Here I am. I'm not a big fan of the Parent Trap, to be honest, and neither do I read much Dramione from their adult time, but this fic surprised me! It sucked me in and I just had to keep reading and reading.

I think the girls are the perfect mix of their parents but still have their own personalities, and you've captured both Draco and Hermione beautifully. I like the flashbacks very much, as I'm very curious about what drove the two of them apart. I also like the fact that most of the story is set at Hogwarts, it's the percect place for fanfics (and I love Hogwarts).

Anyway, this story is delightful to read, and I hope there'll be an update up soon!
Love from Norway.

Author's Response: Update posted! I'm sorry for not replying immediately to this wonderful review, Celinda, but I was so ashamed of not updating, so I waited, even though that was torture. Reviews like this makes author want to squee and gush and just generally be noisy you should be thankful you're far, far away from me. Hee. *hugs* Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked Abduction, too. Here's the update. I look forward to seeing what you think about it when you have the time. ;)

 

Arms of an Angel by Misdemeanor1331
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: Immediately after the Final Battle, Draco revisits Malfoy Mansion to mourn the family he's lost and the woman he loved. Song-fic to Sarah McLachlan's "In the Arms of an Angel."

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 1036 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/30/08 Updated: 08/01/08


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 02/28/11 Title: Chapter 1: Arms of an Angel

How beautifully sad! I listened to the song while reading this, it was totally heartbreaking.

Author's Response: Thank you!!

 

The Resilient by Misdemeanor1331
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 690]

Summary: Past Featured StorySequel to "An Aversion to Change."

It's Voldemort's world now: a world of corruption, betrayal, greed, and violence. A world of evil thoughts and evil deeds, where no one can be trusted, especially those closest to you.

But through it all, there must be strength. There must exist those who will stand up to totalitarian rule, who will say no when others submit, who must survive despite their condition. There must exist the resilient.

Eventual Draco/Hermione with plenty of plot. Very dark, so read at your own risk!

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Mild Profanity, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 122787 Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/13/09 Updated: 05/18/11


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 04/27/11 Title: Chapter 25: The Resilient

Nooooooo! My heart is breaking, how could you do this to me? I understand it, I get it, but I don't want it! Is this really, truly the end?
It's so understandable, so ingeniously right, so beautifully written, yet I long for another ending. That last sentence is just so heartbreaking. I guess I should have seen it coming, this is how it has to be, but I just always have too much faith in the happy ending. I'm naive to sit and wait for it, it probably wouldn't work anyway, but what could I do? I'm a sucker for happy endings, but I'm also a sucker for insanely well written stories like this one, too. And even though I'm begging for it to not be this way, somehow, deep inside I also love the unhappy, tragic, heartbreaking end.
I must say I loved the animagus moment, though. It was like a little piece of peace and light in between all the darkness. I have been waiting for you to take out the animagus part for quite a while. I wished Hermione could escape from Azkaban like Sirius did it, as an animagus, or that Hermione and Draco could run away together as wolf and fox. Obviously, that would have been too easy, and in your story it seems like you need a wand to change into your animagus form.
Anyhow, I loved this story. And if this is the end (I fear it is but I don't want it to be) I must thank you for being such an awesome writer. Your writing really is magic. Love it

Author's Response: First, no: it's not the end. There's still the epilogue to write and post, which I might have to split into two chapters because of its length. We'll see. And I'm a sucker for happy endings too. But at this stage in their lives, neither of them can forget (or forgive) what's happened. I'm glad you liked the Animagus moment. I've been waiting for an opportunity to bring it back up, and this seemed perfect. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!!

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 03/30/11 Title: Chapter 23: The Human Condition

This is so brilliant! I need more!
I had almost lost track of the story, but once I started reading again I was as deep into it as ever before. There's just one thing I'm not sure I've gotten right about this. The Dark Lord wants to use the blood of Draco and Hermione's child, right? Or Just their blood?
Can't wait for the last parts, even though I know I'll be sad when it's over. But hey, I'll just read it over again! Love this too much for my own good.

Author's Response: He just needs their blood - no child required. Thank you for reading and reviewing; I'm glad you picked it up again!! :)

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 02/15/11 Title: Chapter 22: The Life of a Storm

I'm speechless. Your writing is horrifyingly engaging! I have just spent the last couple of days reading both An Aversion to Change and The Resilient whenever I was able to, and could hardly think of anything else! I've been reading on the bus, in bed, at school... (So much for paying attention in class).

Anyway, I guess I should have written a review earlier, but this is my first review ever, so I guess you can say I was a bit scared, and too excited about reading the next chapters to do it on any of the former ones. Also, I originally signed up for this site just so I could read it. But now I'm kind of addicted to the site.

I absolutely loved An Aversion to Change, especially the fact that the relationship between Draco and Hermione evolved so slowly. I hate it when dramione pairings rush everything and they suddenly love each other after a few paragraphs, that's not logical

Oh, and I also love how you capture Draco and Hermione's personalities perfectly. Towards the end of an Aversion to Change, I was getting suspicious against Draco, but I kind of denied it. And then he betrayed her! It was a brilliant twist of the story, still it broke my heart. I tried just reading the alternate ending without starting on the Resilient, but it just didn't seem right, so I had to go on, and I don't regret it. Even though it made me a bit frustrated at times I still loved it. And I still do, because even though it's dark and gory and everything seems hopeless at times, you still manage to make it beautiful. And the end of this chapter was great! I can't wait for the next one.
Thank you for being an awesome author and for writing this brilliant story!
And please excuse me if my English isn't as great, it's not my first language. Love from Norway.

Author's Response: This review was pretty much perfect in structure, grammar, and spelling, so bravo!! The "slow build" kind of relationship is what I love to read, so it's what I like write, simple as that. I'm so glad you've enjoyed both "Aversion" and "The Resilient" - I really appreciate you taking the time to read them. They aren't short! And thanks for the review as well! :D

 

Going Against Salazar's Grain by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: "Sometimes," said Dumbledore, "we sort too soon."





Originally writtten for TTB's ReSorting Challenge. Many, many thanks to Riham (padfoot_returns) for her wonderful work on this story. :D



This story won a 2011 QSQ for Best Alternate Universe in the one-shot category.



DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling, though everything you recognise belongs to her. AU because Dumbledore was a Gryffindor. ;)

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1189 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/11/10 Updated: 08/14/10


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 11/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow, this was amazing! I especially loved the ending, and you write Dumbledore's thoughts very in-character, in my opinion. I have nothing else to say, this was a great one-shot.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review! :) This story just won Best AU at the QSQs so I have been squeeing in general. Your review cheered me up even more.

 

Summary: Who said that all heroes had to be brave?
Who said that all heroes had to be bold?
Who said that all heroes should be Gryffindors?
Who said that all heroes want to be heroes?

Who said that Harry Potter was a hero?

Harry Potter has never thought himself to be an ordinary boy - and he is proven right when in the middle of the night an old woman and a large man come to speak with him.
This is the story of Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived, Slytherin snake.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 55247 Chapters: 11 Completed: No
Published:
12/07/10 Updated: 12/10/11


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 11/01/11 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Head of House

Finally! Been waiting a while for this chapter. I love how Snape seems very in-character, and I have nothing else to say than that this was great. Classes are starting up and things are happening! Wee. Cant wait for the next chapter, hope it will be up soon.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm glad you like this fic so far. It took a while, and a lot of referring back to the books to get Snape sounding Snape-ish. Believe it or not, the first time I started writing Snape's parts, he came across too harsh, then too soft. After Luna Lovegood, I think he's the hardest character to write. The next chapter will be posted as soon as I get it back from my beta - sorry I can't be a little more specific!

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Slytherin

I really love how all the Slytherins are watching out for each other! Combined with your wonderful descriptions of the common room it makes my Slytherin pride bubble up in my chest. I can't wait to read about the dormitories as well. It's true that Slytherin is the least liked house, so it only makes sense that they need to protect each other. I also think you did the storting really well, and I always thought Hermione should've been in Ravenclaw. Looking forward to see how their relationship to her will be as well, and hope there will be ĺ new chapter up soon!

Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm really glad you're liking this so far. If you're wanting dormitory descriptions, you're in luck, the start of Chapter Nine contains one - I even went so far as to draw it out so that I remember who sleeps where! The issue of Hermione should turn up in the next few chapters as well, so keep your eyes open! The next chapter will be posted as soon as I get it back from my beta, as I'm entirely sure there are a wealth of mistakes to be corrected! Thanks again for the review!

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 03/24/12 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Cerberus

Hey, where's the next chapter? Pleease keep writing this story... I love it so much!

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 09/27/11 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Consequences

This Harry is so mean! But i kind of understand him though (because of all the abuse). And so far, I like him better than the I'm-so-heroic-and-nobody-understands-me type. I just can't quite imagine Ron hitting a stranger like that, but he does have an awful temper. Anyway, this is an interesting fic! I've often wondered how things would have turned out if Harry hadn't turned Draco down in first year, and I like that you've turned the story backwards, with Harry and Draco eating sweets and Ron coming to offer his friendship instead. Over all, I like it! Hope the next part will be up soon.

Author's Response: Harry isn't really supposed to be mean here, he just doesn't know how to trust people... everybody he's ever known so far has let him down, and as you said that's mostly because of all of the abuse. I admit, I have made it worse that it is portrayed in canon, as I don't see the Dursley's taking half-measures. This story is written up to Chapter 12, Chapters 9 through 12 are with my beta, and Chapter 8 is on its way to being validated on this site, due to the most pedantic mod I've seen so far. With any luck it will be properly posted here in the next few days. Thank you for the review, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this so far!

 
Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 12/06/11 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - House Loyalties

Finally, a new chapter! Wonderful and captivating as always, can't wait for the next one. It's really great how you have an interesting twist to all the important events while at the same time weaving in your own plot, it makes the story very exciting.

Author's Response: Sorry about the delays in getting new chapters up, but it has been very important to me to get every chapter of this beta'd, and to make sure that they're all as perfect as I can write them. The next chapter has already been submitted, so will hopefully appear online in the next few days. I have to admit that most of the twists aren't extensively planned - my idea and plan for this fic was a believable Slytherin!Harry long-fic, and everything else stems from that. Obviously, as Harry is a Slytherin, he does things in a slightly different matter, so his own sub-plots sneak in. I'm glad you're enjoying this story so far, and thank you for the review!

 

The Other Potter by georgeisholey
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 185]

Summary: My name is Rose Evans. My parents were Lily and James Potter, and Harry Potter is my twin brother, though he didn't know. I was raised by Severus Snape. This is my story.

RECENTLY NOMINATED FOR 2011 QSQ BEST ALTERNATE UNIVERSE!! Thank you, grangergirl35!!

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 40897 Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/09/11 Updated: 06/21/11


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 09/30/11 Title: Chapter 17: Epilogue: Spinner's End

I'm not really impressed over this one. It didn't manage to pull me in like many other fanfics do, possibly because it's basically just a short version of the original books, told from a more boring view. Your characters are mind-readers and sometimes know things no one has told them. I'm sorry, but this fic did not satisfy me.

Author's Response: Ah, well... as Dumbledore says, "If you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time."

 

High by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 233]

Summary: Past Featured StoryScorpius Malfoy is the Seeker for Slytherin. Not only that, he's the best Seeker at Hogwarts, and it's his catches that win matches. But this year things are different; Albus Potter has switched to Chaser and the new Gryffindor Seeker is his annoying little sister.

This is the story of how one match and one missed catch can change your life.

This story was accidentally deleted, so is being resubmitted ... very very quickly.

SQUEEEEE! High won the Best Next Generation QSQ award. Thank you so much for the everyone who has helped, either by beta'ing or encouraging me.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I'm not sure who I am at the moment, but there must be some Arthur Weasley blood in me.

Thank you Natalie (hestiajones) for doing the vast majority of the beta work on this, and Apurva for work on the early chapters

Squish for Natalie, Jess, Kara and Bob for helping me sort this out.

Due to an archive hissy fit regarding any story with a rating about 3rd-5th, I have temporarily lowered the rating on this story. However, I have NOT changed the content. This story is still a 6th-7th. You click at your own risk.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 135569 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/04/11 Updated: 01/14/12


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 10/24/11 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 -Smitten as That

This is lovely! I like how Scorpius reminds me of Draco, while Lily is a fresh breath of air (a nice change from all the Dramione I read). I don't have time to write a longer review, because I have to get to the next part, so I'll just say great job!

Author's Response: Thank you. Scorpius is a bit like Draco, I agree, but he has a lot of Astoria in him as well. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story. ~Carole~

 

The Knitting Alternative by Misdemeanor1331
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Stuck in the Manor and bored nearly out of his mind, Draco Malfoy hatches a plan of questionable legality to acquire some company.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity

Word count: 6414 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/11 Updated: 10/20/11


Reviewer: Celinda Signed
Date: 10/20/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Haha, this is so lovely! Amazingly written, and so amusing! I laughed and smiled through the whole story. Thanks for making my day!

Author's Response: Thank YOU for making my day with this review!! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!

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