Summary: Post Hogwarts: Ron and Harry are sent to America for Auror training. Ron spends his last night in England with Hermione, and after returning two years later, he finds Hermione with a fifteen-month-old baby ...
Having reading this made me laugh, cry and be furious at Ron for being such a one-minded arse. I really, really like this story. You're on my list ;-) Also, I think it is rather fun that you called Ginny and Harrys son Sirius, when thats the "actual" boy's middle name. It was kinda obvious that it might come up, but stil ^^
Summary: A lonely figure walks down the street, long auburn hair trailing behind her in the blustery wind. She pulls a red wool coat snug around her, gloved hands tucked into pockets as she wanders the sidewalk, glancing up at the shop fronts. She is young, but her face is lined with sadness, as if searching for something she has lost. Her green eyes long for answers.
Across the way a young man stops and stares at the woman in the red coat, hardly daring to believe it might be her. And yet as she turns and walks back up the street, he knows it is, and his heart stops beating for a moment. He blinks, just to see if she will disappear from his life once more, like she did over a year ago.
My lip was trembling through this entire chapter. I so, so, so, so and million more so hope that this has a happy ending!
Oh joy! *wiping away tears of happiness* I was expecting professor Dumbledore to have some kind of explanation and somehow magically(lol) cure her. I feel genuinely sad for Lily losing her memories, but yay! That it would turn out like this. Your James is wonderful.
Summary: "Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory." ***
The night Cedric died, four people reacted in very different ways. Here are their stories.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt # 3 - Trio Era.
IT WON ITS SECTION _ YAY!!!!!!
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt I could write anything as moving as Cedric's death.
A HUGE thank you to Natalie (hestiajones) and Gina (gmariam) who have beta'd this into submission. This really would not have made it without their help.
** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Nominated for two QSQ's in Dark/Angsty and Best General Story in 2011. Thank you very much.
Your expert penwork left me in tears. Never before have I enjoyed a dark/angsty so much. I thank you for submitting this and letting the world come to knowledge of Pomona's abandoned faith, Seamus' helplessness, Theo's forbidden sorrow and Hagrid's guilt.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review. This story is one of my personal favourites although it took a fair bit out of me- especially the Hagrid part. I really appreciate your words. ~Carole~
He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!
I have been checking my email daily for ANY updates on Mugglenet, and when I finally got the message that this was out, I actually did a little happy-dance and squealed.
Please make this your fulltime job. I'll be more than happy to walk around the streets collecting for you ^_~
On the contrary, I find long stories with lots of details where you really get under the skin of the characters among the best ones. It's not all plot, ye ken!
This story is a brilliant version of how James and Lily ended up together, and I especially love the way that they are portrayed as both vulnerable and somewhat feisty, and very like each other!
Good job, Gmariam! Keep it up!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you are enjoying this. I don't know about brilliant, but I was definitely going for vulnerable, as well as stubborn and scared and proud - and very much alike. So hopefully they'll figure that out, lol. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
“Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13
Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much more…
This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemort’s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.
Oooooh, the tension! ^^
No, I love your portrayal of Tom, and Lydia is quite possibly the best OC I have ever heard of. Congratulations on avoiding Sue-ism so perfectly.
Another thing that has really caught my eye with this story is the way the characters talk to each other - their slightly slower, more formal way of talking makes an incredible atmosphere. Also, you have a wonderful imagination; how on earth did you come up with the dancing in the flames? I can't thank you enough for those mental images.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I love writing Lydia and it's actually a relief that you don't see her as Mary-Sue. I find it difficult to keep her flawed enough to be realistic while keeping her gifted enough to maintain Tom's interest. As for the fire dance... I can't be positive but I think that was a by-product of a line from one of the early episodes of Heroes (which I only discovered over the summer). Claire Bennet says something along the lines of "I walked through fire and wasn't burned." I was really struck at the time that Lydia is 'playing with fire' by remaining close to Tom and that she had yet to be burned so I think that's where the idea came from. It's hard to say for sure because this particular chapter was first drafted a while ago.
Thanks again for your review, Hypatia
Finally, this story was updated. Thank you for that! I found this chapter wellwritten, detailed, although somewhat... plotless. I must've missed the climax(of this chapter). But as a filler-chapter this is brilliant!
Author's Response: Not to worry: you didn't miss the climax! I wouldn't exactly call this chapter 'filler', maybe 'builder'. The events that transpired in this chapter are ones which Voldemort will consider of significance when he reflects on his relationship with Lydia years later. Also, Lydia's Patronus being an eagle is of more significance that her being in Ravenclaw: according to animal symbolism (or at least the webpage that I was consulting) the eagle "retrieves lost soul parts".
As for the slowing of updates: I apologize but there's not a lot I can do about it. I now work a LOT more hours than I previously did. Thanks for your review! :)
There's something Lily's been waiting to hear since Harry said his first word.
Written in anticipation for Deathly Hallows, part two.
Nominated for the 2011 Best Dark/Angsty QSQ. Thank you, Maple!
Why, why, why did I read this? I didn't want to cry that much right now!
I think this might be one of the stories that makes you shed a tear every single time you read it, even though you know hows its going to end.
Author's Response: I'm sorry to have upset you so much. D:
Response to my earlier review:
No, definately don't be. It was an excellent story, and you should be proud that you can bring forth that many emotions ^^
Author's Response: Oh, good, I'm glad I didn't ruin your day, or something. Thank you!
Summary: Scorpius 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.
How I envy you being able to writ something like this. I loved the description of Bill's and Fleur's wedding in the books, and getting another one here was perhaps my favorite part of this entire story.
Also the brief mentioning of "Apple-Queen" had me smiling, remembering the very beginning of this story. I can't believe it is over, and I will have to be VERY careful to not consider this canon. Good job, Carole - you should have won a prize for this.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I have to admit that Bill and Fleur's wedding was on my mind as I wrote this chapter - mainly because I loved the way Molly made everyone work so hard - hee hee.I did actually win the Best Next Gen Quick Silver Quill award for High which I was incredibly pleased about as I have adored writing this story and setting some of my head canon on the boards.
Thank you once again. It is much appreciated. ~Carole~
Man, I never would have thought it would be possible for me to hate Narcissa like that. I always knew Lucius was sort of sick, but her as well? Wow. You are a great writer and even though you might be sad about it ending so soon, I cant wait too see how it ends! Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Yeah, Narcissa is horrible, but she's been brought up a certain way and thinks Scorpius should just knuckle down. Plus she's guarding her husband's memory. She did love him, after all. Thanks again ~Carole~
Summary: Salazar has never hesitated to do whatever is necessary to achieve an end, but he starts to question his own wisdom when a plan to put Godric out of his lovesick misery goes awry. At least, he tells himself, neither Helga nor Godric will ever know the full story.
Nominated for Best General Story in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills Awards
I liked this story, although the fact that Slytherin would fall for Hufflepuff and vice versa seems unlikely to me.
You writing style is a teensy bit oldfashioned(I don't know if this was intended for the story or not), which adds a great atmosphere to the story - after all, it all happened more than a thousand years ago, right? XD
Oh, and you have great descriptions - you manage to walk the golden path between simple and flowery perfectly!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. Admittedly Salazar/Helga is less easy than, say, Ravenclaw/Slytherin (except Rowena married someone else), but Helga's the most understanding of the lot, I think, and might be able to see past their differences. Honestly, though, I have no defined OTP; I just like playing with it. Glad you enjoyed despite your uncertainty about the pairing :D
Summary: At the age of five, Dean Thomas experienced his best Christmas, made memorable by the man who would become his stepfather. Twelve years later, he is bereft of his family with only a handful of near-strangers to keep him company. Will he find any Christmas cheer?
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my story for the Great Halliday Challenge - prompt 2 Christmas at Ground Zero.
I am not JK Rowling. She is sublime; I merely beg crumbs from her fanfiction table.
Excellent! Pure wonderfulness!
Not only is the story wellwritten and very detailed(as always), but just the IDEA of describing a Christmas on the run is - well, excellent!
You really get under the skin of the characters, always described with amazing details that even though they are not "in plain sight", are impossible to miss. I was sitting with glistening eyes through the whole thing.
I bow to thee, queen of Potter-fanfiction, and wish you a merry Christmas and happy New year!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for this review. To tell you the truth I thought this was too dull for people, but I wanted to show the monotony of their life on the run and also how it was the little things they missed the most and also how the little things they had made all the difference.
Your review made all the difference to me today, thanks again.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year, too. ~Carole~