I really, really, really love this story! I know it seems unlikely, but please write more - you did very well in creating a beautiful tone.
I really enjoyed the first three chapters, are you planning to continue? If not, you should! I think it will be really interesting to see how Tom turns out, he is also one of my favourite HP characters. I think you have created the perfect character voice for Ginny, PLEASE update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am definitely planning to continue... I'm sorry I have not done so earlier. I lose track of where I have updated this story and where I have not. I hope you'll keep reading and I'll do Tom and Ginny justice!
“You and I, we'll be young forever!” *
After a long, interesting, sweltering summer the Marauders are back for their sixth year, and they feel as though their teenage lives have only just begun.
James has been pursuing Lily for years, and he sure as hell isn't going to give up now. Sirius might actually be falling in love (though of course that can't be possible, can it?), and Remus is struggling with problems in his own family. Meanwhile, Peter has to decide how much worth he can put on friends who he will never live up to. And then there's Lily Evans, a girl who's starting to fall for the very man she swore not to. Diana McKinnon, her best friend, keeps finding herself staring at a certain grey-eyed Gryffindor, even though every piece of logic she has tells her that he's trouble.
But even though there's the looming danger of NEWTs, pranks, oily Slytherins, and physical education, a much bigger problem has presented itself. The Marauders' sixteen-year-old world isn't the safe place it used to be. There are rumors of danger and dark magic throughout the school, and of a powerful dark wizard named Voldemort. The Gryffindor sixth years have to decide where their true allegiances lie and how much they are willing to sacrifice for a war that seems impossible to win.
*Title and quote taken from the lyrics of Katy Perry's summer hit Teenage Dream.
Note 3/26: Ok guys so I know that I haven't updated in forever, but I promise I'll finish the story! I'm struggling with some stuff, but hang in there, I haven't forgotten.
Lots and lots and lots of love, Olivia
I sincerely hope that you will be writing more to this story! You have a 'Sirius' talent! - See what I did there! XD
Author's Response: Hey, thanks! :) Hmm... Chapter Nine... yeah this might be a while. I'll try to get it done, though! ~Olivia
Barty Crouch Jr. and Regulus Black; two boys with different expectations thrust upon them.
This is the story of how their paths cross, merge and then divide, leading towards two different endings; one tragic, one heroic.
"The Death Eaters, I want to join." I stared at him. His blue eyes were steady, his mouth set. He looked resolute. He had thought this over.
And then I got it. I finally got Sirius.
Nominated for Best Dark/Angsty Story in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills and for Best Marauder Era in 2012. Thank you so much!
Really well written, it captures both of the boys' feelings perfectly! Please continue writing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! The next chapter is on its way...
Please, please, please tell me there is more in store! I think you have captured the characters really well, and can't wait to read more!
This story is so amazing! I can't actually believe that I want things to work out for Tom!! Please continue writing, you have a real talent!
Author's Response: I was surprised at how much I wanted things to work out for them too. I had originally meant for their relationship to have deteriorated earlier in, but keep wanting to give them just a few more moments of happiness. I don't think I'm giving anything away in saying that ultimately, the relationship of Tom and Lydia will not have a happy ending; we all know what Tom becomes and that Lydia isn't in the picture when Harry Potter meets him. That being said, part of me really wants to keep them together and explore where that would have taken them. Would there have been a Dark Lord and Dark Lady? Would Lydia have been able to redeem Tom? I think I mentioned in response to a review several chapters ago that Lydia's Patronus being an eagle was actually because in animal symbolism, the eagle can retrieve lost soul parts, which is because I figured if anyone could ever have had a chance of helping Tom reassamble his fragmented soul, it was her. (Huh... I might have to write an AU one-shot once this is complete.)
Thank you for reviewing!
I am really enjoying your story, please continue to write more- I'm hooked!
I love the complete change in Draco's character it captures his fall from grace perfectly, please continue this story, I am curious to see what happens next!