Summary: The last unwritten chapter of Deathly Hallows, tying up loose ends. Here it is: not as good as Rowling would have written it, but a softer ending all the same.
This is a really lovely ending, it's bittersweet and flows really well with the book. A nice touch with Petunia at the end, it added depth to the character, I loved it!
This is a really lovely ending, it's bittersweet and flows really well with the book. A nice touch with Petunia at the end, it added depth to the character, I loved it!
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.
Wow. Just wow. You have this ability to create characters that are believable and honest, I love your writing style and I guess all I can say is that I'm going to miss Scorpius and Lily! Spin-offs please!
Author's Response: Thank youuuu. I seem to be on a Next Gen kick at the moment, so you can expect some more coming up. I really should get back to other chaptered fics, but Next Gen is drawing me in. ~Carole~
Summary: Lying to myself, lying to my friends, lying to Remus, to Sev . . . to James. I couldn't do it anymore. I had to suck it up . . . and fall in love.
In the midst of a war, Lily Evans, consumed by fear for her small family and her own identity as "Muggleborn", finds herself turning to the least likely person for protection and companionship - James Potter. This is yet another story of that fateful seventh year, when two people came together, and gave birth to a saga.
I hope you'll update this soon, I love it. Just the right amount of romance, it cheers me up to read it. Lily is perfect, she isn't pious and cliched like in so many stories, i like the fact that you've made her that bit more edgy and 'cool'.
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with “The List.” The ten people still wanted for their part in the Battle of Hogwarts. Their capture is essential. It will bring closure to the events of the past few years. Harry has set himself a target. He wants to see “The Last Death Eater” and the other nine captured before the second Anniversary of the battle. His attempts to meet his target will bring heartbreak, danger, pain, and a lifechanging injury for one former DA member.
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
I love how you constantly add further elements to this story!
Susan as a character is fascinating, particularly her relationship with Lavender. Their dynamic is so interesting, as their so different yet really work as friends.
It was interesting to see a completely Harry-free chapter, not only did it allow you to develop characters like Susan more, but also made what they found in the flat somehow more interesting.
Looking forward to your next update :)
Thanks for the review.
As the story approaches its end, a move sideways. The Lavender/Susan team lets me have a lot of fun.
the next chapter may be entirely Harry-free too. It's certainly looking that way. After that, however, there will be a lot of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione, and ither stuff.
Summary: Over the course of eight chapters, this story will capture fragments of Teddy Lupin’s early life, where Harry tells him about his parents and tries to help him understand who they were and why they died.
Final chapter is up!!!
This has made me cry so much, you really do have a way with words, it's so simple yet so powerful...
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I am really glad you liked it. Sorry I made you cry, but that kinda was my aim, so while I am sorry I made you cry, I am kinda happy I did too! Thanks so much for the review, I really appreciate it, next chapter will be up soon hopefully :)
Summary: There is a thin line between love and hate. There is an even thinner line between Gryffindor and Slytherin; the willingness to do anything to achieve their goals. Gryffindors cannot see the big picture, and if they come to a decision to choose between the greater good and their loved ones or himself, they would sacrifice the world for their friends.
Slytherins are different. We know the value of sacrifice, but there is something else that separates us from those who wear red and gold. We will fight as hard as we can, in any way possible, even if it may be seen as unjustified or morally wrong. Gryffindors let their consciences get in the way of the greater goal. We don’t, but no one believes that we can fight for the right cause. They remember us as the evil, idiotic, or simply power hungry. They don’t remember us for what we are; who we are. We’re here to change that.
They will remember us, and they will remember us as those who fought all prejudice and cruelty simply because were were done with it. They will remember us, and the next time they think of a phoenix rising from the ashes they will remember this phrase:
Remember the Slytherins.
Nominated in the 2012 QSQ Awards - Next Gen/OC for Nick.
I realised a couple of hours ago that I hadn't actually read this yet, and decided to as a matter of urgency!
Wow. The treatment Nick has received, particularly from the Ministry, makes me so angry. I know quite a bit about the care system and thought you portrayed it accurately procedure wise (though for sanity's sake I'd like to believe no-one is treated quite as appallingly as Nick).
This has completely drawn me in, I've never been one to believe Albus was sorted into Slytherin, but I'm now converted!
The entire complex world you've created flows perfectly, and simultaneously makes me laugh and cry.
Your fellow Slytherin,
Author's Response: Fenelllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Thank you so much for the review! Yeah, Nick has it kind of (VERY) rough. This spawned from me twisting our house standing in the cup right now .... but I'm really glad you like it. I'm also glad I'm getting it right, because it *is* a sensitive topic and such. I'm so glad you like it .... and keep reading! :)
I'm crying, and you'd better post the next chapter soon or I can't be held responsible for my actions! I love your writing so much, and Nick is so human to me, she can't die. I won't let her ;)
Author's Response: I'm having Lily look over the next two chapters, but they should be up soon! I was at camp ...
Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you like Nick. I"ve had so much angst about her; I sometimes think it's too much. Thank you so much, Fenella!
Oooh this was an emotional one. The development of Albus and Piper's relationship was lovely to see, even if the circumstances surrounding it make me want to cry/scream/hit something (that's a good thing!). I hope Nick's okay, and I hope that whatever it is the Slytherins are planning works, I'm sure it's going to be epic. I'm sorry this hasn't been a very constructive review, but I'm really enjoying this Ellie and your characterisation and plot building skills are flawless. Update soon, pretty please? :D
Author's Response: Fenellaaaa. <3
This was honestly one of the hardest chapters to write, because of the emotion and trying to avoid writing a blowout before I want one. I gave the Albus/Piper development as a bit of hope, and this half of the story will be a stark parallel to the first half. :/ A hit of darkness to a hint of light. I'm glad, in my sadistic writer way, that you're so involved with the story, and believe me, I wanted to do those same things when writing it. I can't say much about Nick, but the Slytherins always surprise. :) Thank you so much for the lovely review, and the next chapter will be up once I write it.
Oooh intriguing chapter!
I actually live in the New Forest so that made me smile :)
I had to re-read this in order to get my head around exactly what was going on, though I hope that will be further explained in the next chapter. Oh and the dog-thing was sufficiently creepy!
Author's Response: Hehe. :) It took a lot of googling and Harry Potter wiki-ing to make this chapter plausible. I know it was a little scattered, but that was mostly because Nick was slowly developing hypothermia. I knew the hellhound bit was coming for about half a year- I"m glad it had the right effect! Thank you so much for the review, Fenella, and I"m glad you liked it!
Summary: Albus and Lily Potter, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, and Thomas and Alaina Longbottom spend most of their time at Hogwarts together. But when an evil plot is unveiled within the depths of the ancient school, they all may be torn apart as their bonds are tested and they're cast from their irregular regular lives.
I love this so much, I can't wait to find out what on earth is going on! I'm completely clueless! I think I may have already reviewed this, but I just wanted to say that I really love your characterisation, and for me the relationship between Rose and Scorpius is the driving force in this, new chapter soon please!!
Author's Response: hi! yes, you have reviewed already, but I really appreciate multiple feedbacks from readers so I know that I'm keeping up ;) I don't know right now how many of my chapters are on here - I submitted chapter 7 but I don't know if it's been accepted, I haven't checked. But I will tell you that the story is very far along right now in my computer, I've reached chapter nine I think it was? And it gets kind of freaking insane. Not gonna lie. Zabini comes in, but there's also a loooot of tension between scorpius and rose. =3 and maybe not the best kind? But no more spoilers <3 Thanks again!
I love the mystery so far, and the romantic tension between Rose and Scorpius is really well handled, with a beautiful simplicity. I hope a new chapter will be up soon, I'm very intrigued!
Author's Response: Hey there! I actually just submitted a new chapter; it's not a whole lot, but the next is currently in the works. I'm really glad you like it! :)
It’s New Year’s Eve, and it’s the Potters’ turn to host this year’s party. Lily Luna Potter, however, has no idea that they are trying to set her up with a certain someone, despite the fact that Lily already has that certain someone, though her family doesn't know that...
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw, writing for the Great Hall-iday Challenge 2011, Prompt Three -- Operation: Mistletoe.
This is a beautifully written piece, with real emotional depth, and in my mind you broached what could have been a controversial topic with real emotion and feeling, leaving me truly hoping their family can accept them... well done!
Author's Response: Hello :) I'm so glad you enjoyed this. To be honest with you, it was the first thing I had written in more than months, literally, that I actually was sort-of proud of. (That doesn't make much sense given I wrote it in about three hours, whereas most of my other works I've had to slave over for weeks or even months and they turn out crappy anyway...) It is a controversial topic, I agree, but it is also a topic close to home for me. Therefore, I'm flattered and pleased that you liked it, and that you thought I handled the issue well, because above all, I wanted to at least be able to do that -- the fact that you thought it beautiful is just the icing on the cake :) Thank you very much for your review, and look out of a sequel very soon! ~Soraya~
Summary: Finally, Ron and Hermione are together. The war has passed and the time to go back to Hogwarts for the last time is near. But before they go back, they share a few final secret moments together as they remember the memories that they had through the years.
This is really well written, the emotion and tenderness really shine through, but not in a cheesy way,but instead honest and thoroughly believable, I hope a second chapter will be up soon!
Summary: Aged sixteen, their parents were being relentlessly pursued by Voldemort and attempting to deliver the Wizarding World from an evil tyrant. They fought against far older and more experienced wizards to bring about their victory and create a safer world for their children; to give them the normal childhoods they were deprived of.
Aged sixteen, their children are fighting, but against themselves. They battle against their own self-destructive nature and their foreign, inexplicable feelings. They wrestle with the pressures of friendships, family, relationships and work. They fight to keep secrets buried and to keep their friendships once the secrets are revealed.
Whoever said 'normal' was easy?
Wow. Rose's chapter is my favourite yet, and I have to say I honestly didn't see that one coming!
I thought your characterisation of Rose was dead on, she's got the trademark Weasley fiery nature, but with her mother's brains and insecurities.
Can't wait for an update!
Summary: '...Benjy Fenwick, he copped it too, we only ever found bits of him ...'
At school Sirius knew Fenwick didn't like him. Following him around, or docking points, he was always in his face and trying to piss him off. Years later they are paired up on a mission for the Order. Can they overcome their mutual loathing and work together?
This is Equinox Chick from the Badger Sett writing her ... um ... seventh entry for the Inaugural Great Hall Cotillion. One more may kill me, but I shall give it a go.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. That should be obvious.
Thank you, Nat, for setting the pace and Alex for joining in. Our padded cells await us on March 1st.
The depth you managed to give a character who was given a mere few lines in the books really is remarkable, you made a dead man seem so alive, and it was nice to see someone, as Lily put it, 'who could cut both you and James down to size', yet on the same side. Sirius was perfect, another great fic from my favourite author on here! (Unabashed sucking up there!)
Author's Response: Thank you so much. That really is lovely to hear. This actually turned out rather different from how I'd initially envisaged. Benjy remained the same, but Sirius was a touch capricious. The Order members were all so brave in that first war - outnumbered and outmanoeuvred - they must have been so brave and strong. *sigh* Thanks again ~Carole~
Summary: The day after the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione ties up a few thousand loose ends. She and Ron have a much-needed bath. And the world resumes turning on its wobbly axis.
This was beautifully written, you managed to capture the tragedy of the situation with a beautiful simplicity, allowing for a realistic exploration of how a fractured family could even begin to recover from Fred's death, whilst at the same time exploring the depths of emotion between Ron and Hermione.
I loved it, will you be writing more?!
Sometimes, there is little else to hold onto except dreams and moments.
Because sometimes, when all else is lost, they are all we have left.
I owe infinite thanks to Alex/welshdevondragon, who took the time to beta and primp this story and is also just a wonderful person.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best General Story, along with Julia/theopaleye's fabulous fic Maps
This was beautiful, a really touching exploration of memory loss, you've left me desperate to know more!
Author's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review! I'm very glad you enjoyed it. I would promise to write a follow up, but I think part of the 'fun' with stories like these is not knowing :). xx Ariana
Summary: 'It takes a lot of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.'
One evening in his fifth year, James Potter learns that defying his best friend is the right things to do.
This story has been written in honour of James Potter's birthday.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, despite the spag bol. I'm also not Gina (gmariam) or Natalie (hestiajones) but both have spurred me on tonight.
Title is nicked from a Bowie song. I'm not him either.
This is beautifully written, as always. I got this real sense of foreboding from the final line, 'But as Sirius catches his arm, James shakes him off and leans on Peter instead', was this intentionally foreshadowing future events? I'm intrigued, though I could be reading too deep.
James really got a chance to step up here, and you've managed to make a complex plot into a fic that flows perfectly, and has a simplicity that leaves you able to reflect on the power of James' (and Sirius') actions that night.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. Well, that last line wasn't exactly foreshadowing, but the one before - about Peter being the safer bet - was although heavily ironic. I do see this as one of the turning points in the Marauders' friendship. Remus, for instance, might not be quite as placatory as he usually is once he recovers. Of course they make up, but this was a serious incident, and not just a prank.
Thanks again for the review. ~Carole~
Six months after the deaths of Louis Weasley’s immediate family, he is only just holding himself together, and it is with much reluctance that he attends the New Year’s Eve party at the Burrow. But an unexpected drunken kiss leads to things taking a turn for the worst, and Louis has to deal with the consequences.
Thank you to Jamie, Carole, Natalie and Jess for helping me figure out what name I should give to Lily’s owl, and especially Carole for telling me to go for a goddess’s name :) Oh, and thank you to Kara for helping me with the summary!
After reading Blood and Roses I remember being intrigued as to how Louis and Victoire would cope with the loss of their immediate family, and for me this really answered my questions.
Louis' self-deprecating nature was perfectly executed, and Lily was a perfect foil to him, because she was a brilliant combination of Ginny's brazen fieriness, and Harry's modest nature.
I loved them together, and I love your writing style, in fact the final line really spoke to me; 'Damn propriety and tradition and normality and everything else, he thought; she loved him, and he loved her. They could deal with everything else... in the morning.'
So simple yet so powerful!
Author's Response: Woot, first review!
Oh wow, thank you so much! I'm very flattered that you've seemed to like my writing enough to visit my author page more than once, and I'm so glad you chose to read this. Despite stealing a part of my soul (quite literally, lol) and making me almost die of angst, I do like bits of this story, particularly their first kiss.
I had quite a clear idea of how Louis was coping after the deaths in his family, so it's nice to know this story answered your questions. And yay, you understood Louis :) Hmmm, it's interesting you mention Lily, and I'm glad (as well as surprised) that you saw Ginny and Harry in her, but I see what you mean. I think Lily's fieriness was somewhat unintentional, lol, although it is rather reminiscient of Ginny, yes.
That was one line I liked. Yay to that! The thing is, this story isn't just about how Louis deals with his feelings towards Lily, but also his problems with relationships in general. The reason he was reluctant to jump into a relationship with Lily was only partly because she was his cousin -- the main cause for his hesitance was much more about his insecurities as a result of emotional baggage. By the way, the inspiration of this story is mostly after listening endlessly to Take Care by Drake and Rihanna (though I only really like the Florence + the Machine cover), specifically this line: "When you're ready, just say you're ready/When all the baggage just ain't as heavy". I had had real trouble with this story to begin with, as you can probably tell, but after listening to the song, I think it came a lot easier for me.
I've been rambling for far too long, so I shall shut up now. Thank you for the lovely review, and if you want to find out more about what happens post-Blood and Roses, I would recommend The Highway of Regret :) Ta again for reviewing!