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Well, I suppose that since I have my first few stories up on the boards, it would be good to create a bio. I am a crazy thirteen-year-old girl with a weird family, weird friends, and EXTREMELY weird imagination. I have been in love with the Harry Potter series for a bit more than two years now (I discovered it the day after Christmas when I was ten years old, about to turn eleven).

My first story on these archives is called Fighting For the Cause. It's about two completely different characters who have the typical Gryffindor-Slytherin hate-and-look-down-on-each-other sort of relationship until the Death Eaters take over Hogwarts. But you'll have to read it to find out more!

The Hungarian Horntail, my first poem, is about...well, you tell me. ;)

Mother Dearest is about Hannah Abbott and her mother. It was a big challenge for me, but hopefully it paid off....

My most recent story is Where They Can't Follow. I am especially proud of this one, and I'm trying extra hard to write it! It's my first Next-Gen story (focusing on Lily Luna Potter) and is a far cry from my original headcanon after reading the Epilogue, but I think that I like it better this way.

Anyways, I am working on a BUNCH of stories just for fun right now that I might post later on. Some of the featured characters include Voldemort, Narcissa Malfoy, and Teddy Lupin...although they aren't in the same story, but rather three different ones! I'll keep you posted about when I'm ready to submit them.

Well, enough of my blabbering! Why don't you go on ahead and scroll down to check out my published works?

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Much More Than A Game by Hypatia

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 87 Reviews
“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.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 05/19/12 Title: Chapter 22: Balance of Power

Aww! I love this pairing. You are amazing! Keep it up! :D

Author's Response: Thank you and will do! :)

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 03/23/12 Title: Chapter 19: Hopeless

I must admit that I squealed rather loudly when I saw that the newest chapter of this story had finally been posted. I love your writing, and I love this story. I smiled when I read about Lord Voldemort reading The Ugly Duckling, and I thought that the note from Lydia to Tom was a nice touch.

Author's Response: It's probably the same sound I make when I see new reviews! I'm really glad you're enjoying it. I was worried that The Ugly Duckling was pushing the envelope, so it's a bit of a relief to know that it came off okay.

Thank you for reviewing,

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 09/01/12 Title: Chapter 26: Queen Sacrifice

This is heartbreakingly sad, and I am eagerly awaiting the next chapter :)

Author's Response: Awww! Thank you! :) The next chapter is already drafted so, hopefully, it won't be a long wait.

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 03/13/12 Title: Chapter 18: Vows

This ruly an amazing story. It is both well written and accurate to Tom Riddle's character even when depicting him as a lovesick teenager. I finished the first 18 chapters in two days and eagerly await chapter nineteen. This is probably the best story that I've ever read on this website and I urge you to keep writing!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I will definitely keep writing, but I expect it will be a little while before Chapter 19 is ready, hopefully within a week.

Thank you again for your lovely review,

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 08/19/12 Title: Chapter 25: Waking the Dragon

Oh my gosh...this was absolutely heartbreaking. Tom's reaction was believable and in character...I nearly cried when I read that part! :( Well done! ~Julie

Author's Response: Thank you! :) I tend to worry about Tom slipping out of character, so it's a relief to know that he seemed believable.

Thanks again,

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 09/29/12 Title: Chapter 29: Epilogue

I can't believe it's over! :'( I love this ending, you did a great job. I am really going to miss reading this. In the last line, I noticed something--"a girl with amethyst eyes who could speak to snakes"--that led me to believe that Hestia was actually Tom's daughter instead of Hadrian's. Is that true or am I just misinterpreting it?

Great job. I loved every second of it.

Author's Response: I can't believe it's over either! And yes, you are entirely correct: Hestia is the illegitimate daughter of Tom (from Chapter 26). He never realised but Lydia suspected for some time after Hestia was born. When she discovered that Hestia was a Parselmouth, she was certain. Of course, she had been trying to contact Tom for years (but the owls kept returning with her letters) and when she found Hestia playing with the locket and realised it was a Horcrux, she no longer wanted Tom to find out. Hestia had no idea that Hadrian wasn't her biological father and if Hadrian suspected, he never so much as hinted at it to anyone.

So yeah... perhaps there will be a sequel some day since the Dark Lord's daughter joined the Order of the Phoenix... :)

Thank you so much for your many reviews,

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 05/23/12 Title: Chapter 1: First Impressions

Even though I love this story, I can't exactly say that I fell in love with this particular chapter. I found the name Valkyrie quite clever for a thestral--valkyrie are warrior women who escort dying souls away from the battlefield, if I remember correctly. Keep it up!

Author's Response: I completely agree that Dark Side of the Moon isn't a 'feel good' chapter. I'm glad you like the name Valkyrie (and you are remembering correctly about the name's origin). I thought it went nicely with Tom's (fictional pet) snake. :)


Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 09/17/12 Title: Chapter 27: Terrible But Great

I am so angry at Tom! As usual you have captured him perfectly, and he now seems to have no qualms about killing. There were so many deaths in this chapter...

I love all of the different cultures in this chapter! Chinese, Haitan, Greek, Egyptian...all of it perfect!

I can't wait to read more!

Ps: The answer is heart, correct?

Author's Response: Thank you very much! :D I always love to hear that Tom's in character!

You're right about the answer to the riddle. Apparently the ancient Egyptians thought of the soul as having different parts: Ren (the name), Ka (vital spark), Sheut (the shadow), Ba (this would match up most to what we call a soul) and Ib (the heart). Anyway, I thought it would make an interesting problem for when Horcruxes are being created since part of the danger would be that the person might accidentally confer all of one of these 'sections' of their soul into their Horcrux.

Thank you for your review,

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Date: 04/07/12 Title: Chapter 20: The Blind Seer

I feel so badly for Tom! I wish that he could have had a happy ending, but I guess that he just made the wrong choices and let his notorious Slytherin ambition get in the way of what seemed to truly be the most important to him.....

Author's Response: I was surprised at how badly I feel for Tom as I write this, though a lot more of my sympathy goes to Lydia. I suppose the only thing that really stops him from reaching his happy ending is that while he was able to put Lydia before so many others, he still always put himself first.

Thanks for reviewing,

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Date: 06/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: First Impressions

Tom can be a real idiot. He spends all of those months pining over Lydia just to make her angry again over something stupid. Aside from Lord Voldemort's stupidity (which is his own fault), brilliant chapter. I loved the Tobias Snape and Eileen part, as well as the part with the Bloody Baron. Good work!

Author's Response: Thank you! And I agree, Tom is an idiot when it comes to relationships, but then again this is the first one he's had that really mattered to him. While other people learned how to cultivate various relationships since they were quite young, Tom's starting in his early twenties which would probably cause him to act in ways that the rest of us would consider immature or foolish. I'm really glad you enjoyed the scenes with the sketches. :)

Thanks for reviewing,

Heiress of Evil by voldiexx

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 15 Reviews
Summary: Whew, those thirteen years were nasty, but Voldemort's back and better than ever. He's got plenty to do, consolidating a power base, punishing traitors, and not letting the haters get him down, but he's spared some time to look over the custody agreement he signed fourteen years ago...

Annabel Curry wanted to spend the summer getting a tan, perfecting her Cheering Charms, and ensnaring Terry Boot. Instead, she's spending it with her dad the mass murderer and his unshaven goons. Oh yeah, and the shower doesn't work, AND NO ONE BUT HER SEEMS TO CARE.

First dates. Sparkly nail polish. Magical plumbing fiascos. Some heartwarming father-daughter moments. And some not-so-heartwarming ones.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 01/29/12 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

This is truly amazing! I loved when Voldemort was driving, but I also liked when the Dursleys were trying to get Voldemort to take Harry! Please continue!

High by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 235 Reviews Past Featured Story
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.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/08/12 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 -The Same Sweet Steps

I once mentioned on the Boards that I was a strong Scrose supporter and only slightly swayed by this story...now that I've finished it, I retract this statement. You're a really great writer and I LOVED how this turned out. A few things were left open for debate at the end, which I really like. The characters were great, the plot was strong, and it was absolutely perfect. *sighs* Fine...I've been converted!

Author's Response: The open for debate might be answered in Stars or Carousels (depends what you need answered) or else the sequel I'm planning and hope to have written for GH challenge. Trouble is, these things always spiral out of my control. Hee - I was only teasing on the boards. I'd never be precious enough to deny other ships (apart from Snapanyone). And I have read some fabulous Scugos. Thank you very much for the compliments and I am pleased you enjoyed the story :D ~Carole~

Stormy Skies by voldiegirl

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
As the granddaughter of Sirius Black and Celeste Lovegood, Nimbus is used to the fame the name brings. However, being the only Ravenclaw in the family and being related to almost every great guy at Hogwarts is more annoying than her twin brothers.

When her abilities as a Seer give her an interesting glimpse at the past, she begins to question everything as she discovers a conspiracy and the history of a certain third-floor corridor, along with a romance that is forbidden in her eyes.

*This is the third part of The Secret Life of Scarlet Black series, but can be read alone.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 12/26/12 Title: Chapter 15: Worth a Thousand Words

Dangit Teddy! I did not expect this from him! Anyways, I hate Cooper. He's stupid. Septimus and Sirius are my favorite characters, and I thought that Sirius must have felt very awkward being in the closet the entire time! :P

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 12/10/12 Title: Chapter 2: Serendipity

I don't usually like AU, but I can already tell that I love this story! It seems fairly lighthearted so far, but I just started it so I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens :)

Centuries by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 41 Reviews
Harry and Ginny reach their centuries. Life after one hundred years in ten one-hundred word scenes.

Nominated for: Best Canon Romance (One-shot) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/23/12 Title: Chapter 1: Centuries

This actually made me cry a little bit. The part where Ginny said he'd be waiting for her was very sad. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks. This story was always going to be sad. -N-

Second Guesses by Acacia Carter

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 57 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Neville has got quite enough to be getting on with already, thank you very much, and this... situation with Luna is not making things any easier.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 03/02/12 Title: Chapter 18: And Then?

Wow. I started reading this when the first chapter came out. I followed it all the way through, looking for it before any other stories that I was currently waiting on the next chapter for. It's really well written and I've loved it all the way. The characters were believable and likeable. I loved the ending--great job!

Author's Response: I am incredibly flattered and touched that you've been reading this since the beginning, and followed it so closely. This has made my day. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for the wonderful review.

Remember the Slytherins by iLuna17

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 71 Reviews
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.

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 09/22/12 Title: Chapter 14: Hunter and Prey

Ohmygoshthatwasreallyscary. I hate Justin. At first I was laughing because of the crack about putting snakes in James Potter's bed and I thought that Lucas and Beth were cute (mini Scorose!) but I quickly stopped smiling.

This is a very dark chapter and I am on the edge of my seat, so please update soon!

Author's Response: Yeah ... that has the potential to be scarring. Justin is an evil, sadistic, just screwed up person. I have an odd sense of humor, and it's used a lot to lighten these type of things. And Lucas and Beth ... :'(. The next chapter is probably one of my favorite chapters I've ever written. :) Thank you so much for reading, and reviewing!


Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 10/16/12 Title: Chapter 15: And miles to go before I sleep.

Al to the rescue! :D that's a real cliffhanger ;) Update soon, I'm really excited to read the rest of this!

Author's Response: Who says Nick wasn't hallucinating, hmm? :) You can never know ... I'm glad you liked it, though. Thanks for the review!


Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 04/17/12 Title: Chapter 5: Of Impromptu Defiance and Quidditch Tryouts

That was bloody fantastic! It was realistic and without any Mary Sue-ishness! Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! Next chapter should be in soon(ish)! Glad you liked it. :)


Never The Same by foreverandalways14

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 14 Reviews
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.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 02/23/12 Title: Chapter 1: Albus

This is really good, and I already like Albus, Scorpius, and James--they seem the most real so far. I would, however, like to point out that if Lily is in third year then Albus should be a fifth year instead of a fourth year as he is two years older than her. Otherwise, great job!

Author's Response: see, i wasn't sure about that. I tried looking around for the age differences but couldn' find it, so I just went with what I have. :O But yeah. Thanks! :)