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Right, I did as you suggested but I must say that I was more comfortable "hanging" after chapter 12 than after chapter 14 - GRRR! I don't know what Chris was expecting there? Beautiful description of his "view", anyway. Right, I know I shouldn't nag you for more chapters, I'd just like to let you know that you've got major mental support from Sweden. (And then there is always my crumple-horned snorkack that I could send after you if chapter 15 takes too long!) ;) Rock on.
Right, Bella, I'm up to date with your chapters on MNFF now, and I'm going to start by saying that I've really enjoyed your story so far (and I highly suspect I'm going to enjoy the rest of it, too). I love your writing and your descriptions are just spot on, not too little to give a weak imaginary world and not too much to disturb your story. You're really great at writing emotions and the various lovescenes, they're just right without being embarassing or cliché. The thing I personally like best is that you chose to write a post-Hogwarts, I've always liked them best because they let talanted authors (like yourself) stay true to the original characters and still play around with their own ideas. I especially like how you write Ron, he has indeed matured a bit but is still his stupid, sweet old self who doesn't think before he speaks. Nice dialouges as well. So, what can I say? I just wonder why the hell he actually did broke up with Hermione that day? Hm, I suppose the upcoming chapters will show. Now, I'm going to try and resist reading further chapters on other sites. :) All the best, /Fantasium
Author's Response: I'm so glad you are enjoying the story; your kind words really made my day a whole lot better (especially considering the day I've had.) Anyway, I would highly suggest to you, and all of my other readers, to try and read the story on another site, such as checkmated.com (my personal fav). I don't know why, but I posted a chapter about a month ago and it still has yet to be approved by a mod. I know they are busy, but this is a little ridiculous, you know? Anyway, go to checkmated.com, read my story, and follow it there. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. And thanks for the support!!
"Love is unexplainable. There are no words for it. You can’t express why you feel so. It just happens," James said. "“Don’t you think that if I had the choice I would have chosen to love someone who didn’t hate me in return?”
“No,” Sirius said simply.
“You’re right.” James said, sighing. “I’m so screwed up, Padfoot.”
The drama-filled romantic tale of Lily and James's mysterious but unfortunate tale. It started with love and ended with death. It makes you wonder about the things they tried to live for. Pre-HBP
Your stories are never dull, are they? :) It's a bit sad that things can't be nice, quiet and fluffy between James and Lily for a while... but on the other hand, if that's what one is looking for there are plenty of other fanfics. I prefer yours! So please keep posting. /Fantasium
It's a strange feeling reading this chapter, the whole story in fact, my feelings follow what happens - very happy after this last chapter - but somewhere I know where it's all going to end, there's no escape for James, Lily or Sirius. Is there for Harry? In any case, I have become to think of your story as the actual background story before the HP books. :) Now I'm off to take your advice and read 'Potter's Charm' - I bet it's super! Thanks for sharing your work!
Poor James and Lily - they never really get the chance to spend time together, do they? I hope they will after James returns... I also hope I'm right assuming that he will return soon? Brilliant work, I hope you'll update soon!
Ouch, I had a teacher once, almost exactly matching the description of Professor Adams and she was every bit as cold and horrible. Too bad, with a name like "Venus" you would have expected a nice person. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what Professor New will be up to, and why James regognizes her name... /Fantasium
Author's Response: I feel bad for you. I know what I have in mind for Venus and I would hope your teacher wasn't exactly the way she is. If so, you're not the most lucky person I've come across..
:) Cool! Well, we know that she'll say yes sooner or later, the question is only if it will be now? Sirius is naughty though, spying on them... but that's what we expect from him, isn't it? :)
Aah, this is interesting! I wonder what Cole is going to be up to? I mean, one of the main reasons to be a Slytherin is to find wicked ways to reach one's goals... Oh dear. :)
We like the "fluffy filler chapter", even though I agree with some that it doesn't add to the plot, I think all stories need a certain amount of fluff - that's the reward for going through all the hard and scary times, right? It is those hard times that make the fluff worth something, because fluff will never do on its own - on its own it is just cheating one's way to a story that people might read. Anyway, enough of Anna's thoughts, I must say I love your work, please keep the chapters coming!
" “I didn’t kill you Potter, but the Dark Lord will!” she screamed as she left Dumbledore’s office. " Creepy. I hate the fact that the horrible bitch was right. It's so unfair. Damn. :(
I love this story, in fact I would say I'm addicted to it and keep checking for chapters - about 10 times a day (not at all obsessive, nope!).
I don't think I posted a rewiev yet, so I thought it was about time. I'm so glad that Halle is back - Sirius is my favourite and he defenitely deserves someone.
Anyway, thank you for a wonderful story - and keep up the excellent work!
Author's Response: addicted? wow, i am blushing. Sirius is always my favorite in almost all fics. It's just so fun to work with him. Have you read my other fic, Potters Charm? I especially like him in that one. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it.
Summary: Sequel to Ginny's Gift. Read that story first. Harry must deal with the aftermath of Voldemort's defeat. Written pre-OOP.
My dear Ashwinder, I think there's been a huge mistake here - your story has a major fault. It's NOT supposed to be in the cathegory of Romance Fics, it's supposed to be in the Totally Marvelous Fics Section - I do wonder why Mugglenet Fanfiction haven't added that one yet. I should of course have reviewed earlier, I should have done so after every amazing chapter, but I was busy reading. The end of the story makes me sad, with Gin and Harry not having their powers back. But on the other hand - I think all great stories leave you feeling sad. It's partly the story itself but mostly, I think, the fact that there's no more to read - I'm back in the Real World again, desperate for another story to get lost in but at that moment, I don't want anything but the one I just finished. I'm saying it again - this is bloody brilliant and I enjoyed every sentence of it. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Summary: Harry's sixth year; the burden of the prophecy, the grief over the loss of Sirius, the wizarding war, blossoming romances, the new Quidditch Captain, Weasley family drama - and that's just part of it.
Your story is very touching... I'm normally quite emotional when reading "real" books, but I've never been close to crying from a fanfic before. Sirius was, and is, my very favourte character - I miss him horribly. You write so well, the right little words in the right places, to make something extraordinary. I'll follow your story to the end! :)
Ooooh - most excellent!!! Is it really a portrait, I wonder? Like other portraits in the wizarding world, or is it more to this one? You better get next chapter up quickly, because this is exciting! (Could be because Sirius is my favourite character and I miss him horribly in all the FFs I read). Well done!
:) Ron is rocking! No, seriously, the poor chap is trying, isn't he? Anyway, I just read chapter 23, and I'll probably check if chapter 24 has appeared tonight - about ten times or so, can't wait for more! Brilliant stuff, keep it coming!
Excellent chapter! Well written, nice dialouge, etc. Love the bit about Hermione not telling her parents, and the sweet argument about the surnames in the end. Keep it coming! :D
Excellent! I love the way this story is coming on, the Harry/Katie relationship is beautiful, one of the most convincing in all the HP FFs I've read. I'm looking forward to next chapter! :)
I so love this story, as I think (and certainly hope) I've told you before in my reviews. I hate the fact that Ginny had to die, but in one way you were very clever about it... I daresay she was even closer to Harry than Sirius, and if Harry "had to" loose someone to get his arse in gear to go for the final fight with Voldemort - (some people are going to hate me now) - better Ginny than Katie. Anyway, I would of course like that really long A/N, could you please send it? (I suspect you can send through Mugglenet, if not I'll notice and give you my e-mail address later). Thanks again for sharing your AMAZING story with us, and I promise you I'll be hanging around for that sequel! /Fantasium
Just wanted to take a minute to tell you that I've really enjoyed your story so far. I wish that Mugglenet Fanfiction would let you submit more than one chapter at once - I keep checking your story through favourites about five times a day! ;) Anyway, keep up the brilliant work and thanks for sharing your work!
Been following your story for a while, and I absolutely love it. The christmas weekend was horrible - so many days without new chapters! :) But now it doesn't feel too bad, when I've just read three of them. I loved Arthur's letter to Harry, it's hard to write something like that without overdoing it, but you've done it so well! Keep up the good work!