Summary: That smile has haunted Nymphadora Tonks since the battle against her aunt in the Department of Mysteries. But there is another, much warmer smile that has also caught her attention.
This is a good beginning to what promises to be a good romance fic. It seems plausible that Tonka would end up at St. Mungo's with the memory of Bellatrix' cruel smile. You described her shock and anguish very well. It also seemed so natural for her to cry in Remus' arms and for him to comfort her. I look forward to reading more and seeing how their relationship developed.
Summary: He does not speak of it afterward, and the few who are fool enough to ask once certainly never make that mistake again.
This is the buried memory of an evening close to a century ago.
Okay, so this must be Armando Dippet, I presume? And Ron's great aunt Muriel, maybe? I liked the story and the dialogue, but it seemed to end so soon and somewhat abruptly. With a loud crack? Like a house elf disapparating? I was left wishing there were a bit more, but if you were writing for a competition, you might have had a length limit to stick to.
Summary: Minerva is a watcher. Mostly, she watches Severus. She sees through a glass, darkly.
Not a pairing fic, but contains brief Minerva/Severus, Minerva/Elphinstone.
Great observations. I enjoyed this story even more than Four Christmases. It was good to see Minerva get intrigued and obsessed with Snape. Appropriate, too, that as much as she watched him and thought about him, even as she had a physical relationship with him, she never really got to know him. I like your descriptions and the way that Minerva thinks, and what you reveal about her. Very good.
Author's Response: Sorry to be so late in responding. I don't seem to be getting my notifications consistently. Thanks for reading this strange little tale. I wanted to do a "darker" Minerva than we normally see--glad you enjoyed it!
Summary: Lily isn't a third year yet, so getting to spend Halloween at Hogsmeade is against the rules. But so is hunting in the Forbidden Forest. What has Lily gotten herself into?
Title is borrowed from the tv series Charmed.
Written for the Terrible Two-Shot Challenge, prompt Ferocious Beasts and How to Avoid Them. This entry took third place!
Curious. I also wonder how James became Lily's brother.
Author's Response: Well, this is a next-gen story, so James is Lily's sister. :) Thanks for reading!
Good, scary adventure. I'm still confused about why James is Lily's older brother in this story, but I liked the story otherwise. Good luck with the challenge.
Author's Response: Thank you! :)
Ah, I get it now: This is Harry's daughter Lily and son James. Maybe I would have realized it sooner if had known who Scorpius was. I wonder why Harry would give his cloak to James already?
Author's Response: Well, James is in his fifth year, so I assume that Harry would have given James the cloak by then because Harry had it when he was in school. :)
Summary: Minerva attempts to teach Severus Occlumency and perhaps something more.
Well, that was quite interesting and enjoyable. Though I found it curious that Minerva would be teaching Snape occlumency after Voldemort was gone, I accepted it and the memories that were shown. She understood something about him, without knowing the whole story, and tried to make him see that he was in denial. It didn't work. He remained in denial because that's what he preferred, and I think it was correct and true to his character. Well done.
Author's Response: Sorry to be so late in responding--I don't seem to be getting notifications reliably. Thanks for the kind words--Snape is a fascinating fellow to explore. I figured Albus knew Voldemort would return, so he asked Minerva to teach Snape (who would, of course, be an excellent student.) Thanks for reading!
I enjoyed this story. I liked how it was told in the first person, Sanguini telling us what he remembered and how he felt. There weren't that many Twilight references, I didn't think. But it made me feel that I understood this character and sympathized with him.
When Hermione is asked to update the National Dictionary of Wizarding Biography, she discovers some surprising things about her favourite professor. An angsty, nerdy time-travel romance. [Minerva/Severus; Hermione/Ron]
Warning/s: Abuse of theoretical physics; wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff; background infidelity; mention of child death.
Good story. I've never thought of Severus and Minerva together, but in this story it worked. I thought he would ask her to let him use the Time-Turner to go back and save Lily. Too bad he killed himself, it would have been nice for Hermione to see him again.
Author's Response: I think of them together all the time, LOL. I'm glad you think it worked here. Thanks for reading.
Good look at Hermione and Minerva at different points in their lives. Hermione must look great at 62 to flirt with much younger men. Makes sense about the Time-Turner-- Minerva must have given it to Hermione without any Ministry approval.
Author's Response: Thanks. I always suspected that witches and wizards age somewhat differently than Muggles (thinking of Dumbledore, Bathilda Bagshot and Griselda Marchbanks and their preternaturally long lives), so I suspect a 62-year-old Hermione might look younger than one expects. And of course, there are young men who are anxious the reap the benefits of having an older woman as a paramour, LOL! Yes, the Time-Turner business has always bugged me, so this was my way of rectifying the situation. Thanks for reading.
Summary: When Harry woke that first morning in Grimmauld Place, he wondered if Ron and Hermione had fallen asleep holding hands. This fic provides a possible answer to that question. A missing moment from Deathly Hallows.
Very nice. I really liked it. Good atmosphere, and accurate portrayal of Ron and Hermione.
Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it, and I appreciate you taking the time to review.
Summary: A great wizard develops a dependency on a "curious little potion" that might have dangerous side effects.
I'm not saying that this is how it happened, but we wouldn't know that it didn't happen this way, would we?
(The latest update, on the afternoon of 25 September 2014, fixed a few small errors and addressed one or two other issues. The overall story line remains the same as the original version.)
Good one. So you found a way of explaining a lot of little things that you thought didn't make much sense otherwise. But it's hard to consider anyone who puts on a cursed ring or gets attacked by a snake lucky. Of course, in the case of the ring, it was the horcrux talking. Sure, it could've happened that way. The only thing I completely disagreed with was Snape's final thoughts. He wasn't thinking about Harry being the chosen one or anything like that. He just wanted to look into Lily's eyes as he was dying.