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Summary: Romance for three couples when Blaise and Luna use Shakespearean styled matchmaking to hook up Ginny and Draco. There's Much Ado about...something!
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010 mods changed the rules (they got tired of the same fics being nominated ^_~) so no more QQ hopes, but that's okay. No proof is needed that Draco/Ginny = love.
* Written before the HBP, this tale presents an alternate sixth year in which Dumbledore lives, Draco is more than a foil to Harry, and Blaise Zabini is a girl. I hope readers who ship Draco/Ginny will enjoy the story which includes dancing with faeries, Celtic and Norse mythology, school holidays in London and Spain, and loads of fantasy and romance. "Is this a kissing book?" (to quote the Princess Bride) Yes, it is. *
(Warnings were added for safety, due to brief allusions in later chapters, not graphic content.)
OH NO!!!!!!!!!! Draco must be helped! What will happen to him! How can you leave us with a cliffhanger!
So. The Trio found out! I can't believe that Ginny told them! But, of course, she had no other choice.... but still. Whoa.
And of course the Trio overreacted and made her do all those tests... and yet they still attack Draco! Why can't they understand that Draco and Ginny love each other and are just meant to be?
But of course, now that the secret is out, I totally understand why Draco is relieved and oddly happy. After all, now they don't have to sneak around any more.
Please, oh please, update soon! I must find out what happens!
Author's Response: It will take quite a while before Ron thinks Draco and Ginny are meant to be...he may never truly accept it. Ever see the end of Napoleon Dynamite where Kip and Lafawnduh get married and her brother is shaking his head in a \'I can\'t believe I\'m gonna be related to this guy\' way? That\'ll be Ron. LOL
Okay, I'll admit it: when I saw that you had posted the next chapter I literally danced around the room until I was calm enough to actually read it.
Wow, Captain- sorry, Professor Hook! That's so intruiging!! I can't wait to hear more about this guy. I'm sure he'll be awesome.
I feel so so sorry for Blaise and Terry. I hate Terry's family! They're trying to dictate their son's life :O But one day Terry will marry Blaise and live happily ever after, I'm sure of it :P
The scene with Ginny and Draco and the mirror- So cute! Draco must be proud that his Gryff girlfriend hexed her roomates. I was completely with Ginny on hexing them though! I would be mad too if someone was kissing a picture of my boyfriend right in front of my face! Even if it was unintentional. THe Weasely temper unleashed!
The musketeer scene was just what was needed to make me smile again after the horror of Terry's family! Draco slithering around, catching fiery redhead musketeers...
Luna and Wesley were cute, as always! I love how strong their relationship is becoming, it's great!
But, oh, how annoying the trio are! I can't believe how they just judge Slytherins like that! No wonder Ginny's mad!
I can't wait until Ginny and Draco get discovered, I want to see everyone's reactions!
I'm going away for a whole week with no computer :O But the only thing that is keeping me from losing my sanity is knowing that there might be a new chapter up when I get back *hinthint*
ANyway, briliiant as always! I can't wait for more!
(sorry for the long rant, by the way...)
Author's Response: Yay for dancing around the room and smiling over hexes, mirrors, and musketeer fun. If you\'re gone for a week, there might be two chapters up and the second will reveal something...muahahaha...ha...:D
I swear, once I realized that that was the end of the chapter I nearly fell off my chair, yelling "WHAT?" Basically that means that I cannot believe that you ended it there! I think I'll have to read it again!
The first scene with Ron and Harry and Draco had me pitying Draco. He really wants to be good, but it's just not easy for him. Good thing that Harry isn't overreacting the same way though. Although, I suppose that Ron is just trying to protect his little sister.
Luna and Wesley as Secret Agents! Wow, Hook seems like a really really interesting guy! I hope that we'll see more of him soon!
Draco taking care of Ginny like that was just so cute! It just shows how utterly perfect they are! ANd going to Hogsmeade together? FINALLY!! I'm so happy for them... but then again not, obviously, because of GInny's parents!
And, whoa. At least her dad is acting reasonably. Her mum, however, should be able to see from the card how in love Draco and Ginny are! And how perfect they are together! I just feel so sorry for GInny.
I don't know if it was supposed to be funny, but the line "Your parents have sent for you, child.” Had me cracking up, before worrying for Ginny. I guess I just imagined some huge figure with a low voice booming, "YOUR PARENTS HAVE SENT FOR YOU, CHILD!"
Ahem. Sorry. Anyway, brlliant as usual :) This story rocks my world!
Author's Response: A voice that sounds like James Earl Jones, perhaps? :D It might have been more appropriate for Minerva to have sounded like Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost. \"Ginny, you in danger, girl!\" LOL.
Draco is trying, and he\'ll be given grudging credit...eventually. ;) Got to earn it the hard way, poor luv!
Summary: Seven years after the Second Wizard War, a mother tells her daughter the story of the man she loves, who disappeared after the war ended to save his and his lover’s life. The Wizarding World has settled down again, peace returning to them after the defeat of Lord Voldemort. Written in first person, present tense, from the point of view of a seven year old girl.
This is wonderful- I added it to my faves! Narcissa's point of view is brilliant, as is Ginny, who is very IC. A wonderful story. I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Really? I'm very pleased you found that Ginny is IC, because I was scared she was way too OOC. Well, be sure to let me know in my later chapters if she's still IC. x.o Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy have been together for years: as classmates, as enemies, and, finally, as lovers. But when they are betrayed for a petty grudge, they find themselves in the presence of Lord Voldemort when all they have is a ring, a song, and each other.
This is extremly touching. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I love hearing that I made an impact on people!
Summary: Get inside Ariel Sachs' head as he tries to survive his last year at Hogwarts. The Triwizard Tournament is going to be hosted once again after twenty-three years and Ariel is going to find himself in the middle of it. He soon learns that in love and war anything goes and that things are not always what they appear. A story of jealousy, gossip, teenage hormones and first love. (Rated for later chapters)
QSQ Award for Best Male OC, Ariel Sachs
QSQ Nomination for best Same-Sex Pairing Fic
I can't thank enough my wonderful beta Lys. Without her this fic wouldn't be posible.
oooh... another wonderful chapter! I loved this one, so much! I sympathize with all your characters, even Ivy. The line: "Do squirrels lay eggs?" will seriously stay with me till my days end. This is just awesome!
I absolutely love how everything just gets worse and worse for Ariel! First Mr. Wimund, then Ivy+Christian, then Taylor, then Nessa wants to kill him... I feel sorry for him!
I love this story so much! Keep writing!
Author's Response: Nora!! *huggles* you\'re not supposed to feel sorry for Ivy!!! She\'s the villain!! Kidding, you can sympathize with whomever you want. I\'m glad you liked thw squirrels line, it actually happened in real lif >.> I\'ll keep writing. Thank you so much for the review!
o.O How could you do this to us? Oh, my goodness, this chapter was abesolutely THE BEST chapter in this story so far!
“Yes?” I felt like I could swim in his dark eyes.
“Are you gay?”
OMG! I love Ariel! Harald, you are an absolute genius for creating such characters! This is just wonderful.
The whole Jaqueline-Nessa fight was just SO funny! It was just like girls usually fight, you portrayed it so realistically that it made me laugh, it reminded me so much of other girl-fights I've seen. :) What's really funny though, is how alike the two are. Both are stubborn, a bit selfish and sarcastic and niether is going to surrender to the other!
Of course I feel sorry for Nessa though, I'm sure she didn't really forget her wand on purpose, did she? The embarressment! And getting silenced by Jaqueline! Oh, the horror! Thank goodeness it wasn't me!
Borislav... what's up with this guy? Was he drunk, or was he just driven to insanity by Jaqueline and Nessa? Nonetheless, his lines were brilliant! "“We’re lost!” said Borislav, between laughs." Love it!
As for Bahir, way to go, Ariel! He finally found out the right thing to do: confront before wasting away your life. But I still think Bahir is a bit wierd.. I wonder what this guy's story is. Hmm...
And what's up with Nessa? At first I thought that she was in love with Ariel, but now I'm begining to think that it might have something to do with Ivy crying. I already know you'll never tell us, so I'll just have to wait for the next chapter.
And what is up with Ariel being happy because Ivy and Christian broke up? Nooooooooooo!!!!! Ariel shouldn't even think about Christian anymore! Christian was a jerk, Ariel deserves better...like Bahir... But Ivy doubtlessly deserves the break-up. She was just horrible towards Ariel, and what goes around comes around, you know?
The note scene at the begining of this chapter was wonderful!!! I love John:"This looks like fun!" And Nessa to of course: "how to ignore YOU!" I love scenes with note passing, it's always so ´much fun and the character really show themselves through writing, which is cool.
And before I end this review I'm going to say that I loved chapter 10 so much that I downloaded the song Isaac to my iPod, and I think it's pretty cool.
Brilliant, as usual Harald, and you can't force a word of concrit out of me, since everything was perfect!
Author's Response: Nora!!!!! *hugs* I\'m so happy you liked this chapter!! I\'m thrilled you thought the fight was realistic. It\'s knida hard sometimes to get into a girl\'s head, so I\'m happy that it came out alright. I had a lot of fun writing it! Nessa didn\'t forget her wand on porpouse. She\'s not THAT brave. But of course, she would never admit she forgot it. Borislav is just weird, he wasn\'t drunk, he just has a really strange personality, you\'ll see more of him in the future. Nessa? in love with Ariel?? LOL no, that could never happen. Nessa doesn\'t fall in love so easily. I can\'t believe you downloaded Isaac!! I call it the \"Bahir song\" That\'s so cool! I\'ll try and update as soon as posible. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!!!
*huggles Ariel* I love him! And this story! I must be one of the worst reviewers on the planet, since you have left me incapable of writing any constructive criticism.
I'm so glad that Ariel finally got a date with Bahir! He so deserves it, he's been so badly treated in the past few chapters.
This chapter is amazingly funny and deep. I love the line, "Oh no, would it kill it if she drank it?" It made me laugh out loud!
Nessa is great as well. I love how well rounded she is, with the arrogance and everything.
Oh, and I finally figured out that Ornella is Ron's and Hermione's daughter! Am I right?
I heart this story!
Author's Response: Hey Nora! You\'re not the wort reviwer in the world!! Believe me, I\'ve seen many worse. Ornella is Ron and Hermione\'s daughter?? Maybe, who knows....we\'ll see. The story hearts you back!!
Summary: Warnings: the following poems may contain sarcasm, witty repartee, little black dresses, and Inter-Office Unity events.
Great poem! I like how you slowly revealed how they feel for each other a long the way. Great job!
Author's Response: oops, double post... glad you liked it.
Great poem! I like how you slowly revealed how they feel for each other a long the way. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I tried to make it subtle and realistic, andhappy it worked.
Summary: There's a lot of chocolate fingers and unexpected guests on Valentine's Day. Lupin/Snape, Marauders Era.
This is a good story. I like how the first paragraph sucks the reader in, making the reader want more. You continue to keep all the characters in character, and not have anyone do or say something OOC. You make Snape's attraction to Lupin seem completly natural, and you explain his confusions on his sexuality very nicely. However, I think it was confusing how you kept switching between Lupin and Remus and Snape and Severus. Chosing one would have set the mood of the story, but using both was a bit confusing. BUt the detail is wonderful, as is the description. Great job!
Author's Response: Oh, thank so much for taking the time to write this comment. I\'ve alway had a problem with the first paragraph and for you to say you liked it, it means a lot. I wrote this fic back in February and since then I\'ve realized using selective names is essential to the story. Thank you so much for pointing it out!
Hermione sighed in relaxation. She was sitting in her favourite café, the cafe latte steaming cheerily on the small, round table as she immersed herself in the news of The Times. As she flipped a page, the newspaper folded annoyingly backwards and revealed the scenery beyond.
Hermione let out a piercing scream.
4th story in a series of Hermione/Draco one-shot (Check out my author page for more information)
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This is a brilliant D/Hr oneshot. I LOVE it. I love how you call Draco Satan, I love how you do say, "her sixth favorite cafe, her fifth favorite cafe..." I just LOVE this. It's brilliant. You're brilliant. Please write more.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I\'m glad you liked my nicknames for Draco :) And the café listing. Thank you so much for the flattering review.
Summary: Ron's guardian angel comforts his grief with secrets of hope and love. Written for my dear Patrick, aka TheVanishingAct
This is a fantastic story. I simply love it. The first paragraph just sucks the reader in, and makes the reader want more. I like how you used more poetic and descriptive ways of showing what was going on and what had happened than just saying it straight out. I also like how you only reffered to Ron and Luna is "he" and "she" and never said their names. Yet we still know who they are, from the freckles Luna talked about to the wat Luna was described. The only slightly negative comment I have is that there are one or two comma misplacements, but that truly is something minor. This is a wonderful story, truly a treasure. Great job!
Summary: Summary: It was the night that held the fate of the wizarding world. From the view of Harry Potter, it was a nightmare. From the view of Peter Pettigrew, it was a turning point in his life. What was going through Peter’s mind the night he helped to bring back the Dark Lord? What was he thinking when he cut off his own hand to repay his debt? Was it worth all the pain and suffering?
Thanks to my amazing two BETA’s- My dad and Little_Kitty.
This is wonderful. I love the description and the thoughts running through Peter's mind. Many make him a villian or a complete coward, you make him 3D. I'm very impressed. There are a few missing comma's and periods, but it doesn't effect the story. I like how Peter thinks about how vital he is to the future of the wizarding world, I never noticed that. I also like how you keep coming back to courage. It makes people think about what courage really is. Great job!
Summary: Ginny Weasley is not getting along with her mother. She's tired of her mother interfering on everything she says. Meanwhile, Molly Weasley is fed up with her daughter's attitude. When Molly is accidentally hit by a spell that makes her forget who she is, everything changes. Instead of Molly being the mother, Ginny is forced to watch over and teach Molly. Can their relationship survive? Will this event make their relationship stronger, or will it just make things turn to bad or worse? Written in response to the Molly Weasley One-Shot Challenge by Lilypudding of Gryffindor.
This is a really great story! I like the pacing and the sytle of the story, It has a nice flow. The only thing that I can say is that Arthur is a bit OOC: I don't think that he would just send his wife off like that. BUt I love this story, especially how you emphasize the significance of a mothers hug.
Author's Response: Thanks for your constructive review, Gemma Hawk. I am seriously considering re-editing this story to make Arthur more in character. This was a story really written in a menical way, in two VERY short days before a challenge deadline, so I\'m glad you like it at all!
Summary: A moment's bad decision can cause a world of destruction...
What happens when Susan Bones goes aginst her badger instincts and chooses fun over others?
Submitted by Catrin of Hufflepuff for the Poetry challenge number 2 - "Apathy is Lethal"
What a powerful poem! It has wonderful rythem, I love how almost every verse starts with a characters name. I also like that we don't know what happened, it makes it even more extreme. My only concrit is that the verse begining with "In realtiy" is a bit different from the rest, making it sound a bit choppy. But don't pay too much attention to me, I have no knowledge about poems! Great job!!
Summary: Crabbe and Goyle are going home from their sixth year at Hogwarts. Crabbe thinks about what happened that year.
This is funny and cute. I like how the major things are minor in Crabbes mind. Well done!
This is funny and cute. I like how the major things are minor in Crabbes mind. Well done!
Summary: It is three weeks after Dumbledore's death, and Hermione Granger is dealing with the betrayal of the man she is secretly in love with, the man who is now her enemy, Severus Snape.
The character death and violence are for later chapters, which cover the final battle.
Chapter 4 is up!
First off, I want to say great story! I love the way this works. You have a wonderful style and language, and your words are juicy and sophisticated.
However, I do think that this: “”I was just… I’m sorry.” Hermione suddenly burst into tears and walked up to Snape, wrapping her arms around his waist, she continued crying against his chest.” Is very OOC for Hermione. I don’t think that she would wrap her arms around her least favorite teacher and cry because of Ron’s fling with Lavender. I think she would have thanked him, and found somewhere more private to cry, where she wouldn’t have to deal with Snape.
I LOVE the way you start this story off. I like how you constantly say something along the lines of: “Would they still like me if they knew?” without telling the reader exactly what it is. I think your description of Hermione in the beginning is great; it gives us a very good picture of the state that she is in.
So, keep up the good work!
Your fellow Gryffindor, Gemma
Author's Response: Thank you for your input! I understand what you mean about OOCness. But, you have to realize...she was distraught over Ron, she almost died, and Snape saved her...so she felt like she could depend on him. I tried to write that part with the least amount of OOCness as possible... Thank you for reading! And reviewing! Go Gryffindor!
Summary: Somewhere a woman stands waiting, her husband still has to return to her.
And she waits...
It was always in the heart that the mind was powerless.
I promised you a review, so here it is!
First, I love this story! It’s so sad and desciptive. Especially this part: “Before the funeral she had felt a wild, uncontrollable anger. The desire to personally seek out and kill the Ministry workers. She smashed vases and glass figurines but they didn’t help in calming her down. She gradually settled but she didn’t get accustomed to it. The anger was replaced by despair and hopelessness. She had tried bullying herself into thinking he was still alive but this only made the emptiness seem larger. More prominent.” It is very true, and I like how it seems to fit Ginny perfectly. I can see Ginny being this way, and having those emotions. Really great!
The only thing is that Ghost/spirit/living dead Harry seems a bit OOC, but perhaps he has just grown wiser over the years as minister and/or death does that to people.
I love your description of the Danes and the Danish countryside! It’s like something I might see out my window in the wintertime!
So, in conclusion: I love it, and great job!