"Tell me one last thing," said Harry. "Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
That's the way I feel about fanfiction... Sigh. It's my favorite line of DH; I was so happy to hear it in the final movie.
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So, I'm no longer in high school, which means my penname is rather outdated. Nevertheless, freshman year will always be a special time for me because that's when I started here at MNFF. ;D I now attend the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago, and I major in illustration.
I love Harry Potter and decided in freshman year of high school (hence the penname) to start a story. I'm incredibly flattered that the story has been accepted the way it has, and it warms my heart to read the reviews. (And yes- I know that sounded chessy. :D) I also have an account at Fanfiction.com, under the penname: Io.sono.Emilia., on which I've posted this story also. So before you accuse me of stealing a story....
Read the stories; maybe you'll get something about me out of them.
Thanks to all of you for sticking around! Maybe one day in the future I'll start working on a brief epilogue, or even a few sequels and one-shots based on other characters. Life's been a bit hectic, but I'll return to it one day... I had fun while it lasted. :D Thanks again!
I've read this at least three times, not because it's one of my top faves, but becuase I forget everything that happens. i noticed this time, however, that nearly all of these chapters have NO spaces! It's not fun. Maybe go over this, if you're still interested in this story, and seperate the big paragraph.
Not a bad ending. I must say though that I had forgotten what had happened. At least, until you wrote about the accident, then I remembered what went on. Poor Draco. Poor Hermione. I'll have to reread one day to remember it all. Not a bad job. The ending was kinda weird though.
Wow. Wow. Wow oh wow oh wow! I'm sorry but that is all I have to say! This is developing beautifully! You really have a gift of writing. Keep it up...I'm really interested!
Author's Response: Thank you ^_^ Hehe, I'm glad you like it!
Well...It most certainly took you long enough, but it was a very good chapter. I still have a very hard time of reminding myself that Draco and Hermione are still in school. They just seem so much older. I'll have to reread the previous chapters, but I don't hink that'll help me get a better grasp. Thanks for posting and keep up the chapters! :-) Oh, I really liked how sweet/kind Draco was. Nice job.
Author's Response: It has definitely been tedious to submit this story to this website. Chapter Ten was rejected repeatedly, and now they won\'t take eleven. I suppose they might seem older, since I\'m older than they are and tend to write as such... only a couple years difference. I I\'m glad you like it so far. All 36 chapters are up for viewing on other fanfiction sites. There are links in my profile if you\'re interested. It\'s under the same title and penname.
So you do know the idea of "siad Hermione" and "exclaimed Ron". Haha. This was sweet. I liked it. I can't wait for book seven. Oooh...
I love Shakepseare! Great! Poor Jen. She really is alot like Wood...Oliver that is. :-) I like the bit about the prefect's bathroom...maybe JKR should write something about it one day...Heheh
Author's Response: Like Aunt like... nephew? I guess that doesn't quite work, but... heheh... I'm really flattered that you liked the Shakespeare I put in and the bathroom scene. Thanks!
*gape* Oh my....Poor Jen. Poor James. He just is so down hearted. *sniffles for James* I have a question though. Is Jennifer Wood supposed to be Oliver Woods mother? because how can she have the same last name without being married and I don't think she married during school. Hehe. Oi. Good Chapter by the way, I am pretty eager though for Lily to see something in James....
Author's Response: Aww, you're feeling for James? That's cute. The thought of her being Oliver's mom did cross my mind at a time, but just like you pointed out, I realised he really couldn't be. So I decided to not make it so cliche and make her his Aunt. (Oliver's dad's sister) Also, I thought a lot about Jennifer's age, and if she WAS Oliver's mom, she would've had him pretty young. LOL! So, yeah. Ooh, I'm really glad you liked the chapter. Thanks once again!
Yeah, it must've been Lily who slowed James's fall. Poor Audrey. Poor Sirius. Good chapter, and keep it up!
Author's Response: Hi there! Heheh, you'll find out about James's fall and all that a bit later. Thanks for the great review!
Idiot. Two idiots actually. Great ...what's the word....THANK YOU MOM! Reinaction of the Whomping Willow scene. OI, I could only be so confused if that guy who had hated me for years decided to save my life, however greasy that may be. Well, I have to get to the train to get to the bus to get to school, so I will applaud *claps* and ask you to keep it up! Great job.
Author's Response: HAHAH! Two idiots! LOL! I'm really glad you liked the whole Whomping Willow scene. It's a famous scene, so I wanted to make sure it had the right feel to it. Thanks so much!
*gasp!* That was awesome. Great chapter, great story, great need for more! Hehe. It's a really good story, and I hope the next chapter are just as good as the rest. I can't believe James kissed Audrey. At first I was like, "James, ask Audrey. Dur!" It made sense that he would ask her, but hey, the Sirius bit was good too! Like it much!
Author's Response: Wow, this is a very flattering review! It's greatly appreciated! I'm really glad you like everything I put into it, and also the Sirius and Audrey thing. I just sent chapter fifteen in, so it should be up soon! Thanks for reviewing!
That was spectacular! Amazing! Great work. I really liked how you saw James and relayed his feelings onto the paper. It's been a really great story, and I know you'll continue to make it prefect- I mean perfect. haha. "He had to let her go, for her sake." NO James, Don't! She needs you! She told you to remind her, you idiot! Gah. Oh well. I know he'll get her back. HAha. Once agin, great chapter, great author, great story - funny how those all coincide! :-)
Well, thanks for a great fic. It was fun to read. Thanks, again. I do hope you make a sequel. James has to remind Lily that she loves him after all! He promised! That still makes me cry. Not really...but it's nice to say. haha. Great story!
YES! They kissed and that was cute. I liked it. Ooh, all that wine, yuck. I don't find it appealing myself -I've only had sips. Hehe. Great job! I was wondering when the summary would show up in the actual story!
*sniffle* Poor James. This was a really great chapter- I can't find fault with it. It was really well done, and it showed both sides of the "argument" very well. At first I thought "Ouch, Lily, That was harsh!" Then, I thougt "Ha! You tell her James!" Anyway, great chapter!
Author's Response: Hi there! Wow, I'm very flattered by this review. I'm real glad you liked it! Thanks so much! I'll try to update a.s.a.p!
*sniffle* Poor James. I hope they all remember. Oh man, i wonder why that scene seemed familiar? I know i've read that somewhere....hm...*wonders* *comes up blank* Oh whatever, I'm sure I'll remember. hehe. Great chapter, and I can't wait for James to remind Lily. *sniffle*
*sniffle* Oh man...that was sad. I hope they're all right. Oh. Poor things. I'll be waiting for the next chapter which is sure to be pretty....exciting.
For all of you who wanted an update, I have a proposition. You may or may not like it, but it's all I can offer.
Check review challenge for the last chapter. details there!
James and Lily Potter were possibly the most famous parents in wizarding history. We know alot about their adult life, but what do we really know about their childhood? Even Harry never knew about the Drama, jealousy, danger, friendships, happiness, sadness, resentment,confusion and love that his parents went through as children. Here, their lives, from when the two of them were eleven to when they were brutally murdered at only 21, is recorded. Lily and James Potter were unsung heros. This is their story.
Well, while this might not be one of my absolute favorites, it's definetly not bad. I am sorry for the last review, I guess I did have the image of a five-year-old in my head. I later realised that I was in sixth grade when I was eleven, so it is reasonable that these kids would be cursing. Sorry. And it's alright, you did sound a bit angry in the response, but you had alll the right to. Now, getting to this chapter. I liked the idea of the earthquake, pretty original, and I have a feeling that Remus figured out why James likes Calista *growl* so much...hehe.. Oh, the Sirius vs. Roxy arguement was cute; Sirius is great. *twitches* The bit where Peter says "Count yourself lucky." *shudders* Ack. If I was Thali, I don't think I would mind if it was any other Maurader, but Peter...yuck! Really good little scene to show just how different Peter is...the little ratty traitor! Sorry. Long Review. What was the challenge again?...oh! It's gonna take a while for Lily to forgive James I think. Maybe if James gets rid of Calista. Oh, I loved the last few sentences. "So are we talking again?" "No." HEheh. Very cute. *goes to read the last chapter*
Author's Response: hey, thanks for the review! I'm sorry that you didn't like the chapter all that much, but hehe ya can't please everybody! You don't need to apologise, really, I was having one of those days where I was really touchy! Im sorry! lol, and as for the five year old thing, you are definatly not alone, I think half the people on this site get it mixed up. I hate Peter. sadly, to make this an uncliche story, he has to be a main character. thankfully, I can torture him as much as possible >:D cya next review!!
What was I gonna type? Grr, that was annoying...hm...oh...Wait...Darn! OH! I liked the bit when Remus was persauding them to get outside for the whirlpool thing. Oh, the smoke trick was interesting, but I have a feeling that the fight between Lily and James might not be over. Oh, what happened to Calista? She just kinda left. Or did I miss something? Oh, and what in the world is up with James? *worries* Anyway, I like how you are making this story be from James and Lily's first year on. That's unique.
Author's Response: hey, thanks for the review! hehe glad that ya liked that part, I hope that you liked this chapter better than the last! No, you didn't miss anything, she just hasn't had the chance to be around in the last few chapters. Don't worry bout our Jamsie yet, it's not until next chapter that you'll have to worry... oops, did I just say that out loud? thanks again for the review, and cya lata!
Wow. It's great so far (I am gonna read the rest) but jeez! For eleven year olds they are certainly acting like older kids! I never would've expected that swear out of Lily or the fight with all the curses/hexes! Meep! I think you made them seem a but too old, but I like it otherwise. I also like how you made James and Lily friends when they first started school. That's good!
Author's Response: hey, thanks for the review. I have been through this before, lo and behols, i will go through it again, good thing I am very very patient. My characters are supposed to be human. they are also eleven already. they are no longer 5 year olds who stand by their mummy 'coz the bigger kids ahw scawy. I have a very clear memory of getting into a huge shouting match that almost the entire grade watched. It was me and Paige against Lauren and Morgan. We each had to think of comebacks very fast, and there was alot of swearing involved. my throat hurt for a week. Guess what? i was 9. I am personally sick of reading stories that confuse the grades, and I can understand that, because the age the kids are at when they start Hogwarts is very different to normal "muggle" schools, and even a few times when I was doing my drafts I forgot they were eleven, and kept writing them as scared litte 5 year olds. I am sorry, I know that I'm bad at voicing my opinion without seeming rude, but that's the way i see it. on a brighter note, thanks again for the review, and Im glad that you liked it.
Just reread that last part-- Soo fluffy and romantic and sweet. *sigh*