"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So, I'm no longer in high school, which means my penname is rather outdated.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!
Summary: The reign of Voldermort comes to an end, and with it ends the prestige and power Lucius Malfoy once had in the Wizarding World. In order to regain the respect of his fellow wizards and to make them believe that he has turned over a new leaf (which he actually hasn't) and has graciously accepted muggles and Mudbloods, Lucius asks Hermione, a Mudblood, to marry his son, Draco, a pure-blood. Obviously, they both refuse, but Lucius isn't going to give up easily. After all, he wants his status back. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve and is determined to play match-maker. What happens next is a series of events that serve only to bring Hermione and Draco closer, both literally and figuratively speaking. Read to find out how this one unseemly proposal causes absolute chaos in their lives! THIS STORY IS NOT HBP and DH COMPATIBLE! Hey all! Check out my personal info for the expected date of the next update. =)
I agree with plusdracoequalslove: I am glad that you didn't go over the top with this chapter. While it wasn't as funny as the other chapters, it was just good. YOu are an amazing author and this is a work of pure genius and unique imagination. I don't know how the heck you came up with this? Just...perfect! I love it so much! (I got my friend addicted too, hehe.) I liked the dialogue between at lunch and dinner- I really wish someone would just throw Pansy into a mudfilled and water logged Quidditch pitch *imangines and laughs* and between Hermione and Draco. As much as I wish they would just admit it, I do hope you can drag it out for just a bit longer to make it even more great. I don't need even to say "Keep it up!"; you'd do perfect without it. Love it! This is definetly my favorite. Oh, just thought of this: This follows the character lines so well, I could see this as actually being a part of the true series. Splendid. Oh, and are you sure you're not enchanting the bar on the right side of the screen to just seem 1 cm high, and that it really isn't; it's really 2"? Because these chapters just fly along.... with flying colors of course.
Author's Response: Yeah, like I was telling plusdracoequalslove, I didn’t want an overdose of humor to kill this chapter. I think two considerably funny chapters were more than enough, so I wanted this one to just be normal. Well, as normal as it can be with a wacko like me writing it! =D I really appreciate your kind words… They do help boost some morale! I don’t quite know where I come up with such stuff either. I guess I think too much, and sometimes my warped imagination just churns out stuff like that (if that makes any sense)! I was hoping that the dialogue during lunch and dinner would be all right and glad to see that you liked it. I agree, Pansy does deserve to be thrown in a mudfilled, water-logged Quidditch pitch. She’s such a pain. Don’t worry, I will be dragging it (not toooo long), so I do hope you guys will enjoy the process of it *evil grin*. “This follows the character lines so well, I could see this as actually being a part of the true series.” ---> Wow, thank you so much for that! Awesome for you to even think so. Nope, I'm pretty sure I'm not enchanting the scroll bar, so I'm glad to hear the chapters are flying by with flying colors! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, LaneTechFreshie!
-"... as Hermione took sips form her bottle." I hate when I write "from" as "form," don't you? hehe
-Hehehe. Good chapter. I very much like the gradual attractiong you've given Draco and Hermione. Very nice, though I guess that's nothing you haven't heard before. :-) Great chapter...I guess we'll just have to wait until January for the next chapter. *sigh of distress* Not that it would be a wait that's any longer then normal, of course. ;-) Hehe. I'm playing around.
Author's Response: Lol... I so need a beta! Thanks for pointing it out though dear and for the wonderful comments. =D
I too agree with Trusha and Bella Black. The other fics go to fast. This one is absolutley wonderful. I have been waiting for this chapter and finally it is here, but i was over so quickly! KEEP IT UP!!!! *nearly dies of longing for story* I also absolutely love when the MAlfoys show up. BrIlLiAnT!
Author's Response: I'm really thankful that you guys like the pacing of the story as it is. Yes, it is finally here! I guess it was over quickly because you enjoyed it? I hope that’s the reason! And don’t die on me! =D the Malfoys, despite being real pains, do add some entertainment when they show up! Thanks!
When I saw "Chapters:26" I stopped what I was doing and clicked on the title. Then I saw the Title of the chapter and I don't think I stopped laughing throughout the entire story. Absolutely brilliant! YOu are a darling to come up with such a magnificent and enchanting and gosh-darn hilarious story! *is still laughing* I think you caught just how Hermione would act if she got drunk so perfectly. She reminded me alot of Audrey Hepburn in I think it was Breakfast at Tiffany's though maybe it was Roman Holiday. I think it was the latter actually. I loved how you kept a itsy-bitsy bit of her smarts in that she could remember what happened to her during the course of that night. Anyway, THEY FINALLY KISSED! YEAH! This chapter will keep me going for a long time, though I CAN NOT wait to see what is gonna happen in the morning...hehe. Do I have to say it again for you to know that I absolutely love this story! *has no words to describe it*
Author's Response: It's wonderful the reaction you had to this chapter! *blush* And you're really nice too. I was hoping this chapter would turn out all right and that you guys would like it because I enjoyed writing this chapter (drunk Hermione is fun to write) and was praying that you guys would enjoy reading it! =D Ooooh, Audrey Hepburn's fantastic! Loved her in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hermione would be pleased to know that you're comparing her drunken state to that of Anudrey Hepburn's! Heehee... Yup, I did intentionally want her to keep that tiny bit in her smart enough to remember what happened during the evening, so as facilitate the occurence of CERTAIN events. *wink* You get my drift. Anyways, thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm working on editing the next chapter, so hopefully it'll be out soon. I should be submitting it this weekend. Hope you like that one as well! =D
I would hate to conform and say I’m sooooo ecstatic that you updated and drive you insane, but I am! I’ll keep you in my prayers for whatever’s going on, but thanks for taking the time out to do this. :-)
-“Ha! And I thought you weren’t moving from the sofa because you were being a baby. I should have known it’s because your head is so inflated that you can barely walk straight!” Muahaha. Nice one, Granger!
- Oh…Hermione’s now Healer Hermione. So sweet! “Just wriggle your shoulders like a retard. That works too.” HAha. Nice.
-“I'm still reeling, Godric, I'm still reeling,” hahahahh! I love the portraits! And now come the rumors….
-Rather that “Constant vigilance,” it’s ‘Constant ignorance.” I like it.
- Gosh, after that bathroom scene, I was thinking: This would be sooo hard to do if it was a movie. I couldn’t stop laughing! :-)
- ARgh, and Snape is icky.
-“…the intellectual depth of a potato” That’s a new one. And a nice one. :-)
- At this, Hermione laughed. “Oh please Malfoy, the only you could be stuck with her is if you paid her.” HAhaha. Fabolous chapter! I loved it, of course. Keep up the great work. :-)
Oh, and sorry that was soo long. I just had to comment on so much great stuff! And if you ever need someone to vent too....I'm here, or God's there.
Author's Response: You\'re as sweet as ever LaneTechFreshie... Thank you so much for everything! =D
Some people have such nerve 'Is this a joke?" that's kinda mean. (from your first reviewer). ANyway, I'm glad you're back, and I know I don't usually do this (review before the chapters up) but I'll tell you that I'll keep you in my prayers if whatever's delaying you is not good. Thanks for coming back. :-)
Summary: The Marauders and Company get their hands and some muggle board games. Hilarity ensues.
Cute. Very cute. Haha. Makes you really wonder what wizards would do while playing Muggle games. Oh, so much fun! :-)
Summary: Mischief happens; for sixth-year Gryffindor, Andran Audierus, it's somewhat expected. Clumsiness also happens, and for New student Marti Owlsten, it's more of a way of life. Put these two together, and they may end up in over their heads in trouble... and toothpaste. Insults, ransom notes, magical dares, pranks... will they make it to their seventh year in one piece?
**This is a post-HP7 fic, by about ten to fifteen years... but that doesn't mean their won't be familiar faces. Lots of humor, butn also a good plot line, too**
Sheesh...You really did take your tiem with this one. Haha. It was well done though. The whole Zinny-Clay-Andran-Marti triangle (square?) is really crazy. i hope it gets resolved soon. I liked the cahpter, and had a few laughs. :-)
Wow. After ...how many months was this?....I kinda forgot the plot, but then I remembered. Hehe. Good chapter, and Such prompt updating! I applaud you!!! Sorry, I have a problem with sarcasm. Good job, and I will have to go back and reread thought. *smiles* Poor characters.
Summary: He loved her completely, but he also knew that it was beyond hope. Dreams didn’t come true for a man like him.
*sniffle* that was sooo sweet. Maybe you can change this from "Other Pairing" to "Remus and Tonks"? And why is Remus at Tonks' house? Is he? That was a bit confusing...
Summary: James and Lily-their seventh year. We all know what happens in the end, but what about the beginning? In their last year at Hogwarts, mysteries unravel, friends are betrayed, and, of course, couples destined to be fall in love.
Yeah, he's not a goody-two-shoes because he's a Slytherin and a Death Eater! Isn't he?!?! He is! Ah! Sounds hot though. Heheh. I feel so bad for poor Anne. I hope she'll be alright. Good chapter!
Author's Response: Ah~ since when have I been so predictable? Endymion a Death Eater and a Slytherin...hmm...interesting thought but I don\'t know... hee hee! But yes, Endymion is one HOT piece of work!
Well, I haven't read the story yet, but I am going to! I just wanted to say I hate being sick too! Sore throats and runny/stuffy noses are noo fun either...but I hope that you catch your noses before it runs too far away! (bad humor courtesy of my mom):-)
Author's Response: Yes, I hate being sick. Thankfully, it's almost all gone now thanks to heaping tons of Tylenol.
*Gasp* *gasp gasp gasp* Anne, you terrible little girl! Gah! That was good! Hehe. Now, I am off to finish the story! Gah! I have homework..oh well.
Author's Response: Awww... come on! Anne wasn't being bad! hee hee! I love her so much!
I jsut have to write to say that I thought adding in "Wormtail's Tale" was confusing and probably not too good. It confused me, like I said, and it probably could have been put into another place. I am really anxious to find out just what these crazy creatures are, so, adios, off to read!
Author's Response: Hmmm...well, I'm not really sure where it got so confusing. I know it might be a little random to place it between the chapters it's between, but I tried not to make it too confusing-- just mysterious. I'll try harder to make it easier to read next time!
Okay...I just reread. I think I like James better then Endymion, though Sirius is absolutlely fantastic. Hehe. And why in the world it Anne going all crazy over her flirting with E and Remus is going to be angry, when they're not going out!!?!?!? That doesn't make sense! Darn those eyes that have meddled with her brain! Those are hot sounding eyes though. Hehe ;-)
Author's Response: lol Anne\'s just a very loyal person. She\'s just like that. Even though they\'re not going out, their hearts are still together obviously. She\'s in Gryffindor afterall. Thanks for the review!
*gasp of amazement* Whoa. Nice job. Idiot girl. BAd SIRIUS! Sheesh. I knew my stag in the hallway idea was a good one, but why is everyone coping it! AHHH! Not everyone. i think two, so far. Grrr.
Author's Response: Yes, Sirius can be as clever as Anne as hard as it is to believe. lol
Summary: Just three words… by themselves they were perfectly harmless. But put together a deadly combination. Completed
I don't normally agree with Draco/Ginny fics, but this one wasn't bad. Pretty cool. I like the dare idea; you made it work really well
Summary: Harry writes a love note to one person...but someone else recieves it and gets the wrong idea. From here, confusion and chaos come about. Who is really sending the notes? Who really likes who? What is going on?!
eh heh heh heh he. Funny. That was good. Probably not the best writing i've ever read, but funny. Rather cliched, but not bad. Made me smile. Poor Malfoy. HEhe.
Summary: James is passionately in love with Lily, but she despises him. Each year things seem to get worse for the love sick boy. When he finally finds the courage to tell her the truth about how he feels, how will Lily react? Will her heart finally make a change?
Follow the two through each year at Hogwarts as hearts are wrenched, twisted, and finally touched as the two struggle to find the love they were destined for…
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That was sooo sweet! I loved it. I really liked how you took a few scenes from each of the years, that was really creative. This was such a cute story. Awww....Makes me wish James was real. Anyway, I can sorta see the parallels to Pride and Prejudice- good book, good movie. Wow, now that I think about it, I can really see the parallels. I wonder if JKR did that on purpose...then again, she hasn't written an entire story of James and Lily, so maybe she didn't. Sorry, I do that alot- just write random things that don't have much to do with the actual story. Very nice story. I'm gonna make it a fave.
Summary: In the years following Voldemort's victory in the second war, Muggle-borns must become slaves and servants to pure-bloods in order to survive. Over time, Hermione Granger has learned to suppress her pride and independence in households where she is considered lower than dirt. She thought she would be prepared for this new family, just like she was for all the previous ones. What she didn't know was that this new family was none other than Draco Malfoy's. Will she manage hold up when she finds herself struggling to withhold her sharp tongue, returning hatred, and...something else?
The last chapter of this story has been posted! Thanks for reading :)
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Well, I have no clue about the metaphor bit, but I have to say...this story is fantastic. I just read the entire thing today, and I am so amazed i'm not bawling. Amazing, if not a bit disappointing, but so wonderful anyway. I'm guessing that Hermione's number -082189- is your birthday? two years and 8 days before mine...interesting. Great story. Thanks for the read.