"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.
Big, huge, gargantuan, colossal, magnanimous, gigantic, wonderful, squeeze-worthy, giant.... I've run out of adjectives....big thank you to babekitty_92 for the beautiful banner! I nearly was in tears when I saw it. I don't know why I was, because it's so simple, but I love it sooo much! Thank you! *squeeze*
So, I'm no longer in high school, which means my penname is rather outdated.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: Hermione has been an Auror for three years. An almost usual mission forces her to dwell upon her painful past, and rethink her future. Takes place about six years after the trio leaves Hogwarts. Read and Review Please!
Note: Rated "Third to Fifth Year" just in case.
Blah- Finals. I have mine Tue, Wed, and Thurs. The only good thing is that we get out about two hours earlier. Anyway, good luck, and this was a very good chapter. In my head as I was reading I said "Will you just spit it out, already!!??!!?" I was gettind ready to strangle Harry, but you did it very nicely. HEhe. Thanks and good luck!
Author's Response: Yeah, I just finished my finals actually. I guess it didn't go as badly as it could have. Good luck with yours, though, and thanks for your review!!
I think the way Ron and Hermione finally got together, or whatever you want to call it was a bit disappointing, but it wasn't bad. I don't know, too, about the Harry and Luna thing, but I guess ...*starts singing Blues Brothers' song* Everybody..needs somebody...everybody, needs somebody to love....Hehe. I love that song. Aight, waiting for the next chatper!
Author's Response: I\'m sorry it was disappointing. I did my best.=( And Luna and Harry don\'t exactly get together, more details in the next chapter. Thanks for your review.
Short, but okay. I'm waiting for the next one and I hope Hermione wakes up!
Author's Response: The next one will be up fairly soon...and I believe its a bit longer! Thanks for your review!
Summary: Being a spy isn't easy. Neither is working with your biggest enemy. Doing both at the same time is near impossible.
You updated! And a verynice chapter it is! Thanks! I'm a bit confused about everything, and that last large paragraph helped clear some things up, but I'll have to go back and reread it all. It shouldn't be too bad. Heheh. “Harry,” said Hermione.
Hahaha! Loved it!
Oooh,,.What's gonna happen!? I want to know! Though the Las Brujas bit is a bit confusing for me, it's a really great. I dont' like vigilantes. In some instances, yeah, but otherwise, don't like em. Great story, keep it up!
Summary: It's done! Thank you everyone who has helped. Keep reading and writing! Ron and Hermione are starting their sixth year, but something just doesn't seem right between them. Sure, they are still fighting like mad and some accidents happen between the two that may trigger something in their brain about each other, but....well....I don't want to give away the story! Read and Review please!
Yeah, I agree with DoxieQueen; what happened? who got hit? who spoke the last few words...Help! I suggest that you revise that last bit and then...well. It was a bit short, and not quite up to stratch...but with time...good job for the most bit though.
Very nice chapter. I'm sorry I didn't review earlier- must've forgot. haha. Thanks for the read.
Author's Response: Thank you! Keep reading and writing! -K.M.
Well I dont think it was one of the best chapters, as it was a bit confusing in some parts. Like when the page tore from the book? When did that happen? And there are just some confusing instances. I suggest you go over it and sort some of those things out. Otherwise, it's pretty intersesting. Keep it up!
Well, I am soo glad that you FINALLY updated, but I am not too enthusiastic about the way it turned out. It is good, but just kinda....choppy? Whatever. Don't mind me. It was good...and update soon!
Summary: It’s Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and once again there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher, and Snape likes her almost as much as he likes The Boy Who Lived, but why is the new professor so interested in Harry? What dark secrets is she hiding? Is Harry the only survivor of Lord Voldemort’s wrath? Will things ever be simple for our beloved Trio? It’s going to be another interesting year for Harry and his friends, and he’s going to realise that he might not be as alone as he thought and in more ways than one..
This story is newly edited as of 25/3/2009!!
The sequel to this fic has been posted, it is titled Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Power. The spin off stories One Life Owed and The Night That Started It All are also available.
This was written in the aftermath of OOTP. Events of HBP and DH not included.
Well, I know that this story had been finished for quite a while, but I just started reading it know, and I love it! Very cute, and quite humorous. I especially love your mother's qoute, and I also like the Kissinger qoute! keep writing stories, I love 'Em!
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Great sequel; I'm waiting for the next chapter *hint hint* Anyway, there were a few double negetives in here, but they weren't that bad. There was one instance however, which confused me very much- "I walked into my room, past Hussian who was still snoring up a storm on my bed, as I got dressed in fitted blue jeans, a white polo shirt, tennis shoes and his robes from his closet. After I changed into some jeans pants and a solid blue collar shirt with black dress shoes, " How does Ron change clothes twice...? Apart from that, I liked the way you described the Quidditch tryouts, but they were slighty confusing. Great story, keep it up!
Author's Response: OMG! lol. I can't believe someone pointed that out. *Shakes head at BETA's* I think I might have to deduct their pay! lol. *Bad Admins...for not catching that!* HA HA HA HA! lol. Thanks for seeing that, I'll get on it! Thanks for reading also. Peace Out!!
Summary: Originally written for the SIYE summer challenge. Hermione invites Harry, Ron, and Ginny to her house to attend a Muggle carnival. What happens when four kids who have been forced to live under adult pressures are suddenly allowed to act like kids?
OH...That was sooo sweet. I like centrifugal force, don't you? Obviously you do or you wouldn't have written a story on it. Hehe. I love that ride, the Matador, though I'm pretty sure it's been called a zillion other names. eheh.
Summary: As Andrea Benning starts her fifth year at Hogwarts alongside The Trio, she has her own daily things to deal with, like a life-altering secret, studying, orchestrating Operation Sophie-Roderick Romance and a crush of her own. When one attends Hogwarts, one can hardly expect things to go as planned.
Fred and George Weasley are really only returning to Hogwarts for the priceless market research, but will there be time for other things as well?
As friendships and romances develop, the students at Hogwarts will also have to deal with the second rise of the evil Lord Voldemort and the terrible toad of a Defense professor - Umbridge.
SIRIUS!!!! Gotta love him. Show him, show him, show him!!! I really do wonder about this Lightening Bond you are talking about, though I guess I like Andrea and George much better. Hehe. I love the Invisibility Gum though I can't imagine being kissed by someone who's kinda not there....Hmmm...interesting. Has you or anyone else seen my story in queue yet?
“I’m still wondering what you’re good for.” Mauahahha. I am, too, still wondering what my little brother is good for. Great line! Another good chapter, and a great story. We do need to find Fred a girl. Listen to me "We" as if I am part of you. *shakes heads* Good heavens. YOU need to find Fred a girl...My mom's laptop is squeaking....
Author's Response: Finding Fred a girl....*looks left* .... *looks right* .... *looks back a couple of chapters* I love writing about siblings because, even though I have a step brother, he's 15 years older than me, so I grew up as an only child. It also explains my affinity for Andrea and .... well, I best keep hush-hush about that.
Oh, Poor Andrea. I can only imagine how she must feel. I hope George comes back soon. A very good chapter- it was defintly a reprieve from my Computer Tech class. Thanks much for that and the good story. :-)
Dude! I think you're my mod! I love the way this story is headed! Absolutely fabulous! I would've left this review on the last chapter up, but i gotta go and do my darn homework! Thanks for the read and the moderating!
Author's Response: Yes, I AM your mod for now at least. I'm glad you think this is fab, because I'm rather fond of it. The Lightning Bond has come a long long long long way from the day I conceived it's idea when I was a Freshman in high school (I picked it up again last spring as a frosh in college), and so it's awesome to get so many positive reviews.
ARGH! I want to know the life-long secret! TELL US!! TELL US!!! Good chapter. Poor Andrea. Crazy George. There's actually a guy in my two art classes whose name is actually Don Juan. It's pretty funny. :-) Okya, I'll be waitng...
I haven't read this story in a while so I kinda forgot what happened, but all is well. Did we ever meet Emiline before? Oh well, I liked how she and Fred have a connection. hehe. Pretty cute. The fight between Hermione and Andrea was pretty intense, but ended perfectly when they cracked up. Funny funny. The chat between Gred and Forge was great. Kinda confusing, but I guess it's supposed to be that way. Pretty funny though. Thanks!
Author's Response: There wasn't a lot that really pertained to this chapter. I guess that this really is the beginning of the second act...? Yes. There wasn't anything that really tied this into the previous chapters, you just have to remember the basics for the background. I'm glad you liked the obvious connection...it's going to play into Fred's storyline a lot. I had fun writing the argument with Andrea and Hermione. It shows us again that Andrea has this temper that just flares up, and it showed us just what things are like with those girls. And last, but certainly not least...the conversation with the Trouble Twins. I've said this to people before, but I always imagine that they can really keep up multiple conversations at the same time. Kind of like people on instant messenger. They're just always on the same wavelength.
Well, I am really interested in what is going on between Harry and Andrea. And I love the whole George/Andrea ship. Very cute. And I do wonder along with 'just bee'; the first break-up? There's gonna be more? Uh-oh.
Author's Response: I'll give you this much of a clue: if you read the parts of Order of the Phoenix that this story corresponds with, you'll notice...well. You'll notice something. That's all I'm saying about Harry and Andrea until the epilogue. George and Andrea make me very happy as well. Sigh :) Yes, you read right. The 'first' break-up. There WILL be more. Just who and when? That's the suspense...
The others are right...pretty cool developments. I love the kite bit, it makes me want to go kite flying- but I don't think a Chicago January is good for that...Anyway, I am really starting to wonder about this connection between Harry and Andrea. It seems like it might lead up to the discovery that Andrea is Harry's long-lost-sister or something of the sort, but it is interesting. I also like how you incorporate the scenes from the book into your story. Very creative!
Author's Response: I ADORE kite flying, which is why I was so keen to put it in here. And yes, just stay with me on the Harry-Andrea thing. I won't lie...it's a cliched idea, but I'm hoping to pull it off in a way that is bearable - that was definitely the appeal of picking up this story again. I started it when I was 14, and every aspect of it was cliche back then. The only thing that has stayed the same is Andrea's name (only her first name) and her connection to Harry. And it was written pre-OotP way back then. Thanks for the review.