I favor the pairings of Draco/Hermione, Harry/Hermione, Lupin/Tonks, but I'm willing to take a cruise on any ship, really, as long as the story is well written. I also like Marauders era fics, and I carry a torch for Sirius and Remus (but not them together: ick!).
I am a physical therapist by vocation, aspiring writer by avocation, and a single mom. I live in the US.
"A New Definition of Family" was my first fan fiction. It is also posted at another site; you can check out my profile page and access the story (especially since it takes a while to get chappies through the queue here!)
05/06/06: I am having trouble with my account; I cannot respond to reviews! They are trying to figure out a solution, but until then, I can't respond! So I hope that my reviewers DON'T think I'm ignoring them... I love you all! I'll respond as soon as I can!
03/02/07: I have another story that is not posted here at MNFF. It is a Draco/Hermione grown-up romance. You can follow the link above to my FF dot net profile, or you can find it at Coloured Grey.
08/26/07: I now have five stories of various lengths and pairings. You can find them all HERE.
You can also find all of my fics at my LiveJournal
Summary: In every story, there are missing scenes: smaller stories that don't make it into the main plot, but that subconsciously happen all the same. Harry Potter is no different — behind the scenes were the makings of a love that surprised us all.
First of all, I am a real fan of the character of Molly. And I think you captured her so well! She's motherly, had good advice, and is just a bit meddlesome: yep, you nailed her character! And that story about her and Arthur... so darned sweet! I LOVED IT. Poor, poor Tonks. And what rots is I know she is going to have to wait, what, like 9-10 months before she can have that little moment in the infirmary. Unless... YOU have plans for some romantic interludes for the two of them? I surely do hope so!
I'm really enjoying this story. OK, I'm off to write a little bit more of my own because my beta is reminding me that I'm slacking! I'll catch up with this again soon... I hate not being able to finish stories. Stupid RL (Real Life, not Remus Lupin) taking over. Bah!
Author's Response: I adore book!Molly. She's so wonderful. She reminds me a little of my crush's mom, actually. (Hey, I do look like Hermione, and even if he doesn't look like Ron...oh, darn.) I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO ROMANTIC INTERLUDES PLANNED! Mwahahaha! Don't worry, though, what're we on, chapter four? Chapter 5 is kind of pointless. And then I skip over just about anything and get to the infirmary in Chapter 6. And Chapter 7 is a little pointless too, but I didn't really care. Now that I've laid out the entire story for you...ha. *sigh* I should write more too. If I had a beta, they'd remind me that I'm slacking. I remain beta-free, however. I probably shouldn't. This story would be a lot less corny if I had one. And yes, Real Life does have the annoying tendency to intrude on MNFF time. Bah humbug. Anyhoodle, thanks for reviewing, and good luck with your own literary endeavors!
Wow! I'm always on the lookout for a good RLNT fic, and now we have them in canon! (big cheer from me for that) And I am tickled to find one that is based on HBP! I liked all the angsty-ness (here I go, making up words) of it. Poor Tonks! And right now, I think Remus is being an idiot. Of course he is; doesn't he realize how perfect he and Tonks are together? Silly man! I am really enjoying the story so far... I hope to get another chappie read tonight.
I'd like to invite you to check out my story called "A New Definition of Family" which is in the Various Pairings category... it will eventually have RLNT as one of its various pairings... does that entice you? (I can't believe I'm giving out spoilers for my own story!)
And BTW, I LOVE your pen name! I would love to be Moony's mistress for real. Remus is dreamy and swoon-worthy. I love him, and Sirius. Maybe I could be... Sirius'....hmmm, Sirius' Slut? Gah. I'll stick with my pen name and be jealous of yours! OK, enough idle chit-chat... I have another chapter to read!
Author's Response: Yay! This is Good News, in capitals. I love new readers, especially those who leave nice huge reviews! (But no worries, I love short and sweet, too....aw, who am I kidding, I love all reviews!) Anyway....interestingly, it was the sad lack of R/T HBP-based fics that moved me to write one, though I wouldn't say it's wonderfully canon. Angst. Yum. I eat angst for breakfast. And yes, I wanted to bash Remus on the head in the books for not snogging Tonks when he had the chance! You know what, I did start reading your story -- it's quite good so far! I am lazy and haven't left a review yet (I think I'm only through chapter 2 anyway, and I was half-asleep when I started reading!), but I will! No worries! Thanks for everything you've said! Oh, and thanks for complimenting my penname, lol. Fun stuff. I adore Remus. You could be...uh...Sirius's Slave? Ack, no bondage...dangit, I had a good one too...ah, well. Thanks again!
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Hey Rain! Nice to see ya over here at MNFF! I've been following your story, as you know, and I love it! When are you gonna post more chappies here? Love ya, darling! Ronnie
I'm still hooked! I liked Hermione's summation of the 3 scenarios... well done. Very Hermione-like. Poor Harry, he has so much responsibility thrust on him! Once the war is over, he's gonna need some serious therapy! I think I'll write a story about that, but not till my other stories are done! Anyway, I am enjoying this story considerably!
Author's Response: Yes, Harry does have a lot of responsibilities right now. He knows that he has to make choices, and that others, as well as himself, will have to live (hopefully) with the consequences of those choices. It's called growing up, though Harry's experience with this is harder than what most people go through.
Well, now... a book about Horcruxes... hidden in Regulus' room. I can't wait to see how you incorporate that into the story! I have to tell you, I am liking this tension I feel knowing that Draco is lying and spying, and I'm wondering how you are going to turn him to the good side? Hmmmm...unless... he's NOT going to turn good? Now THAT would be cool. Ah well, either way, good or bad, I'm liking your characterization of Draco so far, and enjoying the story. I can NOT wait for the next chapter! (If you are interested, I'm inviting you to check out my story "A New Definition of Family")
Author's Response: Thanks, my characterization of Draco is something that I know that I need to pay attention to. I don't really like stories where he is suddenly 'good' or in love with Hermione. In his case, only a seduction of the mind would look like a plausible way to lead to love that is real in any way.
I happened on your story, and I'm especially enamoured with post HBP D/Hr fics right now, so yours fit the ticket! This is a really nice beginning... just enough intrigue to hook me and pull me in. Very nice. This is well written, too. I noticed only one spelling error ("site" should be "sight") and it isn't one that would show up on spell check, so it didn't faze me. (stupid spell check, it should know what we INTENDED to say, don't you think?) I'm hopping over to the next chappie now...
Author's Response: *fixes the 'typo'* Thanks, and keep reading. :)
Summary: The War is over, but Remus finds himself fighting a new battle of body and heart. RLNT (One-shot)
Well, this was a sweet little story... Remus choosing to go back and continue life as a werewolf to be with Tonks... the "aww" factor was high! I like how he sees James (instead of the cliche bright light) and then, when he calls James' name, Harry answers him. Tonks' hair going brown, and then back to pink when Remus recovers is a nice touch.
There is an art to the telling of a short story, and you have done a nice job here. Keep up the good work! Have you done any other one-shots? I do NOT have the gift of writing one-shots, but I AM writing a multi-chaptered story called "A New Definition of Family" which will eventually have some RLNT, so I invite you to check it out if you feel so inclined!
Author's Response: What a lovely review! I appreciate your taking the time to let me know what you think of my little story. This is my first attempt at a one-shot. I did make a stab at a multi-chapter story before HBP but my Muse deserted me... Good Luck with your writing!
A kiss is not just a kiss. After a disastrous Valentine's date with Cho, Harry finds himself alone with Luna and discovers what a kiss should be. Humour and Romance in a story that started with canon and went What If?
Okay, do you have this one posted at FF? If you do, I have overlooked it, and I'm sorry I did! It was very cute and sweet and sneakily done! Cheers!
Author's Response: It\'s posted....but in someone else\'s short story fic that\'s now sunk to the depths of the general category, never to be seen again. I learned a very hard lesson not to give stories to anyone else, because you can\'t get them back, or edit, sigh. Thanks for reviewing here- cheers me up! ^_^
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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What a fun little story! I always admire writers of short stories who can pull off a satisfactory plot with good characterization in few words. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm flattered by your kind review!
Summary: "It was May, and Sirius felt a restlessness welling, a fever of anticipation that only had one cure- Cami. He yearned to see her again."
This Sirius pov outtake from Promise of a Spring Moon is the fourth Cami/Sirius one-shot in the Lovers' Moon series, following A Dog's Life, Sirius in the Moonlight, and A Moment Like This.
OMGness, you are over here too? Whee! I just wanted to let you know that I've been posting here as well, Kerichi dear! And I love this snippet as much here as at FF! Hee hee!
Author's Response: It\'s a small world after all....that song is going to loop in my head for hours now! LOL. Yay for you posting on MN...and reviewing here too! Gracias, amiga! ^_^