Summary: Five years since the defeat of the Dark Lord, Draco Malfoy is finally getting his life back on track. Married, employed by the Ministry, slowly gaining back the trust of the wizarding world, Malfoy is finally free from the oppression and terror of Voldemort. Until one day his Dark Mark burns again. Why is this happening? Who is summoning him back to a world of darkness and fear? As the new life he has built from scratch begins to fall apart around him Draco can turn to only one man for help.
I have no idea. Usually I am pretty good at guessing, but you have me entirely confused! Enjoy!
Author's Response: Wow, not one guess? No, I suppose not. Perhaps the next chapter will offer some new clues... Thanks for reviewing. I like keeping people on their toes ;)
Very intriguing turns and twists here. I hope the fellow in the cloak is Snape, but he is the obvious suspect...
But what is with this Paul Trent?
Author's Response: Thanks! Stay tuned to find out ;)
Summary: When Harry broke into Dolores Umbridge's office to demand answers from Sirius and Remus, he little knew this would be the last proper conversation he would have with his godfather.
But what of the two that were left staring into the fire?
For Moony and Padfoot, it is a chance to re-live old times -- a chance to answer those questions long put aside.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Bookbasilisk Summer Challenge - Gift of the Gab.
Many thanks to Afifa and MorganRay for beta'ing this story. I would also like to thank Miss K for some constructive comments she made about an earlier draft.
Disclaimer You know the drill. I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that's come as a huge surprise, but I thought I should let you know.
Excellent. I think you really got into their heads and kept them in character. I especially like the Slytherin prank that you invented.
I do have to say that I never noticed Harry having any particular ability to talk his way out of things. More like luck - but maybe I wasn't looking closely enough...
Author's Response: You mean the whole 'Roonil Wazlib' nickname passed you by ... *shock*. I think Harry has his moments, but a lot is down to luck, I agree. Thanks for the review, Thea and I'm pleased you liked the fact that Sirius has an imperfect earlobe. Carole xxx
Summary: After an unexpected attack on Hogsmeade takes the lives of several loved ones, Ginny Weasley is left with only grief as a remnant of war. But what she never anticipated, in the wake of all the tragedy, was to find her will to live again in the form of a bawling, grey-eyed baby left to die in the wreckage of battle... the baby of Draco Malfoy. REVISED VERSION.
Interesting. So who is Harry's secret keeper? Must be someone we would not expect..Luna? Neville? Maybe even a reformed Malfoy???
Now why am I certain she is going to end up at a Muggle Hospital???
It had to be. I knew from the minute he began to speak...
Very good cliffhangers here. Glad you are updating so quickly
I wonder if Blaise is the one they sent with Potter...
Well, I'm not sure how light I expect things to be with the Death Eaters on the loose and after little babies, actually...
Very interesting how you're working out the whole Draco-Ginny thing,,, neither one is a pushover, and that is very true to character.
Good on you, Draco! And spare a little thought for the woman who saved him for you, please...
Summary: Ten years has passed since the Battle of Hogwarts. People are on to bigger and better things. Everyone but Draco Malfoy. But when oppurtunity knocks on Draco's door in the form of a woman with ties to him, he's there to answer.
You've got a very interesting premise going here. I see a couple of confusing things, though. For one, girls generally stop growing at puberty, so why is Ginny taller than she was in fifth year? For another, when a man marries a woman, she can take his name legally in the US and, I presume, in the UK. However, her children are not considered his children unless he formally adopts them. Unless Narcissa's second husband adopted Draco, which seems unlikely since he was over 17 when his father died, Draco would still be a Malfoy here, and I suspect the UK has similar laws. I also have a difficult time imagining McGonagall sending out a letter saying no one who applies to be a teacher at Hogwarts will be turned down.
I mention these things because I think you have an interesting premise here, and things like this distract readers and make your story seem less credible. I like it and I am going to follow it - this is just my suggestion to improve something that seems pretty good.
Author's Response: Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't realize those things...Thanks and I'll make the next one better :)
Summary: It has been fifteen years since Voldemort was defeated and Hermione Granger finds herself happily married. Why then can't "the brightest witch of her age" sleep? Why is she looking into her past to find answers for her future? Could it be due to what the morning holds in store for her? Could it be the man sleeping next to her? Will she ever know?
I like the story...I don't quite get what went wrong between Ron and Hermione, and things seem to be going very quickly here, but I do want to see how they get to be happy.
Author's Response: I know its going fast but that's because it is a flashback. It should slow down some.
Today is the day Molly Weasley must bury her child. What thoughts are on her mind as she faces this nightmare?
I do not own anything you recognise in this story. It all belongs to J.K. Rowling. I am just thankful to escape to her world for a time.
Not surprisingly, best account of Molly dealing with this that I have read.
Sorry, I just can't say more...
Author's Response: Thea,
Thank you. From you those few words mean everything.
Two weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry goes to visit George at the Burrow. But George's loss has affected him deeply, and he doesn't know how to cope.
Nice moment there, when they realize what they more or less share.
Summary: Things just started looking up for Severus Snape. It seems like he's finally going to get the girl of his dreams. All that goes down the drain the day he calls her "Mudblood." Severus is learning to deeply regret what he said and tries everything to get her back. But will he succeed or will another man sweep her off her feet?
BUT she said she loved him, and - no response?????
Author's Response: Haha, very true... so does this mean you like it? lol. ~Lexi~
Ron knows Hermione said they'd take the lift to allow Scorpius and Rose to walk downstairs without him dogging their heels, but he still kinda hopes to get stuck.
I really love how you've done this. You credibly portray Ron and Hermione as the parents of almost grown children and as individuals as well.
I say he and Hermione should lock the kids in their rooms at bedtime and do whatever they want on the stairs then, too. But I suppose I'm being a bit of a hussy there....
Author's Response: Better a hussy than someone who gasps, "What? Stairs? NEVER!" :D Thank you for liking the characters mature, yet never too old to express their love for each other.
Summary: Hermione is struggling to keep S.P.E.W afloat after a nasty and public incident involving a house-elf, rolling pin and Muggle now recovering in St. Mungo's. George is slowly drowning in a sea of financial strain and grief over Fred's death. When the two of them join forces one Christmas, will they overcome their troubles and perhaps find solace in the unexpected? But can these two very different personalities reside in one place at one time?
Interesting so far. I love the way you hint at but do not overwork the rogue house-elf with the rolling pin and the Muggle in St. Mungo's..
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm pleased you found it interesting :)
Summary: Remus and Tonks have been told to simply live. But what will that life be? Some short stories of the Lupin Family set in the Post Epilogue Portalverse established for A Little More Time.
Summary: Draco and Ginny Malfoy are going for a walk with their baby daughter. Someone listening in might be surprised at what they hear.
Written for the Gift of Gab Bookbasilisk Summer Challenge
Very interesting. I'm trying to picture it. I like the touch of Draco telling Ginny all different sorts of things are the family motto, and I like "stun first, ask questions later."
Draco does not strike me as being terribly in character, but he does strike me as being probably nicer than he lets on. A nice story
Author's Response: Thank you. I can imagine Draco would go a little - er - creative, when it came to telling her what the family moto was.
Well, yes, I'd have to agree on Draco - there is a bit of backstory to get him like this (but then he IS married to Ginny) and I'm leaning heavily on his family loyalty from the books. So he would be nicer at home :)
Summary: In the years since the fall of Voldemort, Severus Snape has lived outside of Britain. Then one idyllic day at the Burrow, surrounded by a plethora of Weasleys, spouses, and off-spring, Hermione Granger comes face to face again with her former teacher. Why is he even there, and why the hell is he watching her?
Enjoyable. I get the feeling that every single adult at that party, including Severus, had a hand in setting Hermione up, and that it has very little to do with Snape's new job.
I can perfectly appreciate the concept of a story written to a particular child's taste. I certainly won't argue with your daughter's.
Gee, and Mom only got me clothes...well, they were cute clothes...
Summary: Three years after Voldemort won the war, Hermione Granger is a fugitive concealed in the ruins of Hogwarts. For three years, she has sent up signals for the Order, and hoped someone would answer. And at last, someone has - the last person she wants to see... D / Hr
Angsty, a very intersting level of angst to sustain, BTW. I'm waiting to see how he gets her in to see Victor, and what that whole story is.