I'm a recent convert to fanfiction with a fixation on Remus/Tonks, though I also love any pairing that is canon (yes, I'm a book nazi). After reading the Shoebox Project over on lj, I'm afraid to read anything Marauder Era, since that is absolutely magnificent. It is, in fact, what converted me to fanfiction, since I used to hate it. I always read badly-written, ridiculously-paired, character-destroying fanfics, so I hated it until I read Shoebox and realized that it can be good. I'm trying to follow their pattern and make my writing and characterizations as true as possible. Please let me know anything I can do to improve!
For now, I'm sticking to one-shots that (hopefully) give some insight into the characters. I tend to write late at night, when my mind is a bit mixed up, so expect some rather stream-of-consciousness type things.
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.
I absolutely loved the grief scene. The rest of it was very good, too, especially as it's what we've been waiting for all along. But that one part was my favorite. I love how they just fell on each other instinctively, naturally, and ignored all the thoughts that would stop them. It reminded me of Ron & Hermione at Dumbledore's funeral: the people that you turn to, without thought, in grief are the ones you love most.
Girl Meets Wolf; or The Unlikely Love Story of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks by hannahlinnekamp
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 29]
Summary: Behold! Here is the story of what happened behind the scenes in OOTP and HBP, the story of a feisty Metamorphmagus who falls in love with a hesitant werewolf.
Chapter one, Call me Tonks, describes their first encounter. It takes place at the beginning of OOTP.
Read and review, but most of all, enjoy!
PS: Does not contain HBP spoilers, but further chapters will (but you really should have read it by now, of course).
Edit: I had always planned to continue this tale, but never had the time. Unfortunately, in light of recent tragic events in Deathly Hallows, I'm really not very motivated to write the rest of the story... So this is the first and only chapter. Sorry guys. Still, enjoy!
I want Tonks's t-shirt. Bloody brilliant. Anyway, I pretty much agree with what everyone else said. Great characterizations, and I like your style, but I kept waiting for Sirius to go, "Wait . . . Tonks? Are you Andromeda's daughter?" He wouldn't recognize her at all (even if she weren't a Metamorphmagus!), but her mother was his favorite cousin. Keep it up!
Summary: It’s Valentine’s Day 1998 and Ron Weasley is figuring out how to confess his undying love to the girl of his dream. But how do you tell Hermione Granger your true feelings without embarrassing yourself in front of her? Ron decides to make an attempt on writing a poem. A poem of confessions, hope and love.
Nice. I absolutely love the line
"Parchment and tangerine
My Amortentia is you."
Not sure I like all the food analogies, though. There are just too many! But still, very cute.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. I'm glad you liked that line, it's one of my favourites.
As for the food, it's because I wanted to find something Ron could be familiar with and food was just the answer;-)