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Hello, I'm Hermione_Rocks, though you may call me Anna, or D.E, or Mrs. Snape . . . whatever flies your kite. I'm a high school student who is hopelessly obsessed with many things, such as Harry Potter, musicals (current favorite is Sweeney Todd), books/reading, various Internet web-sites, and food.

As you can probably tell, I have an incurable love for writing fan-fiction. Would I do better to be working on original fiction? Probably. But at the moment, I just want to have fun with writing. One day I hope to be published, but I'm really not in any rush. Right now, I just want to enjoy all this. :)

I hope you find something you'd like to read while you're here, and please leave a review to let me know your thoughts. I'm always looking for feedback, good or bad.


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A Different Sort of War by Sly Severus

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 194 Reviews
Summary: Long after a war ends the wounds remain. When forced to face something so horrific a part of a person’s very soul dies. People are left changed. Societies are left in shambles



During this time, people are prone to making bad choices. Horrible things are said and done because the bitter continue to fight. How can such a monstrous event ever truly be over? And how can those left behind truly regain their lives
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 25: Fallen

Aw, Frank still cares about her. Cute. ^.^ Was kind of random how Bellatrix showed up; is she somehow tracking Cassie's location? :s Hmm . . . *hurries to next chapter*

Author's Response: Heh. Tracking Cassie\'s location? No. That would be a little scary.

Thanks for the review, Anna.



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/05/07 Title: Chapter 20: A Private Moment

Aha, so that's how Severus paid for the bracelet. So basically, Narcissa paid for nearly everyone's Christmas gifts. :P Oh well, the gesture was still sweet. I really liked Hermione and Sevy's conversation, how he tries to intimidate her but it has no affect. And, the Sevy/Bella was actually . . . cute. Teehee.

As she smiled, he reached out and brushed his fingers across his lips.

Do you mean, brushed his fingers across her lips? This sentence just didn't feel right to me . . . otherwise, great job! :D

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Anna. And yes, Narcissa ended up pretty much financing Christmas, but she doesn\'t care, so no harm done. :D

And yes, that should have been her lips. I really should run off and change that. Thanks for pointing it out. And thanks for the review.



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/08/07 Title: Chapter 4: Exhaustion

It's really interesting how Bellatrix is so trained to be a servant. She's always seemed like a very strong person. She's so...destroyed. Oh no, I might be feeling sorry for her! :P

I really liked this chapter. It's certainly another kind of war, and I'm wondering who's going to "win".

One nitpick: “Set down, with me, before you fall down.” -- I think you mean sit down. Otherwise, nice job!

Author's Response: *squee* I love getting reviews for this! *huggles Anna*

*huggles Bella* Bella has been through a lot. It\'s sad what she has been reduced to, but it could have been worse. With the way her life has turned out, she\'s been lucky to maintain the amount of humanity and sanity that she has. She\'s struggling now, but she\'s finally somewhere, where people aren\'t trying to hurt her.

I\'m glad your enjoying it. It\'s a lot of fun to write. It\'s a bit different than anything I have ever tried before and I\'m really very attached to it.

I fixed the typo. Thank you for pointing it out. You\'d be surprised how often I do that.

Anyway, thanks so much for the lovely review!



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/01/07 Title: Chapter 8: Unexpected Events

*squees* I spy, with my little eye, Sevy! :D *jumps* Anywho, really excellent chapter. It's so sad how everyone deals with the aftermath of the war; Harry and Neville becoming so angry, Hermione sheltering herself like that, and of course those who have become slaves...in a way it's almost as though the wizarding world has moved backwards instead of forwards, even though Voldemort is gone.

To Hermione’s shock, her once snarky professor lowered his head and turned to obey. She never imagined that she would hear someone speak to Severus like that, but it was even more surprising to watch him take it, without even a sarcastic remark.

This part was very nicely done. How terrible. Before we had only seen Bellatrix as a slave, but this shows how much it has affected all of them.

I think this was your best chapter so far, actually. Am I a bit biased since my favorite character made an appearance? Maybe. :) But I still think it was a wonderful chappie. Great job!!





Author's Response: YAY! Thanks Anna! You didn\'t really think I would leave Sevy out, did you? *huggles Sevy*

Thanks so much for the review. And I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter. I promise you will be seeing more of Severus, throughout. :D



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/01/07 Title: Chapter 8: Unexpected Events

*squees* I spy, with my little eye, Sevy! :D *jumps* Anywho, really excellent chapter. It's so sad how everyone deals with the aftermath of the war; Harry and Neville becoming so angry, Hermione sheltering herself like that, and of course those who have become slaves...in a way it's almost as though the wizarding world has moved backwards instead of forwards, even though Voldemort is gone.

To Hermione’s shock, her once snarky professor lowered his head and turned to obey. She never imagined that she would hear someone speak to Severus like that, but it was even more surprising to watch him take it, without even a sarcastic remark.

This part was very nicely done. How terrible. Before we had only seen Bellatrix as a slave, but this shows how much it has affected all of them.

I think this was your best chapter so far, actually. Am I a bit biased since my favorite character made an appearance? Maybe. :) But I still think it was a wonderful chappie. Great job!!





Author's Response: You got excited about Sevy and hit the submit button twice, huh? Real response below. Thanks so much for reviewing, Anna.



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/30/07 Title: Chapter 12: Cats and Owls

Severus and...Bellatrix? >.> Well, I kind of suspected it, but...hmm. I don't know...Bella's too evil for him. :P Although, Severus buying the cat for her was pretty cute. Still...while I have softened towards Bellatrix, I don't think she deserves Sevy. >.> *coughs* I'm sure you'll prove me wrong in the future chapters though. So, anyway, this was still an excellent chapter. And Severus was in it, so that made it even better. :) Nice job, Elle!

Author's Response: *huggles Bella and hides her from mean words*

Thanks for the compliments and I\'m glad you liked the chapter, even if you were less fond of my pairing of choice. :p



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 26: A Promise

Oh, so Bellatrix isn't tracking her, just went to see Severus that day. That's a relief, LOL.

And (I can't believe I'm about to write this) they can't put Bellatrix back in Azkaban! She doesn't deserve that for trying to help. Grr. But Harry paying for her exam was really sweet. He's coming around! *squish*

And it just makes me snort every time Severus insists on carrying Bella around. :P It's cute, in an odd way, but also just amusing.

Author's Response: Heh. No, Bella isn\'t tracking her. I promise.

*hugs Bella* She\'ll be okay. And Harry is indeed coming around. I promised he would.

I\'m glad you laughed at Sevy. It was supposed to be funny. :D

Thanks for another review. *hugs Anna*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/19/07 Title: Chapter 11: Box of Memories

It's interesting how in love Bellatrix and Rodolphus were. Not that I read many stories involving them, but usually they don't seem to care about each other to that extent. But it's sweet, and certainly gives Bellatrix more history.

*giggles* Oh dear, this is going to be an -- interesting -- dinner party... ;D

Author's Response: Bellatrix and Rodolphus are actually one of the more interesting couples to read. Sometimes they written as being madly in love, sometimes they married out of duty, but get along all right, sometimes they plain out hate each other. I\'ve also written their relationship many different ways, but I usually get the best response from readers when they\'re in love.

*smiles* The dinner party. Well, there are no attempted murders or anything like that. No, actually, everyone is pretty well behaved. But you\'ll see for yourself, as soon as the next chapter appears. ;)

Anyway, thanks so much for the review. *huggles*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/18/07 Title: Chapter 15: Time To Go Home

Another great chapter, as usual. :D I really don't know what else to write, just that I hope there are many more chapters coming. ;) Teehee.

Author's Response: *giggles* Actually, there are many more chapters coming. It twas a long fic. Thanks for the review. *huggles*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 03/31/07 Title: Chapter 3: An Unusual Purchase

So I followed your *lovely* banner for this story and...wow. This fic is really good.

For some reason, I was convinced that Ella was Severus' daughter up until this chapter. >.< I guess it was the black hair, but lots of people have black hair....

Anyhow. Intriguing concept that some of the Death Eaters were sold as slaves...an alternative to Azkaban. I am wondering how her magic was taken away, though. I'm surprised at Harry's coldness towards his friends, with the letter. He was so...distant. I guess he's been through a lot, but it was a little hard for me to imagine him so cold towards them. Anyhow, great story!

Author's Response: *smiles* Suzie is such a great banner maker. :D

Severus\' daughter... I like that. I was little worried the hints were too strong. I always worry about that. Oddly enough, the one time I wrote about Severus having a daughter, she didn\'t even have black hair. :D

Yes, the Ministry saw certain advantages to the slave approach. And as you can imagine, if the Ministry thinks it\'s a good idea, it really isn\'t. Hmmm...you might be a tad disappointed in how they lose their powers, it\'s not very glamarous...

Harry\'s coldness in the letters was more from fear and concern than anything else. He was upset and not thinking about being friendly. However, he does have a temper, especially where Death Eaters are concerned and there will be some problems between him and some of his friends.

Anyway, thanks so much for the review. I\'m really glad that you enjoyed the story. :D



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/12/07 Title: Chapter 21: Family Honor

I liked this chapter. It was nice getting Lucus' character more fleshed out, and his relationship with Draco. But . . . I really have a hard time seeing Harry do some of these things.

I liked how Harry acted initially, just kind of giving Draco a frosty indifference, but at the same time being polite and saying his son would be welcome at the school. But some of his other comments . . . I don't know, I just don't think Harry is that biased or cruel. :s He's not my favorite character by any means, but he's always tried to be a good person.

Regardless, I still enjoyed this chapter, and like Draco I hope Lucus does well as a Slytherin. :D

Author's Response: Anna!

Thanks for the review.:D

And Harry. A lot of people do find him unbelievable. All I can say is that he has suffered a lot and it has changed him. He is currently so lost in his grief that he isn\'t really seeing things clearly.

However, he is still Harry. In the end, he will try to do the right thing. He just needs to see things in a different way.

*huggles for another lovely review*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 07/31/07 Title: Chapter 18: A Christmas Kiss

Eee, I've been gone from this fic too long! Ah well, more to read at once. :D So anyway, I am really becoming too fond of Bellatrix because of you. This is not good. :P I still think she's too evil for Sevy though. Heh. However, I loved the bracelet he gave her. Very Slytheriny and cute. How did he pay for it though? Unless he already had it? That did confuse me. Anyhow, great job. :D

Author's Response: Hi Anna! *huggles* Thanks for the lovely review. It\'s nice to hear that you\'re softening towards Bella. And how Sevy paid for the bracelet will be revealed. He did buy it. *looks mysterious*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/13/07 Title: Chapter 22: Facing It

O.o With everything else going on in this story, I had totally forgotten that Tonks had lost her job! *blush* Anywho, it was sweet how everyone wants to help her out.

And Bellatrix at Rodolphus' grave! I think that was one of my favorite scenes in this whole fic so far. It was really . . . great *is too sleepy to think of another synonym :P*. I don't read many fics with Bellatrix and Rodolphus, but when I do they don't seem to have a very loving relationship, and I like how you've changed that and shown that they really loved each other. It's refreshing, and it's sweet. :)

Author's Response: *huggles Anna*

Thanks for another lovely review. I\'m glad you like my Rodolphus/Bella. I don\'t usually write their relationship as loving either, but I have to try new things. :D



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/11/07 Title: Chapter 32: A Forgotten Law

Yay, Sevy has a chance at freedom too! *dances* :D

/a rather pointless review as Anna scurries off to the next chapter

Author's Response: Well, it really wouldn\'t have been very nice of me to leave him as a slave.

Thanks for the review. *hugs Anna*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/17/07 Title: Chapter 23: A Bad Idea

Aww. Ya know, I don't know who to feel worse for in this chapter: Lucus and Cassie, or Frank. Obviously Frank is being a mean little git here, but at the same time he's obviously suffering as much as Cassie. Poor things.

And, is it wrong that I giggled at the last words of this chapter? :) I feel terrible for Cassie, but it just seemed like such a desperate and silly thing to do, starting a petition. It also seemed very much like a young Hermione, with her SPEW that ended up doing nothing much. :D

Author's Response: They\'re all suffering. *huggles little ones* And they\'re all too young to really do anything, so they\'re just in limbo, trying to cope.

And poor Cassie is desprete. But I\'ll tell you now, she has less sucess than Hermione did with SPEW. She doesn\'t even get to ask for a signature...

Anyway, thanks so much for the review. *hugs*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/11/07 Title: Chapter 33: Something To Fight For

Aww. It's nice that Severus is so happy and in love, and the proposal was just . . . really cute. :D

(but I still say she's too evil for him :P)

Author's Response: Hey! Don\'t call Bella evil. *cries* *hugs Bella* She\'s really sensitive you know. :P

I would also like to point out that Sevy\'s slate isn\'t exactly clean either...

Anyway, now that I have defended Bella. Thanks so much for the review. *hugs Anna*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/11/07 Title: Chapter 34: A New Beginning

Aww, Harry really did come around. I'm glad we finally got a chapter from his PoV, it shows that he really does feel genuine regret and such. I am wondering if much of this was Hermione's influence, or if it had been building for a while. But either way (or a combination of both ways), I'm pleased he did. :)

Author's Response: *smiles* Yes, Harry really did come around. He struggled, but he finally let the better part of himself come through. And it was building all along, but without Hermione and all the events in the story, he may have never come to this conclusion.

Thanks for another lovely review.



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/26/07 Title: Chapter 6: Second Chances

No, I didn't abandon this story. *huggles* I just...um... *too lazy to think of an excuse :P* Honestly, I just kind of forgot, for some reason I thought I'd already read this chapter and then realized I hadn't...

Anyhow. So I really liked this chapter. Poor Remus. Sirius was like his brother. But it shows a lot for him that's he's able to trust his wife so much. Great chapter! :)

Author's Response: Yay! Anna! All my regular readers seem to resurfacing. You guys are really making my day. *huggles*

And yes, it is a lot to ask of Remus. Obviously, it is something that would be very hard on him. But he loves his wife and daughter. He wants them to be happy. And I truly believe that Remus is someone who would value the idea of second chances. Thanks so much for the review!



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/03/07 Title: Chapter 13: An Unexpected Friendship

Heh...I guessed Narcissa in the first paragraph of this chapter. Not many HP characters would describe themselves as rich and beautiful. Although up until this chapter I'd been pretty clueless.

Interesting that Hermione made relationships with both Draco and Narcissa. What has Draco been doing all these years, then? Has he really just been sitting in the house for eleven years? Ouch. That's like Azkaban. Though, I guess he had company, but still.

Well, another great chapter. :) And, how do you pronounce Lucus? Is it like Lucas with more of an "uhh" sound (if that makes any sense :P)?

Author's Response: Yeah, Narcissa is pretty much the only character who would consider herself rich and beautiful. *giggles* She never seemed overly modest to me.

As for Draco, yes, he\'s pretty much been sitting around the house. He would risk going out occasionally, taking precautions, but he was pretty much restricted to the house. He was lucky to have Narcissa and Lucus.

As for Lucus, it is Lucas. I just don\'t spell it that way. I\'m not really sure why, but it is pronounced the same way, in my mind, at least.

Thanks so much for review. *huggles*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/27/07 Title: Chapter 7: Deep Dark Secrets

So Bellatrix is completley turned against the Dark Lord now? Hmm. I have a hard time seeing that. I agree that she didn't mean to kill Sirius, but most of her other actions don't seem like things she would regret.

However, you wrote her regret and pain very well. You could see very clearly how much she hated what she'd done, and how scared she was of losing Cassie's trust. And I still admire Remus for how he's handling everything. Well done. :)

Author's Response: See, I don\'t find it hard to believe that Bella could turn against the Dark Lord. Sometimes that causes problems in my fics because very few people agree with me. I hope this didn\'t make the story seem too unrealistic for you. To me, it makes sense for her to turn on him. He was the reason she accidently killed her cousin. He was the reason she was imprisioned and enslaved. He was the reason her husband was killed. Everything he believed in was proven false to her by her young niece. I don\'t see how she could continue to believe in him, but as I said, this is something that seems to cause me some trouble.

I\'m glad her regret, pain, and fear came out so well. And yes, Remus is handling the situation very well. But looking at canon, I find that he usually does. He has an air of acceptance about him that the other characters lack.

Thanks so much for the review. *huggles*