I'm Leah! I am 20-years-old and I'm an Archaeology and Anthropology student! I write fan fiction for fun, but I hope to write professionally someday. I am a mod here on MNFF, so if you need anything... feel free to ask!
I have 8 stories up! More soon!
~Understanding Eyes ~ McGonagall/Crookshanks
~Far Away ~ Harry/Ginny
~One with the Shadows ~ Draco
~Last Letter ~ OC AU (prologue in the works)
~Journey to Forgiveness ~ Oliver Wood Gauntlet submission
~Diary of a little girl ~ OC (full WIP in the works)
~From the Water's Edge ~ Harry/Eloise for Mar's romance class.
~A Forbidden Connection ~ Severus/Hermione
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The greatest banner ever made...by the GIMPler, HPobsession!
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Summary: This is a continuation of the first story with the same name.
I love your 'There they were' series! I've read it countless times, and still isn't old! I'll probably read it few hundred more times!
Author's Response: Thank you, Leah. How wonderful that you enjoy them so much. Those were the two first stories I ever wrote for the fandom. I wanted them to be different than the other stories out there that had them falling in love on their wedding night.
Summary: Another short continuation of The Long Wait and 3rd in the series. - Severus and Hermione deal with CROK. Will they learn their lessons? Doubtful.
I love this story! I have read it multiple times and I never get tired of it! I love this whole series! Severus and Hermione's kids are great! I love how they get their TV taken away... And Galaxy Quest...Alan Rickman is everywhere! Good story!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m so very happy you enjoyed this. I particularly like the way this story came out. LOL, Crooks and Osiris are TVholics.
Summary: "Monty Python and the Goblet of Fire" explores the profound question of what scenes from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" would be like if they were done as Monty Python sketches. Here the fic begins. A parody of the "Swedish subtitles" bit during the beginning credits of "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Written for a GoF parody challenge. Rated PG-13, because I'm unsure of the language factor. (Disclaimer: I don't own anything related to Monty Python, JK Rowling, or the owners of the Unofficial Monty Python site, who helped me out enormously. I'm making no money from this)
OMG! I loved that! It was so funny! You used the twins to the best of their ability... That is so how Hermione would have reacted! Good job!
Summary: “Behind every great man stands a great woman.” But what happens when the roles change? What is life like to a man who must live in the shadow of his wife? A wife who is neither great nor good, but wicked and cruel, and who only exists to serve her master… One-shot, written pre-HBP.
Wow. Your description is beautiful. I felt like I was there with him. I could see it all and feel it all.
Rodolphus has always been a character that I wondered about, this really sheds new light on him.
I like how you described his marriage and relationship with Bellatrix, I have always thought of her as the dominate one.
You can make gorgeous banners and amazing stories...*bows in respect*
Summary: Response to Winter Snows Challenge # 1 for Hufflepuff House.
The cold and the wet went unnoticed to the lone person wandering the streets. The numbness he felt had nothing to do with the chill. His heart was frozen. For him, this day, of all days, was the worst day of the year. How could anyone see this day as a cause for celebration? Certainly Voldemort was gone, but so was the one person who made life worth living. Seven years had passed since Voldemort’s downfall; but so had seven years since her smile was last seen. How anyone could pluck up the courage to celebrate this day was beyond him.
Brilliant! It brought tears to my eyes! Very well done!
One thing: “Don’t give me that, ‘I know,’ crap Ron.” There should be a comma after crap and before Ron, because Harry is talking to Ron.
I am in love with this story! Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'m glad you liked it. And thanks for pointing out my missing comma!
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I really like this story so far! I love the dynamic between the Weasley's you really do that well! I can't wait to read more! *wonders if Fred and George could help me find a man*
Summary: It’s Christmas Eve 1979. James and Lily Potter are getting ready to celebrate Christmas with their closest friends in Godric’s Hollow. They spend the entire day putting up decorations and preparing the feast. After a hard day’s work they decide to enjoy a cup of tea and exchange gifts in their sitting room, but Lily has more than one gift to share with her husband.
*Wipes away tear...* I love this. I've never read a story about when Lily told James she was pregnant. It is written beautifully. I loved how they interacted. That is how I had imagined Lily would have teased James and how he would have teased her. It was bittersweet, because of what I know to happen later, but you made my forget for a moment that they don't live happily ever after. Very well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for that lovely review. You really seem to have gotten the essence of the story :-)
Summary: It's nearly six months after the war, and when Molly Weasley reads the days' newspaper, in it is an article that forces her to reminisce over the events of the war, the effects of it on her life and the lives of those close to her. Meanwhile, Ron has news of his own…
No you didn't! I have tears in my eyes...It was beautiful and tragic. I...*takes deep breath in* It was well written. I wasn't expecting the ending.
Molly was very well written. Her thoughts were what I would expect them to be. She mourned for lost loved ones and put on a brave front for the living ones. She wasn't the same Molly we have all seen, she had changed, in a realistic way, because of the war. She would have done that at the end, kept the newspaper from Ron, at least for a short while. She is a Molly that had lost a lot and still lives on, no matter how hard it is.
It was a heart wrenching story. But a good one.
Author's Response: Hey Leah! *waves* Oh, I know - I did! I\'m sorry, so sorry... Thanks so much for all your thoughts on this, I\'m really glad you liked Molly\'s characterization, as I was worried some people wouldn\'t. It must have been so hard for her, having to carry a thousand burdans after the war, then this came and presented one more for her. But she shouldered it to save her son from having to do so as well, at least for a little while. I\'m really pleased that you liked it, thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Get inside Ariel Sachs' head as he tries to survive his last year at Hogwarts. The Triwizard Tournament is going to be hosted once again after twenty-three years and Ariel is going to find himself in the middle of it. He soon learns that in love and war anything goes and that things are not always what they appear. A story of jealousy, gossip, teenage hormones and first love. (Rated for later chapters)
QSQ Award for Best Male OC, Ariel Sachs
QSQ Nomination for best Same-Sex Pairing Fic
I can't thank enough my wonderful beta Lys. Without her this fic wouldn't be posible.
I love it! Dream boy has name...
I have a question though...How could professor Binns hold a letter in his hands when he is a ghost?
Nessa is the champion! Yea! I hope...
Author's Response: Well, ghosts can hold objects, can\'t they? I always thought they could. Oh, well. I loved the end of your review \"Yeah! I hope\" It pretty much sums up all that\'s going to happen in the fic. *giggles* Thanks for the review!
oh...cat fight! *sits and waits for the next one* No mystery guy? *is sad*
I like this one. From his mums letter I can see that Ariel's parents are interesting and funny.
I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: I like cat fights too! lol, Don\'t worry, Bahir will come back the next chapter. ;) I\'ll try and update as soon as posible! Thanks for the review!
Summary: Enter Verity, Faith's sister. Enter Charlie, Faith's colleague.
When Charlie comes home, Faith asks him to buy a present for her little sister. And that's when it all begins.
Realizing that Verity just might be the girl of his dreams, Charlie asks his mum to invite Verity for Christmas.
What happens at the Burrow? Read on to find out!
It was good. Very original. I loved the snowball fight.
I don't know if there is a prequel to this, or if this is a sequel. But it was a little hard to follow at times, with names of non-canon characters and such.
Charlie is how I always pictured him, there isn't much about him in the books, but that is how I think he would be.
You captured the post war feeling very well. Harry and Ginny both dead...(wipes tears away)
The growing of Charlie and Verity as a couple was nice, I like that she is a Squib, it adds depth to her.
Overall I like it! Two thumbs up!
Summary: After the downfall of Voldemort, Hermione decides to take a break and return to the Muggle world. Deciding to go on a Muggle cruise, Hermione realizes that it was the biggest mistake of her life. Now, she's stuck on a boat with her worst enemy. Fights and bickering continue to take place between them and maybe a little something else too...
Hermione makes new friends and meets up with an old friend, Jessie: an arrogant girl who treats Hermione like dirt and desperately tries to seek Draco's attention. (Slightly AU)
Thanks to some of my awesome readers, this story has been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese. For information on how you can see the translated version, please check my profile!
Status: Working on chapter 26. In the meantime, you can have a look at my new one-shot, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang!
Please note that the date of my last update is incorrect. Apparently there are some glitches in the system regarding to this. Chapter 25 was updated on the 7/09/09!
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill award in the Non-Canon Romance category
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Oh...I like the cliff-hanger. Will Draco get to her in time? Find out next time on... I really need to stay away from the sugar. Anyway, I love it. It is well thought out and the new characters are well done, not shallow.
Author's Response: thanks! you\'ll find out what happens...in the next chapter so hang on :D!
Summary: A SPEWish Covert Cupid for TheVanishingAct. Happy Valentine's Day, Professor Pat!
It's Seventh Year, and the new Headmaster has decreed that students must take some sort of course to fulfill the new Art Requirement. Our favourite characters have decided to take Drama. What kind of hilarity will ensue when the night of the first dress rehearsal arrives? Expect Hagrid as a Tree, Ron as Godric Gryffindor and Malfoy as the Amazing "Dancing" Ferret.
Ron/Luna, Prof. Pat/Hermione, Blaise/Himself
Okay, I love the Loin King and I sang along with Sal...maybe I shouldn't admit that...
I love it! It had imagination. Draco as a ferret again! I loved how you added real songs from real musicals. I laughed aloud more than once. I don't think there is a thing I would change.
Very nicely done!
Summary: This was written for magicalmaddie331 of Hufflepuff House for the Valentine's Day Covert Cupid Poetry Exchange.
Harry wonders just how he can send a Valentine's Day greeting to Ginny without raising suspicion.
Dear my lovely SPEW buddy, whom I love,
I love this! Harry/Ginny are one of my favourite ships and you write them well!
Ron and Hermione's snogging was a bit nauseating. I don't see them jumping on each other like that, but that is me!
I love how you characterized Harry. His memories of Ginny and how he responded to her and her love of the personal ads was well done. Having him send one to the paper for her was brilliant! The whole part with him trying to make it perfect was funny and heartwarming!
The poem was...genius! I laughed and sighed, it was great! Having it be the only one on the page was a great touch!
"There would never be another Valentine laced with so much love and devotion." ~ I love this last line, it ends the fic so well! Heck, I love the whole last paragraph! It has such imagery! You use all of the senses! Well, except taste, but that would be hard unless you had her lick the paper.
Anyway...I really like this fic! It is beautiful and heartwarming! *adds to favorites*
Author's Response: LOL, Leah love, you are too much! Thank you so much for the lovely review, it came on a day that I really needed a lift. I am so glad you were my SPEW buddy this month, and hope our friendship continues to grow! *hug*
Summary: ‘Everything went smoothly thanks to Hermione’, he reflected, after finishing his dinner. He knew she was the perfect choice, but wasn’t sure he could work with her efficiently enough. They were very different after all, and then there was their past. Sometimes he meant to know what Hermione was thinking of him and sometimes he meant to see that question in her eyes when he caught her secretly observing him. ‘Yes, everything is perfect,’ he admitted...
(giggles uncontrollably) I love this! Snape is bit OOC, but I don't care!
The whole Archmage of Camlann thing is a good idea, it brings the whole piece together.
You did a great job of flowing between memories and the present.
And I like the story line. I like Severus.
You made the relationship between them believable, which is hard to do!
Again, two thumbs up! (but not in the Australian way)
Author's Response: Thank you, leah! And thanks for the two thumbs up (not in the Australian way)!
Summary: The Malfoys are entertaining, and it is time for little Draco to go to bed. He, of course, can think of better things to do than sleep.
I enjoyed this very much! You characterized young Draco and godfather Severus nicely. I liked the banter between them; it mirrored their relationship later on in life, I think. I don’t have anything bad to say about this story. I really did enjoy it! I am taking a break from school work and stumbled upon this, and I couldn’t be happier that I did!
You made Draco just enough of a brat without making him too obnoxious, I liked that. Severus’ thoughts about putting Draco to bed were very much like him and something I could hear him thinking.
I loved how, in the end, you gave Severus something for him to connect to Draco with. ‘You might, once, when small, have been afraid. Not afraid of, but just afraid.’ I really like this line and how it ties them together.
Overall, amazing! I can’t wait to read more from you!
Author's Response: Darn it, the thing ate my reply. Anyway -- thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed this little study break, since oddly enough that\'s what I did to write it, too. There\'s just something about graduate programs...
The other fic with Draco and Severus in it is \"Discovering the Bible...\" if you were interested in seeing more of their connections and hostilities. It\'s a different sort of story, immediately post-HBP.
Summary: Hermione thinks of her love for Harry. Her mind is wandering and reflecting on her feelings for Harry and their relationship.
oh...I like this a lot. It shows her emotion really well. One part seemed a little out of place to me though..."You’re always conscious of your surroundings.
You’re always alert." I didn't understand why that was there, but besides that I loved it. Your choice of words described the feelings very well.
Author's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I\'m sorry for not typing more but I\'m totally blank roght now :-)
Summary: Ever wondered what turned Luna into a loony? One-shot.
aw...I love this story. It shows the relationship between Luna and her father so well. It also shows why she is the way she is. I loved it!
Author's Response: Thanks, whitty for that short but sweet review!
Summary: Terry Boot, Cho Chang, Anthony Goldstein and Mandy Brocklehurst all wait for one thing: news of the Final Battle. Everything you see is not always the truth, and emotions have a cunning habit of lying...
I have never read anything you have written until now and all I can say is: I have been missing out!
This story was brilliant! It had such sorrow and longing, it almost hurt to read it. You went into characters that I haven’t read a lot about and you gave them soul and life. A harsh and difficult life, but you wrote it beautifully. I felt as though I was there with them, your imagery was very well written. I could see the cave and field as I read it.
The characters were in such pain and they were all clinging to hope while being too afraid to discover if their hope was true. It was amazing. They all were different while all having the same mindset. Dreaming of a different life, but not doing anything to get to that life.
Cho shocked me. She was in such dispar. However, you kept her believable without her becoming annoying or over-the-top.
I was a bit confused when Cho had her hallucination, that part seemed a bit out of sorts. But, she was hallucinating, so it worked.
Overall, this story is moving and dark, it goes into characters in a way few stories do. Great job.
Summary: The Marauders are in their second year and it is a beautiful day. Of course James would want to play some Quidditch. But is Remus the athletic type?
This is just a little piece I wrote for Quidditch Tryouts on the MNFF Forums last fall. I see it as a companion piece to my larger fic, Moments of Bliss, a sort of missing scene, if you will.
Moony my old friend,
*giggles* I really love this! The dynamics of each character are great! The way they mix and interact is hilarious!
I can't write Quidditch to save my life! You did it, and did it well!
I have never thought about Remus and his Quidditch skills, but after reading this, I think he would have been horrible at it as well. Or at least he would much rather read than fly around with Bludgers hurling at him!
One little thing, you have Sirius and I think James once call Remus, Moony. But I thought they didn't know about his 'furry little problem' until later...around the age of fifteen.
I love how you ended this story! This totally would have happened! There is no way those people could pay Quidditch with one another and not have started fighting!
Overall, this fic is great, funny, and believable! Great job, luv!
Author's Response: Hey, watch it, my not so old friend! :) *hugs* I\'m glad you liked this little glimpse of my favorite characters in the whole wide world! I\'m also glad you liked the Quidditch, as that was the point of the writing exercise. I have to say, I enjoy writing it a bit, but I would not want to have to write it for 7 books. No wonder JKR had Umbridge ban Harry in book 5. LOL About them calling Remus Moony, they learned he was a werewolf in his second year, but became Animagi in their 5th, so they wouldn\'t have gotten their nicknames until around 15 or so, but I thought it was just like them to give Remus his, as soon as they knew. So that is why. :) I think I enjoyed writing the little bit of fighting more than the Quidditch. *giggle* I\'m really glad you liked it and thank you so much for the terrific review.