Summary: No one is born a killer. This is the story of the night Lucius Malfoy became one.
I thought this was really believable. In the books, I don't think we see a first kill, so we never really know how the Death Eaters feel about it. You described Lucius' feelings about it perfectly.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I\'m glad you liked it. I figure no matter who you are or how you were raised it would be hard for someone to kill. I\'m glad you found it believeable. Thanks for the review!
When The Line Has Been Crossed (It's Time For Revenge...) by Hermione_Rocks
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]
Summary: The Marauders have tormented, bullied, and teased Severus Snape since their first year at Hogwarts together. The night comes one day in their sixth year when they cross the line...but it won't be Severus who takes revenge...
Off-shoot to my fic Living With What's Done, but can be read on its own. Originally written for the June/July Monthly Challenge number 5: Revenge.
Rated 3rd-5th years for language, just to be safe.
I really enjoyed this. Their relationship as brother and sister is so believable. Good work!
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
Summary: Andromeda has just had her first big fight with Ted. She has ran out of the house and is feeling alone and abandoned. She gave up her family to be with Ted. What if it was all a mistake.
This is a song fic to Avril Lavigne's Nobody's Home from her album Under My Skin.
I never thought about how Andromeda might have second thoughts like this, but you described this so well. Great work!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I always assumed that Andromeda would have second thoughts. It\'s human nature to question your decisons, especially when things aren\'t going that well.
Summary: I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Follows the relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. To the song For Good from the amazing Broadway musical Wicked.
You captured their feelings for themselves and each other so well. It shows the love-hate relationship perfectly between the two, and how they both must have felt when Dumbledore said he had to be killed. Great work!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you!
Summary: Tom Riddle calls a meeting and gives those attending a present, of sorts...
Originally written for the Winter Tales' third challenge, A Winter Miracle.
Not your average Christmas time miracle though...
I really enjoyed this. I agree that it was very different, but still worked well with the theme and was well-written.
Author's Response: Thanks very much! :)
Summary: Parody of the song 'Frosty the Snowman'.
This was originally written for the Winter Tales' second challenge, A Christmas Carol Parody.
It's really cute; great work!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Eileen Snape decorates the Christmas tree, and Tobias Snape looks on.
Substance abuse is minor, but just in case...
This was originally written for the Winter Challenge prompt number five, Oh Christmas Tree, and it won first place!
That was sad, but sweet too. Good job.
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
Summary: Salazar Slytherin fled Hogwarts a mere day ago. Now, scarred and pained, the Four Founders reflect on broken promises and the memories of what used to be.
This is beautifully written; I loved it.
Author's Response: *giggleblush* Thank you! :)
Summary: All his life, Peter Pettigrew has been pushed to the side. Desperate, distraught, and tired of being second rate, he sets out on a much needed vacation, and finds a little pub named the Green Dragon...
Originally written for the New Years' fifth challenge, At the Sign of the Green Dragon.
I like they way you've portrayed Peter in this. This is an interesting start; I look forward to seeing what happens to Peter next.
Author's Response: Chapter two is in the queue. Thank you for reading and leaving a review! :)
I really liked this; it's an interesting take on Peter's feelings about his future, the marauders (sp?), etc.
Author's Response: Thanks for the nice review!
Summary: A Death Eater watches the flames in his fireplace, and reflects over his life.
This is great. I really liked how you compared a Death Eater to the flames; and how it compares to how they feel about being a Death Eater, no matter how loyal they might be.
Author's Response: Thank you! :)
Summary: Night after night the dream returns. One evening she decides to act upon it.
Will following the dream's footsteps provide the same results in life? Will time have healed all wounds? Can broken bridges ever be mended?
Originally written for the second New Years' challenge, Dreams.
Very well written. I like how you brought their child into this, as well as the way the dream was written. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you! :)
Summary: Red is a striking color.
This was originally written as a drabble for Wendelin's romance class on the forums. Here is the lengthened version. This takes place during Hermione's seventh year.
Very interesting. I don't support this ship, but you were able to keep Severus and Hermione in character, and it was very well written.
Author's Response: Thanks very much! :)
Summary: Bellatrix has spent countless years in Azkaban. One night she gets the chance to escape. A missing scene from OotP.
This story came in first place for the third Spring Challenge, A Different Viewpoint! :)
Very good. I love the descriptions you've used in this story. They are very vivid and powerful.
Author's Response: Glad you liked, thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Merope Gaunt is sick of bending over backwards to please her family, is sick of always doing things wrong, is sick of always being off the mark. She mixes up a potion to change her life, hoping that maybe this time she's done something right.
Originally entered for the fifth New Year's Challenge, To Laugh or Cry.
I really enjoyed reading this. This part of Voldemort's past isn't explored much, so it was very interesting to read about.
Author's Response: I\'m pleased you enjoyed! Thanks for the review! :)
Summary: It wasn’t enough. It was never enough. How could it ever be? His whole life had been one error, one failure after another. No matter what he did to redeem his errors, make up for them, compensate in some way, it did not matter. And it never would. Because now, lying here in this hospital, his heart threatening to stop at any moment, now it did not matter. He had failed; there were no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’ about it. He had failed them, he had failed himself…and he had failed her.
A regret filled Severus and Hermione tale.
Very good. I love your characterization of Snape here; you've shown him being a bit weaker and more gentle than we see in the books, but it is still very believable and in character.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I love writing about Severus. :D
Summary: What do you do when there's nothing left to do?
Very interesting; you've described everything in a very real and powerful way. It reminds me of Selena, showing the same feelings of regret and weakness that she showed after she heard the news about Snape.
Author's Response: Ah, yes, Selena -- this does sound similar, doesn\'t it? :) Thanks for the review!
Summary: Draco has lived a dull, solitary life under the Dark Lord's rule for the past two years. One night Pansy Parkinson steps into his life, changing everything he knows. Draco/Pansy one-shot.
This was written originally for wendelin the wierd's First Year Romance class, as the final assignment for that class.
One thing I loved about this story was how you explained their relationship and their motives. Slytherins clearly set high standards for each other, especially within family. It was interesting to read about Pansy's reasons for becoming a Death Eater, whether for her family or for herself. I also liked how you compared Andromeda to her sisters. Comparisons like those seem to be made often between Slytherins as well, and you captured that perfectly.
Author's Response: Lol, yes, Slytherins do like to set high standards and compare people to one another. ;) I\'m so glad you enjoyed the story, thanks for another lovely review! *huggles*
Summary: Narcissa Black is called a word that she does not know the definition of. Curious to find out the meaning, she strikes up a conversation with Severus Snape.
A light, short piece showing a snippet of Narcissa's time at Hogwarts.
Very cute. Everyone was perfectly in-character, and I love the word :D. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! :D
Summary: Her spine curled against the base of the tree, she watched the bird perched on a branch above her head carefully. Its bright yellow feathers seemed to glow slightly in the dark, its small beak opening and closing in endless chatter.
“Silencio,” she whispered, aiming her wand at the little creature. The bird’s twitters quieted, its beak parting in silence now. She needed the thing muted for the next step, the more important one, otherwise neighbors may come intrude. And that was the last thing she wanted.
You've created a very interesting mood with this story. I like the way you describe Bella's sadism and prejudice, and Andromeda's willingness to completely go against her family's values, as well as her denial that her relationship with Ted will change her and her family's life. Between Bella's conversation with her sister and the way she treats the bird, a dark, eerie tone is created to the story, in a different way, and I really enjoyed that.
Author's Response: I had a lot of fun with this little fic. :D I\'m pleased you enjoyed, thanks for the review!