My real name is Natalie but everyone calls me Nat-Pat, this is because of my father's evil workmates. The day i was born my dad's best friend put a big sign up in their workshop saying 'Big Dave's got a Nat Pat!' and the name stuck.
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This is the Coats Memorial Chruch from chapter 8,
This is actually the church that my University graduation will take place in! Yipee!
And here are the dresses from chapter 9, Mrs Weasley's is Guenevere and the other girls' are Iona.
And here you can find the dress i have in mind for Ellie.
Summary: PRE-HBP!!! Harry starts out his sixth year in sorrow at the loss of Sirius. Ginny helps him to overcome it, and our heroes learn a lot about life and love. This story has been completed! Special thanks to my mod, Danielle and to my fantastic readers!
Well, *wipes away the tears* lovely, just lovely *sniff*
Okay so you're evil. Completely and utterly evil. You can't just leave us hanging like that, it's not fair! Update ASAP or i'll be sending you a nasty hex with the next post!
Author's Response: Hahaha! That's why I don't give out my address! People are always wanting to hex me because of my spoilers! I'm safe, as long as you don't have an owl. They could probably find me.
Another very touching chapter, the spoiler is another nasty one though!
Wonderful, wonderful, your best chapter to date!
That was so good! Finally he just goes ahead and kisses the girl, he certainly knows how to take his time!
Author's Response: "And you don't know why, you're just dying to try you wanna, kiss the girl!" Haha, I love that song. Anyway, yeah, this was a really satisfying chapter to write, and I think it works really well.
How do you do it? Another wonderful chapter that hit all the right notes. Good, good!
I have to hand it to you, yo're very, very good. Brilliant! I'm afraid i've got to go again, i have a little brother who has been harping on about getting his turn on the computer for the last hour and my mother has finally made me give him a shot, i'll be back ASAP to finish reading!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your praise. As for little brothers, I have six and heaven knows I understand!
So i have a few hours before my copy of HBP makes it to my doorstep (lazy bloody postman!) so i took up on your hint about shameless advertising. It was a really interesting first chapter, I love the way that Ginny can be that little bit stern while still being very caring. I liked the teaser so i'm going to read on. I see you've got thirty chapters so i've got my work cut out for me but i'm confident i'll make it, esepecially if the rest of the chapters are as good as this one!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! The wait for HBP was excruciating. I got it at about 6 on Saturday morning, finishing it in 3 and a half hours. It was soooo good! Thanks for taking me up on my advertising offer!
Such a sweet chapter, poor Ginny's all confused, boys'll do that to you. I really liked and can't wait to read on, seriously i can't, i'm off...now...
Author's Response: Amen. ;) I hope you enjoy what's coming!
Although it was a little bit short, i believe that length is no determination of quality and you had that by the bucketload. I loved the image of Fred and George getting beaten over their heads with spoons, that was very funny. It was also really great to see that Sirius is still giving Harry pointers, even from beyond the grave!
Author's Response: I honestly had a laugh over the image of Mrs. Weasley getting her children out of her kitchen by attacking them with utensils. As for short, so many of my chapters are. I make up for it, I guess, by there being a lot of them.
YAY! On two counts this time, Remus and Tonks are engaged and Harry and Ginny are finally getting themselves sorted! Whoo hoo! Again i really loved the chapter, it was excellent and the teaser has got me begging for more!
Author's Response: Remus and Tonks, in HBP, I was worried about. There's not really much in Phoenix to hint that they would get together, but I'm one of the ones who hoped for it. Why on earth would Harry think that it would be Sirius that she loved? They were related for Pete's sake!
Krum?!?! Never saw it coming, it didn't even enter my mind but it's very cool none the less. Ron would have to get upset wouldn't he, i swear to god, he can be such a prat sometimes. I hope he isn't going to get his goat up too much?
Author's Response: Yeah, I don't think that I ever really thought that Krum would be the teacher, but I definitely never saw it being...well, if you've read the book, you know who. As for Ron, I'm afraid he will be rather prattish for a bit.
Cho as head girl? hmm *sticks tongue out in a very childish manner* I'm glad that Harry didn't smile back properly and that Ginny sorted her out. But you've got me rather worried, Malfoy can have anything he wants, whenever he wants - that doesn't sound good.
Author's Response: Yeah, I kind of like Cho, at least when she's not sobbing all over Harry. As for Malfoy, after book six, I think he deserves to die! Hahaha.
Tonks is expecting, that's so wonderful yet so sad at the same time. Harry and Ron never really do understand things do they? They could really use that translator that they keep talking about, but then again, couldn't we all. Good work, i can't wait to read the next one!
Author's Response: Hey again! Harry and Ron have the tendency to not get things but sometimes they probably understand more than we give credit for. I'll get the next one up as soon as I can!
Okay so it was a great chapter but my copy of HBP just arrived and as much as i would like to read on (because i love this story so much), i really, really want to read the real thing but i solemnly swear that i'll be back within the next couple of days to read the rest. I promise . Keep up the really terrific work! *10**10**10
There will be no angry, I-Hate-Percy message here. I think this was a terrific chapter and i'm really glad that Percy showed some humility. I'm one of those terribly optimistic and, some would say, naive people who think that family is family. It doesn't matter what they do or say, they're still your flesh and blood. So i liked it, well done you for writing such a sensitive chapter. 10
Author's Response: Isn't it sad that the world has come to what it is where the family is being so demeaned? It just ticks me off. Thank you so much for the review, you know how much I appreciate them!
Very good! You filled in the gaps really well, poor Tonks! Like one of the other reviewers before me i'd love to think that Remus mauled Wormtail before he died, please tell me that he did!
Author's Response: No biting but a mauling definitely happened! I'm glad you liked it. I wanted to write about what had happened since I was never clear about it in the chapter where we learned he had died. Thank you for the review!
I'm back again! Don't you love it when people keep their promises? Another excellent chapter. I'm glad that McGonagall didn't give Harry a worse telling off, she can be such a gem at times!
Of course your writing makes us happy! I'm so worried about Tonks and Remus but so happy that Harry and Ginny are back on track!
I'm sure Harry was trying to talk to Ginny, no snogging on his mind at all. The spoiler was another nasty ones, you really like them, don't you? Good chapter and Krum's advice was sound.