Summary: Written for the Winter Snows Challenge one – ‘Redemption’.
31st December, 1981
He was alone; the glittering silver of the frosted grounds eerily silent in the darkness. Somewhere, beyond the walls of the castle, someone else was alone with nothing but the shadows of the past and memories of unimaginable horrors echoing for eternity.
If only Hallowe'en had never happened...
A one-shot tale of trust, betrayal and learning to trust again. Please R/R!
Very good fic, thanks!
Author's Response: Thank you! So pleased you liked it :)
Summary: Severus has never seen the appeal of repetition, particularly of things that ended badly the first time. In his life, he has kept one pet, owned one broom, and had one close friend.
Winner of Mod Quicksilver Quill for Best Novel! Thanks, all!
Rating and warnings do not apply to all chapters; I just didn't want anyone hooked and then shocked.
O.K., I have to review. (-: I don't read fics here much (this is only my second visit) as there is a much bigger and much more better sorted fanfiction site called www.fanfiction.net with probably already more than 240 000 fics on Harry Potter. However, even with this amount I was still not satisfated with post-HBP fics on my favorite, slightly sinister character there (oh, I have plenty favorite stories there, however mostly AU or one-shots about the fatheful night on the Astronomy Tower). People have recently started to publish there also some pieces about Snape's origins - but after THIS (-: I have to tell you that all of it is rubbish - and I have managed only to read the last third of your story today...
(-: It's really absolutely great and as well as it your New Year's Eve one shot. (((-:
O.K., my main reason to review are two questions, so I should come to them - I hope you are (as you fully deserve!!!!!) feeling flattered enough now. ((((-:
My first is merily a suggestion: publish this at fanfiction.net under main character Snape - and I guess you will have many addicted readers after a couple of chapters. (-:
And the second - now really a question: could you write Snape's and Dumbledore's point of view on the time of Harry's (and Draco's) education? With the backround we can't see in the books like Dumbledore (McGonagall, Poppy) and he dicussing Lupin's appointment, dueling club and the Parseltongue, judging quidditch matches, spying again... Could be short - but I would love to read it from your point of view. You write so DAMNED GOOD and have all my favorite characters (actually all your main characters here - McGonagall, Dumbledore, Snape, Poppy) so good in character (O.K., partly maybe only in my wishes, but that doesn't really matter (-:) that I have to ask for it. (((-:
Author's Response: Let\'s see, that\'s now three other sites that I\'ve been told to post this on -- maybe I\'ll branch out a bit. fanfic.com scares me a little just by being SO huge, and rather -- permissive? MNFF has gotten to be home. Maybe I\'ll post some one-shots as lures and make the readers come here *evil laugh.*
I\'ve dabbled a little in the Harry years (\"Amazing and Adaptable...\" for instance) but for some reason don\'t like writing them as much. Perhaps it feels too much like trespassing. If any of the other little prompts catch a whole story, I\'ll certainly post it. Meanwhile, explore around a little on this site. There are some good writers on here, and the search function will call up characters and whatnot (I haven\'t tried it, but I think it\'ll also find stories featuring \"Every-Flavour Beans\" and the like.) Plus everyone has to get past the moderators, so everything is pretty well edited. Welcome to Mugglenet Fanfiction, and thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Ever since HBP and the famous interview with Jo conducted by Emerson and Melissa, there have been thousands of ideas and fics about Severus Snape and Lily Evans having some sort of romance. But Lily wasn't the only female in Snape's life...nor is the only type of love the romantic kind.
This is the story of someone else who has a connection with Severus, and how they have been, and still are, affected by him: Selena Snape, his sister.
"But I did...and I'm living with it. Because that's what we do...live with what we've done, live with our mistakes, the life we've made for ourselves."
I can't open this one. )))-:
Author's Response: :)
I can't open this one. )))-:
Author's Response: I\'m afraid that\'s how the new system works...you can see the next chapter before it\'s validated on the chapter screen, yet you are not allowed to access and read it. It\'s as though it\'s taunting you, huh? :(
This is an interesting idea - I really don't understand why people have to invent only romantic love stories when there is this family aspect as well. (-:
Author's Response: I agree. Not that there aren\'t some beautiful romance stories on this site...but there are certainly other possibilites. :) Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Harry has just witnessed the death of Professor Dumbledore, and chases after the murderous Snape before he can escape the grounds. But the former potions master easily captures Harry, and takes him back to Spinner’s End along with Draco Malfoy. What happens to Harry at Spinner’s End? Will Snape cement his allegiance to the Dark Lord and turn Harry over to Voldemort? What happens to Draco Malfoy? Will Voldemort punish him for his failure on the Tower? And what about Severus Snape - will Harry learn the truth about the former Death Eater at last?
This story is now complete, and presents an alternate ending to Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, in which Harry learns more than he could have ever imagined about Professor Snape and Professor Dumbledore. He must abandon many of his old convictions and come to an understanding of a new and different reality before setting out on his final journey to vanquish Lord Voldemort in Book Seven.
Yes, go on - this is perfect! (-:
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m not sure about perfect, but I am having a great time with it and rather ilke it myself. I submitted Chapter Two - Wrath today. Thanks for reading and leaving a note! ~Gina :)
Summary: The summer after fifth year, Severus Snape realises that he has to decide between Lily and his Dark companions and pursuits. Now all he has to do is get used to life at Hogwarts with no friends, get over his fascination with the Dark Arts, survive the Marauders, and convince Lily to acknowledge that he's alive.
Easier said than done.
I am impressed - wonderful story, really. (-: I would have surely noticed it sooner, but I mostly read fics only at fanfiction.net, so it escaped my attention previously. But I am VERY happy to have found it here. (-: I checked and you don't seem to have account at fanfiction but if you ever decide to publish there, this piece goes immediately to Severus Snape archive we have there. (-:
I have to say that I really like Prof. Llewellyn and Mary MacDonald in this - and yes, one only wishes that Severus would impress "his girl" with his actions. I only fear that she is by now blinded by her golden Potter. ))))-:
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the invitation, and I'm glad you like it. :) Prof. Llewellyn and Mary are my two favorite OC's to write, obviously, which is why they show up so much. Lily is an interesting one to try to figure out, though-- I have another chapter from her POV coming up. Thanks for reading and reviewing-- I'm not updating as frequently as I'd like, but there will be another chapter soon.