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~LucillaJoanna (LJ)aka lucilla_pauie (here) aka Dayang Lucilla (dramione.org/ff.net) is busy-busy with original fiction. But every now and then she gets a fit of fan fiction, like allergy. A beloved allergy.

I'm a Filipina, living in the Philippines, spending my waking hours reading and writing. I have high hopes, like most everyone, but for now, I relish writing and being read here.

The stories you'll find here are a mad medley. I love the HP-universe in its entirety, and so write vastly within this vast world of people and eras. However, I don't stray far from romance-- you know, pairings and life lemons. I love those quotes that more often than not end up hackneyed in email/SMS forwards. If I don't quote them directly, they inspire the pieces you'll see here.


I don't think there's one I can't or won't write (except slash, younger generation/older generation, OC's). I was hooked into fan fiction for these snippets of sweets we don't get to read from the HP books. Even though I write horror in RL, I'm a very girly girl, the kind that squeals while reading the Twilight series even for the nth time. Incidentally, unless they're Joyce Carol Oates or Neil Gaiman or maybe William Faulkner come back to life, I scoff at those who scoff at Twilight (friendly&fond scoffing, now. ^_^ Everyone's entitled to their own tastes and opinions, aye?). Back to topic, it's a disappointment to shippers to favorite me because I write Dramione this week, and then write a Ron/Hermione the next. Hee.

Asked what my OTP is, I'll say it's Ron/Hermione, but that's only because I love Hermione and I'm loyal to what JKR decided. But I think I don't have an OTP. I ride, I ship, I bike and even cook them all. I have Haxime and Frangelina. I also have a list of the pairings I have yet to try, but I'm too immersed in three WIP's, both here and in RL.

General Fics:

If not in the Romance subcats, my stories go here. They're all dear to me. They're mostly Challenge entries, so they were written with motives. ^_^ Five are Post-DH yarns, and two of these (Little Things; A Shower of Stardust) concentrate on the white noise after the War.

Great Lady of Magic was originally five chapters, but due to the Challenge deadline, became a one-shot instead. The cramming and compression seemed to have worked nonetheless; it's my first First Place since I started joining the Challenges in New Year 2007!

The Prince's Unshared Tale: Uncut is my little peace offering to Snape, whom I have slandered until July 22, 2007. Still, you have to admit he's been very stubborn and stupid.

The Art of Weaselling: I enjoyed this one so much. I liked Neville's grandma's inveigling tactics and Great Uncle Algie's slyness. What is One Picture Worth? is my stab at a historical. Loved the research and the flowery, courtly English I had to use, though I tried not to make it a la Shakespeare too much.

Bonds of Magic has been solicited into someone's blog during the DH fever. It still comes up when I google my real name. I'm embarassed, LOL. It was too fluffy compared to the book. Phew.

Alternate Universe:

Dark/Angst, I won't; Humor, I can't. I think Ron's Best Friend can be classified as the latter, but to be safe from sneers, I just put it into Ron/Hermione. AU is the only other cat I have here. How to Hold Sway is very much at the top of my favorites and I'm thinking of expanding on some questions it triggered from readers. I originally posted it under Dramione after the Challenge finished, but shippers complained. Hehe.

At the Forums:

This will be the "Beta Forums" you see on the Nav Bar to the side. I haunt General Fan Fiction Discussion, Madam Pomfrey's Character Clinic, The Reference Desk, The Beta Guild, and of course, SPEW (the Society for the Promotion of Proper Evaluation for Writers by Readers). I'm a very loyal Hufflepuff, redundancy intended. I'm not active in the common room (because if I join the games, I'll be addicted!), but I do my small part.

Real Life:

I've had my first book, so to speak (hehe), in December 2007, when my story was included in the third annual run of the anthology, Philippine Speculative Fiction. That's the name for the genre of fantasy/horror/scifi and the cracks in between. My story's title is Hamog (dew).

I also write book reviews, handling Classics, Contemporary Classics and the Trivia and Quiz sections of READ magazine. I've also landed the On Reading two-page spread and the Seasonal Review (with my pic!). I nearly choked on my chicken burger when I was first included in the masthead.

In December 2005, which is not too long ago, and which is why I'm rather lazy, I won First Place in a nationwide essay contest regarding teen pregnancy (sponsored by The Advocates for Youth Philippines Foundation, Pringles and UNFPA). I never used the theme park tickets, I still have the box of feminine wash sachets and karaoke bar gift certificates, and the first things I bought with the money were books: The Count of Monte Cristo; On Writing; Stardust; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept; The Alchemist; Flipped; The Phantom of the Opera; Wuthering Heights...

I dream about shopping for this many books in one go again. I earn bookstore GC's now, but I only get five books at most. *sigh*

I have been deaf since I was thirteen due to meningitis. My mania for books, fan fiction, and scripts is understandable, no? I'm so glad I'm not blind. Meningitis can be that cruel.

It has been kind to me, however. I'm happy. Sometimes people don't take me seriously because I'm too bubbly. So here I did try to be sober. Hemhem.

I have two brothers and one sister. Onchie is a Mining Engineering junior, Josh is in seventh grade and Jouie is in third grade.

I have a mongrel, Jego.

I love egg yolks.

I moderate a local Harry Potter club, MaCofWiz, in which I'm in Ravenclaw, and in which I'm the one who almost always plans and plots the outings.

I was born under Libra, Tiger and the hazelnut tree. ^_^

>>misc. The Weasley War
The Names of the Weasley Grandkids. (I went completely insane and had them all breeding like rabbits. Pun intended again.)

Harry and Ginny~

Sirius James -- 16 (June 21)
Gideon Arthur-- 13 (February 28)
Maynard Harry-- 11 (August 30)
Miguel Ronald-- 11 (August 30)
Stephen Joel-- 8 (September 4)
Gabriel Xavier-- 5 (July 8)

Ron and Hermione~

Juliet Nathalie Clarisse-- 15 (December 25)
Fabiana Claudine-- 5 (December 18)
Robin Cecille-- 4 (December 20)
Ronaldine Cora-- 3 (March 1)
Joshua Laurent-- 2 (April 21)
Sylvia Candace-- 0 (November 1)

Fred and Verity~

Cleopatra-- 14 (March 8)
Mark Antony-- 14 (March 8)
Queen Elizabeth-- 11 (March 8)
William Conqueror-- 11 (March 8)

George and Athena--

Janus Arthur -- 15 (June 28)
Venus Molly -- 14 (July 20)

Charlie and Annika--

Arthur Ivan -- 17 (January 16)
Olga Cristina -- 15 (November 25)
Andrey Sasha -- 12 (September 8)
Eleanore Anya-- 11 (November 8)
Almira Dinah-- 4 (May 7)

Bill and Fleur~

Agatha Victoria Gertrude -- 21 (April 8)
Camilo Arthur -- 17 (May 18)
Xenita Sharon -- 16 (August 4)
Joanna Pierra -- 12 (September 27)
Jonathan Pierre -- 12 (September 27)

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The Time is Now by Hermione816

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The most succinct summary ever!! My "Book 7" told with revolving POVs from Hermione, Ron and Harry's perspectives. It's got it all! Romance, mystery, intrigue, Horcruxes, humor, international travel, house-elves, new characters, Voldy, the Burrow, and at least one wedding...

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 12/30/06 Title: Chapter 37: The Good, The Bad & The Sneaky

i read this story entirely on my phone!
does that show you how addicted i was i didn;t even bother to take the time to turn on my pc?
lovely! i love fiora too!
you've done a great job, hermione!
this is a good book seven to curl up with for fluff lovers like me, just enough adventure and a good dose of romance!

Author's Response: Ok, I am impressed! ;-) Thanks so much for the review, and I especially like picturing a faithful reader hovering over her phone to drink the story down! Look for an update soon now that the queue is reopened! Happy New Year! - Your Author

The Art of the Quill by Pussycat123

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: *One shot* It is Lily and James's fifth year, and they have to endure many extremely dull classes. To pass the time, they swap notes. This is a collection of most of those notes ... and the madness that inevitably ensues.
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Art of the Quill

oh, ashley, im a little late, you have so many reviews already, i don;t know if you'll still read and respond to this, but i want to tell you that im your follower now and that my mom threw a shoe at me because i howled like a lunatic over this one at one in the morning. :)

Author's Response: Of course I\'ll read and respond! Look at me go! I\'m very glad you liked this, and I have another follower to add to my growing list (lol). My name\'s not Ashley, by the way, it\'s Amy. Thanks for your review! Ps - Sorry about the shoe.

Potions by Soap

Rated: Professors •
Summary: Hermione and Draco - an unlikely pair - go from intense dislike to true love in this story.
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/13/07 Title: Chapter 17: Battle

oh kristina!
i read this whole story in ONE sitting, i couldn't let it go and now i couldn't wait for the next lovely chapter.
this was heartbreakingly sweet and when you added alex, i squealed.
that's maybe overreaction, but that's the effect of great stories to me.
i have Dance in my favorites too. :)

ROMANTIC COMEDY NO. 4037 by Muse Sublime

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Post-HBP. Hogwarts is in need of a little cheering-up, and Ron and Hermione are in need of a push in the right direction. Ginny offers a new spin on an old tradition to get the ball rolling.


Thanks to everyone who's reviewed, especially those who've reviewed several times. I promise to have Chapter 4 available by June.
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 06/29/06 Title: Chapter 3: The Wronski Feint The Ronski Faint

what a side-slapping read, muse sublime! i love it, and its obvious im not alone. romantic comedy has gut-busting imagery, the author has supreme command of similes and metaphors that could send jk running, even if it IS her characters already, haha! so without further preamble, i'll say--hurry up with the chapters, PLEEEEEEEEEEASE! [ps: this is the very first stpry i've reviewed. i appreaciate my funny bone being fed. im still aspiring to be published here myself, but for now, i'll cheer you guys on! rock on, muse sublime! ill visit your profile soon as we have a new and better internet connection!

Agapanthus by CLee

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: A Sequel to Born the Day You Kissed Me

After losing Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger is determined to have him back…so determined that she will go as far as inventing a spell that reverses the affects of the “Obliviate” curse. In this anticipated sequel, Hermione and Draco’s lives will collide, along with opportunities for Hermione to perform her new creation on her most valuable subject. However, when a new relationship between the two forms, will Hermione be able to summon the courage to expose their lost love? Will she reveal to him the missing portion of his life? Or will she simply accept the new Draco and without spells, attempt to revive the love that she knows is buried down deep in his soul....

This story is pre-HBP/DH CH 16 Coming Soon
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/12/07 Title: Chapter 13: Draco's Decree

dear dear clee,
im posting this review before i read the chapter, i just want to say i couldn't wait for this one to unfold.
i absoloutely adored "born" and you made me weep with "dance"!
i have one question:
i know you told us its a plant, but will 'agapanthus' be the incantation?
hehe! im a curious cat. i hope i wont be killed. :)


Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 07/17/06 Title: None

hey bella! and everyone!
just want to leave a note that this story is intriguing. there's plenty of conflict and mystery in the brew.
maybe bella just needs some encouragement and prod to PLEASE continue it. well, here goes, dear bella! please, please, please!


Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 06/23/07 Title: None

Hi there, MrTibbles!

I want to give you my kudos for this sweet little crumpet of a story. Very enlightening, and after Morsmordre, it's nice you've stepped out and seen and written about a rainbow, so to speak. ^-^

You made me see Luna in an entirely new light, very colourful but less of a clash which makes one either laugh or cringe.

"She looks affronted for a moment, but she says ‘Good morning’ politely. I smile at her and reach for a piece of toast..."
"I decide she must be laughing at something else, and it must be a very good joke. I find it quite nice to enjoy a good joke in the morning, and I’m glad that she is starting off her day so well."

Why have I never thougt that? For all her absent-mindedness and gullibility to her father's tales, it's amazing how open her heart is. Remember that time she talked to Harry at the end of OOTP? She's very aptly named, isn't she? Lovegood. This is again exacerbated in this line of yours: "...anger is such a fleeting emotion; it never lasts long, so why dwell on it?"

Neither of the trio would have dreamed up such a thought.

The distinct dottiness is still there, but you gave us a lot more about Luna. And this is my favourite: her mother is dead, but she always sees the brighter side of everything! "I wonder if that is one of the Thestrals that we rode on that night last year, flying among the stars..."
She thinks about the stars and not the ending of that journey, a battle with Death Eaters which would have been horrid to anyone else! "Suddenly I see a rainbow stretch across the sky. A ray of sunshine sneaks through the blanket of clouds. And as quick as it appeared, it is gone.

I glance quickly around the room; no one else seems to have noticed it. I smile to myself and tuck away the memory. As I turn back to Professor Binns, a cheerful tune begins to play in my head: a song of spring."

This ending was a very nice ribbon to a plait of rainbows and sizzling bacon!

Freeze by Monster Book of Monsters

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Hermione is 20 years old and working in America. She hasn't spoken to her friends in three years, until one day when a small parcel arrives unexpectedly. Soon her new world is turned upside down. Will she forgive and forget?
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 12/30/06 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: The Thaw

hi book!
i wish i could call you by your name, that makes reviewing nicer and more intimate among fellow writers! anyway, i have a response for you in my review page, thanks so much! i love your stories!
don't you have new ones coming?

Author's Response: Aww, I read that, thanks - you\'re so sweet! Well it\'s kinda wierd because I lost my beta and he was really good, so I\'d need to get a new one that really knew what they were doing and honestly, I\'m too lazy to search! So I\'ve gone on a bit of a break. But thank you so much for putting that thought into my head because for one second - I almost considered it. Who knows, maybe some day... ;)

Love Incognito by evanescence17

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The War's over, the Dark Lord is vanquished, and the trio returns to Hogwarts to complete their last year of studies. But someone turns up a few days before the Feast and everyone is stunned to see him; most of all Hermione, who finds herself drifting towards this improved person - something that had never taken place in the last six years of their acquaintance.

So, who's this 'new' guy and why is he making Hermione...fall for him?!

This story has slightly been altered keeping in mind the happenings of The Deathly Hallows. Hopefully this would be better to digest.Chapter 3 is in queue (again) btw :)

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/18/07 Title: Chapter 3: The Bunch of Roses

i can't wait for the part where draco 'returns' the roses! ^_^

this was lovely, smita. please update soonest! and please let us know how come malfoy was being so nicely chatty after his 'experience'. its good to clear up OOC-ness with an alibi, hehe. :)

Author's Response: :) hopefully that time would come soon.. i just gave in the third chapter to the mods.. keeping the fingers crossed now... i m glad u liked it so far... sit tight for the next chapters!! cheers!!

Bound by Marauder by Midnight

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: While the trio explores the Restricted Section once more, they stumble upon a secret meeting. Ron straggles behind and witnesses the true power of love. Takes place during CoS.

Irma Pince/Argus Filch

Written in response to the challenge issued by evanescence17 in the Gryffindor common room.
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 03/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Bound

Were they already saying 'Bloody helll' when they were twelve? And Hermione is very rude here toward the chatelaine of her favorite realm. Hehe. ^_^

Adverbs aside, it's refreshing to see the trio as twelve-year-olds again, Beth, even though the childish POV doesn't last long. The voice of the narration is omniscient and objective, instead of character-centric. And it's rather not consistent. The switch back and forth is especially apparent in and toward the end of the Pince-Filch scene.

Madam Pince's words are also perplexing, prompting questions. Why is their relationship a secret? And why should it remain that way? Maybe it's just me, but I'm really bewildered regarding that.

These are two cardboard characters you've given dimensions, although you didn't venture far either. Somehow, that's nice and comfortable, the way familiar things always are. Madam Pince worrying about something else other than her books, but still with the same ferocious anxiety ('Please, Argus. Don't hurt anymore'). Perhaps her and Filch's dilemma is the thing behind her obsessiveness and irritability? The same with Filch. The caretaker having his own clandestine concern is quaint and telling. His love and devotion to his cat is parallel to his passion shown here and at other times we see him in the books.

The tone of the fic is rather serious, isn't it? Solemn. The greatness of love is moving. I think Hermione or Harry would have been the better witness to this, however. Ron would have said something about Filch and Madam Pince kissing. Probably a wisecrack expressing outward, if not sincere, disgust. He's twelve and neither of the two old people are in his esteem. Filch crying about his cat and then Madam Pince waxing poetic about their love while comforting him isn't something Ron would have appreciated, at least, not in this awestruck way. Just an opinion. Overall, Bound gracefully bounds.


Fun in the Romantic Rain by Ginny Weasley Potter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Rains are always so romantic! Catch Hermione as she romances with Ron in the rain, and then, ends up in bed with a fever!

Hermione's PoV
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 06/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

rollicky, both in the tongue and in theme! Nice poem, pooja. ^_^

Author's Response: Aww thanka, Pauie! I\'m so happy that you like it!

You Tell Her by SnorkackCatcher

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: As the Trio begin their quest, Hermione has an uneasy feeling that there's something very important Harry and Ron aren't telling her. And as it happens, she's absolutely right. But some things just aren't easy to tell when you're sure your friend won't want to hear them ... [Set shortly post-HBP. Gen + the canon ships.]
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: Story Text

i don't know why you got only a few reviews, maybe you left the readers speechless!
as for me, i fought the spell, and here i am telling you i adored this story.
although you made me bite my lips in impatience during the expositions in dialogues, this was well done and harry and ron's anxiety was well explained by hermione's reaction. it made me laugh. really. nice idea. i've always felt hermione is special.

Author's Response: See above.

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 01/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: Story Text

i don't know why you got only a few reviews, maybe you left the readers speechless!
as for me, i fought the spell, and here i am telling you i adored this story.
although you made me bite my lips in impatience during the expositions in dialogues, this was well done and harry and ron's anxiety was well explained by hermione's reaction. it made me laugh. really. nice idea. i've always felt hermione is special. this story befits her. :)

Author's Response: Thanks -- yes, I\'m afraid I do tend to let the characters drone on in dialogue. :( Glad you enjoyed it, anyway -- it was fun to give Hermione the one special power she really wouldn\'t have expected! :)

For Years by sweetdevil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As you might be able to tell, I really love Ron and Hermione. So to show my love, here's my view on their relationship!
~*~*~Can be from either Ron or Hermione's POV.~*~*~

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 06/22/08 Title: Chapter 1: For Years

I wish you haven't told us outright that the POV is flexible. It's a wonderful technique, and aside from cleverness on the side of the author, it also shows the bond our Ron and Hermione has.

"For years I've watched you, not knowing how I felt..." How true.

Your poem reads like a song, even a dance, like all poems should. Your stanza's last lines have these punctuation-like definition in them. Like periods, commas, and exclamation points, they declare, add and subtly cry... in jubilee.

A very nice piece you have here. I'd like to memorize it, like a well-composed love song. The words you used were simplistic; there are no devices at all. But then Ron and Hermione's love is simple, though it took some time to bloom, and it's as deep and devoted as any that bloomed in two people's hearts.



Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: None

Hermione making such a drastic and outlandish decision is a little OOC, but you've carried it well, candi. and you did a great job describing their inward turmoil. i can't wait to see how Draco acts next time. it's just so irresistible when an arrogant guy is brought to his knees by love for a girl, isn't it? ^_^

Author's Response: hopefully that OOCness is fixed now, please let me know if you agree since you were the only one who mentioned it. I have to agree with you too, i love that softer side of bad boys <3

When Darkness Did Surround Us by MagEd

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: 2007 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts

Petunia Dursley is enjoying dinner with her family when someone starts pounding on the door. Ready to tell them off for being so rude and refusing to leave when they didn't answer at first, Petunia opens the door to have a baby shoved into her arms and told she is his only family. Years after the great Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, Death Eaters have risen to power and taken over Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and even the Ministry of Magic. Their marriages announced invalid, their children in danger and their lives hanging by a thread, the heroes of the war with Voldemort must once again take a stand against evil.

H/G and R/Hr

(pre-Deathly Hallows)


*Quote from The Epilogue*

Suddenly Harry was kissing her as if he couldn’t resist the temptation. There was a kind of frenzy to the kiss at first, a kind of desperate need, but it melted into something soft and sweet and gentle, a promise of a future when kisses would never be limited. When they broke apart he rested his forehead on hers, sprinkling a few affectionate butterfly kisses across her face. “I love you,” he murmured.
Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 08/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Man and The Baby

Wow. I'm so glad I discovered this fic. I don't usually read Dark/Angst, but this is nicely turning out to be an exception! I loved it, and so I'll review every chapter! I hope the category doesn't describe how you'll end this, because I hate loving a story and then hating it because of its less-than-happy ending! ^_^ my hat's off to you, Maggie.

Author's Response: Terrible endings are sad, you\'re right. I\'m glad I could get you into the story, Dark/Angst aside, and thanks very much for the review!

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 08/07/07 Title: Chapter 2: The Way It Should Have Been

Well, 'clever wife' was a dead giveaway that it must have been Ron's POV. Also, Ron does love food... *grins*

I'm reminded why I don't like D/A. It's just really sad and heavy, isn't it? But the wonderful writing makes up for the depressing tone, Maggie, keep it up! One nitpick: foolhardy, not fool-hearty, sis.

Poor Hermione...but that was a very IC talking-to she gives Petunia there.

Author's Response: I thought there were plenty of clues that gave it away as Ron\'s POV too! Thanks for the review, and the typo tip!

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 08/07/07 Title: Chapter 3: The Then and The Now

"...perfect image of a man content with life."

"...He was shining (?) at her happily..."

Sorry, they stand out in your otherwise perfect prose, and my beta-instincts are triggered. ^_^

Anyway, wow again. And after DH, you're making me hate Snape again! Whew! Oh, and I forgot to say, Hermione's words made my heart catch. They DO deserve happiness, so I hope...well, you know what I hope! *wink*

Author's Response: Please, always point out typos, I can take all the help I can get! Thanks again for the review, and I\'m glad I\'m getting Snape on your bad side, I have trouble liking him even after DH!

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 08/07/07 Title: Chapter 12: The Devil's in the Details

whoa! I just couldn't resist--I looked at this last update to see...

anyway, I didn't finish it yet, I just had to see that little excerpt you put in the summary. And here I go: a two-month-old baby can't eat yet! Babies start weaning to half-solid foods only from six months onwards. Would it hurt to make James a bit older? He'll still be a precious infant at seven months...but the timeline of the story might get shaken, I know... Well, anyway... Perhaps you can just say that wizarding babies start on solids way earlier! *giggles* Improvise, Maggie! I love this story. And I laughed so much at Fred's joie de vivre.

Reviewer: lucilla_pauie Signed
Date: 08/07/07 Title: Chapter 12: The Devil's in the Details

whoa! I just couldn't resist--I looked at this last update to see...

anyway, I didn't finish it yet, I just had to see that little excerpt you put in the summary. And here I go: a two-month-old baby can't eat yet! Babies start weaning to half-solid foods only from six months onwards. Would it hurt to make James a bit older? He'll still be a precious infant at seven months...but the timeline of the story might get shaken, I know... Well, anyway... Perhaps you can just say that wizarding babies start on solids way earlier! *giggles* Improvise, Maggie! I love this story. And I laughed so much at Fred's joie de vivre.

Author's Response: Improvising sounds like a good idea! Thanks for the review.