Penname: Gmariam [Contact]
Real name: Gina
Member Since: 05/04/06
Status: Member
Welcome to my author page!

I am a teacher, musician, reader, and avid Harry Potter fan. I am originally from the Midwest and now live a bit farther south. I am thrilled to be a proud member of RAVENCLAW House and enjoyed being a site moderator for a time as well.

I hope you enjoy the many stories and poems I have written. I am proud of them all and appreciate any feedback you might care to leave (in other words, reviews are love!) I've listed them below with a short description since I know trolling through summaries can be tedious. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Someday I will categorize my stories by genre. Today is not that day. ;)
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Sibling Rivalry by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]


This was the year. This was the year that Puddlemere United and Keeper Roxanne Weasley were going all the way.

One problem: her brother Fred might have something to say about that... while playing for the opposition.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5185 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/09/11 Updated: 04/09/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 05/04/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ah twin, you write sports action so well! Ever think about trying out gobstones? Or perhaps the wizarding equivalent of curling? I jest. ;) The Quidditch really was well done. Okay, so I skimmed some of it, but that's because even with skimming I could still picture it all happening quite clearly. I only skimmed because I wanted to see what happened in the match! I was totally rooting for Roxanne. After getting to know her as a Quidditch player in Wild Card, it was a delight to read her again here. Great job with her. I was hoping for an Oliver appearance but that's okay. ;) I quite liked the interaction between Roxanne and Fred. The meeting at the shop, the goal, the save - all great. But the end, when Fred lets his guard down on the pitch, was brilliant. I absolutely loved that moment. And of course, the last line was a great Weasley twist as well!
Fun, fun story. Well done and congrats on the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

I have no idea why I keep writing Quidditch, since those parts of the books always bored me. I love sports, but reading play by plays is just... *yawn*. That's a major part of why I tend to skirt around the actual gameplay, but I knew that there was no getting around it in this. I do think I exhausted every interesting thing I could ever write about Quidditch, though, lol.

Anywho, yay that you liked it and that the game itself wasn't boring, hehe. And as for gobstones... I will fully admit that I have no idea what it actually is. :D

Heart heart, thank you for the visit! Until we meet again. 



The Space Between by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 7]


Megan Jones had managed to successfully dodge all the normal pitfalls of adulthood: marriage, children, and the need to impress anyone. She didn't understand why everyone insisted that she was miserable, when she was, in fact, enjoying her current lifestyle.

Who would've thought one night could change everything?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2130 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/10/11 Updated: 04/10/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Damn. I love it. I just love Megan. Merlin, her snarkiness! The dialogue! I am envious. There are too many lines to quote as my favorite, but I did really love these:
"Keep dreaming about my drawers, wonder boy, and maybe one of these days, you’ll get to see a pair that aren’t your mum’s." LOL
"f he didn’t have rug burn on his naughty bits the next day, she would be surprised. " ROFL!
I mean, her personality just jumps through the screen. I loved her for her ballsy-ness at the beginning, and yet by the end it was nice to see a bit of a crack in the exterior.
I mean, I WANT her to run off the Romania and be with Charlie! She must! They are obviously meant for each other. They can keep their edge but be a bit more happy and have great s...mut.
Delicious fic, twin. It had me grinning the entire time.
And Happy Birthday, Lea!!
~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Hehe, this was such a random pairing, but they're the most fun. And they have the best smutty scenes. :)

I wanted her to be a bit crass but relatable all at once, because she thinks all the things we as women think but never say. She doesn't have that v-chip in her head, lol.

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

PS. Some people might wonder about Charlie here. I did a bit. I mean, who knows if he's really quite that fast and loose and drunk. It doesn't seem very Weasley, but then, what do we really know about him? We do know he's a bit of a wild card in the family, being a dragon tamer and all. So it totally worked for me, because I can stretch my mind that far. *snorts at sarcastic irony* If you write more, you can flesh him out so we get more of his one-night-stand personality and background. Plus that big hint you dropped with him not wanting to go home. Sure, he might not want to shag at the Burrow, but I sense more to it. Heh heh.
And that is all. Charlie is a smut god. I hope he visits my bunny garden someday (that is not as dirty as it sounds...)
~Twin :-D

Author's Response:

Since this was in Megan's POV and she wasn't necessarily conversing with him all that much, the reason why Charlie was in town was that one of his brothers was having a baby (haven't decided which). By the time he comes in the picture, he's been freed of his obligations and was feeling that twinge of annoyance that his family were all ridiculously happy. He loves his career and his dragons, but sometimes, it doesn't feel like everything. So, he decided to get wasted and sleep with a girl he would never see again. And then something about Megan made him think twice about his bang and bounce policy.

Hehe, backstory ftw.



Forces of Nature by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: In the midst of battle, and after that kiss, Ron knew he loved Hermione. He'd never said the words, but she knew.

Didn't she?

This story was inspired by a song called Forces of Nature by the Backstreet Boys. This pairing and that group are the favourites of Amanda (ahattab) who is celebrating her birthday today.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and have never even seen a backstreet boy.

Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for the quick beta job.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1424 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/11/11 Updated: 04/11/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Well, I love it! You have such a solid grasp of every character you write, it's amazing. Ron was wonderful here. Why oh why do people give him such a hard time?? I really thought the contrast between him thinking about love and life in a time of death was well done. He felt guilty, but at the same time, it was only normal, and a good, good thing for them to have each other in such a time. You built off events in Deathly Hallows so well the story felt like very natural. Lovely read.
That's rambly just to say it's so well done. What a great fic for Amanda! Happy Birthday!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you, Gina. I like Ron and can't give him a hard time (not even in Shrouds - ha ha) ~Carole~


How to Wait by WeasleyMom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 35]

Summary: Though the trials of war are behind them, life will always include difficulties that must be faced.

I am thrilled beyond reason to announce that this fic won the 2011 Quicksilver Quill in the category Best Canon Romance, one-shot. Thank you so much! :)

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1409 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/11/11 Updated: 04/11/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

Aww, this is so bittersweet! And so well done. Lori, you really know these characters. I love how well you balance them as adults. Ron is still Ron but more mature. I particularly love that he still has his sense of humour with lines like, "I can see I didn’t need to, since you’ve taken an afternoon off for the first time in five years and you’re lying in bed in the fetal position." That was just a lovely line, so perfect for their relationship.
Contrasting their waiting with Harry and Ginny's second pregnancy really makes it more poignant. Hermione's pain was so heartbreaking when she finally voiced the unfairness of the situation. I'm glad I know that they do end up with a lovely daughter soon!
Well done, Lori! And Happy Birthday, Amanda!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Gina! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, you sweet thing. ;) Okay, unless my math has gone sour (wouldn't be the first time), this is Harry and Ginny's first pregnancy--James. As I mentioned during our chat, I imagine R/Hr getting married rather quickly, perhaps a year and a half after the battle, so 1999, right? James is born in 2005 and Rose in 2006, so Ginny would have got pregnant in 2004 that would be 5 years after R/Hr got married (in Lori Canon--lol). Does that sound right? I know you imagine H/G getting married first, so maybe that is why you imagined this was her preg w/Albus. Anyway, it doesn't really matter... except I think it quite painful for Hermione and Ron to watch the excitement of their best friends' first pregnancy when they have been wanting it for much longer.

I'm glad you liked Ron's humor. This didn't lend itself to much of that, but I think Ron would try to make her laugh, and I can see him saying that. I love these two so much--sigh. :) Thanks again for the sweet words. I appreciate it! :)


A Family Matter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 14]


Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.

But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.

This story has been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 12719 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
04/12/11 Updated: 06/19/14

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/13/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ah Jess. So much potential! I can't wait to see how Zach fares with his sudden son. And that's because I CAN imagine how incredibly hard it would be to suddenly have a three-year-old and no idea what to do with him. They are a handful, lol! Today I said 'shoot!' when I forgot something and Sarah said 'Why did you say 'shoot'?' I'm sure I will hear it in the next day or so, which is my way of saying the bit about parroting the 'piss off' was dead on hilarious. And the way Cameron took the spider comment literally is also very true, as was Zach's reaction.

So where did you get the idea for this and why Zach? Why did he turn out to be such an arse? How far do you plan to take this?

My only advice would be to be sure you don't make Cameron sound too old. A three-year-old probably wouldn't be too nonchalant about his mum disappearing. Mine clings to me like a barnacle so he'd probably miss his mum and ask questions. Like, endless questions. And don't forget the tantrums. Merlin, the tantrums. ;)

Cute story, please do continue so I can laugh at Zach a bit more!
~Gina :)

Author's Response:

I read your review on my phone when I first got it, so fail for taking so long to respond, hehe.

I have no idea how far I intend to take this in terms of length, save for under 20K. In the story, I think a full circle ending woudl be good. 

I'm glad you liked Cameron, and I loled at the 'piss off' part. And the nonchalance, i don't know if he yet understood that his mum wasn't coming back this time. Later, I will have Zach meeting with Mitzy and getting a bit more story on the kid, but sufficeit to say that Cameron wasn't unaccustomed to her not being around much.

I don't know if I could write a tantrum, tbh. It would either be mild or too melodramatic. Eep! 

Thank you for your thorough review, as well as for reading my wobbly and disjointed reply. :D



From Green to Brown by MerrryD
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]


Winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall, fall to winter.

Seasons change.

Best friends to barely talking, full of life to constant fear of death, "good" to "bad".

So do people.

This is MerryD of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #3--Marauder Era.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 4772 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: From Green to Brown

I think you've done a very good job exploring Peter's character here. You've really hit on the isolation and resentment he must have felt in order to betray his friends so completely. And not only his isolation, but his desperate need to survive it. Everyone wonders what pushed him to turn, and fear for his life is certainly a valid reason. It makes you wonder why he was a Gryffindor, though, doesn't it?

I thought the first part was fantastic. Writing the Potters' death that way was extremely effective and sad. I actually wanted to read more of that! It set the tone for a sad, dark story in which Peter started growing apart from his friends more and more because things just began to change too much for them all.

The second part exploring Lily's effect on the Marauder's dynamic was also well done. I have no idea how Peter might have got along with her, but the idea of him resenting her is certainly a very valid one. I'm sure it happens to close friends frequently.

The third section seemed a bit rushed. I see how you were trying to establish that Peter didn't want to join the Order, but his friends did, yet the way Dumbledore entered, asked them to join the Order with no discussion, and then left seemed far too quick. I know each section was meant to be short, a glimpse into Peter at that moment, but it was just too short to seem realistic. I think there was far more to them joining the Order than a simple yes.

I liked the wedding, because this certainly would have been a major event for everyone. And the next scene was interesting. It established Peter as feeling something besides isolation and resentment – power and control. I definitely see this as part of the reason that he turned. It gave him power, control, a sense of belonging and need. Yes, fear was a big motivation too, but I do think he was selfish and craved these other things as well.

The scene where Marlene died was good. It established that people were dying in this war. I only would have liked to see a bit more of how it affected Peter and his double-crossing, not just the others. It would set up the next part nicely.

And then Peter is captured. Fascinating! You've set it up that he doesn't want to die, so him doing anything to save his life makes sense. You've also set it up that he resents his friends more and more and feels distant from them, so again, it seems plausible that he would do this. I definitely think he was forced into it – he didn't go seek out the other side, but for whatever reason had to turn. Saving his own skin could certainly have been that reason. Again – it makes you wonder why he was in Gryffindor. I suppose it might have been interesting to add some internal thoughts on his part about that. Next time, right? ;)

The part where Lily announces her pregnancy was good. This line: "They were bringing new life into a world he was certain each day would bring his death." was especially well done. So true! Plus he's already betraying them so his guilt probably compounds now. I wrote a similar reaction once.

I liked that you had Peter as a spy first and only meeting Voldemort directly later on. I wonder about revealing his nickname. Obviously Voldemort knows it in GoF, I just wonder if he found out before or after he lost his body.

I'm not sure about the scene with Sirius. I'm just not sure Sirius would have been so vocal about his doubts over Remus. Or maybe, I just needed to hear more of his reasons. He didn't give Peter many other than Remus being distant, and that could be for any other number of reasons. And of course, it begs the question – and not just of you, but of JKR – how did they not notice Peter at this time?? In your story he is pulling away and distancing himself, which seems very likely to me. Yet Sirius wonders about Remus? Peter must be more clever than we all thought to be able to pull it off. It's one of the things that makes me want JKR to write us a prequel, but then what would us fanfic writers have to write about? ;)

The baby scene was good because it really put more distance between Peter and the Potters. I wonder about the Prewett scene, though. I like that Peter has set someone up and is pushing aside his guilt. It's just that the timeline might be off, because I've always thought that the Prewetts were killed closer to October 31, 1981 due to that photo Moody shows Harry and various comments made about it. It's complicated, though, so it's just a detail only canon freaks pick up on. ;)

And that leaves the end:
"He was pulling away from them. He’d left signs of who he was, what he’d done. He was drifting away, on purpose, but he’d left a rope, dragging in the water as he was carried away from the dock by the tide.

No one had tried to grab it."

Brilliant last lines! Just a wonderful way to conclude it. It really brings home Peter's isolation, guilt, and the inevitable cold fact of his betrayal. We all know it happened, but now we know a bit about how it could have happened and why, and how he felt about it.

I was impressed with how you wove in the required words, especially blue. I also liked how you explored Peter throughout the seasons, I thought that was a good unifying touch. He was well done, and I think you've written a strong story about a character people don't really understand or enjoy. Good luck in the challenge!!

~Gina :)

Author's Response: I think my jaw may have actually dropped while I was reading this. I just. Thank you so much. I'm not particularly happy with this story--I know a lot of it is rushed or kind of lacks explanation. I didn't edit it very much...or at all, really (>.>) because I just so relieved that it was done and devoid of all energy and brainpower (and I didn't realise the deadline for the challenge had been moved back...). I almost didn't submit it, but I'm too proud of that last bit that you pointed out. :P So I'm especially grateful for this review because you pointed out it's weaker moments but also made me realise that it isn't complete shit. I guess I always thought that Peter wasn't suspected because Sirius (or anyone else) wouldn't think him capable of being a double agent or deceiving them. Does that make sense? I felt that Sirius was telling Peter mostly because he wanted someone to agree with him or to produce cold, hard facts that said Remus wasn't the spy. I probably should have spent more time on that section. *sigh* I feel like I could take each section of this story and make a one-shot of it. Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful review. You've more than made my day with it. <3Mere


Anchored by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThis day, he is worried, scared and numb. His loved ones cannot do anything about it, but someone comes along by chance and brings him back.

This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall April Fools Challenge, Lonely List: Next Generation. It actually won! :D Nathan even swept the floor with the Extra Credit Award. Thank you, Lea, for beta-reading this at such short notice.

Nominated for a QSQ in the Same Sex Pairing category.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Slash, Strong Profanity

Word count: 3719 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/14/11 Updated: 04/16/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Natalie, that was very intense. I really didn't think Scorpius was going to make it for a while, because you really sustained the tension until the very end.

Very interesting premise with the bomb, do you plan to write more? I was very sad to see that Andrew died and I imagine there is a very poignant story there.

I thought you did a great job working this Hugo into your other Next-Gen characterizations. The older generation was well done as well, especially Draco. I really liked his development over the course of the crisis. The line about Scorpius falling in love with a Weasley, particularly a male Weasley was a great line.

I think my favorite part, though, was the woman who turned her husband into a broomstick. First, that was hilarious - best way to incorporate the EC prompt!! And yet as ridiculous as it was, she was also the most grounded, the one who offered Hugo the best support. I liked that he wanted to get in touch with her afterwards. The reveal of their names was a nice tie to canon.

The final paragraph was brilliant writing. It was such a deep, profound thought, but that often happens when something really hits close to home, doesn't it? I hope things work out for Hugo and Scorpius. I'm sort of digging them as a couple after both reading them and writing them a few times now.

Lovely story - good luck in the challenge!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: I...thought I had responded. *headdesk*

Four reviews, and three people said that they thought Scorpius going to die. Mission accomplished! ;) Of course, I would never commit such a crime, but I did want to keep the suspense intact.

Oh I am so relieved you didn't think the broomstick sounded contrived. Phew! I was worried if that came across as a WTH moment. All in all, I am pretty excited to hear good things about this story because it was written on an impulse. Thanks for the wishes, and same to you!




Hufflepuff Albus Potter was a firm believer that it was a fact of nature and a rite of passage to torment one's sibling. And who better than his nerdy, Ravenclaw little sister? Her messy hair and stupid pile of books... she so had it coming.

But Lily had other ideas.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3884 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/18/11 Updated: 04/18/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/19/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great story, you guys! I loved it. I immediately wanted Albus to get it, because he was such an arrogant git at the beginning. I loved that Lily was smart enough to suspect him - and beat him at his own game. The prank was very well planned and the details were fantastic. I especially liked the nod of sentiment toward Granddad Weasley's book. That was a really nice touch. Wonderful job, you two - good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Thank you. :)

Albus was meant to be the jerky but relatable big brother. We've all known people who find humor in not so nice actions, but at his age, it's almost expected. It was, though, a giant 'hell yeah!' for Lily. Nothing asserts a younger sibling's equality more than a proverbial foot up the ass. :D

Thanks for reading and reviewing, as well as waiting so long for a reply. Kudos for your win in the co-op. We like to think we were worthy competitors. 

~Jess and Olivia


Their Last Chance by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: After the battle, Hermione had settled into the role of working herself to the bone in order to forget what she'd seen and experienced. But when Viktor Krum showed up, wanting to know how she was after nearly a year of no correspondence, Hermione was forced to contemplate some of her choices and what -- or who -- she really wanted.

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 4891 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/18/11 Updated: 04/18/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I quite like this, twin! I mean, I can TOTALLY see Hermione and Krum having a life together, more than Hermione and any other character she's ever paired with, even Harry (sorry, lol.) I think you've nailed Viktor's character here, and really brought out some of JKR's genius with him and even improved and extended it. I just love how honorable and respectful he is. Guh, how could Hermione resist after that kiss? After he offers to leave his life his be with her? And yet, you've shown us exactly why she chooses Ron. The end was adorable. :)
The accents were great, especially Hagrid. That really jumped out at me because that can be hard to pull off. Nice work with that.
Love this one. Great pairing and great job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Lol, I headdesked for days over hoping Viktor's accent was realistic. Every single line in there of his, I said aloud to make sure it made sense. In terms of personality, I wanted him to be dedicated to Hermione, but not in that creepy, stalkery way. He gave her space and time in the hopes that it would make her realise that she loved him, too. I think he spent so much time hoping for it that he never stopped to think that, in the years they'd been apart, that she might've moved on to someone else or simply outgrew her feelings from when they were together before. And yeah... I felt bad for doing that to him. :(

And I knew that, at some point, I'd have to give up my non-canon wish for Viktor and Hermione to have a bunch of Quidditch playing genius kids and have her settle for a less spectacular Ron. In reality, at this point, he was more what she needed, though had Viktor asked me to move across teh world, I would have hopped on the back of his broomstick in an instant.

Glad you liked it. I still will write a Krumione that isn't unrequited, but for the moment, this will have to do. It did take some time for me to decide how I wanted it to end; after all was said and done, though, it was the right thing to do.

Lovely review, Twin. :D


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

PS. I have to agree with Katrina that I felt bad for Viktor when Hermione said no. Poor, poor guy. I wish he could have a happy ending. Write one, sometime??
~Twin :)

Author's Response: Hehe, definitely. :D


Burning Question by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Petunia had asked Vernon over to breakfast with her parents for one reason -- angling for that coveted marriage proposal. But was the one she wanted the one she got?

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1319 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/18/11 Updated: 04/18/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Vernon is gross. Petunia is annoying. Great characterization of them, pathetic as they are. We know that's probably the truth, though. I'm sad the Evans are so supportive of them, but I suppose that's their job. Where is Lily during this? School? I can just imagine her pulling faces in the background, lol.
The end was hysterical. Decorate his house - Buhahahaha. What a pig. Almost makes me feel bad for Petunia, only she's getting what she wants so good for her if she wants him. Ick. How do you imagine the real proposal went? Equally as poorly?
Oh, I think you left out a word - "and I don't want her ruddy complaining about my draperies!" At least, I assume that's what you meant. :)
Congrats on the fastest fic ever, and good luck in the challenge! Go Ravenclaw!
~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Haha, I told you this story was dumb. xD

Honestly, though, I think Mum and Dad were so supportive of her quest to snag Vernon because she hadn't had anyone else who was interested thus far. Plus, they want her to be happy, and if a great slob like him makes her happy, then so be it. :/

Honestly, I was considering ending it with her parents being hit by a car, but I remembered that I hadn't had a fluffy fic in a while. Hence decorating. And the idea of Vernon proposing and Petunia acting like it was the best day ever just horrifies me, hehe.

Thank you for reading, Twin O Mine!



Better than Chocolate by Equinox Chick
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: It is the Easter holiday at Hogwarts and Charlie Weasley has decided to stay at school instead of going home. He told his mother that he needed to study, but Charlie has something, or rather someone, on his mind.

Maybe this year a certain Metamorphmagus will become more than a friend?

Thank you to Natalie (hestiajones) for beta'ing this story.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. She is far richer, far taller and is far more talented.

Happy Easter, MNFF'ers.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1093 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/21/11 Updated: 04/21/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Better than Chocolate

That was super sweet! I was really impressed by how effortlessly you wove in the flashbacks, since that can be clunky sometimes. Here it worked perfectly and really added some depth to Charlie's feelings for her. The end was great - I was very happy Charlie got what he wanted! I can totally see this pairing work. So how do you think it ended? And how did Charlie feel about Remus and Tonks?
Lovely little story, Carole! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you thought the flashbacks worked because this was an old drabble that I rehashed, and added the flashbacks to it. I've written Charlie and Tonks in Apparently Asleep and they're a couple that I think of as best friends (she's the witch he referred to in Mirrors if you read it.) Charlie in AA and Mirrors accepts that Tonks loves Remus and he likes him so *sigh*. Charlie's just too bloody good. ~Carole~


Beyond Beseeching by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Sometimes leaving someone is the only thing you can do ...

Disclaimer: The only thing I have in common with JK Rowling, is that neither of us can drive.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 106 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/22/11 Updated: 04/22/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/23/11 Title: Chapter 1: ~~~

I like it! Is this to go with Shrouds? That's what I see so I hope I'm not too off. It rolls off the tongue beautifully. Nice job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: You are wayyyyyy off. It's Remus/Tonks, but I guess it could fit Draco/Hermione. The 'love's harvest' was a reference to her pregnancy. *sigh* I think I need to tell rather than show - hee hee. Thank you ~Carole~


For Them by hogwartsbookworm
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: Coming home late from an Auror assignment, Ron faces a conversation he didn't expect... at least, not for a few more years.

Just a fun little one-shot, dedicated to Lori (WeasleyMom), the Queen of all things Romione.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1673 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/22/11 Updated: 04/23/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/23/11 Title: Chapter 1: Romione

That was a wonderful scene between Ron and Hermione! So heartfelt and well done. I really enjoyed how you fleshed out their home life. Ron was perfect, especially his line about Percy. Lovely job - and another happy birthday to Lori! :)
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hey! Thanks for reading and reviewing, Gina! I'm glad you enjoyed the line about Percy. That was my favorite bit, too. Yup, happy birthday, Lori! Oh, and I'm sorry I never reviewed the last chapter of your J/L; I don't do 6th-7th. I really enjoyed the chapters I read, though.


Always Come Back to You by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Sometimes, James wished Lily wouldn't be so stubborn; sometimes, Lily wanted James to understand.

Written for the wonderful Gina/Gmariam, the greatest James/Lily champion I know. You inspire me lots!

Warning: This story is originally rated Professors for sexual situations. The rating has been changed temporarily only because we're having some technical problem with stories that have higher ratings. So, please click at your own discretion.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1732 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/29/11 Updated: 04/29/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 04/29/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Natalie, thank you so much! What a delicious treat! You write them so well, why don't you write more??
Like I said in another comment, you just framed this so well. I could totally picture James saying something like that and Lily taking it that way. And really, it makes sense. No one wants a loved one to fight, when they might get injured or killed.
I loved that James came and apologized to Lily. Of course, he already knew she wouldn't NOT fight, but he had to express his fear, and when she expressed her feelings, he accepted them. Of course he did. That's THEM.
And then they made up. YES! Very nicely done. I liked how it went back and forth with just the slightest overlap. It was very intense that way.
Thanks so much, Natalie. This is a lovely (hot) story and really made me smile. You can play with James a bit until I think up something else for my favorite couple. ;)
~Gina :)

Author's Response: I am really glad you liked it. :) I'd decided not to write J/L because of my inferiority complex :D. But I had to do something to cheer you up.

(Though, I thought I was the one letting you play with him for a while. I am sure I am.)

I really feel their relationship must be like this. From what we see in the books, both are pretty stubborn. And yet, they are loving, too. James also seems like the type who'd try and make up first.

Thanks for reviewing, Gina! I'm glad I could do something.



Unreconciled by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Not everyone recovers from the Battle.

A poem about loss and the tragedy for those left alive.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt I would have had the courage to kill so many.

Nominated for a 2011 QSQ for Best Poetry, Thank you

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 115 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/01/11 Updated: 05/01/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 05/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: Unreconciled

That's so sad, Carole! Okay, I think I was way off the mark last time I tried to put one of your poems to character, but I'm going for it anyway. This one speaks of Molly and Arthur to me, and I think it's both lovely and tragic. The building of tension is done very well, as in the hours into days, into weeks, etc. I also liked how there was a part for her, a part for him, and then a part where they came together, even if they do not sleep. :-(
Beautiful poem. R.I.P. Fred indeed.
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Yes, it's Molly and Arthur. I'm not sure you can ever really get over the loss of a child, but they do have each other, so there's still some joy in their lives. Thank you very much for reviewing. ~Carole~


Summary: A poem chronicling the famous Battle of Hogwarts.

Many thanks to Jezza and Cazza for their suggestions. This poem placed third in the Battle Challenge at Poetry Anyone?

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 224 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/02/11 Updated: 05/02/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 05/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice one, Natalie! I like the rhyming, because I like poems that rhyme, of course. They trip lightly over the tongue, even when they are dark and sad like this. I like how it tells the story so chronologically too - it sums up the battle perfectly.. And it was a lovely ending, looking toward hope but mourning the dead.

Oh, and I loved the shout-out to Neville. :D

~Gina :)

Author's Response: I fail at responding to reviews. >.< Thank you for reading and reviewing, Gina. I had a feeling you'd like this because of the rhyming. :D



Chosen by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]


Dumbledore's Army taught Neville Longbottom how to fight. But soon he would learn what it truly meant to take a stand, to fight back.


This poem was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poem

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 130 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/02/11 Updated: 05/02/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 05/02/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ooh, that's so cool! There are some great turns of phrase for Neville here - "shadow of a hero" and "soldier for the weak" and then finally 'beacon of courage." So perfect! I like the form, too. I have no idea what it is because I know so little about poetry, but I love that it's structured and formal because that's what I like. Great poem, twin. I can't wait to see Neville live this out this summer! ;)
~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Hehe, the form is freeform, though it's structured. As far as I know, it has no actual term. It does help to drive the meaning forward a bit. And one thing I needed to get across was to show that Neville deferred to Harry wholly at first as the true Chosen One and the one who would lead the world out of darkness. But Harry wasn't there and no one else was taking the reigns, so he stood to be counted.

And Neville so deserves sweet turns of phrase, for he is Teh BAMF!

Heart heart heart, Twin!



All in the Genes by Equinox Chick
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: When Lily Potter is humiliated by her brother, she sees her chances of a date with the lush Greg Cadwallader disintegrate. But rather than hide away in the kitchens, she decides this time that James has gone too far. She wants revenge, but how does she get the punishment to fit the crime?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling or have any drop of Weasley pranking blood in me.

This story is for Olivia (Apollonius) who likes a certain ship as much as I do, and has written the odd prank in her time. Happy Birthday!

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1372 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/08/11 Updated: 05/08/11

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 05/08/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Carole! You sneaky little thing. Apples? Scorpius? Ending on a HIGH? You're a genius, if I'm reading this right. And if I'm not, it's still an adorable little story about the Potter siblings. James is an utter prat, but Lily's revenge was perfect. Nice twist with Greg not being impressed! But really, the nods to your prolific oeuvre are the best, lol. Great story - and happy birthday to Olivia! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you, Gina. Yes it's connected to High - hee hee. i can't not write Lily without Scorpius appearing somewhere, it seems. The green knitted beret is a nod to Nataili's picture she drew in Dean's Corner. It's how I picture her now. ~Carole~

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