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I am a 40-something Harry Potter NUT. I live in Illinois with my husband, daughter and son. I teach daycare during the day and work overnights on weekends. Most of the remainder of my awake time is spent floating around the queue and just trying to keep up with life.

Safe Haven is my very first fanfic so we'll see how it is received since it is *not* HBP or (obviously) DH compliant. Please remember this when reading my story as it will make it easier to grasp certain aspects of it.

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When All Is Lost by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Narcissa has lost everyone she loves. She no longer knows what to do or where she belongs. Wandering aimlessly she comes across a mysterious tavern where she is given a chance to see her life in a different light.

This is an entry for the New Years Challenge for the Green Dragon prompt by sly severus of Slytherin House.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 01/27/07 Title: Chapter 2: You Are Ready

The direction that you have chosen to take Blenkinsop Waterbut is intriguing. I like how he is so in tune with everything going on in her life and look forward to see what type of information he has for her and where he has come from. (or how he camew to be so insightful...) You have my attention!

Author's Response: Hehe, I know you have read the last chapter so you know why Blenkinsop Waterbut is so insightful. He was very interesting to write. Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 01/27/07 Title: Chapter 3: A Warm Welcome

*dabbing eyes with tissue* Okay, okay... I didn't see it coming and I am such a sap. I LOVED how you wrote this! The way the story took a 180 degree turn was very effective and it was done with style. Like I said, I enjoyed it immensly.

Author's Response: *smiles* I was actually rather pleased with myself when I came up with this idea. I didn\'t originally plan to kill Narcissa or Draco. I was just reading through chapter one and the idea popped into my head. So I totally revamped the story. This ending is way more original than the other one. ;)

Thanks so much for all the reviews and I\'m glad that you enjoyed the story.

To Love Life Again by lucilla_pauie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: There's magic in dates.

Harry and Ginny and the Weasleys believe this.

This is why they send their poor Hermione to her granny’s cottage in Ireland on February twenty-ninth, Leap Year, hoping she could also leap back to life and perhaps to love once more, five years after losing Ron in the war.

Hermione doesn't know it, but her parents and the Weasleys plus Harry are not content seeing her slaving away with paperwork and living by routine with a dead look in her eyes.

In Ireland, amidst the hills and the romantic whispering of the mountain breeze and the sea, in the handsome seaside village of Ardmore, someone is waiting for her.

…someone waiting for something to complete his own return to life.

Someone named Andrei MacElroy...or so he claims.

This had been entered into the New Year Challenge At the Sign of the Green Dragon and won 2nd Place (insert very undignified *squee* here).

Rave reviews. Not your usual Dramione fic. The sequel is up. ~Then Somebody Bends~

Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 01/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: Existing...

Wow. You have my attention. I absolutely loved the detail you put into this first chapter. I could actually SEE everything quite clearly as Hermione was travelling through Ireland and the way you introduced Mr. Waterbut was classy. I like how you left it open for a return to the Green Dragon. The way you connected Draco with the MacElroy's was inventive. I look forward to see the direction which you have planned for the story. Good luck with the challenge!

Author's Response: oh, really, nicole, thank you so much!

im quite a newbie, so im thrilled to receive reviews from veterans.

im leaving a review for On the Run, too.

oh my, it seems i have tough competition!

:) thanks again. i thought the imagery was too much, but what you said reassured me.

Author's Response: oh, i take that back, i joined first than you, but still, you\'ve come a long way. i only have one other story here!

and thanks about complimenting what i did to draco. i just hate his name, so i made him hate it too. ^_^

Monster by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Albus Dumbledore is dead. He has died at the hands of a man he truly trusted. Now it is time for that man to be punished for what he has done.

This is an entry for the New Year's Challenge, The Opening Chapter by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 02/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Impressive, Elle. I could see Draco *snapping* and going on a killing spree if something like what you wrote happened. I could actually imagine that type of scene happening b/c it made sense! Voldemort would be cruel enough to make Snape choose. I like how this was written. Well done.

Author's Response: *huggles Nicole*

Thanks so much for reviewing.

This story was actually inspired by a comment I read somewhere ages ago. Someone said that Draco\'s punishment for failure would be Narcissa\'s death. I thought that was something that could work, but it lacked a certain amount of style. Voldie is cruel and he likes torture his victims before going in for the kill. I assumed he was most angry with Severus of the lot of them, so I turned Serverus\' reward into his punishment. It seemed like the twisted type of thing Voldie would do.

And I really felt for Draco. He just watched his mother and aunt die. And I believe he has a very close relationshio with his mother. Snape is, at least in his mind, responsible for his mother\'s death. He has lost his mother, his aunt, his mentor and his father is locked away. He is completely on his own and seeking vengence. It is a very dangerous situation. The most dangerous person is the one who has nothing left to lose.

Again, thanks so much for the review. I\'m really glad that you liked it.

Dream Turned to Nightmare by Sarakime

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It was to be the perfect day for Hermione Granger. It was the day she had awaited since childhood, the days she would remember for the rest of her life, the day that would change and brighten her world. It was her wedding day, to Ron Weasley, the man of her dreams.

But things take a turn for the worst as disaster strikes and everything perfect about this day is destroyed.

Written by Sarakime of Slytherin for the Dreams prompt from the New Year Challenge.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Turn For The Worst

Hahaha... The person below me made me snicker.
(How Slytherin is that?)
I remember the first time I read this story, reading through the dream part thinking, "Oh I hate you Sarah.. You actually killed Ron on his wedding day," and feeling such relief when I saw the truth. It's a show of her fears, in my opinion, that she just meandered on up to the boys' dorm and gave them a hug, hehe. It makes me laugh in hindsight but it's true. That took a lot of nerve on her part... This is Hermione Granger we're talking about here.

Anyhoo, yeah... I loved it. Wonderful story my dear and I look forward to more. Go You!!!
(yeah, a real review, outside of a PM, hehe.)

Author's Response: lol, Thanks Nicole! I\'m glad you liked the story. And I\'m glad, or at least, I hope, you don\'t hate me! lol Thanks for the review! =]

Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Turn For The Worst

Hahaha... The person below me made me snicker.
(How Slytherin of me.)
I remember the first time I read this story, reading through the dream part thinking, "Oh I hate you Sarah.. You actually killed Ron on his wedding day," and feeling such relief when I saw the truth. It's a show of her fears, in my opinion, that she just meandered on up to the boys' dorm and gave them a hug, hehe. It makes me laugh in hindsight but it's true. That took a lot of nerve on her part... This is Hermione Granger we're talking about here.

Anyhoo, yeah... I loved it. Wonderful story my dear and I look forward to more. Go You!!!
(yeah, a real review, outside of a PM, hehe.)

Author's Response: Double post, and sorry, but I don\'t know how to delete it! We all know who the \'snicker\' comment was towards! =)

Yet Stars Shine On by rita_skeeter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Lavender Brown sits alone, until she finally looks into the sky. Because of course the stars keep shining, even through the dark.

Written as a birthday story for Patrick.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 12/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Footsteps

Very nice . . . One of my favourite theories is the Butterfly Effect and how the flapping wings of even something as small as a butterfly affects the outcome of things on the other side of the world. I appreciate how your story shows that there is no such thing as a coincidence and something as seemingly insignificant as acknowledgement from an old friend can make all the difference in one's world.

Great Job. I very much enjoyed reading this.


Author's Response: I\'m really pleased to see that you interpreted the message of this story so well. Thank you for the review!

Understanding Brings Peace by Sarakime

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: In a wrecked state, Draco Malfoy has Apparated away from home after a confrontation with his father goes too far. Arriving at a foreign, mysterious place, he is forced through unwanted company and unknowingly being taught some of life's most valuable lessons.

Written by Sarakime of Slytherin for the At The Sign Of The Green Dragon entry of the New Years Challenge.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 02/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Arrival

Holy cow, Sarah... You nailed Draco dead-on. His thoughts and feelings and the conversation between himself and Lucius were all very believeable. I wasn't even aware this was a challenge entry when I read it b/c I just clicked on my e-mail link I got saying you had a new story. When I saw the mention of the Green Dragon, I got excited knowing there was going to be more... and soon! I look forward to seeing more of our Draco's mind. Nice job!

Author's Response: =D Thank you so much, Nicole! I\'m glad you liked it!

Hagrid's Tale by Loralie

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Loralie of Hufflepuff House, posting for the Feb. Challenge.

He loved her once, can he forgive her now?
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 02/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yay - happy ending!! I was waiting with bated breath for you to do (the other part of) this story. Your ability to write dialogue with our lovable half giant left me in awe. Was this meant to be a sequel to your original fic in your lair or are you wanting this to be a completely seperate entity. I know changes were made but when I saw the flashback, I was just making sure.
Nice job my dear! *high fives*
Nicole (NikkiSue)

The Glories of the Enternet by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Ron Weasley is getting married to Hermione Granger, so he travels back to the Burrow to tell his parents. But his father has a type of… box in the room, and Ron ventures over to find out what in Merlin’s name it actually is.

Mr. Weasley explains about the “enternet”, and Ron stumbles upon a website that we are all too familiar with…

Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Glories of the Enternet

Wow. I have been waiting for a fanfic like this one forever! I was wondering when something like this would turn up. I look forward to reading the following parts to the story as they should be amusing to see how Ron associates the MNFF to real life, etc. Another one for my favorites! I apologise for not giving a more formal or in-depth review but I'm reading this from work. I couldn't wait til I got home!
~Nicole (NikkiSue)

Author's Response: OMG! Thank you so much! I\'m glad that you liked it. Sadly, this is only going to be a one-shot.

Harry Potter and the Tigers Eye by Roxy Black

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Two years have passed since the end of the war and everything is going well, but the shockwaves from our heroes recent past are still ringing in their ears. Can they hold their lives together on the fragile tightrope we call the world? Or will it take a new world to finally make them happy?
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: Ring and Ruin

Finally a Ginny'Harry worthwhile fanfic, hehe. I liked the backstory you gave us in the beginning. I like knowing what got the reader to the beginning point of their chapter. Does that make sense? I got a little confused during the battle with Voldy as far as who got hit, when and how. I may just be too sleepy at the moment, though. Amana sent this to me (cousin) and I am clicking on the "favorite" link right now! I wait with eagerness for the accompanying (sp?) chapters...
~Nicole (NikkiSue)

Author's Response: :) I\'m glad you think it\'s worthwhile (even though it\'s only the first chapter.) Thank you so much for adding this to your favourites! I expect to write quite a bit over the next two weeks so look out for some more soon! Thanks for the review, ~ Roxy

The Locket by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Faced with a difficult decision, Bellatrix remembers the past and considers the future.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

oooohhhh.... What a great story. I was reading this and wondered if it was a continuation from your Green Dragon prompt? It had a lot of similarities. I loved seeing into Bella's head as it is slightly different every time you dive in through your stories. I'm still at war with myself as far as her leaving Voldemort after her kills Cissy, though. Part of me thinks she would and part of me thinks, though she would be torn and might have quavering beliefs, that she would allow it to pass eventually. I think she might be more bitter at the reasoning behind the act happening. I LOVED the fic, regardless of internal arguements though. Fabulous job as always!! (I even took time at work to read it, I was so excited!)

Author's Response: *huggles Nicole*

Your reviews really make my day. More huggles.

Anyway, I just believe that Narcissa and Bella have a strong bond. I don\'t believe Bella could get over losing her sister, nor could she forgive someone who hurt her.

Thanks so much for the compliments.

A Brotherly Tale by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It's not easy living in the shadow of genuis. Aberforth Dumbledore contemplates his brother while spending time with his special friend.

For the One-Shot Challenge-Tales of Albus Dumbledore, prompt one. By Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was a fun and well thought out story, Elle! I was wondering how you would get yourself through a story about your favorite headmaster, hehe. I had forgotten which prompt you chose but when I read the last section of the story and saw the broken nose, I laughed out loud! You made the character of Aberforth likable too. :-) It was also intertesting (since we have very little to go with) how you showed the relationship between Aberforth and his brother as so volatile(sp?). It put an interesting spin on things and I think (if you could get yourself through it) that a sequel to this would be fun to read. Very impressive my dear! *huggles*

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Nicole.

And you\'re absolutly right. Getting through a Dumbledore centric story was not an easy task. However, I managed to keep his involvement to a minimum. It was actually kind of fun writing all of Aberforth\'s bitter thoughts about his brother.

However, I don\'t know that there would be a sequal. Writing Aberforth was kind of fun, but I don\'t know of anything else he would have to say regarding his brother. But I am considering another story with him.

Thanks so much for the review. *huggles back*

A Different Sort of War by Sly Severus

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Long after a war ends the wounds remain. When forced to face something so horrific a part of a person’s very soul dies. People are left changed. Societies are left in shambles

During this time, people are prone to making bad choices. Horrible things are said and done because the bitter continue to fight. How can such a monstrous event ever truly be over? And how can those left behind truly regain their lives
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/19/07 Title: Chapter 1: Caught in the Act

Oooh! Lupin? Longbottom? I was wondering who their parents were! I am very curious as to the direction that you will be taking this story. You had my attention when you had such a vague yet detailed lead into the story. Seeing Harry portrayed as a cruel man makes me curious. Why does he hold such harsh feelings towards the girl? Who is she and which family does she belong to? Hmm. I am very eager to explore the young Lupin and Longbottom! You've got my attention, Elle.

Author's Response: *huggles Nicole*

I thought the name Frank would probably give away his parents, I\'m glad it didn\'t. I wanted to leave that little bit of mystery there until the end of the chapter.

Harry has the potential to be cruel. He has proven that more than once. If the right circumstances prevail, I think he could become a very cruel man.

Giggles at Ella questions. I can\'t answer those. I\'ll tell you this, she is far more a woman than a girl, remember the greying hair. And she if from a familiar family. That\'s all you\'re getting. :p

As for young Lupin and Longbottom. I have had fun with them. I didn\'t know if I would like working with the next generation, but so far its been fun. And of course, there are many characters from the other generations as well. :D

And I\'m really glad to have captured your attention. I\'m actually very fond of this story. I actually believe it to be my most original yet.

*more huggles to Nicole*

From the Water's Edge by whittyleah

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Harry has lost those closest to him and he is drowning in his grief, can anyone help pull him out? One invitation to a dance may help him move on, if he lets himself open up.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Ahhh... OC fics are so refreshing. The funny thing is I simply clicked on the story without paying attention to specifics, hehe. Now, let's see here... I really enjoyed the character of Eloise and that is a feat in itself because as much as a good fanfic can flow, it is always an adjustment when I don't know anything about someone's character. The cool thing about your character of Eloise was she was as open as the pages of a book and, therefore, one could quickly realise what she was made up of!

Harry's character... I had mixed feelings, to be honest. When he was not lost inside himself, he was great! I was a little confused in his attitude at times because he just seemed so short tempered... I may have read it wrong but thats what I got out of the fic at times.

The ending... I LOVED the relationship he has with Eloise at the end. It's the Harry I think he might become and I think if he were to not become and Auror, a Quidditch ref would be ideal because he's not *in* the game, perse but he still gets to be on the pitch, on his broom! Nice choice, Leah. All in all, I really enjoyed the story. Any chance of more coming from this? I think it might be enjoyable and I think you have the ability to take it where others have not. You've got quite the talent here!

~Nicole (NikkiSue)

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I wrote this in like...two hours, so people liking it gives my a warm feeling! Thank you, dear!

Peeves and the Blue Fairy by FenrirG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: "I want to be a real boy!"

A modern-day twist to this classic wish leaves Peeves the Poltergeist with much more than he bargained for. Thrown suddenly into life as an eleven-year-old boy, the former ghost must live in Hogwarts as a first-year student. From some good old-fashioned Filch baiting to a run-in with the giant squid, our hero has a whole host of challenges awaiting him--and the only person he can rely on for help is a very ill-tempered Blue Fairy...

Written by FenrirG of Ravenclaw for the "What You Wish For" prompt of the Spring Challenge.

Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 03/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Real Boy

Snape as the Blue Fairy - I almost died laughing!!! What a great idea! I look forward to seeing where you take this. The summary makes me eager to read more and I am adding this to my favorites so I get the e-mail when you update. I wish this review could be a bit more productive but the fic was just so much fun to read, I couldn't find it in me to pick at anything. Great job and good luck in the challenge!
~Nicole (NikkiSue)

Author's Response: Hello Nicole, and thank you very much for your sweet review!

I\'m really glad that you like my story--and that you didn\'t die! I\'m quite flattered that you think it\'s funny, since I\'m not all too sure about my humor-writing capacities. =)

Thank you so much for your great review! Good luck to you too! ~Cheers, Fenn

The Sister of a Witch by Sly Severus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Petunia Dursley had the perfect life. She had a loving husband and a wonderful son. Everything was normal and she was happy. That was until she got a surprise on her front doorstep.

Written by Sly Severus of Slytherin for the Spring Challenge - Laugh of Cry Prompt.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 04/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I adored this story, my dear! I must say, you've done it again, hehe. I have never read a story written from Petunia's POV or for that matter, one that centered around the Dursleys. I also must admit that I never thought I could read something that made me feel sorry for the Dursleys but you've done it. (at least Petunia.) I loved how you allowed us to see her thoughts and the internal conflicts going on as far as her feelings towards what happened. I think my favorite part by far was the end where Petunia told Dudders that Harry was his cousin and he spit up on her! That had me chuckling when I read it here at work. :-)

I envy that imagination of yours and I'd love to know the farm that your plot bunny came from as mine seems to be bi-polar lately. He doesn't know which way is up!
Good Job Elle, once again!

Author's Response: *huggles Nicole*

Thanks so much for the review and I\'m glad that you liked the story. I have written a couple of other fice with Petunia and I must admit that I have started grow fond of her.

Thanks again, dear!

The Sun Will Rise by Hermione_Rocks

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
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! :)
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 05/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Sun Will Rise

Nice job my dearie! (I knew Elle would give us a Bella story to read, hehe.) *clears throat* Anyways...
The details you gave the reader when describing Bella's cell was riveting. You could almost smell the murkiness that she had been living in. Okay, I'll touch upon some areas where I got confused and then I will... well, I'll do something. I'm just not sure what yet.

[I]She would recall other times as well to distract herself from the intense, endless cold…times with her sisters, when they had all gotten along…and times from her days at Hogwarts, from her classes to her socializing…as well as minutes with her husband, Rodolphus…she would relive each instant vividly, treasuring them once again, as though through a second life.[/I]

I was a bit confused as to the way the sentence was written. It just seemed so... long.(?)

[I]Holed up inside herself, some days it was all she could do to remain sane. She would fasten to her memories, memories of service under the Dark Lord. Every moment from her initiation into becoming a Death Eater, to the countless victims she had tortured and killed…she could still hear their shrieks reverberate off the walls, sending delighted chills down her back…[/I]

Ahh, yes. The evil within peeks out. You've got to love our Bella. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the grouping of the Death Eaters and their reunion with Voldemort. It was very believable and that was refreshing.

Lovely job.
~Nicole *huggles*

Author's Response: *giggles* I wonder why you thought Elle would do that? :D

Hmm, yeah, I see what you mean about that long sentence. It is kind of rambly and long-ish. :P My only excuse is that Bellatrix\'s thoughts might become a little disjointed after spending so many years in Azkaban.

Yes, I do love Bella, but more in the sense that I love to loath her. :D However, writing this did soften me a little towards her. I\'m so glad you liked this, Nicole. Thanks so much for the nice review! :)

The Last Black by Sly Severus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sitting alone, Andromeda contemplates the loss of her family, realizing that she is the only survivng member of the Black family.
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 05/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow, Elle. That was a very powerful poem. I wasn't sure what to really expect when I opened it as my first thought was, "Oh, it's a poem!" (never really triend them) I read it and it just made me feel her pain and dispair. I wanted to reach out and give her a hug and tell her it would get easier over time. (ie: the pain) Very impressive, my dear.


Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review, Nicole. I\'m really glad you enjoyed it. I\'m still new to poetry writing, but it\'s nice to hear that it\'s coming along nicely.

Thanks again!

The White Sheep by hydraspit

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: ...you don't just hand in your resignation to Voldemort. It's a lifetime of service or death."rnThe story of why Regulus Black tried to leave the Death Eaters. One-Shot
Reviewer: NikkiSue Signed
Date: 05/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a fabulous viewpoint on the final moments of Regulus. I have never really read a story centered on Regulus but this one makes me want to read more. I love how you delved into his mind and we were able to watch him slowly crumble, especially after seeing Nymphadora. I always forget how many characters were related and as children spent a lot of time together. When Bella approached him from behind and he greeted her as "cousin" before she killed him... powerful.

Reading the final part - the letter delivered to Andy from Sirius - really brought home how clear cut the alliances were and how far Bella would go to serve Voldypants. Her allegance was unwavering, even against blood. Thats some strong power You-Know-Who has got over her.