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Hello there, I'm Ashley. I'm just your normal, every day Harry Potter obsessed sixteen year old. One day I hope to become a writer of historical fiction, my personal favorite, but until then I will remain happy with the joys of fanfiction. Happy reading!

Update 2/17/08:
I have now finished Lovers in the Moonlight, indeed an accomplishment, and am basically just doing random one-shots I have stored up. If anyone wants any more LitM, please suggest a good one-shot idea, or maybe something longer, and I will be glad to write it! I'm just really stumped on Irene right now. Other than that, I have two full chapter stories and their series stored up in my mind, which will be written this summer. Happy reading, everyone!

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Christmas with Werewolves
Chapter Stories

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A Letter Never Read
A Trampled Iris
Chasing the Moon
Chatting with Werewolves
Come Back Home to Me
Passion, Pain, and Pumpkin Pasties
Potentially Problematic
Scriptures on a Headstone
Take My Breath Away
Weasels and Otters
Chapter Stories
Helga's Journey: A Story of Forgiveness
Lovers In The Moonlight

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I Don't Want The World To See Me by GryffindorsHeir

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: One-shot Song Fic.

Draco's point of view only.

Draco notices Hermione in a different way, and tries to get her to notice him. But not all stories are meant to have a happy ending.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 06/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow. I love this song and yoiu made such a good little plot out of it! Great job!

Matchmaker, Matchmaker by hermy_loves_ron

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: For Fleur's summer wedding to Bill, she digs up an old family tradition that requires every witch and wizard to be paired up for the wedding reception. When Fred and George are accidentally placed in charge of the matching, however, nothing short of chaos ensues. Will they be able to straighten things out? To they want to?
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 07/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Matching and Arrivals

Ooo, I like this already! It sounds like a very cute idea! How many chapters are you expecting?

I do, however, have a very small nitpick-

“You will be fine,” cooed Gabrielle, smoothing down an imaginary wrinkle in Fleur’s dress. “Just theenk!” In anuzzer seven years I shall be twenty-one as well and per’aps getting married! And you shall bring your dozens of red-haired Weasley children to the ceremony. Will zat not be fun?”

After Just theenk!, there should not be quotation marks.

Well, I really enjoyed this and hope you update quickly! =]

Author's Response: Oh, drat, you\'re right. I\'ll fix that when I go back to edit the chapter, which I should be doing soon...I realized there was one more thing I wanted to change. Thanks, Ashley; glad you like it! :p

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 07/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Matching and Arrivals

Ooo, I like this already! It sounds like a very cute idea! How many chapters are you expecting?

I do, however, have a very small nitpick-

“You will be fine,” cooed Gabrielle, smoothing down an imaginary wrinkle in Fleur’s dress. “Just theenk!” In anuzzer seven years I shall be twenty-one as well and per’aps getting married! And you shall bring your dozens of red-haired Weasley children to the ceremony. Will zat not be fun?”

After Just theenk!, there should not be quotation marks.

Well, I really enjoyed this and hope you update quickly! =]

Tale by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: An old woman retells her childhood to her listening grandchildren. Between the ongoing war and old boyfriends, she had made it special.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 06/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ooo, lovely story Lindsey! This was very unique, I can't say I've read a story quite like it. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Ashley! ~Lindsey :)

The Courage of a Hero by BeautifulDreamer07

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Twenty years after the final battle against Voldemort, Harry Potter is the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. He is teaching his sixth years how to perform a Patronus Charm, but one girl, Ambrine Thomas, just can't seem to get it. Harry helps Ambrine find the perfect memory to conjure her Patronus and, in doing so, brings up old wounds and forgotten feelings that run deeper than even he realizes.

I am BeautifulDreamer07 of Gryffindor answering the June One-Shot Challenge Prompt, Best Patronus Ever.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 06/21/07 Title: Chapter 2: The Nature of Courage

Ooo good job! You did much better on the challenge than I did! Yours was very heart breaking, and I loved Ambrine. I hope you do well!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!

Pain Doesn't Cost a Thing by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Even from young children, Brett and Emma have been inseparable. When they are eleven, they both get letters to a famous Wizarding school. But their luck runs deeper as they soon find out that they’ve been placed into the same house. But that all comes crashing down when Brett has to move away to a northern country for his parents’ occupations. They can no longer have contact, and are utterly heartbroken, realising they’ve been in love this entire time.


The year is 2044 and Emma Collins is now seventeen and in her seventh year at Hogwarts. She’s made new friends and is beautiful and talented. While it’s taken her a while to get over the loss of her old friend, she’s just gotten back on track in her life and every boy is starting to notice her, looking twice when she walks past. When he, Brett, left, she was heartbroken.

But Emma’s life takes a drastic change when she learns of the TriWizard Tournament, a series of dangerous competitions in which students (that are strictly seventeen) compete in dangerous tasks to win the glory and envy of the two schools that are challenging them. Emma decides to enter, but she knows she won’t even be considered for the contest. Or will she?

Emma’s whole life is challenged; with someone she once loved’s return, horrific deaths, utter and heartbreaking betrayal, and challenging tasks, she has only one mission: to survive the next day in her final year at Hogwarts.

This was written by Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff, trying not to perish herself as she answers the call to the TriWizard Tournament Competition.

This story got first place in the Triwizard Tales Challenge!!!!! Thanks so much to the judges and all of the lovely reviewers who kept me going! *hugs*
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/12/07 Title: Chapter 8: Insanity Comes in All Forms

Lindsey! *sobs*

I'm absolutely horrified about Brett. At first, when I started reading this story, I adored him with all my heart and wished there was a boy like him in my town. But then...*BAM* I was consumed by hate for him, the lowly peice of scum...*goes on, getting carried away*

It was a really fabulous story though, and I hope your entry does well. I was going to try my hand at this challenge, but then really started focusing on Lovers in the Moonlight, so I just skipped it. I'm also reading Fire and Ice, Merlynne's entry. I can't wait for the results! You'll have to tell me how you place. =]

Once again, I loved this story, even though the ending was heart-wrenching, and am awaiting the alt. ending! Great job! -Ashley

Author's Response: AW, once again Ashley, you amaze me how you find the time the time to read MY stories, of all of the amazing authors on here. I really appreciate it--- (and I really wish there was a Brett before chapter seven in my town, too). I tried to make him a perfect guy of my tastes, lol. I guess we have the same liking for guys! *hugs* Thanks again! ~Lindsey :)

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 07/14/07 Title: Chapter 3: The Weighing of a Relationship

Squee Lindsey!

Okay, I had scrolled through most of the entries, and your just stood out for me. I really enjoyed learning on how Brett and Em's relationship had developed, but then had to come to a heartbreaking close.

I really enjoyed reading about the struggles Emma went through to overcome her abusive boyfriend, Seth. I was cheering for her when she told him it was over for good!

Overall, I am really enjoying this challenge! Just one thing I remembered from reading the first two chapters in cannon: The Cup isn't glass. It's actually a rough hewn wooden goblet. =]


Author's Response: Ha ha, *smacks self* I may have to go back and fix that about the cup, definitely, lol. Thanks so much for the loverly review, Ashley! I appreciate it! ~Lindsey :)

The Depths of a Darkened Mind by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Draco Malfoy is alone, wanted by Death Eaters, and yearning for sheer love. His cold eyes wander the Daily Prophet, smirking in an attempt to accept that fact he was a convicted Death Eater and wanted dead by both sides for betrayal. He seeks refuge in a chocolate frog instead of a bitter wheat cereal, his teeth savouring the sweet taste as he chewed, thinking only of dark things.

But upon staring at the prize that comes with the candy, a Wizard card, he finds himself whisked away to a dangerous place, the air filled to the brim with death, now feeling as if he will retch if he doesn’t escape. But he soon finds that he can’t. Running into giants, more cards, and a secret passageway that will ultimately determine his fate, Draco Malfoy will ultimately find his way home, whether it's the kind of home he wishes for, or one he must choose.

This was written for the Gauntlet by Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff. The judges gave this story third place in the Gauntlet! Thanks so much to you guys!
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 07/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: Gauntlet

Lindsey, you did a fabulous job on your entry! This is quite dark, I loved it. The way you handled this particular Gauntlet was wonderful, it was a very enjoyable read. I like the way you made your reader about how their life is currently being handled, and if there is anything that should change. That is the message I recieved, anyway.

I really love the way I was able to paint a picture in my mind's eye with your description. This paragraph was spectacular: There were no birds, no flowers, no children frolicking with their puppies or playing hide and seek on their front lawns outside. If anything, the residents of nearly any Wizarding town in these dark times were afraid to go outside. Everything outside the window was lifeless, the trees gnarling up at the glass as if trying to choke him, dead, sunburnt grass growing in his own yard.

I do have a few tiny nitpicks, and hopefully you can correct them before the judging.

He ran as fast his shaking legs would carry him, the effects of the curse making his legs slow to carry him.

This sounds a bit awkward, considering you used 'carry him' twice in it. I would consider changing it to something along the lines of 'He ran as fast his shaking legs would carry him, the effects of the curse making his legs unsteady beneath him.' It just flows better.

Well, great job on your entry, it is very well written. I hope you do great! =]

Author's Response: Coming from a Placer in the last Gauntlet, wow! *hugs* I\'m so glad you liked my story, Ashley! And I will fix that nitpick, thanks for telling me. ~Lindsey :)

Her Aura by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Luna Lovegood. Her blonde hair usually was down and straight, taking on a slightly darker look in the sun as she stayed outside by the Black Lake in her free time, reading and taking in all of the learning she could. It was what took up her time because of her rubbish ability to make companions.

But he still admired her from afar, and anything she said or did was beautiful in his eyes.

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Her Aura

Lindsey, this was so adorable! Even though my OTP is R/Hr, like yours, I just kept squeeing about the last line. It was so cute!

One small tinsy nit pick: The sweet scent was more available for him to smell than ever and he found himself wiping his nose in fear he would sneeze all of his parchment, ruining it from McGonagall’s grasp. I think 'of' should be changed to 'over'. Told you it was tiny. [insert smiley face here]

Once again, very very very cute one-shot! -Ashley

Author's Response: LOL, thanks so much, Ashley! I\'ll be sure to fix that error. ~Lindsey :)

Sorry by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A short poem about Aunt Petunia. Not particularly spoilerish but you can't be too careful.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was truly a beautiful poem. It was deep and made me think about all the hardships Petunia would have gone through throughout her life, living a normal life when all she wanted was to be extrordinary like Lily.

Then, along came Harry who would grow to be a wizard, and Petunia had to watch again as he took the life she wanted more than anything.

The way you wrote it really makes your reader think. Fabulous job, 10/10.

No Refusal, Just Disownment by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Narcissa is told by her father that if she doesn’t marry Lucius Malfoy that she will be disowned from the family. But when Lucius proposes, is she willing to give up Galleons to find the one she truly loves?
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: No Refusal, Just Disownment

Ohh Lindsey, I really hope there are more stories about Narcissa on their way. You do an excellent job of writing her, going from the very little we know about the woman. I loved how you wrote youngish!Lucious as well, so nervous about the proposal, like any man would be, no matter what the circumstances. Great job, I loved it!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Ashley! ~Lindsey :)

Taxicab Conversations by cto10121

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: James Potter is about to give up his pursuit of his six-year crush, Lily Evans. But will he change his mind after an enlightening conversation with an understanding taxicab driver? One-shot, R&R!!


“Have you ever fallen in love?” James asked hesitantly.


“Have you ever loved her with all your heart and soul?”


“Have they never requited your love?”


“Have you ever thought of giving them up?”

“Yep. Did it too. Was without a doubt the worse mistake I’ve made in me bloody life.”

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 08/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Taxicab Conversations

This was absolutely brilliant! No matter if James wouldn't travel by cab, you created a very powerful story. The cabbie was a great story-teller, very realistic. The end was great, and the last line couldn't be written any better! Congrats, I give a 10/10! Wonderful job, keep writing!

Even Now in Death by Colores

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Remus Lupin finds himself on the next great adventure. Where will it take him? Will anything be the same?
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ah, wonderful Fresca! I'm not usually into reading stories about Remus and Tonks after their death, since I'm so sensitive when it comes to Remus. This, however, blew me away. I love how you wrote the scene similar to Harry's experience with death. Wonderful, wonderful!

Only Hope by Sly Severus

Rated: Professors •
Summary: Alone in her family home, Bellatrix makes a decision. She feels that it is the only choice avaliable to her until she meets a mysterious man in the woods. A man who is willing to offer her something different.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 10/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This one-shot really gets under your skin. You did a wonderful job of showing just how far some totured souls will go when they are ignored completely. Every person, I'm sure, has gone through a period like you show Bellatrix - wondering just how much their life matters on this earth.

The way you wrote this lonely girl was better than I have ever seen young Bellatrix. The way she assumes no one even cares enough to notice her is very gripping, to the point where we can feel horribly for one of the most hated characters throughout the series. Briefly, she wondered if there was anyone who would care. She wondered if there was one person in the world who would truly care if she froze to death. No one came to mind. This bit sent a tingle up my spine, for how many of us wondert who really does care about us out there?

Of course, she could just use her wand to end it all. That idea had been in her mind for years, but she never wanted to go through with it. A simple Killing Curse would make her death as quick and pointless as her life. This again reminds me of how much I myself have thought about just how mediocre my life feels at times. But then, I think of my plans for the future, and how much of an impact I might have. This goes for Bellatrix as well, and though she did not have a good impact on the world, it was a large one none the less.

Rushing down the stairs, she felt tears stinging her eyes for the first time. She fought them back. Tears would not get the best of her. This was what had to be done. There was no use crying about it. The bluntness of her thoughts is surprisingly good - perfect for what she thought would come. I have never felt more sympathy for Bellatrix than I did right here. Her mindset shows that what should be done will be done, even if it is the death of her.

All around, wonderful story. This shows a surprisingly refreshing side of Bellatrix, and you have a wonderful way of writing her. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks so much!

Hogwarts Houses Divided by Inverarity

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story

Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.

The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 02/17/08 Title: Chapter 1: Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Oh, I love it already! This is a wonderful take on the new generation, different than anything I've read so far. I really like how you've taken random characters and made such believable stories with them.

Teddy is such a cutie, and I really like how he's already a dedicated Gryffindor. This made me laugh outright: “Err, yes,” Harry agreed. “I've known many fine Slytherins too.” Such an awkward Harry moment. I wonder what would happen if Teddy was put into Slytherin? I think it would prove Andromeda's point that there are in fact some good Slytherins in the world.

Kai Chang was indeed a surprise, but I'm happy you brought Cho's family into your story. He sounds like such a bright young child, but I can see how difficult it would be for him to live his life in Cho's shadow, overwhelmed by her depression. I hope good things come for him at Hogwarts.

Now, Dewey is my favourite character so far! Such a good idea as well. What a tragic life he must have had at home, forever reminding his parents of Credric. Hopefully he'll be able to move away from the bitter reminders and begin to live his own life, although I'm not sure how. It'll be just as hard, if not harder, at Hogwarts. But I really like Dewey, and can't wait to see what comes of him!

And Violet...she's such a Slytherin, but I wonder how being brought up as such will fare with the other characters, if they do indeed interact. She's quite the little sprite though, isn't she? She will be very interesting to watch, and I can't wait to read more on her. I bet she'll begin to break down the Slytherin barriers in amazing ways.

Well, absolutely awesome thus far! Can't wait to read the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad you like it! The first four chapters are already posted, and I have several more chapters in the pipeline, which will appear as soon as they are validated.

Everlasting Friendship and a Green Baseball Cap by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A young boy crept stealthily down the stairs in only boxer shorts and a baseball cap. He pulled the hat down over his eyes to give him more of a shield so he wouldn’t be seen. It was his haven, his protector. No boogeyman or burglar could touch him as long as the hat was on his small head. Every time he put it on it felt like the first time.

Josiah and Grace are inseparable. They’ve known each other since they were only days old and that bond has held strong these past eleven years. A secluded wood is their haven, their place to play. But this forest was not meant to be inhabited by anyone or anything. It is the same place that many have been murdered. The two children, too, are expecting their special letters to a special school. Sadness, kisses, and lots of love are in store for the two. Sadly, one may just have to tell the other that life doesn’t come out the way everyone planned. Will they be able to survive it?

I am Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 01/29/08 Title: Chapter 1: Everlasting Friendship and a Green Baseball Cap

Oh Lindsey, this was wonderful! I'll admit, you did drag a few tears from me, though the beginning had me remembering exactly how it was to be eleven again. You created Grace and Josiah so completely I could picture them in my mind's eye prefectly. Outstanding job!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I was hoping to drag a few tears from at least someone, so that means I did a little something right. Thanks for reading! *huggles*

A Summer Thing by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Everyday, they lead different lives in different cities with different people. But the summer sun threads their lives, bringing them together for three sun-kissed months a year. People change, though; they grow up and fall in love. They realize that what they have isn’t what they want forever. He did, anyway. No matter what she wanted, the world always has another plan.
Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 04/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: A Summer Thing

Well done! This was definitely something different for me to read, and yet incredibly refreshing. It reminded me of the normal lives our beloved characters must lead away from school, and just how extraordinarily similar they are to ours. Summer flings are something so many people do experience, and bringing that into the Harry Potter world was wonderful to read.

The realism with which you created Olivia was amazing, because she showed just how difficult parting with one's past, summer crush, and childhood is. I liked how the setting you chose played that theme up nicely.

I only noticed one tiny error, and that was in the second to last paragraph, it is written she notices that it isn’t the path he usually take. I think the take needs an s on the end of it.

Once again, great job! It was a fantastic read.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! *Runs to fix the mistake*

On Broken Wings by FaunaCaritas

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
The War is over, but the Weasley family find that victory comes at a bitter price. Bill, Fred, George, and Ron lie among the fallen.

Hermione’s world is a shattered wreck. Her hopes and dreams are buried in a lonely cemetery. The future stretches before her, bitter and empty. She has drowned herself in work to escape reality.

But outside the world is changing. Charlie Weasley returns from Romania to seek the Ministry of Magic’s assistance. When they find their paths inextricably crossed Hermione comes to realize something she had never dreamed: it is possible to soar on broken wings.

Reviewer: beauty and brains Signed
Date: 05/03/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Wonderful, Fauna, absolutely wonderful! Best prologue I've read in awhile, actually. You really showed the raw power of loss, which is quite a feat in itself. Grief is one of the hardest emotions to write without sounding cliche or repeating one's self over and over again, but you pulled it off flawlessly! I can't wait to read the next chapter! Great job again! -Ashley

Author's Response: Aww! Thanks, Ashley! Gosh... now I have a lot to live up to, don\'t I? :) ~Fauna