if you are wondering why there is only one review, it is because there is nothing to read. literally! i opened the page and there was NOTHING!
Summary: James Potter: Marauder. Lily Evans: Prefect. They're both seventh years at Hogwarts. They're also about to have a pretty interesting year--complete with a few detentions, pranks, confusion, and laughter--in which they get through school, make some trouble and maybe, just maybe, sort out their feelings for each other.
Thanks to all you who have made it possible for this story to be in the Top Tens. It was a very happy moment when I first saw my story on the list, and I love being able to go back and see it there now. Still. Yay!
Throughout the latter half of 2010, and the first half of 2011, I re-edited this story. The changes were mostly to fix stray (and annoying) grammar and spelling errors, but also to rework some plot points in an effort to stay truer to canon. I also updated the style; having written this story so long ago, my writing has definitely developed (and I would say gotten better), so I edited to reflect that. (I apologize for the errors that were in the story before all this editing. I found them immensely distressing when I reread my chapters. Heartbreaking, really.)
Big “thank yous” go to the three people who helped edit/nitpick the first edition of this novel: violagirl, fairiesandcream, and Omagus.
And yes, this story is up on Fanficition.net under the penname: Io.Sono.Emilia.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I’m not JK Rowling. The Potterverse does not belong to me, but I am in it and love it.
that was beautiful! i love the fact that lily is so close to everyone! i smiled the whole time i was reading this...please update soon!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you! I\'m updating now!
Summary: Alright everyone, the end is here! *dramatic gasp* I really hope you all enjoy it, and don't forget to look out for my new story, Prologue: The Beginning. Thanks!
What's happening: It's their seventh year. James is desperate to get Lily, and, at the Hogwarts Express, promises to never ask her out again, and offers that the two become friends. When Lily accepts, James's spirits soar, but since she doesn't like him that way, and he can't ask her out, how will he ever have her for his own?
A special thanks to my sister Kitty and my best friend Emilea for listening to my ideas and reading the story in its entirety! Couldn't have done it without them!
And thanks to my new beta, Emily/LaneTechFreshie! You've been great!
Happy reading! :)
i like it! it was a little abrupt, but still good. the i love him had almost no lead up. just constructive criticism. i'm sure the rest of the story is great.
Summary: We know James fell for Lily, but why? Lily doesn't want to know either. But she has to know. Join the Marauders and Lily's friends in a series of events that begins the ups and downs of loathing, loving, and life.
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Hey, should I keep this story going? I'm thinking of doing a series of one shots. Review and vote yes or no to keep this story alive. Thanks!
i just found this story, and it's pretty good so far. i love the marauder oath. i thing i've had enough of the sirius/serious jokes though (they're in every story, and so not witty) i also think you should finish the story. you should never write if you don't have an ending. it doesn't matter how many people do or don't reply. you have something to say and you should share it with as many people as possible. hope you finish it. i'll read iyt if you do...
Author's Response: the first chapter wasn\'t very, good, i know. but yeah i\'m going to continue this story
Summary: Lily thought she was in for a boring summer... but James Potter had other ideas. Love Letters, with a rather bizarre twist.
OMG! i have not laughed out loud to any story bt this one! Great job! i love it! please update soon! i would love to see this story finished!
i can't believe there are only three chapters to this story! it is pure brilliance! please update soon...i'm hooked. this kind of stuff should be illegal, it's so good!
HOLY POOP! you CAN NOT just leade the story like that it is too good, and you have to finish it! if you don't...i don't even know! PLEASE feed mt addiction!
Summary: If you're looking for the same old James loves Lily but Lily hates James story, than you're in the wrong place. The story is about confusion, heartbreak, and yea okay, there's a little fluff here and there. The story starts off with Lily and James becoming friends in their 7th year. But seriously, how long can that last? With fueding friends, jealousy, and secrets, Lily and James have quite a few things standing in their way. Does this stop their famous love? No WAY! But why believe me? Read and Review!
Sorry I haven't updated in so long. I'm a horrible person. All I can say is that every other time i tried to post the last chapter, it didn't feel right. Now it does. I like how it turned out.
that was so flipping awesome! please update soon! i can't wait to read the rest of it!
Author's Response: aww thanks! I\'ll send in the next chapter sat.
Summary: The war is at it's peak, and Lily Evans is weighed down by guilt. She feels responsible for the death of her parents, and isolates herself from every one around her in the hopes of protecting them from the same fate. But some people refuse to brushed off. Lily would be lying if she said she had forgotten about James Potter, and she can't deny her feelings for him, but for that very reason, she has to.
Story re-added May 20. Please review! Next chapter will be up soon. Rated AU because, apparently, Lily and James got married right after Hogwarts. Enjoy!
i love this story! it is just too original. i love how you portray the characters. you really take advantage of the fact that JKR hasn't really revealed that much. i love the way that you stuck to her overall feel of the war, while adding in the little tid-bits that make life livable. this is definitely in my faves. if i had a super faves section it would be in there! please update often!
Author's Response: Kudos kudos kudos kudos. If I had a super kudos section, you\'d definately be in it! Keep up the reviews
Evil! luckily the next chapter is already up! still lovin the story! great character development. (i TOTALY love believable characters!)
Author's Response: So do I. Thanks for the review
three words: too darn cute!
I just have one question... if james met her 13 years ago, that would make him 24. he and lily split up three years ago in 7th year, so that would also make him 20. what age are they?
Author's Response: Hmm... I think I was going for 24... sorry I never noticed that before...
Summary: Everyone knows that Lily hated James. That is, until a special bottle worked its magic on them. When Lily is distraught from the death of her parents she can't imagine life without them. She finds a letter in a bottle that gives her strength to go on. Who was this boy that wrote to her? Could there possibly be someone out there that loved her so deeply?
This is the prequel to my other story, Message in a Bottle. It isn't essential that you read that one first, but it might be helpful.
Summary: 2009 QSQ Awards Winner for Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Before the chosen one was ever born, his parents had to meet, fall in love, and defy Voldemort three times. Easier said than done. Things were never easy for Harry Potter's parents, but it gets a whole lot harder when Death Eaters kidnap Lily. This is the story of Lily and James, the trials they face, and how James finally wins Lily's heart. (pre-Deathly Hallows)
“I’ll always protect you.”
it is a great chapter it needed the fluff!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you enjoyed the fluff, it\'ll last a few more chapters. . . . Thanks for the review!
that was great. i cn't wait to read the rest of it, and i hope you didn't just tell us all of your plans...please update often.
Author's Response: Don\'t worry, they\'ll be a lot more, I\'ve already started writing the next chapter.
Author's Response: Look at me and my bad grammar! There will be a lot more!
this is so original. who says these things have to be fluffy? you are actually conveying how horrible the war was! please tell me how to ad this to my firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Response: I\'m glad you like it! Of course, there will be some fluff later, but the war was no little side story! Thank you for the review.
that was amazing! please update soon.
Author's Response: Thanks, I\'ll try!
this was a cute chapter. i can't complain that you have a trasition chapter, cause you've packed so much into the few that are written. wonderfull job. BTW, i love how lily dreams of herself wearing such a gaudy outfit that she would never wear in real life. please keep emma in the story...i just love herdemeanor. she's a great character. please update soon.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it, I alwas try to have each chapter be good in its own right. Writing Emma is really fun, I can just imagine her ordering James and Sirius around. Thank you for the feedback!
i still liked the chapter. it really wasn't unexpected, but still great. can't wait for the rest of the story. BTW: you made Andy a really great JERK!
Author's Response: Thank you!
that was cute! please update YESTERDAY! we need more! sorry, i have an addiction, and i am not willing to get help.
Author's Response: I\'ll get in my time machine and get right on that! Don\'t worry, I\'ve already begun writing the next chapter.
i love it!!! this puts a whole new spin on things. i can honestly not find one thing to criticize, and that is saying something! great work. i'm so looking forword to the rest of this. please update as often as possible!
Author's Response: I\'m glad to hear this first chapter is liked, I was afriad some Lily/James fans wouldn\'t like my twist. Thank you for the review and an update is on it\'s way!