Summary: Voldemort attacks the Potters, James and Lily try to protect their beloved baby boy. Then suddenly they're in a house they do not know. Harry isn't with them and they don't know what happened. Where are they? And who are the redhead children running down the stairs? Why have they been sent?
The story is placed in the future, years after Voldemort's death, but danger is still lurking.
Features Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione.
Joint winner in the genfic category of the Multifaceted Fanfiction Awards
I really enjoyed this story!! Congratulations on getting a Quicksilver Quill award. Well deserved!
Summary: The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.
Well done! I also love how the last word is scar, just like the rumor of the 7th book's last word is going to be scar. I keep telling my friends that I feel like I am reading the 7th book when I am reading your story. I can't wait to get it, and see how close you have come to some stuff. I have a funny feeling you have hit the nail square on the head. Again, fabulous job!! I enjoyed reading this story! Thank you!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks! That\'s quite an honor. I, too, am eager to see if I called anything right. This has been a wonderful way to pass the waiting time for book 7, and I really had a ball writing it.
Make me cry!!! Oh, this was an amazing chapter! I am so glad that he got to see his parents, and the rest of his loved ones. I love how the locked door was "his mind." Pretty neat twist!! I can't believe that there are only a few more chapters!! Makes me sad!! lol. Thanks for writing such an amazing story!!
Author's Response: Thanks very much. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it.
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.”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? That is the cruelest cliffy I've ever read!! AGH!!
Fabulous chapter, though!! Wonderful writing. How many more chapters are left? I love this story!
Author's Response: Haha, yeah, this chapter was pretty rough. I'm glad you enjoyed it nonetheless, though! I don't know exactly how many chapters are left. I know what I want to happen, but I'm so terrible at predicting the text it will take to type all my ideas up. At MINIMUM, there are four more after this. That's what I've been saying, anyway. It'll probably be a few more. Thanks for the review!
Summary: Ten years have elapsed since Dumbledore's death and McGonagall has Hogwarts back on its feet again. Hermione and Malfoy both teach at the school. But when a new teacher is hired to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts, everyone seems to feel that they've met him before. A story of mystery, passion, friendship, and jealousy… not to mention that Harry Potter has been missing for ten years and Voldemort is dead. (All violence is mild).
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Disclaimer: I own my imagination, JK Rowling owns Harry Potter.
I have read this entire story as of yet, and am completely enthralled in it! Great job! Update soon as I NEED to know what is going on!! LOL. Love the story and can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Update should be any day now!
Summary: 2007 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts
Petunia Dursley is enjoying dinner with her family when someone starts pounding on the door. Ready to tell them off for being so rude and refusing to leave when they didn't answer at first, Petunia opens the door to have a baby shoved into her arms and told she is his only family. Years after the great Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, Death Eaters have risen to power and taken over Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and even the Ministry of Magic. Their marriages announced invalid, their children in danger and their lives hanging by a thread, the heroes of the war with Voldemort must once again take a stand against evil.
H/G and R/Hr
*Quote from The Epilogue*
Suddenly Harry was kissing her as if he couldn’t resist the temptation. There was a kind of frenzy to the kiss at first, a kind of desperate need, but it melted into something soft and sweet and gentle, a promise of a future when kisses would never be limited. When they broke apart he rested his forehead on hers, sprinkling a few affectionate butterfly kisses across her face. “I love you,” he murmured.
Wonderful ending!! Made me cry! And what a wonderful birthday present to be able to read the end of a favorite story that I have been reading since you started it!! Can't wait for the epilogue! You are such an amazing writer! Great job! And thank you for writing such an awesome fic!
Author's Response: Thanks -- and happy birthday! I'm glad you've kept up with it since the beginning; it's been a long, long time. Hopefully the epilogue will be up soon!
At first, I thought you had mixed up stories or something! But I really like the idea of going into the past. Great curve ball! Keep up the great work! Update quickly!!
Author's Response: Ha, that hadn't occurred to me that having the first seen from Lily's POV might be confusing that way! I'm glad you enjoyed it, though; thanks very much for the review. I'll try and update as quickly as I can.
Summary: Harry Potter, Seeker extraordinaire for the Chudley Canons is retiring at the age of twenty-seven, looking to go back into the world of fighting Dark Wizards. As he is readying to enter into a new career as an Auror, he meets Ginny Weasley in the Leaky Cauldron. What happens when they get back together… overall fluff, right? Maybe not!
I started reading this story, and I love it! Are you going to update anytime soon? I want to know more! :)
Summary: Chapter Ninety Six is posted!
This is the story of four boys. This is the story of a boy from a family he wants to escape from. This is the story of a boy who is from a family he loves deeply, but lacks the gift of a best friend. This is the story of a boy who has been living with a curse his entire life, fighting to overcome it. This is the story of a boy who wishes to show people what he can do. This is the story of how these four boys came to know each other, of how they became friends. This is the story of their unbreakable bond, of a bond that could survive any test, any trial. This is a story that will ultimately end in tragedy.
Nominated for a 2007 and 2009 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder's Era Featured Mugglenet Fanfiction, October 2011
Wow. It's really over? But I don't want it to be! Haha! I started reading this fic when there was only about 25-30 chapters. I cannot believe that you got 96 chapters out of it! Incredible.
I had been looking for a good Marauder era story, and when I found yours, I was hooked instantly.
The way you really dug deep into the characters, and gave us such a believable back story; it is truly incredible. I mean, like, the Marauder's Map, and when they became animagi. I could totally see that as canon!
I have laughed at their crazy antics. I have cried, well, quite a few times. I have fallen in love with this generation, and now that I know their history, I miss them even more.
I think Jo should read this story, and then tell us how spot on you were for it!
Brilliant job on this fic. I am giving you a standing O for giving me a couple of years' enjoyment, and for giving us the ultimate prequel to the amazing world of Harry Potter! THANK YOU!!!
Author's Response: Wow, you started reading this a long time ago, that was only their third year. I didn't think it would end at 96 either. I tried to keep as canon as it could have been, which in most cases was remembering to put certain events in at the right time... I love that you just referred to this as the Marauders' history! That's so cool :) If she read this, that would be amazing, but the odds of that unfortunately... Yay, standing O! Thank you for reading!
I love how this story is updated so quickly!! This is a great story, and an awesome chapter! I hate those Slytherins for hexing them while their backs were turned!! Grr!! LOL! Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: I try to keep a few chapters ahead of what I post so you can all read this with some quick updates. Glad you like it! Thanks for reading!
No more Hogwarts!!! How sad! Great chapter! You are doing an amazing job of tying in all the things we do know about the marauders into your story! Fabulous job! How many more chapters? I don't want it to end! Keep up the fantastic writing!!
Author's Response: No more Hogwarts :( But now you can see the Marauders experience the real world! I try to keep tying in things so nothing's forgotten. Though that doesn't always happen (I realized that in the chapter I'm writing now and had to go back and fix it... oops). I'm not sure how many more chapters, but you'll have this story for qute a few more months. Thanks for reading!
Summary: Was it possible to save two lives in the past without altering history? Was it possible to give his parents a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so...
Amazing ending to an amazing story! You had me hooked from the first sentence of the first chapter! Thank you for making me smile, making me cry, and making me want more!
Have you thought about a sequel? I would love to know more about their lives!
UGH!! Why must you taunt me with such a horrifying cliff hanger?!?!
"The icy tendrils that had snaked around Tonks' heart tightened harshly..." GREAT LINE!!
Is the next chapter up? Is the next chapter up? UGH! The suspense is killing me! This had better be a quick update!! :-))))
Honestly? I was hoping that you would! Great chapter! This is an amazing story, but I don't want it to end!! Sequel?!?!
Why must you write so beautifully and so make me bawl my eyes out?!?!?!?!!!! GREAT chapter, but... UGH!! I hate cliffies!! LOL
I have not so patiently been awaiting an update between the site being closed and what not. I almost shrieked when I saw this chapter up! lol. GREAT chapter. Can't wait to find out what is going to happen! EEK!
NOOOOOOOO!!!!! They can't die! OMG! This is the best story I have read in a really long time. Update soon, please, and don't kill them! This is sooooooo sad!
Summary: Assigned to work on a project together, James Potter and Lily Evans find themselves getting to know one another through a silly game James has devised. A light, fluffy, slightly cliche one-shot. "Don’t look at me like that! I’m going to behave today." *one-shot*
Loved it! You write such great one shots, and this one was brilliant! Brava! :-)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed this and my others :)
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
So, I kept getting emails saying, "a favorite author has posted a new story..." the past couple months, but haven't had time to get on and read. Finally get the chance, and I come across this story...didn't even know you were writing it!!
I found it a couple of days ago, and read the first chapter...wow. Started reading again tonight, and it is now 3:00am, and I don't want to go to sleep; I want to keep reading!! Why must you do this to me?! Haha!
Fantastic story. I love it. And I'm only 5 chapters in! The way you are creating James and Lily's relationship is brilliant! Cannot wait to see what happens next! Keep up the FANTASTIC work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I know what you mean about update e-mails sometimes piling up because you're just too busy -- I'm glad you finally got the chance to read this story and enjoyed it! I'm really proud of this one :)
Yay for updates!!
Great chapter! I loved the bantering between the Marauders. And the dance idea: very clever! But of course, Snape has to ruin everything.
I do like that this is in James' POV, but I don't see why you couldn't do an aside or something for Lily to show the argument.
Can't wait for the next chapter! Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I really like trying to show the Marauders simple friendship, so I'm glad you like their bantering :) And, actually, I was thinking about maybe writing some one-shots that show "missing moments" that happened to Lily and other scenes from her POV.