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Real name: Mariola
Member Since: 08/30/06
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Call me Mari. :)

Need a beta? Contact me; I'll be more than happy to do it!

I have recently returned from a year-long hiatus, but I'm back! I definitely am excited at the prospect of being able to write and to read the fics I love so much. I don't think I can stay away from this site for too long; I just love to write and be able to see my works posted and being critiqued and reviewed. :)

Five of my fics are over a year old, so if you want an accurate representation of my current writing, I do not suggest basing it off of at least the first three of the following list. The oldest to newest of those five are The Secret, Blind, It Means Nothing, Draconis Viridans, and Exposure. To Be Loved in Return was written in a similar time period as that of Exposure, but was not posted until my recent return. My newest fic, written post-hiatus, is Fall For You, which is probably my favorite of them all, though it is a very close call.

Well, I hope you enjoy my fics, and please review, if you do read them. Thank you! :)
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I'll Hate You Forever (I Think) by kris250
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1038]

Summary: Lily Evans and James Potter agreed on only one thing since they first met: they'll always hate each other. But after five years, James begins to see things, to see her, differently, and wants another chance. But Lily is one stubborn girl. Can he convince her that his feelings are real? Meanwhile, the pair is thrust into many different dangerous and humorous situations with their friends. Will it take a disaster to help Lily believe in true love? Or will a tragedy just push her farther away? How many times does James have to try before he stops messing up? Follows with the information provided by JKR, with some fun along the way.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 66757 Chapters: 56 Completed: Yes
11/09/04 Updated: 09/27/11

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/07/06 Title: Chapter 49: Invitations and Mutterings

gah update soon!
i have an idea where this is going, and if i'm right it's pretty well planned!
i love how you started the story before seventh year. i love this story!

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/07/06 Title: Chapter 49: Invitations and Mutterings

gah update soon!
i have an idea where this is going, and if i'm right it's pretty well planned!
i love how you started the story before seventh year. i love this story!


Chasing A Dream by Noldo
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 23]

Summary: They looked back and had no regrets, because it was for Remus. A vignette.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 607 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/11/04 Updated: 11/11/04

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/24/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chasing A Dream

Ooh very interesting. I like the spin you took on it. I enjoyed the dedication you showed that they had to their friend, and that you wrote no more and no less than how they fought to become Animagi. I really like this story (even though your profile says you don't). :]


Too Far Gone by Gemmika
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 1174]

Summary: *How far would you go for love?* "If you touch her again, I'll kill you." "Go ahead for I'll come to her again and again." *Is it worth it?* "James leave her alone, she's no good for you." "Don't say a word against Lily!" *Will it last?* "It's forever, I've known it sice the day I met you." "Forever is a long time." "Not if you love someone..." I am finally re-editing this story, please take a look and see all the new stuff!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations

Word count: 58398 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
11/13/04 Updated: 01/27/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/31/06 Title: Chapter 24: Changes

Oh, very nice ending. And bravo for such a nice story! :]

I don't have much time, or I'd leave a nice, long review but I look forward to reading your other stories soon!



Lily Evans has always pushed guys away, keeping her distance away from heartbreak. If she never got too attatched, she would never get hurt.

Yet, James Potter refuses to be pushed away. Will he be the one to actually tear down Lily's walls that separate them?

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 38934 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
01/08/05 Updated: 05/30/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/14/06 Title: Chapter 20: Auntie Erin

I just realized that most of the stories that I've read that stick out in my mind are written by you! This earns you a place in my fave authors! =] Feel special!

Fave canon character: Probably James... or Sirius, I dunno.

Fave original: Leah.

Fave chappie: umm I think the broom closet one, I think it was "Desperate Times" ?

Fave quote: oh goshh. Darn it, there's a whole bunch. Let's go with Lily's line at the end of "Desperate Times".
"I know so," Lily whispered. "I know it because I love you."

Most hated: ETHAN! Jenna was actually nice towards the ending of her appearances.

Did I read "This Lullaby": No, I did not. I loved your story, though!

Did I read your other fics:Yes I have. Like I said before, I love them dearly!


Meant To Be by chloish
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 679]

Summary: "What can I say?" James shrugged his shoulders. "We are just obviously,"






James laughed, "Meant to be."

Lily Evans and James Potter share absolutely nothing in common, not even their feelings for each other. Lily, perceived as a ‘model student,’ detests the handsome, popular, Quidditch star James, who she thinks to be something of a git. James, on the contrary, has been infatuated with Lily for years, and has let her and the whole school know it.

As time progresses into Voldemort’s ‘reign of terror,’ the two have to learn to trust, tolerate, and love each other.

Please note, this story is incomplete, and will likely remain so for a long time. I apologize!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 46881 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
01/09/05 Updated: 11/02/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/29/06 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14 - Time to Waste

I honestly say that I love this story. :D

I love the way it's written, and that Lily didn't discover her love for James and run to him as soon as possible. I like that you made so many twists in here.

I would tell you to update soon, but I think you have a hoard of readers doing that already (my god you have a lot of reviews!) so I'll just say "Listen to your reviewers!" :]


I Loved Him First by Valentinia
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 181]

Summary: For Petunia Evans being at Hogwarts is indeed a magical time. Why? Because there, for the first time in her life, she doesn't stand in the shadow of her beautiful sister Lily. That is until she finds herself falling in love with none other than James Potter, Lily's biggest admirer. And this is only the first of the many trials and tribulations Petunia will have to face in a world where peace is a nothing but a memory.

Note: This fic is mostly canon compliant through DH, but has some obvious AU elements, too, though I hope I've explained them all satisfactorily!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Suicide

Word count: 36485 Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes
02/12/05 Updated: 04/27/06

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 04/12/07 Title: Chapter 3: Snape's Revenge

Ooh, I like your characterisation of Petunia. The Marauders, too!

Hehe, how you made Petunia all nosy and the like, asking all those stupid questions really caught my eye. She seems like a rather difficult character to pull off, especially in her younger age. It almost makes me want to smack her, simply for the way she acts, prying into everyone's business. It's always a good thing when readers tell you something like this; it means you did a really good job!

The Marauders are often very hard to pull off as well, but you did this well too. Remus' line made me smile and I totally pictured Sirius going "that IS your name, right?". James was cute too. :]

The last few lines, where Petunia told herself to let go of her strict ways and have fun while she could, were very nicely written, too. It's a strong message that encourages Petunia to live life fully. *sighs* Too bad she changed so drastically later on, eh?

Well, very nice job so far! Keep up the good work!


Author's Response: Yay! Thanks for the long and kind review! I\'m so glad you like my characterizations, I worked long and hard trying to do the Marauders justice! :D You\'re right though, it\'s too bad she becomes what she is in canon... I hope you read on and find out my take on how! Thanks again!


Phases of the Moon by BlackClaude
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 144]

Summary: In Remus Lupin's fifth year at Hogwarts, his devoted friends finally master the complex Animagus spell, beginning the adventures they will remember for the rest of their lives. But Remus must also face prejudice in the rising war, a test of loyalty versus love, and the danger of his dark secret being revealed.

Pet Peeve Disclaimer: Peter is not worthless, Lily does not have three friends who fall for the Marauders, and no one calls Remus "Remy."

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 39588 Chapters: 9 Completed: No
02/14/05 Updated: 04/27/07

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/25/06 Title: Chapter 7: Confrontation

Oh wonderful! I was all smiles the previous chapter and I certainly liked this one! You have such a way with words. Honestly, I didn't find a single mistake in here, and I felt like I was reading JKR's work herself! :]

A funny thing is I was just about to review on the previous chapter, and I noticed that chapter 7 had been validated at the exact moment that I had read chapter 6. Nice little coincidence, don't you think?

Can't wait for more - this is definitely going on my favorites!

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review! You know, reading this was actually how I found out that chapter 7 had been validated!


Something to Think About by chloish
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 64]

Summary: It's our favorite couple-to-be's 6th year! Lily is outside studying, and James is playing with that darn snitch again, distracting her. Irritated, she goes to confront him and 'politely' (cough) ask him to stop. Madness ensues, and the two have a civil conversation (gasp!). James ends up giving Lily something to think about, though it may not be exactly what he intended.... [One-shot L/J - fluffy]

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1786 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
02/24/05 Updated: 02/24/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: Something to Think About

sweet. nice twist on that one. i didn't see it coming! :) keep writing, it's great.

Author's Response: thanks so much! :)


You Were Mine by Secret Lily
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 126]


As James is ready to propose to his girlfriend of one year, he wonders why a certain red head's face pops into his mind. One-shot.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2848 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/26/05 Updated: 04/26/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/14/06 Title: Chapter 1: You Were Mine

Adorable =]


Wasted Years by MoonyPadfootProngs
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Sirius reflects on his life as he lives out his lonely twelve years in Azkaban. One-shot Songfic based on Cold's "Wasted Years". (All recognizable characters are owned by JK Rowling)

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1290 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/29/05 Updated: 04/29/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/20/06 Title: Chapter 1: Wasted Years

wow really good story. i love how you placed the song in, it fit very well. only thing is that sirius ran away at 16 years old, not 13. but otherwise it was flawless. you put the reader in sirius' shoes so well and your description is amazing. :]

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/20/06 Title: Chapter 1: Wasted Years

wow really good story. i love how you placed the song in, it fit very well. only thing is that sirius ran away at 16 years old, not 13. but otherwise it was flawless. you put the reader in sirius' shoes so well and your description is amazing. :]


Quidditch Pitch by Secret Lily
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 176]


Through the years, Dumbledore notices a reoccuring pattern taking place at his school. One-shot.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1308 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/20/05 Updated: 05/20/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/14/06 Title: Chapter 1: Quidditch Pitch

Hehe, I read this a while ago, but upon realizing you wrote this, I reread it and just had to review. Very nice, I love the pattern!


Barbie Girl by CraftySlytherin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 244]

Summary: It's just your average, boring Summer day on Privet Drive. Or is it? Harry is stuck doing another one of his many thankless chores, when he hears something VERY interesting coming from Dudley's room and goes to investigate.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1780 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/31/05 Updated: 05/31/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Haha THAT WAS GREAT. I totally imagined Dudley doing that. Oh mannnnn, that's one great story.


First by Hallie Black
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 163]

Summary: James Potter is an obnoxious, arrogant prat. Lily Evans is stubborn and a bit arrogant herself. James loves Lily. Lily hates James. Will James ever conquer the love of his life when his each and every attempt always fails spectacularly? Humor is guaranteed thanks to the one and only, Sirius Black!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15525 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
06/12/05 Updated: 10/11/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/16/06 Title: Chapter 7: EPILOGUE

oh boy what a great story. i love how you made "firsts" as the symbol here. and when i read what the inscription on the ring was, aw well let's just say that was my favorite part!! keep up the wonderful work!

Author's Response: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!



In her seventh year at Hogwarts, Lily starts to feel she'll never find love. That is, until a familar looking masked man sweeps her off her ruleabiding feet. Pre-HBP, AU

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 18710 Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
06/22/05 Updated: 01/06/06

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/15/06 Title: Chapter 9: The Red Mask

The ending was a little fast, but I really liked the overall story. Very creative!



30 July 07: Chapter 15 up and runnin'!! Eventually, 16 forward will post. Thanks you guys - and yay Deathly Hallows! No Spoilers, but definite cannon!!!!!

Even Harry wondered how in the world the obvious loathing Lily felt for James could have turned into a marriage. How could they have loved each other? Well, if this ever bothered or troubled you in the slightest, look no further! 'The Princess and Prat' picks up around the time of the Pensieve Scene in book 5...

Read "The Princess & the Prat" to find out how it all began!!! Also posted on, with over 1110 reviews.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 34098 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
07/01/05 Updated: 07/22/07

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/09/06 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Ohh gosh how sad!
One of the sadder fanfics I've read! ='[
Update soon! It's a great story.

ps.. did Lily's parents actually die? I mean, did JK Rowling actually say that? I don't know, I must have missed something..


Summary: James Potter and Lily Evans weren't exactly buddies at first sight. They began virtually as enemies. Gradually, however, they came to respect each other and like each other at Hogwarts. Somehow, that like turned to an eternal love.

Described through the memories of all who knew them, this is the story that follows them through the seven years in Hogwarts, as their rocky relationship develops into a bond that becomes the envy everyone. This is the story that describes the difficulties that they encounter during the terrible years of You-Know-Who's reign. This is the story of the parents of The Boy who Lived. This is the story of the love between Lily Evans and James Potter.

Chapter Five (Friends?) posted - Lily walks into the world she never knew.

Sorry for the (very long) delay.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 9306 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
08/04/05 Updated: 06/24/06

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/25/06 Title: Chapter 5: Friends?

Ooh bravo. Looks to be a very promising story, yet you have it put off. :[

Hope you'll continue it soon!


Photograph by Secret Lily
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 57]


Harry returns to Godric’s Hollow looking for strength and finds precisely what he needs to carry on. Post-HBP one-shot.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2119 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
08/10/05 Updated: 08/10/05

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/14/06 Title: Chapter 1: Photograph

Aww so sad! But you're a wonderful writer.


Forever Yours by harry_potter_star
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 872]

Okay. Okay Okay Okay Okay Okay Okay

For all of you who wanted an update, I have a proposition. You may or may not like it, but it's all I can offer.
Check review challenge for the last chapter. details there!

James and Lily Potter were possibly the most famous parents in wizarding history. We know alot about their adult life, but what do we really know about their childhood? Even Harry never knew about the Drama, jealousy, danger, friendships, happiness, sadness, resentment,confusion and love that his parents went through as children. Here, their lives, from when the two of them were eleven to when they were brutally murdered at only 21, is recorded. Lily and James Potter were unsung heros. This is their story.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 40400 Chapters: 20 Completed: No
08/29/05 Updated: 07/30/06

Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/04/06 Title: Chapter 20: Playing into Hands

oh gosh. can you say cliffhanger? well of course lily will help but...

great story! haha.

“Well, mystery solved,” Sirius said joyfully. “Lily and James went off to snog in a corner somewhere, and Peter went to watch.”
I was cracking up at the thought. Fave quote.

Author's Response: lol im actually really surprised thats such a popular quote! But ive noticed it\'s always the random little things I come up with suddenly and dad in there that everyone seems to love! Meh, I\'ll never understand it :p thanks for the review, Im glad you liked the story!

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