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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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Summary: James finally asks Lily out. The problem is, he chose a roundabout way of getting to her. Plus, he stands a high risk of breaking his neck in the process. Told from Remus Lupin's POV. Rated 3rd-5th years for slight language and mild innuendo on James's part. One-shot.


A/N: Quick note to all: I am sorry, but there are no plans for a sequel for PC. I hate to disappoint you all, but I feel that the story is better standing alone, leaving the rest to your imaginations.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2497 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/22/05 Updated: 10/22/05


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/26/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Prongs Complex

Ahh, gotta love this story. This is my second review, but I just like this story so darn much! :]

And I think it's best if you leave it as a one-shot; I don't think it would be nearly as heart-warming and happy if it had something added to it.

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/23/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Prongs Complex

aw this story is so sweet. i love it!
and geez james really would do everything to get to lily eh? why not just ask her out in the common room the next morning? haha
you captured his (and the other Marauders') characters so well! a story worthy of jk rowling, i think!!
i love it, keep writing! :]

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/23/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Prongs Complex

aw this story is so sweet. i love it!
and geez james really would do everything to get to lily eh? why not just ask her out in the common room the next morning? haha
you captured his (and the other Marauders') characters so well! a story worthy of jk rowling, i think!!
i love it, keep writing! :]

 

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 158315 Chapters: 50 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/28/05 Updated: 07/23/07


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/10/06 Title: Chapter 2: The Trainride

Ooh I like how you put the little kids in to progress your story on. It's cute how they say it. Geez, those two kids will probably end up going out too!

Author's Response: *zips mouth* Can\'t give away the story. Hehe. I love the little kids too. I\'ve got a few plots for them. :-)

 

What the Papers Say by Catrin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: We've seen Hagrid's rage, we've felt Harry's betryal, but there were more there that day, when the man face the rat. A muggle's confusion, a mother's pain, they were all there that day, when the man faced the rat

My son, my beautiful son...

Obliviate him…

And do you know what he did then? He laughed. He stood there and laughed.


Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2136 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/05/05 Updated: 11/05/05


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

How sad!

But very well written, I think. It's just like Remus to try to find the hidden explanation. And I think you portrayed Mrs. Pettigrew's thoughts and actions very, very well. It was like reading her diary.

I especially liked the random diary entry in there. Lots of emotion, and it seems like something one would actually have found in a journal.

Very nice. :]

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

How sad!

But very well written, I think. It's just like Remus to try to find the hidden explanation. And I think you portrayed Mrs. Pettigrew's thoughts and actions very, very well. It was like reading her diary.

I especially liked the random diary entry in there. Lots of emotion, and it seems like something one would actually have found in a journal.

Very nice. :]

 

One Last Time by hpforlife
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 27]

Summary:


One-shot. James decides to try to get Lily one last time.







Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2153 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/07/05 Updated: 11/07/05


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

Very cute. Sounds, in my opinion, a lot like Lily and James should/would. =]

Author's Response: Thanks very much, I appreciate your review!

 

Morning Proposals by wumpie
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: James, with a little help from friends Felix Felicis and Sirius, asks Lily a question one morning....

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1229 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/12/05 Updated: 11/12/05


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: One

Aww how sweet. That's adorable, and you know what? That's right. Candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants aren't needed when you know you want to be with the one you want. *Tear* It's wonderful!

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: One

Aww how sweet. That's adorable, and you know what? That's right. Candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants aren't needed when you know you want to be with the one you want. *Tear* It's wonderful!

 

Love and Quidditch by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 59]

Summary:

"I'm no Ravenclaw, but I finally learnt to take no for an answer." When James stops asking Lily out, she tells him that's not Quidditch!



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1325 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/17/05 Updated: 11/17/05


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: Love and Quidditch

Ooo, i love this story! Wonderful!

"Then get on with it." ;] haha

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'m glad you liked that line too! ^_^

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: Love and Quidditch

Ooo, i love this story! Wonderful!

"Then get on with it." ;] haha

Author's Response: Thanks again, LOL. ^_~

 

Summary: Consumed by her thoughts, Lily pours them out to a friend, only to find the wrong person hear them. Or is it the right one? One-shot.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1027 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/05/05 Updated: 02/26/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Pigeon and the Phoenix

Oh my gosh I've always loved this story- I cannot believe that I never reviewed this.

Simply beautiful. Such a way with words and emotions you have. Words can't describe what I think of this, just know that it's a good thing. :]

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Pigeon and the Phoenix

Oh my gosh I've always loved this story- I cannot believe that I never reviewed this.

Simply beautiful. Such a way with words and emotions you have. Words can't describe what I think of this, just know that it's a good thing. :]

 

Everywhere by harry_potter_star
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 61]

Summary:

Lily Evans has never particularily liked James Potter, but when she decides to look at him in a different light, she may change her mind... One shot song-fic, based on the song Everywhere by Michelle Branch.



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2059 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/09/06 Updated: 01/23/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: Everywhere

Wonderfully fluffy!
A d o r a b l e

Author's Response: lol so glad you liked it :P:P Im usually more leaning towards humour angst n drama so that fic was very foreign for me to write :P

 

Lily by Secret Lily
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 479]

Summary:

Lily Evans is not the sort of girl who would normally be found writing in a diary. Yet, when she starts, she finds that the easiest way to overcome all the obstacles in life is to let her emotions out onto paper.



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 24727 Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/28/06 Updated: 09/27/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 10/09/06 Title: Chapter 15: Midnight Rendezvous

Hehe, very nice.
I love how Lily actually was getting along with him, until he went back to being, well, him.
Funny story, I like it.
Now I'm off to find "Nuttier Than A Fruitcake"! =]

 

Summary: Eleven-year-old James meets Lily in Diagon Ally, about a week before school starts. Snippets of James's feeble attempts to make Lily come to her senses, from first year to seventh. Nice and fluffy one shot. James's POV.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3181 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/06 Updated: 02/26/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

aw so cute. i love what james said to the sorting hat
I took a deep breath, and refusing to let anyone see how nervous I was, sauntered up to the hat and pulled it onto my head. 'Please Gryffindor' I thought desparately. 'Why Gryffindor?' the hat asked. 'Well' I thought to it (all while mentally kicking myself for doing something so uncool as talking to a hat) 'all my family has been in Gryffindor, and those guys I met on the train were just put into Gryffindor, and you put Lily in Gryffindor. I’m marrying her. You can’t separate a husband and wife!' The hat didn’t answer for a minute. It made a funny noise, almost if it were laughing at me. But I knew it wasn’t. Because hats can’t laugh. And I hadn’t said anything funny. So it must have been coughing or something. Except hats can’t do that either. Maybe they can. Well, anyway, it soon answered. 'Erm…okay…if you say so… '“Gryffindor!!!"
great story, looking forward to reading more by you :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you liked it! That was one of my favorite bits, too. I have another one-shot in queue, and a couple others that aren\'t finished yet. :-)

 

Prisoner 21431199 by Morwen
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: He was innocent. That much he told himself over and over as he sat in his cell, and years later, it seemed that that was enough to keep him sane. But despite this, Azkaban left scars on Sirius that could never be healed. Part I is set when Sirius was in Azkaban.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4202 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/04/06 Updated: 03/04/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 01/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Part I

Still many thankies and huggles for the banner; I love it! Sorry for reviewing so late, I've been busy and stuff. *shakes head* Anyway...

Gosh, I really like this story.

I think it's absolutely wonderful how you repeat his number over and over, and how it symbolizes his prisoner self, and that he's not Sirius Black anymore.

Oh, but I did notice that instead of a period in the first sentence, it should be a comma, because you say the official is reading the number. ;)

And Lily wouldn't be in a pool of blood, would she, since the AK doesn't leave a mark, unless of course, you had Voldemort torture her first... (Sorry, this is just my beta side coming on. *laughs* )

The memories are fewer and fewer, slowly replacing themselves with a constant barrage of everything he has ever tried to forget. Mostly though, it is the few last memories that haunt him the most. Sirius reminds himself that it was not his fault, that he is innocent.


Sometimes he wonders if he is losing his mind.


I feel this is a very powerful few lines. It captures how he remained sane, really, with the thoughts of being innocent. Yet, while it keeps him sane, he thinks he's going insane.. Funny how that works.

Snuffles curls up in the patch of sun and dreams of chasing rabbits in warm fields, his nose twitching slightly as he sleeps.

For some reason, I find this adorable. To think that, being an Animagus - an illegal one at that - could save you. So technically, if someone went to Azkaban for being an illegal Animagus, wouldn't they stay mentally intact because they could change at will? And if they could turn into a bug or something, like Rita Skeeter, wouldn't it be insanely easy to escape? Haha, that's kinda cool.

The Minister seems a bit surprised by this statement. Snuffles realizes that he has probably been greeted by blank stares or screams at every other cell.


“Well, good then.” He turns to go, and Snuffles is struck by a sudden thought.


“Er, Minister, are you done with your paper?” Fudge stops and looks curiously at him. “I miss doing the crossword.” He finishes lamely. The Minister turns and confers with the assistant before speaking to him.


I love this. I particularly liked reading the line where the Minister isn't used to having a prisoner reply. Fudge should have known right then and there that Sirius was sane and fine - well, as "fine" as you can be in Azkaban.

The next day, he begins pacing his cell as he considered the situation. It felt decidedly odd to be doing something like this, for someone who had spent the last ten years in a haze, but it was something that needed to be done. For the first time in twelve years, Sirius felt alive. For the first time, he had a purpose. He knows that he needs to do something, but he isn’t sure what.

I like this because it shows Sirius' loyalty and love for his godson, even if he's never really known him.

Admittedly, as much as he wants to protect Harry, and as much as he owes it to James to ensure that Pettigrew isn’t able to complete what he started, he is afraid.

This line also shows Sirius' dedication to his best friend. I also like it because it shows he is actually scared. Because he is afraid, it shows the way he wants everything to go right, and this leads back to his loyalty to James, once again.

Okay, okay, last one, I promise. :)

Sirius is alive once more, prisoner twenty-one, forty-three, eleven, ninety-nine left behind in the foaming surf.

Once again, the symbolism of the number 21431199 and how he leaves it behind in the sea, as if washing it off.

I tip my hat off to you for this writing. 'Tis marvelous, and this story will definitely go on my favorites. I'll be off to read your other stories soon! :)

-Mari

Author's Response: I don\'t mind, a review is a review and late or not makes me happy. I\'ve been debating on whether or not I should leave it a period or make it a comma, because I wanted to create kind of a detached sense, like it\'s not really normal conversation but something that he\'s hearing through his shock because he\'s still dealing with his friends\' betrayals and deaths. And no, Lily isn\'t actually in a pool of blood, it\'s her hair streaming about her that creates the effect, so he thinks that it looks like she\'s lying in a pool of blood. And thanks again for the review because really long ones like yours are wonderful because they actually highlight the good and bad parts of the story instead of just saying they liked it.

 

Summary: This is not your typical love story. It begins in the summer before James' and Lily's seventh year. Lily gets a letter from Remus about Dumbledore's surprising choice for Head Boy. Is Lily happy about this choice? Will James finally win Lily over in the last year that he has left? Read to find out more!











Last chapter in queue!!!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 29513 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/16/06 Updated: 08/07/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/18/06 Title: Chapter 18: Epilogue: A Wedding to Remember

omigosh that was a GREAT story. ALL of it! i loved it all. you make a really good writer. wow. i'm still speechless, and the story's just so adorable!! i love james and lily, they're great, but this story made me love their characters that much more! keep writing! this is going on my faves!


“I love you with all of my heart, James.”

“I love you more,” he replied.

“Impossible,” Lily whispered.
:]

 

Make It Right by LiliacFleur
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 67]

Summary: What will it take to open Lily’s eyes and show her that James Potter is no longer the cocky, annoying little boy she sees him as, and make it right? A little trouble with Professor McGonagall, a detention and a list, it seems.
When Lily is forced to write a list of the positive attributes of James Potter, she finds her task less difficult and much more enlightening than she could ever have thought.

A one-shot fic that somehow managed to make itself into a two-part fic, featuring one of the Potterverse’s most beloved couples.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4989 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/23/06 Updated: 04/22/06


Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 12/23/06 Title: Chapter 2: Detentions Can Be Interesting

Still love this story. Wonderful, so sweet. My heart is warmed by the powerful emotions and use of words here. Truly wonderful writing.

 
Reviewer: pheonixflame Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 2: Detentions Can Be Interesting

omigosh i love it!!! wonerful! Fits both James' and Lily's characters perfectly! going on my faves!! keep writing, i can't stress how much i love this story!!

 
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