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I am no longer an author on Mugglenet Fan Fiction. But please enjoy the stories I wrote a year or so ago anyhow! Thank you to everyone who wrote meaningful, wonderful reviews and supported my writing. If you wish to contact me, please do so by email, at lindsey.bell@rocketmail.com. Thank you.

My name is Lindsey, with the penname of Ron x Hermione on both here and the forums. I am a member of the Hufflepuff house and support my house with the utmost respect and endeavour, always going out of my way when possible to receive extra points. This would be one of the reason I have such an extensive library of stories, because most of them are challenge fictions. Some have even won a few awards. For example, Pain Doesn't Cost a Thing won first place in the Summer Challenge in 2007, Unexpected Gifts won second place in a challenge near Christmas 2006, Sacking that Silvery Man . . . won third place in the 'Dolores Umbridge Challenge' in the Spring-Summer of 2007, The Depths of a Darkened Mind won third place in the Gauntlet of Summer 2007, and I'm thinking that that is it. I had taken leave from about August 2007 to October-ish, but I found that I couldn't stay away from here for that long. I hope that my writing has improved at least a bit since last writing a story, and I hope that you, the possible reader, enjoys what you read.

Drop-dead-gorgeous banner by KC/sayiansirius! Go Hufflepuffs!

I am officially in SPEW! (The Society for the Proper Evaluation of Writers.) *coughs or Society for the Protection and Expansion of Weirdness coughs* But I now have a straitjacket! *tries to wave but can't due to restraint*

I now am even in the Susan Bones Book Club, where we analyse different brilliant stories on the forums. It's amazing there. Cute Banner by Noldo.

And though I have blatantly yet to go on a poetry spree of writing, I am in Poetry Anyone, a great little club where poets come together to share their views and thoughts on the metre of a poem. :) Amazing banner by the lovely suzie/crazy_purple_hp_freak!


January 30th, 2008:

The last update I kind of lied a bit. I'm sorry about that. It turned out that while soccer winded down, drama and schoolwork didn't, keeping me away for longer. Now I have a few hours on the computer every once in a while and found that I couldn't stay away from some of the challenges. I just had a new story published Everlasting Friendship and a Green Baseball Cap if it is of any interest to you, dear reader. -grins- I do hope that I continue to write stories and someone continues to read them. Thanks very much for all of the continuous support through reviews and emails. I love you all.

~Lindsey :)


My Favorites:

Books: Harry Potter 1-SEVEN, Where Willows Grow, Rose for Melinda, The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger, Prayer for Owen Meany, Charlotte’s Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Shiloh, Where the Red Fern Grows, Summer of the Monkeys, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Man on Fire, Anthem, A Rip in Heaven, The Stand, Crank, and Night.

Movies: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Saw 1 and 2 and 3, Domestic Disturbance, Armageddon, Tristan and Isolde, Simon Birch, The Sixth Sense, My Girl, Where the Red Fern Grows, Day After Tomorrow, Holes, Red Eye, Moulin Rouge, The Outsiders, Flight of the Phoenix, High School Musical 2, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Ladder 49, National Treasure, For the Love of a Child, Click, House of D, Mean Creek, Wild Hogs, Blades of Glory, Disturbia, Spiderman 3, Hairpsray! (the newer version), The Stand (mini series) and Across the Universe (though I was utterly disappointed), but the music was amazing.

TV: My stimulus for Mondays is 'Heroes', where the weekly glimpse of Milo Ventimiglia keeps me going; on Tuesdays I watch 'The Biggest Loser' if I don't have a soccer game; I watch 'Kid Nation, 'Private Practice, and 'CSI: New York'; and on Thursdays I watch 'Grey's Anatomy'. Yes, I have a nice schedule going on.

Music: I have recently become a raging addict for Cartel. Will Pugh is just . . . So amazing. I also really like Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, and Evan Rachel Wood off the Across the Universe movie and soundtrack, I found an old Backstreet Boys CD and have found a newfound love again for them, Family Force 5, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, and all of the cast of High School Musical 2 with the exception of Vanessa Hudgens.

Favorite Actors and Actresses: Rupert Grint, Jake Gylenhaal, William Moseley, Nicolas Cage, Ewan McGregor, Joseph Mazzello, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Duchovny, Jim Sturgess, Dakota Fanning, Dennis Quaid, Hayden Panettierre, Milo Ventimiglia, Gary Sinise, and Shia Labeouf.

Pretty much amazing banner by KC/sayiansirius for His Poison!

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Feelings for Ron by Gin_PotterGirl

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: On a starry night, Hermione finally expresses her feelings about Ron.

This is for just_the_Contrary's final assinment for poetry.

Name: GinnyPotter on the boards, Gin_PotterGirl here
House: Hufflepuff
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 05/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Love

Hey Michelle!

This was a great poem, dear. Very cute.

However, you know how you kind of free-versed in some parts of the poem, like this:

It's like,
you know that I,
love you to bits because,
You watch me from every corner.

You don't really have to add a form of punctuation after every single line. You've got a lot of those extra commas everywhere.

Also, in the first stanza, I think you've spelled 'reminds' wrong. You've got an extra 'e'.

I like how you had incorporated a different emotion at the beginning of each stanza, but what happened to the fourth? :)

Since this came from Hermione's perspective, then I kind of liked how she was struggling with her inner emotions. Or, was she actually telling Ron?

But I love when I say loving,
I do.

I'm not sure that I really understand what you mean here. Do you mean that Hermione loves to say 'love'? To Ron?

Very nice poem, overall, but I think that it could have been a bit more descriptive in your statements. Nice!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: LINDSEY!!!!
Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 05/30/07 Title: Chapter 2: Sad

Hey Michelle, I'm back for another round. :)

I think I liked this better than the first; I'm glad you decided to lengthen this, because it's really cute.


You know,
that I love you.


This time,
I am thinking.

You've got in that extra punctuation again when you free-verse. When you freeverse, you're supposed to just let the poetry come through your fingers naturally; you don't need a punctuation mark every time you break off a line or stanza. You may want to find a beta to help you sort through this.

Sad or depressed, I feel both.

If Hermione is feeling both, then wouldn't you have an 'and' instead of 'or' between 'sad' and 'depressed'?

Like saying Crookshanks killed Scabbers.
I did.

When you have this sentence here, it looks as if you're saying that she, Hermione, killed Scabbers, something we know didn't happen. After I re-read it I realised you were talking about how she forgave him, but I just wanted to clarify.

I'm glad you're still writing poetry, Michelle! it makes me smile. Really cute job, dear. :)

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: LINDSEY . . . again!
Thanks again for the review! I like my first peom better, but I\'m in the middle of writing chapter 4, the final chapter, and I\'ll be submitting chapter 3 tommorow.

Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 04/22/07 Title: Chapter 2: Sad

Hermione forgives Ron! Great addition, Michelle.

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Thankies! But will she is the last chapter...which will be a while, since this story will be about 11 chapters? ~ Ginny

James' Christmas Chaos by stareyed_in_LA

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Twas the day before Christmas, and James was faced with a dilema. He forgot to get a present for Lily, so he must now find something that she will love. Little did he know that it will cost him something that he prizes above all things.


Stareyed_in_LA for Gryffindor. Winter Tales Challenge Prompt #1, "Gift of the Magi."
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 12/15/06 Title: Chapter 1: James' Christmas Chaos

Hi Erica! I thought that since i beta-ed this for you that I'd give you a review! Te he!

This is a really good story plot for one. I love the detail in the emotions and writing.

This is just a classic thing of love for Christmas... I loved your ideas and the story, and I particularly enjoyed bate-ing it!


Christmas Miracle by PadfootBaby

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: When Ginny suffers a terrible accident, Harry is told the that she may die. Yet when everything seems hopeless, he discovers that with the magic of Christmas Eve, that most magical of nights, nothing is impossible.

Written by PadfootBaby, a proud member of Hufflepuff House, for the "A Winter Miracle" option of the "Winter's Tales" contest. Like everything else I've written, it's pretty weepy, so.. be warned! If you like it, please leave a review!!
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 12/21/06 Title: Chapter 1: Christmas Miracle

“I old you I’d get you under the mistletoe sooner or later. This is the only mistake that I saw in this fic. It should be Told, not old. LOL.

I loved this. I seriously almost cried. :) I love the emotions and the romance that you portrayed between Harry and Ginny, and the little hint of mistletoe as the reminder of their love, I guess you could say. I loved this fic, and your writing. Great plot! I'll bet you'll win!
~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Oops. lol Picky, picky! Thank you for pointing out the ONE FLAW in the entire story! ;) Well, anyway, I\'m glad you liked it (even tho I did make you [almost] cry)! Thanks for the review, I hope I do win, I don\'t have sky-high hopes, but that would be nice. I\'m glad you like my writing; I do too! lol Thanks again for the review!!

Worse Than Anything Else by blue eyed dragon

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Harry wins the war and gets the girl, but he has unfinished business, and vanishes. No one hears from him for four months until someone finally has the sense to find him. Now he's back, and ready for everything to go back to normal. But why is everybody treating him specially, and what's this he's heard about Ginny dating Neville? (A centrally Harry/Ginny fic with splashes of Ron/Hermione and a dash of Neville/Luna)
*High rating because Ron likes to swear
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 02/26/07 Title: Chapter 2: Gone but not forgotten

*squees because chapter two of Jess's fic has been validated!!!*

Yay! You know that I absolutely loved this, and it is very creative. I've never read any fics like this; and I must say that your is quite unique, my friend!

I love the spell that you used. "Vocominis" just rolls off your tongue, and to see Ron and Hermione using it in Harry's favor is great.

I hope to see chapter three soon! (By the way, please send it to me again if you get the chance... :) )

Love it!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Wow, this has been up for over a month. I haven\'t been able to update or even get onto the internet in over a month. I don\'t know how I survived! Glad you like it, I\'ll probably post 3 today or sometime this week.

Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 01/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Hi! *peeps head in*

Congratulations on your new fic! I enjoyed beta-ing it, and thank you for the loverly compliment at the beginning!

I really enjoyed beta-ing this, and I'm glad that you are getting this fic underway. I hope to see Chapter 2 posted soon! (And then 3..4...5...) lol. I really love this fic! Very detailed in writing and the plot. It's just so creative. I've never seen anything like this before! Please update soon!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Yay, you found it! I\"m really glad you like it, you\'re an awesome beta

Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 04/29/07 Title: Chapter 3: Home at Last

Hey Jess! I'm really excited that this is up, because you know, I think that thi is your best chaper. But, there seems to be something wrong with your formatting! What happened???

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Easy. HTML+Me= Disaster. I\'ve fixed it now. I\'m glad you liked it, it\'s one of my favourites too.

Grant Me Mercy by GringottsVault711

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Salazar’s dark secret has been revealed, and it is not something that Rowena could bear to live with; and so, she pleas with him to change his ways, for the sake of her and their love.
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 06/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Grant Me Mercy

Aw, this was a very sad one shot! I really admire how you took a pairing that we know little about and made such a beautiful story out of it.

Her heart ached. Every part of her — physical, spiritual, and emotional — longed for an escape from the torrent of frustration that coursed through her, more destructive than a great storm; she longed for freedom from the shadows of her thoughts, more ominous than black clouds.

Whoa, amazing description and wonderful start. I can see all of this happening--- clouds rolling in, a woman aching spiritually, emotionally . . . your description not only here is good, it’s evident throughout all of the story. Good work on this.

You know, your story makes perfect sense, because we know that Salazar left the school, but we never really know why. You, even in this story, spin a web of mystery and never really reveal why exactly Salazar is leaving. We know that he loved Rowena, and I've heard theories that he left because Rowena broke his heart; I think that this ship actually happened, really, though we won't know because the books don't center on it. I think that your story is plausible in many ways and that most pieces could have actually happened.

“It’s different. It is love and compassion that prevents me from taking your view; you are asking me to give up one love for another.”

Their fight was rather clichéd; I've seen it done so many times over just like this, but I liked how you did the twist on it with the intense description, loaded words, and really just what they said all together. Not many writers have a style like you do, and I like how you incorporated a different presence to the two characters. Nice work.

. . . Salazar stopped her just for a moment, taking her hand tenderly and placing a gentle kiss on her tear-stained cheek.

Aw, this is SO sweet! You can tell that Salazar truly does regret leaving to go wherever it is he's going. You know that he's going to miss her, even if it isn't enough to stay behind for her. Your romance is brilliant, and I wish I could have seen a flashback or something of their love and how it tied Rowena to him so, but I understand how it stands like this.

“Farewell, Salazar Slytherin,” she sobbed quietly to the silent night. “My heart shall never love another as it loved you.”

Nice ending. I like how you left the readers hanging, though they knew it was going to happen. It's sad to know that Rowena got her heart broken, and most likely never loved again, and once again your description is brilliant.

Also, the way they spoke in this actually reminds of how they lived--- they wouldn't say the words that we would usually say now, and I can see that you've sprinkled some old-fashioned words throughout this story rather than using the same old words that everyone else uses. I admire that.

Nice work.

~Lindsey :)

Oh Little Town of Godric's Hollow by wicked angel

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A parody, obviously, on "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," by wicked angel of Ravenclaw. Enjoy and a very happy Holiday to all of you!!
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 01/16/07 Title: Chapter 1: Oh Little Town of Godric's Hollow

Wow! I know that you had to have put a LOT of effort into that. You did awesome. Great how you tied it all in... loved your story. It's good that you won, you deserved it! ~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: effort indeed. it took as much thought as a story ten times its length, but i\'m glad you liked it! thanks for reviewing!


Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 01/02/07 Title: None

A great start for this fic. I think that you have Snape and Draco characterized very nicely. I'm curious to see what happens! ~Lindsey :)

Black as Snow by Celestial Melody

Rated: Professors •

Bellatrix and Tom Riddle—two of the most enigmatic characters in Harry Potter—have puzzled writers and readers alike since their equally horrifying introductions. Why did Bellatrix believe she was Lord Voldemort’s most dedicated and favored follower? Why did the Dark Lord indulge a woman he could have squashed like an insignificant bug; why did he allow her to continue in her ‘delusions,’ if, indeed, they were delusions?

I believe that these allowances are not simply coincidences. Why should the most feared dark wizard of all time cater to a pawn? There must have been prior connections between the two to create this bond.

In “Black as Snow,” we glimpse a snippet of Tom Riddle’s life at Hogwarts, his (hypothetical) introduction to Bellatrix, and, afterwards, the special bond the witch and wizard shared … then, and now.

Created for the wonderful rita_skeeter in MNFF’s Ravenclaw Christmas Exchange, 2006.

Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 01/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Snow-Doused Fire

I really liiked this Julia!

Once again, your great detail, detail, detail is what drew me in! The way that you write these fics actually wants to make me become a better writer!

I loved what you did with the characters! And I loved the ending! Once again, I have nothign to criticize! *giggles* (like I would in the first place) You are an amazing writer, and you most likely had an amazing beta.

Great ending as well!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: *grins*

Thanks, Linsey,

Ah, yes, the detail. Sometimes I feel that it\'s over-the-top, but I can\'t stop. Argh! *giggles* I\'m glad that it inspires you, though. That makes me very glad. (Especially since I\'m your beta for a current story. *waggles finger*)

I\'m glad you liked the characters, too. They\'re a pair of devils, aren\'t they? *grins* Well, maybe not yet... Ah, the ending, yes... It puzzled me and my beta. You should have seen us: \"I dreamed I saw an angel?\" *makes face* \"No...\" \"Okay.\" \"I dreamed I saw a girl?\" *gag* \"Ew, no...\"

*grins* That was confusing, and it was confusing, everything was confusing, but I\'m glad you liked how it turned out.

Thanks for the compliments, dear. That makes me very happy, and compliments for beta-ing go my lovely Evie, apollo13, and Theresa, notsosaintly, of TPP.

Thanks again, dear!


Here Without You by Sarakime

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It was as if he was confined in a dark box, though a small stream of light illuminated his past. That light reminded him of how his old life was just beyond his reach. All he had to do is get over her to escape the depression. But trying was like grasping dark smoke with your fingertips; he couldn’t.

A story of heartbreak and a lonely soul. Songfic to Here Without You. One-shot.
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 02/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Rain

The rain, thrashing down from the heavenly sky, was a downpour on the city below. Cascading spikes of life, drenching the streets and filling eyes with tremendous power.

What a truly wonderful start to this story. I love the metaphors that you used; they were very powerful, and the voacabulary was great.

You seriously almost made me cry! That was a very emotional fic, and I hope that you weren't writing from personal experience, because it was very sad. You did a great job on those aspects.

I like how you keep the readers wondering. You don't know what happened to Hermione in this fic, and why that she isn't with Draco in the first place. Did she die? Did he cheat on her, and he lost her? That could be why he talks about Hermione being his first and only love.

I absolutely LOVE this Three Doors Down song, and saw them in concert. I could see them in my mind's eye while reading this, and coudl hear the song playing as I read. Great choice.

Using the rain as another aspect in this fic for Draco's sadness was quite brilliant, if I might say so. I like how you used it in the first sentences as 'just another shower'.

Overall, a wonderful fic. This was recommended to me, so I definitely thought that I'd check it out. Great fic, and I hope to see more Hermione/Draco romances from you.

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Wow, what an *amazing* review! Thank you so much! *squees because her fic was actually recomended from one person to another* :D You\'re so lucky you got to see them! Thanks again for the review!

Truth, Dare, or Double Dare by MrsRuebeusHagridDursley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Its a quiet sort of day in the Gryffindor common room. The Marauders decide to lighten things up with a little Truth or Dare. But, they think that's boring. They have their own version......
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 06/07/07 Title: Chapter 2: Round 2

This is cute, Morgan! The whole Lily and James relationship weaving together is great. Good work.

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much!

An Autumn Night's Tale by stareyed_in_LA

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: There is a grove of trees that bordered the property of the Egan family called the Hallows. To the youngest Egan, Maisie, it was a forest filled with danger and death and it was called "The Deathly Hallows." One autumn night, Maisie comes to her sisters room for comfort when she is told a story about the origins of the Deathly Hallows.


New Years Challenge Prompt #1 The Deathly Hallows.

Stareyed_in_LA for Gryffindor.
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 01/16/07 Title: Chapter 1: An Autumn Nights Tale

Yay! I'm so glad that it got accepted! I absolutely love this story, you know. Very creative, and then the way that you wrote it? Marvelous, darling! *giggles* Great work. I hope you win! ~Lindsey :)

My Only Son by Madame Marauder

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Lucius Malfoy is alone, a prisoner in Azkaban and in himself. Haunted by visions of his son's death each night, Lucius worries his mind is deteriorating. But he has no idea how deathly accurate these nightmares are.

Written by Madame Marauder of Gryffindor House for the "Dreams" challenge.
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 06/25/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Aw, this was a very, very, very sad and touching one shot. It's nice to see, though, that Lucius actually does love his son enough to feel this badly for himself and to waste the rest of life thinking of him.

The Dark Lord was portrayed very nicely here as well. He's very unmerciful and his sneers and looks are so unjust and mean--- very nice. I like him.

“Not my son… my only son….”

Nice start. All of this is really touching, because usually we see Lucius malfoy portrayed as someone who cares about no one but himself, but to see him care for a child, his son, this way makes me feel happy inside. *giggles*

I was proud of you, Draco. I loved you. I love you.”

Aw, this was really sweet. It's nice to hear that he was proud of him--- it's kind of like he's telling him this solely because he's dead, but I'm sure that Draco would have wanted to have heard it before he was murdered. It's still good to see how you portrayed it, though.

Nice one shot. Very dark, and very sad.

~Lindsey :)

The Phoenix Feather by harry_kissed_ginny

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A poem about wands...
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 03/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OOh, I really liked this! I think that you've got a great portrayal of the wands going on, and great description of the duel. Am I correct in saying that it was the one in GoF? *giggles at stupidity if so* Just so you know, you spelled about wrong in your disclaimer.

I really like how you ended the poem with the beginning. I absolutely LOVE it when poets do that, and you did it! *huggles*

Great poem!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: THANK YOU!!!!!! It could be the GoF battle, or the final battle. Thanks for letting me know about the Disclaimer

Author's Response: The DISCALIMER says that it is the Final Battle, so it must be the final battle *shrugs*

Victims of a love potion by hermione_at_heart

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Molly Prewett and Arthur Weasley have only been together for a little while. This Valentine's Day, they are both nervous at the prospect of spending the most romantic day of the year together in Hogsmeade. Meanwhile, Molly's friends have daring plans of their own!
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 02/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

“And we will not be poisoning them, just helping them realise their true feelings,” she added mischievously.

Ha ha. That made me laugh.

This was a great story! Very mischevious on the girls' part!

I love your eneding; it's kind of like a cliffie that we know is going to happen already, yet we want you to write more.

This was very creative; I hope to see ore from you soon!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for reading and reviewing, Lindsey! I\'m glad you enjoyed it! I was actually planning on ending ironically with Molly thinking that she would only ever want 1 or 2 children or something, but I thought people would be like \"Huh?? This writer doesn\'t really know her facts!\" Lol alternate ending........ Thanks again! Phily :)

I remember... by Barnabus_the_Barmy7

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: At Dumbledore's funeral Ron reflects on his years at Hogwarts.
Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 02/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really like your rhyming scheme and hoe you sum up each year of Hogwarts in a stanza! Great technique!

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Thanks loads! its realli nice 2 hav a positiv review. ty! ~ash

Dear Snarky Severus by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

Albus Dumbledore is a man of many secrets. One of them is his secret identity as an advice columnist, the Wise Wizard. When he coerces Snape to fill in, readers discover the Sagacious Sorcerer answering their queries would be better named Snarky Severus!


Reviewer: Ron x Hermione Signed
Date: 02/19/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ha, this was hilarious. I loved your reference to the Sparkly-Poo houses and how the Mary Sue sent in the picture of her clad in a bikini. Quite funny.

~Lindsey :)

Author's Response: Thank you, Lindsey! Now that DH revealed Dumbly-dorr\'s uber manipulativeness, I\'m even more glad I had Severus get his \"revenge\" LOL.