Olympe looked into Hagrid's eyes hoping he would confess his love...not call her a half-giant! After storming off, romantic frustration leads her to Hagrid's hut, where she sees beneath the unfashionable suit, and he sees past a French facade.
I'm going to have to add 'giants' to the list now. You've got a talent for matchmaking, and the image of someone thinking of Olympe as a "poor little thing" made me grin.
Glad I ran across this! :)
Author's Response: This story is held hostage over at a site that shall remain nameless, lol. It\'s the third classic blunder after land wars in Asia and going against a Sicilian when death is on the line...tag-team writing a fic with a \'friend\' under their account...that you have no control over! D\'oh! No one read it there, but I\'m so glad you found and read it here! ^_^
When detention ruins his plan to take Ginny to Paris via the Room of Requirement, Draco brings Paris to Ginny, with the help of a house-elf named Slinky.
*A 'missing moment' story inspired by A Tale of Two Matchmakers.*
Aww, this did make me smile. Especially because I did a doubletake when my mind substituted the word 'clothes' for 'candles' here:
"Ginny looked down at her second-best school robes. “I think I’m under-dressed.”
"No, you aren't." He grinned. "Your beauty shines so bright, we don't need candles.”
Great fun to read, either way! :D
Author's Response: Have I told you I like your twisted sense of humor lately? :D It would be good either way, but he\'ll have to wait until she\'s out of school for \'clothing\' to replace \'candles\'!
Sequel to A Tale of Two Matchmakers
Seven years later....
Blaise fears Terry wants a divorce, Luna is hiding a secret from Wesley, and Draco is tired of idiots saying his son has pink hair! Ginny's solution? Call the curls reddish blond and invite their friends to the Malfoy mansion for Christmas.
“I read your editorial ‘Holiday spirit–is it all in the eggnog?’ and must say I found it very touching.”
I suddenly find myself craving eggnog. And a couple hours to watch Princess Bride. Or to read this again. Delightful!
Author's Response: Eggnog....would that be spiked eggnog, perchance? With brandy, or rum? :D Have you had a hard day? If so, I hope you get a chance to put your feet up and watch the Princess Bride soon! :)
Instead of a romantic sail along the coast of Zanzibar with his fiancée, George got a fishing trip with a Slytherin.
*A "honeymoon" missing moment from For Bitter or for Worse.*
Happy Birthday George! =D
Blaise makes a princely host; graciously sharing his time with his guest and small cousin. He and George could not be fast friends, but they respect each other, and that is a good place to start. There's a lot of potential there, if George and Blaise ever put their heads together on a mission.
I had to chuckle at George imagining Arthur the Sultan striking a Superman pose with billowing robes and a Molly-made 'A' sweater--surrounded by his children in their matching outfits.
George is as resourceful and inventive as the clever prince in the folk tale, and it's good to know that while George may catch and release his fish, Alicia won't be "the one that got away!"
Delightful missing moment!
You have me imagining Arthur in superman pj's now...a surprisingly cute image! ;) Maybe I should've put the A on his turban, though I was trying to give the jumper impression.
I salaam in honour of your awe-inspiring fish analogies. Delightful and apt. Fabulous! *salaams*
Hugo doesn't remember the last time Aunt Muriel came to stay, but Rose does...
A Rose by any other name just wouldn't be as sweet. How nice of her not to spoil her little brother's excitement over their future guest. She even lets him keep Auntie in his room! How generous.
Author's Response: You have me snorting inelegantly. (I could say elegantly, no one saw, but that would be a lie) :D Thank you for being my lucky number 7!
How fun! I hadn't known what a gaping void I had in my fanfictivities, but it was like I was saving space for Lilyfic. :) Delightful beginning - can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: I know your face . . . I mean name.:D Hello, lady! Yay for you having time to read fanfic! I hope that means kids are doing well and all the animals are too. This will be a two part story, so I'm telling myself that it isn't breaking the no-more-multi-chapter-stories resolution, just bending it. :P