A writer for well over half my life, I started writing Harry Potter fan fiction while waiting for Deathly Hallows to arrive. Harry/Ginny is my preferred ship, if you couldn't tell, but I also have a weakness for Draco/Hermione.
I also have stories that, due to content, won't be posted here. But if you're interested in reading something more adult, check out my story at Sycophant Hex--Pureblood.
Finally, I broke down and started a yahoo group - Click Here to access it - where I will update the progress of my stories and answer any questions you may query. Please check it out!
Hi Annie...This chapter caught me totally off guard...it broke my heart, as I have come to genuinely love the Draco in this story with all of his insecurities and complex human emotions. After everything he's been through and the way he expressed his loneliness and desire to change, and after he finally opened up, I really thought he should get his happy ending. For this reason, I really hate Hermione in this chapter. I'm too stunned to say if she was in character or not, but her actions left me just wanting to smack her. One moment she promises Draco the world and then at the very first sign of trouble, she turns her back on him...where is that Gryffindor loyalty she displays for everyone else??
I would not rewrite this chapter, but I could very easily write the next one. Once in my life, I chose the safe man, the one who was comfortable and secure, and at times I regret that decision so much that I ache. Another reason, I suppose, why I hate Hermione in this chapter...
I can't wait to see what the epilogue will bring.
this is lovely. I loved the image of Ginny raising her arms to the height of a 14 year old boy's shoulders. such an excellent piece of writing!
Author's Response: Whoops, hit enter before I wrote anything! Well, thank you! I was proud of that line, yes. *preens* Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it!
Dances with joy to see your chapter up!!
Author's Response: Aw thank you so much!
wow. I don't know what to say...no words I have would do justice to that heart wrenching story. This story made me tear up a bit, yes...I felt Harry's ghost in this story in his absence...the emptiness in Ginny and the stocisim of her oldest daughter. You get the feeling that the grief is very deep, still very fresh, and that they are all struggling to get through. And that last little bit, when Harry said he would never leave, either way. Yeah...that's where you got me. Tears, I tell you. Amazing.
Author's Response: wow, I loved this review. Thank you so much, I am so so so glad you liked it. It made me kind of teary too, even though I was the one writing it. Well thanks a million times!
I am glad to see a new chapter up, but I hope that you fix your formatting issues! It's certainly confusing to follow the conversation with both speakers in the same paragraph!
Author's Response: Ugh, I noticed that too!! This chapter actually got rejected the first time because of that. But then I looked it over, as did the mod, and it was fine!! Double ugh. So sorry about the weirdness. It won't happen again.
SO happy to see an update! I'm glad you managed to post at last. I'm really enjoying this story and the intrigue surrounding Channing and the mystery man who is working for Voldemort. And I am very glad to see Hermione and Draco take it to the next level.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm happy it was finally updated too! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far!
Wow, this leaves all sorts of avenues open. In this wish world where Hermione is alive, is Harry dead, then? You could absolutely continue this, if you wanted. It was angsty and lovely. Well done.
Author's Response: Oh, I will continue...the next, and last, chapter is with my beta. Hopefully it will be up soon. Things are very different in the world where Hermione is alive. But I don\'t want to completely spoilt the surprise, so I\'ll just say thanks!
Oh, I'm totally sucked in. I can't wait to read the next chapter! Update soon!
What an amazingly perceptive look into a young Regulus Black! I love stories like this, ones that have a completely different but absolutely believable approach to what is commonly considered as fact. Thank you for writing this wonderful piece of art.
All is not well.
George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....
*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*
Ahh! I love Calvin and Hobbes! I was laughing along, picturing Fred making snowmen like Calvin did.
It was sort of a relief to see George break down a little bit in this chapter. And to have him talk to Percy. And I love the way George presented Alicia with her present. Nicely done!
I hope the hack doesn't interfer with future updates!
Author's Response: Couldn\'t you see Fred and George making a two headed snowman and Molly saying, \"You can always tell when you come to the twins\' snomen.\" :D
If he hadn\'t passed around the ornaments, George would\'ve broken down in the lounge. It had to be awful, that first Christmas without Fred.
You and me both about the hackers...or I wouldn\'t just cast a Cruciatus...I\'d mean it! :D
I rather enjoy this story, so I thought I would give you some Christmas cheer and leave you a review. Your characters are flawed and three dimensional and very likable, and I'm enjoying George's subtle growth as the story progresses.
And I chuckle every time I see the name of Alicia's family's store: I used to work for a company called The Light Fantastic, though we didn't sell magical orbs.
Happy holidays, and writing!
Author's Response: Your review beats apple cider and hot cocoa for giving warm fuzzies. Thank you! Very cool, you working for that company. Too bad about the orbs, though, heh.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Curses to that hacker!
I really felt it was so true to Alicia's character that she would be just a little unsure about saying yes right off, and for George to head out to talk (I'm guessing) to her mother. I was sad to see him returning to his usual behavior concerning Percy, but I guess it wouldn't be very realistic for him to get over it in one night.
Anyway, don't let the hacker get you down! Hopefully things will get straightened out again soon. Keep writing, and I'll keep reading!
Author's Response: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the hacker\'s crotch and may his arms be too short to scratch! :D
Ill wishes said, lol, Alicia had to ask why or she\'d always wonder if she made a mistake. George isn\'t as bitter toward Percy, he\'s just a little irritated that his brother is pushing for more friendship than he can give right now.
I\'m writing, so thank you for reading!
Oh, This is quite good. Your characterizations are spot on, I think. Particularly McGonagall and Seamus. I look forward to what you've got in store for us.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! :D
I'm intrigued, and I look forward to reading more of this story. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you (:
You're growing as a writer; from your first story to this one, I can see a vast improvement. This story is cohesive, has a plot, a character arc, and had some fluffy warm James/Lily moments. I hope you'll write more in this series.
Author's Response: SQUEE!!! Thank you so much! Those were some of the best compliments I have even received for writing. Comments like yours are the things that make my day.