Summary: No one needed to die to go to heaven. It was a truth, and Merope Gaunt knew it.
THANKS to the amazing AMANDA (ahattab33) for beta-ing this. You were scintillating. ;)
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for Watching the Mirror final one-shot. This story has just been nominated for QSQs in Best Dark/Angsty and Best History. :D
DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling.
Ah so devastating. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks! :D
Summary: "My marriage is falling apart for no apparent reason," she declares.
Ginny Potter loves her husband, loves her children, and loves her life. At least, she used to. But things are changing, and she's not sure why. *one-shot*
What I love about your stories are that they capture scenarios that really haven't been thought out before but still feel so real. You're amazing and basically the only reason I check MNFF anymore, so I hope you keep up the amazing work. I love Harry/Ginny even more now :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much! That literally made me smile to read :) And, of course, I'm so glad to have made you love Harry/Ginny more! I'm glad you liked this story -- and my others.
Summary: Her voice is firm and fiery and it reminds him of the rose-coloured past and too bright sunshine and a giggling girl with unruly curls and dirt under her nails, who says with a voice too loud and an attitude too large,"Oh, Sev."
He doesn't know why Lily has come, why her husband has let her, or what they're even doing. All he knows is that he's right beside her in the car, and they're leaving the rest of the world behind. (Two-shot.)
Absolutely amazing and devastatiing. I really have never been a fan of Severus, but this fic really had me rooting for him. Even though it kills me Lily was away from James for so long. So yes, please write about what happened to James during this time!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I've never been a huge fan of Severus, either, to be honest. I'm glad I could muster some sympathy for him in you ;) And James's perspective is certainly on its way!
Summary: Jemzi Zabini is the seventeen year old daughter of Blaise Zabini and his wife Harper, and is about to join her fellow witches and wizards at Hogwarts for their final school year. Jemzi is famous for being the once best friend of Albus Potter. However, a mysterious argument last year that only the two of them were witness to has ruined their friendship and they are now practically enemies. No one knows the reason for their fall out, only that it has caused a great divide in their friendship group.
Jemzi's best friend and Albus' cousin, Rose, suspects that their friendship expired because of strange and unwanted feelings between them. Feelings which, despite their fall out, have not gone away. Feelings that are similar to those she has for a certain Slytherin...
So can the next generation of Hogwarts students learn to forget past actions and forgive?
Nominated for "Best Next Generation Story" and "Best Other Character" in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards
This story features Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Lily Potter, Luka Krum, Blaise Zabini, Harper Zabini, Zacharias Smith, Leon Holmwood, Tristan Wells, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, Jemzi and Albus plus many more.
Ah you're evil to stop there :)
So this is the first time I've reviewed one of your stories, but I just wanted to let you know that I spent about the last week reading all of your stories. They're all brilliant, unique, and incredibly well-written, and this one is looking to be just as good. I really love Jemzi's character and Albus as well, although he needs to learn a bit of tact sometimes haha.
Update soon please! On all your non-finished stories :)
Author's Response: I will update as soon as I can. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing--keep it up! :D
Summary: On the morning of Christmas Day, 2000, Hermione Granger (soon-to-be-Weasley) wakes up from a delightful dream to find herself in a bathroom at Grimmauld Place.
As various Weasleys queue up to tell her all about her behaviour the night before at Aunt Muriel's birthday party, Hermione is in a state of shock.
She knows she didn't drink anything stronger than Butterbeer. So why was she wearing a toga and teaching everyone how to perform Greek dancing?
And what, in the name of Merlin, was she doing with George?
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the extra credit challenge 'In Vino Veritas' for the Winter Snows 09 competition over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale in time. Thanks also to various people on AIM for telling me to get on with this (Jess, Natalie, Hannah, Russia, Kara, BB)
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She would never have written anything quite so daft.
Claimer: I have disgraced myself wearing a toga before now.
ahaha this was hilarious... an uninhibited Hermione really knows how to party, huh?
Author's Response: Hes, well that's what happenns when you put a toga on ... Thanks for the review ~Carole~
Summary: He knows he shouldn't say it, but there's still a part of him that remembers being fifteen, that remembers thinking it impossible to get Lily Evans to give him a chance, and it's never really been put to rest. "Don't stop loving me," he whispers. "Please, Lily. Don't ever."
He thought the war couldn't become any more unbearable. But, somehow, it does. It probably has something to do with his wife driving off in the middle of the night. (Companion to "You Told Me Once, Dear.")
Aw I loved the ending to this alt. universe! And how heartbreaking is it that Severus had to take Lily's place in the canon? That part was actually quite genius of you actually; I had no idea that was coming. All in all, awesome fic!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! It's certainly a pretty different twist -- I'm glad you liked it :)
Summary: The seven men who loved Hermione Granger.
Wow this one of the most unique things I've ever seen. I absolutely loved it and I admit I was tearing up at the end. I love delving into different characters and i definitely think you should do this for other characters (like Ron or Luna).
Author's Response: Thank you! That's high praise :) And ooh, I hadn't thought of Luna! She'd definitely be a fun one to do.
Summary: The seven women who loved Harry Potter.
I have to say I really love this series you've started doing. I really hope you do Ron or Luna next, because I just love them. (I could be one of Ron's women. haha)
I especially loved Lily Luna and Ginny's stories. Harry is the cutest husband and father and of course he would blame himself for the attack on his daughter. jeez.
"Poor bloke'll be afraid of blubbering girls for the rest of his life." - hilarious
And I must say, that little tidbit at the end of McGonagall's section has me verrry curious :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm thinking of doing both Ron and Luna, actually. And I definitely agree that Harry's an adorable husband and father -- I couldn't imagine him any other way :) As for McGonagall -- I've always thought she had an interesting story (but I've never had the guts to try writing it myself!)
Summary: It's three months after Harry and Ginny's wedding. Ginny's feeling ill, and she thinks it's just food poisoning. Unforseen circumstances cause mayhem as the Healers at St. Mungo's figure out the real reason of Ginny's illness. The missive from the hospital gets sent to the wrong person, leaving Harry to deliver the wonderful news to his equally wonderful wife...
Harry/Ginny with a little sprinkle of Ron/Hermione. My first fic, please rate and review! All reviews will get a reply!
This was adorable. Spot on characterizations of Harry/Ginny. And so sad about Hermione's baby!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. My other stories (archived on SIYE) feature Harry and Ginny when they're teenagers - just like me. This story is about what Harry and Ginny are like when they're older, so it was much harder to write it. To be honest, when I first saw the challenge prompt, I thought it was a bit cliched, so I didn't want to enter it, but then a plot bunny came into my head at last minute and I had to write it. At the time, I was going through the stage when I was being surrounded by pregnant women, which is where I got most of the inspiration from. ~Soraya~
Summary: The seven women who loved Remus Lupin.
Aw I love Remus even more now! :) I'd always hated that he got always got put on the backburner in the novels; there always seemed like so much untold story there. But I guess that's why we have people like you to tell it, eh?
I thought the OCs were very good, and not really OCs, either, since they are mentioned in the books. I also loved how Remus was one of the reasons for Ginny's restored confidence and courage. And the ending... so beautiful and so sad. RIP R&T.
Keep these wonderful one-shots going! Heck, I'm sure I'd even enjoy one on someone ridiculous like Kreacher or Ms. Figg. hahaha.
Author's Response: Thank you! I definitely think Remus deserved more attention in the books, and that's definitely why fanfiction is so great :) I'm glad you liked the OCs and the scene with Ginny and especially the ending. There are more of these one-shots to come, rest assured! And I hadn't considered doing a more minor, ridiculous character, but it'd be kind of fun, wouldn't it?
Summary: The Middle Kingdom, once a leader of the wizarding world, is now isolated and faces the condemnation of the world. The Headmaster of the Southern School, Zhu-ge Liang, has waited for just the right time to try and change their society.
Ten year old Song Feng is a proud citizen of the People's Republic of China and junior member of the national women's gymnastics team. The last thing Feng wants to do is leave behind her dreams of Olympic glory, but Zhu-ge Liang has other plans for her which will revolutionize the Middle Kingdom.
Now nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill award for Best Original Character, for Song Feng.
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This is such a fascinating story. The level of detail is so amazing - I'm really excited to see what you have in store for the magical world and the school. I also think it's interesting that you have Song Feng such a great gymnast in the beginning - I'm assuming this will become an important plot point later on?
Looking forward to the next chapter!
Your writing is magnificent. This is a very fascinating story - I'm eager to see where it goes!
Summary: He lost his brother and his best friend. How can life ever be anything but empty ever again? /post-DH/George/Angelina/
this is very good and very well written. you capture the emotions perfectly. i also especially liked the metaphor comparing the twins to an island - very fitting and one i hadn't heard before. i look forward to the rest!
*These are the times that try men's souls.
Well, that couldn't be any more real for Draco Malfoy than on the eve of his wedding. He was getting married the next day, but all he could think about is how his life was about to become so much more damned complicated.
He had no idea.
*Quote - Thomas Paine, American revolutionary.
This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Humour
Poor poor Draco...
Thank you so much for this. It made my day immensely better; seriously the most hilarious thing I've read in a while. I especially loved the banter between Potter and Draco as well as Draco's seriously naughty thoughts. I feel like me and hiim could get along...very well. :)
Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed this. I was going to put this in the Humor category, as it does have its moments, but there are a lot of children who read on this site. This story is inappropriate entirely, but definitely moreso for little ones, lol.
My fave line in the whole thing is the part (paraphrased) where Pansy said, "But you used my soap! Surely that means something." and Draco replied, "It means that I just ran out of soap!" It was interesting, viewing Draco in this light. Normally, he's more reserved, but I think I captured the snarky little bastard side of his personality, complete with some gratuitous profanity.
I'm really glad you liked it, and even more gld that it made your day. You have, in turn, made my day by saying that it made yours, and oh, dear...I've gone cross-eyed.
Anywho, I'll shut up now, but thanks for reading and have a wonderful rest of the day!
Summary: Lily Potter shocked the Sorting Hat when she asked to be placed into Slytherin. The Sorting Hat shocked all of Hogwarts when it did just that.
Wow. Really interesting. At first I thought she wanted to be in Slytherin to rebel and be unique, (like this story itself is doing, in a way. It's refreshing to not read a '20 super amazing Weasley's/Potters all in Gryffindor and the Quidditch team stuff you always see) but the reason Lily came up with is very good and very true, if not a bit mature for an 11 year old.
Looking forward to reading more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Haha, yes. I've written on another fanfiction site before and decided to get my work on another site for new opinions, and people there definitely know me for my quirky stories that tend to rebel against fanon. :) Haha. This one is my newest story and my baby, and I'm so happy to see people interested in it! MNFF is great because I think I'll be able to update this story faster on her than anywhere else! Yes, Lily is definitely a bit mature for her age, but then, I think her parents were as well. (At least Harry was.) I really appreciate that you took the time to read and review, and thank you so much for my first review on MNFF! Very cool!
Summary: At age eleven, Dudley's daughter receives a letter he recognizes very well. As Sinead Dursley embarks on her journey of magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, she strikes up a strange friendship with Lorcan Scamandar. Soon, Lorcan and Sinead rule over a reign of terror at Hogwarts as they subject their fellow students to cruel and dangerous pranks.
The title of this story comes from the poem "Child" by Sylvia Plath. Also, I would like to thank Royari for being an amazing beta.
Very good start. I've always liked the idea that Dudley would have a wizard child and get his commupance for the way he treated Harry. Although I do have to ask... whatever made you come up with a name like Sinead??
Author's Response: Sinead is half-Irish - her mother, Elaine, was born and raised in Ireland, and she just had more authority when it came to naming her kids, haha. Thanks for your review! =)
Ah that was too short; I wanted it to keep going! But other than that, another great chapter. Can't wait for the Diagon Alley scene. Is Sinead the same age as one of Harry's kids?
Author's Response: Thanks! And yeah, Sinead will start with Lily and Hugo.
Summary: Four years after the Battle, a strange desire draws Hermione Granger. What could possibly make her visit Malfoy Manor?
Loved it. That's all :)
Author's Response: Thank you. N
Summary: The seventh book left many things unexplained that happened between the final battle at Hogwarts and the Epilogue. J.K. Rowling has mentioned what happened to various characters after the defeat of Voldemort. This story (the title of which reflects Rita Skeeter's biography of Harry) includes some of the things that happened to the characters once the war was over. It also explains what happened between Harry and Ginny that brought them back together, and how Harry began his career as an auror.
Really good beginning! Really well written. I love how you started with Rita (the old hag) - it was very different. Looking forward to the rest!
Summary: "Voldemort meant little to us then. It was just a name our frightened parents tossed around. They had grown up during Grindelwald's reign - knew nothing but fear. They were paranoid. To us, fear was tangible only in the moments spent considering another loss to Slytherin on the pitch."
Wedged comfortably between two eras of turmoil, the students of Hogwarts never imagined they'd go down fighting. Life at school was defined by teenage rebellion, tough classes, and nail-bitingly exciting Quidditch games. Grindelwald's defeat was news of the past, but some told of a new dark wizard on the rise by the name of Lord Voldemort...
But for Alice Emerson and Lily Evans, for Potter and Black and the rest of her class, that was simply irrelevant. The outside world stopped at Hogwarts' gates until tragedy in their fifth year brought it violently to the forefront.
Wow this is really well written and seems really thought out. The characterizations are great. I'm interested to find out more about Alice and why she disappeared from the Order. Putting this in my favorites! :)
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! I'm really glad you like it!! It feels great to hear that...I've worked hard on it, so it's good to know someone out there is making it worth the work. :P