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As you've probably figured out, I'm not from Jersey. Well, unless Jersey is shaped like Texas and has no winter to speak of.

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The Dragon Pendant by FenrirG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: A grieving Hermione Granger never expected to find love after Ron Weasley died, but, in the high hills overlooking Loch Ness, she does.

Originally written for Julie/myownmuggle for the Ravenclaw Spring Fic Exchange. Charlie/Hermione. A big thank you to Abigail/joybell423 for beta-ing this for me!

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 09/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, Fennnnnn!! What an emotional story! Just from the very beginning, my heart went out to Hermione. I could feel her dilemma from believing she should move on after two years, but this paragraph you wrote was so telling and insightful - it really nailed Ron's character, in my mind:

"No, it isn’t. Hermione felt guilty for even thinking this, but she knew deep in her heart that it was true. Ron, no matter how much she had loved him — how much he had loved her — had his flaws. And one of those was his deep jealousy of others, whether it be his brothers or his best friend or any male who happened to catch Hermione’s attention. Ron would have wanted her to be happy … but even more importantly, he would have wanted her to mourn him."

I was nodding the entire time I read that. It's just so exactly right.

I thought the letter from Mrs. Weasley asking Hermione to perhaps spend time with Charlie, even though she knew Hermione had gone to the cottage for solitude was such typical "Mrs. Weasley". *laughs* Oh, that woman!

But the best part was Charlie. So like Ron in his obsessive talk of dragons, rather than Qidditch, but the same single-mindedness. My favorite part was when he kneeled down next to Hermione and told her "I loved him, too", and let her cry on his chest. *happy sigh* It was just such a chivalrous, caring reaction on his part!

I'm glad Charlie was able to bring some fun back into her life, but I really liked that you wrote the ending the way you did - both of them feeling rather awkward, but realizing there was something there that could be explored and developed at a slow pace. I think it would have felt rushed and out of place if they had actually kissed.

Fennn, this is such a sensitive, warm and funny story about two characters that I've never really "seen" together in my mind, but you made it so very possible and plausible to me, that I want to read more about them!!

Well done, Fenn! This was marvelous! I know Julie must have lurrrved it!
*hugs and squishes*

Author's Response: *hugs tightly*

Control the Wind by Doctor Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Theodore Nott thought he was in control of his life. When a tragedy makes him realize that he's not, he'll do whatever it takes to get that control back...even allying himself with people he has always considered his enemies.

“You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.” -Anthony Robbins

The rating may go up in later chapters. I will not incorporate any events from Deathly Hallows.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 06/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Theodore Nott

Hey Jean!

I seem to have cheated myself out of reading an excellent story by not getting over here sooner!

So little is known of Theodore Nott, but I would swear on "Hogwarts, A History" that what you have written comes directly from canon. You have put so much description into Theodore and his feelings, emotions regarding his father and their conflicted life with Death Eaters.

I liked that Mr.Nott realized at the end that he had lost control - exactly what Theodore had grown up all his life hearing his father demand he not do.

I also liked that his father told him with his last breath that he loved his son, and his last thoughts were on Theodore's safety - making sure Theodore goes to his Uncle Xavier who can protect him.

Theodore's father doesn't want him losing control the way he himself lost it - and indeed - when one is in service to another, one has already lost control. Unfortunately, there is no regainng control from the Dark Lord. Draco Malfoy is a lurking reminder of that fact.

I thought this a well thought out, extremely well-written story that truly peaks my interest in this character.

Great job! (And Congratulations, by the way, on becoming a published writer for Teen Ink - how thrilling!)


The Right—or is that “Only”?—Woman for the Job by lunafish

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Written in response to the Strange Brew Challenge over at LJ's Snuna community. My prompt was "Luna has a job interview with Snape. Much to his annoyance, she turns out to be the only one suitable for the position." The story leads up to and then ends with the interview itself.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved your story! It had a wonderful inter-play between Snape and Luna and I thought both characters were believable. You gave them so many great lines in this story - you obviously have an excellent sense of humor.

I especially liked this part:

"She seemed almost completely out of touch with reality.

No wonder she was interested in him.

Of course, he had no similar excuse for his own behavior. He himself was quite sound of mind, thank you very much, yet here he was…."

*laughs* Brilliant! Thank you for writing about this surprising pair and for making it such a great story!


Being For the Benefit of Mr Potter by Insecurity

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: We all believe that Peter Pettigrew was the weakest and least courageous of all the Marauders. But what if he did have a backbone? What if his reasons for betraying James Potter were not due to fear or bad influence, but rather the result of obsession and great resentment?

Entry into the April One-Shot Challeng, which I happened to win
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 06/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Wow. Congratulations on winning first place - it was certainly deserved! This story paints a picture that backs up Snape's worst memory - a memory that shows James Potter to be nothing more than a bully preying on others for mere sport.

This line was, to me, the darkest in the entire story and completely explains both how Peter became a Marauder and how he could possibly think of betraying the Potters:

“And you’re lucky it wasn’t you, Wormtail.” He stared at me; his dark eyes were full of malice. “Had I not accepted a dare from Padfoot, you would never have become a Marauder. If he hadn’t dared me to take you on as a charity case.”

What a knife to the heart! Anyone who has ever been so thoughtlessly hurt by someone they believed to be a friend knows the overwhelming hurt that quickly turns to hate and desire for revenge that Pettigrew felt. I thought that was brilliantly done.

The entire story was well thought-out and well-written. Great job!


Seasons of Fate by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Peter Pettigrew was part of a close-knit group of friends through his entire time at Hogwarts. How then did he come to betray them, when they were never anything but supportive? What drew him toward the dark path of Lord Voldemort, and what motivated him to leave behind all he held dear?

This story was written for the One-Shot Challenge on Peter Pettigrew, option one. It was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Seasons of Fate

Your story was a very intriguing, thought-provoking glimpse into the possible mind-set of Peter Pettigrew. It's certainly believable that jealousy drove Peter to the Dark Side, and that Snape was right there at the wheel. Your Snape, by the way, was spot-on with all his cruel, malicious, sneering comments. (Although it pains me to say it- you know how I love Snape!)

But I have to say my favorite part of the story was this line from the bar scene: "...He threw the barkeep an extra coin..."

I know you know what that scene reminds me of: Han Solo leaving the Mos Eisley Cantina after killing Greedo. :-) I could just hear Peter saying, "Sorry about the mess."

Well done, from beginning to end. Good luck!

Author's Response: Hi Andrea! Thank you so much for reading this story!! I really appreciate the lovely review. Your SW comment is hilarious! But as we already discussed, Han Solo is way cooler than Peter Pettigrew - and more loyal. Thanks again for reading my entry, and for leaving such a nice review!! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Seasons of Fate

Your story was a very intriguing, thought-provoking glimpse into the possible mind-set of Peter Pettigrew. It's certainly believable that jealousy drove Peter to the Dark Side, and that Snape was right there at the wheel. Your Snape, by the way, was spot-on with all his cruel, malicious, sneering comments. (Although it pains me to say it- you know how I love Snape!)

But I have to say my favorite part of the story was this line from the bar scene: "...He threw the barkeep an extra coin..."

I know you know what that scene reminds me of: Han Solo leaving the Mos Eisley Cantina after killing Greedo. :-) I could just hear Peter saying, "Sorry about the mess."

Well done, from beginning to end. Good luck!

Author's Response: And a second thanks! ;)

Unintended Desire of the Heart by laceymoibella

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 49 Reviews
Summary: After Hermione runs into Draco in the corridor, she questions his demeanor. This leads to an unwanted close encounter between them. Hermione sets her sights on trying to figure out what Draco is hiding. Meanwhile, Draco is determined that she not discover what he is up to. Neither one is prepared for the consequences that ensue.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 05/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Thoughts of You

What a wonderful story, Lacey! *happy sigh* I think your Draco is perfect - his thoughts and phrases are just so very Draco-ish!

Congratulations on getting your very first fic validated! Woo-hoo - bring on the rest of the chappies! *is dying to read more*


Author's Response: Thank you, Andrea! *squishes* I am so glad you enjoyed it! I loved writing this chap. It was a lot of fun. Chapter 2 is almost done and then it is off to my beta! I hope to have it up soon! *huggles* Lacey

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Dreams and Secrets


What a great chapter! My heart still pounds when I read the bathroom scene - I love that! You wrote it beautifully with all that lovely tension.

And what a wonderfully creative idea of bringing the caved-in passageway behind the mirror into Draco's plans. I thought that was a great surprise.

This was such an insightful paragraph about Draco that It really made me stop and think. It's this one:

"Draco stared at his reflection. There were dark circles under his eyes and his face appeared quite gaunt. How had it come to this? A sneer crept onto his face as one thought crossed Draco’s mind; Father, that’s how. "

I thought that was just an excellent description.

You're doing an incredible job, my lovely twin! Well done!


Author's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Andi ! I\'m glad you liked and enjoyed this chapter! Thanks again for your input. *squishes twin* Lacey

The Choice by Sarakime

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 25 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: When Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive at Spinners End shortly after 6th Year looking for Horcruxes, Hermione makes a most shocking discovery: Draco Malfoy, dying into the shadows of the abandoned house, alone and helpless. She is faced with a difficult choice - should she leave him to die, or actually help him?

Written for the final for From Fluff to Fanfiction OWL Level class. I am Sarakime of Slytherin.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 05/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*is left breathless*

Oh, Sarah, how beautiful! Despite the setting of the story, despite Draco's pitiful condition, there's really no other word for it but "beautiful".

This is my favorite descriptive passage - although they were all wonderfully, skillfully descriptive -

"After having dark and pain as a companion lonely night after lonely night, Hermione might as well have been the most beautiful girl on the planet. And in his silver, pained eyes, she was.

Hermione similarly, felt connected to him, but didn’t know why. Something in those silver eyes made her feel weak and confused. Merlin knows that they had never been friends, but even when your enemy sits before you, dying and possibly taking his last breaths, the human part of you takes over. And that is what happened to Hermione. Her human compassion for another soul overtook her and sheltered her and Draco. And he felt it, too. "

It just made my heart melt! You really do this pairing justice, and I'm so glad you got the story up!
*glowers and dares prof to say anything about lateness* :-)

Another brilliant story - well done, Sarah!
*runs off to favorite it*


Author's Response: Oh, my god, thank you SO much! I\'m so glad you liked it! My professor set the scene and stuff, I just wrote it all out! Thanks again! *huggles*

Damage Control by Vorona

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Snape has compromised his position as a spy by alerting the Order to Harry’s mission to save his godfather. Dumbledore has a solution to Snape's problem. Set directly after the argument between Harry and Dumbledore at the end of Order of the Phoenix.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 06/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: (none)

Vorona, I thought this was an excellent explanation for the actions Snape took on top of the Astronomy Tower. It fits everything we know from the books - Harry's protection has always been Dumbledore's first priority. Dumbledore would also certainly expect Snape to protect Draco - both because of his Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa, and because Draco is so young and has gotten in deep with the Dark Arts as Severus himself had once done. It was hard to hear Dumbledore pleading with Snape here, but it definitely makes sense and sets up the scene on the tower - as well as the hatred Snape has on his face when he is called upon to do exactly what he does not wish to do.

Your story was very well-written and completely believable from beginning to end. Well done!


Author's Response: Wow -- thank you so much for the lovely review! This came out of a need for Snape to have a reason for the Unbreakable Vow, which I asked him in Loyaulte me lie (not yet up), but which he refused to tell the Wizengamot. (Loyaulte me lie will be his trial). Hence, a new story was required. Thanks again, Vorona

A Mother's Love by GryffindorGoddess

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: When a Dementor threatens one of her friends, Luna is compelled to produce her Patronus in defense. Guiding her through the daunting task is the good advice, mark of faith, and eternal love that only a mother could provide.

Submitted for the June One-Shot Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 07/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Mother's Love

Hi Ashley!

What a precious glimpse into Luna's relationship with her mum! I enjoyed that, even as young as Luna is in her memory, she is still so IC. Very confidant in the knowledge of her mother's love, and not needing to be shown the room to know it. It's exactly the way she is the books - supremely confidant in what she KNOWS to be true, and does not need to see it to believe it. Very well done!

This is my favorite paragraph:

"When Luna first set foot over the boundary of the once forbidden room, she felt as if she’d entered a fantastic new kingdom. Never before had she imagined how bare the room would be — save for a bookshelf hidden in the corner and a small desk on which Cecilia used to write her notes. The walls, though still in tact, bore the colorful scars of many a spell blast. Luna pondered to herself how she could make her own bedroom walls look so pretty. "

I love that! It's a bare room covered with marks of spell blasts, but to her it's so wondrous because it's a place she's never before imagined.

You had wonderful interaction between mother and daughter, and I was so happy in your choice for Luna's Patronus - perfect!

(And I appreciate all the feelings of home in this story - desert jackrabbit, wooden kitchen floors, long-legged hare~ it all whispers "Texas" to this fellow Texan, though no one else will notice it. *giggles*)

Great job on your story and best of luck, Ashley!


Author's Response: Yay, hi Andrea! *squishes*

I\'m glad to hear Luna is so IC! This is the first time I\'ve ever written a Luna-centric fic (only 2nd time she\'s even mentioned in one of my fics!) so it\'s wonderful to know my characterization of her is acceptable. :D I always thought Luna would be that type of child to always \"know\" what\'s going on and understand adults better than other children did because she was so mentally and emotionall wise for her age.

And thanks! I like that paragraph, too. When I was pondernig how to write the story I always thought of Luna being imaginative and even more so when she learned something new, and embracing the differences she experienced.

I love Luna\'s relationship with her mother. I have to admit also I think her mum\'s nickname Lulu is just precious. :) I grin like an idiot every time I even think it, lol. I can\'t take credit for the Patronus though-- Gina told me she saw Evanna Lynch wearing a rabit necklace at the premier and saw on a preview that her Patronus was a rabbit, so I took it from there. :) I was having a hard time trying to figure out what animal would work best for her, but the rabbit really did work out best!

Hehe! *hugs* Us Texan gals really are the only ones who would notice I think. ;) Every time I thought rabbit I couldn\'t get those jackrabbits and desert sunsets out of my mind, and of course cottontails running around in fields! *sigh* I love TX.

Andrea, you are an amazing review. Anyone ever told you that? I grinned so big while reading is and then again when I came back to reply. You\'re simply wonderful. :D Thanks for the luck, too! I\'m up against some incredibly well-written stories but it was so fun to even participate! *Turnip hugs*


Shroud of Darkness by Gmariam

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Severus Snape lies injured on the field of final battle and must fight back the darkness threatening to engulf his soul. Written for the June One-Shot Challenge: Patronus by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 07/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot


This is the moment I love best - when I can sit and read a completed story that not too long ago merely existed as snippets and ideas bounced back and forth in AIM chats. I am so in awe of your ability to turn that into such an amazing story!

I can't tell you enough how much I love the detail and description in this story that sets the scene like a beautiful painting. Everything is vivid and has such clarity.

I believe the happy memories you chose for Snape were wonderful - and I know how difficult and challenging it was to find such things for his character.

This is my favorite paragraph, though it was so hard to choose just one:

"This second realization filled me with awe, gratitude, and an unfamiliar joy. It was the joy of unconditional trust and it renewed my faith in what I had done. I had killed this man whom I had loved like a father, and yet he reached out from beyond the grave to affirm my very existence and guide me toward my destiny with complete trust in my actions. As my heart was moved to emotions I had rarely felt, the phoenix burst into a glorious song of ecstasy and I found within me the strength to carry on. . ."

*gasp* I thought that was just such an uplifting and inspiring paragraph! Especially for Snape, who has felt so few of those emotions, it seems. Break my heart!

And speaking of my heart, I'll take you up on your offer about the ending and say that Snape lives. *sighs happily* ;-)

Very well done, Gina! Thank you so much for letting me be your sounding board on this story. I loved every minute of it.


Author's Response: Andrea! *SQUEE* Thank YOU so much for your help - for my frequent IMs about this story and for beta-reading it once it came together. You were great and I really appreciate your support! And thank you for the amazing review. *blushes* I\'m glad I could do Snape justice. It was a tricky finding the balance between his edge and my own tendencey toward sentimentality; thanks for helping me find it and keep it. Remember to poke me if you or Lucius need a poke! ~Gina :)

Slow Spinning Redemption by mgle_teacher

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Sirius' last thoughts as he falls through the veil.

Written for MNFF DADA - First Years (Professor: Snape's Talon during Summer 2006 as mugglemathdork of Ravenclaw
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 07/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: Black

Hey E.G.!

I said it before, but I'll say it again - I really like the plot and story line of your fic. I thinks it's very creative and insightful.

I like the way you brought in your OC, Angelica. She's the kind of fiesty gal that can take on Sirius. I wish they could've stayed together!

This was my favorite bit of the fic:

"As my final seconds in the world came to a conclusion, I understood and solemnly accepted my existence thus far for what it was: a wasted life. I had failed so many for so long - my brother, my only love, my best friend, and his son — that my death would be pointless and forgotten. Ironic, isn't it, the last Black - most noble and extinct. "

This was just so bitter and remorseful and just so heart-breaking all at the same time!

I thought your fic was very dark, and definite angst showed itself in Sirius' bitter regrets.

Great job, Ritta! Well done!

*hugs and squishes*

Author's Response: Andrea! Thanks for betaing and leaving such a great review! I loved bringing in my OC into the mix. Yes, that was one of my favorite lines too. I edited it after you had betaed it, but I think it worked perfectly. I\'m glad it was dark and angsty since I wasn\'t too sure to begin, but yes! XD I love Sirius, he inspires me, really. -huggles- -Ritta

Untitled by BeautifulDreamer07

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: Draco Malfoy wakes to find himself in a bed in St. Mungo's with no memory of how he got there. When the Healer-In-Training, Miriam, a woman with brilliant blue eyes, tells him the truth of the last few days it sends Draco to the brink of insanity...

The lyrics in this story belong to Simple Plan and are from their song "Untitled." J.K. Rowling owns the Potterverse. Oh and there is a bit of language in this fic.

This story was written for Prof. Talon's DADA: First Year's class. I am BeautifulDreamer07 of Gryffindor.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 07/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: To The Brink of Insanity

Hallie -

I saw you posted your link in the final exam thread and I ran over here to read it because I was thrown by the name of your story being "Untitled" :-P

I was thrilled to find it was a Draco fic and I was immediately caught up in it. The pace was excellent and just kept drawing me inward and onward.

Your writing was beautiful, and the story itself was everything we've learned in class: Dark, angsty, plot, conflict - you hit them all right on target.

This is the part that affected me most - that hit me hardest:

The thought ran itself over and over in his head, keeping time with his pounding footsteps. Every mistake he had ever made concerning his family and his life came crashing down on his shoulders. The burden of the past was too much to bear. He ran faster, trying to escape the crushing weight of his guilt, but no matter how hard or how fast he sprinted, the pain caught up.

It just killed me! Augh!

So, very well done and I can't tell you how impressed I am you did this without a beta. Awesome job.


Author's Response: Wow. Thank you so much for that sparkling review, Andrea! :D. I\'m really glad you liked it!

The Muggle Muggle Studies Teacher by TheSmirkingDragon

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 35 Reviews
Summary: After being hooked up with a job teaching at Hogwarts by her little sister, Muggle Chastity Fagman is the first Muggle Muggle Studies teacher Hogwarts has ever seen. But after the Headmaster slips about her strictly non-magical status, all of her students know that she can't do anything magical. What will happen in her first class?

This story contains some language not suitable for younger readers and crude humor. Maybe.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/01/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You did an awesome job, Selina! *wipes tears of laughter from eyes*

All the plays on names seriously cracked me up, but the part of your story that had me howling with laughter was this part here:

'It was time for my first class. A bunch of 15-year-old wizards from the snake House (whatever it was called), who knew they could hex my ass out of the room and three-fourths of the way to Uranus. Oh, God.'

Brilliant! And then having Chastity only last one period before turning in her resignation was a scream!

The pace, setting, action - everything was great, and your humor really shone through. It was all excellent.

Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Author's Response: Oh, wow! *huggles Prof Andi* And that\'s my favorite part, as well! *is happy inside* I\'m glad this worked, as a fic.

The Infamous Hogwarts Sorting by The Scribbler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 11 Reviews
Summary: The halls of Hogwarts have haunted Ron’s dreams for eleven years. Now that it’s finally the summer before his first year at Hogwarts, he can hardly wait for his letter to arrive. What could anyone possibly say to dampen such good spirits? Enter Fred and George Weasley.

I am The Scribbler of Slytherin and this is my final exam for my Humor class.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You have done an excellent job of coming up with a story behind Ron's comment in the first book about having to fight a troll!

I am blown away by how perfectly you nailed your characters - Ron, Fred, George and even Ginny and Mrs. Weasley were absolutely spot on!

You had several great lines in this story, but my favorites are:

'“How about we feed his Chudley Cannon stuff to the garden gnomes, too?”

“Now, that’s just cruel,” George replied. “The gnomes could choke."


"Don’t cry, now, Ron. We have faith in you. Even if you don’t make it, we know that the troll will at least have a few scratches by the time he’s done with you.”

The story was well-written from beginning to end, with plenty of detail, excellent timing and pace, and lots of action. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Brilliantly done!

Author's Response: YES! Thank you so much, Prof! I was so paranoid that no one would think it funny when I was writing the story, but I guess I was wrong. You have no idea how excited this makes me feel. I can write humor now!

The Fourteenth of February by Pondering

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 11 Reviews
Summary: Lily Evans thinks Valentine's Day is bad enough without propositions from mysterious strangers, fuchsia coloured hair ribbons and the irritating smirk on James Potter's face.

But it just gets even worse when she finds out who's been sending her the presents...

This is the Final Exam written for Humour & Writing: Earning Respect by Pondering of Ravenclaw.
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Fourteenth of February

*sighs happily*

I think you might have done it, Tash, and I thought it was impossible: I actually liked a Marauder's Story.

You did a smashing job of writing a story with a wonderful plot, excellent detail and description, steady pace and action, and just an over-all beautifully done story about Valentine's Day and Lily's reactions to it.

I enjoyed that you had her receiving notes from all four Marauders, and you absolutely nailed their characters in the types of letters they sent. I like that Snape gave her a book tied with a black ribbon, and that he kept his emotions to himself. I have to say I was a bit disturbed that you have my love, Lucius, giving Lily crystallized pineapple, but I liked that his intent was to have her use it to get in better with Slughorn.

Best of all, you capped it off with a lovely ending, leaving me and my fellow readers, I'm certain, with a pleasant feeling that one gets when one finishes a well-written story that's good from beginning to end.

Very well done!

Jealous Love by Heather25x

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 14 Reviews
Summary: Ron and Hermione have feelings for each other, and they both know it, but neither will admit it. As Harry tries his best to simply ignore them, Ron and Hermione try their best to make the other jealous. Harry tries to put up with it, but sometimes you can't ignore these things...
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 04/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Jealous Love

Hi Heather!

I thought your story was great! I liked the action and the snarky dialogue between Ron and Hermione, and I thought Harry's weariness with the entire situation came through very nicely.

This is my favorite bit here:

' ‘Morning, Hermione,’ Harry said gloomily, but just as he greeted Hermione, Ron came along, arm in arm with Lavender Brown, and Hermione suddenly abandoned her toast and embraced Cormac fiercely, causing Ron and Lavender to do the same. Harry picked up a slice of toast and buttered it, wishing he could give Ron a good kick up the – '

It just pretty much says it all about how Harry feels, and how hard Ron and Hermione are working to conceal their true feelings!!

The way this story ended makes me wonder if you're going to add another chapter and get those two to get real and admit that they like one another. That would be excellent!


Author's Response: Thanks Andi! I miight do another chapter at some point but not right now lol. I\'m glad you liked that bit! Harry said something like that in Goblet of Fire and it made me laugh lol.\r\n\r\nThank you! =]

Undying Memories by jecleaver2

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: Xenophilius looks at the woman he loves and dreams of the future. What will that future hold for him and his dreams. . .
Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 12/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: Undying Memories


I'm so excited that you have your first story up! I loved it when I first read it, and enjoy it still more knowing it's been validated.

I, of course, like that it's a romance, and it's so nice that the memories that help Xenny conjure a Patronus are his memories of Luna Sol. I like how they fight together to drive off the dementors, then get right back to the wedding. Maybe Dementors attack the wedding because of all the happy emotions, and because a crowd is gathered? Regardless, you have written a lovely story which is thoroughly enjoyable. Congratulations!

Author's Response: Thank you Andi. I thought it out partially this was during the time of Voldemort's first reign of terror, and now you just put the rest of my idea in there.