Penname: Darkness Enshrouds [Contact]
Real name: Mel
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I fell in love with Jo Rowlings world years ago, when I was 11. The first book I read was Chamber of Secrets, mostly because I didn't know Sorcerer's Stone existed. I love everything about the books, although...I've always hated Pettigrew. If his character wasn't such an important part of the storyline I think Jo would have been better off without him.

I do love the fanfics though, and much as I will deny it, I'm completely enamored with any sort of romance fics, especially Dramione and James/Lily. I appreciate Jo pairing up Ron and Hermione, but in my head Draco fits her better. I'm strange like that.

I never thought, when I first joined the site, that I'd ever write any sort of fic. I've always loved to write, but finishing a story isn't one of my strong points.

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Summary: It is just after Dumbledore's funeral. Harry has parted ways with Ginny, Hermione and Ron seem to have finally gotten together and everyone is getting ready to leave Hogwarts for possibly the last time. Harry's future is looking bleak with one bright spot- Bill and Fleur's wedding, which will take place at The Burrow towards the end of the summer. It promises to be a wonderful event that will take everyone's mind off the horrors to come. There's one catch, Ginny will be there. Will "The Boy Who Lived" survive the retribution of "The Girl He Broke Up With"?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3984 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/10/07 Updated: 02/17/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 02/17/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 2

“I think the point has been brought home with sufficient force.”

No kidding! :^D...Nothing like a bludger to the stomach to make things clear.

Brilliant.

Author's Response: Thanks! And thanks for reading. Cheers, Liz

 

Retrospect by Melodia
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: A young witch unaware of her extraordinary powers must find the stregth to overcome her troubled past and save a man she can't completly trust.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 1779 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/11/07 Updated: 02/17/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 02/17/07 Title: Chapter 1: The street lamp

Absolutely lovely. I love the imagery, the way everything flows together. It makes for a wonderful, easy read.

I look forward to seeing more.

 

Flowers Aren't Enough by SeaIsleWitch
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: Romantic upheaval in Slytherin House on Valentine's Day. A missing scene from OotP.

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1516 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/14/07 Updated: 02/14/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 02/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Who knew Draco could be so sweet?

Wonderful fluffiness. :^D

Author's Response: Hi, Darkness Enshrouds! Well, Draco is only that sweet with his Valentine. *g* Thanks for reading! - SIW

 

Dream Come True by rupertgrintlover13
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 160]

Summary: This is the story that every good Harry Potter fan wants to come true. I hope that I do it justice. Harry has Ginny. Ron has Hermione. Life is sweet…no catch. It’s the perfect dream come true.







It's all full of fluff and pixie dust!





All review get a response!

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 13306 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
02/19/07 Updated: 07/02/10


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 02/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Home Sweet Home

This is wonderful so far! I did catch a couple little oopses though (nothing major, I promise!).

"I keep forgetting you’re in here, Mate!" Mate shouldn't be capitalized in the middle of sentence like that--it's not someone's name, is it?

"It kind of creepy…" I assume you mean "It's"?

I'd also suggest some sort of break between your A/N and the beginning of your story: it makes it easier to distinguish between the two.

Aside from that, this is wonderful! I look forward to an update.


Author's Response: Thank you! I enjoy getting complaits because it not only proves that people are human but it makes me better as a writer...I\'ll look it over better before the next submission!

Author's Response: I thought if a word like Mate was in the place of someones name, it was supposed to be made capitalized...idk though...

 

Becoming a Dark Lord by FinalCow
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 118]

Summary: Voldemort knows it's great being the Dark Lord; it's a position he wants to keep. But even the most malevolent maniac can't stand when the forces of fashion conspire against him! A tale of organized mayhem.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Substance Abuse

Word count: 23621 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/30/07 Updated: 04/05/08


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 05/30/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1: Snape, The Laundry Boy

Good lord...



Fetching the Dark Lord's boxers?



Such a fitting job for Snape. I love it! :D

Author's Response: Thanks, it does fit him well.

 

Summary:

He was Muggle-born, a Hufflepuff, and a slob. Andromeda Black could not understand why a boy with messy hair and untidy ways was so popular until she realised no one enjoyed life like Ted Tonks. It wasn't a secret that he liked her...and she didn't like his girlfriend.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1988 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/03/07 Updated: 04/03/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 04/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"I don't like your girlfriend."
His eyes widened. Her face started to burn. "I think you need a new one," she whispered.


That's just about the awesomest thing I've ever read! Wonderful job!

Author's Response: I am so happy you liked it! The song is so catchy, especially those lines. It stuck in my head and, although I don\'t make everything into a HP story, this seemed tailor-made! :)

 

Almost Me Again by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 443]

Summary: Harry Potter disappears immediately after defeating Lord Voldemort, and the circumstances all point to him being dead. But when has Harry ever been known to just roll over and die? Join Harry on a journey of self-discovery to find the family he never knew he had.

Post-Hogwarts H/G

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 58359 Chapters: 14 Completed: No
Published:
04/07/07 Updated: 10/31/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 05/04/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2: Job Interview

“I’m in uniform, idiot,”



Only Dudley could be that impossibly stupid. :D

Author's Response: I thought everybody might like that one. It\'s just so like Dudley to see Harry\'s face and completely ignore everything else in his hurry to do him bodily harm.

 

Brighter Morning by greengecko
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 80]

Summary: Harry wakes up in an unfamiliar house with an unfamiliar son. Harry's son, Arthur, must overcome his Muggle background to help his father regain the life he lost track of fifteen years before.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 69522 Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/07 Updated: 09/08/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 05/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: One Morning in Little Whinging

Poor Arthur!

It's so hard not to feel sorry for him!



This is an excellent story--one of the most original ideas I've seen in a while. I like how you brought Snape in. Hopefully he turns out to be more helpful than the toerag we all know him to be. :D

Author's Response: I\'m glad you think it original. I\'ve been told it is also cliché, but that only made me want to tackle it properly all the more so.

 

The Common Room Fire by ciscomom
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: After a physically and emotionally draining day, Ron and Hermione find themselves alone with their thoughts - and each other - in front of the common room fire.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1509 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/30/07 Updated: 05/01/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 05/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww!



Absolutely adorable. I love it!

 

Then Somebody Bends by lucilla_pauie
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 131]

Summary: -- Now an entry to the Hermione Granger Big Bang: Completion forthcoming in 2011 (no updates 'til then)

Life is so fickle.

Full of bends and surprises. Just when you think everything is settled and quiet, something arises, something that makes you feel what you never dreamed you would feel, and face what you don’t even realize you need to face.

And just as unexpectedly, these bends arch to a happy ending...if we tweak them.

Sequel to ‘To Love Life Again’. Let me take you back to Ireland with Andrei and Hermione, but will they stay? Something, somebody, is calling them to England.

Andrei becomes Draco Malfoy again. Sparks and verbal sparring fly again. All because of one little girl called Lucie.

Hermione Granger never does anything halfway. And Draco is a Slytherin in touch with his instinct of using all his options for his ends.

They understand each other. And with this kind of understanding, comes some confusions and delusions. But just when you seem so certain, then somebody bends...



Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 59227 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
Published:
06/15/07 Updated: 07/22/09


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 07/15/07 Title: Chapter 3: “But now he’s dear...”

Aww--I love it when Draco lets his mushy, sweet side out of the box.

And Hermione, the one girl who seems to fear nothing, is afraid of flying? How perfect. :D

Author's Response: That\'s her endearing trait, isn\'t it, Mel? I just couldn\'t resist using it here. I hope I don\'t make Draco too mushy, but I\'m glad I seem to have gotten the right level...Thanks, dear!

 
Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: “There’s something sweet, and almost kind…”

:D

You made a sequel...I think you might be my new favorite person.

I have one question though.

This line: "....and righted himself while Draco gasped and rubbed his neck" sounds a bit like the part in, oh, I forget which book it is now that I'm trying to think of it, where McGonagall slips and ends up half-choking Hermione? If so, brilliant! And if not, I love the mental image it gives me! (and I'll feel very stupid if you've already answered this question in another review--i never read them until I've read the chapter they pertain to...don't need people unknowingly giving things away...:) )

Author's Response: I never read reviews either! At least, those that aren\'t mine! *giggles* Thanks, Melissa! And oh, I didn\'t think about that particular scene when I wrote this, but now you mention it, it\'s uncanny! That was Professor McGonagall in GOF, sliding from the water from Peeves\'s water balloons. She grabbed Hermione. :) Fancy making that happen to Draco too!

 
Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: “There’s something sweet, and almost kind…”

Oh dear--somewhere in that rambling paragraph down there I'd planned on asking if the similarity between your line and the other was intentional...somehow I forgot to sleep that in amongst the babble. :D

Author's Response: No, it wasn\'t intentional. I just remembered now that you recounted it. ^_^ What I intended to show here was the new Draco, who didn\'t retaliate in the least when someone strangled him.

 
Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 2: "...But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined!"

Here's to hoping Draco's/Andrei's sister wasn't blessed with his temperament.

And you named her Lucilla. That makes me smile.

Author's Response: I will make no assurances. *grins* Thank you again, Melissa! And well, it was just too tempting to name her after moi. But it has an explanation, don\'t leave my egotistical self!

 

Never Meant to Be by GryffindorGoddess
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 44]

Summary: In the wake of the final battle, Ron is murdered and Hermione’s life is torn to pieces. When she finds out that Ron left her something before he died, her world turns upside down. Now she and Harry find temporary comfort in a flawed love that was never meant to be, and therefore could never last.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 20673 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/26/07 Updated: 09/22/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: 'Til Death Do Us Part

It's not fair to make us poor readers cry on the first chapter. The first chapter! But it takes a great writer to achieve a reaction like that, so in some strange way, it's a compliment.

This is wonderful so far. I can't wait to read to the rest.

Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you so much for the compliment, D.E.! Sorry I made you cry though =/ The next chapters are less sad and more actual angst, so hopefully you won\'t cry. But I don\'t know, those are kinda sad too.... I hope to submit the second chapter soon! :D Looking forward to seeing you around these parts. *hugs* ~GG

 

The Weasley War by lucilla_pauie
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: “Triwizard Tournament Reinstated Once Again

It seems only yesterday since yours truly has covered this same prestigious event, writes Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet reporter. The Tournament is made even more intriguing this year, a quarter of a century from the last one, by the presence of members of one influential Wizarding family in all three schools. The Granger-Weasleys have moved to France five years after the war to assist heading Gringotts’ branch of Treasury across the channel with the Delacour-Weasleys. Meanwhile, Percy Weasley have been in self-exile somewhere in Northern Europe since before the victorious end of the war after his father Arthur Weasley’s tragic demise. And of course, we know how the rest of the Weasleys and Weasley-Potters hold sway at Hogwarts. The Igniting of the Goblet of Fire was made colourful by the arrival of Howlers to members of the Weasley family. They each received dire orders not to enter.

However, if the last Tournament was any inclination of the determination of entrants...we may be assured we will have a Weasley War...cont. pg.3...”

A Triwizard Tale for the Summer Challenge, writes LucillaJoanna, Hufflepuff Correspondent.



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 27104 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/04/07 Updated: 08/06/07


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 03/23/11 Title: Chapter 5: III. The Choice Three; II. The Weasley War; I. Clay Cup

So I definitely read this one backwards...but I like it better that way. I love the way it flows even when you don't read it in order. Something might be a little confusing at first, but then it's explained, in a lovely way, as always. I want to try reading it in order now, just because. I love you take on the Weasley's. I love how they're always rowdy, but still sweet and loving and so caring about every member of their family. It's wonderful. :)

 

Looking and Seeing by fawkes_07
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 178]

Summary: Set in a world where HBP and DH never unfolded, Draco Malfoy finds himself facing an unnerving challenge: making peace with Hermione Granger.

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 28346 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
Published:
04/20/08 Updated: 01/31/11


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 04/24/09 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Ok, after spending almost two hours reading the last 18 chapters, all in one go, I can honestly say I've never enjoyed a Dramione fic as much as I'm enjoying this one. You are fabulous (and I mean that in the least creepy-stalker way possible). Your writing is wonderful, and I absolutely love the personalities you've created. I can't wait to see what's coming next. :D



Author's Response: *blush* awww, thanks. I haven't had much time for fanfic lately but I'm hoping to get back to these stories soon.

 

Sin by SexY_LydZ
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 32]

Summary:

‘Thou shalt not sin’ – Bible

Yeah, right.

Sirius knows what he wants and he’s not afraid to chase it. She makes him feel more than he’s ever felt before, but getting what he wants may cause him more heartache than he ever imagined. Thus begins a thrilling game, a game of vice and virtue, of betrayal and affection, of sin and atonement.

The forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 33975 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/09/08 Updated: 06/06/09


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 03/16/09 Title: Chapter 5: Wrath

Am I allowed to whap both Sirius and Caris across the back of the head? I just want to shove them both back together and tell them to stop being idiots... :P

Author's Response: So do I, so do I. Unfortunately, then I wouldn't have a story :D

 

Summary: It's Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But his little sister, Kata Potter, still has a year to go. She's still in Little Whinging. And nothing is the same. Her brother is gone, her friends have changed, and she's been told to trust no one. All Kata has left is an assignment from her teacher: find and catalog the twenty things that make her world go 'round. Maybe Kata's too young for the magic, but she's going to have her own adventures... adventures that will take her from Little Whinging to London, a police station, the back of a train, a stage with a bright light... and maybe even to Hogwarts itself.

Twenty Things is a story about finding yourself, your friends, your secrets, and your past, and hacking it all into some sort of future.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 73838 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
Published:
01/20/09 Updated: 01/29/12


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 03/09/11 Title: Chapter 10: The Car Crashes and Broken Bones That Change Our Lives

I wouldn't rewrite the first chapters, if I were you. They're wonderful, and I'm not just saying that to be nice. I really like this fic--I always glance over the 'most recent' section, and your title hooked me in, and once I read the description, I knew I had to read it...so glad I did!

Kata's amazing. I love her personality, especially that snarky-sarcastic streak she's got going. I totally understand her on that point, being a bit like that myself. I love the way you've intertwined bits from the actual books, but still from Kata's p.o.v.--it just proves how well this fic fits with the books. I love it :D. I can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Garsh, I'm smiling so big now, I feel like a dork... I just love reviews like that. The only reason I'm thinking about reworking the first few chapters is that-- because certain chapters have taken a while to be uploaded-- my writing style has changed a lot over the coarse of this story. Which I'm sure you noticed. But nothing would change, plot-wise, because I actually am going somewhere with all this nonsense... I swear I am... Kata's smiling, too. This is because she's ten, and doesn't understand the difference between 'that reader thinks I'm amazing' and 'I am the coolest thing in the universe'. :) My goal is to get chapter eleven up by the end of the month, so keep readin'! ~Eva~

 

It Was You by colormelove
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Hermione would never be able to forget the first boy she ever fell in love with. But after a sudden disappearance, she thought she would never see him again. But what if that same boy had been right under her nose for the past six years and she never even knew it, that fate had brought them back together, will they be able to put their past differences apart to bring their past love back together again.

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1379 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
03/11/09 Updated: 03/14/09


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 03/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a great start! I'm excited to see what happens next. :D

 

Every Little Flower by underthestagelights
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Rising Death Eater and Slytherin sixth year Lucifer Pella never really counted on falling in love. What was love but a messy, hurtful affair that had left her with more regrets than anything? But then she met Hillary, and all her pre-conceived ideas disappeared. Hillary is everything Lucifer would want in a significant other. "It's like someone had reached into my heart and photocopied my secret desires."

But Hillary's a Gryffindor, and not just a Gryffindor, but the daughter of two famous Aurors, killed three summers ago by Death Eaters. While slowly falling for this sunny girl, Lucifer is ascending through the ranks of Lord Voldemort's army, and there's no turning back once you're a Death Eater...

Set in the Marauder's Era, during Lord Voldemort's first rise to power.

Warnings: Mentions of abuse, character death, mild profanity, some sexual situations, and slash.

Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 2408 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
03/16/09 Updated: 05/21/09


Reviewer: Darkness Enshrouds Signed
Date: 03/17/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a wonderful start! Only the first chapter and I'm already hungry for more :D



Author's Response: Hey, thank you! :D I'm working on the second chapter right now. Frankly, I'm super excited about this myself. (:

 
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