Summary: Who was Lucius Malfoy's first love? Someone who stole his heart caused him more trouble than ever he expected and introduced him to romance in winter.
This story has been nominated in the hurt/comfort category in owl.tauri.org's awards for 2006 fanfics. It has also recieved a Runner-Up award for Best Romance in the Mod Quicksilver Quills.
That’s a crazy pairing, but they were so adorable. It certainly takes wonderful writing to do that (for any pairing), and this story was extremely well done, enjoyable, and very sad as well. After knowing the cruelty of Lucius Malfoy, it's hard to imagine him as anything else, but no one can truly be that black and white, can they? No one's just completely evil. Plus this fits in well with Lucius’ relationship with Narcissa, why he was so disappointed with her…b/c she really is nothing like Molly in any shape or form.
As for Bill being the son of a Malfoy, that idea would defiantly cause havoc as mentioned. It’s unlikely though, with the red hair b/c that’s a gene even more recessive than blonde. But then, we can’t give up hope can we – that mangy red could be dormant. With so few pureblood families, they’ve probably all crossed lines at some point, right? Oh jeeze, did I just become a LM/MW shipper?
Author's Response: Ah, but is it definitively stated anywhere that Bill looks anything like his family? ;) Even that he has red hair? I somehow picture that his is a little more sandy and less red than the others\', and actually canon Lucius is never said to be blonde at all -- just his wife and son are specified. I\'m always happy to see another possible LM/MW shipper! Thanks!
Summary: At some point there had to have been a choice.
The logical place to begin a story is at the point of the first decision. But what if there were no decisions? What if, at every point, there was only one possible act? What if the story simply cannot be told?
Completed (though not posted) entirely pre-DH.
Awesome chapter! I've been waiting for the trail, and I was really really hoping for it to be well done. This chapter exceeded my expectations! The proceedings seemed amazingly accurate(adding the wizard aspect and subtracting the super boring stuff). I hope this happens in real life....er canon, I mean.
Btw I love to see Minerva kick ass, especially in the presence of Umbridge.
Author's Response: Oh yes, Minerva should always do that. Thanks!
Although I'm not really a religious person (the sermon did kind of irk me), I think it's good Snape is beginning towards the path of resolving some bad/grey area deeds he's commited in the past. If there's even a glimer of hope for Snape being freed, I think he needs to do that for himself first, or he'll always remain in his own personal hell so to speak. This chapter was short (too short!) yet complete. I'm looking forward to the trial.
Anyway, on a somewhat unrelated comment, I've been waiting to catch up with your story to review. I think you're an absolutely amazing writer, and I can't put into words how much I love your Snape series. It's perfect.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks. I\'m not a religious person either, but the story demanded that this had to be here -- so here indeed it is. Commandment 11: Thou shalt not argue with the muse.
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.
Funny and a IC rarepare fic! Very nice! I can totally see Luna not being at all phased by Snape, and Snape being likewise both infuriated and intrigued by it. It's kind of difficult to imagine Luna wanted to stop traveling and 'settle down' though.
Author's Response: Yeah, it is difficult seeing Luna as an adult, but I do think it\'s fun to try. Thank you for the review!