Summary: James Potter's once privileged and sheltered life alters dramatically as Lord Voldemort increases his stronghold on Great Britain. While a rational but brilliant Transfiguration teacher, a grieving socialite mother, a star-gazing, forest-dwelling centaur, and a host of other characters contemplate the vicious and constant conflict between Good and Evil, James embarks on a dangerous life fuelled by passion, love, anger and blood...
Things can only get redder.
Chapter 20 is up, and it's been nominated for the Quicksilver Quills!
This must not surprise you anymore because I know that people still drop by fanfiction.net reading and reviewing your chapters and imploring you to update. So here's my bid too, on this website where I first read your story that has stuck in my mind, the lines of which I have repeated to myself and laughed, that I have come to read again to refresh the memory of what I joy it was.
If you are reading this, we are still here.
Summary: “You were the first thing they took from me,” whispered Sirius. “My only happy memory. I haven’t thought of you in fourteen years.”
“And I’ve had to think about you everyday. For fourteen years,” said Miriam, darkly. Her voice trembled. “I win.”
Miriam Daniels had lost everything she’d ever loved the day Sirius Black was sentenced to a life in Azkaban. Now, years later, she needs to find the strength to accept a past drastically different from the one that she had just begun to acknowledge as truth. Will the most celebrated Healer in England be able to nurse back to health a broken heart and shattered dreams? Or will a secret kept locked away for fourteen years drive Miriam even further away from the man who once adored her?
A/N: A/R with aspects of MWPP-era-ness! I hope you like it!
NEW CHAPTER! I really hope you enjoy it.
Just moments ago I happened to stumble across your reply to my review some months ago… after reading it, I’ll say: first of all apology accepted, even though we don’t want u to apologize for an delay because since I have written a couple stories myself, I can absolutely understand how busy life can be.
I, however, would like to say sorry if I tried to hurry you in any way. It’s just that I’m so *sobs* stuck up at this story, I cant help myself!
I have searched for months to find an absolutely mind-blowing Sirius-OC fiction, and I think it’ll take at least a million years to get this one out of mind now that I finally have my hands on it!
What I suggest is that maybe u update ur author page with an approximate date.
Your response also made my throat constrict, oh u poor…
I don’t noe if my suggestions will help u much but I’d do it anyway.
Crickette I think, you should let Miriam moan a bit more and then get Sirius out of the pensieve. I sometimes see myself picturing Sirius looking at Miriam with a mixture of accusation and apology… because it is his fault as much as it is hers. But since I have no idea where you have hidden the child *glares mockingly* I cannot be specific in plot bunnies… I however would love to have Miriam tell her story face to face to Sirius and him not getting to know through the pensieve. This time u could really give Miriam a break down and then show us how really mind-blowing Sirius can be. *winks*
Your story since the start was unique and very well written, as much as I want it to continue forever, you could give it an end in maybe six or seven more chapters with a simple loving couple ending. I assure you, with the way you write and combined with ur talent for descriptions and characterization, Fool Me Once is probable one of the best fic on MNFF!
We all love you! Keep up ur brilliant work!
I hope if my suggestions did not help at least my words encouraged you.
P.S: Fool Me Once is nominated in the OC romance category for QSQ! I hope u win! Cheers for Crickette
Crickette, trust me i read the reviews of angry, anxious and loyal reviewers and i kinda feel that u must atleast answer to any of us...
u cant possibly be stopping at this stage. annoying a sirius fan can turn into a big rebel...
its one of the best fic i read though... i first night i read it... lets say you kept me awake the whole night wondering about barking dogs, leather coats and astronomy… no charms classes. Hehe
plz ... do something abt this...
Author's Response: Alright. You\'ve got me. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Here\'s the thing: I knew where I wanted this story to go. I\'ve got it all planned out, almost every detail in my head. But this one chapter caught me. I had my destination in mind and was completely displeased with how I had planned to get there. Should Miriam go busy herself at the hospital or what? So instead I buried myself into my studies at college and tried to ignore the pang of guilt I felt each time I received a review. I\'ve heard your annoyance, your plea\'s, the questions, the anger, the frustration, and the feelings of betrayal, and did my best to ignore it all. I\'m so sorry. Can I possibly make it up to you all? Maybe by updating? Which I have. With a new chapter. After all this time I\'d love to hear what you all think. And again: I\'m sorry.
Summary: One night will always be remembered in the world of Harry Potter. There was one night that started it all — a Dark Lord was defeated, a friendship was broken, and a child was left an orphan, yet hailed as a hero at the same time. The night of All Hallow’s Eve is recounted once again in this tale.
I know what you are thinking. Anyone would think the same thing. You want to hear the story, the tale, from the very beginning. You want to know exactly what happened on that Halloween night of 1981.
Very well. I can tell you about the one night that I will never forget — the night of 31 October, nearly sixteen years ago.
The curse caused my body to feel as if it was burning in the intense fires of hell I don't think though, this is the way Voldemort of all people would describe the pain of being hit by the killing curse. He is one who does not ackowledge a life after death least of all a place that is definitely destined for him after all he's done to humanity.
Summary: 2009 QSQ Awards Winner for Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Before the chosen one was ever born, his parents had to meet, fall in love, and defy Voldemort three times. Easier said than done. Things were never easy for Harry Potter's parents, but it gets a whole lot harder when Death Eaters kidnap Lily. This is the story of Lily and James, the trials they face, and how James finally wins Lily's heart. (pre-Deathly Hallows)
“I’ll always protect you.”
YOU DIDNT JUST DO THAT!
oh my god... they were doing so good together. did that moron have to kiss the girl. and i hate Andy too.
and your punishment MagEd, would be to update the next chapter asap.
Author's Response: Well then I better update ASAP, shouldn\'t I? Thanks for the review.
Summary: One-Shot, no ships, mild violence, some strong language, slight suggestion of alcohol abuse.
Sirius Black has been locked away in Azkaban for twelve years, only to escape and be locked away again in the house of his father's, locked away with only an unrecognisable friend and haunting memories for company. The memories can never be erased, the guilt can never be forgotten. But when you have lost everything there is to loose, there has to be something - someone - out there to gain.
a good friend can comfort you...a great friend can understand you...but only a true friend can bring you back
They are the work of the talented J. K., who, by the way, I am NOT.
well, not sure about Jo, but u're certainly VERY talented, buddy!
i picked it up on FullofLife's fav list, so i guess u could thank her, cuz i'm too glad of having laid my hand on this wonderful piece of work.
excellent emotions, specially when sirius rcalls all those lines said to him by James.
*skips off to ur author page*
Author's Response: :D thankyou!! thanks so much for your review, I\'ll be grinning for serveral hous now, lol. glad you enjoyed it :)
Summary: On Valentines Day when Lily and James are in their seventh year, Lily is waiting anxiously for James's annual embarrassing Valentine. But maybe this year it won't be what she expects ...
corny? hmm... i ABSOLUTELY loved it. keep it up.
actually the thing is the bigger jerk James tries to be, the more we like him.
a job well done
Author's Response: What a nice review! I know it\'s corny. I love corny-ness. (I was going to say corn, but that just sounds weird). I think if James wasn\'t a jerk, no one would love him anymore. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: The trio continue their search for the final horcrux, but will they end up finding it in somewhere they never expected?
wow... i just love it. i hope the real story never ends like this, but i certainly love the way you describe the feeling of missing out something. i think many people are able to associate with that feeling.
very well expressed. keep writing
Summary: In post-war England, the Ministry of Magic is closing Azkaban Prison, and prisoners are being released to family members. What will happen to Severus Snape, who has no family? Hermione Granger has a notion of what can be done.
this story gives me a real break from good stories because this one is brilliant!
its written with a difference and i like that. i want hermione to come in contact with severus very soon. keep it up
Summary: [LJ oneshot] Every year, Lily has denied James what he wanted: to date Lily. Now Lily feels the same way, but has she wasted all of her chances? [to Breathe by Michelle Branch]
blew my mind away... i love the way james shushs lily. the corny the better. Hey! its a compliment. keep it up *wink*
Author's Response: Aww, James. <3 Lol. Thanks! :)
Summary: Severus Snape's house receives some unusual visitors. Here be Deathly Hallows Spoilers - huge great enormous ones. You have been warned! :-)
three cheers for you. very well written indeed. and also how harry says the red haired woman would be his mother. some humor such as from ron was very welcomed. looking for more... tc
Author's Response: Thank you for the kind review. At the moment this is very much a one-shot, but I may return to it in the future. There is a semi-companion piece up entitled No Cure for Love.
Summary: “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.”
A late night stroll to clear the mind leads to an unlikely conversation between two friends, where walls that have spent years being built up are suddenly torn down.
Edit: Nominated for "Best Non-Canon Romance" in the 2008 QSQ Awards
what worked? hmm... EVERYTHING, buddy! Everything worked... it was just AWESOME...
mysterious and like you said with a certain level of innocense. very beautifully written that touched a string in my heart... i take it as a treat to sirius fans... also provided a break from sappy romance and brings new meaning to friendship and emotions of a very rare kind...
JUST LOVED IT!
Author's Response: Thanks so very much, Padfoot Patronus, for the wonderful review. I\'m SO happy to hear you felt it worked!
A treat to Sirius fans, you say? *Loves Sirius, so figures that\'s a very good thing*
Thanks, once again.
Summary: "My thoughts settled for a while as I set my sight on the vast water. Its overwhelming nature made me feel small, a feeling I wasn’t fond of and usually tried to suppress. "
Ginny slips away to reflect.
one simple word: touching.
Small is a very small portrayal of your evident talent in wriitng. keep it up.
Summary: It's Christmas and Teddy feels lonely. Maybe his godfather can help?
u very nice idea... but could've been written even better i suppose...
teddy being the son of excellent parents that he is, i dont think will view their sacrifice in such a manner... it seems to me as if u've just let Remus' fears in DH come true... it wuld have ben fun to noe how the opposite happens and Harry still gifts the map to Ted... and one other reviewer is right to mention that u do need a beta... marauder's conversation was unique and engaging...
Author's Response: Thank you very much for reviewing! I chose to make Teddy view his parents in such a manner because (from my experience at school) when you\'re about 11/12/13 years old, it\'s really the time that you want to be like everyone else, you just want to belong and not be different because there\'s a lot of group pressure at that age. I guess most people have to be a bit older to be proud of their individuality and their differences. .... I\'m glad you liked the Marauders\' conversation - they\'re my favourite HP characters. And yes, I will go looking for a beta.
Summary: Sirius stares into the pale, narrow face that so resembles his own, and thinks that if he weren’t so well acquainted with the basic features, he would not recognise his brother at all.
The last meeting of the Black brothers.
Sirius will never be anything less than an arrogant prat! But that’s why we love him, right Trinsy?
I liked it so much… excellent emotions and very beautifully expressed. The best parts were how u tell us that each of the Marauders react to Sirius’ decision and the *best best* part was the fear etched in the eyes… that James, Sirius and Regulus all have them…
Suggestion: you might wanna write a one-shot after Regulus dies and when Sirius’ gets to know about it. I promise I’ll be the first to review it… and so goes this fic on my favorite list!
Keep it up cuz ur writing keeps getting better…
P.S: I will never forgive u for giving Jocelyn a husband other than Sirius… *wink*
Summary: As war rages around them, Remus and Tonks are pulled along with the tide. New, prejudical laws are passed, and the couple must take drastic action in order to stay together. When the climactic battle arrives, Tonks must make an impossible, heartbreaking choice. Follow the couple through the timeframe of Deathly Hallows. DH spoilers abound!
As the outline has expanded, the originally intended three chapters of this story have turned into twelve chapters of R/T goodness. :-)
Chapter 6 has been sumitted!
Trust me buddy, my stomach was already in knots before Tonks even woke up. I loved how u showed that she was very possessive of him. Cuz usually guys are like that but the gesture was well suited to whatever she went through the year before.
Remus was charming and for once *glares mockingly at the werewolf* had some sense, in spite of the fact that it was half through the night!
After submitting this, I’ll first press the favourite tab and then go check out ur author page… *ties her fingers together… and prays there is more stuff for her to read*
Keep it up… very well done!
Author's Response: I <3 charming Remus. I just know that he would be the best man in the world to Tonks, if he would stop thinking so much. *Sigh* I suppose everyone has to have a flaw. Thanks for the favorite add! I\'ll be heading over your way soon to check out your stories.
first of all, i didnt see that quote from last time, or did i just miss it? and then where do u say is the inconsistency of timeline. with oyur narration, i didnt even think about it.
okay, back to business then, hehe. i must say the pace of the chapter was slow *coughs* and there was no significant racing of my heart beat. HOWEVER, i'd love it if u could comment on this a bit:
Andromeda choked a little, wiped her eyes, then looked up into her husband’s eyes. “It’s not enough,” she whispered. Tonks got the feeling that they were having a very private conversation that had nothing to do with her mother’s crying or her beauty.
the parting of remus and tonks was VERY original and realistic. i'd have hated him though, if i didnt love him as much as tonks does *grins*
also, though a bit of remus' eagerness to visit tonks' parents left unexplained. or was it because he had been planning to leave all along, perhaps ted's move was just a trigger for him?
the next quote is as heart-wrenching as its precedor *sighs dramatically*
*winks* keep it up and update as soon as you can!
another good one...
Author's Response: The inconsistency in the timeline is only in that Ted actually leaves well after Remus does. In DH, when Harry overhears Ted talking with Dean and the Goblins, he mentions that he left home about a week prior. Harry\'s been camping out for awhile, and had his encounter with Remus well before that, so my story is slightly AU in that respect. But I loved my chapter far too much to change it. The comments that Andromeda makes to Ted as he\'s leaving are something between the two of them, possibly a reference to everything that they had to go through when they first fell in love. It\'s one of those things that kids may never notice about their parents, which is why Tonks doesn\'t quite understand the moment that her parents are sharing. In my original plans, Remus was eager to get Tonks to her parents so that she could be comforted by them when he left. However, as the chapter developed, I decided it would be much better if Ted inadvertently encouraged Remus\'s reasons for leaving. The thought had been there all along, but Ted\'s arguments for leaving justify it. Glad you\'re enjoying!!
Nice one, Rebekah. I like Tonks' anticipation, which makes a character in her situation believable.
The humour in the first paragraph was welcomed. The story is filling in the gaps and perfectly and I'm waiting eagerly for more. Nice job.
i had no idea that the quote u posted last time was said by tonks rather than umbridge... it was very touching how tonks says it (possessive of her child... *hums* I like it) and i'm happy to be wrong.
the best part was how remus reacts at tonks' news...
and the worst part... hmm... well rard there is a worst part too, u noe... and that is the quote for the next chapter...
*wails* please dont do this to me! if i'm correct remus is obviously leaving them then and i noe u've never heard this before... but really... u can delay writing the next chapter for as long as u want...
please DONT update...
and let me enjoy the love this loving couple share before u decide to snatch them apart with the power of ur pen!!!
absolutely loved it! keep it up...
P.S: just kidding abt the update, buddy!
i reread it...
the quote i mentioned may not necessarily be said by remus... is it said by ted?
*shakes her head* it is said by ted, i think... oh Merlin...
i have changed my mind really... u NEED to update!
Author's Response: I appreciate the fervor of your arguments! I\'m glad you\'re getting into it. :-)