I'm in my mid-twenties and have been a huge HP fan since 2001. Other than all things Harry, I also love CSI, Law and Order, and singing at the top of my lungs (usually to 3 Doors Down). If you asked my co-workers they would probably state that they think I'm a bit crazy, especially when I'm dancing at my desk to my iPod...
I've loved the site for awhile and just recently got the nerves to post my own story.
I hope you enjoy Talitha, she's a creation that came to me one day when I was walking my dog up a huge hill, listening to (what else) 3DD's "You Don't Know Me", the lyrics, "You love me but you don't know who I am, I'm torn between this life I lead and where I stand" just clicked in my head and Talitha came to life!
Summary: Harry had hidden the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book in the Room of Requirement to avoid turning it over to Professor Snape. On the morning of Dumbledore’s funeral Harry goes for a quiet walk through Hogwarts and ends up back at the Room of Requirement. He goes in, thinking to retrieve the book, but leaves with something quite different.
This is a missing moment - of sorts - from HBP. It is very reflective, as Harry ponders the choices he has made, and the choices he faces. But there is a brief touch of Hogwarts quirkiness at the end as Harry experiences a poignant connection with someone he’s lost.
I was truly touched by this. I think it's the odd little thing that reminds us of those we lost that helps us move on, but never forget. It's our own special connection with that person, and I'm glad you did that for Harry. Nice work.
Author's Response: I am so happy you liked the story, and connected with it. It\'s far more reflective than action-oriented and I\'m glad you enjoyed Harry\'s connection with Dumbledore. Thank you for leaving such a nice note! ~Gina :)