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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!
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Summary: This story starts during the summer between Harry's fifth and sixth year. It follows his journey from the skinny, guilt-ridden Boy Who Lived to the Man Who Would Defeat Voldemort. Some H/G and R/Hr romance. Chapter 50 is up!!!! STORY COMPLETE!!! Written pre-HBP. This story no longer follows cannon.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 140900 Chapters: 50 Completed: Yes
12/31/04 Updated: 10/18/05

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 04/26/05 Title: Chapter 37: Waiting

YAYYYY!!!!!! Thank you for keeping Mrs. Weasley alive, and thank you for the truce between Percy and the family. It was a very touching moment, and the celebrating was great. What a bittersweet time for Harry, thank goodness she's OK. I was all choked up. Wonderful! 10! Please update soon!


Between Now and Then by erikthephantom
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 724]

Summary: In this riveting sequel to the "acclaimed" Veiled Revelations, Voldemort has risen to his full strength and is threatening both the wizarding world and the muggle world in an attempt to gain total control. A small group of people - the Order of the Phoenix - are all that stand in his way. Join James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, and Lily Evans as they battle the most evil wizard the world has ever seen. (Reviews are always nice and appreciated - and Erik has rated this story 6th-7th years as a result of her incorrigible pride).

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 120076 Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
01/14/05 Updated: 09/01/06

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/30/05 Title: Chapter 16: The Woes of Mr. Potter

Siriusly, you would have to go into hiding if you stopped writing this story. I would be heartbroken! Repeat after me: "I will keep writing, I will keep writing, I will keep writing..." (Sneakily pulls out a pocket watch and waves it in front of your face and only succeeds in making herself say "I will keep reading, I will keep reading, I will keep reading...)

Author's Response: lol i already feel like i AM in hiding, what with a little dorm room and all, with a window that looks out onto a...bush... well then! i like it here, im just kidding, but im going home in a few hours and im psyched! i miss my DOGS!!!! AHHHH!! alright then.... lol, I told you i wouldn't EVER stop writing something i already have up... granted, i have stopped writing things before, but that was pre-posting days. now im in the big leagues!! Hey, while I'm here, I have a big favor to ask you all: spread the word about this story, alright? I hate to ask this, I honestly do, but I need more reviews to live. It is like fuel. I need some SIRIUS reviews to improve my writing for everything, so,... if you know someone on the web who's not read it, at least just give them a nudge, even if they hate it, it's better than nothing!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 07/04/06 Title: Chapter 32: Unforgivable

You break my heart Erik! That last paragraph (and the flashback before it) brought tears to my eyes. You are an incredibly powerful writer. As for Peter, what you write really confirms my own suspicions that he was vastly underrated. He didn't just sell out the Potters in a moment of weakness, what he did was so much worse than that. He's evil, evil, evil and I think he'll play a part in Book 7 that will make me hate him more. You write tortured Sirius so well. I hope we'll have one last moment of interaction between him and Harry before Halloween...ok, excuse me, I must go cry now.
*Shoves a rose at you before she literally runs away from her computer in tears*

Author's Response: i am sorry i made you cry! i ddint want to :( well maybe i kind of did, but that\'s beside the point. i think peter, the character, is absolutely fascinating. it\'s like Judas: how do you betray someone you loved and followed to death? no idea. could never do it, personally, so it\'s fascinating to try to imagine just how exactly that would happen. and as for harry/sirius/ aNYONE moments, oh yeah. the 2nd to last chapter (which will be chappie 33) will have many sentimental moments...or perhaps they will simply be normal moments, but made tragic by our knowledge of what lies in store... ::lifts rose and softly sings \"all i ask of you reprise\" before climbing atop a statue of Apollo and cursing (in song) into the night sky::

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 02/23/06 Title: Chapter 29: Veritas

WOO HOO! I made a contribution. YES! Umm..still loopy here. It's 15 hours later and, your response made me laugh. I know I loved owls for a reason! =) Well, hopefully we'll both make it to the Broadway version, OK, I'm going to go write now...LOOPY STYLE! (My poor fan fic!)

Author's Response: hahahaaaa perhaps your fanfic is with mine in the "neglected fics" support group BNT began about 6 months ago ;)You know, the fics get together and cry about how their authors seem to always find better things to do than finish them, heeheeeeee....oh dear

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 04/10/05 Title: Chapter 10: When Hell is Empty

I've just sat down and read your whole story and I am blown away. I love reading about this time frame, and the way you've done it...well, it's fantastic! The flashbacks work very well and I'm quite impressed with your work. I am trying to pluck up the courage to post a story of my own....but simply reading such great fiction is quite satisfying! Please update soon!

Author's Response: thank you so much!! i really appreciate the nice things you said about my story!! and PLEASE go ahead and post your own. i'm sure it'll be great and i'll send my readers your way (since they'll get no more updates for a while it seems)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/28/05 Title: Chapter 16: The Woes of Mr. Potter

Nice work! The scene with James storming into Dumbledore's must be like time traveling for Dumbledore when Harry does the same thing in OotP. I LOVE how you worked the picture into the story...but it breaks my heart how Peter is slowly betraying his friends! Flithy rat. And the scene with Lily telling James? Awww....perfect! Well, please, MNFF, update soon because we are all dying to met baby Harrry and read more of Erik's awesome writing!

Author's Response: ohh baby Harry!! Unfortunately, you'll ahve to wait till chapter 21 to get your first glimpse of the Harrster...I think 21. or 22, one of them. I'm with you though, mad, in pleading MNFF to keep the updates coming! it KILLS me to make you all wait so long!!!! ARGGH!!!! and yes, peter is the filthiest rat around, but no hope for him ,the bugger. and it must be so odd for dumbledore all the time, seeing Harry act like I know James did. Poor Dumbledore :( I have a newfound love for that man, and it's definitely going to be showing in the newer chapters. He's in them more than the Snape miester!!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 05/16/05 Title: Chapter 13: Fraternity

Great chapter, I love Lily kicking the Kelpie's butt! This is the type of Lily I like to read about. Fraternity, huh? Brotherhood? Hmmm....could this be a reference to Snivellus and Remus' working together, a secret society, if you will? Interesting. Wonderful chapter! 10!

Author's Response: brava! brava! bravissima!! you hit half of the mark. (check my response under Prongs's review for the rest). thnak you!! :)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 05/05/05 Title: Chapter 12: Severance

Wow, good chapter. I, too, like the play on words, both as Remus being separated from his friends, and as in Snape. (hiss) Well written, though I was highly suspicious of James' head in the fire, he wasn't acting like himself. But I loved Sirius in the beginning, jumping up and down, barking at the window. Wonderful!

Author's Response: exactly! yes yes yes. that was my point with chapter title! (something that came at the minute i was putting it into the queue ;) ) and we all know sirius is just a big kid anyways (something that may be tragic later on)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 02/23/06 Title: Chapter 29: Veritas

It can't be the end, it just can't be! In your world, Peter's deviousness is brought out by Remus, and he is thrown in Azkaban, and Lily and James survive, right? No? Umm... how about, Sirius manages to get Peter to confess before he transforms, and he gets to raise Harry? No again? Can Remus transformed as a werewolf and crush the rat to death? No AGAIN? Erik, you've got to give me something. At least let an owl come along and ummm, release, on his head! He deserves it! (Sorry, I'm a little loopy, no sleep last night, and I just had a very sweet review to respond to, which, in turn made me want to review you again because you are the back story GODDESS! Oh, and I finally saw Phantom of the Opera on DVD and it rocked! I'm jealous you saw it on Broadway, I've been dreaming of that since I was 12! I love how you worked it into your summaries (ahh, summaries!), you are awesome. Umm...yeah, that leads us back to the beginning of this, I'm a little loopy. LOL)

Author's Response: well i saw phantom on stage in pittsburgh- i havent made it to broadway (yet). in fact, i was not sleeping last night cos i was (GASP) writing the start of a new chapter and GUESS WHAT i have decided (after careful review) that a friendly owl WILL make an appearance in 30 and WILL drop a happy surprise on none other than peter's head!! and i mean it, too, it will be done! so WATCH FOR THAT!!!!!! and uh....that's the only amount of liberty i can take..but you never know! since JK is THE GODDESS OF THE WORLD she may see fit to contact me, a lowly demi-goddess (apparently) and tell me that YES remus sirius lily and james (and harry) live happily ever after and why am i using so many parenthesis?! I CANNOT TELL A LIE!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/17/05 Title: Chapter 15: The Second Defiance

I just had to review again to tell you that your response made me laugh SO hard. Your summaries and responses are as great as every other bit of your writing!

Author's Response: lol thank you!!! I didn't actually know that people took the time to read them!! haha, thank you, I feel special now!!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 03/31/06 Title: Chapter 30: Coucher du soleil

Oh Erik, you rock. That chapter was incredible and well worth the wait. Thank you thank you for my owl (and letting it be Sirius's idea) I laughed so hard. What a sweet shout out to me! I loved baby Harry, what a cutie! But the end, how heart wrenching. Sob! WELL DONE! (I'm so sad it's almost over though!)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 02/12/06 Title: Chapter 29: Veritas

OK, erik, your story just brought tears to my eyes. The love between Harry, James, Lily and Sirius is so touching, and I just can't imagine what they all must be thinking. It must be hard to comprehend that one of your friends is betraying you, but to not know which one to trust? Heart-wrenching! And that great dirty rat pointing his filthy paws at Remus?! Where's a hungry owl when you need one? I love Harry calling Sirius "siwi" too cute. Thoroughly well done. Take a bow. *sniffles a little, and throws a rose at the author who inspired her to write her own fan fic* P.S. I should be studying for my own course right know, but I just couldn't resist reading your updated chapter. It's a lot more interesting than Trust Operations. =P

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 02/12/06 Title: Chapter 29: Veritas

OK, erik, your story just brought tears to my eyes. The love between Harry, James, Lily and Sirius is so touching, and I just can't imagine what they all must be thinking. It must be hard to comprehend that one of your friends is betraying you, but to not know which one to trust? Heart-wrenching! And that great dirty rat pointing his filthy paws at Remus?! Where's a hungry owl when you need one? I love Harry calling Sirius "siwi" too cute. Thoroughly well done. Take a bow. *sniffles a little, and throws a rose at the author who inspired her to write her own fan fic* P.S. I should be studying for my own course right know, but I just couldn't resist reading your updated chapter. It's a lot more interesting than Trust Operations. =P

Author's Response: i inspired you to write a fanfic?! *dies* that has got to be one of the most touching things i've ever heard...especially from you, mad4sirius, since you've been around in this, my fanfic world, for quite some time. thank you! thank you! and to tell you the truth, i haven't been able to STOP thinking hp lately because the moment that i;m writing in is just so...bah! like you said "heart-wrenching". i LOVE jk i really do! and i'm sorry i made you cry. well not really seeing as that's an incredible compliment, but still!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 04/11/05 Title: Chapter 11: Prongs

HA! I am the first to review! Wonderful wonderful way to write the wedding. I was all choked up. I love the idea of Lily wearing a medieval white dress...I pictured in my head Awen (sp?)'s dress in The Return of King, after she is awoken from the battle. (I just watched that last night!) Anyways, I loved how you wrote the wedding and great chapter. Please update as soon as possible (and as soon as the mods allow!)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 05/16/06 Title: Chapter 31: The Breaking Point

Oh...I'm absolutely speechless. I'm heartbroken, I'm horrified, and I'm shocked but very impressed. Wonderfully written, and well worth the wait. Great job!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/16/05 Title: Chapter 14: Old Friends

WOO HOO! I'm so excited! I loved the chapter summary...and as for James thinking Lily's pregnant with Sirius' baby (laughed my butt off at that by the way) what can I say but typical man! Brillant! I loved it, great cliffie, but I get to go read the next chapter, which I'm doing as soon as I'm done with this, so I'll leave a better review on the next one, OK? Great job and welcome back! =)

Author's Response: lol thanks, mad4sirius! glad you enjoyed it! I must admit, I'm rather surprised that so many people enjoyed the sirius/lily pregnancy scare (now there's a ship you don't see often). thanks for the weolcome, and now I'm off to repsond to your other review ;)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/16/05 Title: Chapter 15: The Second Defiance

***Still standing and applauding*** "Bravo! Brava! Encore! ENCORE! Woo...what? It's time to review? Oh." ***Sits down and blushes*** AHEM. Great job. The scene with Dumbledore and Remus was so touching. It made my heart ache. And James, with that devil may care attitude towards Tom, you gotta love him. Sirius, (I bet you didn't know I love Sirius, what with my pen name and all, Siriusly!) rushing (as fast as he can) to the rescue when he hears....What AN AWESOME CHAPTER! And I love James' idea to throw the cloak over himself and Lily. SUPERB job. I love it! I can't wait to read more! Ok, I'm going back to applauding now. ***Pushes chair aside, stands back up, resumes applauding and throwing roses***

Author's Response: I love Remus! And I love Dumbledore! *sniff* Wait just a second Sirius? Whoa. I totally thought you were a Peter person. Where did the Sirius obsession come from?! You've been pulling the wool over my eyes, let me tell you (Sirius temporarily comes back from vacation to bonk Erik on the head). *crys as she sniffs the roses, waves to the audience, and helps put chairs back into line*

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 09/02/06 Title: Chapter 34: Finis

That was wonderful. I'm crying my eyes out, but it was beautifully written. Very very well done. I'm off to cry harder now...

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 09/13/05 Title: Chapter 17: The Return of the Prince

Oooohhhh....good one! Very interesting, and I love Luly craving spaghetti and James having NO IDEA what it is. Nasty little rat Peter, what on earth is he up to? Is he really gathering information for Dumbledore, or what? And what an evil cliffie, I need to know! Who has Remus? What will Sirius do, facing off with his brother? And how will Lily and James get out of this one? (Wow, all that needs is some cliffie music and it could be a teaser for a movie of your next chapter. Dum dum DUM) Update as soon as possible please!


Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/25/06 Title: Chapter 33: The Secret Hollow

What are you doing to me Erik?!!!!!!! What an awful awful terrible cliffie! Nice chapter, good way to condense all of that information into one chapter. It was put together nicely. It was very bitter sweet. I loved it and it broke my heart. WELL DONE!
*Throws not one but two roses in hopes of speeding the next chapter up!*

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