MuggleNet Fan Fiction
Harry Potter stories written by fans!
Nymphea [Contact]

nymphéa: French for water lily, because Lily is one of my favorite characters :)
and pronounced NAM-fay-AH

[Report This]

Stories by Nymphea [6]
Favorite Authors [0]
Favorite Stories [5]
Nymphea's Favorites [5]
Reviews by Nymphea

The Curtain Call by Amelia Bedelia

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 421 Reviews
Summary: James and Lily spend their summers together producing plays, though neither are happy about the presence of the other. With James, as the set designer, and Lily, as the actress, tensions run high.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 12/31/07 Title: Chapter 11: Act 1, Scene 5

Idea you've probably already had and decided yes/no to but I want to say anyway: I think Peter should get sick or something on opening night so James can take his place in the play. He's definitely a better actor ;)

Author's Response: Well, I\'ve certainly thought about that aspect of the story... but you\'ll have to wait and see what decision I made when the time comes!\r\n\r\nThanks for reviewing!\r\n\r\nYours truly,\r\nAmelia Bedelia

Things Aren't Always Black and White by padfootsgirl1981

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 392 Reviews
2009 QSQs: Runner-up: Best Romance - Other Character Story

Add together one ladies' man, one Quidditch player, one werewolf, and one soon-to-be traitor. Then, mix in one imaginative idiot, one fiery redhead, one clever Ravenclaw, and one blonde artist. Stir counterclockwise until trouble occurs, and you are dealing with one of the best-loved group of friends in Hogwarts history. Follow the story of the four Marauders and four equally troublesome girls. See them deal with their first encounters of love, sorrow, heartache… and Death Eaters. How will these future Order members cope with the ordeals that life throws at them? Will love blossom in what was once thought a highly unlikely place? What do you do when the person you care about most in the world doesn’t seem to notice you at all? Will a well-kept secret shatter the foundations of a seven-year friendship? Follow the lives of these friends through their last year at school to the dramatic final battle with Lord Voldemort two decades later.

Warnings are for later chapters, and any sexual situations are very minor.

Chapter Twenty Two: "The Snakes Strike" is in the queue. Excerpt:

Perfume filled his nostrils as Emma walked passed and Rosier’s gaze lingered on her bare, pale legs as the group headed outdoors. “Don’t you just love summer?” he inquired of Regulus, a hungry sneer lighting his face.

“This is ridiculous,” Regulus announced in a furious whisper, “we’re never going to get them alone!”

“Have faith, Black,” commanded Rosier smoothly. “Girls are well renowned for their desire for girly chats. I’m sure they’ll slip off the shackles of their chaperones soon enough.”

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 03/08/10 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 22 - The Snakes Strike

I really hope Kirsty and Emma tell someone what happened. Too often sexual assault goes unreported.

Purely By Accident by Padfoot101

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 22 Reviews
Summary: We all know that James and Lily end up together. But how did it really begin. Find out how the couple came to be during their seventh year when Lily finally falls for James purely by accident.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love it!

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love it!

The One I Love by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 25 Reviews
Summary: Lily Evans loves Severus Snape. She's even on her way to break up with James. But that may all change when she hears what James has to say...
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/29/07 Title: Chapter 1: The One I Love

Aww...it makes me feel really bad for Snape. Great story!

Author's Response: Haha, thank you. Just don\'t feel too sorry for Snape. :)

Tainted by infinitelyrare

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 48 Reviews
Summary: She is wrong. She is wrong in so many ways, so many ways, in every way imaginable. I am with Lily; she is my girlfriend, I am her boyfriend - but she will never be my Lily. She’ll always be his and even she knows it as she entwines her hand with mine. [CHAPTER 3 REPOSTED!]
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/09/07 Title: Chapter 3: 03. stalemate

I really enjoy reading this story; however, I had hoped that there would be slight shift in tone as you changed pov. Bertram's voice is very formal, which I think fits perfectly in the story, but James I imagine as more playful. I love how you write, though...thank you for the story so far!

For Want of a Better Word by spilledpotion

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 36 Reviews
Summary: Feeling the pangs of unrequited teenage love, a certain Gryffindor decides to try to send a love letter to someone special. Surprisingly enough, this story is actually not as predictable as it sounds. =)
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 08/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

I thought it was James when I started reading, b/c I had just finished a James/Lily fic, but when I got to the line about Herbology I figured it out. Very Neville-esque (except for the fact that it's to ol' Millie) and funny!

Author's Response: Thank you, I\'m glad you thought it was funny. =)

Vertigo by Lioness06

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 149 Reviews
Summary: Lily liked stability and security in her life. As Lily enters into her seventh year at Hogwarts, she’s eager to be surrounded once again by the same friends, students, classes, professors, and rules. Instead she finds her thoughts in disorder and feelings toward a particular Gryffindor student whirling dizzyingly around in her mind. It all started, and where this story begins, at the end of Lily’s sixth year where an unexpected conversation brings to light new information.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 10/18/07 Title: Chapter 7: Sic erat in fatis

I could ramble on and on with what Robert Frost calls "crude enthusiasm," but I'll try to be more specific. I love the way you developed James' character. I also love the epilogue that summarizes the rest of their lives; it brings so much humanity to Lily's last moments, knowing what thoughts ran through her mind. Her conclusion about Voldemort is fantastic--and that images of times with James run through her mind is especially powerful. Thank you for your accuracy according to DH. The characters are all very realistic, and I loved reading this story.

Author's Response: I love rambling reviews ;) -- so feel free to ramble, hehe! Anyway I\'m glad you liked the epilogue. Even though the whole story didn\'t completely regard DH (since it was written before book came out), I figured the death scene I could keep accurate. I had lots of fun with James\'s character and developing him, so I\'m glad you liked my take on James and the way he changed. Thanks so much for your comments and I\'ll be continuing writing other stories - so hopefully you can check those out when I\'ve posted them.

The Only One He Ever Loved by Salem

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 38 Reviews
Summary: The story of what happened between Lily Evans and Severus Snape their fifth year.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/22/07 Title: Chapter 3: Sneaky Sneak Attacks

You're doing such a good job with the characterization! This could have come right out of "The Prince's Tale". It's so well thought-out and true to how I imagine the characters!

Taxicab Conversations by cto10121

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 103 Reviews
Summary: James Potter is about to give up his pursuit of his six-year crush, Lily Evans. But will he change his mind after an enlightening conversation with an understanding taxicab driver? One-shot, R&R!!


“Have you ever fallen in love?” James asked hesitantly.


“Have you ever loved her with all your heart and soul?”


“Have they never requited your love?”


“Have you ever thought of giving them up?”

“Yep. Did it too. Was without a doubt the worse mistake I’ve made in me bloody life.”

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: Taxicab Conversations

I LOVE the ending! My favorite part during the story was when the cab driver said "yup" several times--it had a really nice rhythm and flow to it. But when I got to the end-- OH MY GOODNESS I loved that it was Harry! Thank you for writing!

Author's Response: I have a strange sense of deja vu...but anyways, thanks for reviewing, and the other people who reviewed but didn\'t get a response because I was too lazy to.

Secret Boxes by megan_lupin

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 20 Reviews Past Featured Story
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
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/02/08 Title: Chapter 1: Secret Boxes

The connection between Lily and Sirius makes sense here. Their relationship doesn't last beyond the kiss, but it was a kiss they both needed. I love the way you describe it:
It was a brief kiss, like one that is shared more between close friends than actual lovers, but it was enough for that night.
I was a little hesitant about reading a Sirius/Lily fic, but you wrote it exactly as it should be. This was beautiful.

Pieces by lowveldgirl

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 25 Reviews
Summary: James Potter is determined to make his last year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry unforgettable, one for the history books, but the war with Voldemort weighs heavily on his mind. As he works to help bring about an end to the scourge that has plagued the wizarding world for many years Lily Evans starts to see him for the man he has become instead of the boy he used to be.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/06/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

more! more! more!
But I do think it's possible for Lily to notice that James is extremely good-looking and still think he's annoying...she would, I think, be confident enough in her own ability not to like people just based on their looks to acknowledge that James is handsome.
Can't wait for the next chapter!

Getting The Girl by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 33 Reviews
Summary: Lily Evans, so prone to fear for the worst, has no idea what to expect when James asks her to meet him. Maybe heartbreaking news or maybe the best in her life....

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Getting The Girl

hmmm... it seemed like Lily was a little dull not to pick up on what was going on... but I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for all your fics.

Author's Response: Haha, yeah. I guess I was hoping to make her less-dim by showing why she thinks the worst. Thank you!! :D

One Last Goodbye by Malika Potter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 29 Reviews
Summary: *Deathly Hallows Spoilers*

What if Harry had a chance to tell Ginny how he felt before his walk into the forest that occurred in the last chapters of Deathly Hallows? What would he say to her? Oneshot.

(Alternate Universe because this scene didn't actually happen)

Please Read and Review! Lots of reviews make for a happy author!

The sequel to this story is called To See Him Again

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love it. That chapter, "The Forest Again," was so powerful and made me cry. This was a beautiful continuation of JKR's idea.

I Don't Want To Cry by MarauderWannabe

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 28 Reviews
Summary: Crying in the Great Hall was the last thing Ginny wanted to do.

Especially in front of the guy she loves.

Rated 3rd-5th Years for Mild Language

DH Spoilers for obvious reasons.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: I Don't Want To Cry

I really like it! (But it reminded me that I'm sad about Fred...and I realize this is a Harry/Ginny fic, but if my brother had died that would be all I could think about.)

Unrequited by R_Ravenclaw

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 82 Reviews
Summary: Everyone assumes Sirius Black has never truly cared for a girl. They're wrong. It's just that he can't do anything about it.

Sirius/Lily? Read to find out.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/05/07 Title: Chapter 4: Aftermath

Wow, this was great...I never even thought that Sirius had acted out of jealousy--but it totally makes sense. It also highlights the difference between James and Sirius' love for her too, I think: James is willing to do anything for her and for those close to her; Sirius just wants her to himself. That makes Sirius sound worse than I mean him too...oh well. Thank you for such a great story!

Author's Response: I like to think that the fact that James is slightly oblivious of just how much Snape cares for Lily is another reason he\'s so willing to save Snape and such. I\'ve always seen Sirius as a bit more Slytherin—which I\'m really trying to bring through with this fic. Thanks for the review!!

Unexpected Hope by The Scribbler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: After two hundred and eighty-seven rejections, James decides it’s about time some questions are answered. But a shocking discovery gives James one final question. Her answer provides the least expected… a sense of hope. The one-shot sequel to The Beginning.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

more! more! more! I love your interpretation of why she said no originally; it's not strictly canon but it's a great story.

Author's Response: Thank you! A great story was what I wanted to create. I guess I succeeded.

7 Ways to Win Her Heart by x_lily_evans_x

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 200 Reviews

Ah, Christmas. The season of joy and love. And Head Boy James Potter fully intends to use the loving atmosphere to his advantage by coming up with plans and using them to capture the heart of Lily Evans.

But since when do plans transfer beautifully from parchment to life?

Six plans become five, five become four, four become three, three become two, two become one, and then there are none.

Then his friends come to the rescue.

But of course.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 12/07/07 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter VII

This is great--it's lots of stories in one, the main story and all of Gemma's. I was kind of disappointed that James seemed unwilling to improvise in most of the plans, to get them back on track. But the last plan was the best; this was a great chapter!

Author's Response: Hmm, you\'ve got a point. Oh well, I\'m still glad that you liked the last chapter. And that you found it great. Thanks for the review, and thanks for sticking with this fic till the end! :D

Dark Side of the Moon by Lioness06

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 46 Reviews

In fifth year, Sirius along with James and Peter managed the difficult Animagus transformation. In fifth year, Sirius played the ‘werewolf prank’ on Snape. One was an act of loyalty, brotherhood, and friendship; the other an act of betrayal, vengeance, and recklessness. This story spanning the Marauders' fifth year will deal with both these incidents, as well as Sirius’s increasing rejection of everything having to do with ‘The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black”.

Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Garden Rebellion

"Fifteen-year-old Sirius had enough experience dealing with attractive girls that he was able to look Leila straight in the eyes without betraying any hint of desire on his side." That's my favorite line.
This is so well-written...and since you don't mind rambling, I guess I will.
I love Orion (as a character, not a person). He's more sensible than I would expect a sensible person to be. And Walburga--what an...original name. It sounds just like her. Sirius' rebellion is just like him.
I would ramble more, but I have things to do...so I can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: I\'m glad you like that line! hehe! Nope I don\'t mind rambling at all :) I didn\'t pick the name Walburga - when J.K. Rowling wrote out the Black family tree for some auction, we learned the names of Sirius\'s relatives. Thanks for leaving a review!

Parties in the Room by thesims

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Lily hates James, up until the seventh year when he finally deflates his head a little. Then she sees that he actually likes her and doesn't just want to mess around. Between the parties and him changing for once, what will Lily Evans do?

Lily is the Head Girl and James is not the Head Boy.
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 11/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Check your tenses in the first paragraph and the paragraph about spring break; they should be past to match the rest of the story.
I do think it's possible for Lily to notice that James is extremely good-looking and still think he's annoying...she would, I think, be confident enough in her own ability not to like people just based on their looks to acknowledge that James is handsome.
“It’ll be sooner than that,” and with that he ran off with Black.
Ooh, suspense! I like it! Update quickly!

Author's Response: I\'ve already submitted the second chapter, and I\'m just waiting for it to be validated. The next chapter has some humor in it, just a little though.