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Someone To Watch Over Me by MagEd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1663]

Summary: Past Featured Story2009 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)

*Completed*

“I’ll always protect you.”

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 185106 Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/17/06 Updated: 01/16/09


Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 09/06/07 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 10: Peanut and Prongs

I was just rereading this chapter when I remembered how AWESOME Ted is! But I'm kind of confused: did Lily actually kill him later?

Author's Response: You\'re not supposed to know. There are all sorts of clues, but honestly, not enough for you to possibly guess what really happened. . . . Thanks for the review!

 

The Curtain Call by Amelia Bedelia
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 421]

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 101551 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/29/06 Updated: 07/02/10


Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 12/12/07 Title: Chapter 11: Act 1, Scene 5

Yayy!!! A kiss!!!
And I'm feeling very clever: I was sure Jimmy was a wizard as soon as that paint drip was gone. e — ” Jimmy swallowed, dropping to the floor when his knees buckled and he lost feeling in his feet “ — a witch?” This part was so funny.
I have to tell you that I've put off reading this story because it looked really AU...but I'm SO glad I decided to read it! I had to drop everything and read all 11 chapters even though I really should study for AP US History :(
Anyway...I think this story is fantastic!!! It's funny in all the right places. I love James' spontaneity. One of my favorite parts was when he acted the scene with Lily in front of everyone after giving that speech. That was so so good. And you didn't make James shallow or stupid; he's intelligent and caring.
I love Lily's relationship with her dad; I think it's really sweet. Also, we haven't seen her mother yet; is Mr. Evans a single dad? That could be interesting.
I'm working (okay, thinking about working) on a fic right now where James is more involved in the arts than we see in canon, because I think that adds a good dimension to his personality....so I'm glad that someone agrees with me! I love that James cares so much about the play that he keeps coming back, even before he really likes Lily. I also love that he's a great dancer.
The scene where James is telling everyone about the medieval knights is one of my favorites too: he's so smart, so genuinely interested in the topic.
Your writing is beautiful; it made me "aww" and grin and laugh and shiver. I can't wait for the next chapter.
Wow--this is a long review. Think of it as 11 in one.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you figured out that Jimmy was a wizard! :) And, yes, a tad bit AU... but I also tried to keep everything as close to the book as I could! And, yes, I agree on the whole arts thing! I once wrote a story where Sirius was an artist... It\'s been a while since then, but I have explored the idea before! :D I really couldn\'t be more flattered, though - I\'m thrilled that you love my writing so much - thank you! And thanks for reviewing!\r\n\r\nYours truly,\r\nAmelia Bedelia

 
Reviewer: Nymphea Signed
Date: 07/22/08 Title: Chapter 13: The Curtain Call

Thank you for finishing this story so beautifully. It's the best one I've ever read--I've already reread it several times and I know I'll continue to do so. You were absolutely accurate to how I think of the characters and I love the plot. I can't wait for the epilogue!

 
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

 

Summary:

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.”


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 175402 Chapters: 28 Completed: No
Published:
02/03/07 Updated: 01/16/10


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 [Reviews - 22]

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1758 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/28/07 Updated: 04/05/07


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 [Reviews - 25]

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...

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1886 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/07 Updated: 04/30/07


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 [Reviews - 49]

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!]

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 8142 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
05/20/07 Updated: 09/05/07


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 [Reviews - 36]

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. =)

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1252 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/11/07 Updated: 06/12/07


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 [Reviews - 149]

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 38894 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/20/07 Updated: 10/17/07


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 [Reviews - 38]

Summary: The story of what happened between Lily Evans and Severus Snape their fifth year.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 10005 Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Published:
08/08/07 Updated: 04/24/08


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 [Reviews - 103]

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!!



Excerpt:



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



“Yep.”



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



“Yep.”



“Have they never requited your love?”



“Yep.”



“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.”




Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2978 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/08/07 Updated: 08/08/07


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 [Reviews - 20]

Summary: Past Featured Story“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

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3773 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/09/07 Updated: 08/15/07


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 [Reviews - 25]

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 4479 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
08/14/07 Updated: 11/04/07


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 [Reviews - 33]

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....



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3694 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/15/07 Updated: 09/01/07


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 [Reviews - 29]

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

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 1741 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/24/07 Updated: 09/03/07


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 [Reviews - 28]

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.

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2240 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/07 Updated: 09/06/07


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 [Reviews - 82]

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.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15603 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
09/04/07 Updated: 03/28/08


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 [Reviews - 10]

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.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1495 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/09/07 Updated: 09/23/07


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.

 
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