Hello and welcome to my Author Page! I'm Gina and I've been writing fanfiction since 2009. I love exploring minor characters and I'm a loud and proud Dramione fan (don't hate--they're meant to be!). I'm 27 years young, a wife and mother, a crazy cat lady, and a very passionate English teacher. I love my job and I love writing. Oh, one more thing: GO GRYFFINDOR!
I'm currently working on two stories:
The Possibility of After, chapter 4: 5% complete
Project Azkaban, chapter 2: 30% complete
I'd love it if you stopped by and left a review. Thanks! :)
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Scorpius is faced with a dilemma - follow his heart and pursue Albus or follow his father's wishes and have a family? Will Albus tolerate being set aside while Scorpius dates his cousin Rose? Most importantly, will anyone leave this story without their heart being broken?
Gah. Rose, I love this.
This is literally my headcanon of Scorpius. Totally gay but caught between his own desires and the desires of his family (which are, of course, to produce an heir). He's also a bit of a snot/quite moody. In short, your version is perfect. You write him in such a way that I feel bad for him, but I also kind of want to smack him. It's brilliant.
Albus. I just want to give him a hug. He is so stinking sweet and unsure of himself and clinging to Scorpius even though he senses it will end badly. I could feel the desire when he walked into the party and asked Scorpius to sneak away. How freaking adorable when they are dancing in the cellar alone. Harry's comment at the end ("There's not much to see down there") cracked me up. He has no idea, does he? Or maybe he does... It did say his voice was "unusually crisp" so maybe he does know and his feelings are similar to Draco's feelings on the matter. Hmmm. I would expect Harry to be different. We'll see.
I'm curious to see what Scorpius does with his parents' wishes. Will he try dating women now? I loved some of the commentary running through that scene. Like how it was scary to date Al because he felt so strongly about him, so maybe it would be less scary to date someone that he wasn't attracted to. That struck me. And I'm really unsure how to feel about his mom. She seems to genuinely love him, but her whole "family comes before your own desires" is... eh... not the best advice. I see where she's coming from, but ultimately, as a parent, I would think supporting your child's happiness comes first. Is he really hurting the family by pursuing love? Like, can't he adopt? I don't know. Her views seem old-fashioned, but she clearly loves her son. So I'm torn.
This is beautiful. I love the nuance and the complicated relationship that Al and Scorpius have forged. I love your writing--it is descriptive but not overly so, and the characters already feel so well fleshed out. Dang. I need to read more of your writing.
So I just read this whole story. I'm sorry for not leaving reviews after every chapter, but I just couldn't stop reading. It's been a while since I've done that. Thanks for writing a fic that so totally wrapped me up.
I know I'm going to forget something, but let me try to gush about all the things I loved.
First... Scorpius's mom. I knew she loved him. That became obvious when Scorpius was kicked out and she came upstairs to give him money and wish him the best. That scene broke my heart. I can't imagine feeling torn between my husband and my child like that, and having to say goodbye to my only child. I wish she had done more, but at the same time, I think she did all that she could do, what with the beliefs she was probably raised with. It's hard for people to change. I get that.
I love Brandon but I hate him, too. Not really hate. But kind of. He's very mature, and that's good. Albus needs someone who is confident in themselves and I love that he felt like he was able to be free with Brandon. The comparison of the two relationships was stark. Albus probably did love Scorpius, but it's clear now that it was not a healthy relationship, and now Albus knows that, even though Brandon did break things off. Gah. I totally agree with Brandon, but I'm sad that he broke things off. Couldn't they have just talked about it? Couldn't Albus have gone out and done things for himself while still dating Brandon? Maybe not. Maybe he needed the wake up call. BUT I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT, ROSE. NOT AT ALL.
Judging by the other stories in this series, they do manage to find their way back to each other. I'm excited about that.
OH, I almost forgot (see, I told you I'd forget something), I love Albus and Rose's friendship. It was so cute when Rose ushered him up to her room to avoid the awkwardness of a confrontation with Ginny about what had just happened. It makes the fact that they were mad at each other for so long even more heartbreaking. I also love that Rose was so upset when she heard that Scorpius had done something cruel to Albus, even though Al didn't tell the whole story. It was nice to see her believing Albus and taking his side, even though she did like Scorpius. Their break-up was so... I don't even know. So cold. But it made me sad for Scorpius, too, because he was so caught up in what his parents wanted at the time. I'm glad he's free now.
Albus as an inventor is lovely. I hope that he succeeds. He seems genuinely happy experimenting with magic and I'm glad that he feels like he has a path now. It's hard to find yourself after graduation and feel like you have purpose again after just being a "student" for so long.
I'm sure I forgot to gush about something, but I hope this review conveyed how much I enjoyed this story. I seriously haven't read fic in so long, so getting back into it feels like coming home. Especially this story. I just fell into the story and couldn't stop reading and I miss that feeling. So thank you. Thank you for writing this and for being a generally lovely person. :)
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'He admired her when she was at the bottom. Nearly broken, she still shined.'
Crimson Quill as Archer Rose
Written for Tasha (MalfoysAngel) for Pass it Along Challenge.
Back for the Gryffie Review Tag and OMG DRAMIONE I LOVE YOU FOR WRITING THIS THANK YOU.
Clearly, I'm a huge Dramione fan.
Okay, Gina, focus.
First, I really liked the echoing refrain of opposites. "Mudblood, Death Eater." "Slytherin, Gryffindor." It was a cool set-up, because that's exactly how the world views them. In black and white. The world sees these labels and imagines that they could never work together BUT THEY CAN BECAUSE DRAMIONE IS LIFE. *ahem*
Second, CAN YOU PLEASE WRITE MORE? You write about their relationship so... gosh, I don't even have a word for it. It just feels right. That they both have pasts and they have to overcome them. I liked the notion of forgiveness, and moving forward, and learning to find each other in shades of gray. I would love to see a longer piece from you. No pressure or anything. Just... gah this is good.
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We are all prisoners in some form, some physically but others mentally bound by our own sanity, anger, guilt and regret.
Written for Laura (Aphoride) Christmas ‘17
3rd Place in F.R.O.G.S 2018: Friends/Family
Here for the Gryffie Review Tag! i have not read nearly enough of your work, my dear. I'm glad this gives me an excuse to visit your Author's Page.
What an emotionally charged piece. I don't really know how to coherently respond to this, so I think I'll focus this review on the parts that I especially loved--parts that stood out to me.
The first was when Ariana's mother was thinking about what House she would've been in had she been able to go to Hogwarts. It was such a sad moment. Being a mom is totally about those little moments of seeing your kids learning and exploring and growing. I think about those, too. I dream about the little things, like my daughter going to school for the first time and getting her hair cut, etc. That moment really struck me, when she's mourning that her daughter won't go to Hogwarts. It was a great way of showing her sadness through something concrete.
That Ariana's first word had been "dada"--that chilled me. You pack powerful emotions into simple moments. It's so heartbreaking that her father is imprisoned when he only acted out of fatherly devotion. I think I'd do the same if anyone tried to hurt my daughter. It's just instinct.
That the ending was in second person was SO cool. Ariana isn't fully herself, so the invitation for the reader to become her, to fill in the pieces, was perfect. I love that the ending of this piece is like a new beginning for this family. When she says that her brothers are still holding on to the pain and the guilt, and that they will never let that go--that broke me. I hope that they can do so now, that they have moved on to the next life, the afterlife, and are together again. I imagine that Ariana will be "healed' now and they can move beyond what happened on earth.
BEAUTIFUL piece, my dear. I'm so glad I got to read this.
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Four lives Astoria saved. And then the fifth.
Gah. How do I even respond to this?
Let me just first say that I am in awe of this piece. That way you know that I loved it so in the rambling that is sure to follow you won't be utterly confusing.
How did you do this? How?
Let's start with the writing because that is something more concrete that I can gush about. You are a talented writer. I am so impressed by your writing. It never felt forced. It drew me in from the first sentence and half an hour later, when I finished the last line, I was brought back to my classroom (I read it during my prep period) and reminded that I wasn't, in fact, in Carrow-era Hogwarts. The language is BEAUTIFUL and POETIC and everything good. Please never stop writing.
The way in which you painted the era was just stunning. Horrifying, but stunning. This is a largely unexplored area of fic and I'm so glad you tackled it. I love dark pieces and so this was right up my alley. You did it COMPLETE and TOTAL justice, my dear. It's emotional and powerful and just so, so well done. I am even more disgusted by the Carrows than I ever thought I could be. They are monsters.
I adore Astoria. She's the perfect balance of haughty, self-righteous, brave, intelligent, powerful... She is definitely a Slytherin, raised by Purebloods, and she's also the "rebel" but she's somewhere in the middle and the nuances of her personality are striking. This whole piece is nuanced, and that's what makes it so difficult to respond to. Here's Astoria, working behind the scenes to help her fellow students, but it's not because she has a hero complex, and she's not about to join the DA. She doesn't do it for attention. She just... does it. Something compels her to help. And it's not because she has a heart of gold.
And the decision she had to make at the end just broke me. I found myself just as nauseated as Astoria when faced with the reality of the decision she had to make. Oh, God. I don't know what I would've done in her situation. My instinct would've been to fight, to do anything I could do to get out of that room--but then what would the repurcussions be? That she could consider all of that on the spot and make the difficult decision that she did is incredible. Ginny will never understand that decision. Hell, I'm not even sure I understand fully. That's what makes the ending so heartbreaking. Astoria doesn't know if she did the right thing, and neither do we. And her contemplation on which of the Unforgivable Curses is the most unforgivable was so fitting. Did she really save a life in the final section? Or did she somehow destroy a life? Did she destroy her own life? Her own soul? The chapter title is so clever, because the final scene here is not so cut and dry.
Gah. I am in awe, my dear. Everything about this piece is stunning. I need to read more of your work, after I pick myself off of the floor and manage to find my coherence again.
Seeing this from someone who writes such beautiful prose just absolutely made my week, thank you thank you thank you <3
I literally can't stop smiling as I'm responding to this, which probably looks a little strange to my classmates, whoops (I'm responding to this in school haha). But ahh I don't know what to say!! I'm just reading this review again and again and just feeling happy all over again each time. I'm so happy that you like my writing, it means so much to me. And your encouragement just makes me want to keep writing forever, so thank you so much.
Ahh thank you!! (I keep saying that, but I really mean it.) Writing dark pieces is really hard for me (tbh writing anything is hard for me, I'm always freaking out about everything I write lmao) especially because I'm always like "am I making this too melodramatic or???" so your review is very reassuring hehe.
Writing Astoria was so much fun! Because I love writing Slytherins for some reason, despite being as far away from a Slytherin myself as humanly possible. Yeah, definitely, your analysis of Astoria is spot-on. Though she gradually gets more and more personally invested in the lives of the DA, she still holds herself at arm's length from them, and to a certain degree, it's only because the Carrows are such terrible, horrible people that she's bothering to help out the DA, I think.
I don't know what I would've done, either. I have a horrible tendency to freeze up when frightened, and I'd just probably sit there and try to talk my way out. Which wouldn't have gone well. But there's not a single choice she could've made that would have gone well, and I feel like Ginny was too horrified and nauseated by what Astoria did to her (for good reason) to think about it from Astoria's perspective.
Thank you again!! I loved reading this review and hearing your thoughts on what Astoria did at the end. <3
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It was written for “nott theodore's Fairy Tale Challenge”.
I got a hint, a concept for this story from a traditional old English ballad, “Reynardine (The Mountains High)".
I'd like to dedicate this story to Holly, Alopex.
Back again for the Gryffie Review Tag! I love that I've got a chance to read several of your stories through the review tag. :)
This story is so tender. Bill strikes me as a very valiant person. By that I mean that he cares about others above himself, and this is a beautiful example of that. Of course Fleur won't have any of it. She loves him no matter what. I loved seeing this in canon because it shows that Fleur is not just the "pretty girl" and she's not vapid. She's more than that. She's a warrior and she's kind and loving. I really like her and Bill.
I loved the description in this story, too. The "lurid afterglow" was really cool, and it helped me to envision the scene.
I think the interpretation of Bill as an Animagus was neat, too. At first I thought the fox might be a patronus, but then when Fleur "removed the magic," it all clicked into place. Poor Bill. He must be suffering so much to try to hide from the woman who loves him. It's heartbreaking to think about how much they all suffered because of the war.
I love your one-shots. They paint beautiful pictures and are always full of so much emotion.
Hi, Gina. I really appreciate for your coming back to the den. We barely managed to keep the place after the meltdown of the previous community doing so many mistakes (most of the blames to me). With your strength, Gryffindor Tower will be more wonderful for lions.
So yeah, partly weak Bill might be me. An independent woman is brilliant. I tried to describe the gap, Bill's darkness and Fluer's light of hope. If you could feel it, I am very thankful.
In the folktale, the fox man might be a really bad guy. But I added the original episode, the fox is Bill's animagus and he tried to see if Fleur would keep loving him after the attack. A whole concept is that he is a human, weak. It might be against Gryffindor traits. But I simply enjoyed writing 'weak Bill'.
He didn’t even know how to say “Good-bye”.
Here for the Gryffie Review Tag! Sorry in advance for any typos... I've been staring at my computer screen for too long and my eyes are a bit blurry.
Gosh, you really know how to punch me in the gut with your writing! I mean that in the best way possible. You tackle some really difficult scenes and themes, and I thank you for that, because it makes your writing authentic.
I like how this piece goes from perspective to perspective, seeing through all the Potters' eyes as the terrible scene unfolds. I had thought about how terrified and desperate Harry's parents must have been in that moment. A parent's love for their child is indescribable, so of course they were thinking of Harry and of protecting him. It must have been gut-wrenching knowing they were going to leave him. A parent wants nothing more than to watch their child grow up and now they can't...
But the scene that really hit home with me was the final scene. It was the shortest but it was packed full of emotion. That Harry couldn't say goodbye to his parents... Heartbreaking. That put me into the mindset of a child and it was so illuminating. Children don't fully understand what's going on around them, which makes tragedies like this even more tragic. He doesn't understand why his parents are gone, just that they are.
Thanks for writing this piece, even though it made me cry. ;)
Go, go. Walk away from me. Don’t look back. Smiling, I wave my hand in the air.
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Hello! Here for the review tag so I can catch up one some Gryffindor stories before POGS nominations. I clicked on this one because I saw PTSD listed in the description and was curious.
This is such a interesting take on post-war Lavendar. In my head, she died in the war... I’m not sure if that is canon or just my own imagination. But I really like your interpretation. I love that Lavendar does not regret fighting in the Final Battle, even though it has left her scarred. I see her Gryffindor courage and pride coming through!
I also enjoyed that she was still thinking about how popular she was, even while recovering from her horrific wounds. It was such a nice piece of character development, and it felt right for Lavendar.
Of course, this story is also about Lavendar saying goodbye to Ron. Surprisingly, that part made me a tad emotional. I say “surprisingly” because I really didn’t care for Lavendar in the books, so I was happy to see her and Ron split. But seeing the story from Lavendar’s perspective changed things for me. I really feel for her. Especially when she compares losing Ron to losing her youth. That was especially powerful.
I really enjoyed this story! I’m glad I read it. :)
'It was all slotting into place like a jigsaw puzzle, forming a bigger picture, a secret that you were hiding from yourself.'
Katie Bell/Alicia Spinnet
Written for Renee (MuggleMaybe) as part of Secret Cupid Event.
Here for the Review Tag!
Ah, I needed a piece of fluff today. Mondays are hard, but this made it a little easier.
I immediately clicked on this piece because I had never read this pairing before, and I was intrigued. I'm so glad I clicked on it. I really like these two together. It fits so well. Best friends turned lovers.
I love the full-circle feeling of this fic, too. Starting and ending with the realization, and then the kiss. It felt inevitable, almost. So when it happened, it felt like the last piece of a puzzle falling into place. And the final image of the "breath of fresh air" was totally perfect, especially after the scene of her running at Quidditch practice and trying to catch her breath. You clever writing, you!
Thank you for writing this. I'm so happy I got to read it!
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Home was a rather relative word for the girl who bounced between countries to divorced parents (who continue to do so, going for the record there Mom?), but perhaps, as Carson Wood is coming to find, the word can mean more than just a house with furniture inside.
Or of family, friendship, finding love, and a bit of Quidditch.
The Gryffie Review Tag gave me an excuse to come back and read another chapter. And it's just as delightful as the first!
I am officially obsessed with Carson. She is hilarious and so well developed. That she calls her stepfathers by number is so comical, but also sad. It gives good insight into why she is so sarcastic and snarky--she's probably harboring a lot of hurt from living in a home where her mother was clearly unstable and didn't pay Carson a lot of attention. I'm really glad that she's in Gryffindor now; I had a feeling she would be. Her comment at the end was perfect, though. Gave me a good chuckle.
Carson's relationship with her dad continues to amuse me. I love that Carson is somehow in charge, but not. I hope that makes sense. Like, she's used to living one way, so she brings those habits with her (like drinking in front of company), but she doesn't entirely disrespect her dad for trying to make her more respectable. It's endearing.
Also, I SMELL ROMANCE. The way she describes James, it's clear she thinks he's a BABE and I can't wait to see them all in the same House together at Hogwarts. Oh, the escapades! The drama! The hilarity!
Fantastic chapter, my dear. Your writing is so easy to fall into. I can't wait to come back for more!
Aww, thank you! Carson is such a blast to write and I'm glad that it shows! Her relationship with Oliver is definitely unique and I totally get what you mean by saying she's in charge but not. She's defintely got him wrapped around her finger!
No doubts our girl would be a Gryffindor. I'd forgotten about that last line until you mentioned it! Classic little bit of Carson sass, but as Neville said, she's got a few friends around, so she'll fit in alright once they start Hogwarts! I hope you continue to enjoy Carson and her wit and interactions as we continue!
Thanks for coming out to read and review!
Here for the Review Tag and SO glad I stumbled upon this story.
I am incredibly envious of your writing style. It’s so light and easy and I just lost myself in it. This is an incredible first chapter, too. It has the perfect balance of backstory and action. Also, you seem to know a lot about Quidditch because the details are perfect.
Now I’m rambling.
I really like Carson. She’s a great narrator. She has a total teenage voice, but it’s not over-the-top. She’s endearing and funny and her backstory is intriguing. Sounds like her life in America was less than ideal, with a revolving door of stepfathers. I already love her teasing relationship with Oliver, so I can tell she’s better off with him.
Her new friendship with Freddy is killing me! I love it! I love that she is in charge of every situation. She always seems to get her way, but not by manipulating people. Just by being charming. And nosy. ;)
I am very curious what House she’ll be in at Hogwarts. I’m leaning towards Gryffindor. Of course, I am biased. But she seems to the be the brave type.
Thos is such an addicting story. I will be back!
Thank you! That was such a sweet compliment and really means a lot! Carson is definitely interesting and a lot of fun to write! I love that you described her as charming and nosy; that's her at her peak haha! I'm glad you liked the story and hope you continue to enjoy whenever you have time to come back!
Can you teach me how to write witty dialogue? Prety please? You are so good at it and my dialogue always feels so boring and forced. Probably because I'm a painful introvert in real life and I hate talking to people (only half kidding). Hehe. Seriously, though, I love the banter. Carson is hilarious and I'm so glad that she's making friends at Hogwarts.
Speaking of which, it's commendable how you can handle so many characters in one scene and still manage to make them each have their own unique personality. I am very envious of that skill as well.
So Carson is at Hogwarts now. I am ready for the drama that is sure to ensue! I wonder what path she will take. Will she be a good girl at Hogwarts? Will see get into trouble? Will she join Quidditch? I hope she joins Quidditch--it's in her blood! Is Freddy on the Quidditch team? If he is, then she absolutely has to join. I love their friendship. It's adorable.
I can't wait to read the next chapter!
I'll teach you witty dialogue if you teach me how you to write description and emotion! Haha the banter is so fun between Carson and her friends so I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far! More to come for sure! I hope you enjoy Carson just as much at Hogwarts with all kinds of new fun! Freddy and Carson's friendship is so adorable and I love writing it so you can definitely look for more of that! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for reading again!
James Potter needs motorcycle lessons, and Sirius is not amused.
Here for the Gryffie Review Tag. I saw this story advertised somewhere (in your signature?) and was super intrigued. Glad I made it to check it out!
This is such a fun and quirky piece. It cheered me up majorly (end of the school year shenanigans are getting to me...).
I have to ask... is James reading Muggle books because he wants to impress a certain red-haired someone? He shrugged it off so self-consciously that it HAS to be about Lily. And I love it. It's adorable. And sneaky. And perfectly James.
The relationship between James and Sirius is also perfect. The teasing cracked me up. Sirius would hold this over James' head--the fact that he is better than James at something. So he's kind of teaching James and kind of laughing at his ignorance. It's great.
The ending though. Ah! Such a tender moment. It just goes to show that these two are genuinely good friends. I've always imagined them as almost brothers. So I was happy to see a small moment that showed their connection.
I'm glad I got to visit your Author's Page! It's been too long.
Aww, thanks! This was a fun thing to write up. I'm so glad it cheered you up and made you smile. End of year stuff drags me down too. I hope you get a relaxing summer to look forward to!
Yes, James has those ulterior motives that we all know about, but that really wasn't the focus of the piece. I'm glad you liked the brotherly relationship and yeah, Sirius HAD to have fun with it.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you around again soon!
Peter secretly wants what Sirius has got. But can he handle it?
Written for beyond the rain's "Rule of Three Challenge"
Also Written for The Houses Competition on ffnet.
That. Last. Line.
Okay, for real though... I'm here for the Gryffie Review Tag and I am so glad I clicked on this story! The concept is so unique. It's really unlike anything I've read before.
I have so much to say! Where to start...
1. I loved seeing all the Marauders together at once. That's rare in fic these days. Peter is usually cast off. I know that he's kind of a bore and he obviously betrays them, but at one point he was their friend. Hence the betrayal. I'm glad you showed them all together. I thought that their personalities seemed to stay very true to character (Remus being the cautious one, James cheering Sirius on, Sirius mourning his destroyed bike, Peter curious but quiet) and their interactions worked well.
2. Going back to the concept--I love the idea that Sirius wanted to test out all these spells and incantations on a Muggle object. I see it as somewhat Arthur Weasley-esque, but darker. I like that, because he does come from a family of Death Eaters and he's got to have a dark streak in his somewhere. It's cool that it comes out this way. In a relatively safe way.
3. All of the descriptions were AWESOME. I loved the action scenes where you described the bike and the difficulty of keeping it under control. And I usually hate action scenes. So bravo.
4. I have to revisit the last line. It was STELLAR. Endings are so hard to write, but this one was perfect. It wasn't over-the-top. It gave a message but in an understated way. And it gave us a preview of Peter's downfall. I feel like this is a red flag for the other boys, but I'm not sure if it will change the way they interact with Peter. Assuming this fits into canon, we know that Peter will eventually be entrusted with keeping the Potters safe, so they must still trust him enough to leave that huge burden on his plate. Ugh. If only they had read the signs! If only!
Anyway, another brilliant piece, my dear. (Keep an eye on the POGS forum. I HAVE to nominate that last line as Best Quote.)
Wow. I did not expect anyone to react so strongly to this fic. :)
I wanted to show these guys all together, because eine canon, that's how they were. I'm sure they had their differences, which is what I wanted to capture here as well. I'm glad you found their personalities believable and in line with how you think about them. That makes me happy!
As for the last line, this was written for a challenge that had the theme of "power" in it. I'm so happy it worked for you!
Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Then she saw it. Two broken, wavy lines across the top of his wrist, not pink from the coffee spill, but actually glowing from under his skin. At the same time, she felt her own wrist burn like it never had before. The marks were shockingly familiar, like the underside of her own arm. They matched hers.
No. It couldn’t be this man. There had to be some mistake.
Written for Madimalfoy’s “The Soulmate AU and Random Prompt Challenge”
Written for Starfeather’s “Auror’s Tale Story Challenge Season 4 Unleash Your Mystery! Challenge”
Rated Mature for Sensitive Issues and Violence
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I am obsessed. Let’s just start there, shall we? I devoured this first chapter and I am so freaking intrigued. I love AU stories like this.
Maybe I missed this, but how long after the war is this?
Anyway, I love Tonks in this story. I love how observant she is at the coffee shop. That was a cool scene, where she’s watching all the people around her and she knows everyone’s mannerisms and she can sense when things are different. There were a lot of cool details there and it really brought the story to life for me. I also like how calm she was when talking with Bill. Obviously we know that she’s very comfortable with werewolves because of Remus, but Bill doesn’t know that. It makes for a cool dynamic.
The backstory of the matching marks was really cool, too. That it was caused by a cursed Rune and apparently it means that Tonks and Bill share a piece of soul? That’s cool. I also like how it glows a certain color based on how the other person is feeling/doing. I’m wondering if Bill did something to pass it on to Tonks or if it just happened because they are soulmates. Are they going to be able to get rid of it? I really don’t think that Bill will just vanish.
This is such a unique and fascinating story! I will definitely be back for more!
Yeah, you missed it. It's a year after the war, round about. Remus died in the war, and Tonks has been dealing with that for about a year.
I'm glad you found Tonks to be a cool character. I thought she'd be fun to write, and she was! She'd be a competent Auror too, and would have enough background to handle someone with a problem like Bill, so I thought I'd play with that for a while. Also, the SoulmateAU situation, with the marks that were supposed to warn someone if the other person was in danger, coupled with the 'coffee shop where someone has a strange drink order' were difficult to imagine together. Like, who would be in danger in a coffee shop??
I'm glad you liked the backstories. I felt it was important to get to all of that. Each Soulmate trope was different for each of these challenge entries. Most of them were pretty long stories too, so I guess we all explored things for the same reasons.
Thanks for reading! I hope you come back for more!
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Turning off the light, Harry gently stroke her head. His little Lily was his gem.
This story was written for CrimsonQuill's New Beginnings Challenge.
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This was such a sweet one-shot. The small scene at the beginning was honestly my favorite, probably because I have a little girl of my own. The floating snitch light was pretty cool, as well. It really created ambiance. Harry is a good father. You can tell her adores Lily. The father-daughter bond is incredible.
I was not expecting that ending at all! How creative! Harry's trying to protect Lily from the difficult life of being an Auror. I loved that Lily couldn't even stay mad at him for a minute. She clearly loves her father just as much as he loves her, even if he is overprotective. She will always be his little girl.
This just makes me so happy and so sad at the same time. It's so bittersweet--a daughter growing up and becoming her own person. Thanks for writing this one-shot. I really enjoyed it!
I, Amie Bell, am a Squib.
My entire life to this point had been based around that single word.
My deams of Hogwarts, a wand, complicated charms, mysteries, quidditch and dangerous duels were squished when I was eleven.
So what happened when one paifully dull day turned into the adventure I had given up on?
It started with Harry Potter, of course.
I LOVE THIS.
I was flipping through some new Gryffie stories to solidify my nominations for POGS and I'm SO GLAD I found this story! I am seriously in love with it already and I cannot wait for an update! Procrastinate away on your other stories--this one is a winner. :)
I have never read a story with a Squib as the main character. Okay, that's a lie. I've read one other story about Merope Gaunt. But never about a Squib who is young and otherwise normal and is aching for something more fantastical in her life. I commend her for staying in the magical community when, as her coworker said, opinions about Squibs are pretty negative. I sense she would have been in Gryffindor had she gone to Hogwarts and I'm glad that she's the one that Harry chose to help him out.
Speaking of which, I'm a bit suspicious as to what is going on. Clearly Harry is hiding something. Is it Harry? He mentioned Polyjuice Potion. Was it a trick? I really hope not. I hope that this is Amie's way of making an impact on the magical community. I love her working at this cafe and getting to know all the patrons and helping the old woman, but I can sense that she wants more and she deserves more.
SERIOUSLY THOUGH. I LOVE THIS AND YOU NEED TO UPDATE SOON.
Oh my gosh... I don't even know what to say.
Who knew procrastination and a very slow shift in a cafe could produce something actually readable?
The whole idea of an OC Squib is something I've been messing around with for a while and all paths seemed to lead back to Amie, so I'm glad you like her. She's definitely desperate for some adventure and, dare I say, magic in her life.
The next update will come soon and hopefully some magic for her will come with it!
I'm blushing horribly right now... Thank you so much again!