Wow... so One Last Golden Day won Runner-up for a Quicksilver Quill! Thanks so much to those that gave it a nomination. It's one of those stories I've always been rather proud of even if it didn't get alot of attention at the time I was posting it.
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Hey Chloe! Nice work on this chapter. Your timing was much better, spacing out the action a bit. Your flow also improved, so excellent work! I'm curious to see where Ron and Hermione are. Good job!! Can't wait for the next chapter =)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for all of the compliments! I worked much harder on this one so I\'m glad it payed off!
Summary: Harry is once again enjoying Christmas at the Burrow, as he takes a short break from his hunt for the Horcruxes to spend time with family and friends. When Harry and Ron Apparate to Diagon Alley to do some shopping, they are surprised to learn from Fred and George that Victor Krum has begun working at the Ministry of Magic. Returning to the Burrow, Ron is upset to learn Hermione had lunch with Victor, and he questions his relationship with her. Ginny helps Ron understand and plan his next move. But when Hermione arrives, they fight once more over the Bulgarian Quidditch player. Will Ron be able to put aside his feelings of jealousy and insecurity and finally tell Hermione how he feels?
This is a rather long, very fluffy one-shot for Ron and Hermione and their perfect Christmas.
*Sigh* I love Ron and Hermione. Such a fantastic ship. This was a very sweet story, Gina. I don't usually enjoy the fluffy stuff, but this made me feel warm fuzzies rather than nauseated, so grand work my dear! I like that you did the story from Harry's perspective. You don't see many R/Hr stories from his angle, and you pulled it off really well. Yay =D
Author's Response: Hi Ashley! I\'m so glad you read this story! It continuously suprises me with the wonderful responses I get. I like Ron and Hermione too, and I\'m so glad you enjoyed my little moment for them! And I\'m glad you didn\'t get sick, lol - that totally made me laugh. I know too much fluff is a bad thing and I\'m glad you got the warm fuzzies instead. :) Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a great review!! ~Gina :)
Summary: Alia is to be put to death for treason against the Dark Lord. She is alone, awaiting her fate. She could despair over her misfortune, but instead she writes a letter, her last letter.
That was beautiful! Wow, there are SO many great stories in this challenge (I entered one as well), I'm excited to see what the mods have to say! Your story was extremely moving, though incredibly sad. Great job, good luck! I loved it!
Author's Response: Thank you! Good luck to you as well!
Summary: Sequel to Harry Potter and the Mind's Eye. A new generation of Potters is in Hogwarts, trying to live up to their family name. Sirius, Harry's second son and third child, has to deal with incredible powers he doesn't understand and keeps hidden from those around him, while still wanting desperately to prove himself to be as great as his father. Children and Grandchildren of Death Eaters abound, and they seem to be following a new Dark Lord; can a new generation of Potters face a new generation of evil?
Haha, just when I'm complaining, they post the new chapter. Excellent timing, mods!! So I'm confused, do Ron and Hermione have any kids? Nice work, update soon =)
Author's Response: I\'ve never said one way or another, but I\'ll say they have one or two that are younger. Since I\'m making Hermione a bigger part of the story, I decided not to include any kids of theirs as main characters.
Author's Response: Whoa, I was way off. I HAD written that, in chapter three, which I was just reviewing before submitting. They have two daughters and one son. And the son has a minor role. Sorry!
Hooray!! Sequel!!!! Good beginning! Poor Hermione, four babies at once! Looking forward to more chapters!!
Author's Response: It was Fred and his as yet un-named wife who had the quadruplets. Sorry if that wasn\'t clear. I\'m glad you liked it!
*Bangs time-turner on table* Darn I think its broken... So, over a week since this chappie posted... same with my story... *sigh*
Author's Response: yeah, it\'s tough business. But it\'s up as of me answering this review, so yay!
Summary: On the last Hogwarts Express ride home, a certain Slytherin has very regretful thoughts.
Book 6 Disregarded
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Congrats! Beautiful work! I told you you'd leave them wanting more ;)
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes you were right. Well we\'ll just see what happens! ;)
Summary: This story is one of a very sensitive nature. Ginny has a pregnancy scare and she and Hermione must figure out how to handle this situation. WARNING: Contains discussion of abortion. If you have a problem with this issue then please do not read this story. I tried my best to keep it non-confrontational, but I would rather not risk the chance of offending anyone. There isn't a sexual situation in this story, but since I do mention sex I added that warning to be safe. Thank you very much.
I also want to say a huge and wonderfully appreciative thank you to ProfPosky for all of the help she gave me on this story. She went through multiple drafts for me and really helped me shape this story into what it wanted to be!!
Hey Amy! Interesting story, very original choice of topic (you don't see much teen pregnancy in the wizarding world, and it being with Dean was even more surprising). I found the last two paragraphs a touch confusing. Somehow it sounded like Hermione was going to abort the baby herself or something (maybe I just read it wrong...). Otherwise, lovely job, very powerful fic!
Author's Response: Ashley, thank you! Deciding to write this was difficult. I was afraid it would be too much for some people. I reread the last two paragraphs and can see where it could be a bit confusing. I was trying to get across how hard of a decision this was for Hermione as well. She is going against her beliefs/morals in order to provide much needed support for a friend. I\'m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to review!
Summary: After the disastrous events on his birthday at Privet Drive and a sad parting at the Burrow, Harry travels to Godric's Hollow with Ron and Hermione, hoping to find something that will help him on his hunt to find Voldemort's Horcruxes. He also visits his parents' graves. At the cemetery he encounters a figure from his past and comes face-to-face with the traitorous Severus Snape. Harry suffers another devastating loss, but at the same time begins to question many things, including the biggest mystery of all: whose side is Snape really on? As Harry says goodbye to an old friend, a new companion offers solace, and with help from an unlikely source, he comes to a realization that sends him off on his journey to destroy Voldemort once and for all.
This story is a one-shot scene that concludes the series The Seventh Summer, a set of three stories taking place in the summer after Harry's sixth year. They were written before the final book was released.
Hey Gina dear!
This one is by far the best of yours that I've read. I am very impressed, excellent use of emotion and canon! You built the suspense lovely for a one-shot, keeping us guessing at what might happen next. The scene with Hedwig was very touching. We often forget that the animals in the story are just as important as the people, and it wouldn't surprise me if Harry experienced a similar loss in the final book. Wonderful job =) ~Ashley
Author's Response: Hi Ashley! Wow, thank you so much for the great review! You must be on a reviewing tear this week. ;) I\'m so happy you liked this story, I don\'t think its one of my more well known stories. Its rather unusual, in some ways, and I\'m so glad you enjoyed it. Like I said in my author\'s note, I wanted to do something with Fawkes, even if it was subtle. I actually just wrote a story about his first meetings with Dumbledore -I quite like working with him. ;) Thank you so much for reading this piece and leaving such a nice review! What a great treat!! ~Gina :)
Summary: Maria and Labella have been best friends since Hogwarts. Labella is the perfect best friend, completely devoted to Maria in each and every way. She would follow Maria to the ends of the earth. But when Labella's life hangs in the balance, will Maria be able to follow her friend down the most dangerous path of all? Winner of the June/July Monthly Original Character Challenge: Conflict.
I'm surprised no one has reviewed this. I think your writing was excellent, I especially loved the line about being as impressionable as hot wax! I was a little surprised when she decided to join Labella. The death of a friend is terrible, but somehow I don't see her killing others instead. Just my thoughts though. Go Badgers! Good luck!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! (also glad you didn\'t follow the examples of other readers and not review.) And while Maria is not actually a killer, she\'ll do whatever it takes to protect her friend. Reminds me of someone....
Summary: Watching the wedding of the only man she has ever loved from the sidelines, Chloe knows that she needs to let go. But these things are always easier said than done.
Winner of the Challenge 3: Great Love for the June/July Monthly Challenge!
Wow, I really enjoyed that. I don't think I've ever read a story quite like this before. Chloe seemed very real, very down to earth. Even with her obvious beauty, and given intelligence, you definitely kept her from being Mary Sue, especially since she couldn't let go of a hopeless crush. It's hard to imagine loving someone for so long, knowing you will never receive their love in return, but you painted the scenario well. Excellent work!
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! Why do so many people like this? I wrote it in, like, 20 minutes! Lol, whatever, just goes to say that I should rush through everything I write, and people will like it more! ;) I\'m glad you didn\'t think that she was Mary-Sue, even though I made her beautiful. Thanks mucho for the review!
Summary: She had never known what to say to her sister. But now that she is ready, it is too late.
Andromeda one shot.
I've never read a fic with this character, and I think you did a fabulous job portraying her situation. Having been basically thrown out of the family for marrying a Muggle, its no wonder Andromeda was so nervous about visiting her sister, even after she had died. I had always pictured Bellatrix as being a difficult sibling to live up to, and I think you showed that nicely!
"She let go of the letter, and it floated slowly to the ground before being swept away by a gust of wind. Andromeda watched it dance across the field and out of sight. She couldn’t help but feel that it was Bellatrix, even in death, brushing her thoughts away once more."
I think ending lines are your strong suit! I loved this, the imagery of Bellatrix in the wind, once again casting Andromeda aside. I only hope she brushed her lingering feelings over Bellatrix aside, as well! Nice work!
Author's Response: Lol, I was laughing so hard when you said that ending lines are my strong point, because I think the exact same thing! They usually have some connection to the title (though usually it isn\'t planned) and they usually come to me before writing the actual story. Take this one for example! I think that this is my favorite end line out of all my fics, so I\'m glad you liked it, too! Thanks so much for your comments, and the lovely review!
Summary: Meet Aldred, the Keeper of the Hall of Prophecy. As he is puzzling out a cryptic prophecy regarding the downfall of Lord Voldemort, an old friend comes to visit, hoping to better understand the mysteries of the enigmatic message Fate has left them. A year and a half later, it would appear that the prophecy has been fulfilled. But Aldred’s visitor returns with grim news, and they discuss the twists of fate that swirl around a young boy named Harry Potter, now destined to vanquish the Dark Lord in an uncertain future.
This is a one-shot story written for the Harry’s Hospital Wing Project by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Hey Gina! Interesting idea, making the Keeper of the Hall of Prophecy Dumbledore's cousin! I really wanted to get to know Aldred more, what he looked like, his quirks and mannerisms. You should definitely consider working with him again. I like how Aldred was born to be the Keeper, that was an intriguing idea and makes me wonder about the other Unspeakables. The only problem I saw in the entire story was Aldred being unflinching whenever Albus said Voldemort. Most people cringe when Albus or anyone else uses his name, and Aldred, though not using the name himself, seemed unaffected.
Otherwise, excellent job! Good luck with the scoring!
Author's Response: Hi Ashley, Thanks for coming by to read this story! I like Aldred too, so hopefully I can write more about him in the future. As for him not flinching at Voldemort\'s name . . . good point, I hadn\'t really thought about it until you mentioned it. When I do think about it, I\'d have to say that while Aldred may not use the name himself, he is a Dumbledore after all, and so it doesn\'t affect him as much as it might others. Plus I see him as a bit of an eccentric, at least in a sort of \"I\'ve been working underground with a bunch of glowing orbs for years and years\" kind of way, so that might go toward him being unaffected as well. But I might be saying that just be because I don\'t want to go back and edit in any flinches. ;) I\'ll have to keep that in mind, especially with other stories. Thanks a lot for your comments! I really appreciate you leaving such a nice review. Good luck yourself!! ~Gina :)
Summary: Teagan is pursuing her dream career as a journalist and is offered the perfect opportunity to not only explore a top-secret place, but submit her first ever public article. She is invited to explore the Department of Mysteries, a huge floor which has lain hidden for many years. Teagan is given a tour of the area and walking through its secret halls, she finally has the chance to prove herself and deliver a winning article at the same time.
Entered for the Hospital Wing Challenge by Periwinkle of Hufflepuff House.
Hooray! A fellow Hufflepuff in the HHWP! I really enjoyed your descriptions of the rooms. You painted lovely pictures in my mind, making me feel like I was walking right along side Teagan. I also loved her character. I think you show her personality very well throughout the entire story. I would have liked to see you create reasons behind the rooms, some explaination for their existence. What purpose do the brains serve, and what is the mysterious reason behind the death chamber? But, seeing as your character was meant to have a limited scope of understanding, I suppose your Unspeakables could only give us so much ;) Fabulous job! Good luck with the scoring. FOR PHILBERT!!!
Author's Response: Yes, FOR PHILBERT! I want that Cup. Looking back on this, I do see what you mean, but the truth is I was so tired of writing such a long fic and wanted it over so I left those parts out. It would have certainly been interesting, though, you\'re right on that. Thank you so much Ashley, love, for reviewing this. It means so much!
Summary: Harry Potter steps through the veil deep within the Department of Mysteries, sacrificing himself in a final attempt to destroy Voldemort’s last Horcrux and vanquish the Dark Lord once and for all. On the other side Harry is reunited with many of his loved ones, who sadly tell him it is not his time. Despite heart wrenching pain Harry must return to the land of the living to conclude his final battle with Voldemort, with help from a new friend and a surprising source.
This story was written for the Harry’s Hospital Wing Project and was awarded the Order of the Hospital Wing: First Class.
Hooray, finally got a minute to read this story! A very interesting plot bunny, Harry being able to cross the veil when no one else can. I do believe there is still more to Harry than meets the eye, and this was an interesting idea. This has inspired some questions for the dueling club... keep an eye out ;) ~Ashley
Author's Response: I am so glad you read this story, it is sort of a special story to me. Not only did it do well in the challenge, but I was just really pleased with how it turned out. Yes, there is more to Harry. I don\'t know if this is it, but I was looking to write a DoM story, and I really wanted to write something emotional. I\'ll be looking for your questions on it in the Dueling Club. If they are anything like the last ones, I\'ll be writing another mini-essay! ;) Thanks so much for the review! ~Gina :)
Summary: With wedding preparations in full swing, tensions are high in the Weasley household. Fred and George blow off some steam by casting curses at each other, only to have Bill walk in on their magical mayhem. He decides to settle things down for the rehearsal dinner and casts a spell of his own on the twins. But Fred and George strike back at their older brother, ensuring a night everyone will remember.
This story was written for the One-Shot Challenge: The Twins and received second place.
Hehe, very nice. I thought Bill said he was going to change anyone if George and Fred told what had happened... That would have been fabulous to have the trio and Ginny switch bodies for awhile =) Anyway, lovely job, congrats on placing! ~Ashley
Author's Response: Hi! I\'m glad you liked it! I\'ll have to take another look at Bill\'s empty threat, I think. ;) I am rather proud of this piece, as I didn\'t think humor was a strong point for me. But it was such a great challenge I couldn\'t resist the opportunity to give it a try! I\'m glad you liked it, thanks for the congrats and the review!! ~Gina :)
Summary: Hermione can't sleep. Ron can't sleep. It's the night after Dumbledore's funeral, and they meet in the common room...Can Ron comfort Hermione? Can they admit the feelings they've been hiding for so long?
OneShot songfic to Deep Water by Jewel.
This was lovely, and very nicely written. I, too, and not a fan of super fluff in Ron/Hermione fics. This story had just enough =) I also usually don't like song fics, and this one didn't bother me, so great work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I was just reading your fic- Senses, and I loved it, so it\'s nice to know you like mine!
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Chloe my dear, I think you've found your niche in the realm of HP Fanfiction! You write Ron and Hermione very well, and given how naturally humorous you are, I think this story is going to be fantastic. Great start, dear! I look forward to reading more =)
Author's Response: Yay! Thank you so much for the huge compliments!!! I hope you like the rest of the story! I\'ll try and post more soon! :D
Summary: Harry and Ginny find a portrait tucked away in the Room of Requirement. It is a painting of a beautiful witch with chocolate brown hair and grey eyes, standing next to a very familiar wizard with long auburn hair and twinkling blue eyes. It is a painting of a couple who were once in love, and who were married at Hogwarts many years past. But fate intervened, and a tragic loss separated them. This is their story, a portrait of love lost – and found.
This story was written for the August Monthly Challenge - Weddings and was awarded first place.
I love the way you tied the standard wedding procedures into the growing conflict in London and the rest of the wizarding world. You really were skillful with layering in different ideas and objects, which I'm sure I'll see returning in the chapters to come. Excellent job so far, dear!
Author's Response: Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for coming by to read this story! And thank you for the comment on layering - you know I worked hard on that. ;) I do hope you read the rest of the story and enjoy it as well. Thanks again for the great review, it made my day! ~Gina :)
Summary: Written for the August Challenge #1 - Summer Weddings by Sarakime of Slytherin.
While most would be cheerful the day before their wedding day, Hermione's thoughts are only those of doubt and worry. Will her unsure heart prevent her from marrying her true love?
*jumps up and down and does the happy Beta dance* Yay! POSTED! Bravo my dear! This story was really fantastic, and I'm so happy that you wrote it. Your writing has really grown since your first story, and I'm so proud to be your Beta. *Huggles*
Author's Response: Thank you so much Ashley! That means a lot to me! *tear-eyed* You\'re the best beta ever!! :) *huggles*