Hi there. Sadie here. :)
Edit: Whoa. I won the QQ Awards?! OH MY GOODNESS! *DIES WITH JOY* Wow! I'm honored, guys, thank you. It was flattering enough just being nominated along with so many other amazing fics. *Bows before other nominees* An extra special thank-you and chocolate kisses to everyone who nominated it, for everyone on the panel who voted for it, and for everyone who continues to support it. You guys are the absolute best readers an author could ever have. *Hugs tightly* Thanks to the MNFF mods for holding the contest and for sending me this beautiful banner as well:
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I'm an English/Political Science major-- sophmore in college. I was a LOTR fan first and foremost, until four years ago when a friend of mine quite literally forced me to read Philosopher's Stone. I'm happy she did, because I can't imagine my life without my beloved Harry.
I'm a bit of a delusional shipper, as it were. Canon does and always will come first, but romance is a personal preference, so really can't be held to the "canon standard." R/Hr + H/G = the monster living under my bed that I've feared since childhood. Every H/Hr story I write is an attempt to slay that monster. ;)
To my "Fifteen Minutes" readers: I'd just like to clarify that I do not believe in suicide. I know this story portrayed it in an almost noble light, but it remains an act of cowardice and selfishness. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and if you experience suicidal thoughts, I beg that you tell someone close to you.
--Avenged Sevenfold: Wow. I can't believe it's been nearly 4 months since my last update. Perhaps, in a response to a review on the upcoming Chapter 15, I'll explain myself. But for now, I'd just like to assure everyone that I'm back in action, and I'll not be leaving you guys hanging. Chapter 15 is now posted.
--Through the Fire: This story is coming along at a painfully slow pace. I do intend on finishing it, but AS is my heart's project and so TtF will be playing second fiddle until AS is complete.
--The Mourning After: This one's undergoing some major construction at the moment, so I've taken it off the site for now. It'll be back in due time.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if the urge strikes you! (My screen name is SecretKeeper87)
UPDATE: Guys, I'm back!
The innocence I’ve lost
The blood it's cost
Leaves unhealed scars within.
But I will not abate,
I will employ the hate
That has been planted deep inside.
I will not falter
Valor will not tire,
And I will survive
This trial by fire.
Many things are different now. Potions class is the least of the trio's worries. Battling dragons would be a welcome alternative to what it is they're attempting to battle now. The Order of the Phoenix is hallow without its leading member. And when someone close to Harry is stolen, Dumbledore's rhetoric of love, hope, and faith is challenged. Harry's strength and resolve are pushed to their limits. Loyalties are tested and new leaders emerge while Harry and Hermione struggle to balance new emotions and uncharted territory. Yet while this time after sixth year proves to be drastically unlike anything Harry's ever experienced, some truths remain, and some affections stand solid.
A novel-type story that explores the engimas of Snape, Horcruxes, war, and above all, the puzzle of love. HBP compliant. HHr.
The things they carried were not always visible, or tangible. They were not always pocket-sized reminders or magical objects or wands or potions. They were not always spoken of.
But they were always there.
Summary: Fifteen tries for fifteen years,
Worth of doubt and lies...
“I can do it,” he says,
“I want to serve the Dark Lord.”
Fifteen minutes to change your mind.
Summary: ONE-SHOT. [Fifteen minutes, gone in a flash. Fifteen minutes, an eternity passed. Fifteen tries for fifteen years, Worth of doubt and lies… “I can do it,” he says, “I want to serve the Dark Lord.” ...Fifteen minutes to change your mind.]
Summary: Snow is simply miraculous-- so delicate, and yet indestructible. It can teach lessons, widen eyes, and even open hearts. (One-Shot.)
Summary: ONE-SHOT. Minor fluff warning.
There was just no way around it. Whether it was necessary or not, heroic or not, there was simply no escaping the fact of his actions. He had killed.
And he made me just like him… Harry thought miserably.
Summary: THE LAST CHAPTER IS IN! Read, review and enjoy!
The first battle of the second War- Dementors illegally issuing the Kiss on Death Eaters- A murder in the Weasley family- Voldemort's plans- Dumbledore's and Harry's struggle.
In the midst of this chaos and hardship, Hermione is left feeling slightly disheartened. When Harry and Ron are temporarily unavailable to befriend her, an ironic and seemingly platonic relationship is born. Will it ease the pain of the War's influence, or will it only create further turmoil for a girl that needs anything but?
And in the end, a terrible decision is left to be made; one that no natural person would envy.