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A Dangerous Mission by shieldmaiden Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: When the Order learns of a unique plot to kidnap Harry Potter, they attempt an equally unique way to turn the situation to their advantage.

Written as a gift for wolfiekins during this years bestmates_xmas gift exchange. The story is canon compliant up through Half Blood Prince, and then presents an Alternate Future, disregarding Deathly Hallows in its entirety.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Peter Pettigrew, Ron Weasley, Voldemort
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Mystery
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Bondage, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2016 Read Count: 1585
[Report This] Published: 12/28/2007 Updated: 12/28/2007
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 12/29/2007 Title: Chapter 1: A Dangerous Mission

That was pretty clever.  You got me, and I had to read it again to get all the players straight.  Good job!

Special Gifts by oldenuf2nobetter Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 125]
Summary: Past Featured StoryTen years after a tragic accident costs Harry Potter the love of his life and leaves him with unexpected complications, he's called back from a life of self-imposed exile to the help the child of an old friend, with the help of an old adversary.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Contains Spoiler for HBP, EWE, Frottage, Hurt/Comfort, Rimming, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 129975 Read Count: 28200
[Report This] Published: 01/16/2008 Updated: 01/16/2010
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 02/26/2008 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 10: Our Lives are About Living...

I've just read your 1st 10 chapters in a few hours.  You've done a marvelous job with a lot of original ideas.  I think my favorite is how absolutely nasty Hermione is, because it's so very different from her usual fanfic persona (and her canon character, of course).  Ron the ghost is delightful & poignant, Harry is so very tortured & delicious.  I like how you switch the pov's - oh, and when the twin made a crack about Draco drooling, that was so spot on.  I'm glad I finally started your WIP, and I'll look forward to future chapters.

Author's Response: Thanks so much, and I'm so glad that you're enjoying this.  I'll try to be better about getting the chapters posted more regularly, now that Valentine's Day is over.

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 03/13/2008 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 12: Dressing the Part

This is my favorite WIP right now.  You are doing an awesome job.  The "dressing up" of Harry in this chapter was very sexy & the transformation you described was very vivid & appealling.  Can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: I'm so glad that you are enjoying it, and thanks so much for the kind words. 

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 03/24/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

I was so excited to see another chapter up.  I can't wait to see more.  Draco & Harry are incredible in this story, incredibly appealing.  You made my day!

Author's Response: Oh, yay!  That makes me happy!

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 04/30/2008 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 16: Seeking Answers

I am so grateful that you're updating this story.  It's fascinating & I can't wait to find out what happens.  Draco & Harry are terrific characters.  It's so well-written, having the Fat Lady in the opening scene in this chapter, eavesdropping and interrupting, was an exquisite touch.  Keep it up!

Author's Response: Thank you so much.

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 05/31/2008 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 19: Child of the Heart

So excited to see a new chapter.  Draco's admissions and the "child of the heart" - so touching & well done.  I can see we are getting to the climax of the story soon.  I can't wait!

Author's Response: Thanks, love.

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 06/24/2008 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 22: Something of His Own

I really really love this story - thank you, thank you!  We're really getting to the exciting part now!

Longing by IamShadow Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: In the months following Voldemort's defeat, Harry and Ron turn to each other.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Trio
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Angst, Contains Spoilers for DH, EWE, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Minor Fluff, Slash
Series: Longing
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2912 Read Count: 1221
[Report This] Published: 01/17/2008 Updated: 01/17/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 01/17/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Longing

That was a very nice trio fic without being graphic.  Great job.

Author's Response: Thank you! I wanted this to have a gentle feel, and smut didn't fit. However, I did write an "outtake" for this called Bedfellows, which is being approved by the mods as we speak, which was specifically about Ron and Harry's first time, and it's smutty. It just felt better as its own piece.

Point Of View by scribooty Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Sometimes, the way you see another can change in the blink of an eye. Harry and Hermione learn that lesson themselves. With, you know, sex.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Genres: Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12597 Read Count: 3265
[Report This] Published: 01/21/2008 Updated: 01/26/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 01/23/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Harry

Well-written story, and I particularly liked the snide comments of Blaise Zabini - they really added the outside observer's POV!

"I'll Sing You Lullabies" by oldenuf2nobetter Rated: GP - General Public [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Harry gets home late, the wakes later to find Draco's half of the bed empty...
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Drama, Ficlet, Fluff, PWP, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1335 Read Count: 4143
[Report This] Published: 01/31/2008 Updated: 01/31/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 04/30/2008 Title: Chapter 1: I'll Sing You Lullabies

I thank you for this story, and for the song link.  I listened to it, and then to a tear-jerker great song called "My Young Man" by the same artist.  Wow.

Someday by scribooty Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Harry and Hermione know who and what they want. It’s really just a problem of when.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger
Genres: Angst, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1543 Read Count: 523
[Report This] Published: 02/12/2008 Updated: 02/12/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 02/13/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You wrote a really beautiful story with a great mood, nice structure starting with the kiss & then getting back to it leter, and lovely details.  Great job.

Author's Response: thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

Noticed Him Fading by marksykins Rated: RT - Restricted Themes [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Draco hates France, the Ministry, owls, and Harry Potter
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: D/S, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3778 Read Count: 446
[Report This] Published: 03/16/2008 Updated: 03/16/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 03/17/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hey, I liked Draco's POV, and his bitterness, and the realistic details.  Good job.

Rubric Moments by IamShadow Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: Harry's life was never easy, but it sure was simpler before he started seeing red. And he just knows that being stuck in a tent with his two best mates shagging every night is bound to send him insane. Then there's that whole hunt for the Horcruces, and eventual battle with Voldemort himself to worry about. Why can't he just catch a break, for once?
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, OFC, Ron Weasley, Various
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Contains Spoiler for HBP, EWE, Het, Masturbation, OC, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Twincest, Voyeurism
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15758 Read Count: 11245
[Report This] Published: 03/25/2008 Updated: 04/19/2008
Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 03/28/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One: Silver, Blood and Moonlight

I like the tone of the story, and this chapter (2) was pretty funny and lighthearted.  Especially for a story with Harry performing a sexual ritual in public!

Author's Response: Thank you! So much of what I write is melancholy. This series was an attempt to write something with much more humour. That's not to say there aren't moments of sadness, but the series as a whole is pretty upbeat, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Naked stoned Harry painted in woad is possibly one of my favourite things ever.

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 04/05/2008 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: Triumph, Tickling and Touching

Your description of the growth & explosion of Harry's climax in this chapter is massively sexy & really satisfying.  Hot, hot stuff.

Author's Response: Thank you! It had to be hot, but also kind of dizzying at the same time, because both of them are more than a little bit drunk, and neither of them is really wanting to think too much about what they're doing. It's very instinctive, despite the fact that Ron's 'planned' this to a degree. There wasn't going to be declarations of love on either of their parts, or marathon perfect sex, because they're seventeen and drunk and horny. A quick but nonetheless mind-blowing frot that probably took under five minutes was all they were up for. :)

Reviewer: laurac Signed
Date: 04/17/2008 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter Eleven: Superfluence, Celebration and Chagrin

Great, great chapter.  The picture - awesome, first time I've seen one in a fanfic!  A little Ron/Harry chemistry, interrupted by magic shooting stars & fireworks, then wrap it all up with the Tale of Snape.... great original ideas & very unpredicable.

Author's Response:

I actually used pictures in Chapter Three, as well, so I didn't have to describe Bryn Celli Ddu, and to show what an astrolabe was. And Chapter Four had a fabulous bit of art, created for me by dindalay.

Writing about fireworks vs shooting stars was a LOT of fun, and of course was drawn from canon. We know that Dedalus Diggle set off shooting stars in Kent when Voldemort was vanquished the first time (hence why the trio are camping out in Kent) but also that wizards love fireworks, which are a Muggle invention, based on simple chemistry. I liked theorising about why and how fireworks got popular, when the shooting stars spell is free, and simple to perform, if you've got a wand. Because fireworks are new, and flashy, and Muggle-origin, I can see them being popular amongst the younger generation, whereas older wizards like Ron's Uncle Bilius and Dedalus Diggle would prefer the spell, because of nostalgia, but also because of distrust of newer, Muggle-based things that have the potential to injure. This whole section also gave me a chance to write clever!Ron again. Though Hermione's good for facts and figures about important things, and obscure bits of history, there are big gaps in her knowledge of everyday things in the magical world. The shooting stars spell, because it's not 'useful', probably isn't taught at Hogwarts, but a child raised in a magical household, like Ron, would know of it and recognise it, even if he hasn't cast it himself.

The idea of Snape being the slayer of Voldemort came to me very, very early, back when this story was going to be a short one-shot. I had the first sentence of this chapter written back when it was only a couple of thousand words long, and I just had to keep tabbing it down more and more, as this story grew and grew. I loved the idea of Harry, rather than being relieved, being indignant that someone else fulfilled his destiny, and there's absolutely nothing he can do about it. He's done all the hard work, running around destroying Horcruces, and Snape has swooped in at the last moment and stolen all the glory.