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And You Will Have Me Live by Seraphime Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 35]
Summary: Pansy Parkinson's life had been set in stone since she was a little girl with no hope of it ever changing. However a chance meeting on Christmas Day with Ron Weasley changes everything for better and for worse.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Draco Malfoy, George Weasley, Pansy Parkinson, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Angst, Het, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 92518 Read Count: 9501
[Report This] Published: 09/18/2009 Updated: 09/30/2010
Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/16/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Absolutely brilliant story. Ron and Pansy are written so well, which is refreshing since Ron always seems to be written as the bumbling, shelfish, insensitive jerk and Pansy is always a simpering, shrill bint. I always appreciate a story that redeems them a bit. I love Hermione as much as the next fangirl, but I easily get sick of the martyr status she's depicted in in so many stories.

And the relationship that Pansy and Draco share is wonderful. It's raw and honest and almost cathartic in a wierd way for both of them. Like they turn to each other for love, companionship, comraderie and understanding, but also (besides apparently having to live together for a reason I can't wait to find out about) kind of keep each other around to remind them both of the mistakes they made in the past and the things they were forced to do. Almost to remind themselves that from now on they always want to be the ones in control of their lives.

And then there are so many questions I have. What is the meaning behind Pansy's purple eyes and why are they so dangerous to show? Why can't anyone know where they live and why can't she choose who gets to floo into her own house? Why do she and Draco live together even now? What exactly is going on with Hermione and why did she push Ron away? Who is behind creating Lycanserum of all things and what exactly does Harry think is going on?

I know I'm rambling but well written stories get me very excited. And now that I've made a complete fangirl out of myself, I'll end by saying that I love this story andcan't wait for the update.



Author's Response:

First off, I apologize for not responding soon. Christmas hols weren't the most fun for me but this review put a smile on my face when my morning started to turn bad.

I'm glad you love the story. This really did start out as a way to redeem both because I was sick of everything out there depicting both of them as you said. Sadly, I can't even read Hermione fics anymore because of this.

As to your questions -- they will all be answered at some point or the other. This story isn't entirely forthcoming with information only because this is Pansy's tales and since she knows the back story, she doesn't often reveal what the reader needs to know until Ron finds out. A little more information is in the newest chapter that was posted last night and if you read carefully you will find an answer 0:)

Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/05/2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 12

Ooooooh, fantastic. I am a quiver with excitement to see what happens next. Thanks for the update, and as usual an amazing story. Keep it up!

Author's Response: Thank you! I have the next chapter in the beta's hands so there should be an update sooner than later!

Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/10/2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14

Ohhhh my. I've completely gone to jelly with the epicness of that chapter. So many questions have finally been answered, and they've exceeded my expectations. I think I might be onto who she actually is, and if I'm right then this story is truly epic (there I go saying epic again, but I think it's appropriate). I just need one final question answered and then I can piece it all together. Until then, as usual fantastic story and I CANNOT wait for the next few chapters. Five stars.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! It made my day. What would you do if I told you there is even more buried in this story? The next chapter is already in my lovely beta's hands so hopefully it will be up next week. 0:)

Silenced by Kohala Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: After referring to Voldemort by name in the presence of Death Eaters, Ron Weasley is unknowingly cursed for his actions. Harry and Hermione must figure out how to help their friend before his time runs out.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Contains Spoiler for HBP, Contains Spoilers for DH, Hurt/Comfort, Strong Language, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 50547 Read Count: 7102
[Report This] Published: 01/17/2010 Updated: 05/26/2010
Reviewer: taomaster Signed
Date: 04/22/2010 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

I love this story. I always check to see if there is an update. Keep them coming. And I'm glad to see that Ron is getting better. I was afraid that they wouldn't find him in time. Though I am still afraid of what tricks Bellatrix has up her sleeve. Unfortunately for Ron, I doubt this is over just yet. And I wonder if they'll ever find out that Narcissa was probably the one that sent them that information to help Ron. Anyways, can't wait for the next update! 

Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/04/2010 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Whoa, talk about intense. I absolutely love this story and can't wait for an update. I'm still curious to find out exactly what curse it is that Bellatrix put on Ron. And I can't wait to see how his family reacts to what just happened or seeing him with the dark mark. Ten stars for you.

Silver Medal by Riku Murasaki Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Neville Longbottom and Ron Weasley both love Harry Potter. Unfortunately, Harry doesn't bend that way. Thus, they find themselves feeling utterly alone, but one afternoon, the Room of Requirement and a bottle of Romanian vodka may just remedy that situation...
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Minor Fluff, Slash, Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7239 Read Count: 1274
[Report This] Published: 04/23/2010 Updated: 09/22/2010
Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/27/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Left in the Dust

I like it a lot so far. And don't worry, I forgive you for ending the Voldemort saga before the story even began. It's better than other stories that take place during the trio's Hogwarts years where there is no explanation for the lack of a war going on. But really, I like the characterizations so far. Neville isn't a simpering idiot, and I appreciate it. I'm interested to see what Ron is feeling and if he'll end up confiding to Harry the way Neville (unwillingly, perhaps)did.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I agree about Neville. He's usually made to seem a little stupid. I try to avoid that, but I'm a little afraid of how it'll look in the first and second chapters, now. His nerves get the better of him, and he tends to ramble a lot because of it...

Meet in the Middle by coffee_n_cocoa Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Rebuilding the family name has to start somewhere, and it might as well be with Neville.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom
Genres: Ficlet, General
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Contains Spoilers for DH, EWE
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 655 Read Count: 457
[Report This] Published: 08/10/2010 Updated: 08/10/2010
Reviewer: taomaster Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/12/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting story. I really like the dynamic that Neville and Draco have, with Neville not being a quivering child anymore. And I appreciated that there was only a seed of possible friendship potential planted there. This would make a really interesting multi chaptered fic. Anyways, good job.