Penname: melakem [Contact] Real name: melissa decker
Member Since: 07/31/2007
Membership status: Member
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forty-three, mother of four, wife of one, reads too much.
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Special Interests by Mad Maudlin Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 2]
Summary: To each his (or her) own.

Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1552 Read Count: 622
[Report This] Published: 09/17/2006 Updated: 09/18/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 05/07/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Special Interests

I'm sure I've read this before.  It's quite sexy, and quite amusing, too.  I loved the last line, and the fact that Ron laughed.

Midnight Confessions by alloy Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 58]
Summary: “I love you Hermione Granger,” he whispered, wishing he had the courage to say it to her properly, to her face.

“Then why are you snogging Lavender Brown?” Came an unexpected reply.

In the infirmary Ron & Hermione come to an understanding, but not before they make their 'Midnight Confessions' and in that brief period before Bill's wedding Ron takes charge of his life planning a future with the woman he loves.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: Midnight Confessions
Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 49671 Read Count: 44313
[Report This] Published: 09/27/2006 Updated: 07/27/2011
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 10/02/2008 Title: Chapter 2: Scary Sometimes

I pulled this off of the random story button, and am so glad I did.  I like the touching bittersweetness I've felt while reading these first two chapters, and am quite looking forward to reading the rest!

Pretense by modestyrabnott Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Past Featured StoryHermione feels as if she's watching her life transpire from the outside rather than living it. This is what's on her mind as she sits here, waiting for them, in the same pub where they come weekly to rehearse their lives.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: None
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-09) The Magic Behind the Masque
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-09) The Magic Behind the Masque
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1619 Read Count: 1730
[Report This] Published: 09/30/2006 Updated: 09/30/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 11/28/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Pretense

Sigh.  This is as perfectly wonderful today as it was the first time I read it.

My Kindgom for a Horse by Attila Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Diamonds? Sandwiches? The Forever kind of love?

Romance and shooting stars and fireworks only take you so far, and they’re rather silly, at that.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Various, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1205 Read Count: 781
[Report This] Published: 10/08/2006 Updated: 10/08/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 07/17/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is beautiful, simply beautiful!  I love this whimsical, yet very practical Hermione!  (Himself won my heart one Valentine's day by bringing home a salami sandwich with mustard.  It's one of my all-time favorite gifts!)

Make You Feel Pretty - An Ugly Girls Story by alloy Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Can Ron Weasley make the most important girl in his life feel pretty? An Ugly Girls Story, an outtake from the Smell of Lavender.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, OFC, Ron Weasley
Genres: Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: Minor Fluff
Series: Ugly Girls Club
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1232 Read Count: 1899
[Report This] Published: 10/12/2006 Updated: 10/13/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 08/20/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Make You Feel Pretty

I loved this!  If I tried to go on about each reason why, it would come across as gushing, so, I'll just say that I found it to be incredibly touching.

By Any Other Name by WoollyBladders Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 3]
Summary: To Hermione, it was a reasonable request. To Ron, it was a personal attack.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Contains Spoiler for HBP, Het, Minor Fluff
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1509 Read Count: 879
[Report This] Published: 10/13/2006 Updated: 10/13/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 05/11/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Fantastic!  This was as funny as it was sweet!  (I loved the line, "On the inside, Ron beamed in triumph. On the outside...Ron beamed in triumph.")

Smell Of Lavender by alloy Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: How do you remember the final battle?

Draco Malfoy struggles with his father's legacy, and his own actions.

The Final battle viewed through memories and dreams, and sometimes the memories are worse than the dreams.

Told mostly from Draco's point of view.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Lavender Brown, Draco Malfoy
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 20817 Read Count: 5379
[Report This] Published: 11/06/2006 Updated: 07/20/2007
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 04/14/2009 Title: Chapter 13: I'm yours

What amazing writing.  I just read this straight through today.  I believe I've read some, if not all, of it before.  I can't think why I wouldn't have reviewed.  It's really wonderful.  I love the insight that each vignette offered.  I like the writing style which allows me to hear each chapter as if it were being quietly spoken to me as I watched the scenes play out.  I like Draco being redeemed, and I love all the various relationships.  Ron and Harry especially make me happy, as, of course, do Ron and Hermione.  (And I loved the author's and beta's notes.  There was some good humor in there!)

Best Gift by mapleandmahogany Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary: Ron/Hermione - a gift from an unknown person
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Drabbles
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-12) Yule Challenge
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-12) Yule Challenge
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 447 Read Count: 1183
[Report This] Published: 12/02/2006 Updated: 12/02/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 05/04/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Best Gift

Sigh.  You will always be one of my very favorite authors.  You do such wonderful things with words.  Your characters don't just come alive, the way you write them, it's as if they've always existed, you simply captured them.

Kiddie Kare for Hogwarts Teachers by Alexannah Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Welcome to Hogwarts’ own Day Care Centre. Please take a seat, and I’ll be with you as soon as I’ve stopped Severus and Albus throwing blocks. Poppy, sand isn’t a food, and Minerva, nor is paint. No, I don’t think Sybill likes the taste either …
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Argus Filch, Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Mystery
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Minor Fluff
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2141 Read Count: 619
[Report This] Published: 12/03/2006 Updated: 12/03/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 12/30/2008 Title: Chapter 1: The Discovery

This is really funny!  I loved it and would like to read the rest if you finish it.  (I followed the random story link, but will have to go back and see how long ago you published it.  It really is a great premise!)

A Sweet Christmas by willowwand Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 13]
Summary: Ron was fixated on her lips...
Categories: The Broomshed > Drabbles
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: Willowwand's Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 109 Read Count: 1806
[Report This] Published: 12/10/2006 Updated: 12/10/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 02/27/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've always loved candy canes.  Now I'm going to think about this everytime I eat them.  I'm not sure if that's good or not, laughing.  Great little piece!

Connection by spidergirl Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: A drabble, in response to the prompt "Glow"

Ron's musings about his first time making love to Hermione.
Categories: The Broomshed > Drabbles
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: Strong Sexual Content
Series: Spidergirl's Drabbles and Ficlets Collection.
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 268 Read Count: 926
[Report This] Published: 12/15/2006 Updated: 12/15/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 01/25/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Sigh, I always love SpiderGirl stories!  This is lovely.  Just lovely.

Author's Response: Aww, thank you so much!

Summary: After a week away on Ministry business, will Arthur survive his arrival home?
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace
Characters: Arthur Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Molly Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2857 Read Count: 311
[Report This] Published: 12/18/2006 Updated: 12/18/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 03/07/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hello!  What a wonderful little tale!  I loved it.  You've perfectly captured the heart of a stay-at-home momma and the stresses that can build up into too much to handle!  Arthur is a lovely husband.  (The twins antics for the week brought a big smile and more than a few laughs!)

Click... Whirr... by thesteppyone Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Hermione wakes up not quite knowing where she is. But one thing is comforting, Ron and Harry are arguing. Not normally something that would be a comfort, but at least they were there with her, all still alive.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: General
Time Period: None
Warnings: Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2702 Read Count: 1346
[Report This] Published: 12/22/2006 Updated: 12/22/2006
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 04/11/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nicely done.  I especially liked Ron seeing that Hermione was awake, but not mentioning it to Harry.  And the Click...Whirr of the machines was a nice reminder that we were in a muggle hospital room.  Hospitals seem so quiet, but, spend the night alone in a room, and you realize how many small noises there are in the background of the general hush.

Maybe it Should Hurt More by illem Rated: MT - Mature Themes [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Sometimes pretending is the only way to survive.
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Charlie Weasley
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Mystery
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5067 Read Count: 792
[Report This] Published: 12/23/2006 Updated: 03/07/2007
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 08/01/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I wish this had been continued.  It's an intriguing bit of work, and I'm a huge Charlie Weasley fan.

Balance by modestyrabnott Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: So much has changed for us, Ron thought. There was a time when he thought of her as just a friend. He couldn’t fully remember it, because his feelings had become more complicated than that a very long time ago.

Summer at the Burrow, and a special night for Ron and Hermione.

**Written as a sequel to Boxcar, but may be enjoyed separately.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Vacant Rooms
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2391 Read Count: 1606
[Report This] Published: 01/14/2007 Updated: 01/14/2007
Reviewer: melakem Signed
Date: 03/01/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this.  Hermione asking, "Come off it, Ronald.  You think I can't charm a banner to hang?", was a great laugh!