When Ginny Weasley becomes Draco Malfoy's wife, he suspects neither her true identity nor her dangerous motives. But when all Hell breaks lose and their relationship takes unexpected turns, there is more at stake than preserving their marriage--namely, preserving their lives.Category: Long and Completed
(sigh) Lordie, lordie. I don't know what to think. I really don't. I wish I could tell you that I did. I have got to be honest. The most truthful, the most realistic, the most honest, the most... HEALTHY... ending would involve Ginny and Draco walking away from each other in some way. I really do not see how they can come together after this, after what he did, after what she knows. It's not exactly a matter of forgiveness, either. As George Orwell wrote after Winston Smith and Julia betrayed each other, "Something had been burnt out in him... cauterized out. There were things, his own acts, from which he could not recover." If Ginny had been at the Burrow then, Draco would have killed her too. How could he not? He could no more avoid it than he could avoid killing her brothers, her father, her mother. How can she live with that knowledge? In my own fics, this would be the part where I kill Draco off, frankly. But SOMETHING tells me that you're going to have a happier ending than that. ;) So... well, let's just say that I look forward to seeing how you're going to do it!!!
*COMPLETE* Destiny knew better than to bring these two together. One man, determined to draw back an errant Malfoy, is not so wise, and Ginny soon finds herself caught up in events that are not quite Fate.Category: Long and Completed
Oh, so cool! Another great story from HC!(bounces up and down excitedly.) I look forward to lots and lots more. It's fascinating to see Ginny left behind at Hogwarts with Draco, because I think it's very realistic as far as the way she would react, and also that Harry would have left her behind. (Although I certainly do hope that Ginny and Harry didn't have sex. Dear God, please, no.)
Hmm. I can't say that I think Draco was out of character here. However, that's because of the very particular and peculiar situation that he's in. I doubt he would have told Ginny so flatly that he loved her without that.
Author's Response: I\'m really glad you think so. That\'s the whole reason I\'ve been taking the progression of the romance SO slowly. I wanted to build it up to a point that would make a confession like this plausible, whereas any earlier, it definitely WOULD have been out of character. That, and like you said, his circumstances account for a lot too, which is what I was hoping people would take into consideration. I\'m happy you seem to think I did an all right job presenting that! Thanks!
Sequel to Break in the sun (till the sun breaks down). For a few blissful hours, the differences between them did not matter. But as Draco and Ginny struggle with their budding relationship, they must soon discover that many things separate them still - family, friends and society as well as their own explosive tempers. The future they want for themselves comes at a price, and reconciling what they each want out of life is a challenge that might just break them apart...Category: Works in Progress
I really like the way this story is going, largely because there are so few fics that face these issues. Generally, Ginny is attached to her family and Harry, and then switches to being attached to Draco. She never has a chance to find out who she really is for herself. Half the time, I want to drag her off to a Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting... but this Ginny is different, and I like it. :)
Author's Response: I completely agree - Ginny isn\'t the type who would submit to a man, not to Harry and certainly not to Draco, and I like her that way. Writing them both is great fun :) Thank you for reviewing, I\'m really pleased that you like the fic!
A witch and a wizard meet at Worlds' End. A Sandman crossover. Sequel to Sleep Spent.Category: Completed Short Stories
Well, I absolutely love this. I love all HP/Sandman crossovers, of course, and Draco and Ginny always seem like the most appropriate people in their generation to be in them. Kinda makes me wonder what comes next, though... (hopes for sequel)
Category: Long and Completed
Romance for three couples when Blaise and Luna use Shakespearean styled matchmaking to hook up Ginny and Draco. There's Much Ado about...something!Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill award for Best Romance- Non Canon on Mugglenet
* Written before the HBP, this tale presents an alternate sixth year in which Dumbledore lives, Draco is more than a foil to Harry, and Blaise Zabini is a girl. I hope readers who ship Draco/Ginny will enjoy the story which includes dancing with faeries, Celtic and Norse mythology, school holidays in London and Spain, and loads of fantasy and romance. "Is this a kissing book?" (to quote the Princess Bride) Yes, it is.*
Argh, so you write creepy Lucius too! ;)
I've been meaning to review this fic for awhile, but you know, what with one thing and another... Anyway, it's long and intricate, obviously, and I'm not sure how serious you're going to get as far as subject matter-- that's one of the really interesting aspects of your plot. But it also has a fun, fresh quality that's rare in a long D/G fic (I'm one of the worst offenders there. :P) I'm curious to see how you'll work all these plot threads out.
Author's Response: I\'m happy you reviewed now! I prefer \'menacingly sexy\' to creepy for Lucius. He definitely has a \'I could kill you...or kiss you\' air about him. :D I hope you like how the plot threads work out, and how the different couples and situations play out. Do you write angsty stories or \'menacingly sexy\' Draco fics? I think Draco would work well as the broody, \'is he falling in love with me or trying to kill me\' Gothic Romance hero!
"Perhaps it really didn't matter what he was, perhaps it just mattered that he was." Unexpected events lead to unexpected relationships. Can one person be so important to the destruction of Voldemort? Nothing happens by chance, but sometimes, life might be simpler if it did.Category: Works in Progress
You know, I really, really like this story. It's an underappreciated gem. It's quietly getting everything right-- Draco's reactions, Ginny's inner life, Harry's attitude, everything. I truly believe that this is the way things would have gone if HBP had had this ending.
Now, if you want more reviews... a word to the wise... think about upping the rating a tad. Just a suggestion. ;) You know, more D/G smut in the world is always a good thing...
Author's Response: Thank you, so much. Haha. There is plenty of time for D/G smut to come, no worries.
Currently standing at 190, the as-definitive-as-I-can-make-it list, compiled from various sources, along with a few of my own contributions.Category: Essays
Oh, come on. Can't he do #110 NOW??? ;) Although yes, it's true that this isn't outstandingly D/G.
Even if he only got a glimpse of her flame-coloured hair around a corner, it was enough. Enough to keep him breathing. Alive.Category: Works in Progress
Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all of the characters in his world are the property of J.K. Rowling and multiple movie companies and publishing houses. They get all of the money, I only get the pleasure of *breathy sigh* using Draco.
I really like this Draco. It's easy to just make him into a jerk who is Redeemed by Teh One True Love of Ginny, but I think your portrayal is actually a lot closer to what canon!Draco would be if this particular set of circumstances had happened. Anyway, we all hope to see more soon! :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much.
...to catch the conscience of the Boy Who Lived.Category: Works in Progress
GIANT SNERK!!! Oh, this was so funny. Harry is really a jerk, isn't he? Hopefully, a big comeuppance is on its way. :)
What really happened in the DH Epilogue of Doom. Poor, poor Harry, so very clueless...Category: Works in Progress
Chapter SIXTY-NINE quote of the day:
Ginny scowled at him. “You don’t know me very well.”
Draco shook his head, his eyes more sorrowful than ever. “No. I don’t. Eternity wouldn’t be long enough for that.”
“Why do I feel as if we’ve suddenly wandered into the set of a men’s cologne commercial?” complained Lucifer.
“Can’t you keep your damn mouth shut, Lucifer?” spat Draco.
“Please… really… I don’t think you should talk to him that way,” whispered Ginny.
So just in case anybody is reading this... NYT is the first of my long, unfinished fics that is in line for a major reboot. The revised version will be shorter, much more cleaned up, and a much better fic, I think. Then it'll be finished! :) Watch for it soon.
Valentine's Day brings a surprise, but not the one Ginny was hoping for.Category: Works in Progress
You know, I really love this story, and I'm very glad you're still posting chapters. I know you have many fics going on, but please do0 NOT abandon this fic... I MEAN it... voodoo curses will possibly be cast... ;) Anyway. Great chapter.
Potter is an idiot. He sits there, flirting, horribly, I might add, and still he gets no where. That’s because he doesn’t know the rules, wouldn’t know them even if they bit him. Fortunately, I know the rules. Not that it matters, the rules don’t apply to me. I’m not arrogant; I’m right. It isn’t being cocky if it’s true. When he wouldn’t pay her any attention, she went and found someone who would. Lucky girl, she caught the eye of the only man in this school who knew how to worship her properly.Category: Completed Short Stories
Smut, smut, a perfect storm of smut, one might say. Very interesting power dynamics between Draco and Ginny. You know what would really be interesting, though... a fic exploring how your Draco and your Ginny got together in the first place. It could be a one-shot... unlike some of us (snerk), you know how to write short wonderfully well, clearly...
Author's Response: Thank you! It means a lot to get a review from a writer I admire so much! But ahhh... compilation stories... they almost never work out for me! Much unlike you, and CCC, once I write a story, the plot bunny runs away.
Selling herself into a marriage contract, Ginny finds herself playing a deadly game, ultimately pitting her husband against her lover and a father against his son. Many twists and turns, depth and evil characters - and a long story of sweet and true love.Category: Long and Completed
New! Epilogue is up! Yes, I know, the story has been "complete" for a couple of years, but this ending has been partially written for a long time and it ties up some loose ends.
(pops head in)
I'm going back and reading most of this so that the epilogue will make sense. Then, there will be an actual REVIEW!!
(dives back into the 347317843972103.pi things-to-do list. ;)
Author's Response: You are a darling.... LOL :) Hugs.
(runs around yelling)
Okay, I'll leave a real review in the next couple of days. I have a headache and I'm going to bed early. So wait for it!! Coming soon!!
Author's Response: Best of luck with the headache! hope you feel better soon! (hubby has one - due to weather moving in, so I do hope it passes quickly! Hugs, and most best wishes!!!
Draco doesn't remember their past together, and now she's just a Weasley to him. Ginny will do anything -jump through all the hoops, pose as an interior decorator, tap dance -ANYTHING- to break the spell that erased his memory and make him love her again.Category: Long and Completed
Actually, I really began to like Ginny a lot more in this chapter. Her emotions were very believable, and it was clear that she wasn't about to let Draco walk all over her. I hope to see more of the same! :)
Author's Response: Anise! Glad to hear from you! :D Don't worry, there will be more Ginny-with-a-backbone in future chaps. ^_^ Thanks for reviewing!
Draco is proud and prejudiced, but he might not be the only one.Category: Works in Progress
Hi! (waves) I'm not sure why I never saw this fic before... anyway, great first chapter. Ginny has every reason not to want to have anything to do with Draco, so it'll be interesting to see how you work that one out. How funny that you had Lav and Parvati; they're in the next chapter of CK, and this is pretty much how I envisioned them, too.
Author's Response: Ack! Anise left me a review! I'm all aflutter! Lav and Parvati are fulfilling the roles of Lydia and Kitty Bennet in this fic, so I can take little credit for having envisioned them this way. What ARE they going to be like in yours, I wonder. I will have to wait and see, I suppose...
The nucleus accumbens is a collection of neurons within the forebrain. It is thought to play an important role in fear, addiction, and sex.Category: Completed Short Stories
Well, this certainly reminds me of why we spend a lot of time going over issues of ethics in research in the MSW program. Beautiful, really, REALLY disturbing. Something tells me that you had the Stanley Milgram experiments in mind, but I'm glad that Draco and Ginny were able to find each other at last.
Would Draco's sixth year have gone differently if someone had reached out to him? Peer into Draco's mind as he goes through this pivotal point. It is a year of extreme importance, and everything should be running smoothly. Unfortunately for our hero, an insistant redhead keeps disrupting his plans and making him doubt his intentions. Is Ginny enough to save Draco from the dark path he's traversing? Maybe.Category: Works in Progress
This really is a promising beginning to this story, but there never seems to be much rhyme or reason to why some stories receive zillions of reviews and some don't. So don't get discouraged, and keep writing and posting! :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I will :)
When Draco is sentenced to community service for his crimes in the war, he finds himself on the doorstep of Ginny Weasley's animal sanctuary. Stuck with each other and surrounded by beasts, Draco reluctantly does good while Ginny finds the company of Death Eaters surprisingly useful.Category: Long and Completed
What an adorable, detailed, and delightful read! I just loved seeing Draco as a surly stable lad. ;) More collaborations, ladies!
He wishes he could turn back time and make things right.Category: Completed Short Stories, Works in Progress
(sticks head in)
There WILL be real reviews. Lavish, long, real reviews!! ;) but I'm totally swamped with reviewing the ffn exchange right now. Soon-- I promise.
When Ginny is invited to go stay with her godmother in London to have her first season in pureblood society, she never imagined being married to Draco Malfoy would be added to the bargain...Category: Long and Completed
YES! YAY! ANOTHER CHAPTER! Ahem.
Anyway. Great, great chapter! What careful, thoughtful, slow development of the D/G relationship. There's some REAL physical attraction starting to happen, though-- and so well described! (It does make the reader wonder exactly how these two are ever going to reach the breakthrough that actually brings them together, though. I honestly think that they could be stuck at this point forever if something doesn't happen.) What a good idea for them to move out. Not ideal to be living in the same house as Mom and Dad, although it would have been common enough in that situation, I think. Well, we'll all have to see how it turns out...
Author's Response: Haha, thank you! For these two, moving out really was the best thing for them. It's obvious by this point that they are definitely attracted to each other, though you're right in thinking they're both being too stubborn to actually embrace that. Something definitely has to happen, but you'll have to wait until the next chapter to find out what. ^_~
Now, about Draco's potential backstory... for YOUR fic, and your Draco, I think you have his motivations exactly right. Each author is approached by a slightly different set of characters who demand to have their story told-- (there's that big white van AGAIN! And they're chasing me with the straightjackets! How do they keep finding me?? Hides in the garage. Anyway...)
A little ficlet wrote itself in my head about what happened in Draco's past. Very disturbing, though. It's similar to the events in NYL when he was 17, and Ginny went back in the Pensieve to see a terrible episode in his past. I don't think anything like it happened to *your* Draco. NYL's Draco certainly didn't choose to deal with it by suppressing his sexuality, but he did suppress his ability to love. Overall, I think that AMoC's Draco is unquestionably a lot better off, and he and Ginny have a much greater chance of working things out between them because of it.
Author's Response: I must admit, sometimes I feel like I'm doing nothing but expressing what a character wants me to say. It's why my Draco and Ginny characters can be quite different depending on each story. The most baffling Draco I have written was the one featured in 'Domino'. I barely knew him; he was a mystery to me just as much as he was to Ginny until he finally decided to open up and let me see what he was thinking.
... perhaps I should join you in the garage. :P
Anyway, from a psychological perspective it is certainly possible to believe that the Draco in this fic COULD have a dark past. Usually someone that suppressed has experienced some kind of abuse or gone through bad experiences. In this case, however, it is more to do with the extreme reserve you sometimes saw with Victorian Puritans. He just doesn't think it is 'right', so it is less about an instinctive need to defend and more of a moral dilemma. I agree that the Draco and Ginny of this story have a better chance of working things out, though. Once Draco lets go of his reserve and fears, he really has nothing to hold him back.
!!!! These chapters just keep getting better and better.... Everything about the D/G relationship here is just so exquisitely portrayed; it makes most of what's been written on that subject seem hurried and brief and rushed and just not satisfying. But what makes it interesting is that it's not just artificially created-- there's something within Draco that's making it extremely difficult for him to give in to his desire for Ginny, even when it's grown to become so much more than physical lust. (I really am envisioning a darker backstory for him here, even though I'm SURE it's not what you had in mind. :P) I don't think I've ever read a marriage fic where there was so much genuinely keeping this pair psychologically apart even after they're irrevocably bound. SO much good stuff here! And much more to come, I'm sure. :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you feel that way! It would be horrid if you thought the story got worse with every chapter. I'm especially happy you are liking the pacing of the DG relationship. I really didn't want to rush the romance in this story, and that meant I had to find a good 'barrier' to keep Draco and Ginny apart. In the end, it has ended up being their own scruples and fears. If Draco was more comfortable with his sexuality and passions, I expect that he would have seduced Ginny a loooooong time ago. Same goes for Ginny; if she wasn't such a virginal little prude, she'd probably have been a lot more forward. Out of the two of them, however, she is the much more impulsive, which is why I thought it fitting she should be the one to take action first.
I'm interested to know what kind of backstory you are envisioning for Draco. For me, I just felt he is extremely reserved with his emotions and has some very high scruples. He definitely wants to have sex with Ginny, but because she made it so clear that she didn't want to have sex with him, and because he knows he pretty much forced her into the marriage, I think he feels like he can't make a move on her unless he knows for sure that this is really what she wants. For him, it's a matter of respect, and he has enough self-control to actually enforce that. I also think he is just naturally one of those people who takes a while to get comfortable with physical intimacy. That said, I would be very curious to know your thoughts. At the end of the day, I just write what comes natural to me - I don't profess to know everything about my characters.
Ha. I TOLD you that you could write smut. Told you so, told you so.... (skips around singing.) Anyway. It was beautiful mild smut! See, that wasn't so bad, was it? ;)
You've really given the D/G relationship time to develop here, and that works so well. Nothing has been rushed. And all of this happened at the right time-- if the tension had gone on for much longer, it wouldn't have worked, either. They still have a way to go, but it'll be fascinating to see how it all gets fleshed out!
Author's Response: I could have sworn I had replied to this. *scratches head*
Anyway, I've always been aware I could write smut; it was more a choice not to, lol. I actually wrote a very smutty one-shot for another fandom last year, but I later went back and edited the heck out of it so all the explicit stuff is gone. I suspect I will do the same with this chapter at some point (toned down and mild as this smut is). I dunno, for me it really is a personal thing. I always said I wouldn't write smut, and then I did and I've never really felt comfortable with those certain fics/one-shots since. I guess I'm just one of those people who really can't enjoy smut, whether it be reading or writing. A part of me is always thinking 'I'm not really comfortable with this'.
Rambles aside, I am glad you felt this was the right moment. I did so much want their relationship to develop as naturally as possible, so that by the time they did have sex it felt 'right'. Now I've just got to finish editing the rest of the chapters. *sigh*