Someone stole Draco's memories of the time he spent with Ginny years ago, and he's determined to get them back.Category: Works in Progress
Ooh, I LOVE this chapter! So much drama, so many pieces of information tantalizingly revealed. So Ginny DID almost wipe his memory... and I have to think that this is going to come back at some point, especially because Draco believes she never would have done it. But she wasn't the one who did it... on to the next chapter.
So glad to see you writing and posting again!! I really love the way this fic is going so far... you grab our attention right away and develop tension between Draco and Ginny really well. The tension isn't revolving around whether or not they're going to end up in bed (because that's where they were at the beginning! ;), but rather the question of what's going on. And honestly, that has a lot more potential. At first, I thought that there was really no reason why he necessarily would remember her, but then... wow, the way this chapter ends! So intrigued, and I want to read more. :)
Wow, the plot thickens!! I'm not sure if there's actually any chance that it could have been Blaise... or if that's a red herring... or if it's a double bluff and maybe he actually did do it after all... or... anyway. Poor Ginny. :( It does kind of bring up the question of exactly how they got back together in the first chapter... were they just randomly in the same bar? Or what? Anyway... really looking forward to more!
Yay-- so happy to see another chapter! There will be an actual review after this quarter is over... it's nuts... this is what I get for going back to school. ;)
Author's Response: I only have 13 chapters written, and that's where I was like, "I don't know where to go with this," but I'm hoping I can gain some ideas since people really like this story.
Thanks so much for posting! :) Okay, even though the quarter isn't over yet... I still had to r and r this. So it actually was Theo all along... it makes sense. There's a scene between Draco and Theo that JKR stated she originally wrote and ended up not putting in the books... hopefully, maybe we'll all get to see it one day, because the potential dynamic between those two has always been fascinating. Is memory modification actually not illegal? I honestly can't remember exactly what was said in canon. It's such a creepy concept, no matter what. And I think Ginny is right to believe that any return to "normal life" is not going to be so simple. But she and Draco will work it out, I think. ;) Looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Of course! Honestly, I don't know if it's illegal or not, because I don't remember if it's mentioned. But maybe. Logically, I don't see why it would be though.
The scarlet steam engine is pulling out of the station, and Draco and Ginny must come to terms with their past before a new year at Hogwarts begins.Category: Completed Short Stories
This story. THIS STORY. COMPLETELY AMAZING. THIS CAN'T BE THE END YOU HAVE TO WRITE MORE!!!!
This is just... EVERYTHING about this is so perfect. The plot structure. The narrative arc. The information so teasingly doled out. The beautiful writing passages (I'd almost have to quote the whole thing to really talk about them..) Just... EVERYTHING.
But especially what came after this:
Even after he had left their compartment, her hands continued to tremble, as if her body was still suffering from the aftershocks of the Cruciatus Curse he had casted at her so many months ago.
(Okay, if we're going to be REALLY picky, "cast" would be the correct word. ;) But this is like one of those pieces of Lakota beadwork where the artist included a single wrong bead to symbolize the imperfection of humanity.)
I don't know if Draco casting Cruciatus on Ginny is actual canon in any way or not, but I think that it doesn't matter, because it's such a perfect hinge for this story to turn on.
There isn’t some kind of stupid artificial barrier between them, something that could be cleared up with a few words, a meaningless misunderstanding. No. Instead, there’s a solid reason for unforgiving anger. We can feel Ginny’s fury when she remembers what Draco did to her, and we know that we’d feel the same way. Whether this refers to an incident that was ever official canon in any way (interviews… or articles… or referred to in a fic.. or whatever..) it feels very believable.
And they had some kind of a previous relationship too! It’s just PERFECT, the way this is revealed. After her justifiable anger, we learn that she also has another reason to remember him, that he is entangled with her heart.
And then the way that they don't have an artificial reconciliation... and in reality, we can't even be sure that they would. It's very possible that this is the perfect place to end this story after all. SO PERFECT. (sighs blissfully) Your writing has evolved so much, and I want to ALWAYS keep seeing more and more of it. :)
Author's Response: Anise!! This review inspired legit, literal tears. I don't know what to say except thank you! You are a writer that I admire so much, and to read these words from you means a lot.
You know, I'm not 100% sure about canon, but I THINK it IS canon that during Deathly Hallows, Hogwarts students were forced to perform Unforgivables on each other during their Dark Arts class with Amycus Carrow. So, if that's the case, then Draco certainly must have cast an Unforgivable on a fellow student at some point (most likely not a Slytherin). My head canon is that the Carrows forced Draco to punish students with Unforgivables outside of class, partly to punish him for being such a coward and partly to try and build him up into the Death Eater they expected him to be. It's never stated in canon that Draco DID cast any Unforgivables on Ginny or Neville, but it doesn't seem impossible to me that he did.
Thank you for pointing out the cast vs casted thing. I knew it had to be wrong because it sounded so wrong, but I didn't bother to change it because I wasn't sure enough. I'll fix that ASAP though. ;) Thank you so much for reading and for leaving such a wonderful review!!!
Successful business mogul Draco Malfoy has nothing on his wish list for Christmas - he already has it all. That is, until someone reminds him of what he gave up long ago to get there. Based on the movie of the same name.Category: Long and Completed
I'm finally getting a chance to start on this!! :) Wonderful premise, and you get right into the action. This is such a believable way that Draco could have gone in his life, too. Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: I'm so glad to hear you like it! I did think this movie had a lot of D/G potential when I saw it and I quite like to mix my magic and muggle world together. I hope you will keep enjoying! //S.
There are three things Ginny Weasley doesn't know: One, that the anonymous pen pal she has grown to love over the past year is, in fact, Draco Malfoy. Two, Draco knows exactly who she is. And three, Draco loves her, too.Category: Long and Completed
LOVE this fic! Love love love. Wow, there are so many things that work here that I almost don't know where to begin. One thing that stands out probably more than anything else, though, is the way that Draco and Ginny meet on the common ground of their own sadness, their own suffering, that is otherwise so private and so impossible to share with anyone else in their lives. I love Blaise, here, too-- that's just the way I always picture him. And there are so many great little pieces of writing, phrases, paragraphs, imagery... I was going to cut and paste some as examples, but I think there were just too many... anyway, GREAT stuff!! And there are four more chapters, yay!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Anise!! So glad you enjoyed the first chapter! n_n
Another beautiful chapter! :) I love the images of the skaters on the pond.. you paint a picture of the scene so well. Great idea to reveal so much about the characters of these people by the way they skate, especially because it's not always what you'd expect, their words and their physical expressions not always matching. And I do understand why Ginny has that reaction to Draco-- it's easy to think they're fated to be together after reading enough D/G fics, as we both have... ;)but in real life, she would remember and know Draco as the boy who let Death Eaters into the school, who was in very deep with Voldemort, and whose family has always despised hers.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that in order for romance writing to truly work, it has to be believable that the people involved would also choose to NOT get together, and that this would happen for solid reasons. And that's one of the things that works so well about this fic. anyway... on to the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!! Yes, what I love about this story (and, really, about this pairing), is that these two characters have to choose each other despite hundreds of reasons why they shouldn't. It's that moment when they realize that nothing else matters, that they fit together and they need to be together, that always gets me. :')
What a GREAT chapter!!! I really should come up with something more coherent than that, seeing as how I'm stuck at home in the PDX snowstorm. ;) It's just such quality writing AS a piece of writing, and not only because it's D/G. Draco is such a well-defined character, so subtly drawn, so believable. The way that he revealed his authorship of those letters, in spite, in hurt, in a strange desire to unburden himself at last, is so perfect for this imperfect character. Ginny is harder to read, but I think she's supposed to be. Pansy is great here too-- she's not a pleasant person, but she's far from a horrible bitch. It's just... great! :) Anyway, on to the next chapter..
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Anise!! n_n
LOVE! and a little sad that it's over....
It's a happy ending. :) But, and this is important, it's an EARNED happy ending. Nothing feels forced or artificial. The easier way would have been to shove Draco and Ginny together after a few rounds of mini-golf, but it wouldn't have been right and it wouldn't have felt real. All Draco knows then is that Ginny had feelings for the man who'd been writing her letters, but he understands that these feelings absolutely do not somehow directly translate to emotions for *him*-- for all he knows, it's just the opposite.
No, it has to be a more difficult path than that for them, and it is. So the fact that they choose to be together at the end isn't just happy and hopeful, it's also realistic.
What a great short fic-- and now I'm going to try to get caught up with your other stuff! :)
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much, Anise!! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. I don't know where this whole thing came from (it was intended to be a one-shot from the beginning), but I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out considering how quickly I wrote the last three chapters. I'm glad you thought the ending was earned. I always strive to make D and G's coming together as authentic as possible and not forced. Thank you for reading and for all of your reviews!
He hasn't seen his wife for weeks now. It's Christmas, so it's about time he did... One-shot Created for DG Forum's 2016 Secret Santa Exchange.Category: Completed Short Stories
I love this fic!! Thanks so much for posting it here. :) It's such a perfect snapshot of the D/G relationship, and of how they managed to find meaning in each other again after a loss. Also, kittens should be added to everything. ;)
Author's Response: Apparently. This made me want to write about kittens more and look up kitten images and watch kitten videos. They are a perfect addition to everything. I'm especially glad you enjoyed your gift, since that was what matters most. :D
Ginny receives a Christmas card with an intriguing proposition on the back. If only she could get the image of Draco's ass out of her head. Part of the DG SS '16 on FF.netCategory: Completed Short Stories
Prompt: Fireplace, Reindeer, Christmas Card
Hey megglette. .. I definitely will review this fic... Just give me a couple of days
:) the review will be posted soon!
See? I told you that you'd get a real review! :) This is a cute, sweet story... but it DOES feel a little incomplete... so I highly encourage you to add more content. Well, if you want to. It would be interesting to know if Draco and Ginny ever had more interaction than this at all, and if she'd thought in the past that he might be attracted to her. But it's like they kind of know in the moment that they have something to offer each other, and the ending holds out hope that they'll continue whatever this thing is between them. So... thanks so much for posting this, and I hope to see more from you, whether it's this fic or something else! :)
Hogwarts flying instructor Ginny Weasley and Potions master Draco Malfoy have a contentious relationship, rife with insults, bad jokes, and unethical wagers. After five years of heated exchanges, their relationship takes a new turn, but will Ginny accept the gamble?Category: Completed Short Stories
Prequel to The Return of the Singing Valentines but can be read alone as well.
Wonderful as always! :) Yet another unique Draco and Ginny, with their own set of beliefs, value systems, desires, and plans, and a special way that they all mesh together. I have a theory about this phenomenon... there are an infinite number of parallel multiverses (the quantum physicists say), and you're somehow accessing information from what happens between Draco and Ginny in each one and then writing a fic about it. You really should share the secret with the rest of us. ;) Anyway, yes, I agree that there should be more fics in this particular universe. How about one looking back at this Draco and Ginny's Hogwarts years, and how they interacted with each other then?
Author's Response: Well, you see, the secret involves a large amount of energy that can only be produced in the Large Hadron Collider, a full moon, and--well, I can't tell you the rest. ;) Thank you so much, Anise!! I really enjoy writing Draco and Ginny as teachers. I have a bit more backstory saved up for this universe, so if I get any ideas about how to use it, I'll definitely be writing more! Thank you for reading and reviewing!
“After one too many hits to the head from a Bludger, you’ve forgotten the past ten years,” Malfoy said slowly, staring at her as if she were dumb. “You’ve forgotten you have kids and you’ve forgotten me. Your husband. Which is rather rude, you must admit.”Category: Works in Progress
(sticks head in)
I WILL review this. it's next on the list. Going back to school is... um... taking up more time than I thought. ;) I just spent ALL DAY on designing a waterfall and pond. But there WILL be a review, oh yes, there will!!
Author's Response: Haha, I'll patiently be waiting, but school is definitely more important so don't worry about me :)
Thanks so much for posting here!! I just have this.. .thing... about having to go to FFN to read a fic. They've deleted several of mine in the past, and that's hard to get over. I do post there occasionally, but... ugh. Anyway, that's enough of a rant. ;)
Love this fic! Ginny's central dilemma is so believable: the last thing she remembers is hating Draco, although it seems that her emotions were mixed with something else even ten years earlier, and now she's woken up married to him. It'll be fascinating to see how this might be resolved and how we get there.
Author's Response: I've actually have had very similar experiences at FFN so I'm excited to be starting at a new site, to be honest. Thanks for reading! I really, really want Ginny's reactions to be human and believable so... yeah, it's definitely going to get interesting, haha.
Taking a break from studying to leave a review, FINALLY!! It's been pretty crazy, but this is what I get for going back to school... ;) You're doing such a great job of building tension here. The reader really feels Ginny's fear, confusion, determination, and knowledge that somehow, somewhere, something doesn't quite seem right. At the end of the chapter, we find out what that something might be... but of course, we don't know how or why this could be the case. Draco's character is perfect here, which makes it work. It's a great mystery, and looking forward to more!
Author's Response: Thank you! I was really stressed about writing Draco and Ginny as in-character as possible, so I'm glad you're enjoying them. And good luck with studying!
Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy are just friends. Frenemies, really. Honestly, they are. Ask anyone—especially them. And there are some lines you just don’t cross with your best frien—frenemy. And so they won’t. Really they won’t. They are happy to tell each other how much they won’t…Category: Completed Short Stories
Thanks so much for posting this! :) I love the structure-- following Draco and Ginny's relationship with each other over several years in such a realistic way. There are a lot of different ways of writing the progression of their relationship, and this is a very realistic one, that it would take time for anything to actually develop. Both of them are so guarded, so suspicious about letting the other in, and it makes sense than it could in fact take years for them to get to this point. Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: That's how I felt; all of the Things--capital T--needed to be well in the rear view mirror to make room for any other feelings between them. If I hadn't been so crunched for time, I would have written a lot more detail about those four years. I'm pondering some outtakes. ;) xx
Ginny removed the bagel from her mouth. "Really? We haven't seen each other in years and all you can say is 'Weasley' like we're still at Hogwarts? What about sorry?" She pointed at her coffee-stained shirt. "Look what you did!"Category: Long and Completed
See? SEE?? There's another chapter! It's not a one-shot! I see more of this fic! YAY!! (throws confetti)
This is just such a great Ginny-- I haven't seen such an individualistic version of her in a while. In fact... she is officially my FAVORITE of all the Ginnies you've ever written. :) There are so many little touches (falling asleep in front of the laptop while writing. being nuts enough to go and find Draco in his office, saying what she actually thought about Draco and then deciding it meant she needed to work on the socializing thing...) I just LOVE her! There must be more. There shall be more. Oh yes, there shall. If that Powerball thing pans out, I'll pay you to write it. ;) If not, well, um... writing is its own reward. :)
Author's Response: Haha, but it was always three chapters. ;)
I do love this version of Ginny. It's why I would have liked to have done more with her. She's lots of fun to write.
Yay for this fic!! I will leave a review later.
A quick review: I just love this. I think I remember it from the exchange, but I SO love that you're going to expand it. (Because you will . OH YES... you will ;) This is such a unique Ginny, so individualistic. And Ginny is a character who can become generic and bland if authors aren't careful. So you've nailed that aspect really, really well. I hope we get to find out more about her novel, too... Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: I really wanted to expand on this because I think it has so much potential, but I just don't see it happening. Plus, I'd prefer to focus on my stories that aren't finished. It's a shame, but
Ginny is captured during Deathly Hallows and Draco is her keeper, with nothing between them but a spell that forces Ginny to stay at least three feet away.Category: Completed Short Stories
Thanks so much for posting this fic! :) I REALLY love good fics set during that year before the war that actually explore just what Draco was doing... from canon, we get almost zero. (Why did we never hear anything about what he was doing at school?? I didn't even think he was at Hogwarts that year until somebody pointed out Narcissa's quote about his coming home for Easter.) And it makes so much sense that Ginny would have ended up at Malfoy Manor. This is pretty much exactly how I would expect events to go, and Ginny and Draco's behavior and choices feel so in character.
Anyway... love this fic, and hope to see more! :)
Author's Response: Thanks for your review! And I'm completely on the same page; I didn't even realize Draco was at Hogwarts until I was doing research for this fic. Glad to hear it seemed in character and that you enjoyed! Currently working on an AU Ginny/Draco, but it's going to be long, so hoping to write a bit more before posting. :)
After a last-ditch effort to evade the Dark Lord goes awry, Ginny finds herself in Slytherin, best friends with Pansy Parkinson and engaged to none other than Draco Malfoy.Category: Works in Progress
So glad to see this posted here! I'll leave a real review later on. :)
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! :)
An unexpected attraction to the manager of the new Hogsmeade location of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes inspires Draco to stake his own claim in the business of daydreams. COMPLETE!Category: Long and Completed
Winner of the Most Humorous, Best Banter, and Best Dialogue awards in the DG Forum's Summer 2017 Fic Exchange.
I'm FINALLY able to get around to reviewing this!! :) Wonderful, of course. You've come such a long way as a writer... it's a beautiful thing to see. You really understand how to paint a picture in terms of both portraying physical surroundings and the relationships between people, which in turn gives us an understanding of their characters without endless exposition. This first chapter is exactly right-- looking forward to more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!!! Your praise really means a lot to me! :')