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Real name: Marge
Registered: Sep 24, 2007
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Born a Leo in the year of the Dragon, I love adventure. Hobbies include flying (pilot since 1999) and karate instructor. Really.

I love romance stories, but not smut for smut's sake. My stories tend to be hopeful and I love a strong female character, which is why I like Ginny, or at least what she's intended to be: a little tomboy-ish, and just a wee bit influenced by the twins.

My stories here definitely reflect my growth as a writer. Clearly, my older work has some flaws and every time I re-read them, I feel compelled to correct small things. Nevertheless, they still have a charm and rather good plots. It's rather fun to see that I've actually gotten better over time, and hope to continue to do so, so feedback, especially of the constructive kind, is most appreciated.
Reviews by gidge_8

Jumper by ClanMalfoy    (Reviews - 10)

Ginny wards against the dark in an unusual fashion. [Initiateverse one-shot]
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 1875 | Read count: 2879 | Published: May 07, 2004 | Updated: May 07, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Nov 03, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Jumper

So very cute. I've definitely had nights like that when my husband was only on a simple business trip. Well done!!!

While You Were Sleeping by Burgosdamasco    (Reviews - 69)

During the final battle Ginny falls into a coma only to awaken twelve years later.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 6 | Word count: 20988 | Read count: 13821 | Published: Jun 13, 2004 | Updated: Jul 07, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Oct 25, 2007 Title: Chapter 6: Pain and Suffering

this story is excellent! very interesting plot, and I love the characters. I hope you find the time to finish it soon!

Don't Say A Word by duckchick    (Reviews - 18)

Ginny attends the New Year’s Eve party with Colin Creevey, Harry once again failing to notice her availability. But there’s someone else who suddenly sees her with new eyes, and decides to grasp a moment in time with her. A moment that could change their perceptions of each other forever.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 3235 | Read count: 2702 | Published: Aug 09, 2004 | Updated: Aug 09, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jan 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Don't Say A Word

How lovely. I particularly liked that they just had the one dance and how romantically you described it. And Colin being locked in the closet was brilliant. :D

Draco Malfoy and the Denial of Reality by The Breeze    (Reviews - 19)

Draco Malfoy. Hero and Villain. Auror and Death Eater. Friend and Enemy of Harry. Husband of Ginny. Servant of Voldemort; and the last hope of humanity. How did this come to pass?
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Horror, Action, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Blood, Graphic Violence, Character Death
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 3 | Word count: 8510 | Read count: 7238 | Published: Aug 22, 2004 | Updated: Aug 27, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Aug 22, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Death, Pure and Simple

Wow, this was very, very moving in several spots. The interaction with Harry got me all choked up, and of course, the letter to Arthur was so very moving. Powerfully written, to say the least.
I totally loved it, even though it is so very sad and angsty.

Hands by tkmoore    (Reviews - 25)

What is it that attracts Ginny to her husband? Is it his hair, his eyes or is it something else? Will be 3 chapters.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 3 | Word count: 3489 | Read count: 8539 | Published: Oct 01, 2004 | Updated: Oct 06, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Oct 10, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

How very sweet! Lovely way to portray a relationship. Well done!

Bring Out Your Dead by Dee    (Reviews - 16)

Finding peace isn't as easy as ending the war. (Harry and Ginny are the heroes of the war against Voldemort. Draco can't let go.)
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: Slash, Character Death
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 7712 | Read count: 1124 | Published: Oct 01, 2004 | Updated: Oct 01, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jul 17, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Bring Out Your Dead

Really, really liked it. Very powerful and very well written.

Hold Me, Heal Me by sugarbear_1269    (Reviews - 172)

In a world where Death Eaters reign and good wizards hide in plain sight, preconceived notions must be redefined. AU for post-Hogwarts setting. WARNING: Allusion to H/Hr since I posted this at Portkey. Please don't bludgeon me; I almost did it myself.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Extremely Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 11 | Word count: 29460 | Read count: 24251 | Published: Oct 25, 2004 | Updated: Sep 03, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Oct 12, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Hiding In Plain Sight

And just when I swore I'd never read another uncompleted story, I found yours. It's wonderful. Amazing cliffhanger. Looking forward to more. :)

Happy Dragon by Nita G Isenhour    (Reviews - 5)

Draco and Ginny. He's a dragon or is he? Written in the Rime Royale form.
Category: Poetry
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 262 | Read count: 1887 | Published: Nov 07, 2004 | Updated: Nov 07, 2004
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Nov 03, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Happy Dragon

Oh! How charming! This one totally caught my imagination. I really enjoyed it, and thanks for posting it!

Bound to Darkness by Kage Tsuki    (Reviews - 6)

Can one young girl change the boy forever labeled 'the Beast'?
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 546 | Read count: 1610 | Published: Nov 21, 2004 | Updated: Nov 21, 2004
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Date: May 22, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Hers

Interesting. Short, but it verges on poetry with the imagery. I liked it.

A Trying Breath by Ephemere    (Reviews - 109)

A horrifying experience has been pushed aside, and people try to get on with their normal lives. But that experience soon turns into distant memories. Distant memories soon turn into haunting nightmares. When nightmares turn into reality, what can a certain group of Hogwarts students do to keep a certain redhead from slipping away? D/G story you've never quite seen before. Contains trips to the library, snogging, unexpected romance, and dreaming Gryffindors.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Other Characters, Ron Weasley
Compliant with: OotP and below
Era: Hogwarts-era
Genres: Action, Drama, Humor, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 9 | Word count: 70478 | Read count: 41372 | Published: Mar 05, 2005 | Updated: Jun 05, 2008
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jun 06, 2008 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Quidditch Boots and Fairytale Romances

I think that this is by far the best portrayal of Draco that I have read in a very, very long time. You have a perfect interpretation of the character from the books, where he remains absolutely nasty. He revels in the vicious comments and enjoys tormenting the golden trio as much as possible. It's perfect. You haven't turned him into some gentle wimp just because he likes Ginny.

Also, your interpretation of the golden trio is remarkable. I love that you haven't changed them into something annoying. They are very true to the original characters, therefore still likable. They contribute to the plot without being overbearing. Very rare that people capture this so very well.

And the plot makes sense.

I guess, overall, I really love this fic. Thanks for writing such a lovely gem.

Treason! by Sarea Okelani    (Reviews - 69)

Draco Malfoy learns that some mornings, he should just stay in bed.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Humor
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 5533 | Read count: 9927 | Published: May 20, 2005 | Updated: May 20, 2005
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jan 16, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Treason!

So cute, and so very clever! Loved Draco's thoughts about himself - his conceit made him wonderfully endearing. Very fun story!

The Reality of Being Draco Malfoy by sweetproserpina    (Reviews - 17)

Draco realizes that his greatest challenge is right under his nose.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 1049 | Read count: 2923 | Published: Aug 02, 2005 | Updated: Aug 02, 2005
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jan 07, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: The Reality of Being Draco Malfoy

Adorable.

The Broken Road by CliodnaHPFan    (Reviews - 299)

Ginny Weasley has gone through a string of men, even suffering through a stint being married to the Savior of the Wizarding World. She keeps her pain bottled up inside, until when she finally snaps, she does something drastic that changes her world forever.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 21 | Word count: 79473 | Read count: 116557 | Published: Aug 11, 2005 | Updated: Mar 03, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Apr 30, 2008 Title: Chapter 16: 16 :: Revivifying, Part II

I totally love the relationships in this story. Neville and Pansy, and Neville's friendship with Ginny show a wonderful, descriptive depth. I love the scene with the parents. Great, nice long read. I love curling up with a good long story, and this is perfect!

Missy Never by nsahdmdto    (Reviews - 13)

A Malfoy leaves no debt unpaid, but sometimes the method of payment is a bit unconventional-especially when a life debt is owed. Ginny Weasley learns just how unconventional the Malfoys can be when she rescues one of them from certain death in the final battle against Voldemort.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy
Compliant with: None
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Blood
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 3 | Word count: 5785 | Read count: 7812 | Published: Aug 13, 2005 | Updated: Aug 18, 2005
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Mar 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: His Blood Was Red

I reviewed this on another site, but was glad to find it here as well. The story is wonderful! So nicely written and I love how you portrayed Ginny as being so undeniably human to help her enemy. It pulled me in immediately. I do hope you choose to continue this someday.

Heaven in the Here and Now by Dan    (Reviews - 5)

Draco and Ginny talk, among other things, about childish notions, bad days, smiles, the world, and Heaven in the Here and Now. lighthearted oneshot
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 1608 | Read count: 2553 | Published: Aug 15, 2005 | Updated: Aug 15, 2005
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jan 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: the only one

Lovely. So charming yet has a philosophical depth to it. Thanks for a lovely little story.

One Last Wish by dracosnaughtyprefect    (Reviews - 235)

Draco's wife has passed away and made one last request: Having a surrogate witch have a baby for him. She wants him to have the whole experience of pregnancy that he could never have with her, so she asks for the witch to live with him during the 9 months. What will happen when Ginny Weasley is that witch? And what will happen when she finds out that the dreams that have been haunting her sleep have everything to do with Draco?
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Mystery, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Blood, Character Death, Non-consensual sex
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 10 | Word count: 20392 | Read count: 26807 | Published: Aug 20, 2005 | Updated: Jan 17, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Apr 22, 2008 Title: Chapter 10: It's a...

Sigh.... just when I said I would never start to read another unfinished story, I went and fell in love with this one.
Very good and unique plot. Thanks for writing. I'd beg for more, but it looks like many others have already been doing that. I hate to be redundant.

Oh... who am i kidding... more! Pretty, pretty, pleeeeeeze! :)

My Anything by Eienvine    (Reviews - 364)

It's an old spell and an older oath, and Draco Malfoy would have laughed them off were he not in his present situation. Things being as they are, however, being married to Ginny Weasley might just be the answer to his problems. Pre-HBP.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 21 | Word count: 119113 | Read count: 203365 | Published: Sep 20, 2005 | Updated: Oct 16, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Nov 08, 2007 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter Eight

Gosh, this is priceless! I love the family's reaction "With all our tricks, we've never put the family into this much of a tizzy before." I love Fred! An excellent, lighthearted trip. Good job!

Vineyard Summer by jessica k malfoy    (Reviews - 410)

Ginny Weasley is sent to stay with her grandparents until the war ends, as her parents want to keep her out of harm's way. Her grandparents have another guest, another person in hiding, and a relationship quickly blossoms between them. However, with the war and so many secrets around them, Ginny isn't sure how to make it work. Fluffy occasionally, but things can't always be perfect, can they? Decisions have to be made and consequences dealt with.

For a fleeting moment, she imagined that they would never hear from their families again, that they would remain together in Tuscany until they were old and gray, with great-grandchildren. Much to her surprise, the thought didn’t make her as sad as she thought it should.

Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Extremely Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Hogwarts-era
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Smut
Warnings: Blood
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 23 | Word count: 123807 | Read count: 63642 | Published: Sep 24, 2005 | Updated: Jul 25, 2011
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jul 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Welcome to Tuscany

Just started reading this one and am enjoying it very much! BTW - you don't need Microsoft... go to openoffice.org and get it for free. I've used it for years, and works great, and saves files in .doc if you need to.

Author's Response: thank you for reading and THANK YOU for the website! you're a lifesaver. my free trial expires soon and after all these years, i think i've hit up everyone for the free codes. no one has them anymore! thank you again!

Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Mar 27, 2010 Title: Chapter 18: We Can Go Anywhere, Are You There

What a lovely chapter! I thought the dialog flowed beautifully and I really felt the emotions of your characters. Loved it.

Author's Response: thanks hun! I felt a bit like i was ripping readers off by not giving a really long chapter, but my writing process (when it comes to this story) feel stalled. ♥

Lost and Found by Mynuet    (Reviews - 30)

No one knew what caused the dragons to start to sicken and die, but they did. Those who cared for them were the damaged, the broken, those who had nothing left for which to brave the world.

And then the Wilder came.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Romance, Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 2 | Word count: 4132 | Read count: 4866 | Published: Oct 17, 2005 | Updated: Nov 27, 2005
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Nov 10, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Endings

Wow, this is very good. Very different. And I love the idea of the dragons.

Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jul 03, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Endings

Gosh. I loved this ages ago, and was thrilled to see it appear again. Thought that the theme of dragons and the child were absolutely captivating, as well as an obviously complicated d/g relationship.

I was so hoping that seeing it as a featured story meant that it was finished, but, alas, I was disappointed. I do hope that this gets finished.

White Noise by Fistful of Moondust    (Reviews - 95)

Ginny Potter worked with her husband as a Caser until the day her life changed forever. Now she's seeing things: images of her husband haunt her as does the image of the man now standing next to her. When her world falls apart, yet again, who will be there to put the pieces back together again? And is the nightmare she's chasing really just that...or the truth surrounding her husband's death?
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 16 | Word count: 52188 | Read count: 8808 | Published: Dec 16, 2005 | Updated: Aug 04, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jun 04, 2009 Title: Chapter 16: Epilogue

Just found this story, and I enjoyed it immensely. The mystery was quite well done, and you made the characters so interesting and believable. I think Ginny's emotions after being widowed were very well done. Thanks for writing such an excellent story.

But you left us with so many questions at the end! I do hope you continue the sequel at some point.

Resolve by Embellished    (Reviews - 46)

Draco made a New Year's resolution, but Ginny is making it very hard for him to keep it.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 2043 | Read count: 3988 | Published: Jan 05, 2006 | Updated: Jan 05, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jan 13, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Resolve

Oh this was sooooo funny. The actual "resolution" totally took me by surprise and I thought it was hilarious. thanks to you, and your rabid plot bunny, for such a fun story.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun writing it!

From Beginning to Beginning by Ephemere    (Reviews - 29)

Some stories don't have an end. Just a new beginning.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 6419 | Read count: 3814 | Published: Feb 14, 2006 | Updated: Feb 14, 2006
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Oct 08, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: First and Foremost Friends

Lovely story. I really like this - about 2 best friends. It was just flat sweet. (And as one who's been married to my big, blonde best friend for the last 12 years, so very, very believable. )

Clocks by EclipsedPlanet    (Reviews - 251)

Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy are stuck together at the Order Headquarters. Will they find friendship? Something more? DG
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: None
Era: None
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 17 | Word count: 44216 | Read count: 83424 | Published: Feb 23, 2006 | Updated: Feb 09, 2013
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Reviewer: gidge_8 Signed
Date: Jun 28, 2008 Title: Chapter 15: Home Away From Home

Oh... this is a really good fic. I love the development of the friendship between the two, it's very well done.

I'd love to see more, and was very sad to see that it's been abandoned for 2 years. Please, please update.