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Notes on Falling Out of Love by fallingskyes    (Reviews - 282)

It's hard to learn how to live without that one person you thought would be in your life forever. But Ginny Weasley had always been a quick study, and there are always certain grey-eyed boys to help speed up the learning process...
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Future AU
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 19 | Word count: 36178 | Read count: 94116 | Published: May 15, 2008 | Updated: Dec 16, 2010
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Dec 14, 2015 Title: Chapter 19: ...Find What Little Courage You Have...

Oh, I forgot how much I love this story. .. and how it aches that it's not quite finished. Would love to know how it ends someday.

Why D/G Matters (And Always Will) by Anise    (Reviews - 27)

ANOTHER BRAND NEW CHAPTER, YAY!

Does D/G still matter? Yes! And maybe, just maybe, it matters more than ever before. Read all about the reasons why our one and only OTP is truly built to last. Are YOU ready for the shocking truth? ;)

Chapter SIX Quote of the Day:
Okay, there isn't really a quote, but JJ Abrams is mentioned. Just read it. ;)
Category: Essays
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: None
Compliant with: Fully compliant
Era: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 6 | Word count: 12251 | Read count: 8617 | Published: Nov 10, 2013 | Updated: Feb 06, 2016
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Feb 06, 2016 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

I definitely fall into the Austenite category. Jane Eyre was fantastic. We probably shouldn't talk about my opinion of Wuthering Heights though.

And for me, it's not just that Ginny is a survivor--it's also that there's a chance of redemption, for growth. I don't know that Harry is ever given a chance to make a major meaningful change.

Though the more I write in the Potter world, the more I wonder about JK's world building-- that's a whole orher topic though. I'm afraid I've gotten spoiled on Robert Jordan and Branden Sanderson.

Author's Response: Para! :) So good to see you. Yes, I had issues with Wuthering Heights too... Charlotte was the most talented of the Brontes, IMHO (and she also wrote the most books.) I think that Ginny always had amazing potential, and what bothered me was the way that the possibility of that potential being fulfilled was always held tantalizingly just out of reach. We'd get hints, but that was it. And I want to see more of your fics!!!! Time to update. :) I will if you will.

Slytherin Squad by HalfBloodDragon    (Reviews - 156)

As the unintended Captain of the most despised Auror squad, can Draco Malfoy lead his band of Slytherins through Death Eater attacks and threats from the Ministry? Definitely not. At least, not without the help of his reluctant Lieutenant: Ginny Weasley. Inconveniently, the last person he'd ever ask.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Blaise Zabini (boy), Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Other Characters, Ron Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Action, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Blood
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 26 | Word count: 93595 | Read count: 47988 | Published: Sep 08, 2014 | Updated: Sep 17, 2015
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Aug 14, 2015 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21: Cold Mountain Air

Exciting chapter!

A Second Beginning by Sannikex    (Reviews - 156)

For Ginny Weasley, being thirty-two years old and divorced while struggling to raise a teenage son on her own, romance just isn't on the map. But when help comes from the most unexpected source she has to re-examine her priorities. Draco Malfoy has it all, the house, the job and the perfect son, but when he meets Ginny Weasley again he realizes all of what he never had.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Blaise Zabini (boy), Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Other Characters
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Future AU
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 18 | Word count: 95749 | Read count: 30430 | Published: Oct 04, 2014 | Updated: Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Aug 14, 2015 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Love it! Can't wait for the next chapter!

The Scandalmongers by LadyEndymion    (Reviews - 17)

You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance. ~ Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor

When an engaged Ginny Weasley was traded to the Wimbourne Wasps, she never expected to fall in love with teammate Draco Malfoy. She certainly never expected their love letters to be stolen and published to the entire Wizarding public. This is a story of how a love affair began and the scandal that rocked Wizarding society.

Originally written for the Fall 2011 DG Forum Exchange; now heavily expanded and revised.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Extremely Naughty
Characters: Blaise Zabini (boy), Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, Other Characters
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Future AU
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance, Smut
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 5 | Word count: 25769 | Read count: 2035 | Published: Jan 07, 2015 | Updated: Sep 02, 2015
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Aug 29, 2015 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3: Here Begins

Favorite lines: “Ginny,” she said, cringing at her abruptness. Would she never be smooth? “It’s Ginny. Weasley is too weird for me … with all my … brothers,” she added, faltering.

His smirk widened. “We can’t have that, can we, Ginny?” With that, Malfoy disappeared into Edgecombe’s office, leaving Ginny staring after him long after she felt was reasonable.

I'm in love with this story. I adore all of the Austen-y last names sprinkled throughout this chapter, and Luna and George together ("Weaselgood" had me laughing out loud)! Great work--and don't feel the need to apologize for real life happening to you!

Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Jun 19, 2015 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2: Ten Minutes Ago

Excited to see how you handle the Darcy connection! (Especially since I'm working on a pride and prejudice crossover that may never see the light of day) I love what you've done so far with this story!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! The Darcy and Fitwilliams will be minor characters, but certainly nothing like a true crossover, but your idea sounds very intriguing! I hope that it does see the light of day. Real life has taken over any free time for the past few months, but I am trying to get back to finishing the next chapter. Thanks again for your review.

Honour Bound by Myanceris    (Reviews - 38)

When her family perished in the great wizarding war, Ginny turned her back on the magical community and eeked out a life for herself in the muggle world. Struggling to make ends meet, Ginny seeks to escape her hum-drum life and a throwaway comment from Draco galvanises her into action. Afraid of losing her, Draco intervenes and nothing ends up going to plan.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Extremely Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Future AU, Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Humor, Romance, Smut
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 7 | Word count: 26046 | Read count: 6084 | Published: Apr 23, 2015 | Updated: Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Aug 17, 2015 Title: Chapter 7: Civil Liberties

So glad to see another chapter of this story! I already adore Ronnie--Am I right in thinking that she'll turn up again later in the story as well?

Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying it. As for Ronnie: Yes and no. There are 3 or 4 chapters left of this story plus the epilogue so there isn't much room to expand on the supporting cast. I wanted to flesh Dracos friends out a bit more because i wanted to emphasise that his life isn't quite as lonely and 2 dimensional as Ginnys'. I wanted to show that, unlike Ginny, Draco hasn't been keeping her a secret but that she has simply been a natural part of his life. I also wanted Ginny to feel welcome in his life and to put aside some of her misconceptions.

Happy Christmas by LadyEndymion    (Reviews - 7)

During the war, Draco and Ginny are hiding together in a small cottage in the Cotswolds. They could both use a little cheer and comfort, and maybe some romance. A Secret Santa gift for writerdragonfly.
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He smiled then, so abruptly that Ginny thought it must be genuine. How he must have looked as a child on Christmas morning, waking to a mountain of presents. Her heart ached. The Malfoys must have had their moments; otherwise, he could not be so sad now. Like she was. The sadness was palpable, and she was tired of it. For one night, they would be as merry as if they were secluded here by choice.

She’d never asked why he was here with her or why he hadn’t handed her over to the Dark Lord when he had the chance. It was oddly noble and yet she couldn’t think he’d done it for noble reasons. She couldn’t bear it if he had. Too many people she knew had done the noble thing and died for it. Give her a selfish reason any day.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Future AU, Past AU
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 4273 | Read count: 1064 | Published: Dec 21, 2015 | Updated: Dec 21, 2015
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Reviewer: Paradoxically Signed
Date: Dec 25, 2015 Title: Chapter 1: Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas! Lovely story, though now I'm tempted to demand a whole saga about foiling Voldemort's plan.

Author's Response: Aw ... Thanks for the lovely review!