Hey ho! One plus one equals 4 or 3? I cannot wait for the next update... hopefully before Lily recovers from her shock and will come to the conclusion that love conquers all and trust is far more important than love, in my humble opinion. lol.Author's Response: Despite Lily's difficulties in past relationships, she is a Potter and has a very open mind. You'll find out what happens soon! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Ooh, she's really hit the nail on the head there with that sneaky detective work she's done. And here I thought she wouldn't figure it out on her own before Matt told her, though technically she hasn't figured it out yet. She's just discovered similarities with the gold flecked eyes in both Sophie and Matt. But man she's observant for catching that.
Also I loved seeing the twins rough housing and Amy with Lucy. Got me right in the feels with those scenes. I did pick up on what I think might have been a typo when Dillan had taken Lucy from Amy before handing her back (you said he handed her back to Victoire, but the way the context is worded it seems like you meant Amy). (Dillan handed Lucy back to Victoire) But that was the only typo I really noticed since I wasn't really looking. Anyway, great chapter and I'm looking forward to reading more! (:Author's Response: She definitely did! She isn't absolutely positive yet, but now that she has the idea in her head, she'll be able to figure it out with a little more detective work.
I loved writing that scene with the twins! They're just so sweet and it's nice to write those fluffy bits every once in a while. I'll have to go back and fix that typo. That's what I get for doing the editing while editing one of my sister's essays... Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
This was great :D I can't believe it either that he'd want to get married, it is a good thing he didn't tell Rose lol. I'm sorry to see Matt getting "sick" every month... sounds like something we're all familiar with, except Lilly :P I'm so glad she decided not to have Bradley investigate, it would be the easy way, but probably wouldn't end up easy later. Plus, Al, Rose and everyone who knows prolly really wouldn't have let her be with him if she would really object to it.
I honestly love this story, great job hun!Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the chapter! Haha, yeah, Rose would've had a lot to say on the matter if Albus had told her ahead of time.
If Lily had had Bradley investigate it would've been the end of her relationship with Matt, and it would've seriously hurt her relationship with Albus. So she made the right decision there! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
It's full moon time. Lily really doesn't pick up on things like Rose does so I doubt she'll figure it out on her own. But who knows. I did enjoy the sibling bantering in this episode between Al and Lily, and I always enjoy seeing some James. I hope there's more of James in the later chapters.
Marriage talk with a new boyfriend in the same room equals awkward. Especially when said boyfriend will be the man you marry because let's face it, Lily and Matt are going to stay together for the long haul despite any bumps they come to. But I liked how natural you wrote Lily during this scene as I could imagine her dislike of being a bridesmaid in yet another wedding before she herself has been married. Great chapter, looking forward to reading the next! (:Author's Response: It is indeed! Lily picks up more than others give her credit for, so you'll just have to wait and see. I'm glad you liked the sibling bantering; it's one of my favorite things to write. James will appear again, although he won't play a big role.
The marriage talk was so awkward! But awkward is fun to write. Aww, can't say whether they'll stay together forever, but you can probably guess. I'm glad you liked Lily's not wanting to be a bridesmaid again. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
She's so close! Work it out Lily you dolt!
I am very happy that she decided not to get Bradley to follow Matt around, that would be a death wish on the relationship if ever there was one!
Beautifully written - as always :) There were a couple of minor things like quotation marks where they shouldn't have been, but it was just the tiny little things we all seem to miss during the final edit (I always have a tiny mistake somewhere - even if I edit five times!)
Love this story, love this ship (now that I'm allowed to love ships again :P), love the writing.Author's Response: She is! She'll get there soon. Letting Bradley snoop around Matt's life would've been the end of it. It would've wrecked her relationship with Albus, too.
I'll have to give it another read for editing. No matter how many times I edit it there's always something! I'm so glad you like the story! And, haha, yes, you can like ships again! :P Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
loved this chapter! I hope that Matt will tell Lily why he has a scratched back but I think that he might be a werewolf or something like that, since it was mentioned that he gets sick every month... btw the prank on the site was very funny! at first I thought it was miswritten words, until the next day I figured out it was na April fool's joke! can't wait to read the next chapter!^_^
Harry and GinnyAuthor's Response: It's possible that he's a werewolf! It'll all be revealed soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the prank! We had so much fun coming up with it. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
I really enjoy this Fic, and even though I can be a slight canon snob, this is easily one of my favorite stories on the site.
I did notice the strange word replacments, and as I read, I was of the impression that some thouroughly bizarre new trend had appeared, making the use of the word tiddlywinks in a sentence compleatly acceptable (that, or auto correct was acting up again.) at any rate, great story, Update soon, Si'l vous plait :)Author's Response: Aww, I'm so glad you like it that much! I am a canon snob, too. The word replacements were so much fun to read! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Good on Albie. About time and all. Well done, Lily. Wonderful that she came to the conclusion about the 2 options. Matt will tell her or she will find out herself. Way to build trust. Yes!Author's Response: Definitely! Any longer and it would've seemed ridiculous. Lily finally made a good decision! Thanks for reading or reviewing! :) Report Review
Hey, since your stories are just this awesome, and the site said no more status update. I think that means no more adding chapters. But I really love your stories and was wondering if you have an account where you post on another website. I don't think I could handle not finishing this story before you actually finish it. So, if you still write more on your stories but you don't have an account on a different site I would love it if you could do that. I'm guessing you have a lot of fans that love your writing. I think it's amazing. Well, thanks for reading my review and I hope you keep writing.Author's Response: The shipless fan fiction thing was an April Fool's Day prank planned by the staff. ;) We had a lot of fun plotting and executing it, but it was all just a prank. There isn't a new rule banning ships, and I will be continuing to post this fic on this site. I don't post on other sites, though, so you'll have to read them here. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
apart from the obvious problem with the find/replace function you had, a good chapter.Author's Response: The word replacements were a part of the April Fool's Day prank. It's all normal now. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Awww, I hate that there's still this gaping secret that's separating Lily from getting any closer to Matt, especially since there's so perfect for each other. But Rose really is quite the reasoner and knows exactly how to put Lily at ease. I just can't wait until we get that one-shot on Matt's perspective, though I know that won't come until later. But gah, I just want to see how it all is handled. But lovely chapter, as usual!Author's Response: They are perfect for each other, but they can't be with each other forever until they confront the big problem. Rose is really, really good at what she does, so she's the perfect person for Lily to talk to. The Matt perspective one-sot won't come for a while, since it half takes place at a later point in this fic. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
when are you going to start the next story in the Albus Potter seriesAuthor's Response: I don't know. Whenever I come up with a good title and get a good chunk of it written. But I am working on it. Report Review
Hey, just a quick review to say I love all your fanfics, and that this one is probably now one of my favourites! :) please keep writing! I never get bored of your writing, your stories are always great to read! Quick question, when do you update nowadays? Is it still Sunday and Thursday, or just once a week? :)Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it. I will definitely keep writing. I update this fic every Thursday. Future fics might have different update days. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Phew! What a relief! I am so glad that Hermione's daughter figured out what was wrong with Matt and remained friends with him for life. I cannot wait to read what incident will eventually occur that will allow Lily to discover Matt's furry little problem.Author's Response: Well, she figured it out in Secrets Within, so that's already been revealed. The incident is coming up! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Aww this was sweet. I do think the subjects of the old boyfriends and the height were a little too close to the I love you's. Even if you had just said that he stopped her in front of the fountain, looked in her eyes and said...
you know, just a little more description of the moment. Otherwise, very cute chapter!
good job.Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I'll reread that part and see if I think anything needs to be added. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Oh dear... poor Matt and Lily. Rose will not tell, I am sure. It is not her secret and she respects and loves Matt as a friend. Now, the real drama starts and I cannot wait for that time. when Matt will finally tell all.Author's Response: Rose won't tell. There's nothing that could make her tell because she values her friendship with Matt. The drama will start soon. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
I can just sense the argument looming on the forefront for these two, and I'm dreading it. I don't want to see either of them upset, but I know that in order to get past this milestone they both need to throw out words at each other. They've both been through bad relationships, Lily more so than Matt, but the difference between what they have with each other that they didn't with the other people they had dated before is that they can eventually get through this. Even I am dreading it, I'm looking forward to plowing through it to get to the other side with these two happy lovebirds together forever.
I really hope Rose talks some sense into Matt after Lily talks to her. Rose is good about slapping logic on the table in a sensible way. I also really want to see a interaction between Matt and Amy because I think Amy should be the one to talk Matt through his uncertainty over telling Lily the truth. They're such close siblings that Amy needs to be there to help Matt now. I hope they have an interaction in the Matt one-shot you wrote to post with their argument chapter. Anyway, great chapter and I'll just be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next chapter over here. (:Author's Response: Yep, it's starting to build up to it. It has to happen eventually. They're both going to be upset, but it might not ruin the entire relationship.
It might not be Rose who talks sense into Matt, but someone will. ;) Funny you mention an Amy and Matt interaction, though. ;) Keep that in mind. And I will eventually post the one-shot. It's all written, but I can't post it for another few chapters. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Love this story, I should review more but I always forget! I always look forward to Thursday!!Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoy it! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Firstly, I love this story. If I'd had more time, I would have reviewed every single chapter by now.
But I don't and really, I shouldn't even be on this but I just need to let my thoughts out.
IS MATT A WEREWOLF OH MY GOD?!
THAT'S WHY HE CAN'T GET A JOB, WHY HE HAS SCARS AND WHY AMY IS SO OBSESSED WITH THE WOLFSBANE POTION.
HE'S A WEREWOLF!!!
:O :O :O :O
Anyway, I absolutely adore this story! I love your Lily and even though all the different cousins confuse me ninety per cent of the time, I like it. :)
Please update soon! :D
10/10Author's Response: I'm glad you like it so far! He might be a werewolf. ;) I'm not saying a word right now. You'll find out soon! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
This chapter was just so much fun! I love how you're balancing Lily's curiosity over what Matt won't tell her and her obvious avoiding starting the confrontation of bringing up things, like say his scars, with him. Her curiosity is there, yet it isn't yet coming before their relationship as she falls harder for him. I just love these two (fangirl squeal).
Also, I really loved Amy's poking fun at Matt. It was such a sibling thing to do and you really wrote it well. Plus I just love your sister/brother interactions between these two so it was nice to see after only getting a glimpse of Amy in a previous chapter. And Lucy, omg, cuteness. Little kids are just adorable.
I also liked the side story that Lily told Matt about James breaking the statue and her chasing a pidgoen and Albus getting a concussion later that same day. It really showed what a handful she and her brothers were for Ginny to keep up with. I wouldn't expect anything less of the offspring of Harry Potter (plus they also have Weasley blood in them so that means double the trouble). Anyway, great chapter and I'm looking forward to the next chapter tomorrow. (:Author's Response: Lily is very curious but she's afraid of what asking will do to their relationship. She doesn't want to lose him since she's so in love. But eventually things will come out.
I love writing the brother/sister interactions and really, any type of sibling interaction, probably because I have so many siblings. :P Lucy is so sweet to write!
Ginny had quite the time keeping up with the kids when they were little. They were definitely a handful! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Ooh, Lily's in luuurrrve. :P This chapter was a bit of a filler, but it was a necessary filler since it allowed us to see how Matt's still keeping his furry secret from Lily (yet he and Albus still glance pointedly at each other). I think you're setting it up nicely for Lily to end up working together eventually to question him more in-depth about it later on. That said, I really hope Matt doesn't wait too long to tell her. I get that he'll want to make sure it's going to last between them before spilling his innermost secret, while at the same time he's still not being completely honest with her and Lily has had issues with her past boyfriends lying to her. I just really don't want anything to drastically screw the trust they so far have built in their, still fresh, relationship. Anyway, great chapter and I'm off to read the next now. (:Author's Response: Indeed she is! Yep, Matt is still keeping the secret with the help of his friends. He's far too afraid to tell Lily about it at this point. They both have issues and it's going to start some problems later on. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
I finally have time to catch up and review! I really do like Lily with Matt, they fit so well together. They're different, yet at the same time their differences balance each other out evenly. But I know that there's a fight coming and I can't help by dread it... I just want to skip over the fight and go straight to the marriage. I just know when you post the fight chapter I'm going to experience all the feels so I'm trying to brace myself for it.
I like Ashtyn, she seems like a good friend for Lily. Very reasonable and understanding. It's great that Lily has a friend like Ashtyn to calm her down and help her rationalize her thoughts. Anyway, I'm off to read the next chapter. (: Great job on this one!Author's Response: Yay! It was a little weird writing this because I had to flesh out Lily's personality in a way that she would fit nicely with Matt, because I've always imagined them together but hadn't ever written Lily much. I'm glad you think they fit!
Aww, yeah, there is a fight coming. But it might not be the type you're imagining.
Ashtyn is a lot of fun to write because she's so much the opposite of Lily. Lily definitely needs her. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
I still love this story...such perfect pacing, such interesting characters. I'm a happy girl :)
Ok, so there was one thing about this chapter that bugged me, like really bugged me - more than it would bug a normal person. It was the thing that Matt said about his parents being obsessed with fish and chips when they moved from Australia. I'm assuming you're not Australian, because I am and I can tell you that no Australian would be fascinated by fish and chips because they're just as big a part of our diet and culture as our British anscestors. We all grow up eating fish and chips and seriously, there are at least four fish and chip shops within walking distance of my house! Every pub sells it, most restaurants have it (well not the fancy ones but you know what i mean) and it is so normal to us that I can't imagine an Australian reacting the way Matt's parents did.
Like I said...such a stupid thing to get hung up on, but for some reason it really bugged me. So...yeah, sorry 'bout that!
Otherwise, I loved it. I love that Lily's dated such morons that when a guy is a gentleman she gets all confused; it's kind of endearing :) Oh and I loved the joke about scaring the 'you-know-what' out of Sir Thumbs. "Not literally, but with Sir Thumbs, you never know." Hehehehe...so funny :)
(Bonus point: correct usage of the word 'literally'. One of my pet peeves!)Author's Response: Aww, I'm glad you're enjoying it so much!
You assume correctly that I am not Australian. I adore Australia and really want to visit, but sadly I haven't been able to yet. I'm surprised no other Australians pointed out the fish and chips thing before because I wrote about that in my fic about Matt's childhood. Thanks for letting me know, though! I'll edit that at some point.
I love creating all the idiots Lily has dated. It's so much fun! Sir Thumbs is a very hilarious cat to write about. Incorrect usage of the word "literally" is a pet peeve of mine, too! I mean, why change a word's meaning to its complete opposite? Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Erhmagawd is he a werewolf because he was ill and al knows something and he likes rare steaks and stuff and his eyes are funny :OAuthor's Response: Possibly! You'll find out eventually. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
Ok...I've got me some suspicions about our dear Matt, but I'm not going to say what they are because I'm usually awful at predictions so I don't want to look stupid!
Loving the story by the way...just fab! Keep it up!Author's Response: I'll be interested to know whether your suspicions were correct once I reveal it! Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Report Review
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