Merry Grace
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Joined 09-18-07, id: 1379061, Profile Updated: 11-30-09
Author has written 5 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Shakespeare, and Harry Potter.

My name is Meredith, I am a theatre/vocal performance major, minoring in French. My favorite color is crimson. My favorite authors are Jane Austen, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis and Charlotte Bronte.

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Mon Pauvre, Edmond - Along with many others, I have been fascinated with the story of the Phantom of the Opera (musical, book, etc.) from a very early age, however, I have yet to see anyone deal with Erik's spiritual life. He clearly had one, albeit an unhealthy one. It frustrates me that, as far as I know, the people who have dealt with Erik's injuries and pain, either skate over it, or really delve into it, but then are unable to extricate themselves, and end up wallowing in it. This is perfectly understandable, because pain is suffocating. However, I feel the time has come for Erik to truly heal. And that means wading through the muck and re-breaking bones that have healed wrong, so that they can heal right. True healing is always painful, but it's always worth it. Therefore, my first story, dealing with Erik (though he is called Edmond, purely for the sake of originality), will deal a lot with psychological healing. I am also a firm believer that human love, while a great balm, cannot heal our deepest hurts, therefore, the psychological healing will come from the Creator. Now before you run away screaming, let me add that I HATE ART WHICH EXISTS FOR THE SAKE OF PROSELYTIZING. I hate preachy art. However, all art says something, right? Therefore, my art is coming out of my experiences, and my experiences say that there is a Creator. You don't have to agree with me, and I hope you'll read my story and give me a chance.

The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune - Alas, my Erik story has not taken flight the way I had hoped it would. It therefore, has been placed on the back burner of my brain, where it will remain until its time comes again. The story I am currently working is called The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune. I am writing it for The 50 Art of Words Challenge, utilising the characters of Hermione Granger and Severus Snape. As unlikely a pair as these two are, canonically speaking, I think that they both have an abundance of soul which J.K. Rowling did not have the time to develop completely. I believe that, given the right circumstances, the two could come to a most agreeable understanding. Also, when I read Severus' memories the first time, I myself was going through a horrible experience of unrequited love, and empathised with him almost completely. I have also been extremely impressed with the size of Severus' heart, yet how much he has had to repress it just to survive his childhood, and how that led to the Death Eaters, and so on and so forth. I think he is capable of being a toweringly impressive soul, and I can't wait to delve into him.

Upcoming Projects - I have a few ideas percolating in my head, one of which is original, so I won't mention it on here yet, unless I actually get it up and archived on a different site. The other idea is one I have had in mind for a long time - What if Henry Crawford resisted the temptation to make Maria fall in love with him again? That one single moment in Mansfield Park is so pivotal to the rest of the story. In the epilogue, Jane herself says if he hadn't, Edmund probably would have married Mary and Fanny would probably have eventually succumbed to Henry. I've always felt a peculiar interest in Henry's character, which, given my fascination with the Phantom of the Opera and Severus Snape might be understandable - I have a thing for underdogs. Except Henry is different in that the only way he is an underdog is as a competitor for Fanny's heart. In every other way, he's got it all - charm, money, intelligence, shrewdness, charm, charm, charm. Or does he? ; )

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Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,844 - Reviews: 11291 - Favs: 8,395 - Follows: 6,396 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Broken Hearts Keep Beating by yuyuandmarmar reviews
After a year away trying to overcome her grief, Elizabeth Bennet returns home, determined to start afresh.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 72,708 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 9/17/2007
Reconciliation by zeegrindylows reviews
The war has been over for a decade and a half. After seven years away from England, Hermione returns and bumps into the last person she wanted to see. A gift for Camillo1978 in the 2008 Winter SSHG Exchange. Post-DH. EWE.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,767 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 14 - Published: 4/7/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Secret Admirer by vanityfair reviews
When Hermione starts receiving mysterious gifts Snape is not pleased.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,197 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 573 - Follows: 39 - Published: 4/24/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
When Up Becomes Down by HiddenAllusion reviews
Response to the Cold Shoulder Challenge: Hermione and Snape find themselves in a situation that they never would have dreamt possible. When they have only themselves to rely on, things change. AU since HBP. Work in Progress
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 75,651 - Reviews: 624 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 332 - Updated: 4/10/2009 - Published: 10/30/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Care of Magical Creatures by mia madwyn reviews
MLC-Seventh Year student Hermione Granger decides to marry the one eligible wizard who did not ask for her-the horrid but powerful Severus Snape. Angst, humor and lemons. Award Winner COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 67 - Words: 300,379 - Reviews: 3223 - Favs: 3,079 - Follows: 1,027 - Updated: 3/16/2009 - Published: 10/2/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
A Turn for the Better by Ms-Figg reviews
Hermione Granger goes back in time to try and convince a young Severus Snape not to aid Tom Riddle. Of course, Severus doesn't make it easy. Life at Hogwarts is now VERY different. Alternate Universe, Violence. OOC, Drama, Romance, Humor, Lemons and more.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 66 - Words: 177,172 - Reviews: 997 - Favs: 521 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 11/11/2008 - Published: 7/8/2007 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Disguised Affections by dressagegrrrl reviews
AU. SSHG. Post-Vold. Snape is #1 on the Dth Eater hit-list after the fall of the Dark Lord. His memory is wiped when he is attacked, and to buy time to find a solution, Dumbledore hides him amongst the 7th yrs under a glamour and the watchful eye of HG.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 72,351 - Reviews: 1282 - Favs: 1,512 - Follows: 296 - Updated: 11/3/2008 - Published: 8/19/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Secrets of the Heart by I'm Just Drawn That Way reviews
5 yrs post-war: roughly canon-compliant except Snape survived, thanks to a certain Gryffindor brunette. Now they are working together on ways to reverse damage done by Dark Arts. And their relationship is... complicated. HGSS, M for late chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 141,327 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 9/1/2008 - Published: 3/25/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Through and Through by HPluvah reviews
And with that, she began to read, so entangled within dark text she never felt the shadowed eyes that were upon her, or saw the slow, scheming smile that had formed on her husband’s face." SSHG, a rather dark fic. Not your usual MLC, check it out!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,659 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 7/30/2008 - Published: 5/15/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S.
88 ways to annoy Voldemort by the perks of being divergent reviews
It's good for a laugh. Rating is because of some stuff mentioned in some chapters.....
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 14,714 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/6/2008 - Published: 7/5/2007 - Voldemort, Harry P. - Complete
The Apprentice and the Necromancer by JunoMagic reviews
Snape lives and marries Hermione.—MLC with a twist turns into AU-sequel of DH with new dangers, old secrets, and much more.—Virtual penny dreadful. Many short episodes with adventure, romance, a dash of hurt/comfort, and a sprinkling of horror.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 251 - Words: 279,010 - Reviews: 7033 - Favs: 1,140 - Follows: 587 - Updated: 6/20/2008 - Published: 8/19/2007 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Of Dreamers and Journeys by Mystical Magician reviews
Completed! The Labyrinth changed Sarah in more ways than one. Seven years later she finds herself the librarian at Hogwarts. And she is so much more than the Muggle they believe her to be. Harry Potter crossover. JS, ADMM
Crossover - Labyrinth & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 46,424 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 958 - Follows: 367 - Updated: 3/26/2008 - Published: 2/2/2007 - Sarah, Minerva M. - Complete
The Blameless Vestal's Lot by Mundungus42 reviews
Hermione and Ron attend a masked ball at the Malfoy’s. Magical mischief turns sinister, and Hermione must race against time to unlock the Manor’s deepest secrets. SS/HG, epilogue- and DH-compliant, adult content.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 51,657 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/25/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Burden of the Lady by A Lady in the Golden Wood reviews
Kristin Kingston is not who she thought she was. Her past is her present and her present is now her past. The only thing she knows for sure is her mission.
Greek Mythology - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 70,966 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/12/2008 - Published: 6/15/2007
Hell by zeegrindylows reviews
The war doesn't end after the final battle. There are still skirmishes to be had, and every passing day means finding more to lose. SS/HG. Post-DH. EWE. Warnings: Character death, angst.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,486 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/3/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Where Your Treasure Is by zeegrindylows reviews
SS/HG. Post-Deathly Hallows. Severus Snape survives, only to find himself entangled in an enchantment he never expected. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 62 - Words: 376,449 - Reviews: 5026 - Favs: 2,469 - Follows: 799 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Dear Diary by gravity01 reviews
Against my better judgment I am starting this journal. As a habit, I don’t like to write things down. The concept of having tangible proof of my innermost thoughts is unsettling to me. What if someone reads this? I know it’s cynical… but I have never had
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 124,765 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 12/14/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Heart over Mind by Regann reviews
PART 27 ADDED, COMPLETE. Something odd about Hermione causes her to have unexpected reaction to a love potion. Only it's one which no one expected. How could a lack of reaction cause so much trouble? AU to Books 5 and 6.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 186,622 - Reviews: 3409 - Favs: 4,035 - Follows: 876 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Of Steel and Stars by battlenotwithmonsters reviews
And all men kill the things they love, but let it now be heard some do it with a mighty blow, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with a sword. EOC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 42,530 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/16/2006 - Published: 12/2/2005 - Erik
Tabula Rasa by Lionora reviews
Collective mind-loss at Hogwarts. What will Hermione and our favourite Potions Master do when they're not themselves? Come on, you know you'll want to read this. Inspired by Buffy. Ships: H/S *COMPLETE!*
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,709 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/24/2003 - Published: 3/31/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Rosemary and Thyme by Oniko reviews
Hermione's friends talk her into undergoing past life regression to discover her soulmate. SSHG
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,260 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/24/2003 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
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The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune reviews
What happens if two wizards' blood mingles in the forging of a Life Debt? HGSS AU This was written for the 50 Art of Words Challenge. This story deals with mature themes. Some language, sex and violence: a little of each.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,522 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 6/26/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G.
The Secret Journal of George Weasley reviews
Fred is dead. How can George cope? Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/15/2008 - George W. - Complete
To Whine Or Not To Whine reviews
A parody of To Be or Not to Be
Shakespeare - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 259 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Complete
Hamlet in 15 Minutes reviews
Hamlet summarized, scene by scene, but in parody.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,823 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/25/2007 - Published: 11/13/2007
Mon Pauvre, Edmond reviews
EC, AU Edmond Erik, cloisters himself in a small village, shunning the world, until a precocious young woman refuses to leave him alone. Will he accept her friendship or push her away? Psychological dramedy. Names changed. PLEASE R&R!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,203 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/21/2007 - Published: 10/13/2007 - Erik, Christine