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Joined 07-08-03, id: 415147, Profile Updated: 02-19-15
Author has written 18 stories for Harry Potter.

Shortly after OoTP, I set out to write a short fic about Harry including Slytherins in the DA in sixth year. Theodore Nott's name came up as a Slytherin who was mysterious enough to be a plausible candidate for membership. However, he insisted on bringing some Hufflepuff called Anne Fairleigh who I'd never heard of. From this grew an entire universe surrounding Theodore, Anne, their families and their lives. The moral is: do not let imaginary characters take up residence in your head, because they will take over your lives.

About the stories: Unity, See You There, and I Will are all one-shots about Theodore, and others, joining the DA. Please note that these were written early on and are now inconsistent with the main series. I Will belongs to my friend Mira.

The best starting point is the story Distractions, which chronicles Theodore's fifth year (Anne's fourth.) Discussions, Discoveries, Distinctions, Disadvantages, and Disavowals continue on to the end of Theodore's seventh year at Hogwarts in that order. Inevitability and A Risk Worth Taking are one-shots set a few years after Theodore and Anne's time at Hogwarts; they are in that order, time-wise, but are consistent in and of themselves, as long as you've read the main series. Going Home is a Christmas story set primarily the Christmas after Disavowals, and Degrees of Separation is a story about Theodore and Anne's daughter, falling after A Risk Worth Taking. Almost all of thse stories were written pre-HBP, and are not consistent with the series of events in that book; however, they are fairly consistent in terms of characterisation.

The only fully canon-compliant story is Dispatches, which follows Theo and Anne through the year of Deathly Hallows; it is essentially AU from the other stories following Discussions but does assume some knowledge of the three stories between Discussions and Disavowals, at the least.

Today is a Gift, Mira's other story, is set, time-wise, between Disavowals and Inevitability, but is only one chapter and looks unlikely to be finished.

The Being Slytherin ficlets are musings from several different characters on what it means to be a Slytherin; to be frank, I wouldn't recommend them. Far too much angst.

I've just posted a post-Disavowals story, Family Games, which is inspired by a short conversation Theodore and Anne's brother decided to have in Going Home (see my earlier note re: imaginary characters.)

I and Mira can be found on Livejournal as sixth_light and labellementeuse; most of these stories are also archived on the Professors' Bookshelf, in betaed form. Come say hi, if you're so inclined; I always enjoy chatting to people.

NB on the probability of updates: I still get the odd review asking about updates, and the reality is that I started writing these stories over a decade ago. I haven't been active in the fandom for some time now. Since I started, I've acquired two university degrees, a spouse, a cat, and a career; all of these things make it exceedingly unlikely I'm going to write any more Theo and Anne stories, even though some of it's unfinished. I'm not saying never ever ever, because you never know...but I'd be surprised myself.

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Genome by euchrid eucrow reviews
Three men, one woman and a story of music, murder, eugenics, rocket science and love. With apologies to Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca."
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,714 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/1/2005 - Published: 2/28/2005
Madame OG by Flourish reviews
Alternate Universe, COMPLETE, Erik & Christine. Change just one of Christine's actions, and the story turns out quite differently, as the Phantom learns to be human once more and his Angel discovers that love is not always like the storybooks.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,016 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 1/2/2005 - Complete
Promises Remembered by Robin4 reviews
Sirius is ten years out of his time. Remus is having disturbing visions. James is struggling to hold the world together. Peter is trying to learn how to live without lies. Sequel to Promises Unbroken, AU. Updated for HBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 227,851 - Reviews: 2399 - Favs: 1,351 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 12/31/2004 - Published: 10/20/2003 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Severus S. - Complete
That muted sort of longing by Serendipity reviews
Humor, angst and adventure color Ginny Weasley’s fifth year as she matures from the girl she is to the woman she will be. Her burgeoning powers are the least of her worries as her friendship with Harry darkens into something else. Updated 7-22
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 107,481 - Reviews: 832 - Favs: 813 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 7/22/2004 - Published: 6/20/2003 - Ginny W., Harry P.
Grim Dawn by Robin4 reviews
Prior to Harry’s third year, he leaves the Dursleys, desperate to escape. But before the Knight Bus can stumble upon him, he encounters someone far different, and his world begins to change. Complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,007 - Reviews: 1210 - Favs: 2,499 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 12/22/2003 - Published: 10/19/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Promises Unbroken by Robin4 reviews
Sirius Black remained the Secret Keeper and everything he feared came to pass. Ten years later, James and Lily live, Harry attends Hogwarts, and Voldemort remains…yet the world is different and nothing is as it seems. AU, updated for HBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 170,882 - Reviews: 3113 - Favs: 3,194 - Follows: 756 - Updated: 10/6/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Severus S. - Complete
The Philosophy of Romance by samvimes reviews
A watch officer and a journalist in love? Oh dear, oh dear...
Discworld - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,166 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/27/2003
Interwoven: The Seamstress and the Lovable Stray by Katinka31 reviews
Britain's last Weaver struggles to finish her first Invisibility Cloak during the year of the Triwizard Tournament. Along the way, she happens to befriend a certain canine that's been lolling about Hogsmeade. (UPDATED JUNE 2004)
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 65,481 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/6/2002 - Published: 4/10/2002 - Sirius B.
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Dispatches reviews
1997 is a very bad year in the wizarding world. If you’re a Muggleborn witch or a Death Eater’s son, it’s as bad as it can possibly get. Just hold on. Disverse, AU to other stories after Discussions but draws on them, canon compliant as of DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,721 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/29/2008 - Published: 10/27/2007 - Theodore N.
Family Games reviews
A Terry story: featuring the Fairleigh children, Theo, and cricket. Set the summer after Disavowals.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,504 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Published: 1/8/2006 - Theodore N. - Complete
Degrees of Separation reviews
Years after A Risk Worth Taking, Brenna Nott starts asking questions about the grandfather she's never met.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,264 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Published: 12/26/2005 - Theodore N. - Complete
Going Home reviews
Three Christmases in Theo's life. Part of the Distractions universe, set during and after stories up to Disavowals.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,221 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/25/2005 - Theodore N. - Complete
A Risk Worth Taking reviews
Theodore Nott tries to get his newborn daughter to sleep. Falls after Inevitability in the 'Distractions' universe.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/17/2005 - Theodore N. - Complete
Inevitability reviews
Four years after the end of the war, Theodore Nott returns to his family home. Seventh in the Distractions series.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,269 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/28/2005 - Complete
Disavowals reviews
Two weeks before his final year at Hogwarts, Theodore Nott's summer consists mainly of homework, pesky relatives, and, of course, music. But some decisions cannot be put off forever...follows Disadvantages.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 139,708 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/19/2005 - Published: 8/26/2004 - Theodore N. - Complete
Disadvantages reviews
A oneshot from the Distractions universe Anne makes the mistake of telling Theo about Shakespeare. Fairly unadulterated fluff.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,357 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2004 - Theodore N. - Complete
Distinctions reviews
Most choices may be between what is right and what is easy, but sometimes the line between them blurs. Perennial fencesitter Theodore Nott has to make a hard decision about his loyalties. A oneshot set after Discoveries.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,619 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/17/2004 - Theodore N. - Complete
Discoveries reviews
For Theodore Nott and Anne Fairleigh, the new school year at Hogwarts proves that some things change in unforeseeable ways and some stay almost the same. Sequel to Distractions and Discussions.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,326 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/8/2004 - Published: 3/28/2004 - Theodore N. - Complete
Discussions reviews
Anne and Theodore's correspondence over the summer. Explaining cricket may take time, but their world is growing swiftly darker and the battles are coming closer to home. Sequel to Distractions.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,361 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/14/2003 - Published: 11/29/2003 - Theodore N. - Complete
Being Slytherin: Ways and Means reviews
Three former students of Slytherin House muse about how the Sorting Hat's decision to put them there has affected their lives. (Slight OoTP spoilers)
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,486 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/9/2003 - Severus S., Voldemort
Today is a Gift reviews
Post-War Theo and Anne fic; companion to Distractions. Explores how Theo and Anne move on from the aftermath of the war. Also features: Rain, Chivalrous!Theo, Fish and Chips.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,802 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/12/2003
Distractions reviews
What do a Slytherin pureblood and a Muggleborn Hufflepuff have in common? Nothing except music, and even that doesn't go far. As Hogwarts descends into chaos, two uneasy acquaintances struggle to understand the opposite point of view on the coming war. P
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,206 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/2/2003 - Published: 9/8/2003 - Theodore N. - Complete
I Will reviews
Estella Haywood, on her way to Hogwarts, learns that how you see yourself is important, but it's how others see you that can rule your life - for better or worse. Part of the Unity universe.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,120 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/13/2003 - Draco M.
See You There reviews
Three Hogwarts students realise that in the coming war, no-one can be neutral - and all must decide where they stand. A short prequel to Unity, featuring Anne, Theodore, and Estella. Contains some OoTP spoilers.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,649 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2003
Being Slytherin reviews
Three members of Slytherin House reflect on what it means to be a Slytherin - for them and for others. Companion piece to Unity.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/11/2003
Unity reviews
At the beginning of his sixth year, Harry must examine his own prejudices - where and how the line between enemy and friend is drawn. Contains OoTP spoilers and suggestions of both H/G and R/H.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,657 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/11/2003 - Harry P.