Verity Grahams
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Joined 01-17-17, id: 8684048, Profile Updated: 09-25-18
Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter.

Who Am I?

My name is Rachel. I am a writer, an aspiring novelist and an artist. I post on my deviant art page, lots of fanart. You know the drill - just remove the spaces;

h t t p s : // www . deviantart . com / veritygrahams

I try and write each day, and I find that Fan Fiction is a great way to practice my skills. For this reason, I love constructive criticism, pull me up on grammar, p.o.v problems, my character development. I find that with characters already formed I can practice more and it helps with writer's block. I have two original idea's that I am currently working on; this means that I might not update as often as I would want to prioritise these over my Fan Fiction. I am also starting a blog about writing and the things that I am learning about the technicalities of writing.

My favourite characters tend to be redeemed characters, complex characters. I find that they are more interesting, more real. I guess this is why Snape is my favourite, and features in many of my stories. I crave characters like him; I want to create characters as intricate and complex as him. I want my characters that go on as redemptive a journey as Snape went on. I love that even though he had changed sides and changed so dramatically, he was still so grey. I love that all Rowling's characters are grey, that no one is 'white' they are shades of grey, just like you and me.

I do not post any of my original writing online at the moment, but I work daily from prompts or working on building the world and the characters for one of the novels that I have in mind.

I also Beta read. I love this; it keeps my skills sharp, forces me to read stories I wouldn't usually read, and it has me reading and writing in different styles. I have a Beta profile, and I currently Beta for two authors, so I don't have time for more right now.

On top of all this, I work with children in the care system, and this means 24-hour shifts. This means that my life is not my own; depending on the rota that I get or how many staff members decide to call in sick; I can have next to no time to write. There are vast bursts of time I manage to get, where I can write non stop for days. It's a mixed bag, and sometimes my life is stressful and so emotionally draining as I deal with a lot at work, usually writing help's, but sometimes I will sit with a tub of Ben and Jerrys and binge watch Netflix rather than do ... anything.

Verity Grahams


Stories -

I thought I would add a section to my profile where I can leave an update of where I am in each of the fics that I have on the go at the moment. I have a poll for which story I should prioritise whilst in the Quidditch League, please vote:

1. A Double Agent - Re-Writing / IN PROGRESS

Chapter 4 is updated - Chapter 5 needs to be re-written next

2a. It's Bloody Better - Re-Writing /IN PROGRESS

Working on Chapter 3 now. I am about half way through.

2b. It's Bloody Better: Sex Education - COMPLETE

Reposted - should be much cleaner

2c. It’s Bloody Better: 25 Weeks - Coming Soon

This is a requested one-shot following Severus and Lily, from my 'It's Bloody Better' Series, through their pregnancy with Harry, it goes over the 25 weeks that she carried Harry for and his birth, as mentioned in Sex Education, Harry was born prematurely, this is the explanation. I have written the first three weeks so far.

3. The Grudge - IN PROGRESS

I am not too happy with chapter fours ending - I really struggled so it might be edited later on - I am going to be working on this as soon as I have managed to get to grips with 'It's Bloody Better Chapter 3'. I am also planning on making this a shorter story and having a sequel deal with the outcome of the Grudge. But that will all become clear!

4. Seeing Harry - COMPLETE

Re-posted and complete

5. Quidditch League Fanfiction Competition - every two weeks - now combined into one fiction

Round 1 - The Gilderoy Lockhart Show - Oneshot - Complete - 9/10 9 bonus

Round 2 - Without Proof - Oneshot - Complete - 9.75/10 4 bonus

Round 3 - Vividus Eisque - Oneshot - Complete - 9.75/10 9 bonus

Round 4 - Merlin and Blackbeard - Oneshot - Complete - 5.5/10 7 bonus

Round 5 - The Brightest Firefly in the Jar - Oneshot - Complete - 5.5/10 5 bonus

Round 6 - BYE

Round 7 - Severus Snape and the Deplorable Lara Croft - Oneshot - Complete - 7.25/10 6 bonus

Round 8 - Storytime - Oneshot - Complete - 6/10 7 bonus

Round 9 - The Beehive Treehouse - Oneshot - Complete - 7/10 4 bonus

Round 10 - Seasons or Stone - Oneshot - In Progress -

Round 10 - Checkmate - Oneshot - In Progress - [Stand-in for Chaser 2]

Round 11 -

Round 12 -

Round 13 -

Finals - (Hope we get there)

6. Daily Prophet Competitions - QLFC

Daily Prophet Competition Issue 3 - Mmmbop - Oneshot - Complete

Daily Prophet Competition Issue 4 - You're not Bill Weasley - Oneshot - Complete - WINNER

7. Lupus - Coming Soon

This is baby that I have thought about a few times and done a lot of research on, it's entirely AU again, they would not even be in the magical world, James and Lily would be married, Harry is very young, and Severus is the specialist when Harry becomes quite ill.

8. My Severitus Challenge Idea - Coming Soon

So I have an idea for the Severitus Challenge and I will start that once I have finished one of the fics that I am working on.


Fave Quotes

"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen

"In your world, I have another name... you must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there." - Aslan

"After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colours of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more." - Jasper Fforde

"The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they: the White Rider. He has passed through fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him. We will go where he leads." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." - Sirius Black

"You do care, you care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it" - Albus Dumbledore

"From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe; she landed on the office floor, bounded across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. 'After all this?' 'Always,' said Snape" - J.K. Rowling

"I'm not crazy, my reality is just different from yours," - The Cheshire Cat

"A hero so heroic that he would cast himself as the villain as long as it meant doing the right thing" - J.K. Rowling

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Teaching the Professor to love again by An tSiog reviews
Harry discovers that Potions Master Severus Snape is his biological father during his second year at Hogwarts, Can Harry help his father to learn to love again before its too late and what will happen once the death eaters discover their connection. Will span years 2 to 7 following the general plot of the stories but focusing on the new relationships and back stories.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 61 - Words: 154,810 - Reviews: 415 - Favs: 485 - Follows: 702 - Updated: 9/9 - Published: 2/4/2015 - Harry P., Severus S.
Love is as cold as dishwater by Saturnine Spiders reviews
Blaise forgot to wash the dishes, again.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,264 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/12 - [Ginny W., Blaise Z.] - Complete
Judas and the Messiah by AngelMoon Girl reviews
On that fateful Halloween night, it's the young and grieving Severus Snape who rescues baby Harry from Godric's Hollow. Along the way, he fends off Death Eaters and his own personal demons alike.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,385 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 10/5/2017 - Published: 4/11/2017 - Harry P., Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Take Me to Church by BelleRN reviews
Auror Harry has a case that even he can't solve. That's where Snape comes in.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,500 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 22 - Published: 8/3/2017 - [Harry P., Severus S.] - Complete
Always by MusicMelis reviews
Harry Potter receives a mysterious package on his birthday that will change the lives of two people forever. Set in the summer before second year. Severitus.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,876 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 1,029 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 11/8/2014 - Published: 9/26/2014 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Precious Memories by FalconLux reviews
AU; oneshot; Sevitus; NO SLASH – At five years old, a badly abused little boy only wishes to know if he was ever loved. Five years later, his most precious memories will save more lives than his own. Severus is a bit OoC; warnings for child abuse, excessive use of calming draughts, and meddling old coots
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,522 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 481 - Follows: 167 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Poor of God by kilara25 reviews
After Snape's visit to Surrey, Harry writes him a thank you letter that triggers an extended correspondence between the two of them. Sequel to The Guiltless.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 103,741 - Reviews: 1379 - Favs: 2,248 - Follows: 1,120 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Snape's Vocation by Gillian Middleton reviews
Sequel to 'Mine'. Snape and Harry settle down and learn more about each other. These chapters can be read as individual stories, but I have further chapters written and planned.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 119,982 - Reviews: 761 - Favs: 1,229 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 7/17/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Mine by Gillian Middleton reviews
Against his better judgement Severus Snape let a part of himself be used in a spell six years earlier. Now the consequences of his actions cannot be avoided any longer and Snape finds himself the father of a five year old boy-Harry Potter! Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 26,191 - Reviews: 471 - Favs: 2,486 - Follows: 437 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
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The Quidditch League Fanfiction Competition Season 6
These are all the submissions that I have for the QLFC for season 6. My team was the Ballycastle Bats and I was a Chaser, I would definitely do it again, I think I have learnt a lot from the experience.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,007 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 20h - Published: 9/9 - Harry P., Hermione G., Lily Evans P., Severus S.
A Double Agent reviews
This is a family story, a what if Snape knew Pettigrew had turned the potters into Voldemort and Snape had chose to act, one small change affects everything
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,398 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 9/21 - Published: 8/30/2017 - [Lily Evans P., Severus S.] Harry P., Remus L.
The Grudge reviews
"That was the day that Lily wasn't everything anymore, Harry was with her in my everything from that moment on." AU and there is no Voldemort Changed the Rating to M - this is because it's become more focused on adults, and some things don't fit the T rating.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 33,195 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/23 - Published: 9/25/2017 - [Lily Evans P., Severus S.] Harry P.
Its Bloody Better reviews
"I don't give a crap what's changed, this is better, it's bloody better," He dared to change things, they dared to follow him! Time-Turner Fic, Severitus, De-Ageing
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,767 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 8/10 - Published: 10/5/2017 - [Lily Evans P., Severus S.] Harry P., Ron W.
It's Bloody Better - Sex Education reviews
One-Shot for 'It's Bloody Better' Professor Snape and Evans are conned into completing Sex Education; "He walked out of the office and through to the classroom, as he entered the room, the view that he was met with left him shocked and unable to speak for more than a moment. There on HIS desk were two students, engaged in ... extracurricular activities. "Get. Off. My. Desk.""
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,301 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/8 - [Lily Evans P., Severus S.] Harry P. - Complete
Seeing Harry reviews
This is a OneShot. What if Harry opened up to Snape before he saw the mans bitterness and hate; "To openly care would ruin all of Dumbledore's plans. He had to make a choice. "Always," he said with a sad smile"
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,564 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Published: 9/11/2017 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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