Penname: Wolfs_Scream [Contact]
Real name: David Wolfskill
Member Since: 08/18/2005
Membership status: Member

Not creative enough to be an author; I can help with proofreading and the like, though. The Web site above has nothing about Harry Potter. Buried in some pages on the site you might find hints as to the origin of the penname, but that's about the extent of the relevance.

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What if the fates that let Harry's parents live the night he got his scar, also gave him a younger sister and let him befriend Ron Weasley earlier? What would be different?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 59 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 223354; Read Count: 118171; Completed: Yes

Updated: 12/26/2006; Published: 08/23/2005
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
I'm glad Harry finally(!) greeted "Ti" properly -- and that you gave him something to be called other than "Tiberius." :-) Pity no one else did likewise -- though I see that they started remedying that at breakfast: good! :-) I'm getting some suspicions about your plans for Ti & Rose.... :-}

Chapter 22: Befriending a Malfoy
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
I thought Ti was a first year, not a second year...? [Ref. Hagrid's comment, asking about Ti.] Heh -- Extra siblings for lots of families in this stiry, eh? :-) [BTW, I have rather enjoyed whydoyouneedtoknow's "Danger" series on It's also rather AU, and Hermione has a sister in that series -- but the sister is about 20 years older than Hermione.] I see Ron's still being thick-headed. :-} Well done!

Author's Response: Whoops! My bad, slip of the keys there about Ti. Yes, he's a first year. Thanks for the review.

Chapter 23: Strange first lessons and Hermione's birthday surprise
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Interesting story; good chapter. Hmmm... if Sirius gets lonely, it would seem that there might be a cure for that.... :-)

Author's Response: Oh, I'm thinking of that. After all, if I make it RL/NT, Sirius will feel left out. Just imagine what Sirius will think of his best friend dating his niece, probably like Ron to Harry over Ginny.

Chapter 24: When Sirius meets Ti
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
An unbiased observer might start getting the idea that Rose was rather encouraging Harry & Ginny to get together.... Fancy that! :-) I'll bet the "real spider webs" weren't appreciated much by a certain redhead. :-} Heh -- the prank was pretty good, and certainly harmed no one.

Author's Response: Well, you are right about that. Whereas a certain brother would not like it, Rose would love to have Ginny as a sister for real. Of course, as close as they are, their relationship won't change that much. Yup, Ron really didn't like the real spider webs. Luckily, the food and prank distracted him from looking for real spiders. Thanks for review again. I appreciate every review.

Chapter 25: Quidditch and Halloween
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Hope the surgery goes well.... Good chapter. I find it difficult to imagine the Sorting Hat responding to pressure from Lucius or the Ministry, though: what would they do -- lock up the Hat in Azkaban??!? And I see that Harry's becoming more aware of that cute redhead. :-) And his evident link to same. And it seems that said cute redhead might be a bit more aware of what's going on between them than he is -- but then, boys at that age tend to be thick-headed, yes...? :-)

Author's Response: Right you are about boys being thick at that age, though you have to remember Harry's thought back a few chapters wondering if he fancied Ginny. By the way, the surgery went well and I'm now home, recuperating. Thanks for your concern. The next chapter will be up soon.

Chapter 26: A couple of Sirius visits
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Ah, recovery is good...! :-) Well, the Sorting Hat's action was something I rather expected, somehow. :-) Contents of the letter could have been worse -- Lucius could have pulled him out of Hogwarts & sent him to Durmstrang, for example. But yes, Sirius would undoubtedly be happy to take him in. :-) And the response from the New Marauders is welcome. Hmmm... If Ti has been disowned, won't he need a guardian (since he's still a minor)? And might there be some conflict with Ti's godfather (whoever that might be)? All in all, well done!

Chapter 27: Where does Ti go?
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Very nice. But the last line (of the chpter) is fairly ominous. I wonder how that's going to play out with your Author's Note....

Chapter 28: Christmas with Ti
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Ah, yes; very nice. Interesting variation on the Riddle Manor scene (with Lucius there). Did Lucius mispronounce Bertha's surname on purpose? When Harry told Dumbledore "Something happened between me and Ginny that night we were in the Chamber of Secrets," I would expect that to grab Dumbledore's attention.... I'm a little surprised that Ginny didn't comment during Harry's conversation with Dumbledore. :-}

Author's Response: Thanks for the review again. Well, maybe I misspelled Bertha's name. Ginny didn't say anything since she didn't want to distract Harry and she was also listening to Dumbledore. At this point, both of them need to concentrate hard to hear what the other is hearing.

Chapter 29: A nightmare and a dream come true
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Heh -- pretty good. No aversion to fluff here. :-) Though I'd think that James would want to get The Talk taken care of early.

Chapter 30: Family time
Reviewer: Wolfs_Scream (Signed)
Pretty good; I like the mental bond stuff. I wonder if the lack of a mother-figure will be an issue for Ti.... :-} Of course, my impression is that Sirius could have been a ladie's man had he chosen to do so.... A couple of relatively minor things you might want to avoid in the future, though: one is a fairly common transposition error in Ginny's real given name -- it's "Ginevra," not "Ginerva." The other may merely be my perversity, but it seems to me that "He'd never had a girlfriend before over which to worry about pleasing and enjoying." comes across as rather awkward. One issue (for me) is using "which" (rather than "whom") to refer to the girlfriend. Also, the ",,, a girlfriend before over which to worry ..." construct seems convoluted. And while "pleasing" makes sense in the context, I'm not clear on who is doing the "enjoying" or what said person might be enjoying. [I hope you don't mind too much: I'm enjoying your story, and when I see something as I read that diverts my attention from the story, I figure it's only fair that I mention it to you -- I can't rationally expect you to read my mind, and I hope you are interested in readers' reactions.)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I wasn't aware that Ginny's name is really Ginevra and not Ginerva. Sorry, I hope you don't mind if I keep it Ginerva. Ginevra sounds very close to a local brand of gin. Thanks for the constructive criticism with that sentence. I wasn't really happy with it but couldn't figure out how to make it better, which is a rare occurence for me.

Chapter 31: School Time