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  1. Reviews, review, reviews! Thank you all for leaving such wonderful reviews and for not getting upset with me for not updating quickly. Depression was bad for quite a while there because absolutely nothing changed after my last surgery, then I had to have another surgery just this last May (and on the day following my birthday of all days!) for appendicitis. That also changed nothing in my day-to-day pain/nausea/dizziness spectrum. Anyway, the depression's still there, but I'm slowly working on moving forward in accepting that those things will continue to be there perhaps for life by trying to put together a plan that will allow me to make my own money (though I'll still need to be on Social Security for a while before that, sadly) and move out of my mom's house. My sister and I have felt like we've done all the growing we can do in her household, and so need to find a place of our own and a way to live on our own despite our disabilities. Unfortunately, trying to put together a plan like that takes up a lot of my focus and I have a hard time focusing on more than one thing at a time, so my writing is going very, very slowly. Also, if you've been following my tumblr page already, I haven't gotten to posting the update just yet even though we've been back from Nevada for a little over a week because my sister got really sick as soon as we got back and I had to take care of her as well as those things (besides driving, since I don't drive) she would normally do. So, that's what's been going on. If you all want to know what I'm up to in the interim between updates, and if you haven't already, you're welcome to check out my tumblr page geared toward my writing here: lyranfanfictionwriting.tumblr.com. You can also check out my other tumblr page where I mostly re-blog things that I like or have an interest in if you're at all interested in that, here: petsncuddles-sub26.tumblr.com. I spend more time on my tablet these days than on my computer, and my tablet will bring up a notification when I receive any messages on tumblr, so feel free to say hi or ask questions if you feel like it. I'll do what I can to answer them in a timely manner. Now, after all of that *wipes forehead* on to the reviews!!! Ciara_D - Thank you so much for the well wishes! Though the surgery did go well, not much changed after it. Still, I'm recovering (emotionally and mentally, since I already recovered physically). I hope you enjoy the update. Truthseeker - Wow, thank you! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, and I hope you also enjoy the next chapter! Frances - Thank you very much! I'm very glad to hear you're liking the development of the relationship between our current main characters! I hope you enjoy the next chapter, as well. starr - Haha, well I'm really happy to hear that you did, in fact, like it I try hard to make the story line enjoyable. I hope you also enjoy the next chapter! Meechypoo - Yay, it makes me so happy to hear you liked the interaction with Luna! I've found she can be quite a tricky, but very fun character to write. Oooh, you like the responsiveness Harry has to Severus, hm? Well, you'll be seeing more of that in this next chapter! Hope you enjoy it! Akeia - I'm flattered! Thank you for the compliment I love stories that can suck you in to them so you feel like you're there with the characters, and I am so stoked that this story does that for you! I will most certainly add you to the update list!! Please let me know if you didn't receive the e-mail update notification for the new chapter and I'll do my best to correct it. SlythindorMalfoy - Thank you, I'm glad you didn't think it was choppy. I have a hard time writing things all at once, so it happens one or two pages, or even sometimes only paragraphs, at a time. Makes it hard to see if it really is choppy or if it's just in my head. Thank you for the well wishes for my surgery. The surgery, itself, did go well, it just didn't do much to improve my overall daily existence. I hope you enjoy the new update! Meechypoo - Indeed, it's a very good thing Harry has people watching out for him, and that even though shit always seems to happen to him, he also has vast amounts of good luck, lol! I'm glad you find the characters at the munch interesting; you'll see more of some of them in later chapters. Severus is a very good Dom with a lot of experience, which is what makes Harry feel so safe with him in trying this new type of relationship. I hope you enjoy the new chapter! SlythindorMalfoy - Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!! Haha, yes, Lucius will eventually be joining in to their dynamic, but Harry has some more growing to do before getting to the point where he'd be ready to accept a second partner. Again, I hope you enjoy the next update! kakasu - Thank you for the well wishes for my surgery Unfortunately, it didn't do much to help in my day-to-day life, so I'll just have to learn to live with the pain and sickness and the depression that tends to go along with long-term illnesses. In any case, I'm very grateful for all the support I've received from everyone, so thank you very much for that. It takes a huge weight off my mind knowing you're all so kind and patient as I try to figure out how to work around my health issues. You are understanding that right, I have written - if not many - at least several chapters ahead, but I'm not quite finished with them and some things in them need to be adjusted and edited and revised. Lol, don't worry it makes sense. I understand the feeling completely. There's a fanfiction writer on here that I follow avidly, but her updates tend to be pretty long in coming. At the same time as I can't wait for her updates and I want them to come now, now, now, I know that real life often makes that impossible. So I wait. Just like I know others wait for me. It would be very hypocritical of me to nag my favorite fanfiction writer for faster updates when I can't do very fast updates, myself, now wouldn't it? If I haven't already received your e-mail and added you to the list, be assured I will be happy to add you to it! If you don't receive the e-mail notification for this new chapter, let me know and I'll see what I can do to fix it. Thank again, and I hope you enjoy the new update! starr - You're welcome, and thank you for reading it and for leaving a review! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy the next chapter just as much. KuroiKarasu - Hi there, thank you very much for the review. I'm so happy you're still enjoying the story and hope you continue to enjoy it in this new update! K - Thank you, I'm really glad you've enjoyed the latest updates and hope you'll enjoy this next one! Haha, I also love the dynamic between Severus and Harry and that Harry is becoming comfortable enough in the relationship to banter with his Dom. It always makes me grin when there's banter happening, whether it's in my story or someone else's story that I happen to be reading. The owner of the restaurant will, indeed, play a part. Perhaps not a major one, but she will be in some of the chapters later on, that much I know and planned for. Whether that changes is up to the characters. Thank you for the well wishes. I really appreciate them. Leslie - Thank you, I'm so happy you're enjoying it! Great, if I haven't already, I'll make sure to add you to the update list. If you don't receive the notification e-mail about this newest update, please let me know and I will try to fix it as soon as possible. I hope you like the new chapter! Dawn - Thank you, and wow, I am so excited that it helped you! That was part of the reason I wrote this story, to give perspective to people who might not know much about the lifestyle but are interested in it, nonetheless. I would be happy to add you to the update list! Please let me know if you don't receive the notification e-mail for this latest update and I'll see what I can do to fix it. I hope you enjoy the new chapter! RosaJean - I'm glad you're loving the story despite the OOCness of Hermione. I won't deny it's OOC. It will be for a while because I decided I was tired of Ron being the bigoted one and thought I'd switch it up and have Hermione be the bigoted one this time. I've also thought of why she's bigoted in that area and not in others. In my story, her parents are devout practitioners of a muggle religion (I haven't thought of what type, yet) and in her household growing up she was taught that loving one's same gender is wrong and witchcraft is wrong. Well, when their daughter turned out to be a witch and there was a legitimate, if hidden, school of magic her parents' love of their daughter made them change their minds and decide that maybe not everything taught in their church was right. Much as some parents change their minds about loving one's own gender being wrong if their son or daughter turns out to be gay/lesbian. Now, Hermione realized her parents changed their tune about witchcraft, since they still love her even as she's a witch, but they never actually communicated to her that they thought some things (loving one's own gender being wrong being one of them) that was taught in their church might not be right. So she carried that into school, but it was never really seen because there were no overt displays of gay or lesbian relationships going on around her and she might not have noticed them anyway since her nose was always in book or else she was embroiled in mysteries and adventures with her friends fighting against Voldemort. It only really came out after the final battle and she came to live in the Burrow with her soon-to-be in-laws and found out Charlie was gay. So that's my version of how that happened. Some of this will be explained in the story and, I promise, she won't stay so bigoted, but that was my idea of events and how she turned out that way if that helps at all. If not, sorry, but like I said, she won't stay that way and they won't have a "falling out" like they do in the few stories I've read where Hermione is the bigoted one, so no worries there. I would be delighted to add you to the update mailing list! Please let me know if you didn't receive the notification e-mail for the newest update and I will do what I can to fix it. I hope you enjoy the newest chapter! Cody_Thomas - Thank you, I'm flattered you think so! Haha, I love me some HP plot bunnies!! *Serious face* You're welcome. Lol, joking, joking! I will most certainly add you to the update list! Please let me know if you didn't get the notification e-mail for the newest update and I'll see what I can do to fix it. I have not thought about adding it to any other sites, yet. I can barely keep up with this one, lol! Maybe once the story is actually finished I'll see about adding it to other sites, but I think right now it'll just add too much stress while I'm trying to get things together and figure out how to support myself and my sister so we can move out of my mom's house. Thank you for the well wishes. I hope you enjoy the new chapter! Charisma - Thank you! Here's the newest update; I do hope you like it! Kittykat575 - Thank you!!! And that's it for reviews! Thank you all so much for the kind reviews you left, for the well wishes for my surgery, and the well wishes for my health. I'm not sure you know how much they mean to me, and how much it helps that not one of you sent a negative review about how I should be able to update quicker. A negative review like that is one of the quickest ways to throw someone prone to depression right back into depression, which only delays writing further. You guys are angels. I can't express my gratitude enough. I promise I will do what I can to continue getting updates out there; even if I can't do it quickly, I hope they're at least well worth the wait. I love you all and I'll see ya when I see ya!!
  2. Hi everyone!! I'm finally getting to the reviews, as promised So, without further ado .... adnoldad1 - Thank you, I'm really glad you're enjoying it. I don't know if you saw my notice on the chapter, but I couldn't find an e-mail to add to the update list. If you'd still like to be added, just leave me your e-mail address or go ahead and e-mail me (if you haven't) at lyran1017@gmail.com and I'd be more than happy to add you to the update list! Calmzone1 - The reason Harry put that humiliation was an unsure or want to try while verbal humiliation was a definite no is because, in my mind, they are quite different. Humiliation in itself, to me, is actions that would generate a feeling of humiliation - such as, perhaps, being told to eat off the floor like a common dog. Verbal humiliation, on the other hand, is generating that feeling with words. The reason Harry is unsure or want to try about humiliation and a definite no for verbal humiliation is because he was often subject to verbal abuse and humiliation by his relatives while, at least in my story, they did not physically humiliate him and the physical abuse was confined to starvation and his cousin beating on him. So that negative association with physical humiliation isn't there and, for the Harry in my story, that unconsciously makes him decide that trying humiliation in a physical and not verbal way might be something he could do and/or even enjoy. Does that make sense? It's not all conscious thought on Harry's part, but that's the gist of my thoughts behind that distinction there. Thank you for leaving a review! I don't know if you saw the notice on a previous chapter, but I would happily add you to the update list except I could not find an e-mail address to add to the list, so if you could leave your e-mail or message me at lyran1017@gmail.com I will most certainly add you to the update list! sunshine13666 - I am so happy to hear that, and thank you so much for leaving a review!! Ciara_D - Thank you After these last updates, it shouldn't be too much longer before you're seeing a little more of Lucius. Not a whole lot yet, but more. Like most real world relationships, it will take a bit of time for the relationship between Harry and Lucius to develop to the point that Harry will be comfortable with him joining their D/s dynamic. djaddict - *sigh* Yes, running of half-cocked is pretty well ingrained in him, but Severus is determined to train that out of him. Oh yay!! I'm glad the punishment went off so well, and thank you, I'm happy you enjoyed that session between them in the previous chapter. WizardBuddha - You have been added to the update list, but if you haven't received the updates for whatever reason, just shoot me an e-mail and let me know and I will try to fix it. I'm so happy you're enjoying it and I hope you continue to do so thumper - Thank you! And you have been added to the update list. I hope you continue to enjoy my story! BAFan - Thank you so much for pointing out that typo. I actually was not aware you could spell loath that way and that that exact meaning applied to that other spelling. I only ever learned the one spelling :/ So thank you, thank you for that!! I love learning new words! And I'm very glad you're enjoying the story! chii - Yay! Thank you, and you have been added to the update list! If you haven't received updates, please just shoot me an e-mail and let me know and I will try to figure out what went wrong. Happy to hear you're enjoying it and I hope you continue to enjoy my story as it progresses! kitty - Thank you, and there are three updates now for you to read if you like enlyasuregon - Wow, thank you! I'm so flattered by your compliments! You have been added to the update list, but if you haven't received any update notifications, please feel free to e-mail me and I will try to figure out what went wrong and get it fixed! Penguins - Awwwwww! Thank you! I can see your e-mail address, and you have been added. I hope you've been receiving the e-mail notifications, but if you haven't, just e-mail me and I will do what I can to get it fixed. The Pink Fuzzy Elepahnt - Thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying it Ria - I'm so happy to hear that! The story has now been updated, so I hope you're able to read and enjoy more! Grey-Shadow - Thank you, I'm so glad you're enjoying it and I hope you continue to enjoy it! Oooh, yay, you like my Neville!! Not sure which part you're referring to about Draco, but he is definitely still being targeted by people who are unhappy with him for being on the wrong side during the war and others who don't think he and/or his family were punished enough for their involvement. You have been added to the update list! If you're not receiving the update notifications, just leave me an e-mail telling me and I will see what I can do to fix it! Aly - Thank you so much! There are now three updates, and you have been added to the update list, so I hope you're receiving the notifications. If you're not receiving the update notifications, please just e-mail me and let me know and I will see what I can do to fix that! NoirxAnge - Thank you, and you have been added to the update list! If you're not receiving notifications, though, please just leave me an e-mail and I will see what I can do to fix the issue! Courtney - There are now three new updates, I hope you enjoy them, and thanks for leaving a review!! Keri - Awww, thank you! You have been added to the update list, but if you've not been receiving notifications for updates, please just send me an e-mail and I will see what I can do to fix it All right, hope I got everyone who reviewed for chapter seventeen. I really need to go and get ready to leave for my surgery now, but I hope you all read and enjoy the next updates and have a wonderful day!!!!! Love you guys
  3. Ah, thank you! I guess I forgot that detail in the months I've been away from the site *sheepish smile*
  4. All right, I know anyone who's read this and is waiting for new chapters must be wondering why I haven't posted any yet, and that is simply because I'm having some technical difficulty with the site that I'm trying to get resolved. It's not letting me add or edit chapters for some reason, so if you guys will just be patient a while longer, I promise I will post more as soon as the issue has been figured out and resolved!! I love you guys so much and thank you all for the support and patience you've shown while I've been dealing with my illnesses! You guys are the best
  5. Hi, I've recently gotten back on my account after being inactive for several months - maybe up to a year? - due to illness. I am attempting to add chapters to one of my stories, but whenever I click the edit tab on my control panel, it takes me to a page that says: Get more out of your adult-fanfiction.org experience at our Forum! Be the first to get the scoop on AFF news! Register for our Forum and you'll be automatically subscribed to our site-wide mailing list. Take advantage of everything else a Forum can give you -- speak directly with Staff and your fellow adult-fanfiction.org Members. Some handy links are just below, although some of them won't work unless you register for the Forum first. Nothing about adding or editing chapters. Also, when it takes me to that page and I hover my mouse over the members tools tab, it doesn't show that I'm logged in anymore. Has the method to post new chapters in an existing story changed or am I remembering how to do it incorrectly? Or is it some other issue? I am still able to access my profile and see my stories listed under that, so they're not hidden or blocked or anything. I just seem to be unable to add new stories or edit existing stories. My username is Lyran - http://members.adult-fanfiction.org/profile.php?no=1296898181 Please help me resolve this issue so I can post again!
  6. Hi everyone! Sorry for being MIA for so long. Sick, as usual, but I have a surgery scheduled for next week that will, hopefully - fingers crossed - help fix or at least make better some of my issues. Due to this being such a long story with a fairly complex plot, I've not been able to concentrate on writing it with all the pain and nausea I've got going on. That being said, I am re-reading it to remind myself of what happened and where I was going with it so I can, I hope, begin writing again after the surgery recovery period is over. Thank you all so much for your patience!!!
  7. Hi everyone! So sorry I've been MIA for so long. This is just a very short little update so you all know what's going on and that I haven't, in fact, abandoned my stories. I'll be going in for surgery next week to, hopefully - fingers crossed - fix some of the problems and make others at least better since not all of them can be fixed. I will be posting everything I've written in the interim between the last chapter and now, which is at least a few chapter ... not sure how many since working on them has been very fragmented and broken - hard to concentrate when you're in near constant pain and feel sick to your stomach more than half the time. But anyway, I will hopefully be getting the chapters I do have done up before my surgery on the 15th and reply to all the reviews I've received since posting the last chapter and all that lovely stuff. Be aware it may take time after I post the stuff I have before I'm able to update again due to needing recovery time after the surgery, and I'm very sorry if the stuff I post ends in a bad place ... though I don't think it does :/ Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy what I post :dance:
  8. All righty, then. *raises sword above my head* To the reviews!! MoonlightVampiress - Why thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying yourself with Suzu. Take your time with him, at least for this next chapter, cause it's focused entirely on Sesshomaru and Inuyasha. But I will need him back eventually, so don't get too comfortable. Oh, I have lots in store for Inuyasha's improvement in the progression of the plotline. His heat, especially, is going to act as both a hurtle for him and a moment of growth away from his trauma of his time with the slavers. Haha! I'd love it if there was a Suzu fangirl shirt! That would be epic Well, there are always complications and Sesshomaru has issues controlling his anger when it comes to Kagome since he sees her both as a rival for Inuyasha's affection and as a possible threat. It is sad that Inuyasha had to put on such a display of utter submission to pull Sesshomaru out of his anger, but it just goes to prove what he realized in their father's den - that he's in love with Sesshomaru. Lol, the punch Inuyasha gave Sesshomaru made me laugh, too. And Suzu just loves it when Inuyasha shows that kind of spunk toward "The Great Sesshomaru, Lord of the West." I know, it's horrible. Made me sick just thinking about it. But I already knew it was horrible. They have to be horrible people to enslave others, break their spirit and their pride, and then sell them to other people who might be just as horrible as they - or worse, if you can imagine that. You'll just have to wait and see if anything comes of Inuyasha's outburst of what happened to him when he was with the slavers - besides what has and may yet happen between him and Sesshomaru, I mean. Given they are going to be attempting a soul mating, it'll be fairly complicated and include a ritual to bind their souls together, so it won't happen right away. Lol, I generally go for a dominant Sesshomaru, but under the right circumstances and in the right kind of story with an epic plotline, I'll read uke Sesshomaru, too. Just depends on how the author decides to portray him. Oh, I've been questioning your sanity long before now Do I really need your permission to do that? I've always said I'm quite insane, myself, though, so I suppose I don't really have room to talk on that count, lol. That outburst will certainly affect Inuyasha, but for the moment, he's just mortified that he revealed so much of what happened to Sesshomaru. He hates looking weak in front of him - mostly due to the disdain Sesshomaru used to hold for him as a "weak" hanyou. Thanks so much for reviewing! I always enjoy your reviews - they make me smile so much and just lift my spirits Have fun with Suzu for a little while longer (though, seriously, I will need him back later on) and I hope you enjoy this next chapter! Kit-kit - Thank you That makes me happy. Please enjoy the next chapter! Kaybop88 - I'm so happy to hear you're enjoying it! Next update will be up shortly, so please do enjoy that chapter, as well. solitare1 - Glad to hear you love my fic I don't have a set schedule for updates due to my health, but I will add you to my e-mail update list so you'll get an e-mail as soon as I've posted a new chapter. I know what you mean about authors not finishing their stories, though. It's really sad. I've read several that just suddenly stop, sometimes at really awful points in the storyline, and I just hate it. I can assure you, though, that I will not abandon my story. Updates may take a long time in coming depending on how my health is affecting me, but I will do my best to keep them coming as quickly as I possibly can. Thanks for the review! omen - It would be my pleasure to add you to the e-mail list So happy to hear you're loving it and thanks so much for leaving a review! bibbiesparks - Of course you may be added to the update list. I'd be more than happy to add you to it so you can know right away when I have a new chapter out. Thanks for leaving a review! Britney N - Yay! Thank you for Loooooooovvving what's happening in my story and I hope you continue to Looooooooooooovvve it as it goes on! I will certainly be continuing Please enjoy the next chapter! SoulMore - Woot woot! Hope you like this next chapter! Lola - Happy to hear that you're loving it. I think Kagome's pissing off a lot of people, lol, but I have more plans for her that may or may not include her death. Next update will be up shortly, please enjoy! lilally - Glad you think so. Hope you enjoy the next chapter. Given Inuyasha's and Sesshomaru's state of mind in this next chapter, though, it will likely not be as awesome as other scenes between them were/will be. I promise, though, more sexiness is coming. Thanks for the review! Jie - Thank you! Happy you're enjoying it. For the moment, Sango and Miroku are pretty well out of the loop concerning Kagome, though they do suspect there's something off about her behavior. You'll see more of their state of mind concerning her, though, in a while. Probably not for a few chapters, but it'll be there. Sesshomaru is a naturally dominant, aggressive-type inu. He just doesn't want to worsen Inuyasha's trauma. That will likely change later on as their relationship progresses and Inuyasha's mental and emotional scars heal from his captivity with the slavers. If Inuyasha was never captured, tortured, and raped by the slavers, he would certainly be a more aggressive bed partner - just look at the way he fought and acted before the slavers got him. Right now, he's just afraid and uncertain. He is not naturally the type to just lay back and let his partner do all the work, dominant or not. He's not a passive lover. It's just not in his nature. Just like it's not in his nature to wait for someone to attack him first. If he knows they want a fight, he charges right in. That's a good indication of what he'll be like in bed when he becomes less afraid and more comfortable with his relationship with Sesshomaru. And I've told you too much already No more. My lips are sealed! Wow, 7th time?! *blushes* You flatter me. Really hope you enjoy this next chapter!!! Naomi Flemings - Thank you! I'll try to keep updating as quickly as I can. Please enjoy the next chapter! Ebonyheart - That makes me so happy to hear you're loving my fic so much! Inuyasha is healing, it'll just take a while. The scars will always be there - trauma like that is not something a person can forget unless they get amnesia (and that's just not going to happen). But I promise, he will get better, he will heal, he'll just also have those emotional scars to deal with, and Sesshomaru will be there to help him with that. Kagome's fate is a secret I intend to keep a secret, so whether she dies or whether she doesn't ... you'll just have to wait and see. I know, mean, right? But I'm the author, I get to be mean if I want to be Where it concerns writing and keeping secrets in my plotline, in any case. Oh! I know what you mean! I hated that part in the third movie, too! Why did she have to put it back on?! WHHHHYYYYYYYYY???????????? I completely agree with you about a collar being a collar. Kouga would certainly be depressed if Kagome were to die or if someone were to kill her. It'd take a long time for him to get over it. Despite the way he acts and talks about his feelings and her sometimes, he does love her and wants to be with her. Thank you so much for the review and I hope you enjoy the next chapter!!!!! Well, that's it for now my lovelies!! As always, please enjoy the next chapter in my fic and thank you for your patience and understanding concerning the state of my health. You are all amazingly beautiful people in my eyes and I am so grateful to have such wonderful readers
  9. Okay, I know I said yesterday, but it slipped my mind, so I'm doing it today. *Bows deeply* Very sorry. Onto replies Meechypoo - Yay! So happy you enjoyed it so much and I, too, am excited to continue writing the journey Severus and Harry go on together as they discover how to bring out the intense pleasure and pain Harry's looking for and craving. Definitely needs to deal with the guilt, but at least Severus is there to help him through it. I hope you enjoy/have enjoyed the next couple chapters!! milapink - Thank you Well, if you haven't yet read the next chapter, you find out in that one, plus the bonus one I put up after that! Loves! vampireprincesscelest - Lol, I also find myself torn between the two when I come across cliffhangers, especially good ones that have you sitting on the edge of your seat and screaming inside for the update to be posted. Glad you're looking forward to the next chapter and, bonus, another chapter after that! Please enjoy! Rosencrantz - Why thank you I love writing delightful scenes, especially when they're sexy scenes like that one. Hope you enjoy the next two chapters! The Pink Fuzzy Elephant - Couldn't recall whether you reviewed before I posted the last two chapters, or after, so I'll reply to it either way I'm glad you think it lovely to read what I have. Thanks for reviewing and I hope you enjoy the next chapters. Hoping I remembered who all reviewed for the last update. If not, I apologize, and will get to your reviews when I update again. Til next time, my lovelies!!
  10. Okay, I'm finally able to get to replying to all your wonderful reviews so, without further ado, here we go! Elken - I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying it and I hope that you'll continue to enjoy my story as you read on! MoonlightVampiress - Haha, thank you for giving Suzu back for a while, and I'll question your sanity as I like, thank you very much. After all, you're the one stealing my character, lol. Then again, you could very well question my sanity, too, given I let you take my character, so I think we're pretty well even. You'll be happy to know you can hold onto Suzu for a bit longer while I focus more on Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. Just don't get too comfortable with him I will need him again. I'm glad you approve of the maturing Shippo. I haven't actually figured out who I'm pairing him with yet, so that's still up in the air. Awww, well, I can't say that doesn't flatter me that you like Suzu better than even the two main canon characters. If there's a way to branch off with Suzu when this story is over, I may just do that. You're right, he's an addictive character ... even to me, and I'm the one who created him!!! How crazy is that?? Nope, you can't kill characters you don't like. A lot of people don't like her right now, but I think what most people are forgetting is that she's being manipulated. I mean, yes, there's a portion there that's still her - childish, selfish little chit that she can be - but, even so, it's not all her fault that she's acting the way she is in these chapters. Besides, I still have plans for her. I know, I'm terrible, aren't I? If she does end up being killed by someone, though, it definitely won't be Inuyasha, Sesshomaru, or Kouga. I just don't think it'd work well for any of those three to kill her. Sesshomaru ... well, I might be able to work that to where Inuyasha would forgive him, but it would probably still set things back. I don't know. So far, though, I don't have any plans to kill her off. Kouga and Rin would definitely be an interesting pairing ... I've certainly not read many fics with those two together. We'll have to see how the plot unfolds and what the characters decide. Don't think I make the whole story! I just map out the plot points and the characters take it from there, so a good bit of the time, even I don't know what's going to happen. Lol, you're very imaginative when you're trying to kill off a character you don't like Unfortunately, it is not Kagome's time. Kumiko, though ... oh, she's definitely going to die. Not right away, but soon enough, as is her mate, have no fear of that. As for Michio ... well, you'll just have to wait and see if he continues to lay low or decides to come out and wreak some havoc. Now you don't have one, but two chapters to read! Hope you like them, even though the second one is quite heartbreaking ... but I hope you like it in an emotional rollercoaster, sad, horrifying, but still intensely awesome kind of way. If that makes any kind of sense, lol. Looking forward to hearing from you again!! Arbutus1226 - Oh, don't worry, there will be more of the Sesshomaru killing perfection awesomeness coming up. Perhaps not soon, but it will happen. You are correct there; she is just a pawn. So happy you love it and I hope you also enjoy the next two chapters! Nikkie23534 - Thank you, I'm glad you like my explanation. Seemed to make sense to me. Oooh, she's not as stupid as she seems right there when she's freeing Kumiko. Yes, she is making a bit of a fool of Kouga at the moment, but don't forget that she's not doing it all of her own free will. She's being manipulated. Good to hear you liked the chapter, hope you also enjoy the next ones! Kit-kit - Glad to hear it! Please enjoy the next chapters! arianauchiha23451 - Wow, thank you so much for the compliment! It's wonderful to know that my fic is able to keep your attention, and I hope it can continue to keep your attention as the plot moves onward. It is my pleasure to add you to the e-mail update list I will keep updating as often as I am able and I hope you enjoy the next chapters. Shelly_Webster - This story will not be abandoned, that I can promise you without reserve. There may be long pauses between updates due to fluctuations in my health and it might take some time before I'm able to complete the story, but I will never abandon it. It would simply go against who I am as an author. Thank you for hanging in there, for reading my story, and leaving a review. It makes me so happy to hear that you adore Suzu He's really the first OC of his type that I've written, so he's a completely unique characters among all my other OCs. I'm rather proud of how well he's turned out and how well received he seems to be among my readers. Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy the next chapters! maen chavarria - It is my pleasure to add you to the e-mail update list and you will receive an e-mail as soon as I've posted a new chapter. It always makes me smile to know there are people out there who enjoy my writing, so thank you for reading and for leaving a review. Please enjoy the next chapters! SoulMore - Happy to hear it! Hope you continue to read and enjoy the chapters There we are, my lovelies. I know, it's a bit late, but it's there now. So happy to have all these wonderful reviews and hear what all of you have to say about what you're reading. I sincerely hope you continue to read and enjoy my fic as the plot moves on. As always, I thank you all most humbly for your patience and ask that you continue to have patience with me while the doctors try to get everything figured out. Until next time!
  11. Well, I am finally back. I've had a rollercoaster of a time in emotional, mental, and physical ways that I won't be getting into. Suffice it to say, the past months have been hard. But! Adding this chapter will make me feel so much better, as will re-reading all the reviews everyone was kind enough to leave! *blows a big kiss to all her wonderful readers* thereader71 - I'm glad it was received so well and thank you, you flatter me *blushes bashfully* And yes, I know that cliffhanger was mean, I just couldn't help myself. Call it the devil in me Thanks for the review; hope you like this next one! anon - I did forget sounding on the list. If you've gone back to read that chapter at all, though, you'll see I did add it. I'd actually already had a scene in mind with sounding involved, just forgot to add it to the list as I was going through a few online lists to try to make sure I didn't miss any ... which obviously didn't quite work, lol. Anyway, so glad you're enjoying it. Hope you enjoy this next chapter and thanks for leaving a review! Jet - I most certainly can let you know when I update. In fact, it would be my pleasure. Thank you for leaving a review and I hope you enjoy the next chapter! Bubble - Glad to hear it!! Thanks for that very encouraging comment and I hope you like this next chapter, too! Frost - Sorry it's not as soon as it could have been. Ugh ... personal life issues. It is here now, though, so I hope the yumminess involved makes up for it. Thanks for the review, and enjoy! BAFan - Thank you! I was pretty overwhelmed when I first tiptoed into the BDSM world! Seriously. It was like, eye-opening, jaw-dropping, just-saw-a-pig-fly kind of OMG WOW!! There seems to be something for everyone in there, that's for sure. Glad you liked it and hope you like this next chapter just as much! lauren - So glad you're enjoying it, and it will be my pleasure to add you to the update list. Thanks for the review! Please enjoy this next chapter There you have it! Now, onto getting the chapter posted This is going to be FUN!
  12. Another chapter, yay!!! Now, review before I post the chapter. Emma - Me, too. I love being able to write in this story again Thanks for the review and the encouragement! AchillesTheGeek - Lol, don't know if you saw my reply on the chapter before this new one, but I found it hilarious that Assistants refers to a computer helper program than a magical wizard. Made me laugh so hard I know, my French is terrible. That's because I used Google Translate, though, which I know doesn't exactly work when it comes to sentence structure and such. Thank you for the suggestions and the review! Loved it. I love constructive criticism. Ciara_D - (blush) You flatter me. Yes, probably still not for several chapters, but I predict this story will be quite long, so there will be a lot involving Lucius when he enters into the relationship. And yes, without really realizing it, Harry is starting to accept the idea of Lucius entering into the dynamic with he and Severus. It'll just take him a while to realize that. Thank you It makes me happy that I was able to make that clear. Here's more for you! So happy that you're enjoying it and hope you enjoy this chapter, too. Thanks for reviewing! Mekare - Thank you. Lucius won't be coming in for a while yet, but I predict this story will be quite long, as I said in the review above, so there will be a lot involving Lucius when he enters into the relationship. Thanks for the review! Bazil - Yay! I'm glad you found it, too I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy it that much to go searching for it for such a long time. You've been added to the e-mail list, no worries. Thanks for the review! AyameRose - I wonder, have you read those by someonenotme? Mixed it up with Harley_D, who's another of my favorite authors, lol. Someonenotme. One of my favorite authors. Writes Bruised, Bruised again, Willpower, and Third Wheel in the Harry Potter universe. Doesn't focus at all on the smut, really, but I love the relationship dynamics. I'm certainly glad you're liking the explanations. This new chapter does a lot of that, which I hope isn't a drag, but can never be sure. The more experienced people in BDSM and the different fetishes might find it a drag, but I'm hoping it will be educational for those who aren't so experienced. I have added you to the e-mail list, so you will receive updates as they come out. Thank you for reading my story and leaving a review. I do so enjoy reading what you think of it The Pink Fuzzy Elephant - So happy to hear that! I hope you continue reading and enjoying the chapters. Thanks for the review! Thanks for all the reviews! You guys are awesome and inspire me so much to continue to write more and more of this story. It's amazing to me, all the encouragement and compliments you all constantly give. I adore each and every one of you for that! Until next time my lovelies!!!
  13. All righty my lovelies, new chapter!!! Woot woot! It'll be up in a little while after I post review replies, so look forward to it Meechypoo - Awww, that makes me soooooo happy! Oh, yes, their playtime will definitely be incendiary, lol. I'm a few chapters ahead in my writing (give me a little wiggle room if I get writer's block) and, let me tell you, their interaction is definitely hot! Thanks for the review and I hope you enjoy the update. djaddict - And here's another new chapter. Glad you like that; it's part of what I really like, too. Please enjoy! Ciara_D - Thank you! I will definitely try to keep up with it. Please have fun reading the next chapter, too! Mekare - Thank you, I'm soooo glad you're enjoying it. I'll definitely send you an e-mail. In fact, it'll be on it's way as soon as I post the update Happy to hear from you and hope you enjoy reading the next chapter, too! Lia Bailey - My main story is going well, thank you, it's just a bit slow. He he, I feel like I'm creating a drug sometimes Anyway, thanks so much for the review. Enjoy the next chapter! vampireprincesscelest - Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Oh good, that definitely takes a load off my shoulders *wipes forehead* I was really worried about it, given depression can create confusion and sometimes it was really difficult to remember all the details of what I'd written before, so I had to go back and read it over and over and over again to, I hoped, make sure I was getting everything and not contradicting myself, lol. So thank you soooo, sooo much for that reassurance and for the compliment. Already added you to the list and I'll have the e-mail along soon as I post the chapter. Hope you enjoy it! As always, I'd like to thank each and every one of you for leaving reviews and letting me know what you think. You guys are awesome! Now to get the chapter up. Talk to you soon, my lovelies!!
  14. All righty, now that I'm not dozing off while I type at 2 in the morning, maybe I can get to some reviews Woodlandspirit - Ha ha, me, too Hope you enjoy this next chapter! Grace - Thank you and thanks for leaving a review! Hope you like this next chapter, too! wolfcathope - Lol, I'm sure Harry will, he can be a bit unpredictable at times Thanks for the review, enjoy the next chapter! themysticaldragon - Ha ha ha ha!!! Your review makes me laugh so hard, it's so true! Whatever is Harry thinking, anyway?? Anywho, hope you enjoy this next chapter where he gets a bit of both pain and pleasure. ichi - I would love help with the French parts!! Seriously. I am not a native speaker, obviously, lol. Thank you for offering. And thank you so much for the review! I'm so glad you're liking it that much, it's such an encouragement to hear you couldn't stop reading it til the end Hope you enjoy this next chapter, too! Tryagain4me - He doesn't, lol, not til the very end, at least. Enjoy the update! ladilyn - Aww, thank you. I'm so happy you like my version of Snape enough to read my story! Hope you enjoy the next chapter! psychosmurf - Lol, yeah, my Ron's pretty understanding, though he does forget at times that Harry's bi. It's Hermione we gotta worry about. Enjoy the next chapter! Diane_Rainwater - Yay! I am so, so excited that you've enjoyed my story so much. I appreciate all your compliments - you got me blushing - and would be so happy to hear more from you as the story goes on. Please enjoy the next chapter! Mashkai - You're welcome, and thank you for reading and leaving a review! Hope you enjoy reading the update! Luna - Lol, updates may be fairly slow since I'm battling some illnesses, but I will do my best. Thanks for the review, enjoy the next chapter! Dragon lady - I could certainly try to start up an e-mail list. Never done it before, but hey, how hard can it be?? Hope you enjoy the next chapter! Voliegirl - Awww, thank you!! I'm so happy you're enjoying it, lol, and that you've fallen in love with my Severus - but he's Harry's, so no stealing him away, lol. I hope you enjoy this next chapter, too! TANIA - NEW CHAPTER, NEW CHAPTER! IT'S HERE!!!!! Lol, updates will still be slow since I'm still sick, but I'll do my best to get them out as quickly as possible. Enjoy the new chapter! Blind Apprentice - Well, hi ()/~ Happy to hear you enjoy the story, hope you continue to enjoy it! (P.S. I don't speak French either ... ) mazama - Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed it despite the awful French, lol. I've had another reviewer who's also a native French speaker offer to help with those parts, but if that doesn't pan out, I'd really appreciate your help with it and with later chapters, though I don't know exactly how many chapters there might be with French in them. At least one more, but it doesn't have as much French. Ha ha, I'm sure it would be surprising, I am so relieved to hear it doesn't alter the quality, though. I was a bit nervous about that, putting the French in there *sighs and wipes nervous sweat from forehead* Anyway, I hope you enjoy this next chapter! Aidan - Thank you so much, I'm so happy you're enjoying it and I hope you enjoy this next update as well! jujukitty - Lol, sorry that part confused you. At the moment, Harry wasn't so much worried about Lucius possibility being a part of the relationship as he was about figuring out what to do about inviting Severus out on a date. He was aware of Lucius possibly becoming a part of the relationship he's getting into with Severus, but that would be in the future. He was focused more on the now. The tension comes along a bit later Glad you're enjoying it, despite that bit of confusion, hope my explanation helps clear that up some. Please enjoy the next chapter! BAFan - Aww, thank you for your encouragement and support. I'm still sick, but working hard on getting better as well as on my writing. Enjoy the next chapter! K - Though some people would be kinda irritated about that, apologies, but I didn't want to just leave you guys hanging for so long wondering where in the heck I went, lol. I'm back to writing and, though the updates likely will still be slow, they'll be coming. Hope you enjoy this next update! Lexi - Thank you so much, so glad to hear you enjoyed chapter eleven and I'm so grateful for your encouragement and support. Couseling has been helping, as have my meds. As I've said, though, I'm still sick, but I will be continuing my writing, though updates will likely still be slow. Hope you enjoy the update! she-who-waits-in-darkness - Thank you :') I'm so touched by all the support I'm receiving during such a rough time. understanding_fan - Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoy this story that much and hope you enjoy this chapter just as much! ForeverYours - Here's more! Thanks for the review and for the love, hope you enjoy the update! DanceAngel - Thank you! I'll be trying to put together an e-mail list, so you can mention it in your next review if you want to be added to it Hope you enjoy the update! devilsmomma - Thank you, lol, and you're welcome Love hearing how my story is received. I will add you to my e-mail list soon as I get it up and going. Arithmancer - I'm happy you're enjoying it and hope you enjoy this next chapter as well! animehunter08 - Here's the update, thank you for enjoying my story, hope you enjoy the update just as much! Wow! I am just so, so, sooooo touched by all the love and support from all of you and the understanding when my health went bad. As I've said, updates will still be slow due to my health still being bad and times still being rough (life can be shitty like that), but I will keep writing and keep working toward more updates as much as I'm able! Love you all so much!!!
  15. Decided to move my reviews for a Heat to Overcome to the forum since there are so many and my replies are often a bit long, lol. So, here we go Clearly - Lol, could be. I'm just trying to keep it pretty separate and less refined than the way Sesshomaru speaks, make sure there's definitely a difference there. Well, the long wait is over for the moment, so on to the next chapter! kyoko21 - Yes, I love that part!! Such a happy ending for that chapter, right? So glad you liked it and thanks so much for leaving a review! Anon - I quite like vicious Inuyasha, too. Don't worry, though, you'll get to see more of him as we go on. Possibly, but Sesshomaru doesn't want him to rely on his youki too much at the moment given he still has the subjugation beads around his neck. For the hunt, it was simply because it was their first hunt together and he wanted Inuyasha to have the full experience that most inu youkai have. And yes, Inuyasha facing up to the slavers won't be for a little while yet. Thanks for the review. Hope you like the next chapter just as much! Merely Truth - Thank you for reading my story and enjoying it. I love hearing what my readers think. I am still sick, unfortunately, so updates may not be coming quickly, but they will be coming more quickly than this chapter, lol. Don't worry, I am definitely finishing it. It's my baby, I could never abandon it. Thanks for the reviews and for your concern for myself and the progress of my story, makes me feel so loved - in more ways than one. midnightsscream - I know, you wouldn't think it of the 'icy daiyoukai' but he's secretly a romantic, lol. So happy to hear you liked the chapter. Hope you love the next one just as much!! MoonlightVampiress - Always enjoy your long and detailed reviews, whether or not they make me question your sanity, lol. Ha ha, yeah, Bishamon really didn't seem that type. I decided to throw a bit of twist in there, though. I actually really like the dominants who seem like they'd be more gentle during sex, but are actually quite rough - in a good way Lol, well, I'll let you borrow him, but only for a bit cause I need him in this next chapter ... oh wait, you had him for quite some time, didn't you? Considering I was sick and all that. Never mind. *holds out hand* Give him back. Right now. Ha ha! Now now, let's not go killing off the people we don't like. They're a part of the story, too. Besides, I have a few - minor - plans for Saniiro yet. Glad you like that Inuyasha's getting back some of his old attitude, but that you also recognize that he's growing and maturing. Yes, Suzu is just awesome. He's definitely my favorite OC. Inuyasha is getting better, slowly but surely, and will continue to do so, though there will definitely be some setbacks along the way. I loved writing the hunting trip. It was so fun and just full of instinct and description and shows the bond between alpha and submissive in a more natural setting. Yes, I agree, Inuyasha was totally right to bite him. Sesshomaru really needs to just let him talk sometimes rather than jumping in with what he thinks is being said. But that's Sesshomaru, a narcissistic ass, as Inuyasha likes to call him. I was sooooo, so, sooooooo excited to have that kiss in the ending of the chapter. It was like ... Wooosaaaah!! Take that, Sesshomaru!! Lol. Yes, Bishamon and Fuyuki have their relationship worked out, for now, and Inuyasha and Sesshomaru did share a kiss, so that's good, and you kidnapped Suzu for all that time I was away, so yep, all is good ... not! *holds out hand again and makes a gimme gesture* Seriously, I need Suzu for the next chapter. Give him back. RukiRomance - Awwww, thanks so much! I'm so happy to have a new reader Thank you for the review and I will try my best to not have such a long period of waiting as I work on the next chapters. Arbutus1226 - Lol, I think a pregnant Inuyasha would be cute. There'll be some surprises before then and during the pregnancy, though ... *evil laughter* Thanks for the review! welldisguisedfreak - Yay! So happy to hear you're enjoying my story and thanks for leaving a review! I adore hearing what new readers - and old readers, really, all people who read my story - have to say. Thank you for all the compliments on my portrayal of the characters as well as my work with my OCs. I try to flesh out the characters and their backstories as much as I can. Suzu's beau is going to be a secret until he actually appears. As for Shippo ... well, haven't really decided yet. Ha ha, the proposal was fun to write. Again, thanks for the review, hope you enjoy the next chapter! Nikkie23534 - I'm back, I'm back, I'm really back!!! I'm so happy to hear you'd been re-reading it. It reassures me that my writing is good Thank you so much for the encouragement and understanding. I am still sick, but I think I'll be able to write a little more regularly again, though updates may still be somewhat slow - just not as slow as this chapter. cattib - Thank you so much for that encouraging review. I did stop for a while, but only until I was able to get things together a bit better. I'm still sick, still struggling, but I'm getting back into my writing. I'm so grateful for the offer to talk with you and will certainly keep it in mind elspethsheyna - Yay, another new reader!! I love having new readers, especially since I've just not been doing so well and had to quit writing for a while. I'm back now, though, so updates will be coming. Likely not as fast as people would like, but I'll do what I can to keep them going. Hope you read and enjoy chapter twenty-three!! Arlena - Thank you!!! SesshomaruFreak - Yes, as smart as Sesshomaru usually is, he's a bit thick when it comes to his own feelings, lol. I'm glad it didn't feel like it cut off out of nowhere ... though some of my other readers might argue with that, ha ha! But, there is still more to come. Hope you continue to read and enjoy the story, and thanks for the review!! So happy to have you among my readers! Thank you, each and every one of you, for all your reviews, your comments, your encouragement, your love, well wishes, and support! It really helped me through my bad times and I am sure they'll continue to help as I keep writing. Best of wishes and lots of love. Until next time, my lovelies!!
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