this is so good! whenever Gwen and James finally get together I think you should put part of the song mirrors by Justin Timberlake in there because it fits their situation perfectly! anyway this is a great story I love it!(: Report Review
If James doesn't confess to Gwen in the next chapter that he loves her and always has I may just explode! So glad you're back! Report Review
Ugh! Conflict!!! James or Joshua?!?!?! You're not making it easy to choose! (Ok, I've chosen. I want James, but I don't want Joshua to get hurt, therefore, I am conflicted...) Report Review
I never know what to think about josh and James.
I swear you make them both sound so perfect! I don't even know who would be better! Well James. Definitely James. It's just too perfect haha. I bet he's in love with her by now :) dang it josh!!
Clea Report Review
Yay, another chapter!
Aww, poor Gwen! I can't believe she went to the practice, it must have been complete torture! I'm glad she made Freddy come though... That arse knew where James was the whole time and never told her! :P
I loved the story of how Freddy and Jen got together, lol. Totally something Freddy would do... and the fact that Gwen knew about it and stunned Fred was priceless. There was no way she was going to believe the story Jen told her!
Oh my goodness, we've finally arrived at the conversation about love! :o I do feel really happy for Gwen because I know how much she likes Joshua and how good of a guy he is, but I can't help resent Joshua a little bit because I still want James and Gwen together :/ So conflicting!!
Awww, James! He is so sweet! Seriously, only he could make Gwen that happy < 3
haha the coach yelling at Gwen was great! I know he is just looking out for her but he didn't have to be /that/ much of a jerk :P I'm glad Gwen didn't let him get her mood down though and I loved that she hugged him afterwards lol.
Ohmygoodness you don't even know how many Gwames feels I got from this chapter... That was such a cute moment and I just want to squee every time I read them :) Also the part in the kitchen where James said that he loves her and that he's the most important person... Oh James, if you only knew!
Gah, it's so frustrating to know how much Gwen loves him and see that James is developing feelings too... I just wanna punch them both and tell them how clueless they both are! And omg James, that comment about stealing her from Joshua and having babies with Gwen? ARE YOU READING MY MIND?! Please let this be foreshadowing, Hanna! :P
Oh... she thinks she might be falling for him... :( This is gonna be a huge problem later on, I can just tell! I just hope James gets up the courage to tell her soon before its too late :o
Haha anyways, this was a great chapter! Love, love, loved it and I can't wait for the next one! Hope you're able to update again soon! < 3
-Amanda Report Review
James is in LOVE. James is in LOVE.lalalala. I am so happy. :D Report Review
Naww I love all the Gwen - James moments! :)
NO. You're breaking me heart! She can not like Joshua! D: Why is Joshua so nice? It's so hard for me to hate him!
GWEN! DID MY YELLING HAVE NO EFFECT ON YOU LAST TIME? BLARGH.
On a sweeter note - update soon :) Report Review
Ok so i know this sounds really mean but i really wish Joshua would like cheat on her or something so i can hate him because i have been really trying to not like him but its so hard because hes so sweet and i love James and Gwen they are super cute together. The flying scene was amazing and sweet and ur i am so conflicted with emotions right now that im just going to stop. Anyway thanks for updating and i can't wait for the next one. Report Review
Okay, so I know I said I was going to let you torture me in whatever way you pleased with this story, but...but I don't want Gwen to fall in love with Joshua! It has to be James!
It was great to see Freddy back, because I really love his character. He's a lot of fun, but I also love the way that Gwen clearly knows both him and James so well, and there's no way that they can keep secrets from her. Sneaky James, trying to use Freddy to find out what Gwen thinks of Joshua!
And Gwen got the chance to fly again! I'm just as impatient as she is to see her playing quidditch again, I think! James' way of letting her fly again was really quite sweet, and even though he hasn't (hopefully in the past) treated women very well, he's lovely to Gwen most of the time and I can understand why she's in love with him.
And I think that James is finally starting to tell Gwen how he really feels in this chapter! First trying to find out if she's in love with Joshua, and then saying that he's only ever said 'I love you' to Gwen, and then making the 'joke' that he's going to steal her and they can get married and have kids... Gwen has convinced herself that there's no way he can feel the same and I think it's going to take him stating it explicitly for her to see it. But if she has managed to hide her feelings from James, why couldn't he have been able to hide his from her (although I think he probably only realised them in the last couple of months)? I really want them to get together!
Each chapter you update manages to impress me and I'm very grateful for the quick update! I hope the next chapter is coming soon!
nott theodore :) Report Review
Wow another update! Good on you :) I'm constantly impressed by the way you keep all of your plot and characterisation perfect after months of no updates. When I stop writing for a bit, it always takes me a few updates to get back into the swing of things.
At last, I think it's finally happening.. James is trying to show his feelings to Gwen?? Please be true haha it would be amazing.
Thanks so much for updating so soon! You're a fantastic writer and I can't wait to read more Report Review
IM SOO CONFLICTED RIGHT NOW!
Great Chapter! I actually really love how you portray
her passion for flying throughout the whole story
(especially this chapter!)!
IM SO CONFLICTED RIGHT NOW! I DONT WANT
JOSHUA TO GET HURT! HE'S ADORABLE! but..but
ITS JAMES! arghh (im scared as to how invested I
am in Gwen's love life...)
haha great chapter! Can't wait for the next one! Report Review
I'm really not sure how to feel right now. I'm an equal supporter of Gwen/James and Gwen/Joshua. Part of me wants her and James to work out and part of me wants Joshua to be her prince charming. It's so confusing!
Other than my own inner debate, I loved reading this chapter. I think you're doing a great job and can't wait to see which pairing you decide to go with. Report Review
I didn't even get to read this chapter, so when I saw it was updated, I don't think the noise I made was human.
GWAMES! So many Gwames feels. Oh, my God, and Freddy was back (I love Freddy. I don't think I've mentioned that enough before) but Freddy was back and there was lots of Quidditch, and SO MUCH GWAMES. :D :D :D
*fangirling like mad*
Ahhh, Hanna, how I've missed this. ^_^ Report Review
YEEESSS, FINAALLYY! Dat biarch Kat is finally gone xD Yay! ~ throws confetti everywhere ~ Report Review
Heeey! I've been waiting forever for this! :P
This was another fantastic chapter! I definitely think it was worth waiting for! It seemed like James was gone for way longer than a week though. Probably because of how spaced out the chapters were but also because we all missed him so much! :')
I thought Gwen's reaction to him coming back was great. I wouldn't have expected anything different from her and I'm just glad that he's okay and that she's not too mad at him for leaving her :P
Through their whole "catching up" I was conflicted because I was thinking about Joshua and silently saying "What about him? Oh who cares, James is back!" I felt bad for him, but James definitely needed her more. Ahhh what was James going to tell her?! I'm pretty sure it was something about being in love with her *crosses fingers!* and I can't wait to see what it was all about! I hope he confesses it to her and then she can dump Joshua (I can have him then, hehehe) and then they can be together and have actual little Gwames babies and live happily ever after! :) As I recall though, you said this story is going to be about 40 ish chapters so I think I'm getting a little ahead of myself :P
Anyways, sorry for my fangirling... I'm just excited you've started updating again (: I can't wait to read the next one! Nice job, girl < 3
-Amanda Report Review
Hi, Elenia! I'm so happy to be back for another chapter of Gwen and James. A quick read over the 9 reviews that beat me to being first indicates that I'm not the only one. I've missed you so!
Ah, the eternal search that one special article of clothing that makes the outfit. I like it when you let Gwen be a little girly sometimes. Not too much; nothing out of character. But every so often it's neat to see her have a girly sort of moment where she wants to go shopping with Victoire.
Besides, it was Joshua’s fault that I was this late – sort of. He kept me from getting enough sleep last night, which resulted in me falling asleep on my couch and waking up only fifteen minutes ago.
Yes, definitely his fault. -- Ha! Good to see that she can rationalize the problem away.
And then James is back. Ugh, I don't know quite how to explain my feelings here. The part of me that wants to see her stand up for herself and move on with Joshua feels like she took a whole bunch of steps backward in this section. The part of me that wants to see her and James live happily every after and raise a clutch of little broom-jockeys -- and thinks that Joshua is part of a conspiracy of some sort >:( -- was cheering for the two of them as they talked and hugged and did lots of adorable James and Gwen things. Let's slow down and take it a bit at a time.
Both parts of me were glad to see her give him less than a warm reception. After all, he ditched her for a week without so much as a word of communication. It's just not a cool thing to do to a friend, let alone somebody you have any sort of feelings for. It was good to see her stay strong for at least a little while and not just launch herself into his embrace.
Seriously Gwen, do you have any self-control when it comes to him? -- Apparently not. And then he tells her at once the best and worst thing he could have said about his whereabouts. He was seriously bumming around Freddy's place, drinking himself into a stupor? I could feel the ambivalence steaming off of Gwen's head and shoulders as she tried to process that one. On the one hand, at least he wasn't slumming his way though the muggle clubs of Britain, picking up a different girl or girls every night. On the other hand, this makes it pretty clear that he did not want to talk to Gwen during that week, seeing as how he could have done so at any time. And he pretty much removes all doubt as it becomes apparent that he still isn't ready to talk about Kat on any level above anger.
No, not a prude. Just not comfortable talking about your sex life – because it doesn’t involve me.
Argh, go away, stupid thought! -- Hi, my name is Dan. And I have a problem with quoting too many of my favorite lines when I review a chapter. ;)
And then... and then... and then he nearly tells her! And don't even bother trying to deny that he was about to tell her that he has feelings for her. I wouldn't believe you, even if it was true. Which it isn't!
Stupid Joshua! As you can see, the "Gwen and James happily ever after" part of me is solidly in control at this moment. You did it to us again! You brought the two of them right to the bleeding edge of a capital B Big capital M Moment and then you completely denied us! You horrible, awful tease! Why, oh why, do I willingly do this to myself???
Alright, calm down. Because there's more. Seriously, what is up with Joshua? I get that he works a lot and I get that he's fully aware that James is a pre-existing condition where Gwen is concerned and his relationship with her is never going anywhere if he doesn't accept Gwen's friendship with James. I get all that. But the reality is that she is being kind of a lousy girlfriend here. One thing that I wish we could see is more of what the dynamic between Gwen and Joshua is like when she's not in the midst of one of these James-driven crises. If they have an awesome relationship and spend lots of time together otherwise, then I guess I can understand Joshua being casual about the occasional issue popping up with James. Otherwise, I feel that much more suspicious of him...
But I wasn’t going to let him do it this time, so I changed the subject. “What were you going to say before Joshua interrupted?”
“Oh, nothing important,” he responded. - :( That is all I have to say about that.
Well, well, well... Interesting to see James hitting it off rather well with Joshua's sister. That introduces a new and interesting wrinkle into this love... um, triangle? Square? Pentagon? How many sides does this thing have nowadays, anyway? I love that James dumped a girl in the middle of the Great Hall, on Valentine's Day, just because she couldn't deal with Gwen. That's what I call inseparable! Gwen's reaction to the apparent chemistry between Melissa and James was so telling. What will she do if the two of them get together? Melissa isn't another one of James's dime-a-dozen bar tramps.
The whole blushing conversation was an interesting little power play between James and Joshua, I thought. I liked that it was so low-key. But it was also very apparent that James was trying to assert a form of dominance. Once again, Joshua doesn't really take the bait. Hmmnnn...
And once again, James wusses out on his chance to be honest with Gwen about his feelings. What a baby! I have no idea how long he can keep doing this, but the longer he waits and the more Gwen falls for Joshua, the harder it's going to be when he finally comes clean. This idea of him being a better person is obviously long overdue, though. So it wasn't all bad.
Oh, it is so nice to have you back! We've all waited and waited for this, and it was a fantastic chapter to get back into the swing. I can't wait to see what you have in store next! Report Review
So, I have a confession to make...I actually read this story a few months ago without leaving a review. Sorry! To be fair, it was a while since you'd updated and I thought you might have forgotten the story altogether. But then you arrived back on the forums and said you'd written this chapter! Basically, long story short I read this chapter when it was updated and then I've been back and read through the whole story again so far. There you have the back story behind this review. I hope you enjoyed it!
I'm so happy to see that James is back! I have my suspicions that he was going to confess his feelings to Gwen in this chapter, but I'm guessing that we probably have a long way to go in this novel and that might not happen any time soon :( So, for now I'm going to content myself that James is back and seems (for now, at least) to have learnt that he needs to calm down with the ladies and hopefully it'll stop him getting into a similar scrape to the Kat one for real (I'm not sure that sentence actually made sense, but I hope you get what I mean!).
Joshua...Joshua is so nice that I can't hate him, which is really quite annoying because I want to. Gah, if he wasn't so nice and perfect then I would definitely be saying that Gwen needs to dump him and just get together with James. But I can't! Is it wrong that I kind of want him to have a nasty skeleton hidden in a cupboard somewhere so that he and Gwen end up breaking up?
I thought you were clever with Melissa, with her changing from the nice sister to (yet another of) one of James' flirty exes.
But I can't really say much more right now. I really, really love this story and I'm so glad that you didn't abandon it (you had me worried for a while!) and basically I think it's amazing. So amazing that I'm putting my trust in you that James and Gwen will get together in the end, and I've decided to allow you to torture me with whatever method you deem necessary before that happens (that will probably include quite a lot of Joshua). I hope you update soon!
nott theodore :)Author's Response: I didn't want to respond to this review because it's so pretty and shiny and I wanted to keep it on my unanswered reviews page forever so I could just read it over and over again ^^ But I couldn't do that to you.
Haha, I'm sure quite a few people thought that d: I mean, I forced everyone to wait four months for an update - again. I'm a bad, bad person /: But I do promise that I'm never going to abandon this story. I'm going to finish it because that's what Gwen deserves (:
Yes, lets hope that this new decision of his holds. But you know, I think it will, because James definitely seems to have learned something from this whole drama. I'm really happy too that he's back, because Gwen's life is quite boring without him (x
Buahaha, maybe he has or maybe he really is as nice as he seems. You'll have to wait and see (;
Hah! I'm going to hold you to that promise (x because believe me, there will be torturing d:
Thank you so much for this amazing review ♥ I will update soon. The next chapter is actually ready, I'll probably drop it in the queue on Sunday (:
Thanks again ^^ Report Review
I have missed you. Big time. I missed James and Gwen too. I think James is lying. But I am glad Gwen is clueless. I was kinda hoping they would get together in this chapter. At the same time, I didn't want that to happen now because I don't want the story to end. Joshua is really sweet and kind. I hope when Gwen and Joshua finally break up, we still get to see the nice side of Joshua. I like how comfortable Gwen and James are together. We all love our best friends in one or another. This is the best thing about your story. How you portrayed the love for our best friend. It is beautiful. Welcome back! :)Author's Response: I've missed you too, dear ^^
No need to worry, this story isn't going to end anytime soon. We're about halfway through now, so there should be another twenty chapter on the way to make your day ^^
Aww, I'm so glad you said that, because that's exactly what I'm trying to show with the story, the importance of their friendship (:
Thank you so much ♥ Report Review
Yay James is back!! But Gwen's feelings are going to become more messed up!? I am confident that if James just kisses her they will be able to work things out. Although Joshua is really sweet and it will be horrible if she has to dump him. Of course just as James might be realizing he can't live without having Gwen in his life and he maybe is finally starting to look at her differently, she is finally happy in a new relationship. Which she deserves because James has had a ton of relationships and she has always been there for him so he should show the same support when she tries to be happy. But then again she loves James and since that feeling hasn't gone away after all these years it probably will always be there. That brings us back to they definitely should snog.
I think he's lying about what he wanted to tell her. I'm not completely 100% sure he was going to tell her he might like her, but he definitely was smiling a lot and happy to be around her again, so that suggests he may be starting to look at her differently than just his best friend.
Love this story. Loved this chapter. LOVE your writing. Update when you can :)Author's Response: I agree with you completely! They should just snog and everything would be peachy! Lets keep out fingers crossed that it will happen soon d:
That's right, he definitely smiled a lot and was happy to be with her again. But Gwen is really blind. I tell her constantly that she should just ope her eyes, but she refuses to listen to me. Stubborn girl d:
Thank you so much for this lovely review ♥ Report Review
It does feel like we were waiting as long as it felt Gwen had to wait lol.
That's okay though, 'cause this was a great chapter! I didn't realize that the only one to call her by her full name last was her father. Interesting.
There are definitely things that make me think she still loves James way more than Joshua, just for the fact there are still things she's clamming up talking about, like the full name. That and just how she acts around James even with Joshua there.
Really good job overall!Author's Response: Haha, yeah, I bet it did d: And I'm really sorry about that! But I'm back now!
Yeah, that's right. She has let Joshua a lot closer than anyone else, but she's still not quite there yet with him.
Thank you for your lovely review ♥ Report Review
I thought it was really clever how you portrayed Melissa, how she went from being the teasing younger sister to the flirting ex :)Author's Response: Thank you ^^ Report Review
Worth the wait :) ...Author's Response: Aww, thank you ♥ Report Review
Ahhh more love triangle-ness. I just want her to break up with josh and get with james already.
Another great chapter :)
Liana xxAuthor's Response: Haha. Well, you'll have to wait and see what happens ^^
Thanks for the review (: Report Review
hello :) could you pass on the message to Gwen please?
YOU'RE SUPPOSED PROFESS YOUR LOVE FOR JAMES AND BE WITH HIM YOU SILLY GIRL. NOT JOSHUA. WHAT ARE YOU DOING. WHY. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU. CANNOT YOU SEE THAT JAMES LIKES YOU. BLARGH.
I'm done ranting ;) Hopefully she comes to her senses! Update soon :)Author's Response: Haha, I promise to pass that along (x but I'm quite sure she's just going to bin it because she's made herself believe that he couldn't possibly love her. She'd need real, concrete evidence to make herself believe otherwise d:
Let's hope she will eventually come to her senses ^^
I will! The next chapter is already done, I'm thinking about putting it in the queue during the weekend (:
Thank you for reviewing ♥ Report Review
MORE messed up...? :(
I thought they were just beginning to get there!
My guess is that James was attempting to tell Gwen that he has feelings for her :) that's my hopeful guess that to me, it sort of makes sense xD
I do believe James when he said that he didn't do anything else other than drink and pass out when he was at Freddie's and I do believe him when he says that he wants to ease up on the women a little bit. It makes a lot of sense considering the whole debacle with Kat.
Things with Josh are getting so serious!!! For Gwen, meeting the sister is still huge because it's like, she doesn't do boyfriends and seriousness unless she's REALLY serious because there was always James. I feel so bad for her that she has to go through these conflicting feelings because she's trying to forget the past and move on at the same time but her past isn't letting her move on.
When James made his entrance, I felt like I had felt the exact same agonizing wait that Gwen had. I didn't blame her at all for falling for James like that because I would have done the exact same thing (I mean, Merlin's beard, James sounds so hot and beautiful and wonderful that I wonder how can ANYONE resist?)
I loved the update! I do understand how busy life can be so I hope I'm slightly tactful as I wish you good luck on the next update (:
(P.S. The women must ALL be feeling a sigh of relief that James is NOT going to be a father... their reactions must all be like Melissa's xD)Author's Response: Well, we are only halfway through this whole story so there are still plenty of chapters left. It can't be that easy (x
Yes, he was sincere about those things. The drama with Kat really messed him up and made him think.
That's right, she's definitely a lot more serious with him than with any other boyfriends she's had. She's really trying to get over James, who in all his hotness and beautiful-ness and wonderfulness isn't making it easy (x
This time I'm going to update soon, I promise! Because the next chapter is already done! I think I'm going to put it in the queue during next weekend (:
Thank you so much once again for your wonderful review ♥ Report Review
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