This chapter was so sad. =[
I think the idea of Hermione's tears 'missing' the flame were because no matter how hard she tried letting go, even after returning the rose, she still hadn't convinced herself entirely that his memory would evaporate.
But the raindrop symbolizes Draco in spirit of the earth, so when it fell and landed just perfectly to put out the flame, he had finally let her go because she had finally fulfilled his wishes of not being tied down to anything anymore, and it was okay to forget about him. (You know, the whole thing about 'as long as you don't forget me the flame will still be there' etc, etc.)
Chocolate frogs? =D
Awww. Definitely not a they-lived-happily-ever-after story but the bittersweet ending was touching.
I think the last paragraph means that Draco finally set Hermione free in the end. You know, with the rain putting out the fire; it registered to me as Draco=raindrop and Draco's memory=fire.
Or more like he set himself free/forgive himself finally, kind of like Draco=raindrop=fire.
Haha. it doesn't make sense but there you go.
This story was definitely one of a kind! It really touched me.
That was a nice first impression, and I approve of it. Well done!!!!!!
That is one of the most beautiful stories i've read.
I was crying when i found out about draco's death ! You are such a wonderful writer and i would love to have the talent that you have ! An amazing stroy :)
Um, I'm sorry, everyone seems to love this fanfiction, but I personally don't think it's very well written. The emotions and feelings of the characters swing from one spectrum to the other from chapter to chapter. The plot is weak. And in the epilogue? Hermione really doesn't see the kids for 10 years? And she's still pining after Draco? Plus, why didn't Draco just Apparate away from his house when he had the chance, before anyone realized what had happened?
ahhh i wish there was a happy ending, but brilliant story nonetheless. it's too bad hermione never shared those stuff with draco; she might have had less regrets then. still, good story. you're making me love draco (after reading this and ATW) although i used to hate his guts. that truly counts for something ;)
great job and i hope to read a happy dramione fic from you soon! =D
great story i think that even though it was dark it managed to capture the essencse of hermione's nd draco's character kudos to u
Intriguing!! I like it!!
SWEET beginning!!! Man I get excited to find a good fanfic, they are so few and far between!
it's always blaise! always, always, always blaise! in every story i read where something bad happens to Hermione it's ALWAYS blaise! but I love this story! it's so well written!
Amazing I luvved it!!!!!!
The pacing of the story is good, but there are a few bits here and there that caught me off guard. Pansy somehow seems a bit too conceding, too resigned....
At the same time, I like Draco's progression and Hermione's naivete : )
I'm intrigued! I know I'm probably coming upon this late, but I like the way this story has started off. The character's personalities seem in canon so far, and I'm interested in seeing what happened in the past few years to the wizarding world.
i have to say this fic is the reason i now ship dramione on the condition i can still ship drarry too (lol) and i can see exactly why it was awarded best tearjerker, so well done. the metaphore... something along the lines off she's finally allowed herself to grieve properly and let go and let herself be free thus fulfilling dracos last wish??
This story is so TOUCHING! It was very well written, and very descriptive too.
This was a wonderful chapter. And I love this story! It's in my favorites and this is my second time going through it. :)
Can't wait to see what happens next because I've forgotten a lot of what happened in this story lol.