I love this story. Sorry I hadn't got around to reading it for, like, AGES. It was kinda... not fair, I guess. Okay, as I'm reading it, there's sixteen chapters left, do I'd better do some catch up. Fast!
Author's Response: I'm glad you decided to check it out. I don't think it's expected of people to read their betas' stories, but I'm happy curiousity got the better of you. :) I hope you enjoy the rest of the story!
Loved it. The conversation between Oliver and Laura smoothly transformed from an awkward one to one between friends. Good job there. I especially liked it when Oliver chokes after Laura's comment that she would fail the cooking test. It's so obvious they still like each other, it seems crazy that they should stay apart. And then, Mr Wood, as anoying as a man can get! Can't he leave her alone? And now, Laura is in danger. It was sweet of Oliver to tell her that. And the letter, I hope there's a reply in the next chapter. Great job, over all on the chapter! And submit the next chapter soon! Until then, take care.
Author's Response: Haha... that cake thing came out of no where when I was writing it, but I like that part of the chapter, too. And, I agree, it does seem crazy that they're choosing to stay apart, but... these are two Gryffindors--they're very stubborn people! I'll get the next chapter done as soon as I can! As always, thanks for your reviews!
Hahahahahahahaha! Mark and Adam do great impersonations! They remind me of my guyfriends. Cool chapter!
Author's Response: Ha! I love Mark and Adam, especially Adam. They helped lighten the mood in some places that could have gotten more heavy than I wanted. Thanks for reviewing!
Very interesting chapter. I hope she gets a response. Love your story! Keep up the great work! 10/10
Author's Response: There's no written response coming. I don't want to give anyone false hope there. However, you will get to find out what the events written of in that letter lead to. Thanks for your review!
Interesting. Will she ever get a reply? Hmm. Once again, I am the first to review! Mwahahahaha! I would have danced with Oliver. It would have been awkward, but I probably would have said yes by accident. I hope she doesn't become a threat to Harry and Dumbledore. That would suck! (for her and them, but it might make an interesting story) Well, patiently awaiting the next chapter. That'll probably change to impatiently soon. 10/10, and keep it awesome!
Author's Response: No, Laura never gets a reply to that letter, though you will find out where Oliver's warning led in the next chapter. I probably would have said yes (on purpose) and danced with Oliver, too. There's more on why Laura said no in the next chapter or two. (I have a feeling that the next 'chapter' will have to be split into two chapters.) I'm hard at work on the next 'chapter,' and I'm doing my best to 'keep it awesome.' Thanks for all of your reviews recently; they've definitely given me some inspiration for the coming chapters!
I think they'll sit in uncomfortable silence because they're too stubborn and too ridiculous to admit that they miss each other. Pleeeeeeease update! I really love this story.
Author's Response: Hahaha... you'll just have to read the next chapter and see. (It's up now.) Thanks for the review.
Loved it! Though that was an annoying cliffhanger, I can't wait to find out. I really hope they do talk, it would do them some good. And Laura's dating Elliot? Oliver's much better for her...oh, well. And the wedding was so well written. I especially liked the part where they shoot jets of light at the couple to magically bond them together. It adds a magical touch to the otherwise Muggle-like wedding. And I really like Ian, he's fun to be around with. Waiting for the next chapter, I hope Oliver and Laura speak to each other, please? Well, I'll find out soon, won't I?
Author's Response: Oh, I'm glad you liked the wedding... I was kind of proud of the Binding because the rest of the wedding is very Muggle-like. There's more explanation of that in the next chapter. And I'm especially glad that you like Ian. Because he's going to show up again. Not in the next chapter, though. If you liked this chapter, I think you'll really like the next one. It was much more fun to write, so I think it will be more fun to read, too. And, yes, it will be up very soon. I just have to do one more proofread. :)
LOVED IT! And I will let you get off the hook for a partial cliffhanger. I think they might try a conversation, because it's so much more fun to write. But maybe you like awkwardness better. It could work. And she's going out with Elliot? Why am I not surprised? Ian totally wanted to go to the wedding, didn't he? First to review! 10/10!
Author's Response: Haha... yes, Ian really wanted to go to the wedding... because, like us, Ian enjoys other people's drama--finds it amusing. Oh, and I do like writing about awkwardness! But would a conversation really lack awkwardness? ;)
Author's Response: And, again, thank you very, very much for taking the time to review chapters separately. You've given me a lot of ideas for how I could write the next chapter, and I'm sure I'll at least be able to use some of them. You've definitely pointed out the parts of the story I can go back to for some help. I hope that the story helped you with the character thing that electronicquillster was talking about. Good luck with your fic! And thanks again.
Well, Percy freaked. And he knew about Dan! Grr! Even though it is possible that he was not saying it for the same reasons Laura wasn't... he thought Laura was already hurting bad enough and he didn't want to bring it up and make it worse for her. But maybe not. Well, I already know, but OH WELL. Next chapter...
Author's Response: Yep. Percy freaked. And Percy knew all along about Dan. Wouldn't that make you furious? Even if he DID have some good intentions by not bringing it up? I guess Percy will be Percy....
It's okay, I don't have any pride either. Well, I do, but not the knid you were just referring to in your plead for reviews. Quote: "A few hours later, I ate lunch with Oliver and Company." That's funny, because Oliver and Company is a Disney movie, I think. And your whole 'what I need to be happy' thing inspired me for my own scene in my fic. Only it's a completely different situation. Heehee, Percy's going to freak....
Author's Response: You know what? My friend pointed out that same line for the same reason. Confession: I didn't do that on purpose. I wish I had because I think it's funny, too. I use 'and company' a lot when I'm writing about a group of people. I'd like to read the scene inspired by this one. Not because of plagiarism or anything like that. I just like cute scenes. Send me a PM or e-mail when you post the chapter! :)
Looks like I'm not the only one for a quote: "Lately you've been a big part of that. I mean… you've become a good friend of mine, I think and…." "And now that we are friends, we always will be," I said. I smiled. "I promise." That's not what he was going to say, was it? Lovely chapter, as usual. Once again, I am holding back saying things because they would be SPOILERS!!! 10/10!
Author's Response: Ha. I think there have been plenty of spoilers in the reviews. It's fine with me. Was that was Oliver was going to say? Probably not what he wanted to say....
Why didn't I review this yet? Oh yes, I had to stop partway through. Anyways, another great chapter! I really liked the 'what do you want?' thing. The snitch room is an awesome concept! And your theorires about things like the snitches, the Ford Anglia, and Hogwarts seem like they could have some merit to the,.
Author's Response: It's been a while since I read these earlier chapters. Your reviews keep reminding me of things I could use in the last part of the story. So thank you for that!
Actually, it seemed very close to the nightclub two-step. You just had the wrong foot.
Author's Response: Well, that's not so bad. I came pretty close to a real dance. Let's just pretend that the Brits not only drive on the wrong side of the road, but also start the nightclub two-step on the wrong foot. ;) (If you're British, then pretend like the Americans start on the wrong step. We still drive on the right side of the road. Literally, of course. ;))
Hmm. Now I want to go play Wizards and Warlocks and get stuck in a net trap with the guy that was my best friend and then my enemy and then my friend and eventually will be something more, then not, the... I'm going to shut up now. Anyway, I loved it!
Author's Response: Well, never fear, chudley_cannons_keeper! There is a chance that you could wind up in a net with your friend/enemy/friend/more than a friend/ less than a more than a friend/ ???. Because, take away the magic, and Wizards and Warlocks is Capture the Flag, one of the coolest games ever if played in a wooded area.
I love all the character quirks. Alien obsessions, moving furniture, dance-instructing, punch-dying, and cookie-baking. And everything else, of course. too bad I already know how to dance. Otherwise Oliver could teach me! Just kidding. 10/10
Author's Response: I actually have no IDEA how to dance, at least not the kind of dancing in this chapter. That probably comes across in Oliver's directions to Laura.
I loved the mirror shop. And the broom thing. And the competition. And... well, all of it, really. Oh, and by the way, the exact original Arnold thing was 'girly men', I believe (I have a memory for random facts like that).
Author's Response: Yep, girly men. What very few people know is that Arnold actually got the inspiration for 'girly men' from the use of 'girly girls' in this very fan fiction. ;)
Why do I love conflict so much? Oh well, the reasons don't matter. I love reading about drama, as long as it's realistic, which yours is. And to the next chapter...
Author's Response: You know what's funny? I hate conflict in my life, but I love hearing about conflict in others' lives. And writing about it is a lot of fun. I'm glad you think the conflict in this is realistic.
Oh my gosh, the lake part was hilarious. I love the conflict. Oliver better forgive her... okay, so I read the whole story (as far as is posted, anyway) before reviewing and already know what he does. But I still felt the need to say that.
Author's Response: Doesn't everyone want to throw at least one person into a lake? JKR was nice enough to provide one for all of us fan fic writers to take out our aggressions on her characters.
I like this story quite a bit. electronicquillster told me check it out to help with my story, since I also have a lot of characters. Sorry this isn't very detailed; I'll try to do a better job on that next chapter.
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it. Another chapter's in the queue. :) And thank you for taking the time to review each chapter. That's quite nice of you.
I'm just waiting, and if they don't get back together soon, i'm going to have a breakdown (my life is in your hands here, so don't kill me, pleeeaaassseeee :( ) Anyway..... 10/10!
Author's Response: You won't have a breakdown. :) Two new chapters are coming very shortly. Thanks for the review. I hope you all know how much your reviews have helped motivate me to keep plugging away at this story. This last chapter probably never would have been written if it weren't for you guys. So thank you all. :)