I just finished reading this story and it's great. I love it. I can't wait to read the epilouge! Wonderful story!
Author's Response: The goal is to have the epilogue up before I start school again, so I've got...a couple weeks. Thanks for the review!
Argh! I be a pirate! But not a cannibal pirate, because that would be gross. I can't wait much longer for the epilogue! I am so in love with this story. You rock like my grandma in her rocking chair, except in a better way than that.
Author's Response: I'm very sorry how slow-going writing this epilogue has been. I have one more loose end that needs to be tied up, and it's proving to be more difficult than I thought it would be. But I will finish this fic, I promise! Thanks for waiting and reviewing!
this story is fricken amazing im sad that its over!!!!! im going to print it out and read it 1000 times over and over and over again lol uve inspired me to be more open to stories that dont involve stories surrounding harry himself lol this story is soooooo good and uve inspired me to become a better writer i think i will write an oliverxOC one day too! i cant wait for the epilouge!!! i love this story u are such a terrific writer!!!!! *sobs* i cant believe its over oh and by the way cliche is good....very good!!! ^_^ lol i cant wait to read ur other stories i hope u write another oliver pairing story or maybe a weasley twin romance!!! 1000000000000000000/10!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Wow. Thank you very much for the review, and I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed the story. Oliver/OC is a fun ship to write; I recommend it. If you're looking for a Weasley twin romance, try The Mystery of the Lightning Bond by electronicquillster. It's quite good.
haha this was really good!! all fo the chapters i didnt leave a comment on!!! it keeps disconnecting me and i eventually sign on again lol this is my favorite story that doesnt involve the imediate harry potter characters it is my favorite story overall actually lol 10/10
Author's Response: I'm thrilled that you're enjoying it. Hopefully the end won't disappoint. Thanks for the reviews!
awww how cute i really like it ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks. :)
really good but kinda confused still a 10/10 lol good job
Author's Response: Yeah, the beginning is a bit confusing. I'm planning on revising at the least the first chapter after finishing the story. Thanks for reviewing!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Its so sweet. Please update soon.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. I'm still working on the epilogue, which is going to be very long, I think. I'm happy with it so far, and I'm looking forward to finishing so that I can post. :) Thanks for reviewing!
Yay. Finally they got together. This has truly been an incredible and wonderful read. Thank you.
Author's Response: You're welcome. :) And thank you for reading. I'm glad you've enjoyed it.
NO! Not only an Epilouge, it'll kill me if this story ends! *looks at with tears in eyes* Do you WANT to make me cry?
Author's Response: Haha, but what else is there to write about (other than the epilogue, of course)? I'm afraid Laura's and Oliver's lives would become rather dull. I'm glad that you've enjoyed the story, and, no, I don't want to make you cry. Unless you're crying because of something in the story. In which case, go ahead. ;-) Thanks for reviewing!
Loved it! And you updated at the perfect time, to give me some reason to finish my biology lab report. So finally they relized that they love each other. I love happy endings. Looking foward to the epilgue!
Author's Response: I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses fan fiction as motivation to get homework done. I like happy endings, too, although...remember, this isn't the ending. There's an epilogue. Things might not end so perfectly. *muahaha* Thanks for reviewing, and I hope you enjoy the epilogue.
*tear* I can't believe it's going to end. My, I hope it would go on forever... *sigh*
They finally conceded that they are in love! Thank Merlin, for that! Oliver's been in love since *ahem* second year? Bless him, poor soul, he didn't even realise that. But he still manage to hide that really well, honestly.
The reminiscing of their earlier days was sweet. The last part was especially cute. The whole thing with Joan. "I love you" isn't a cliche at all. Boy, have I been waiting for this for ages to happen. And though it is late, better late than never. ;)
But just one tiny weeny thing. Did the sound a bit... sort of rushed? I mean, he apologises to her and then concedes (not to her, though) he's been in love with her within the space of a night? The confession is at the right time, but looking back, I got a feeling (and most of the times, they are not to be trusted) as though the story needed to be finished soon kind of thing.
Never mind that, I'm totally in love with this *sigh* Now I won't have more of Oliver and Laura to look forward to... there's still the epilogue though...
Author's Response: I know. I can't believe it's going to end, either. Part of me wishes that it would go on forever, but another part of me is ready to try my hand at some other plot bunnies.
I agree with you that the ending sounded a bit rushed, although I think a part of this was because the narration skips over four years. In that four years, Oliver could have written to Laura at any point, which probably would have resulted in them getting back together. (When the two communicate, things go well, after all.) And, if Laura hadn't been eavesdropping, the couple probably would have taken their usual, sweet time--or Joan's not so sweet time. :-)
Yep. He "loved" her in second year, although not since second year. There was a large period of time when there was nothing to hide, other than dislike, and we know how well Oliver hides that.
Thanks very much for sticking with this very long story and for leaving all of the reviews, miss padfoot! I hope you enjoy the epilogue!
-cries- No! It's almost over!
It was such a good story.
Ah, well. It all turned out in the end. 10/10 again.
Author's Response: I'm sad that it's almost over, too. And, yes, everything seems to be turning out right in the end. Remember, there's still an epilogue left.... :-D Thanks for the review and for reading the story!
-this is me screaming endlessly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- Half in delight for Laura and Oliver getting their acts together, half out of frustration that it will be over. Done. Ended. :( Anyway, you're lovely, and your writing is amazing, and I admire your dedication for getting things "just right." Excellent.
Author's Response: Yay! A review from one of my favorite modlies! :) Thanks for all of your help throughout this story, especially the last few chapters. It would be a completely different story if it weren't for our late night plot chats. I'm sad that it's almost finished, too. I need to decide what the next project will be! Again, thanks for everything, Mar!
Yay!! They finally got together!! About time. Love it...though it does make me sad that there's only the epilogue left..
Author's Response: I know...about time...after over three hundred papers and over one hundred thousand words. What can I say? I'm rather long-winded. ;) I'm glad that you've enjoyed the story and that you're looking forward to the epilogue. I'll do my best not to let you down. Thanks for reviewing!
I've been following this story for the past few months and I would just like to say how much I've enjoyed it. Laura's thought processes seem so similar to my own, that I found myself sympathizing with her more than any other fanfiction character I have ever read. Thanks for creating such a REAL character! I hope that made sense....
Author's Response: I'm glad you decided to review! I love hearing from new people. Yes, your review made sense. Perhaps because we think similarly if you think like Laura, too. Hope you like the epilogue.... For that matter, I hope I like the epilogue. ;) I haven't written it yet, although I've started. Again, thanks for reviewing!
I absolutely love your story!! I loved it all!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for reviewing! Glad you enjoyed it.
[girlyness]Yay! Awwww.... [/girlyness] I liked it, of course. Although I do wonder what Joan was planning, just because I'm sure it would have been rather awkward, yet amusing and funny. Please tell me she'll tell them, so it will be in the story? And just a note, 'Matron of Honor' is for married women; the version for unmarried women is 'Maiden of Honor'. That might come in handy for the epilogue, possibly.... WEll, great job, 10/10! It will be a bittersweet ending for me (the bitter part being that there won't be any more chapters, and the sweet part being that everything getting resolved). Can't wait!
Author's Response: Ah, thanks very much for the note on Maiden vs Matron. You are right that it will play a role in the epilogue (though maybe not in the way you might think), and I might have to go back into Chapter 20 and change "Matron" to "Maiden". It'll be a bittersweet ending for me, too. I've put quite a lot of time into this story, and it'll be strange moving on to other projects. (Exciting, though!) Thanks for reviewing throughout the updates and for your patience during the long waits!
YES!! You gave me a happy, girly moment! I loved this chapter so much. I couldn't stop giggling and sighing. ah, the beauty of it all. Well done, truly great story!
Author's Response: I have to admit that I probably giggled a few times while writing it. I'm not a big fan of fluff (but it's a romance, so there has to be some), so this wasn't the easiest chapter to write. Glad you liked it and thanks for reviewing!
This story is coming along well.
It's really nice to see how the characters develop throughout the years.
Now I just have to wait and see when Laura and Oliver will be a couple again ;-)
Author's Response: Glad you're liking it. I'll post the next chapter very soon. Thanks for the review!
Nice and long as always! Loved it. Oliver spoke a lot more than usual, didn't he? And though the apologies were late, but better late than never. Loved the whole scene with Bernard and Laura dancing. So funny. That little kid is as sweet as any kid can be! I agree totally with Laura that you can't say no to him. And then the apology. Most of what Oliver said made sense. I just wish he had said it sooner. And the last part "There's hope for us," was absolutely great. They're just making a fool of themselves by pretending their just 'friends'. Hope they realise that soon. Anyway, as always looking for the next chapter. Update soon!
Author's Response: Yes, this chapter was quite long. The next chapter is considerably shorter, although still long compared to most chapters on Mugglenet. Glad that most of what Oliver said made sense. ;) I know that the parts about Quidditch were very complicated (and very hard to explain). If you get the gist of it, that's enough. (That's all that Laura got, after all.) Glad you liked the "for us" lines. Oh, how I love writing awkward parts of conversations! Hope you like the next chapter, and thanks for the review!