Welcome back, Patrony, and I hope that you are feeling well. I've missed the updates but hopefully they will come faster now. This was a wonderfully written chapter and I can't wait to get more. I was a little confused with the clock. Will there be explanation to what was up with it or will we be left to our own devices? Great job!
Author's Response: Glad to be back Narwen! Feeling much better. A few more pokes and proddings and I'll be good as new! The clock was a bit confusing... but I thought that it added to the suspense/plot, so there you have it. As far as an explanation, it'll come, just not for awhile.... Clues to the end I suppose! Thanks much, really. ~Patrony :)
fantastico! that was so cool! the clock bit really added to like the suspense and, um, it was just really cool! i was wondering what that title was about...
Author's Response: Back again Prongs? lol I thought people would get hung up with a chapter title like that. Numbers never really do make sense or give away clues just by reading the title. Catch ya later, gater! ~Patrony :)
Great Chapter im glad your back i was getting depressed with all the suspense and all lol anyways 10/10 im glad that you made harry play out his role like he did can't wait for the next chapter
Author's Response: Ahh, don't get depressed! lol Oh, I'm so glad that you picked up on that... Harry having to play out his role. Dumbledore couldn't or wouldn't take his place, it was something that he had to do and it was completely up to him. Such an ordinary 'grown-up' thing to do. Thanks Sycco for the extra thought! ~Patrony :)
You are such a GOOD writer its so awesome!! Please update soon. This chapter was definitely worth the wait :)
Author's Response: I'm working on it... actually, I've written a few other things, HP of course. With any luck, and a stroke of inspiration, the next will be a key stroke away. ~Patrony :)
ahh, i thought i had already got all of my presents! this was an amazing chapter, the whole ron going crazy thing was well, crazy. for most people that would be OOC but i think you pulled it off. i like how harry is letting the Weasley's and the Granger's stay at Grimmauld Place, that should be fun. the key is very interesting...
Author's Response: Ron and OOC, yeah, I worried about that, but I needed it to happen so here hoping I don't shoot myself in the foot with it. Weasleys and the Grangers... where ever to go with that one! lol Key.... Hmm, interesting. Thanks Prongs! ~Patrony :)
Great chapter! I loved it a lot! I definitely can't wait for the next one! Your story is one of my all time favorites and I just can't seem to get enough of it! Hope you're doing well and had a wonderful Christmas!!
Author's Response: All time favs? Wow, I'm really honored... really!! Doing much better, thank goodness, so I can get on with writing. Hope you holidays were smashing RoxyMarie! ~Patrony :)
what a fantastic chapter!!!! i especially liked the reunion at the end with ron and hermione. i would have done exactly the same thing. the analogy with the clock was wonderful too. how there can still be hope and you can move on. poor mr. and mrs. granger. good for harry. please update soon!
Author's Response: Hey Miss Radcliffe, You liked the clock? Good. Hope is always important to have. It should be interesting to see the Grangers and the Weasleys together... poor Arthur might have a heartattack with all the muggleness! lol ~Patrony :)
Yay an update! Very nice one, it maded me cry with the Ron and Hermione's reunion... Awww so sweet =). And I love how Harry and Ginny are so perfect together, so damn cute! Thank you for providing an end to my boredom this Christmas Eve evening... Merry Xmas! *~*WelcomeToParadise*~*
Author's Response: Ahh! I've fallen behind on reviews, so sorry! Hr/R reunion... sniff, sniff for me too. Boredom on Christmas Eve? A good fanfic could hardly qualify as boredom! lol Happy Holidays Paradise! ~Patrony :)
PATRONY!! *cheers* You're back!! Whoa! What a way to start the chappy! VERY TENSE! Glad to see Harry noticed the pattern and decided to ignore his instinct of his "saving people" thing. Grimauld place is going to be a mad house now with the Weasleys, Grangers and Harry staying there too. What's up with the clock on the mantle? That was kinda freaky, does it represent something that I'm not seeing? Probably. Can't wait till next year so you can update again. Ugh that's 10 days away!
Author's Response: Hey Hulagal!! Harry is getting... wiser, isn't he? So glad that it came across as tense, it's hard to write characters in limbo I've decided. The waiting, the not knowing... I could have them pace the floor all day, but that would get rather boring and I could probably sum it up in under two sentences! lol It'll be very interesting for the Grangers and the Wealseys to 'live' together for awhile. The clock!!! Very good! You're the first one to mention it. It was a bit freaky. Hmmm 10days for an update... Humbled as always Hulagal!! ~Patrony :)
From what I gather from your author's note, you were in the hospital! Oh dear, I've been there too many times. Are you alright? I guess you're ok enough to write another chapter, and it was great! :) 11/10, if I could.
Author's Response: Yeah, I spent some time there, it's such a fun place... *grumble,grumble* Sorry that you've spent an unhealthy amount of time there too, Colloportus, but so far so good, right? Next chapter is a transitional chapter... they're always difficult to make sure that you're crossing your t's, dotting your i's, and connecting all the plot dots while still being interesting and most importantly entertaining. Thanks for the 11! ~Patrony :)
Nice chapter - it goes to show that Ginny is having a good influence on Harry so that he didn't bolt for the Grangers to help save them! Hope to see a new chapter as soon as the holidays are over!
Author's Response: Ginny is having a positive influence on Harry! Imagine that, the things a girl can do! lol Yep... I plan on updating a little more 'quickly' than I have been. Thanks Hot48cricket, hope to have you back! ~Patrony :)
This chapter was great!! I loved it! Please update sooN!!! :)
Author's Response: Thanks chica91, I'm so glad you liked it. I'll be picking up the digital 'pen' shortly! ~Patrony :)
well, that certainly was unexpected eh? hope you're okay!
Author's Response: Doing great! My fingers are typing, my eyes are reading, can't really say if my noodle is working, or that it even did to begin with... Sadly, to keep up with my crew... a lot more! No worries though, I'm back! ~Patrony :)
So I guess something out of the ordinary took place? ;)
Author's Response: With Ron and Hermione? Afraid so! Hopefully no one will bit it in the end!! Hey Prongs12433! Glad to see you back! ~Patrony :)
Nooo! Where are you?! I lovelovelove your fic but it's been ages and ages since you updated! And I need to know what happens before i spontaneously combust! Pleasepleaseplease update soooon! Btw I love your fluff XD *~*WelcomeToParadise*~*
Author's Response: I'm here! Don't combust... that would be bad, really bad! lol Update is on the way. Apologies for being so late. I'd loved to be 'welcomed to paradise' ~Patrony :)
Great story...but isn't it about time you updated???
Author's Response: I've submitted chapter 20, with any luck, it'll be up by Christmas. Thanks Alpha, so it took so long to get back to you. ~Patrony :)
I loved Harry's self doubt out in the hollow.... worse than the giant squid! The bit with Ron where Harry didn't realize what he was appologizing for was good too. I eagerly await the next chapter.
Author's Response: Self doubt is always lurking nearby... I can't imagine anyone being worse than the giant squid! lol Ron/H/G was one of my favorite scenes. I'm glad it came across right, I was afraid that it was too confusing. Next one is on the way. Sorry KenF for such a long delay. ~Patrony :)
Hahahaha! Finally, the admission and "officialization"(is that a word?) of them going out! I love it. Once more, the banter is great, all the back and forth, done very well. And again, you're doing a great job with hitting highs and lows in emotion and happiness and sad, brilliant. '“Yeah.” Harry shrugged, he was getting used to being numb.' Amen. That's all I gotta say on that one. Now, a note of criticism, you need to watch some of your words. You're making contractions out of thing that aren't, such as your and were. I'm sad to hit the end of what's up, please hurry and get chapter 20 in, this has been too much fun!
Author's Response: Yeah, I don't know if it's a word or not... Sad that someone could be 'getting used to being numb'. As far as my grammar, I freely admit that I'm far from perfect... far from decent would be more like it. I just try to seperated the words I'm conjoining. Its or it's so that's what's going through my noodle as I write. I'll try to be better! Chapter 20 is on the way... 12/21 I've submitted and with any luck you'll have more to keep you mildly entertained! Thanks so much Narwen3! ~Patrony :)
Okay, so picture this. I'm sitting in the campus library, surrounded by people who don't know me as they all stare at me, because I'm grinning ear to ear like some kind of idiot, all because of a stupid kiss!!! I'm sorry, did I say stupid? Haha, that was fantastic. I rate that as one of the best Harry/Ginny moments in all fanfic-dom. Brilliant job. Now, for one of my favorite Ginny lines in this, I just copied and pasted cause I knew I would never get it right. “Nothings fair.” She sniffed again and inched even closer, “You have a chance, Harry. Don’t be too noble or too afraid to take it.” Isn't that just the epitome of what Harry always does!?!?! I bring up another great quote from a familiar book, "It's for some stupid noble reason, isn't it?" Why does Harry have to go do noble things??? And another bit that made me grin like a fool, "Moony, she said yes. Prongs." Clearly I adored this chapter, bleeding eyes and all! Now, I'm gonna go torture them to get through one more chapter!!!
Author's Response: Have you been sent to the funnyfarm yet? Hopefully not! Wow... and I was all touched by the woohoo! Yes, Harry is very noble! The 'proposal note' as I like to think of it, was a lovely gift. It's too bad that Lupin had to find out that way, though. I'm sure that James and Lily would have wanted to tell him in person. Another mystery yet to be solved! lol ~Patrony :)
Ooh!*shudders with delight over the fluffiness* Firstly, I love Ron talking with his mouth full and how his mother can actually understand him. Great job with that. I love the dialogue from the twins when they wake Ginny and Harry up and the mention of how ladylike Ginny is and her reactions to that. And . . . dun, dun, dun, the almost kiss!!! You deserve a woohoo for that which I reserve for the best of chapters or romantic moments. Brilliant job with this chapter!
Author's Response: Oh, the almost kiss. How intense was that? I'll gladly take the Woohoo and will display it with pride on my 'Woohoo' and 'Right-on' shelf. Your too kind, really! More fluff on the way... ~Patrony :)