This was so painful and beautiful to read. I really think the ending was perfect. I'm not sure taking Ron back would've worked out either, he always seems to have so little self esteem and how could Hermione love him if he couldn't love himself? It's so strange, everyone in this fic seemed to end up alone, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Bill, and yet they were all happy in the end. I guess being alone and being lonely aren't the same thing. Sorry i'm just feeling so much after reading this. It's going on my favourites because it was quite an experience to read.
It's sad how it ended.
Ron never had the courage to ask her again?!!
After years of solitude and loneliness (not to mention prodding from family) neither of them made a move.
Not even in the end?
No. Nooo... why?
But the story was well written and the ending was a surprise. I enjoyed reading it but I'll just tweak the ending.
I really liked the basis of the story but I, like many others don't like the ending. Ron and Hermione have undenaible chemisty and could never revert to just being friends. The ending seemed rushed and it is unlike Ron's character to just give into being 'just friends' so quickly.
Trust is a very important theme in your story and I think that an important part of trust is that forgiving takes time. Because Hermione never accepted Ron's mistake she missed possibly a wonderful chance for true love.
Sorry for such a negative review but I was trying to give some insight for future stories.
That's just horrible! He is SUCH a prat!!!!! Grrrrr.... *stalks away angrily*
But a good story, nonetheless. (I just like it when they get together, marry, have lots of kids and live happily ever after, the end. Sadly, life's not like that... Ah, well.)
I didn't like the ending. They should end up together and I highly doubt Hermione would just let it all slip away like that
Wow. That made me cry.
Sorry, I meant this whole chapter, not story =)
Wow. I know I said she shouldn't forgive him, but... how could she do that? Just live the rest of her life with the man she loved, but never able to be with him? That may have been the best decision for her at the time, and they may have remained friends, but... how could she put herself through that much pain? And for neither of them to ever find love again... it's harsh. I also thought that the last part, where you explained their whole enitre lives and everything that ever happens, was a tad unnecessary. I understand that you wanted to explain how their lives worked out without being together, and that last line was really great, but I still didn't like the 'summing up'.
Other than that, it was brilliant. As I said at the start, it was a little predictable at the start and middle, but the way it ended wasn't. Most people would have ended it with a 'happily ever after' where Ron and Hermione got married and had kids and everything was perfect. I like that you didn't. Well done
As opposed to the last chapter, this one seems too spaced out. There's huge spaces between things that need one line or less. That happened to my story too when they changed the site, but I fixed it; you really should too. It's confusing. Anyway, i liked the story. I also like how Mrs Weasley put it; Melody was his last stepping stone. I obviously want Hermione and Ron to be together, because they're a great couple, but if I were Hermione I wouldn't trust him, and I definitely wouldn't forgive him just yet.
Anyway that's just my opinion.
Did you realise that this whole story is only two paragraphs? It's all pushed together and a little difficult to read, but still, I liked it. I like Melody now for leaving Ron :P At least she has some dignity, and a conscience. Nicely done
Nice :) I think you described Hermione's pain really well, and you also did a great job describing how Hermione's brilliance made Ron feel; well done.
Nice story. It seems a tad predictable; Harry dies, they're separated, Ron's family gets married and sorted out perfectly, and of course Ron has found someonw else. Still, I like it. Especially the mention of Sydney :P I'm Australian. I was attracted to your story by the title; Hide and Seek is possible my favourite song ever LOL, so when I read that I just had to check it out. Good writing :D
I really liked this story but i was hoping for a fluffy ending where they got back together..i was dissapointed there...but the ending made my love this story more. This fic is awesome because its so different from some of the others in the fact that thier never "together" but they will always love each other. I think its really sweet that she still has a picture of them together..and it makes sense with the title that she just leaves the dust on it. Please write more fics..cause im sure I'll love them too!
Wow.i loved this story but was disapointed that they didn't get back together. Keep writing you're really good.
wow that was REALLY good. It was so sad, but it was REALLY good! WOW. That was so good, I just can't get over it! Good job! :D
ok...Its over? No offence but..WHAT! No RON AND HERMIONE TOGETHEr...mon...XD This sucks balls....oh well...its was agood read anyhow. XD
Kind of an upset. :( But I id like it next time maybe you could make them get together! :)
i'm sorry but being such a fan of the fan-fics that actually lead up to something between ron and hermione i didnt quite like this one very much.. it kind of disappointed me because hermione found it so simple to leave ron and it seemed unrealsitic..the storyline was amazing but i think you could have done sooo much more with it..
well, first of all, i have to tell you that this story was really well written, it was great. But, I am so sad that they didn't get together :( i figured that when you had hermione get over everything, they would try one last time, and it would finally work. but, you are the writer, and the story is yours. congrats on finishing it!