That was wonderful. I really chuckled when Severus found Fletcher and he wouldn't let go of the bunny slippers. It was even funnier when Hermione caught Severus with the slippers. I also loved the scene at the gala when Draco arranged for Neville to meet Pansy's parents. Those dumb Death Eaters are going to walk right into a trap aren't they? Great chapter.
It seems you are pairing Percy with Fleur. I think that would be good. I was so excited that Hermione just went right ahead and helped Severus. Sirius is behaving himself too. I'm really enjoying this story. Great chapter.
I thought for a minute that the poison had been rubbed on the toy. I guess in a way it was. When Severus was meeting with Mr. Delacour (sp?)--I've had two years of French so you'd think I could spell the guy's last name:D--I wish he'd just said "Hey, I need to get out of this engagement." But he's such a gentleman. Great chapter. I hope Stormy makes it.
I didn't mind that you made the youngest of Snape's "women" sick. Lucius will find Severus and he'll take care of things. I have no doubt. This was a fun chapter. I hope you let Shadow and Ron get together:) Great chapter.
I don't want Fleur to marry Severus but I don't want her to be killed off either. I also don't want Percy with Hermione but I don't want his feelings hurt. I'll keep reading to see how Severus gets out of his engagement. Great chapter.
I almost hoped that Sophronia would fall for Lucius. But, I'm sure you have someone for Lucius:D I think the funniest part was when Ginny was threatening Harry and someone asked "Why doesn't he just pull his wand on her?" I don't know why but it just struck me as funny. The oddest thing was finding out that Severus speaks French. I don't know why that surprised me. I actually would expect him to speak other languages. Great chapter.
I'm sitting here going "Come on Severus--just say no to Fleur." Sometimes we get caught up in a bad decision and think we have to carry through. What needs to be done is to say "Hey I made a bad decision, let me back up and turn things around." Great chapter.
Snape does seem quite taken with Hermione's scent. That reminds me--I wish I had bought some strawberry oils at Bath & Body for my youngest daughter. She loves strawberries:) I'm really enjoying this bit of past history between Hermione and Severus. I can see him clumsily not knowing what to do with a female in distress. Great chapter.
How about Death Eaters not being able to communicate with each other faster because they're too stupid to figure it all out? Plus, they're engaged in illegal activities and don't have all possible options open? That was wonderful. I was wondering how Hemione would get out of that one. Then I figured Severus would come to the rescue. I'm always astounded at all the stress he had to go through to be a spy. I wonder who the Interrogator is--for a while I thought it was Snape. I'll always be mad that JKR let him die. I'm glad he lives on in fan fiction. Great chapter.
I don't care what Fleur does--she's just not going to impress Severus. What is she thinking with this wanton behavior? I was very much charmed by the honorable behavior of Draco, Harry, and Ron with regard to defending Luna. That was so sweet. Great chapter.
Well, you should be ashamed leaving us with a cliffie like that:D I'm sitting here waiting for Snape or Draco to come to Luna's rescue. She seems to have figured out how to hold her own though. I think the key was to stop fighting Val and go all slack on him. Then throw a few aspersions on his manhood. I have one word for Val and that is "Ewww." Great chapter.
You did a very nice job of describing the ball. But now I'm all confused as to who belongs with whom. I'd better not go to any dances at the school I work at--I'd probably have some sort of breakdown:) Great chapter.
I must be getting soft or caught up in the romance but I hate to see Lucius' plans get all mucked up by Death Eaters. Geez, you'd think Malfoy Manor would have better wards around it. After all, Lucius is a fairly powerful, fairly intelligent wizard. I'm with Hermione--I believe in fairy magic over veela magic. I can imagine the fairy silk dress looks amazing on her. Great chapter.
Severus is going to make himself ill worrying about all of his charges. Will Percy ever be perceived of as anything but a prat? I can't wait to see who everyone ends up with. No one seems to want Fleur. Great chapter.
That Hermione is sure sly. She's playing Severus and he has no idea:) Now, I didn't think about Madam Snape as a mate for Lucius. She'd be perfect. This is so much fun to watch and illustrates a kind of old fashioned courtship. If you can't say anything else, you can always say that those purebloods sure have nice manners. I can't wait to see the ball at Malfoy Manor. You're inviting me, right? Great chapter.
That was interesting. I think Hermione matches Snape in her veiled comments. She never said anything incriminating or negative but led Snape down the garden path to his own conclusions. I love how Severus threatens--never obvious but there is no doubt as to what he means. Great chapter.
I haven't read many stories that have Lucius fighting against Voldemort and Draco hanging out with the likes of Harry and Ron. Having Hermione team up with Lucius is different. Hmm, maybe Lucius should get together with Fleur--they'd have really blond children:) Great chapter.
I swear, if Severus has his way, no one will end up married. Are there male Veelas? I was wondering if the young witches would be able to resist Val? I wonder who Hermione will pair Viktor with? Great chapter.
I don't understand why Severus became engaged to Fleur if he doesn't really like her. I guess there is the Law but you'd think he could find someone he likes at least. It's so odd to think of Snape with sisters. It kind of throws out his tough guy image. I forgot to mention--I think it was in the last chapter--that I really liked your characterization of the Order kids as people who had faced the Dark Lord and won but were still basically goofy teenagers with your average teenage problems. Great chapter.
Strangely, I also have a bump on my right ear:) I'm sure having Harry Potter interested in one of his sisters is Snape's worst nightmare. I don't know if I can see Sirius with Tonks. It just doesn't seem right. Great chapter.