OMG i love this story !!! please hurry up and finish it !!!!
Author's Response: Hmmm so you want it over with? Well I am getting there, I am just not sure how long it is going to take me. We will just have to wait and see. Hint - I just finished writing Chapter 9. ~woomama
I wanna know what happens!!!
This is really really interesting, good stuff, and you obviously know where it's going-I just wish I did!
Author's Response: I know you wanna know what is going on, and I am going to tell you, one chapter at a time. ;) I kind of know where it's going, I just am not sure on how it is going to get there. I expected much more lemons before now and it is not really cooperating. Keep reading, and thanks for the review. ~woomama
Great fic, I liked it at once. You've got style! And is all the plot planned already? It would be such a pity if it freezes!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I am glad you are enjoying the story. I don't think you need to worry about it freezing. I love writing and I have flat out refused to allow myself to start a second story (I do have an outline for one already) until I finish this one. However, to set your mind at ease, I will let you know that I do know how this story ends it is just the in between parts that I am still working out. Chapter 9 is almost finished. Some wild plot bunnies found my on my vacation out in the country and had my typing up a sub-plot that needs to ironing out. But it shouldn't be too long. ~woomama
This is AMAZING. You write the characters very well and I love the way Wormtail makes Snape act like. I hope you update soon, I can't wait!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much.. I am glad that you are enjoying it. Updates coming very soon. ~woomama
I was bothered because she knows he hasn't ever physically hurt her yet she's still not helping him while he's bleeding all over the floor. Just because she thinks he's semi-evil (sort of) doesn't mean that she wouldn't help him. Not that she's in spectacular shape herself....
Author's Response: Well I guess all I can say to that is: stay tuned. Chapter 9 is almost finished now and will be going to beta's soon. I am of an impression that she spent an hour being beaten up by what appeared to be Snape and then spent all of about 2 minutes with the transformed Wormtail. I don't think I would have jumped to his aid either. However, we all know that Hermione thinks things through pretty quickly, so I wouldn't worry too much. Thanks for sticking with me. ~woomama
Frustration! It won't let me delete the copies. Sorry dear. I'll try again later if I remember.
Author's Response: Ahhh Nox, I know frustration well. So many times I will be leaving a review and click submit and it will ask me to log in and then my long-winded review is gone.
I read the chapter, and I tried to review but I didn't I'd been logged out while reading and it didn't post, then I had to go somewhere and became lazy and didn't review again. I know, I'm terrible. Anyway. I understand that Hermione is confused right now, that makes sense. And her usually very sharp mental faculties would be dulled after torture but it still bugs me that she hasn't figured out that S. didn't hurt her. It just does. Irrational behaviour on my part of course but there it is.
Author's Response: Ok..Nox, I think your browser might have cut off the ending of the chapter. She knows it wasn't Snape.. she figures out that it is Wormtail that beat the crud out of her. She was confused while being beaten because she believed when he disappeared from the house that he was evil, so it was easy to believe that he would come back and torture her. She had no reason to believe that it was anybody else. But I made sure not to leave that belief past the end of the chapter. Read it again and tell me if it is still confusing. Ok? Cause if that is confusing the next chapter is going to be downright insane. ~woomama
more more more!!!!!!
Author's Response: I just know you wanted to ask more questions with this chapter, but were so befuddled by my brilliant chapter that you couldn't think of anything. So I will tell you this: *shifty eyes looking for spy's* More is definately coming. Stay tuned. ~woomama
I recently read a book by a physician that had the aftermath of a terrible beating in it. why is it that the characters in you story seem to be remarkably resilient? do the bad guys just know where not to hit to kill somone?
Author's Response: In answer to your very wonderful question, I can only say that it is my opinion that not only are wizards and witches more resilient, but they also have the benefit of healing potions that can do amazing things. Not to mention the magic that is being used against them. You will notice that nobody has thrown a killing curse in my story yet. To tell you the truth this story was never meant to have so much plot in it, I had intended on it being a smut-fest romance. But when you muse gets into the fire whiskey instead of the love potion that I had set out for her, you never know what you will get. ~woomama
okay, I was seriously laughing out loud in that part with all the food on the table. that is like something I would do...
though I think that if hermione could withstand torture from the dark lord, she would have some way to get around the threat of legilimency from snape. I mean, lord voldemort is a masterful legilimens, right?
Author's Response: Yes, the table of food is a favorite of many. You should have seen me trying to pass stuff off to my beta. Being English and me being American, I kept trying to get her to accept foods on that table that she just couldn't accept. In the end my beta made it brilliant! If I am remembering my own earlier chapters correctly, there is nothing about her being brought before the Dark Lord when she was captured. She was tortured by Lucius Malfoy and others. Who can really understand the mind of a cold-blooded, socio-path, meglo-maniac anyway. I am sure the Dark Lord has a reason for leaving her alone, so far. Unfortunately, my drunk muse is a double agent, and I think she leans more to the dark side, so when she brings me tidbits she doesn't always share everything. ~woomama
snazzy potion. I really like it ;)
I'm enjoying this story a lot so far.
Author's Response: Thanks mt, I am glad you are enjoying it. ~woomama
Nice way to end the chapter! I'll definately be coming back to this one.
Author's Response: Glad to hear that you'll be back. It only gets better and better. ~woomama
brilliant as always. Can't wait for the next chapter now - it's all starting to happen!
haha; i like how it started with Snape looking after Hermione, and now she's going to have to nurse him back to health too.
Author's Response: Yes, but I think that Snape will prove to be a much worse patient than poor Hermione ever was. Can you just imagine how awful he will be to her as she is trying her utmost to just return him to health? I wonder if she will be able to stand him and his attitude. For his sake he better hope she can.
Hermione and Severus make a great pair. Both injured, both too proud for their own good. I love it. How will they get through this? ;-) Thanks for sharing, wonderful chapter yet again.
Author's Response: Taz, you have summed the current situation up perfectly. They are both hurt, and going to have to find a way to get around their pride so that they can learn to help each other and themselves. I, personally, love this particular place in the story. ~woomama
hey plz complete the story
i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: You want me to finish it? You don't want me to keep it going? Hmmmm this is a new request. I do know how the story ends, however, that doesn't mean I know how I am going to get to that ending. Still plugging along. I hope you will continue to enjoy the story. ~woomama
Oooohhh, another evil cliffie! *nudge nudge wink wink*! Please keep on writing, I can hardly wait for next chapter! Great work!
Author's Response: I am so glad that you are enjoying this story, Tialangela. I am writing away and should have Chapter 9 up soon. ~woomama
Well, I really enjoyed this chapter, Tina. And to tell the truth, I don't mind the cliffhangers... *giggles*
I really liked that you used Peter as the impostor, Bellatrix had been the too obvious choice.
The newly made up spell is ingenious, even if it's really-really bad. I think that's the kind if thing Voldemort would use, or Bellatrix, in this case.
Well done, and I'm patiently waiting for the next chapter.
Author's Response: Oh joanna, I am so happy that you are enjoying my story. It is so nice to have those I chat with giving me feedback on my writing. I am glad that at least someone enjoys my cliffies. Peter was a tough choice. I originally had Voldy going in there himself, but then I was talked out of it, and I am glad that I was. Voldy would have put a lot more tension into the plot, tension that I didn't need at this point. I also didn't want to over-use Bellatrix. I realize that currently I have Bellatrix as Voldemort's right hand gal, so I figured she would be staying close to home and not going in and taking out frustrations on poor Hermione. My handy dandy Latin-English online dictionary is a haven of nastiness when it comes to spells. I just take the one that sounds the best and think how it would work. This one needed to be something that would incapacitate and be visual. Your patience is appreciated, working on Chapter 9 now. ~woo
I liked it. When I read the last chapter I thought that he was going to send Bella but I couldn't figure out what they would do with her voice. Anyway, I found out it was Peter from your post in the fourms.
This paragraph is absolutly perfect. I think it describes Peter wonderfully:
"The one thought that was comforting Hermione Granger was that the pain could not go on forever. At some point, her body would have taken as much abuse as it could and she would pass out. Snape seemed to be enjoying his power over her, more than she had ever seen before. It was almost as if he had never had so much power over another human being in his life. However, she knew that to be untrue. Severus Snape was in control of almost every situation. He had held power over her and the other students at Hogwarts for six out of seven of her years there, and at least ten years before that. Now here he was acting like a child with a new toy, throwing spell after spell at her. The black clad wizard cackled with glee while slamming her into the wall, hanging her upside down, or torturing her with the Cruciatus Curse."
Anyway, very well done. I anxiously await the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I am glad that you liked what I did with Peter. I knew that he was the perfect choice as the imposter since he was the one most likely to enjoy the opportunity to weild Snape's "perceived" power over another human being and fulfill his disgusting desire for pain. You picked out the best paragraph as the clue to who it was. I think even if you hadn't seen on the forums what I was up to, you probably would have figured it out. I am glad you are enjoying the story. My muse is almost sober enough to contine working on Chapter Nine now. ~woomama
luv it want more
Author's Response: Chapter 8 is awaiting validation. Shouldn't be long. ~woomama
Oh, please, please, please please post next chapter soon! Don't you worry about "your Snape", I've just read "Cloak of Courage", it's a great story, but so is yours! I'm on the edge of the seat, awaiting your new chapter! Greeeeaaaat work!
Author's Response: Oh thank you so much, Tialangela. :) Chapter 8 is with one of my Beta's right now and should be posted very soon. I had some trouble with it, but it should be ready to go now. ~woomama