I. am. dumbfounded. The whole time I read this I was thinking "oh my GOD this is written by a guy?!?" You are an AMAZING writer! Every sentence was so perfectly crafeted I practically cried. This is such a brilliant story, so romantic and so beautiful. I adore your use of detail. Very well done. Keep writing!
P.S. I'll be checking your author's page for more. ;)
Author's Response: Hey, ya know, it helps to be a romantic. Glad you're enjoying things. I had fun writing that story, and of course I had a good beta. There's plenty more out there, including my novel-length fic, and some more stuff in the hopper. Hope to see you here again soon!
Oh, that is so sweet! I love how they "lunge" into each other's arms. You captured Bill's fears very well. (Go men writing fluff! Break out of the box!)
Author's Response: Pretty easy: just had to recall my own case of nerves at my own wedding. Nothing like experience!
This is good! I like it! Good fiction! MJ
Author's Response: Thanks for coming by. Go read the rest now, they only get better!
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I can't help it... Squeee!!! I really enjoyed that ending with Harry and Ginny! SO SWEET! All along I kept wondering about the lyrics and how they really fit with Bill and Fleur, and thought "yeah, the kinda fit, but she hasn't left him." So I can see where they fit for both story lines.
I especially liked your Bill characterization. I've read a lot of Bill/Fleur weddings lately looking for a good Bill fic, and so many are focused on the bride. I really like how you took it from Bill's perspective. Full of description without it being overbearing. You did an excellent job of showing us how Bill felt without telling us. Excellent work!
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! The separation in the lyrics is there in the story: Fleur hasn't left Bill emotionally, but she does have her own preparations to make, and both the bride and groom have to spend time with their families before starting that new life together. He does feel that physical separation, and he doesn't like it. Most people do write from the bride's perspective: the groom's part is woefully underused, and more often than not he's the butt of a joke, either reluctant or hung over or just scatterbrained. By all means, keep reading!
I almost never like wedding fics because they seem like they're all the same. But this one is so, so different. Narrating with a bird's-eye-view over Bill, not Harry, was a wise choice. The poem/song/? you chose was tasteful and poignant. The last line is flawless. Enjoyed this much!
Author's Response: Glad to see you dropped by! The groom's perspective is woefully underused in most fiction, and more often than not he's the butt of the joke. And hardly anybody deals with Bill and Fleur. October Project is a sadly defunct band from New Jersey that was mildly popular in the early '90s. Their albums are still available on Amazon, and they're well worth tracking down. "Return to Me" is a great wedding song, and it fit perfectly. I'm glad you enjoyed the piece. Sit back, have an iced coffee, read some more!
How did I miss this? It's wonderful! I really liked reading it from Bill's POV. The nerves, the excitement, watching others in love. I so loved the Red Knight. Please do more H/G stories.
Author's Response: "Red Knight' actually grew out of this one. Hardly anyone writes from Bill's perspective, he's sort of left by the wayside. And I definitely remember being a nervous bridegroom on my own wedding day, and I remember how seeing my wife in her dress stopped me cold in my tracks. I'm not sure if I've got any more H/G stories in me; we'll see where the muse takes me. Besides, I'm caught up in this whole thriller thing I'm writing, doncha know. Pop by and give it a read, won't you?
Wow! Men can really do fluff. I think thats one of the most beautiful romance/songfics I've ever read. Well done.
Your use of language and imagery was fantastic and you convayed a lot of emotion.
i also liked the added touches of other people's relationships etc.
The end line of "This is a good day to be in love." was perfect.
Well done, this was a pleasure to read.
Author's Response: Aw gee, shucks! *blush!* Again, mad propz to Lady_Rhian, who is beta-reading another, longer story even as we speak. There will be more romance and fluffiness coming, plus a well-deserved dope slap.
Excellent. Very good. Not even that fluffy - just the right amount of Downey thrown in there. Encore!
Author's Response: Which Downey? Morton? Robert? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Seriously, I've sent off another story to my all-powerful, all-knowing beta, who has promised to read it once she finishes her exams. So there will be more up pretty soon. Thanks for the feedback!
I never said men couldn't write fluff! I've read a ton of great romance fics and discovered much later that men wrote them... anyway, I love how it ended. short and sweet. :)
Author's Response: Glad you liked it. Tell your friends! :-) Though I think there are more stories to be told about this day...
Wonderful. :) I love the way it turned out. Great, great work.
Author's Response: Thanks for all your help. You're the best. :-)