One of the greatest faults in people is their inability to be objective. It's so easy when reading from outside to see the forest rather than the trees. Having said that I felt both of their pain. Vernon's such an insufferable oaf isn't he? Wonder if Petunia would've been different if she'd married someone else. Some powerful writing, keep it up. thanks
Author's Response: Thank you!
You like to write sadness and despare dont you? Well you sure do a good job at it. This was so terrible! He killed her parents for no reason. All becuase she saved one innocent child, her parents are dead and her sister hates her. I know her parents would have been proud of what she did. Great Job....I know I know, but its true they are all great!
Author's Response: *smiles* Why yes, I do like to write sadness and despair. Whatever gave me away? ;)
Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and thank you for another lovely review.
You write beautifuly, this and Blinded are probably my favorite stories of yours. You really explained alot about Lily and Petunia's relationship..."I don't have a sister"...*smirks* excellent. You really got into the heart and soul of Lily and Petunia towards the end...please consider expanding more on the Petunia Dursley topic, not exactly yoiur type of character, but with her shadowed past and uptight nature, I'm sure you could find something to twist her sour personality into a wall shielding broken abitions, regrets, and an agonized past...if anything it would be a challange and some fun with a character out of your usual artistic comfort zone. Keep up the good work!
~The Tainted One
Author's Response: *smiles* Thank you for the compliments. I'm glad that you enjoyed my story.
Honestly, I have never considered exploring Petunia's character very much. It's not that I don't like her, I just don't think about her much. But now that you mention it, she might be fun to explore. *ponders*
Thanks so much for the review.
that was so sad! you write very well though.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. :D
That was so sad. Sorry I can't give a better review.
Author's Response: Awwww...I write a lot of sad stories, I'm afraid. Thanks for leaving a review, though. :D
Beautiful story. I must admitt, I cried a little during the "I don't have a sister." bit. Great way to get into Lily's mind at the end.
:) Nice! - Sarah
Author's Response: Thank you, Sarah. I'm glad you enjoyed. I was just thinking about Lily one day, I started wondering what really happened between her and Petunia. I don't think sisters would hate each other like that for no real reason. So this story was born.
Thanks very much for the review!
I loved this story!!! I swear i nearly cried it was so sad. Good reasons for hating Lily and anything magical, i mean the mere hatred of all that is magical couldn't have made Petunia hold a grudge against Harry all these years. ya so good story
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.
I also cannot imagine that Petunia loathes Harry, Lily, and the entire wizarding world simply because she was jealous. That was how this story was born, I was wondering what could make Petunia so hateful, and volia!
Thanks again, for the review!
I'm back, again. Firstly, i think that the title for this was very well chosen, it instantly grabbed my attention. Petunia's reasons for hating Lily are well explained, after all, she never liked her magic and now it's killed her parents. You put both Lily and Petunia in understandable context, and they are both very believable characters, which doesn't happen a lot in adult Lily fics. To tell you the truth, I was hesitant about reading this, as your forte is really Black and Malfoy family memeber fics, but this one turned out just as good as any of them, with the exception of Beneath the Shell, which is my all time favorite story of yours. As always, well done. I look forward to reading more stories by you. Maybe you'll be kind enough to post another Bellatrix story? Until then, I offer you my congatulations on being such an accomplsihed writer.
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much. This really means a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed this story, and my others. I will admit that it was a little different writing it because, as you said, I generally work with the Blacks and the Malfoys, but this was fun to do. Beneath the Shell, is also my favorite of my stoies. And as for Bella, I have started outlining a chaptered fic on her. I can't gurentee anything, but I'm hoping it works out well, and you will see it here in the future. I also have a couple of one-shots in mind about her, as she is quickly becoming my favorite character. So, thanks so much for the review and your kind words!
Ooh...very good...so were James's parents murdered too, then?
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. Nah, James' parents weren't murdered. Old Voldie thought Lily was the weaker link because she was Muggle-born, so he went after her family.
Wow. Sad. I almost cried, to tell the truth. I personally happen to love Petunia, and think you defintately did her character (as well as Lily's) justice in this (albeit short) story. I'm glad to see there's someone else out there who knows Petunia wouldn't have hated Lily THAT much only because she was a witch.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. And I can't imagine that Petunia would hate her sister like that just because she's a witch. It just doesn't make sense. There has to be more to it then that. Thanks again, for the review!
I'm apalled that there is only one other review! This was an amazing story, and a great piece of work. It makes sense, and the characters all seem canon. I've even thought that the death of Petunia's parents were all Lily's fault, in her eyes. I'm glad somebody else sees it my way, too! :) Great job!
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much. I'm glad you like my idea about the feud between Lily and Petunia. Thanks for reviewing!
I LOVED your story. That might sound strange because it was so sad, but I really liked it. It made perfect sence, too. We don't really know how James and Lily defied Voldemort the 2nd time or exactly why the Dursleys hated them (beside the fact that they were different). And Harry's grandparents are never mentioned. So your story makes perfect sence. Any way, I really liked the plot. Keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. It has always bothered me that there has never been any mention of any of Harry's grandparents. I thought he would have been asking questions.