Oh my gosh! Sorry for commenting again, but i just read that you liked James Patterson!!! I've just recently gotten into him, and then i got like three of my friends into him and, i just love his books! which one of his have you read??? i just got done reading the fourth of a five book series. (1st to die, 2nd chance, 3rd degree - the best one!- 4th of july, and the 5th horseman which i'm reading now) my friend Kelley is reading a different series, she's reading the first one called Along Came a Spider. and McKenzie just got through with Cradle and All and she's now reading the series that i just read. anyways i'll stop hoggin the page here! lol!
Author's Response: Hm... I've read Along Came A Spider, and I've read Four Blind Mice... I can't remember the others but they were all nursery rhyme sort of names like the others. I would have to pull them out to tell you, and uh, they're all the way over there, so that's just not happening. ;)
This is one of those stories that makes me lean back in my chair and sigh while smiling and thinking 'awwww' after i finish the fic. and as corny as that sounds (and trust me, i know it sounds corny and probably really really lame and stupid) but it's true. and that's a really good thing cuz i can be really picky about the fics i read!
anyway i'll get to the point and stop being a geek! I LOVE this fic! It's amazingly well written and has a very great plot!
Draco's my favorite character (well, on my top five) and i really love reading about him coming to the right side! This was that perfect fic!
It was really REALLY great!!!
Author's Response: I just typed out a really long response and it went away. I'm sad. The point was that I'm really happy you reviewed and you're not corny. ^^ I'm picky about my fics too. I'm glad you think it's well written. You should go check out my other fics on fanfiction.net. I've stopped posting on here, which is why it took so long to respond, because of the long waits for validation. ^^
Hmm...very nice. I don't see Harry being that good, to be honest. He's very angry; he holds grudges...but who really knows, eh?
Very nice job.
Author's Response: Well, I know that Harry tends to hold grudges, and Malfoy is one person I don't blame him for holding a grudge against... but remember in POA when he saved Wormtail from Sirius and Lupin killing him? That's what makes me think that he would save even Draco from being killed. Anyway, thanks for the compliments. ;)
Wow. This is great. I have hoped since the very beginning that Draco will come around, and it could very well happen like this. I loved it. Keep writing!!!!
Author's Response: Yay, a completely nice review! Makes me want to actually keep writing instead of some of the more critical reviews. I'm with you, I want Draco to come around, I don't think he's all that bad, just raised by bad parents.
I love the story. Is it exactly the way you like it, or do you think having put the occassional part into dialog would have improved it just a touch - like Draco asking Harry, right before the quote you give as Harry's answer?
My other big question - did you have a formatting problem? It was very hard to read this as one, long, paragraph...
All in all I did like it .
Author's Response: As far as I could tell, all the paragraphs were spaced out as they needed to be, but I'm going to go check and fix the formatting. I'm glad you liked the story. Part of what I liked about the story was that there was very little dialogue, because it was mostly about Draco's feelings, which, of course, didn't need to be voiced. Thanks for the review. :)
Author's Response: Look, you get two responses! I was thinking more about what you said, and I realized why I liked the lack of dialogue so much in this particular story. Usually, I like to have lots of it. In this one, though, it's basically Draco's recollection of the events. He's not like Hermione, who can quote parts of Dumbledore's previous speeches at the drop of a hat. He only remembers exactly what people say when it means something to him. For example, he remembers when Voldemort tells him what he must do, because that affected him. It puts emphasis on the fact that Draco was deeply moved by what Harry says to him.
How could Harry know who (Draco) was in trouble, and where to find him? Wouldn't he need more information? I like the moral of your story, and that Draco had learned something and Harry is so compassionate. It is however quite annoying to read the entire story in one paragraph.
Author's Response: Well, I assume Harry probably knows what Draco's writing looks like. To me, it isn't important how he knew how to find him, but in my mind when I was writing the story, the Order had an idea where Voldemort was hiding.
I'm sorry, but I just can't read this. It would help you divided the one paragraph you have into many smaller paragraphs.
Author's Response: I'm going to go fix the problem, I didn't relaize it had posted all in one paragraph. I promise, that's not the way I wrote it. :) Come back and read it once I've fixed it, ok?