This is gorgeous, Gina. I love that you gave Harry the chance to see his loved ones again, even if it was brief. I'm beginning to think you have the gift of sight since you wrote of Harry's willingness to sacrifice himself and seeing his parents, Dumbledore, and Sirius as ghosts.
I got teary when he was told that he couldn't stay. Poor Harry, all he ever wanted was his parents back and then to have to leave them, guh! It's heart wrenching and beautifully done. I am consistently in awe of your ability to tell a story.
BTW, Happy Birthday!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the birthday review!! And thanks for reading this old story. I still like it, and yes - weird how Harry really did end up seeing his parents, Sirius, and Dumbly as ghosts, yeah? I really didn't think he'd be a Horcrux, though, because so many people thought so and it seemed too obvious. So I was wrong about that. But at least I sent him back, sad as it was! I always meant to write a sequel--I was really thinking that locked room would have something to do with the end, but I guess not. Anyway, thanks so much for the lovely review! I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
I loved this, it was excellent! I too thought the department of mysteries would play a big part in the final book however it seems it was just fogotten about.
Author's Response: Thank you for reading this, it was one of my first stories and I'm so glad someone still enjoyed it even after Book Seven! Yes, they made it back to the MoM but nothing about the Department of Mysteries - especially that locked door! Oh well - that's what fanfic is for. ;) Thanks for the great review!! ~Gina :)
As I have said on some of your other stories, I absolutely love the way you write. This story could easily have been ripped out of the pages of one of J.K.'s books. I wasn't sure what category you intended for this but I find it a bit of an angst. As the reader you can feel Harry's joy at seeing his loved ones and his sorrow at having to leave them behind. The way he interacts with his parents that he doesn't know and with with Dumbledore that he loves is very true to character. I really liked this one and I will continue to read your stories as you add them.
Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you so much for reading this story! And thank you for the amazing compliments. *blushes* I wrote this story for a challenge over the summer. It was about the Department of Mysteries. I suppose the D/A category might be a good home for it, I hadn't thought about that. Thanks again for reading this story, and for the wonderful review!! ~Gina :)
I love it! Very good interpretation of the prophesy and what will happen with the veil. Although it was a one-shot, it was nearly perfect.
Author's Response: Hello again! Thank you so much for the great review! I wrote this story for a challenge based on the Department of Mysteries. I think the veil is fascinating and will very likely make some sort of appearance in the final book and wanted to explore what that might be. I'm so glad you liked it - thank you for leaving such a nice review!! ~Gina :)
Very nice. Tres bien! Sorry, French takes over sometimes... Terrific; brava!
Author's Response: Hi! Merci - thanks for reading this story, it feels like I wrote it forever ago so it's wonderful receiving a surprise review for it! I'm glad you liked it, thank you for leaving such a nice review!! ~Gina :)
Hooray, finally got a minute to read this story! A very interesting plot bunny, Harry being able to cross the veil when no one else can. I do believe there is still more to Harry than meets the eye, and this was an interesting idea. This has inspired some questions for the dueling club... keep an eye out ;) ~Ashley
Author's Response: I am so glad you read this story, it is sort of a special story to me. Not only did it do well in the challenge, but I was just really pleased with how it turned out. Yes, there is more to Harry. I don't know if this is it, but I was looking to write a DoM story, and I really wanted to write something emotional. I'll be looking for your questions on it in the Dueling Club. If they are anything like the last ones, I'll be writing another mini-essay! ;) Thanks so much for the review! ~Gina :)
Wow! That was a fantastic story! You certainly have a way with words!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for leaving such a nice note! ~Gina :)
LOVED this story. I was actually going to do a story for that particular challenge about the same area of the DoM (the Death Chamber) but I just didn't have the time. This was very well written. Nice job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I am so glad you liked the story. It is nice to know others are reading it and enjoying it. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
that was soo sad, but in a nice way! I had tears in my eyes when he was re-united with everyone, and again when he had to say goodbye. I also thought ,after reading OOTP, that defeating voldemort would have something to do with the room containing love, as that is the only power strong enough to defeat him. im glad im not the only one who thinks this!
Author's Response: Thanks for the great review! I was hoping to tug some heartstrings with this one. ;) As for the room full of love, it certainly seems JKR would not have put it in there if we the readers weren't going to go back there sometime. So yes, I think Harry may have to visit that room in Book Seven. If you are interested in reading a great fic about that room, try Gryffinpuff's "One Last Golden Day." It's not quite what you think, but it does go into the room and it's fantastic! Thanks again for leaving a note, I'm so glad you enjoyed the story! ~Gina :)
That was a very touching story. I don't cry much, but when Harry had to say goodbye right after saying hello, I had tears rolling down my face. The feelings going among his family was told very well. Thanks for a great story!
Author's Response: You're welcome! :) Thanks for such a great review! I am sorry to make you cry, but a small part of me is going "yes!" because I sort of see and feel this whole scene as tear-jerker myself. Poor Harry. Why do fanfic writers like to torture him so much?? I guess what I love about Harry is that he almost always handles whatever we throw at him, however bittersweet. Thanks again for reading the story and leaving such a nice note! ~Gina :)
Sorry for the double review, I had to say something more.
You're absolutely right. Harry is not a Horcrux. I mean, Slughorn has already told us that creating a Horcrux requires the use of the spell and that's why I don't believe in those "Harry is an 'accidental' Horcrux" theories.
I'm happy that your fic is supporting my theories ... :D
Author's Response: Yes, I don't really think he is a Horcrux. Or maybe I just *hope* he isn't, since that would probably play out very tragically. I've read fanfics that go both ways, and I can't wait to see what JKR does with it. Either way it will probably be very emotional. I'm glad to support your theories - thanks again for the note! ~Gina :)
For once, I'm almost speechless. The story is very angsty, but in a nice way.
How did you submit more than one fic to the HHWP? I thought it was just one fic per Healer, like most contests here.
Alas, I haven't got any review for my HHWP submission ... *sighs*
Author's Response: Hi Mini, Thanks so much for reading this story and leaving such a nice review! I really appreciate it. I didn't think we could enter more than story either, so I was going to enter this story in another category and say it was inspired by the HHWP. But I double-checked at the last minute and was told it was okay! I loved this project, it was very inspiring. And I really liked your entry as well - Bode's "missing moment" in the DoM was fun to read. Good luck in the challenge! And thanks again! ~Gina :)