I never thought from reading the first book that Ginny would be the one to fall for Harry or for Harry to want to go out with her. Second book I saw it as a mere preteen's crush and nothing more than that. Third book as well as fourth I stopped looking at that more and more and thought about Cho. Fifth book was the same until the chapter at the Hog's Head. Sixth book it became so clear to me that I felt so stupid for not seeing it before.
The style of your writing captivated me. From the first paragraph I pictured Ginny saying this as if it were her last breath, as if she was about to leave the world, to never see her true love again. Great job, it is really a good piece of work.
two more seconds and would have actually cried! ginny is beautifully portrayed here, and harry, awww. ginny, i could actually feel how badly she was feeling. i could feel, in myself, the sadness, pain, hurt and...the darkness. wow! i'm going to go eat me pizza now!
that was the best h/g one shot I've ever read! wow, I'm like speechless. it was so moving, and you coul practically reach out and touch ginny's pain. it was beatifully written, you should get a really big sticker for t his! *reaches out into cyberspcae and sticks a grape flavored sticker on your nose* the was ginny was talking about the vase, it was particulary haunting when it said she "licked the blood off her fingers" it gives me shivers! one thing tho, did all of her brothers die? you werem't particulary clear about that, but it gave it mystery. and also, what about hermione? and her parents? can you just clear that up for me?
Author's Response: Hee Hee. Thank you. Long before HBP, I was very sympathetic toward Ginny, and I wanted to express her in a more....favorable light.
This was very beautiful. Ginny did an excellent and very poetic way of explaining how she felt, and I was left questioning her newfound appreciation and her sanity. After losing all her brothers and then Harry, it would do things to you. "Once, I broke a vase and it shattered all over me. Flecks of blood appeared in my skin days later, but I mentioned this to no one. What would they have thought of me if they’d seen me smiling and licking it from the tips of my fingers."
It was the perfect grief, explained so delicately and precisely."I miss them. I miss simplicity. Death is simple."
I think the fourth paragraph needs to cleared up a bit, though. "Voldemort. Such a powerful name. I have no doubts that it sent a lustful shiver down the boy’s back as his eyes rolled back and the word formed a solid hate in his mouth. His serpent mouth. And that only reminds me of the beauty." I'm assuming the boy is Harry, but I'm not sure because it could as well be any other boy: Neville, Ron, Draco. And when beauty comes up again, I'm not sure what you mean by Ginny seeing it again.
Beautifully written and a favorite. Absolutely.
Author's Response: Well, the beauty in this story is meant to represent a lot of things. The things in life we take for granted. The times we look upon as the pinnacle of good living. So it was any number of boys to her. She's cared about so many.