I caught up on this and was trying to explain it to my boyfriend. he thought that any plot with petunia turning good to harry would be unbelievable and that got me thinking, I could believe the story and the events causing petunia to change that much. This is a wonderful fic and I'm glad I came across it. I'm happy to see Petunia doing what she should have done all those years ago when raising Harry. Truely a wonderful fic of JK calibur!! Can't wait for the next chapter :P
Author's Response: Thanks so much! It is hard to imagine Petunia become good to Harry after all the years she treated him horribly, but it was a plot bunny to hard to resist, and it's good to know you think I was able to do it realistically! Being compared to J.K. Rowling is a high compliment and very much appreciated :) The next chapter should be up soon!
does it take this long for a chapter to be validated? my nails are ruined coz of the suspense...
Author's Response: Sometimes it doesn't take long at all, other times it can be weeks. Hopefully this time will be the former, though!
i cant wait till the next one
Author's Response: It's already in the queue! :)
Edge of my seat excitment, edge of my seat! Can't wait to find out what happens. Excellent chapter. I don't think it was too confusing. Hope to read the next chapter soon.
Author's Response: Thanks! It was a rather exciting chapter, wasn't it? Luckily for you, I've already submitted the next chapter to the queue. Hopefully it'll be posted soon!
Of course you would end it here, you just love cliffies don't you.
Author's Response: I do, I do. But I just put the next chapter in the queue, so hopefully that makes up for it! :)
that was a terrible cliffhanger! but i think i got the gist of what's going to happen. Harry's back! yes! so will hopefully all the others now which is going to be such a great relief...I probably might have told this to u several times before but you're one of the best authors of fanfic out there! I really admire your flair for writing! Keep it up and update soon :)
Author's Response: It was a pretty terrible cliffhanger, I know, but I can't help myself ;) I'm glad you think I'm such a good author -- that makes my day to read. And I've already put the next chapter in queue! Thanks for the review.
omg snape is pure evil! what kind of a sick person would dwell so much into the past and would desire to recreate it? i hope harry finds ginny and the baby is safe. Those two make such an adorable pair! Although to be honest I prefer the ron/hermione story way better than harry/ginny. :)
Author's Response: He is pretty twisted in this story, you're right. But there will be more on that in later chapters. . . . I'm a huge fan of both Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione, and I promise that you'll get to see some fluff for both -- (I don't want to give anything away, of course, but I'm a sucker for happy endings!) Thanks for the review.
I was soooooo happy when I saw this story had been updated! Since it had been such a long time since the last post, I went and re-read the whole thing. I am eagerly looking forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: Re-read the whole thing? That probably took a while! I'm glad you did, however; I'm guessing it probably made reading this chapter better :) Thanks very much for the review!
update soon! i cant wait to find out wat happens next! this is definitely one of my favorite stories, and i think that you probably should have won that best post-hogwarts award. anyways, it all comes down to: update!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks! The next chapter is almost finished and I hope to have it up soon. This story got runner-up for best post-hogwarts last year, and that's enough for me :)
Ok, I admit, I thought it was Harry. But when I found out it was Ron, it still fit...
Author's Response: I was trying to trick you . . . but I'm glad I didn't go too far and you could still see it as Ron! Thanks for the review.
It was really good!!!!!!! Hopefully we wont have to wait as long for the next chapter. But shouldnt Katie have disappeared as well. Harry did save her in 6th year??
Author's Response: Thanks! I want to get the next chapter submitted within the next few days, so unless something goes terribly wrong, you definitely won't have to wait as long. As for Katie -- I've actually already explained that a few chapters ago. I know it's confusing, but the next chapter will certainly clear everything up. :)
Ug! I was waiting for Lily to realize the truth! I always knew she would...in the end.
But what a massive cliffhanger you've left! Ah, you just love those things. Can't say I blame you, I'm discovering a love for them myself.
I loved this chapter, despite the fact that I had to read it several times over to understand it. I think at one point my eyes were literally on top of my laptop screen :)
Update as quickly as humanly possible!!!
~Passion For Prongs
Author's Response: I really do love cliffhangers; it's an addiction, in fact. But I want to post the next chapter within a few days (I really am only an hour or so worth of writing to finishing it), so hopefully you won't have to endure the full weight of the cliffhanger for very long! ;) This chapter was confusing, I know, but it'll be explained soon -- and I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter despite how confusing it was! Thanks very much for the review.
omg u hafta hurry and write the next chapter!!!!
Author's Response: It's nearly finished now so it shouldn't be too much longer! :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you think so!
I love this story sooo much....I really don't know how many reviews I've left but I would like to finish the story soon...most probably I'm going to cry at the end because it's going to be all happy :)
Author's Response: Not to give anything away, but I do love a happy ending . . . ;) I'm glad you love the story, and I always love to read reviews, so leave all you want! Hopefully the next chapter isn't too far off. Thanks for the review!
I like that Petunia and Harry used the same floorboard to hide things under. I like that Pettigrew took the baby to Petunia, and I am dieing to see what happens next.
Author's Response: Thanks!
very climactic and exciting.
i love hwo the first chapter started with Petunia and now tis kind of ending with ehr. I love how you show her regretting hwo she treated Harry as a child and finally protecting him. How she feels proud of him. It makes me think of what she was thinking in deathly Hallows when she last saw Harry.
definitly one of my favorite fics on here.
cant wait for the next chapter so get writing...lol ;)
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it and found it climactic and exciting -- it is supposed to be the climax! :) When I first imagined the story and wrote the first chapter, I got it into my head that it would begin with Petunia and end with her. It's good to know you think that was a good idea! The next chapter is nearly entirely written, so should be posted soon (hopefully!)
Wow!!! I just joined today and think that you are an amazing writer. This sounds like Rowling's own work (continuing the unfinished story of Harry's life after Hogwarts). It is captivating, fascinating and enthralling. I can't wait to read on!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much -- comparison to J.K. Rowling is high praise! :)
ahhh i jus started reading on mugglenet an your my fav writer u havnt disapointed my yet....i cant wait for the next chapter...an im dieing for anothing chapter on uncal greoge has a shoval!!! i love Matt
Author's Response: Being called a favorite author is high praise -- thanks very much! The next chapter of this is in queue and I hope will be posted soon; as for Uncle George Has a Shovel . . . it shouldn't be TOO much longer!
I love your story!!!!!! when do you think you will have the next chapter up??? I cant wait to find out what happens next!!!!!!!! please hurry!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks! The next chapter is already in the queue and should hopefully be posted soon :)