Wow, Chrissy, you definitely deserved to win! I loved your characterisation of Katie; she seemed very human and in-keeping with canon. And HOW did you think of that ending? That prompt nearly killed me; I could hardly bear to force poor Padma to make that choice. You did wonderfully, and managed to miraculously tie up all the loose ends, which is no mean feat with a Gauntlet story. The only thing I noticed was that when the Death Eaters stunned her, she was still conscious and taking things in. Did you mean to use the Body Bind?
*gives well-deserved chocolate turnip to Chrissy*
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I actually came up with the ending while talking with Miki and trying to decide which character I wanted to use. I thought, "Katie would be cool, but she's been through so much in the books, I'd hate to put her through the Gauntlet, especially after that necklace... Oho!" And then and idea formed. : ) So I actually came up with the ending before I even got the first prompt. Meep. Maybe it was a Body Bind I meant. I was thinking along the lines of when Dumbledore froze Harry on the tower, he was still able to think. But yeah, I think that's a mistake. Oops. : D *greedily accepts chocolate turnip and offers you one as well* Great job on your story, too! And thank for the wonderful review!
I'm so sorry I didn't get around to completing this marvelous story last night. My dad kinda sent me to bed... Anyways., I still don't get it... And the similarities in our endings are quite funny...
Author's Response: I'll PM it to you, but only after you finish. I can't guarantee it'll make sense only after reading it, but maybe I can find the part of our conversation that gave me the idea. Thanks for the review!
well at least it turned out all right. i never thought katie would be able to go through with it in the first place
Author's Response: I'm glad you think it turned out okay. Thank you for the review!
YIPPEE!!! It's up and, God, what a great story. Darling, you have talent, and I LOVE beta-ing for you. (Oh, and you're on "Most Recent Stories," hee!)
Just wanted to say, "Thank You" for letting me help you with this. *loves being a part of anything great* And thanks for being my friend.
Love! dear, just love! =)
Author's Response: Oh, Julia, you are just so sweet. Thank you for the wonderful comment. You really are too kind. And thank you for being my friend, and helping me with all this; I honestly couldn’t have done it without you. And not only am I on “Most Recent Stories,” this is currently THE most recent story. *feels special* Again, thank you for the review. I’m glad you liked the story, especially since you wrote parts of it. ; P ~Christine