Wow... this is a great story!
Delightfully scary. Hermione seems a bit...mad in this one. But then again, I have a feeling Severus is the only one hurt enough by the War to truly accept her the way she is. It's understandable - the mass Horcrux-ing, and it's a very intriguing concept. It makes me wonder what will happen to Hermione if Harry dies before her...will enough of her own soul be left that she remains human?
I do believe that this is THE best story I've read from you. Not because of the Severus/Hermione - I don't think that was the focus of the story - but because of the gentle way you've portrayed the aftereffects of War and a witch semi-destroyed by it.
Lovely, darling. Absolutely haunting.
P.S. I would like to see a bit more snap from Severus at the end. His humor should be a bit of a jab at Ron, I think, not so light. Just a personal preference.
Oooh this was really unusual, and I really enjoyed reading it! I read the beginning and kind of wondered who this was about…then I saw the names and *squeed* :D
I don’t know if I was just dim…but I didn’t guess that you were talking about Ron until you said at the end that this was about Ron. The ambiguity with ‘he’ , sometimes italicised, was really good though, and definitely kept my interest.
No dungeon room for the spy-turned-murderer-turned-spy, who had really been a spy all along.
I just like this sentence – it made me laugh and puts a bit of humour into the concept of Snape’s innocence.
I’ve never read about this theory before; of everyone sharing bits of each other’s souls – I found it really interesting, and the way that Hermione explains it is clear to understand. Her hesitancy in telling the story intrigued me even more. “By the end, well, we were all each other’s... each other’s Horcruxes.” She looked away, hating the word. The bitterness in her voice here is apparent, and I could really feel her anger that so many lives had been lost in the war, and her regret at the sacrifices they had to make.
“Are you telling me,” Severus said with feigned horror, putting his arm around her again, “that I’ve been sleeping with Ron Weasley’s soul?” *giggle* I love a bit of humour…again, unusual but a a ‘fun’ sort of ending!
Loved this! Good luck in the challenge. *power to Slyths* ~Suzie
Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely review :). I think I made the theory up myself - so far as I know I haven't read it anywhere before, either. I'm very glad you enjoyed the story. -Mask
I love the idea that Hermione, Ron, and Harry all end up sharing parts of each other's souls. That is a very unique, but interesting idea! I love Ron's comment at the end. That was great! Thanks for a lovely story!
Author's Response: And thank you for the lovely review! I'm rather fond of the theory myself ;)
Omigod! How perfect! "No. You’ve been sleeping with his girlfriend!" *dies laughing* And I love the theory. Really really amazing! *hugs*
Author's Response: :) I'm glad you like the theory - and the Ron, too.
Cool idea. It would be nice if you continued it. Interesting way of explaining how you can sort of make a 'Horcux' without making one...if that makes sense (which it probably doesn't, lol)...anyways, good story!
Author's Response: Thank you. And yes, that does make sense. There's not a sequel to this particular story, but it's in the same 'ficverse' as my other stories.