Reviewer: Binka Fudge
Date: 02/01/08 16:30
Chapter: Magic Without a Wand

Aw, I loved this, I often wished I'd find Narnia in my wardrobe. I don't understand why anyone would break up with their true love because they found out they were magical, I'd love it, but I guess I have a very vivid imagination.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the story! Thanks for reviewing. (P.S. I wish Narnia was in my wardrobe too!)

Reviewer: red haired mom
Date: 08/19/07 19:40
Chapter: Magic Without a Wand

I’m glad you have Dean and Ginny friends here. She is like Hermione when it comes to giving advice to boys on how to deal with girls.
Who did Harry marry? I know it’s not relevant to this story, but I was just curious.
Narnia huh? It is funny when you think about it; Potterverse is fictional, so why can’t Narnia overlap it when someone needs it to.
I am so glad she decided to love him and believe. Explanations galore would be asked for after they got back, but while they were there, nothing else mattered.
Excellent work on this one. I have always wondered how someone could explain the magical world to muggles they were in love with. Bit of a nasty shock, as Seamus said in SS. Great job, see you soon at another…


Author's Response: Thanks again for a lovely review. This story was so hard for me to write, all the fluff nearly killed me I'm a much more angsty writer typically but I"m glad you liked it. Some people are annoyed by my no explanations now approach but I think it was far more romantic that way. Thanks so much!

Reviewer: Cinderella Angelina
Date: 01/28/07 19:50
Chapter: Magic Without a Wand

I’m going to do something that I haven’t often done with your stories. I’m going to read it and review it not as your beta, but as your recipient. Which is, for this story, what I am first and foremost. *squish almost to suffocation*

First, your OC: Abigail is the sweetest little thing. The most distinguishable characteristic I see in her is her childlike-ness. Not her childishness, necessarily, though there is a little bit of that. The way Dean remembered her at Harry’s wedding, with her facial expressions changing whether or not she knew he was watching, was so endearing. And her naivety about the whole world around her at that time was sweet, too. I guess it would make sense to be a Muggle wedding considering Harry was marrying Hermione and all. I never got that before. Smart stuff, Ashley. :-)

I thought it perfectly believable that Dean would run away from the Wizarding world and it’s only natural that he’d become a football player after that. The scars on his wand were particularly poignant to me. Really brought home why he’d want to run away. And of course he would keep in touch with his friends from before.

Now I’m in the mood for Dean/Ginny. You made it look believable – she kept flirting with him for goodness’ sake! Maybe I’ll have to write it sometime...or maybe you can. ;)

I only have a couple of quibbles with the story as a whole. When Dean and Abigail are first together she asks why they’re not going outside, “dressed like this.” You never actually say what they’re wearing. We figure it out later – especially when she touches the lamppost with a gloved hand, but it’s a little confusing there.

Also, Abigail seems awfully quick to just put it behind her – she’s not even sure she believes him but just lets the day get better and better; which is great. It’s just...I don’t know. Dean never even does any magic with his wand. [A suggestion may be to Conjure up some Turkish Delight or hot chocolate or something...] Besides that, though, it’s way cute. He really does make magic without a wand; I felt the way they felt toward each other and it was positively heartwarming. This story makes me feel good – a bit of a departure from your other work, I must say. I like it much. Much much. Thank you a million times infinity for writing it for me – and for being so dashed clever about it. That might be my favorite part, all this secrecy. I love you like whoa. Have a nice day! *D*

Author's Response: I love you like woah! I love that you comment on my stories, especially when you beta them, it's so cute, you're so cute. I was never happy with the way Abigail put it behind her so quickly either but I didn't want to make it too realistic because I thought it was angst up the story too much and this was supposed to be fluffy. I know what you mean but I'm too dramatic to write a good reaction for her. As for Dean not using any magic, that was the point, that he could do magic without a wand, and the fact that he had already scared her to death, he didn't want to seem too forward about the entire thing. I love you Leslie, you deserve so much more than this story but I'm glad you liked it. By the way, Dean/Ginny is so hawt.

Reviewer: hermy_loves_ron
Date: 01/10/07 22:27
Chapter: Magic Without a Wand

That's so cute! It leaves off feeling a little unresolved, but not too much...I guess its just right for what you wanted to do with the story.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I know what you mean about the ending, it's not quite right. I'll have to think on it some more.

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