I'm not sure but I think I've read of this mysterious Green Dragon pub before, but the lost soul was Ginny. It'd be nice to have somewhere like that to go and sort your head out. I really liked this fic, especially the past, present, future aspect. This is my favourite chapter because of the way Harry's so grown up and remembered all the important lessons Dumbledore taught him. Great stuff, hope to see the Green Dragon again soon.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review!You've probably read about the Green Dragon before because it was a challenge prompt. I really liked writing for it, it was a good prompt. I'm glad you liked the story, thank you for the compliments! ~Gina :)
Gina, I love the three people you have Dumbledore meet. It is funny how so many people have used the past, present, and future concepts in this challenge. I guess that those are the things that influence us the most. Harry showed some great wisdom, and it was fun watching him educate Dumbledore for once! :) Great job, and good luck with this challenge! Cyns
Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you so much for reading this! Yes, using the past/present/future idea is very popular, huh? ;) I'm glad you liked it. I still have one more chapter to finish, too! Thanks for the lovely review, I really appreciate it!! ~Gina :)
Clever job with the whole conservation between Harry and Dumbledore. I especially liked how Harry uses Dumbledore's words of wisdom back at him. Keep up the good work!!
Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for continuing to read this story. And thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed Harry's conversation with Dumbledore, it took me a while to get just right. I knew I wanted Harry to throw some of the headmaster's wisdom back at him, but I wasn't sure how. I'm glad it turned out well! There is only one more chapter to wrap things up. Thanks again for reading it and for leaving such a wonderful review!! ~Gina :)
I just wanted to leave a word to say how awed I am at your work. It is such a powerful chapter, and yet it seems to be written so easily - you just seem to flow with words. *sigh* I will never be able to do that, darn.
Just one thing - it maybe because I haven't read the stories you mention in Author's Notes, but does Cathryn die the same year she was married to Albus? Because she seems to have died five years ago, and Albus remembers their marriage five years ago as well...?
Good luck with the challenge - though you already seemed to have preserved a winning spot :)
*mutters about being a stupid Gryffindor for daring to enter the challenge where Gmariam enters as well*
Author's Response: Hi Kehribar! Wow, what a lovely review! You are too kind! *blushes* Thank you for coming to read this story. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really like writing about Albus Dumbledore, if you hadn't guessed. ;) Yes, his wife Cathryn did die the same year they were married. It was very sad. It happened in the story "Portrait of a Love Lost," which I wrote for the August Challenge. I was excited to bring her back for this story. I would hardly say it is assured of placing, though, there are a lot of good entries for this prompt! I'm glad you entered, I will be sure to check out your story sometime soon. Thanks again for the lovely review, and good luck on your own tale! ~Gina :)
Ooo...this story is very intriguing. I can't wait to read the next chapter. I was not expecting Riddle or Harry ot come in. Very clever. Keep it up!
Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy you liked it. I'm glad you were somewhat surprised too, it was fun to bring in Tom Riddle and Harry. I'm working on Harry's chapter now. Thanks again for reading this story, and for leaving such a nice review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
I thought seeing Tom at the inn was a big enough surprise, but Harry? This story is really getting interesting now. On a side note, I can't help but pronounce the innkeeper's name as Water-Butt (*snickers*). I'm sure that's not how it is pronounced. Can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: I'm glad you were suprised to see Tom, and am thrilled I could surprise with Harry. Yay!! I'm working on his conversation with Albus right now. I also pronounce the innkeeper's name that way, it's not just you.;) But the name was part of the prompt; I didn't make it up, although I've come to rather like him, grumpy old guy that he is. Thank you so much for reading this story, and for leaving three such great reviews. You made my day today - thanks!! ~Gina :)
I enjoyed the surprise visit from Cathryn. I didn't expect to see Tom there. I wonder what he has to say. Luckily the next chaper is already up so I don't have to wait. I don't mind a story that's not loaded with action. It's nice to see a change, plus I enjoy reading stories about Dumbledore. He's my favorite character, and you do a really good job portraying him.
Author's Response: Hi Potterfan! Thank you so much for reviewing this chapter! I really appreciate it. :) Like you said, there is not a lot of action in this story, and I'm glad you still like it. It's based on a prompt from the beta boards for the New Year's challenge, and I just don't see it as a very action-oriented prompt. Thank you so much for the compliment on Dumbledore. *blushes* He's become one of my favorite characters to write. I hope you enjoy the next chapter - thanks again for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
your blenkinsop is grouchy, gina! hehe! :)
cant wait to read more of him. and of course, of dear albus. :)
as usual, your prose is divine.
i have also submitted to this category, only hope it gets accepted.
Author's Response: Hi! Thanks so much for the review! Yes, Mr. Waterbut is a rather gruff old man, in my eyes. You'll see more of that in the next chapter. Thank you so much for reading this piece, and for the lovely compliments! Good luck on your own story, it's a fun prompt to write!! ~Gina :)
This sounds like an awesome story! I like how you tie your older stories together. It's like everything you written before is starting to merge together. I can't wait to read the next chapter!
Author's Response: Yay! Thank you so much for the first review!! I'm glad you like it so far. I do have to warn you that there isn't much action, although there are a few guest appearances coming up that are fun. ;)Yes, I'm enjoying trying all my stories together, I'm so glad there is someone who has read the others and can follow them all! Thank you so much for reading this one, and for the lovely review. I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)