Oh yeah I forgot to mention before that I can't believe there's another person alive besides me who's heard the Cuppycake Song!!
Author's Response: oh there are many of us here who has that song as ringtones of our phones!
I'm liking...keep it up :)
Author's Response: im glad, courtney. thank you!
First of all, is it just me that finds Draco using the word 'crap' in an actual sentence hilarious? Honestly...that line made me giggle...I'm loving this story though--your imagery is superb, and I the whole Hermione/Draco ship has me quite intrigued...I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for updates...
Author's Response: wow, melissa, you made me squeal in turn. ^_^ thank you! i love it when reviewers actually point out what they liked in the story! thanks again! i don't know, is it unusual for Brits, using 'crap' in a sentence? just curious. and oh my, just found out that spring begins around March 21! eek!
Author's Response: EDIT: okay, just got it through encarta, haha. i understand now why that expression split your sides. i had no idea it meant that.. i thought just plain 'trash' or 'rubbish'. vocabulary is a funny business!
I cannot wait to see the plot unfold. I am curious about Draco's relationship with Harry and why he is "Andrei" to Hermione.
Author's Response: now, jennifer, im sorry i've neglected your review for so long! please reread the story if you like, so that you can see the answer to your question! thanks a lot! ^_^
Wow. You have my attention. I absolutely loved the detail you put into this first chapter. I could actually SEE everything quite clearly as Hermione was travelling through Ireland and the way you introduced Mr. Waterbut was classy. I like how you left it open for a return to the Green Dragon. The way you connected Draco with the MacElroy's was inventive. I look forward to see the direction which you have planned for the story. Good luck with the challenge!
Author's Response: oh, really, nicole, thank you so much!
im quite a newbie, so im thrilled to receive reviews from veterans.
im leaving a review for On the Run, too.
oh my, it seems i have tough competition!:) thanks again. i thought the imagery was too much, but what you said reassured me.
Author's Response: oh, i take that back, i joined first than you, but still, you've come a long way. i only have one other story here!
and thanks about complimenting what i did to draco. i just hate his name, so i made him hate it too. ^_^
I was really enjoying this fic until the moment I realized that it is headed in the Hermione/Draco romance direction that I feel is just impossible in canon. Sorry, just my bias. Very well written though.
Author's Response: oh wow, thanks a lot, ford. and yep, i agree with you that its impossible canon-wise. :) but that's the most fun in writing fanfiction, when we explore what would never happen in the books. :) thanks for reading and leaving a wor even though you didn't like the ship! ^_^ joanna
Wow! I'm very intrigued. Can't wait to read more. I like the connection and I wonder about the wizard she met earlier...
Author's Response: thank you, jennifer! stay tuned! :)
Now that the previous reviewer has mentioned it, I really noticed that there was something Nora Roberts-ish about your story. Which is not necessarily a bad thing! I like you style, not too heavy on the background information. Most post-war authors outdo themselves, trying to cram information about all the characters' fates and children in the same paragraph, which stands really unnatural. Your way is fine. Do update soon and then I will be able to leave a more constructive review, when there is more to review.
Author's Response: hello daydreamer and sfhpfan! oh my, thank you for reading Nora Roberts, too, hehe! :) thank you for pointing that out. in my original submission, which was before i put in Mr Waterbut, when this was still a simple pair-fic, i had a disclaimer. i'll put it in again now that this story has been approved. thanks to you two. SF-HPFAN, i loved that series. :)
Hey...I have to say I love where you're going with this, but a note of caution: I recognize Ardmore, Maude Fitzgerald, and Faerie Hill cottage from a series of Nora Roberts books - the Gallagher trilogy. I think you probably need a disclaimer for that...especially given that this category is a contest.
Author's Response: thank you, sfhpfan, see my reply above. :)