this tale carried me off like Kara did to Hermione. You're a word-weaver, karen. i loved every part of this, even if it forebode rather dark tidings of death--if not now--later. i wish with all my heart that the trio will live to be old, but this wonderfully written story made me forget my fears. instead, i was immersed in the myth and magic (Harry descended by power from Gryffindor and Dumbledore! isn't that something) and the flow of the noble and majestic language. i won't be surprised if you win the challenge again. you're very worthy.
Author's Response: wow, i'm flattered, to say the least!! thanks for the beautiful review and for your kind words. btw, i'm with you on the trio living to be old and prosperous *crosses fingers*. not much longer left to wait and find out, i guess... thanks again!!