Nice work! Can't wait to see what happens next!
Author's Response: Thank you for leaving me a review! Glad you liked the fic so far.
AWWWW!!!! This was such a sweet but so tragic chapter! It seriously made me tear up. Sigh. Please, oh, please don't kill off Snape. McGonagall needs some happiness in her life.
Do Hermione and Madam Pomfrey realize that McGonagall and Snape have a relationship or they just think that they were really close friends?
Author's Response: Thanks again for your comments. As for Hermione... I'd say she's a smart girl, but she will explain fully how much she has realized (in the last chapter, I mean). Now, Poppy... no, I'd say she thinks they are just friends, that's why she came up with that survivor's guilt explanation - which is a fairly common experience in suchlike situations after all.
Could the administrator please put me out of my misery! That cliffhanger of yours is driving me insane...
... yet I am looking forward to the new chapter with mixed feelings as it will be the second to last according to your intro on your page.
Author's Response: LOL, yes, I love cliffhangers. Thanks for leaving me another review. And my next chapter will be the second-to-last, but I have other stories coming up. Hope you'll like them as well..
Well yes, it has its dark aspects...but what I meant was sweet was their relationship. They make a strange but cute couple. :)
Author's Response: Hey, thanks for getting back to me on that question. Yeah, I can see what you mean - they are just the perfect couple, aren't they? I was simply sursprised that this battle chapter should get the most reviews, and actually quite a lot of people called it "sweet" or "loveley" or, as one of my friends put it, "what a darling fight". Folks, someone I really care about just almost died here! ;-) But I now understand what you mean. The background story is a bit dark with Voldemort and all, but of course it's mainly a love story, so, yeah, it's sweet.
I checked out this story because it was an unusual pairing...and I'm glad I did. It's so sweet! Please update soon!
Author's Response: Sweet... hmm... interesting. I was afraid the whole fic would turn out too dark. Anyway I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for leaving a review, I live and breathe on these little messages ;-)
I loved this chapter. I like how Snape comes back after everyone thought he'd died. You can't let him die in the next chapter...or any of them for that matter. It'd be cruel. I also love the part where Neville and Harry kill Voldie together. It reminded me of in the book when Harry wonders if Neville was meant to be 'the boy who lived' instead of him.
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing! Yes, that part where Harry wonders about Neviile, that is exactly what made me think of this solution... after all, the prophecy did apply to both of them, and it was only after Voldemort chose Harry that Harry became the 'boy who lived'. But actually, Voldemort might have been wrong, right? Prophecys are not to be meddled with. - And as for killing Snape or letting him survive this all... Youl'll see if I'm that cruel ;-)
Phew - thank goodness, ya had me worried for a minute. He'll be alright won't he?????? :)
Author's Response: You just wait and see... (*evil grin*). Thank you for reviewing!!!
Absolutely brilliant! I particularly liked the idea of Harry and Neville acting together to defeat Voldemort. I just hope that Snape will survive - it would be too sad to see him die. I can hardly wait for the next installment of your story - please update ASAP!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Yeah, I so wanted Harry and Neville to work together because I think they are equally important characters - and two AK curses gave me a wonderful explanation to kill Voldemort off even if he's learned how to block one. Well, and about Snape... you just wait and see what happens.. I agree, it's be so sad if he died - but then, life is bittersweet, right?
Author's Response: Thanks :-)
NO!!!! Don't die Snape! You're too stubborn of a bastard to let Voldemort win! NO!!!!!
I seriously cried when Snape used all that energy to save Minerva. I want a man to do something like that for me...
I really hope you don't kill him off!!!! It'd be too sad, after all that they've been through...
Author's Response: A bit worried, are you, huh? ;-) I agree it'd be so sad if he died, but after all, real love makes one willing to sacrifice yourself - ah, you'll see what happens next. I promise I'll update soon.
This storys been fantastic and for me realistic so far and this chapter did not disapoint. Thank you! x.xx
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. I love your feedback!
Author's Response: Thank you - I worked forever on that chapter, it's so great you liked it. Thanks for the feedback.
Wow! I really enjoy this story. I love the character developement and the pace of this story is perfect. I recently started reading this and here I am at 3 in the morning finishing this 9th chapter. Lovely story and I hope to see this story more!
Author's Response: Thank you! I sat up writing on one of my stories all night yesterday, what fun to know that someone else sat up all night reading my fic :-) Anyway, thanks for reading and reviewing, and the next chapter will be on queue shortly.
Author's Response: Thank you!!!
facing one physical fears can be one ofthe hardest things in the world to evperience and facing the uncertainness of being pregnat can also be one nerve racking experince and when you put the two together, you can sometimes find the hardest situation you have ever been in. i admire your courage to write what you are writting and i think it is a very humbling experience to face the fears head on. in thatchapter you have been able to bridge age and time to complete a love that is needed for the two characters and i think that it is important for people to be confident in that aspect of their lives. these characters are perfect examples of what real life experiences should be like with war and age and love. keep up the good work. i am still a loyal fan and reader and i enjoy seeing your new posts. i don't always review but when i do you can be sure that i am thoroughly pleased.
Author's Response: Dear Erica, thank you for that wonderful review. I was very excited what people would say about that chapter because the pregnancy issue always is a heated topic... Anyway, I wrote it for just those reasons you mentioned above. I needed something to bridge the time and age, to show that while Minerva is a strict, responisble elderly woman, she is still young at heart. (Actually that conversation with Hermione is VERY roughly based on the talk one of my friends had with her wonderful granny when she thought she was pregnant.) The second part of the chapter was needed to underline the age difference again. I've read quite a few Snape/McGonagall fics, and usually they ignore the age difference or make her about 45 years old - which makes her totally OOC in my opinion. So I decided I'd face the situation head on and make both my characters and my readers very aware of the strangeness of this pairing. But after all, anything is possible in love and war... so why not this? Thank you for reviewing again, and thank you even more for reading. Cheers, Frank
Your story is wonderful! I keep checking ever so often to see whether it has been updated. Keep the good stuff coming! Compliments to the translator as well!
Author's Response: Thank you, too. I just love getting reviews... and I'll certainly pass on your compliments to my translators Ellen and Percy, they've worked on this fic for ages and are already working on another one. Thank you for reviewing - I love getting feedback, and finding none makes me nervous ;-) Next chapter will be submitted to queue tomorrow...
I don't know what else to say but that I looove your story! Please update right this minute!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, thank you so much! I have to admit I am glad to see more reviews - quite a few people have favorited this fic, but not even half of them have given me feedback - so I really, really appreciate your comments. Next chapter will be submitted to queue tomorrow, so hopefully you won't have to wait too long for it.
Interesting... Good Work.
Author's Response: Thank you, both for reading and for reviewing!
your story is progressing very nicely. i thought that when i read the first few lines that you were hinting to some relations betweeen the two that i would not like the story and i am usually very goodat making these predictions butthis stroy has my full attention now and i am very interested in the chapters to come. i hope that this story does not disapoint me in the future since it has peaked my interest to the point that i nearly cursed not knowing that i could read th next chapter since it is not up yet.
Author's Response: Thank you so much - this is extraordinary praise, indeed. If you first thought you'd not like the plot and I still managed to catch your attention; why, that's quite a compliment. Thanks!!! I do hope you will like the rest of the fic as well - after all, imho love does not neccessarily mean fluffy happily-ever-after stories...
Author's Response: Thank you! (I so loved writing that fight..)