This was a really good story and I'm glad to see it was finished. I'm happy read you have rehabilitated Bellatrix because we only met her after she'd been in Azkaban for all though years, which would drive a saint crazy! We knew nothing about her life before Voldemort or during the first war. We don't know what made her join the Death Eaters. After reading this story I am much more sympathetic towards Bellatrix.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I always like to hear that I've made someone more sympathtic to Bella. :D
It took me 2 days to completely read this story, but I did it. I love it. And I'm not just saying that, I do admit that the story was a bit long but that was the good part, it kept the suspense going. The part that was most enjoyble was when I pictured Luna, The Luna Lovegood/Longbottom, screaming at everyone. Hopefully you will write some more stories, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
Ooops, sorry, I thought you were talking about Lucius. :o
Author's Response: Hehe, nope, not Lucius.
Typo alert! It should be Lucius, not Lucus. Great job, Elle!
Author's Response: Thank you!
This story was the first Harry Potter fan fiction story I ever read and hooked me right away. I loved the story but I still think it is really weird to think of Bellatrix as anything but evil. I hope you keep writing!!!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! :D
This has to be one of the most original and well-written fan-fic novels I've ever seen. The idea of Harry torturing someone -- and Neville teaching his son to hate -- is almost unthinkable, but you pulled it off in a believable way. Loved the ending -- redemption all around! Thanks for sharing.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. It means a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
Aw. What a sweet ending. I must admit, when I first started reading this fic I was not convinced - I still can't really see Harry actively torturing anyone, even Bellatrix. Still. By the end, it did all work and it did make sense. Let's just say you convinced me and I ended up really enjoying the hope in this fic. It's amazing how you show a different side to everyone, and how in the end, everyone is forgiven - believably. This is really a magnificent fanfic, well-written and with such an original plot. I loved it! ... I don't suppose there's a sequel? ;)
Author's Response: Thanks so much. You're review is lovely. *hugs* I'm glad you ended up enjoying it. ;)
As for a sequal, maybe some day. But I have some other projects going at the moment. However, I would really like to write about Cassie again, so maybe in the future.
Thanks again for the review!
but i dont want it to be over!
okay right there, thats sayian something. This is a story about one of my LEAST fav. characters of all time (though i think she has dropped lower than Lucius. Being only higher than umby. and here i am begging for more!
im gonna miss it soooooooooo much! i love it and you Elle!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story and someday I will get you to warm up to Bella. I really will.
i really like the ending of the story
and overall its great to see bellatrix portrayed as a real person, rather than an insane murderer
Author's Response: Thank you!
aw yay! this was really great! i told my friend to read it too... are you going to do a second one? like one about cassie and frank and lucius?? thaat would be cool too.... but whatever you are the author!!! :D :D
Author's Response: I'm not sure if there will be a sequal to this. I have an idea, but it may never be written.
Anyway, thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed the story.
Okay, I have started the past two reviews with 'aww' and was determined not to do so again, but -- but -- AWW!! ^.^ I'm amazed that you could start with such a miserable setting for all these characters and make it into such a nice one, without causing the story to be unbelievable.
My favorite part of this chapter was definitely Bellatrix's dance with Harry. It was just so perfect, and great. These two people have both done horrid things to each other, and yet are both able to move beyond their past and -- though they won't forget -- they'll forgive. And that's just such an amazing and wonderful thing.
Definitely one of the better fan-fics I've read in a long time, and it's really a darn shame you can't be nominated for a QSQ. :D *applauds* Greatgreatgreat job, Elle.
Author's Response: Well, happy endings aren't really my specialty. Normally, my characters are worse off at the end, but I really felt they deserved to happy in this one. I couldn't bear to torture them anymore.
I enjoyed writing the dance, actually. It was a little weird to throw them together after all that has happened, but it had to be done. Their lives were going to collide regardless. And I really think at this point, they would be able to forgive. For once, my characters learned something. I'm so proud of them. *hugs Bella and Harry*
And thanks so much for another lovely review. Also, thanks for sticking with this story all the way to the end, reviewing all the way. It really means a lot. *hugs Anna*
Aww, Harry really did come around. I'm glad we finally got a chapter from his PoV, it shows that he really does feel genuine regret and such. I am wondering if much of this was Hermione's influence, or if it had been building for a while. But either way (or a combination of both ways), I'm pleased he did. :)
Author's Response: *smiles* Yes, Harry really did come around. He struggled, but he finally let the better part of himself come through. And it was building all along, but without Hermione and all the events in the story, he may have never come to this conclusion.
Thanks for another lovely review.
Aww. It's nice that Severus is so happy and in love, and the proposal was just . . . really cute. :D
(but I still say she's too evil for him :P)
Author's Response: Hey! Don't call Bella evil. *cries* *hugs Bella* She's really sensitive you know. :P
I would also like to point out that Sevy's slate isn't exactly clean either...
Anyway, now that I have defended Bella. Thanks so much for the review. *hugs Anna*
Yay, Sevy has a chance at freedom too! *dances* :D
/a rather pointless review as Anna scurries off to the next chapter
Author's Response: Well, it really wouldn't have been very nice of me to leave him as a slave.
Thanks for the review. *hugs Anna*
Aww! This was a perfect ending to a fantastic story! But, I'm sure there is going to be more, right? *hint, hint*
If not, maybe, just an epilogue? That could work. I honestly don't know if this is the end or not but either way, this was a very special and magnificent chapter! Everyone was forgiven, and even though I strongly discourage Harry/Hermione, witrh Ron and Ginny gone, it couldn't hurt, in this one case, so I approve.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
I honestly don't know if this is the end either. It's the end for now because I have a rather pressing project to work on. However, there is always a chance that there may be a sequal. I really hate the idea of never writing about Cassie again...
I can't believe it's over. A good story and a happy ending. I liked the part with Harry and Bella. It was good to see them move on and forgive each other. Great work!
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I can't believe it's over either. *sniffs*
Wups I feel bad... I've forgotten to review the past few chapters... :P
Aww that was a sweet ending! That was touching when Bellatrix passed on what she had learnt to Harry - to be able to forgive yourself, and the past. It showed that she has truly changed.
I really enjoyed reading this story! Hope you write more in the future. xx
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I was really rather sad so see it end. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.
Oh, wouldn't that be fun-Severus working for Harry...can't wait to see what happens next.
Author's Response: *smiles* Only one more chapter to go!
Cool! A wedding! I'm looking forward to that !!
Author's Response: *smiles* Yep, you get to see the wedding. :D
Awesome and I nominated you for the QSQs. If you want, you can read my fic, Love Leads to Grief. If you do, please review. Keep writing, I really like this fanfic!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review and the nomination. However, I cannot win the QSQs because I am a mod, but the thought is really appreicated. It's nice to know you liked the story that much. Thanks again.