Awww! *sniffle* I loved this fic. You've captured Luna brilliantly; the characterization is excellent and this is one of the few Luna fics I've read that actually feels canon, and believable.
I loved the first part, and all the things Luna's father said. Although we haven't met him in the books, that is exactly how I pictured him, and it explains why Luna is the crazy way she is! =) Without spelling it out, you made the love and caring between the two obvious. Brilliant!
The whole story is well thought out; it's an excellent bunny. Some plot holes weren't exactly filled - like how Luna found out about Harry's cloak, and the fact that a Threstral was still roaming around in London although it can perfectly well find its way back home. This, however, was forgotten as the whole story goes at a high and steady pace, which keeps it interesting and exciting.
I love all of this story to pieces. But especially I love your excellent characterization, the relationship you display between Luna and both her parents, and the tear-inducing ending scene. Those you've done a great job with! You should be proud! =)
Author's Response: Thank you. this is by far the best review that I have ever gotten for any fic. I admit, that I am especially proud of this fic. It turned out much better than I had expected. I know what you mean about the plot holes. I tried to tie up all the loose ends as much as possible, but as you said, the story moves in such a way that the plot holes are almost un-noticable, and if they are, they are not so major that the reader has a chance to dwell on them. Thanks again for the awesome review.
Aww that was a really good story it brought a tear to my eye! Brava.
Great one shot! I love Luna, and I really like how you wrote her character, and the hints towards a date! Loved it!
Author's Response: Hehe well, I was trying to find a situation where she and her father could interact in some way, and I figured that she had to have gotten the Dress she wore to Slughorn's party from somewhere. Thanx for the review.
Interesting,liked the story, but didn't Harry and Company sneak off to follow Malfoy under the invisibility Cloak?
Anyway, good story.
Author's Response: Luna met up with Harry after they had gotten back from following Malfoy. That's why I put in that part where Ron was trying to explain to Mrs. Weasley that they were in the back room when she was looking for them. When I was writing it, I went back to HBP to check and make sure that the continuity was correct. Thanx for the review.
Wow, deep! Very good fic, and nice references to her obsession.
this is very good . . . i was moved by Luna's conversation with her mother, but i don't think it was necessary to spend so much time describing Luna and her father's Crumple-Horned Snorkack hunt. the ending was really beautiful; you're a good writer!
Author's Response: Yeah, I thought that I rambled a bit on that part too. Thanx for the review.