Hey out there! You've been lost for 7 months! :( Where are you?!?!?! I hope you update soon. I'm looking forward to your next chapter!
i like his chapter
that was a strange turn of events
that was so grusome and i felt sick when I read it, and I didn't even read the last section. I have a waek stomach
The part with Harry was great and I love this story! I can not wait for the next chapter!!!! :)
Your story is awesome. :D
Woow really good, do you have any idea when it will be updated, even just a rough estimate :)
Ooo, I really enjoyed reading this chapter! Cannot wait to read the next one...great story :-)
Author's Response: Thanks so much, for the review!
I love this story so much! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't abandon it! I want you to update soon! Please Please, Pretty Please!
Author's Response: I promise I will never abandon this, but my life is insane, so, sadly, there is no guarantee when the next update will be. Thanks for the review, and feel free to harass me whenever you feel like it :D
Ok so I finally was able to get back on Mugglenet to read your fantastic story. Because II HAD (repeat HAD) to read the update...again :P. Of course, you did not disappoint.
Your concern with writing Harry should NOT be a concern at all. I thought you portrayed Harry wonderfully. He is the same hero with the ultimate Messiah complex. I will tell you what I loved about this chapter (well, one of the MANY things I loved). I love the way you portray Hermione. She is fearless in her willingness to go to the mat for Draco. She is not the damsel in distress, waiting on someone to come and save her from the big bad Greyback. She goes in, head first, and she kicks butt. The Patronus changing form is a very nice touch.
Draco is real. In few words you portray so much of his inner character. I am so excited already for the next chapter. I hope that is soon (hint...hint...wink...wink). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year (full of new updates every week :-).) Haha, ok just kidding on that last part...but seriously.
Keep on being brilliant :)
Author's Response: Eek! I'm so sorry it took so long to reply to your AWESOME review. I have no excuse, other than sucking at life in a bad sort of way. But, having two children, a job and limited supplies of sanity will do that to a woman, eh?
Thank you so much for your thoughts and kind words! I always feel like the words come out backward when I write Harry, and it's a huge relief to know that you thought he was believable. I may be partial, but I love the way I portray Hermione, too ;) Even in canon, though, she never struck me as the damsel type, and I hate fanfictions that depict her as such. She's always been willing to lay it down for those she cares about, and now Draco's part of that list. And who doesn't like a chick that kicks butt? I debated for ages whether or not I should have her Patronus change, and was eventually cajoled into it by Wendy and Bree, and now I'm glad. I think it fits. I hope.
The funny thing about Draco is he just comes so naturally to me that I don't realise the impact, the profundity, of what I've written until I've read it thrity times or my beta comments on it.
Thanks for putting up with my blathering, and especially my sporadic updates. It means a lot that you have not only stuck with me thus far, but that you always leave the most awesome reviews! Readers like you make me want to keep writing :D
great keep it up
Interesting...I just realized you updated this story on FanFiction about a week before Mugglenet. Maybe I should check there more often :D. I do have a question though; why didn't you title chapters 16 and 17? Just curious. :) Hope your holidays were great!
Author's Response: Hey! Yeah, FanFiction doesn't have a queue, or content mods, so everything just posts right up. The delay is here. I simply titled the 16 and 17 because I got tired of thinking up names for the chapters, lol. Thanks for reviewing!
I was sooo excited to see an update. I am throughly enjoying your plot. You are keeping me in suspense - and that is saying a lot!
Author's Response: A nice little rhyme :) Thanks for the review!
How spoiled are we?? An update! Can't say I'm happy about the less than 10k words thing, though - the more, the better! :)
Although I shouldn't need to tell you this, the chapter was fantastic. I don't know how you write every character to absolute perfection, but you do and it's mind-boggling. The interaction between Draco and Hermione is so bittersweet and Lupin's thoughts are exactly how a guilt-riddled man's (who's been through way too much) should be. Even your new characters - Lenny and Hayley - have these distinct personalities and histories that are so rich! It's outstanding, really, to read your writing. It's mature without being pretentious - such a treat!
And it's nice to know that Harry isn't completely useless. Can't say that I forgive him, either, and I'm so happy that Hermione hasn't. Honestly, he doesn't deserve it yet. Or maybe I'm just bitter. Hahah. And Ron...don't get me started on Ron. Bah.
Anyway, wonderful work. I can't wait for another update!!
Author's Response: Your reviews always leave me giddy *blushes* It would have been close to twelve, but I cut the Hayley/Absalom scene and rewrote it from her point of view, rahter than his. I think it turned out better that way. I'm so glad you like all of my original characters! It's a gamble adding so many in fanfiction. I actually had one reviewer tell me that she wasn't going to read any of the sections about the OCs. I was heartbroken, but you've restored my spirits :D Argh! I had such a rough time with Harry. He kicks my arse, everytime. I didn't want Hermione to just up and forgive him. He was exceptionally stupid this time, and I think he deserves to sweat for a bit. But, I did want to move them in the right direction, because they ARE the Trio, and even I would hate to see them split up for good. I won't get you started on Ron, if you don't get me started on Ron ;) Thanks again for such a wonderful review! The kiddies and I are all sick, so it cheered me up, at least. Happy New Year!
another awesome chapter...I am so glad you updated. This story has always been my favorite :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
I liked the D/H in this chapter, it was sweet, please add more. You did well with Hatry, too.
Author's Response: There's going to be lots of D/Hr in the next chapter! Thanks for reviewing :D
haha I loved the inner voices arguing! Brilliant
Wow!! I'm impressed!! This fic was recommended to me by the author of And aversion to change and the resilient, and I have to say I agree, it looks really compelling. Well written, good characterization, canon (always good) and its so long! yay!
Author's Response: Thanks!
:DDDDDDDD FINALLY! I've been waiting forever for this chapter, which was completely awesome as always. :D I thought you portrayed Harry very nicely. It showed his reasons for leaving Hermione behind, and I think that is what he would do if something like this had occurred. Looking forward to the next chapter, which I'm hoping wouldn't take as long to be updated!
Author's Response: At least it didn't take me another year! Lol. Anyway, thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Happy Holidays!