Oh how I've been waiting. This was really brilliant!!!!! I do wonder why Vernon isn't shouting and grumbling more? Did he perhaps foolishly eat a puking pastille? Naw, even he's not that stupid. I'm really excited by Dudley's fascination with the Wizarding World. I do believe he's on alert for more danger, which Vernon is still, I believe, skeptical. Please don't make us wait so long!
Author's Response: I hope it won't take as long for this next chapter. Summer gives me more free time, so look out for another chapter!
i can't wait for more. this is so good
Author's Response: thankyou :)
amazing, i love how your letting dudley get drawn into the world of magic
this is so cool. it was a good idea to write a story on what happens to the Dursleys.
Dude, your fic is AWESOME!!! Its absolutely fantastic! Even your writing style--its great. Kep it up, and I can't wait for the next chapter.--Nadia
i love this story i love to see the hated dursleys floundering around the wizarding world, please update soon this is too good to leave unfinished.
Please, update! pleasepleaseplease
Please update before my head explodes. It's been months and I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
Author's Response: i know, it's been forever. :/ chapter 8 was just submitted so look out for it!
I'm loving the story so far, can't wait to see what happens with the Dursley's next!
Author's Response: thanks!
This is fantastic! I'm waiting anxiously for your next installment (now I know how kids felt in the '30s and '40s waiting for the next installment of Buck Rodgers or somesuch)! I really like the way this is going, and what you had Dudley see, especially. Your characters are developing nicely, and I think the JK would appreciate seeing your work. That said, hurry up and update already! : )
Author's Response: thanks for the review! sorry it took so long, but chapter 8 is in the queue!
Methinks you need to update soon. I've reread this fic so many times, and it's unfailing in its awesomeness every time.
Just to clarify, are they in the flat above the actual shop, or what?
Hm, I wonder what Dudley will do when he realizes that Fred and George are the ones who gave him a Ton-Tongue Toffee? Or what any Weasley does if they find the Dursley's? This is food for thought...
Seriously, though, Petunia, what did you ever see in Vernon? I have tried and failed to grasp the reason so many times, and I just don't get it. Although, I must admit it is nice to have a character to rag on all the time, and Vernon is the perfect one for the job! All the other characters get redeemed; and least he stays the same old guy we love to hate.
Wow, this is quite possibly the most rambling review I've ever given. I'll just end it here, shall I?
Author's Response: ha it was a great review :) thanks for reading!
Love the cliffhanger! Cannot wait for the next chapter to find out what Dudley was laughing about.
Author's Response: thanks! he was laughing because he realized the explosion was another one of the decoy detonators. I probably didn't make that clear enough. :)
Well, Petunia.... you have damaged Harry so much in ways you do not comprehend. The fact that Harry grew up to be honourable is due to genes and that belongs to Lily. Sorry. I love your story and this chapter is excellent but I really could not find it in my heart to give Petunia the forgiveness she does not deserve. She hurt a child. That is unforgiveable.
OMG...this is my 2nd review of this chapter i hope you didnt decide to stop writing this story... im on my nerves her i check in everyday to see if the new chapter is up
PLEAZE UPDATE SOON
What a shock for the Dursleys. Now Vernon can't deny wizardry, either.
Please update soon!
Author's Response: Yes, but that's still not going to shut him up!
wow! Great chapter. And quite some action! Will they meet the Terrible Twins?
Author's Response: What would a trip to WWW be without Gred and Forge? :D
Oh, great! I had almost lost hope that this story would be continued... Welcome back!
Better and better. Just when things start to wind down you go crazy with action. This chapter was positively gut-wrenching, and I can't wait to know what happens next! Unfortunately, this was much too short to give any sort of reprieve from the constant insanity that plagues me during the wait between chapters. Oh well! I always wondered what Dudley heard when the dementors got near him, and you answered it so well! It also gave a great explanation for the changes in Dudley's character. Fabulous!
Author's Response: Thanks!! I hope to have the next chapter in the queue soon, but I've been so busy, and I'm sort of stuck on this! But the wonderful reviews always motivate me!
This is really great. Thank you for putting so much thought into it.
It's good to see how Petunia's love for Dudley is helping her to rethink her relationship with lily.
Really interesting idea- new point of view. Dudley seems to be taking it all rather wall, which seems slightly out of character- can he get over his "brainwashed" dislike of the wizarding world so fast. On the whole, good stuff- keep updating!