First of all, I'd like to congratulate yo uon a well written fic. It wasn't exactly my favourite of yours, but I still enjoyed it.
The lyrics felt a bit... neutral to me. Truth be told, I barely read them- more like skimmed- except the ones at the end. IT sounds like an interesting song, though.
'Twas also a tad jerky, jumping from place to place. But, after about half of the fic, that was cleared up.
What I REALLY liked about this fic was the awesome twist. I totally thought it was about Harry (although the part about the cat confused me slightly: I was pretty sure Harry didn't have a cat that I knew of) until you said Draco's name. AND he wasn't actually dead, he was just comatose.
This fic was a very good look at feelings of grief and love and finally finding the will to move on and let go. In the end, we're sad about Draco and his fate (and Ginny having lost her love), but also happy that Ginny has finally decided to stop letting him control her life.
Author's Response: Thanks, Stubby! When I wrote this I wasn't really in my best mood and neither was my writing skills either. This was more of a "get it down on paper quickly" kind of story... I actually wrote it during the last two days of my friend's father's life and finished it during the funeral. I had to edit it a bit to enter it in the SBBC fic exchange. Thanks for the review!
Very sad. ::sniffle::
Author's Response: Thanks for the review!
and because I always hit that submit button way too fast:
I'm very sorry for your friend's loss. :( May her father rest in peace.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your condolences! She's getting better slowly and when I showed her this fic, (with the names changed) it seemed to help, so there's hope yet! *huggles*
First off, I don't like Draco Malfoy. At all. But here you've at least made me sympathize with him, and with Ginny's plight. Does it take skill to do that? Oh, yes - tons of it.
This fic is amazing. The way it is written is powerful and eloquent and descriptive and flowing and pretty (pretty? A D/A fic? O_o it was, in a good way). Great job. I adore the way you write.
You have an amazing grasp of dialogue, too, Allie. You know exactly how people speak and make the characters do the same - I didn't come across any stilted and stiff dialogue in this.
The only thing I found odd was Ron accepting Draco and Ginny as he did. Even if Draco did turn "good", I don't think animosity really dies...but, of course, you could argue that he didn't want to hurt Ginny. But then again, he still wouldn't approve...gah. It doesn't matter.
Amazing job, Allie. This fic is absolutely great.
P.S. Self-promoting in the Tower really works.
Author's Response: Aww! Thank you, Kate! *huggles and blushes* I know the Ron thing was kind of weird, my beta brought that point up too, but I was banking the fact that Ron would do anything to make Ginny happy again and accepting Draco might have helped her on the path to recovery. And also, the man was in a coma. It's hard to hold a grudge with a man in a coma, LOL. Thank you sooo much for review--you should join the Gryff Review Crew--if you haven't already, if you are, sorry and yes, I'm a horrible person for being lurky and ignoring my fellow crewbees. *hearts shameless self-advertising* :)
This story first attracted my attention because I'm a big fan of the Indigo Girls, and that was one of my favorite songs, but reading it turned into something i deffinately hadn't expected! I really like the way you slide into the story very slowly at the beginning, it really gave it an edge of suspense! I did not expect it to be Ginny/Draco, but it was not an unplesant twist. I also liked the short memory, it is a truly inspired peice!
Author's Response: I love them too! I grew up listening to all their songs (my mom's a HUGE fan) and while I'm not a big fan of the genre in particular, they've always held a special place in my heart! Thank you so much for your review!
I'm sorry for your friend, her father and her family.
Hopefully you've shown that you care with this story, as you have obviously put a lot of thought into it.
Well done. Putting that kind of emotion into a story isn't easy - and anyone who has lost someone close can tell you that. Continue writing and changing people's hearts.
[May your friend's father rest in peace]
Author's Response: Thank you so much for that kind review! And thank you for your condolences.