Yeeeeeeeesssssssss! im first! this is the last! OMG i cant hardly wait! i have been reading since whoo i dont even know and i love this story! i know you wont let me down and i love you too! lol well i cant say i know what to expect but i know it will leave me flabergausted i dont know if i spelled that right o___0, dont ever stop writting because who and others know that you are and always will be a great writer and i may hear of you more in the future. Adu~~
Author's Response: *blinks* it took me a moment to realise the chapter hasn't yet been validated - lol! Thank you so much for the support, you are very encouraging. I always try to write even if it's not always with the HP characters. It's an on-going learning experience which you can only get better at. Reviews are a really big help so thanks for taking the time to write one. *hugs* Laura xxx
i've been reading this story for a long time and i dont think i havent written a review. Im sooooo srry!! shame on me yes i know, and insult to injury when your stories is one of the best ive read. i was at a point ot actually not reading anymore fanfics but i saw yours and i was like. NO I HAVE TO READ IT. your writting i love it. the story is rich in a way i cant describe and im getting all corny ok. yes the suspense is killing me like a toothpick poking me at the neck! im so happy you are done with the last chapter! Do what you do because you are good at it! And greetings from New York , no im not where else cooler sadly but o well i recommended this tory to a couple of people and i know they are going to love it as much as i do and bye-bye because i think i ramble on sometimes which im stil doing. lol love it simply love it! cant wait! }=)
Author's Response: Hehehe! I am really glad that Lac has captured your attention this much. You're review has made me giggle. Don't worry, I can be ramble and be random too! I've visited New York once very briefly and enjoyed it. It's certainly different to how it's shown on TV. There are plenty of good parts of America and I do want to visit again. Thanks for dropping by a review. I hope you enjoy next chapter.
I started reading your story a few months ago, lost track of it, but have now picked it up again and spent the past two days cathcing up. So after enjoying and loving your work it's about time to review! I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much!! I can't wait for you to write the final chapter(s).
Greetings, Andrea from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Author's Response: Hiya! Oooh. I always love meeting new readers. Amsterdam is on my places-to-go when I finally get chance to do my tour of European cities *sighs longingly whilst looking out on a dreary, English sky* Anyway, I'm so glad you've enjoyed it. The last chapter is arriving soon so you will not be in suspense for much longer.
what happens to someone who's pregnant if they drink polyjuice potion? what happens to the baby? what happens if the person who the pregnant person changes into is male? what does the polyjuice potion do to your integral anatomy?
Author's Response: Interesting question. I have a friend whose studying anatomy at the moment, I may ask her. But don't worry - it isn't Hermione who takes the Polyjuice Potion!
wow, great chapter, i can't wait for the next one, i'm glad hermione wasn't left locked in the room for the whole battle, she put so much into making the battle happen at all she i think anyone would have wanted to. can't wait for the final chapter even though i won't be able to read the story anymore, great chapter
Author's Response: It's sad when things come to an end *sobs* I had to stop myself from writing it and tell myself that it had come to an end, and to stop hanging bits onto it. It's hard to finish a project that's been on-going for two years. Thank you for all the kind reviews. And of course I wouldn't leave Hermione just sat there in a hotelroom... hehe!
Wow-ish! I really can't wait for your next update, this is too exciting. Once again you wield your words into sentences which creates the pattern of the story in a way that does not make it yield, but protude. I am waiting patiently for you to update ... soon...
Author's Response: It will be soon. I have written it now! I just need it to get through the amazing Beta and terrifying Q. Thanks so much for your support. *hugs*
justso you know, the plural of millennium is millennia. I am a terrible grammar fiend, though I usually try to ignore mistakes.
Author's Response: Okidoke *makes note* Glad you enjoyed the chap!
Wow. Everytime I read one of these chapters I prepare myself to review them but once I get to the end I forget everything because its so terribly exciting! grr.... once again, beautiful writing, almost japanese in your metaphors, like the description of the 3 death eaters' eyes. Only a couple picky things, one being that Hermione calls Voldemort the "Dark Lord" which is what his followers call him, and even though she is a death eater, she is not a follower and she was talking to Harry and Fred when she said it. Another is this:
"it appears as through I have defeated him." Which is that "through" should be "though"....
Other than that, the suspense is killing me!
Author's Response: Arwww! Thank you once again for a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter. The Dark Lord vs You Know Who thing has been a problem all the way through Lacrima - I find it quite babyish to call someone 'You Know Who' or 'He Who Can't Be Named' - it's the type of thing someone says when they daren't admit he exists. Hermione is too mature for it. But, I was worried about OOC problems if she called him Voldemort... so I settled for her using the Dark Lord, by process of elimination and my half-baked excuse being that Snape uses it. You've been such an amazing help throughout this story. I really hope this next chapter won't disapoint you.
I am so glad that Hermione is able to be part of the battle. I think she needs it for her peace of mind. I hope that Fred is able to wake up and do more for their cause. I look forward to see how they ultimately face Voldemort.
Author's Response: Oh my... I haven't replied to my 'fanmail' in a while! Thanks for your support throughout this story. The next (and last *weeps*) chapter is a little different to the rest. I've just finished it so it will be with you soon.
Before I finish the rest of the story, I have to tell you: Those last two paragraphs were AWFUL! I don't mean badly written, I mean awful to read. I seriously had trouble breathing for about three minutes.
Author's Response: *reads end of chapter 5* You know what, I so need to delete that. *goes and does it now in a decisive manner* I think I was on something when I wrote it. It was perhaps at the time when I was trying to conquor my fear of blood and guts. *sighs* I'm sorry you had to read it. Please read on... there isn't anything else like it!
Okay, so it's my own fault, but I've been watching "I Claudius" (BBC, based on book by Robert Graves, about the intrigues, excesses, and affairs of the imperial roman family) and Hermione is really starting to remind me of all the ambitious, power-hungry roman ladies, particularly Livia and Messalina. Hermione is irritating me. I don't think I like her pregnant.
Is there a spell for abortion? does hermione ever consider this?
and how is it that 12 grimmauld place was revealed by creevy? is there no secret-keeper?
You go to Oxford. total jealousy from the American (moi). again, I love the story, etc etc, but I still think snape is too chatty.
Author's Response: I visited Oxford for an interview last December. I didn't get in. It's a great place but I now prefer Cambridge... hehe! I might be going to Durham next year if I achieve my grades.
I'm loving the poetry :)
Okay, so I was going to bed last night and I thought of some more questions that may or may not be answered after ch 15 or so.
Were HG and SS actually married, like in a ceremony? was there any legal process?
What was the actual curse that Hermione used on Neville? was it Stupefy or Avada K?
What did hermione say to her kids before she left them? do they know she's a witch? is she planning on visiting them after her troubles are over, assuming she's still alive?
Does Malfoy Sr. know when she kills neville that she is hermione?
What was hermione's fake name that she entered azkaban under?
And finally, how did hermione meet her first husband? assuming that her first child is his child too, she would have to have met him while working in the order. This brings about the question, is her first child also the child of her first husband?
I love your writing. It makes me think ;)
Author's Response: Hiya - thank you for the interest you have taken in my story. All the reviews have made me smile! You have a lot of questions, some which I will have to think carefully about. Hermione isn't married to Snape, that's just a cover-up plan to get her into Azkaban, and I never actually thought up an alias name for her (that's bad, isn't it?) Lucius discovers Hermione's identity once Draco tells her - it is he who manages to recognise her, seeing as they were at school together. She met her husband in the Muggle world - she is Muggleborn, so she would have met him whilst visiting her parents. She has two children with him: George and Harriet. No, they don't know she's a witch. She left them without telling them where she is. She's not sure if she will return to them after all that has happened at Azkaban. Oh, and it was AK that she used but she was under the influence of Confundus and so she confused it for the Stunning Spell. I hope this answers your questions sufficiently enough. Thank you for the reviews so far. Keep them coming!
Hermione descends into the darkness. I am surprised. That is good. Too much fanfiction is predictable.
This reminds me of my favorite book (!) "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley--quote it "the insides of our own minds are the scariest things there are." Hermione has found out just what she is capable of. How will she cope? what else will she learn about herself?
And wow! a divine vision. Did she actually die there for a minute? would she have come back as a ghost? This reminds me of another book, "Sabriel" by Garth Nix, at the end when sabriel dies and is sent back.
I totally agree that william blake is awesome although I have really not studied him enough.
you are not making bad things happen to hermione; you are depicting her emotional transformation/breakdown/metamorphosis. Assuming she lives thru it to the end, I am really wondering what she will be like.
I am a huge fan of your "big incoherent mess" and I am enjoying it hugely. Cheers!
This is really a story of Hermione descending into darkness. Isn't it? To me at this point, Hermione is trying to make the light side grow, and yet what she is succeeding in doing is making her own inner darkness expand. Kind of reminds me of the article "Hermione's Punishment" over at North Tower by Malene.
This is The most detached description of sex that I have yet come across. I like it.
One thing that I find confusing about Snape's character is that he talks so much; he is so open with Hermione. Maybe open isn't the right word, but he is a bit chatty for my taste. Maybe I've read too much romance fanfiction and I've forgotten the real characters. Oh well.
wow. I just started reading this story tonight, and I have realized that the writing is the product of a long period of time. you have put a lot of work into this obviously and I really admire the detail that everything has. this is one of the only angst section stories I've read cuz normally I don't want to be depressed but the summary was too interesting to be passed up. I really really like how you are making snape a non-clear-cut character--just like in HBP, we don't know whether he's good or bad. I enjoy your writing, even when it's not perfect, and your story is beyond compelling. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
What happened to everyone else? Taking the dead for granted works for only so long before the lack of information begins to get frustrating. So tell us: what happened? Who died, and how? Relive the Final Battle, or at least go over whom of the Order were systematically killed. Please.
Author's Response: I am really crap at writing battle scenes so the confrontation Hermione had with the three D.E's is all you're getting. In my next chapter, answers are given in bucket loads, but it's set some time after the battle. It's a finishing off chapter that will hopefully reduce the temptation to write a sequel. So, keep your eyes peeled! Laura xxx
i love ur story! its really professionaly written! i cant wait to read wat happens next!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. It will be completed now in no time at all. I am currently writing the last chapter
I know how hectic life can be, all the demands that pull us in so many different directions.... BUT PLEASE UPDATE SOON! I actually check everyday for an update on your story... and that's saying alot as I don't own a computer! Thank you :)
Author's Response: I know! I know! I know! I intended to get it finished and done by the end of this week but I work part-time and the days have swooped by. I'm 3/4 of the way through writing it and it's been the most challenging chapter to date, causing lots of outcrying and I even threw the book across the room on one occaison (my mum got angsty with me for doing it!) Also, my beta reader is a busy lass too and so, to be honest, I don't see it being ready for next week either. The week after that, perhaps. It's my top priority after work and relaxation.