Gooood story so far, keep up with the writing!
my gosh, pansey's a bitch
this is freaking amazing!!!
I love it!!
i love it!!
things should get more serious soon, then...
how sweet of harry!!
Well, I've stayed up all night to finish this fic and it was wel worth it. What an absolutely tortuous, agonising, brilliant ending. It leaves the question hanging in the air, will Hermione ever get Draco back. I despise Lucius Malfoy, and even in DH when he doesn't join in the final battle i still didn't warm up to him. As Tyke Tyler would say he's got a big idea of himself. This chapter was so reminiscent of practically every funeral i've been to, all the people, some known, most unknown, all with different memories but you always feel as though they don't understand, maybe because grief is individual. Anyway, it was really well written. I think I've already read the sequel, but I'm going to have to give it another read now i know the full back story. Keep Writing.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. Even though it was years ago, I do remember that I wrote this particular chapter right after my grandfather's funeral, so I guess I just let my depression out thru this fic. Glad that it spoke to you :)
Wow, I asked for more fluff but the fic was already completed and yet you still provided more fluff! Lovely, especially all the little thins. A little depressing at the end, but we can't have everything. Draco seems to always say the right thing, and Harry's not too bad at it either, oh if only there were men like that in the world.
Aw, this was so sweet and fluffy like candy floss. Well, apart from the altercation with Pansy in the corridor, 'attagirl Ginny'!!!! Dumbledore doesn't half change the rules to suit his purpose. When the trio broke all those rules, to save the philosophers stone, to destroy the chamber of secrets, to save Sirius, he gave them extra points and no punishments. I suppose he thinks they're old enough to know better. And saying he'd consider expelling Pansy, she'd have been gone within the hour if i were the Head. Also, shouldn't they have changed the password to the Heads commonroom? Pansy knows what it is, what if she gets back into Hogwarts and causes more trouble? Hope nothing else goes wrong for them, more fluf please.
Trust me, this is just what i needed after all the excitement of the last few chapters. I'm still worried that the death eaters could get back into Hogwarts and kidnap Hermione from the Hospital Wing though. It's amazing how far they can get on their brooms, i mean isn't Hogwarts far in the North and Malfoy Mannor the south? I thought they'd go to Grimmauld Place and flu Madam Pomfrey or something. But I guess Hogwarts is best.
Firstly the password was the same as the inscription on the spherical phrtkey used to take Hermione and Draco to the Mannor, but I still haven't a clue what it means. Secondly, I know JKR wrote Alecto as female, but could anyone tell the difference, really? This was such a scarey chapter, I really need to calm down, I've been in a state of panic throughout. I hope they get back to Hogwarts safely, and please let Draco be alright, i've grown rather fond of him. Also, How on earth did death eaters get into Hogwarts?
You're not kidding when you say death eaters are mean, I bet we don't hear about half of what they do in the books. Although it wasn't pleasant to read, it was really well written. I have one problem though, why, when all the teachers are within easy reach in the Great Hall, did the four of them, including Harry who's the one the death eaters are after in the first place, go cavorting off to rescue Hermione? Every single time, is there any reason why they refuse to ask for help? I mean Draco is an aset as he knows the Manor, but the others. It's a shame Pansy didn't get her head smacked off a sink. If only Hermione can get free she might have a chance, will her wand still work while transfigured into a flower?
I know bats are meant to be creepy, but we once found one inside the wall when we were having new windows put in and it was lovely, we called animal rescue to collect it. They always liken Snape to a bat too. I wish Draco wasn't so dense, or perhaps that he didn't underestimate Pansy, if Blaise, who by the way I think is quite nice for a Slytherin, had told Hermione about Pansy she would have known exactly what had happened. Lucky Mad eye Moody isn't at the ball, if he could see Harry's socks through his robes then he'd be able to see through Hermione's gown no troulbe.
Dare I say it again for fear of boring you, well, yes I dare. I HATE PANSY PARKINSON! I'm really hoping she screws up. That gown sounded amazing, not so sure about the lack of underwear though, perhaps she could charm some to be flesh coloured? I'm glad Harry's accepted Hermione's relationship with Draco, shows he's grown up. Shame we can't say the same for Ron. Although, having said that, maybe Ron will be right in the end, maybe Draco will just bring Hermione trouble whether intended or not.
Judging by that dream death eaters are terribley stupid. Surely completing the task Voldemort set is more important than how they do it? Not that I'm comlaining about their idiocy. Anyway, masked balls aren't a good idea, you never know who's behind the mask, it's a perfect chance for death eaters to sneak in, or for Pansy to dress the same as Hermione and fool Draco. If only Blaise had told them about Pansy having his cloak, they might have put two and two together, now she's seen everything. Perhaps she won't blame Draco because it wasn't his fault he was obliviated. Oh I don't know, I just wished they'd caught her and modified her memory so she couldn't cause trouble.
OOOOO! I hate her, I actually hate her! And is Lucius stupid? What am I talking about of course he is! But you'd think he'd realise not to send such letters in case they fell into the hands of a teacher or, well, anyone. Hope Pansy gets hexed into the hospital wing for the remainder of the story so she can't upset the apple cart.
Uh Oh, Pansy has that letter, the vile bint, and I bet Lucius taunts Draco about Hermione in it. Is she going to slip Hermione the love potion, or slip Draco the love potion, or has it nothing to do with the love potion??? I'm shocked! That Hermione, head girl and so proper could engage in such activities in the restricted section of the library. Good job Madam Pince wasn't around, thats all i can say.
Hmm, this animosity between all the houses is very ominous. I like the stone snowballs, maybe they could use something similar to attack death eaters. Wow, Giny has some nerve, sneaking into the pensieve like that, not that there was any need as she caught the live show soon after. Wonder whats wrong with Draco, hope his father didn't put some sort of hex on him, probably just the flu, she says hopefully.
I loved that they were both slumped against their doors wishing for more than friendship, it was a really nice touch. Pansy is vile too, couldn't she for once reach inside that hollow chest and consider what it'd be like if she were in the same position? Oh no, all she can do is moan because Hermione wasn't killed too. What a *****! Anyway, I'm glad Hermione only told them the bare facts, Ron went mental just at those. I'm thinking Ginny would understand though. She could perhaps select parts of her memories to show them, missing out the kissing. I bet Draco feels terrible too, just feel like giving him a huge hug, Oh God what am i thinking? This is all your fault.