Not really my type of story, but it was beautifully written in a simple style. Nice work.
I like this one! you should make a sequel! so good =)
LOVE IT!! love the suspense and the unknowing!! best ever!
I wrote a review before, but did not get into it. I loved this pairing. My favorite pairing is Hermione/Draco. Ginny/Draco is new and your story showed me that if you had switched Ginny and Hermione, it would have been a sequel to the story I just submitted yesterday! (Can't read it yet, has not been validated.) I am guessing by your skills that you are in late high school or early college. I have read all of the books, and I think you should write a version of your story on Ginny's side, and maybe even a story explaining what the story what happens with the almost Harry/Ginny relationship, and how Ginny came in to the picture, and both of the parents' thoughts on that.
By the way: These are just suggestions, I love your story and am not trying to change it.
Thank you for writing so an amazing story!!!!! I
This was amazing!!!!!! Inspired!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!
that was totaly, totaly, totaly cool.
i love the way you write. it's just seems so real.
i'm so gonna read other fics you've written (if you have)
Author's Response: Thank you! :) There should be a few other stories ... among others a more lenghty Ginny/Draco story - this time from Ginny's pov.
Ohhh... that was amazing. I love how you didn't mention Ginny's name until the wedding. I knew all along that it was Ginny, but I was still nervous when Draco said I do. That was brilliant; I loved it!
Author's Response: Thank you! I had fun keeping her name out, trying to make people have to guess as to who (and why) Draco would marry :)
I always love a good draco/ginny story...there just aren't enough of them anymore. It was very good; my only complaint was that it's too short:) So if you ever get around to writing that backstory, I'd love to read it:)
Author's Response: Thank you! I’m glad you like it. And not giving too much away – I am working on a little story about how Ginny met said Malfoy… :)
Sweet AND Clever! Not that I am a Draco=Ginny shipper, but the way Draco handles his family, when they think they are handling him... I bet he knew already, too... Very Slytherin. Well done.
Author's Response: Thank you. I’m glad you liked my Draco – I did try to make him have all those Slytherin qualities we all love (well, me at least. I can’t help liking Draco. He’s so… underhanded.)
Hello! It’s nice to see a new Draco/Ginny posted at MNFF after so long. So I thought I’d come by and drop you a review as a thank you for writing a piece about my favorite pairing ever! Just a side note before I begin my review, this story needs an Epilogue, What Epilogue warning because in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows, Harry is married to Ginny.
Now, let me get into the actual story. I really liked the insertion of memories into the entire story; I think that’s a unique style that makes this one-shot pretty special. It also builds up the suspense very nicely. I also love that you, as an author, hold out on the readers until the very end—I was so sure that Draco had ended up with someone other than his beloved! That was very well executed and made the story’s plot quite interesting.
But the story’s plot also had some holes in it, I felt. Most of all, I think you need more back story to the romance. Draco and Ginny are such an unlikely pairing in fanfiction—their families are enemies, they’re in opposite Houses, they had different affiliations during the war, and so on. In order to make the story realistic, you have to show how and why they got together. Kisses are nice and all—I’m sure Draco and Ginny have great chemistry, heehee—but kisses alone can’t make up a relationship.
In addition, I think I can logically see Lucius and Narcissa setting up a marriage between Draco and Ginny because of the positive effects that would have on the Malfoy reputation after the war. However, I cannot at all see Arthur and Molly arranging a marriage for any of their children. They seem to be more believers in true love. Maybe you could have a scene with Ginny and Draco where she explains that she told her parents to agree to the arranged marriage because it was what she wanted, and perhaps Draco explains that he manipulated his parents into this situation as well. It doesn’t really matter how you do it…whatever works for you, but I definitely think you need to show Molly and Arthur’s side of the marriage arrangement because right now, it doesn’t seem to click with their characters.
Your description throughout the story is really great. I could see the scene occurring in my head during every part, which is quite rare for an author to be able to do. I think the small changes to the plot that I suggested would make this one-shot even more interesting and evocative, but it’s a good story even as it is!
Thank you for sharing.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I do love a long review. I’m very pleased you got surprised, too! As for the story behind it… yes, there’s a story behind it all! But there’s a long story behind it all. If Inspiration strikes, I will one day make it a separate story. Just suffice to say that Molly and Arthur were persuaded, and did not marry their daughter off to Draco out of convenience. The horror of the idea! Ginny manages to convince them that she wants this, but still, Molly is not too happy! Thank you for the many useful tips, and I’m really pleased you liked it :)
WHOA HUGE SURPRISE
I definitely didn't see that one coming!
I'm having trouble figuring out how anybody could love Draco Malfoy... but hey, anything can happen.
*but Ginny was supposed to end up with Harry!!! tear tear* It's a great story anyways.
Great fic! XD
Author's Response: Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it – and very pleased you got surprised. That was my intention. How someone could love Draco… well, I always like a love-story better when it’s a challenge. :)