love this story too! I love Astoria and Draco together, she gives him strength and together they are great parents :)
Author's Response: Stories where Astoria is a drunk, or dead, make me sad. Draco deserves a wife who can make him laugh and feel loved. :)
Have you considered writing a story about how Draco and Astoria met/fell in love? I would love to read it, if such a thing were ever written by you.
Author's Response: Thank you for saying that! I have thought about it, but their son keeps taking up all my time with his adventures. :D
I thought I read this but I must have read the prequel. Anyway, this was very sweet. I love Astoria. She was very good for Draco. I love what you've done with this. The past happened but no one dwells on it. And now we know what the deal was. Excellent job.
Author's Response: To me, the best thing about the epilogue (besides Scorpius and Rose) was Draco NOT being married to Pansy-bloody-Parkinson. There's a saying, bad company corrupts character, and I think Draco was affected, not only by the war, but by the love of a good woman. :)
Man u are natural when it comes to writing, i hope one day u wil became a big writr like jk.R
Author's Response: You're so sweet to say that! I don't want to have to live in poverty first, though. :D
Firstly! Draco? Better composed than the Weasleys! Who would totally make out in front of their children! Also. Asteria is so polite/French or something, proper I suppose. Two cheeks then a mouth? What is she? My fantasy of Proper!Alex?
So that's why they moved out, eh? The traditional threat of Under My Roof leads to Temperamental Teenage Boy to be driven from My Roof? I see. This is why I swear never to use that threat after my kids turn 13 and volatile.
I'm glad this turned out the way it did. You rock!
To be fair, Ron and Hermione have never made out in front of their children. They just exchanged steamy looks that made their children worry they might, LOL.
Astoria is a Greengrass, so I think of her as veddy English.
They didn't really move out, they just got a London flat to use to entertain...and to use as a threat against Lucius. Put pressure on Scorpius and we move here permanently! :D
This was fantastic, I love the way you've written Draco, as if he's finally able to be who he always wanted to be deep down inside.
Author's Response: Thank you! That's what I wanted to show. It took a long time for him to get here, but now that he's standing up for himself and his family, he won't back down. :)
It's nice to see Draco so in love with Astoria.
Author's Response: Even with money and cronies, he had a pretty crappy life until the end of the war. I'd like to think he finally found a love to go with his change of heart. :)
awwww. i love the Draco/Astoria parts... and i really think you chose Dracos character beautifully by the way...
Author's Response: Thank you! I think Jo showed Draco isn't who Harry thought he was when he was found crying to Myrtle, he's vulnerable and needs a good woman to help him be a good man. Thank goodness Jo let him marry someone other than Pansy! :)
I have really enjoyed reading your stories, showing Draco and his wife like this helps explain how their son could turn out the way he did.
Author's Response: Thank you! I really believe Draco would be a much different father than Lucius, and with a wife that isn't Pansy, the potential for happiness...and an attitude adjustment...skyrockets. :D
I love the way both Draco and Astoria come to life in both this story and Our Little Secret. They are a good follow on from Draco and his family's behaviour in the books, and fascinating characters now in their own right. Draco is intelligent, and has seen the way forward long ago, as his father hasn't.
Author's Response: The fact that Draco married someone unknown made me think he learned a hard lesson from the war and what his family did and suffered for power and chose to take a different path...with a girl very different from Pansy, thankfully! Lucius has adjusted his goals but he's too firmly set in his ways to ever change. His family loves him anyway...and he's darn lucky they do!
I think you've done a really good job making this story seem possible, like it really would've happened this way. I'm really enjoying this story. I hope the Weasleys can put the past behind them, even though it is a terrible past. But maybe they'll see Draco has changed...
Author's Response: Thank you! That's what I want, for stories to feel real. You made my day, and I think you'll like the beginning of the next chapter. Don't tell, :D, but they're getting that chance!
Really nice. Thanks for filling in the missing piece of the pluzzle
Author's Response: Thank you for reading it! The next chapter will fill in what happens, but it's not the same as being there, so to speak. ;)
I am ubber thrilled of the way you portray Astoria like Draco's support. The suggestion Draco needed a shot of firewhiskey before thinking of facing the Weasley is soo funny!!
Like OLS, I love your fics!!!
Keep the awesome work!!!
You're a gem!!
In the books with Pansy stroking his hair and ego, :D, and Myrtle oozing sympathy, his mum sending packets of sweets, Draco's shown to be a man who needs feminine love and support, so I'm glad he has Astoria to lend him the right kind of strength and not be a true Lady Macbeth! :)
Thank you for being so sweet!
Aw Draco stood up to his father:) I'm glad it didn't turn out to be a more serious altercation hehe. Awesome story; now I can't wait for the end of Our Little Secret:)
Author's Response: About bloody time, wasn't it? When I had Draco in ch 20 tell Scorpius that his talk with Lucius was long overdue, I couldn't help thinking "what about yours, big boy?" :P
Love it. I really enjoy when the littel side scenes are played out in one shots, or other stories. Being able to "crossreference" as it were. I very much enjoy your writting. I have never been disappointed. Thank you
It's like story squares quilted together...with OLS being a ginormous centre one. :D
Thank you for reading this and enjoying it!
this is a cute little companion piece to Our Little Secret, (which is one of my favorite fics on the site).
But why did Lucius agree so easily? He's such a prat most of the time...
Author's Response: I could tell you Lucius is afraid of ending up like another Jason Isaacs character, Hook, "old, alone, done for" :D, but although he truly does value his family and does not want them to move out (or Narcissa to give him hell and hexes about it), the main reason was a very Slytherin one: he who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.
Have you ever considered writing the phone book??? I really do think I would read IT if you did. I love your stories and your passion for the detail and development of the characters. It warms my heart to see Draco in love with his wife and willing to protect as well as respect his son. He had just as tragic a life as Harry and deserved to see a different, fuller future. YES, I know that the HP world is imaginary. Kudo's to you for making it seem that much more real.
Every name has a story, right? :D You're the sweetest soul to give such a wonderful compliment, and to have sympathy for Draco. Seen through Harry's eyes, it's easy to think he was spoiled rotten--literally--but the situation was much more complex than that, and the books showed people are more than they appear.
The world is real when you read about it, that's what counts, right? ;)