I know this has been up for a long time and I really don't want to be nit-picky, but I have a correction for the French. "Tu sais je t'aime tellement!" actually means: You know I love you so much! You would really say: "Tu sais combien je t'aime! Great story, though!
Oooh, please, please continue this!!! It's REALLY good! You are an amazing writer who managed to write out the characteristics and personalities of the characters perfectly! Bravo!
I'm so sorry that I took this long to post a reply to your lovely review... Thank you for all your kind words! Unfortunately, along with my thanks, I must give you a sad bit of news: By Firelight is on hiatus indefinitely, and I don't believe it will be coming out of that state anytime soon. The truth is, I've made a transition away from Harry Potter fanfiction to something a little more modern/active/realistic. I speak of the TV show, Glee. I'm in the process of writing a Glee fanfiction now...
To tell you the truth, the reason I didn't respond for so long was because I didn't really know how to say all of that... I hope you're not angry... It couldn't be helped... There hasn't been new HP canon in four years, after all, and the next season of Glee starts in September. I may post my new Glee story on Fanfiction dot net when it's done, so keep an eye out if you're still interested in reading my fanfics. I'll use the same pen name, too.
I'm really sorry about this!
Very emotional. Loved it as usual. ;)
Just, how exactly did the Dementors affected them? Are they not in Grimmauld Place? It has so many protections...
Keep it up!
The Dementors had been spreading since the summer of 1996. They didn't actually know where the Order was, but they were pretty much in every city in Britain, doing what they do best. But they eventually came across Grimmauld Place, and when Minerva opened the curtain, that sort of got the Dementors' attention. Also, some of the protective spells were broken or weakened when Dumbledore died - not enough to let Voldemort find them, mind you, but enough to let Dementors sense their presence somewhere between Numbers 11 and 13 Grimmauld Place.
I hope this helps to clear up the bit of confusion surrounding that scene. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked the chapter. :D
I enjoyed this chapter! Really looking forward to the next one :-)
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, MM! I always love hearing your opinions of my story as it continues. I'm glad you liked this one! :D
Fantastic! Tell me that you are going to drag Ron into Draco's memories!! I love the places you are taking Ginny and Draco and I can't wait to see how you move the others along too!
Sadly, I can't tell you any of the future plotline just yet. I have to do what JKR did before Deathly Hallows was released, and be secretive about what's to come. So no hints, sorry! You'll just have to read on as the chapters are posted. Mwahahahaa! *hug* I'm off to write some more, but thank you for reviewing! Have a great day!
Loving it even more!!!! Keep it up
I really like the way you write.
Author's Response: I really appreciate your help, and your taking the time to leave two reviews when, as you said, you don't usually do that. Thank you for your encouragement!
I'm loving this. xD
Usually I only comment the last chapter posted, but as I saw the end notes, I thought I could help a bit.
Correctly it should say: "Tu sais que je t'aime immensément! Pourquois as-tu peur de moi?"
Si, as a conjuntion, means "if". You can understand why it shouldn't be there. :p
Tellement is not right, not in this context.
If you need any help with the translations, feel free to ask. :p
(A little secret: don't trust that program. The problem is that sometimes it commits minor errors and the translation is understandable, but others it's just completly useless).
Thanks! I've made the change. :)
I just came across this story. It's really excellent, and I'll be looking forward to more!
I am very much not a Draco fan, and yet you've got me waiting to read more about him and from his perspective, and that's a challenge for me!
You've also kept him realistic - I can easily imagine the Draco you've written emerging from the events of HBP.
Thank you for your kind review! :D I'm glad to hear that my story got you more interested in Draco and his point of view, at least a little bit. I love hearing when readers feel my versions of the characters are kept in canon, or close to it. It's really encouraging. :)
I'll be updating soon. I've got a really intense chapter in progress!
Two thumbs way up for this chapter! :-) Keep up the great work
Author's Response: Thank you! I'll do my best. :D
I like it! Will everyone get to see these memories?
Author's Response: Of course! :) I'm glad you liked this chapter. Thank you for reviewing!
Another wonderful chapter that shows a completely different side of Draco than the one we know from canon. Two things grabbed me as I read. First, I loved the reference to his encounter with Harry and Ron on their first train ride to Hogwarts all those years ago. Getting to learn about how it felt from Draco's perspective is what grabbed my attention because I'd never considered how he viewed it. Second, Harry deserved to see Draco's apology to Ginny. As much as I like Harry and understand why he broke up with Ginny, there are some life lessons in those few paragraphs, hard ones at that, that he needs to learn and can do so only by being part of them. Keep the chapters coming... this is one of my all-time favorite stories!
All-time? Wow! That made my week! :D
I have a lot of respect for Harry, too, and I feel pretty bad for him at the end of this chapter. But I think you're right: he needed to see that. I'm so glad you think so, too!
Thank you so much for your reviews. :D
This chapter was well worth the wait and I can sympathize with you over writer's block. Anyway, I can understand McGonagall's and Moody's reluctance to believe the Malfoys, but Dumbledore does have a valid point. I just hope that those two stop and think a moment before proceeding ahead. It looks like Ginny's already made up her mind about Draco and I'm glad he and Narcissa have her support.
Darn, I wanted it to keep going. Watching the gaps of the hidden treasures of Malfoy's life being filled in is riveting.
Author's Response: It will keep going, I promise! :) Thanks for your kind review!
Good to see that you where allowed to update chapter 17 at mugglenet to! :D And you got 3 posetive commentars. See, it Is a good chapter! X) Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks! :) I'm glad it went through this time, too. :) And I'm so happy people like it!
So I must say I love this story. Please continue. I'm so glad you didn't have Draco kiss her right then. I might have died if you did. So many of the romances in fan fiction stories are rushed. And it drives me crazy. I love this story. Please right more. : )
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked that scene. Please keep an eye out for the next chapters, and enjoy! I appreciate your taking the time to review By Firelight. :)
Omg. So please right more. : )
Author's Response: I'm working on it. ;) Thanks for the review! :D
I truely love keeping up with this story! A very heartfelt chapter and a wake up call for Harry...poor boy :- Thanks for the update!
Thanks for the review! Yes, poor Harry. I really do like him as a character, and I respect him 100%, but I just feel so bad for Ginny, like she's been pushed to the background until further notice (i.e. when the war's over).
:) that's a bit like the florence nightengale effect right?
Author's Response: I didn't think so, but it's fine if you do. :) Thanks for the review!
I like this edited chapter bether, I like the way you included Dracos diary from the werry start and the enviroment-descriptions are bether! =)
Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you like it! :)
I hope that a major case of writer's block is not looming in your future either! Excellent chapter :-) Cannot wait to read the next one *hint hint* lol
Wow, you're so loyal! *big hug* You were there right from the first chapter, and after the loooong wait, you're still reading the story at Chapter 16. Thank you so much!
I'm working on Chapter 17 really hard, and it's going well. So hopefully, I'll be posting it within a few weeks! I can't wait, either.