Here to do my Puff duty - although it isn't a duty - it's an absolute joy. Okay, I don't read a lot of Ron/Hermione because too often he's portrayed as some stupid buffoon and people forget that in DH he really started to mature when Harry was becoming all flakey. So, I love that in your fic he is mature, warm and not at all idiotic.
I adore the Lavender references and I'm pleased you've shied away from making Lavender out to be a total mush head. (I'm protective of Lavender at the moment).
The fact that he could count how many kisses they'de had is really sweet and sad. It shows that not everything fell into place straight away.
Your fic, my love, shows a great deal of talent. I adore your style and you write romance well without becoming cheesy or at all fluffy. It is honest.
Lovely story. ~Carole~
Oh, it seems that our view on post-Hogwarts Ron is quite similar. And Lavender, oddly enough, though we've never discussed it. I didn't even plan on writing that part about her, it just happened. Hermione kind of took over.
Thank you so so much for the read, and thank you even more for taking the time to leave wonderful words of encouragement. It means the world.
omd i loved it , i love ron.... lol brilliant x]
Author's Response: I love Ron, too! As you might have been able to tell from this story. :) Thank you so much for the read and the review, it is much appreciated!
WOWIES!!! It was an amazing one-shot, Amanda. Ha ha! Wow, it was great to have Ron being sensitive just for once. Or maybe, he got some tips from that book he gave Harry on his birthday? *sniggers*
I think you portrayed both character IC. I wouldn't have believed it if Ron had said all those things before DH, but post-DH, post all that horrible fight in the tent, and losing Fred, I do believe he attained a new level of maturity. The good thing is, you had him struggling with himself, and with words, which was apt for his character as well as for the moment.
Hermione was great too. Who would have thought the girl would turn out to be so romantic and sexy? lol! But , of course, she was always the braver one when it came to emotions.
I like the fact that you brought in Lavender. Hermione was right in accusing Ron of being unfair to her;the girl did love her after all. And, no matter how much she had hated Lavender, it is not like Hermione not to be fair.
Hmmm...and the song is amazing. Have to check it out now. ;)
NATALIE! You came and reviewed my story!
Thank you for your words about Ron. I just adore Ron, and I dislike stories where he is a bumbling idiot, or horribly rude, or basically has nothing to contribute. And I think there was a significant shift in his maturity level, and therefore their relationship, during DH, especially after their kiss in the RoR. I'm pretty sure that would have shocked part of his brain into sensibility, and then everything after that...
As for Hermione...I literally just answered a TQ about how I feel about her. :) Basically, I think there is much more to her character than we have seen due to viewing all of the story through Harry's eyes. And the fact that she has such an image about her she wants to maintain as a Prefect, etc. But that's just my take on her. And just from experience, being in love and being attracted to someone who loves you back can bring out whole new sides of you that you never knew existed.
*Sigh* And not only is the song amazing, LUDO is amazing.
Thank you so much for the read and the review!!
THIS IS SO CUTE!!!!
In the GOOD way. Of course. :-) And I will go read that thingy you recommended. ;-)
*Faints* You liked it enough to go read "Moments?"
And I know you did because you left a lovely little review for that, too. That just tickles me pink.
Thank you so very very much for your kind words. And who doesn't love cuteness? :)
Oooh, that was really great! You definitely deserve your QSQ nomination! I loved your characterisation of Ron. He is more confident with Hermione but he still has those niggling doubts and insecurities. Like counting the number of kisses they have shared. So Ron! Well done and good luck. *favourites*
Author's Response: *Blushes* Thank you so so very much! I have nitpicks with some characterizations with Ron...sometimes he's just not given enough credit! There seems to be a shift in their relationship in DH, especially after that kiss in the RoR. And I loved the kiss counting. :) You might be the first person who has favorited a story (or, at least that has told me). You made me giddy and happy. Thank you thank you thank you! For the read, the congrats, and the lovely review!
good story! :)
Author's Response: Thank you!