Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 02/06/10 19:19
Chapter: Chapter 31

no no no and yes I guess. I just don't know. Does Harry intend to tell Ginny all the "secrets" he's been keeping from her? Katie feels no remorse that she was the cause of one of the major problems between Ginny and Harry? What? ! Marriage is about trust. Harry didn't put his trust in Ginny, so in turn she didn't trust in him and the second he knew she thought he was cheating, he should have told her what was going on. For goodness sake!! Harry's tired of all the drama? He is the cause of the drama! How can he say they can't work it out when as of yet, they haven't sat down and discussed things, everything? Yeah I know, apparently I'm a Harry/Ginny fan at heart, I'm just having a hard time biting that after that many years together "Adios!" No need to talk, Ginny you were horrid b/c I gave you every reason to be horrid. Yes Ginny should have trusted him, but everyone has there breaking point, apparently it was Katie. Who I feel no pity for. Her love affair with Draco, whom she knew couldn't be with her, created a child who would grow up fatherless, wrecked her marriage to Oliver and in turn started a wrecking ball on Harry and Ginny's marriage. By all rights Ginny has every right to be as mad as Oliver, especially since apparently neither Harry nor Katie saw fit to clue her in on what was really going on. Katie was Harry's friend, Ginny was his wife and should have always been his top most priority!

Even with all of that I still love this story, I've been looking everyday for the next chapter to post!!!

Author's Response:

Yeah, I know what you mean about Ginny being angry, and rightfully so, at Harry, but truthfully, in my mind, at least, Harry knew that keeping this secret could cost him his marriage, but at that point, after the problems they had before (but that's a different story for a different day), he might not have cared as much as he wanted to. In my little universe, Harry and Ginny have been having problems from Day 1, because the war changed both of them, and probably not for the better. That being said, they ended up together because neither of them considered being with anyone else. True, they loved one another, but in Realityland, love isn't always enough for a successful marriage.

With all of that, I still hope that you can follow my line of thinking. While it's true that I was rather mercenary with Ginny, I was also pretty liberal with torturing Harry in this, as well. Almost everything in this story is his fault, he knows it's his fault, and it eats at him like termites in the soul.

Thanks for reading, and the next chapter should be out in a few days.

~Jess

P.S.-If you want an email alert for when a new chapter is posted, just add this story to your favorites, and it'll do it automatically. It's what I do with all the stories I love to read. :D

Reviewer: Auroura_P
Date: 02/05/10 0:46
Chapter: Chapter 30

awwwwww.......Poor Katie.....

Author's Response:

It truly does suck that so many people had to be hurt by all of this nasty business, but when someone (namely Harry) decides to take matters into his own hands, especially something as huge as the whole Lily situation, people are going to lose out. It's hard for me sometimes, as a writer, to create stories like this, because it's difficult to take characters that I know and like and put them through the wringer. In the end, though, adversity makes us better people. Hopefully, Harry can learn a lesson from all of this.

Thanks for reviewing. :)

~Jess

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 02/04/10 21:18
Chapter: Chapter 12

He’s full of that disgusting Gryffindor compassion and friendship that you all seem to spew out of every orifice.

Mwahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Author's Response: I wouldn't dare take ALL of the Slytherin out of Draco. It makes him interesting. :D

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 02/04/10 20:24
Chapter: Chapter 10

OMG! WHAT?!?! I'm reading this as I wait for my brownies to finish baking. I think I'm more excited to read the next chapter than eating a brownie O.o

I'm loving the angst and tension in this. You build it up really well. I love tortured characters and there are plenty of them in this fic!!!

Julia XD

Author's Response:

Honestly, the angst/torture has barely begun. I'm glad you're enjoying yourself. The story is about to take an interesting turn, so stay tuned. :D

Reviewer: Jazzbones
Date: 02/03/10 10:55
Chapter: Chapter 30

Very good. One would think it will all work out in the end. I like how you have charaterized everyone. Keep it up.

Author's Response:

It's nice to see another review, and I'm so glad you like it. I treated myself to a little angst in these past couple chapters, and I'm happy that everyone got over the fact that I broke up Harry and Ginny. Thank you so much for reading, and another chapter will be here soon. Stay tuned and take care!

~Jess

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 02/03/10 4:14
Chapter: Chapter 4

Oh no! Poor Lily! Goyle dmskv.ndfjkv n,dmfbv hdmnfbv s! Go away, Goyle!

But seriously, this is so riveting, Jess! I'm hooked. Sorry this review is not exactly helpful or constructive in any way but I'm just loving the story. I'm really enjoying your characterisation. Although we don't really know much about Harry's children and other Next-Gen characters, I think the way you have written them makes sense and feels plausible. :) It's late so I'll read more tomorrow! Turrah!

Julia XD

Author's Response:

Hug!squishes to Jules for reading this. This fic, so far, has been my baby, my inspiration, my dreams, my nightmares, and the bane of my existence at some points (like right now, I've been on the same page for over an hour, lol).

Unfortunately for Miss Potter, someone had to be the victim here, and since Harry is my favorite character to torture, she was selected as the one. More about Lily will be learned soon, in Chapters 9 and 10, but it's much more horrid than what you've read so far. Poor kid (Kid? In this story, she's older than me, lol).

Enjoy the rest of it, and don't hesitate to flood my inbox with reviews, because you know how much like crack they can really be. Cheers and until we e-meet again!

~Jess

Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 02/02/10 8:38
Chapter: Chapter 30

Just tickled pink that there was another chapter today. Will Harry ever stop to think about that maybe if he had just been honest with Ginny instead of keeping all these secrets that maybe their marriage would have survived? He's all for placing blame on her for not being understanding, but what did she have to understand? She was never a weak oblivious woman, and being a Weasly meant she would be prone to horrible imaginations of what he might be doing regardless of how stupid it was to have thoughts like that to begin with. It appears that he married her, but never was able to put his trust in her. There has to be one point where he realizes that "Oh shit. I'm to blame too." He was always off trying to be everything to everyone else, trying to save everyone else, without so much of a backwards glance in her direction. There isn't a woman alive who wouldn't have kicked him out of the house for the deal with Katie. What was she supposed to think? From what I get she wasn't always a drunk, just from had happened at James trial. he went to save everyone, but never tried to save her. It was like he just took it for granted that she was always going to be there, but she wasn't allowed to be there for him when he couldn't even confide in her. He expected an awful lot of faith from her for him, when he had no faith in her to begin with.

Author's Response:

Ah, you're one of the very first people to leave me a review that actually kind of GETS what I was going for. Harry didn't tell Ginny because he was keeping Katie's secret. In that act, he nearly ruined his marriage because Ginny thought he was cheating on her. In a sense, though, he was. On the flip side, though, she refused to have faith in him when it really counted, and after all those years of it, he'd decided that enough was enough. I tried to make it to where there was enough blame to go around, but in truth, much of what happens in this story is Harry's fault. The true interest that I try to build is how the characters all deal with this fault, especially when it cost Draco his life.

However, I do hold that Harry knows how much blame falls on his shoulders, because there are times in the story where it all just hits him, and it just seems to crush him under the weight (at least that's what I was going for, but I'm only a medium talent author, so I digress, lol). Harry is not weak, nor would I ever want him to be, but I crafted these moments to make him realize that he needs to start trusting his friends and family; they do only want what's best for him, even if he's being too much of a prat to see that. The way I have it mapped out in my mind, though, Harry and Ginny were doomed almost from the start; he is too willing to keep secrets for what he assumes is her own good, and she's too angry about it to see that he's not trying to hurt her by doing this. IMO, they were never really a great match from the begin with, mostly due to the fact that Harry's true nature really doesn't dispose him to being what most would consider a good husband. He works too much, he keeps secrets, and he doesn't share his true feelings with enough people. Does that make him an idiot - maybe. Does that stick a fork in just about ever relationship he's ever had, maybe minus Hermione - definitely.

I hope this dive into my mind about Harry has been instructional as to my reasoning behind how I wrote the story like I did. I'm not trying to make him miserable, but he sure is trying to do it to himself. As always, thanks for reading, and feel free to leave reviews, ask me questions, or whatever. I enjoy hearing from you. Take care!

~Jess

Reviewer: Auroura_P
Date: 01/30/10 16:47
Chapter: Chapter 29

AWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was sooooo sweet! Again, good work.

Author's Response:

Thank you for reviewing, as always!

I couldn't very well let Scorpius behave like an ass to his sister, because he's better than that (at least in my universe). The next chapter will cover the last half of the funeral, so stay tuned. I'm almost done writing it, so it should be up in under a week. Thank you so much for sticking with my story from beginning to almost end (yes, the story is almost complete); support from my readers is what compels me to spend that extra hour or so every day to make sure I get my work done just that much quicker.

Jess

Reviewer: wheresthewolf
Date: 01/29/10 16:57
Chapter: Chapter 29

OMG wow! Good Chapter please hurry and submit the next one, I love your story

Author's Response:

Thank you so much! Reviews are always so awesome to get, as they are the greatest encouragement of all. I'm still in the middle of writing the next chapter, but I should be done in the next couple of days, after which I will definitely submit as soon as possible. Again, thank you for reading, and take care. :)

Jess

Reviewer: hermionegm
Date: 01/28/10 19:27
Chapter: Prologue

Wow! what a story. I have been following this one from the beginning. But I cannot wait anymore. Why aren;t you updating? It will be so sad if Harry and Ginny do not get back together even after such a display of emotion. Please let them stay together.....

Author's Response:

Well, the updates have slowed because I have run out of finished chapters to send through the queue. I have one in the queue right now, and I'm halfway done with the next one, so updates will come a little faster than lately. Trust me, I have been working on the story, but it's been a slow go because I want to put forth the best story I can.

As for Harry and Ginny, they're just like everyone else; every married couple has issues, and you'll learn a bit more about some of these in the next chapter. I also plan to write an accompanying piece, going into further details. I haven't completed the story yet, but I'm only one or two chapters away. Hang in there and thanks for reading!

Jess

Reviewer: witch1561
Date: 01/25/10 16:33
Chapter: Prologue

Please don't let Harry and Ginny split up... I think in many ways they're acting in character - but wouldn't they both want to be there for their daughter, together? Surely they'd get over this, and not get all cross with each other about what's happened. It's sort of annoying, because it looked like we were all set for sorting it out and having a (mostly) happy ending, and now they've decided to have a fight...

I still really want to know what happens...

Author's Response:

Well, one of the things we often learn in life is that there aren't always happy ending, and things are seldom fair. If anyone can tell you that, it would definitely be Harry - he's, in my opinion, one of the least truly understood characters, despite being the most noticeable. Even Ginny herself idealized him for much of the time that she knew him in the books, but does one truly change their first impression.?

We are nearing the end of the book, and there are still a lot of things set to occur, so I hope you stick it out to the end. :-)

Reviewer: wheresthewolf
Date: 01/21/10 17:08
Chapter: Chapter 26

I read the preview from next chapter.. PLease keep Harry and Ginny together

Author's Response:

Well, that part is already written, so whatever happens, it's set in stone in my mind. You'll have to read to find out what will go on between Harry and Ginny. It is explored further in the next couple chapters after that one.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!

~Jess

Reviewer: lobo_blanco1986
Date: 01/19/10 1:09
Chapter: Chapter 25

I must say I love this, every bit of it. Please, please continue. I would hate for this to become like so many others I've read unfinished and forgotten. I don't think I can take another of my favorite fan fictions being cut short before the finish. I love, you are an exceptional author. I think you would do well to create your own world and your own stories. I would read them.

Author's Response:

Haha, I'm totally chuckling/blushing. You just gave me warm fuzzies all over. :D

I have every intention of finishing this book, and I'm actually almost done, so it should be finished within the month, because I find it harder to write the further into it I go. I want it to be just right, and that takes a little time, but I guarantee a finish to this story. I'd be pretty disappointed in myself if I didn't complete it. Thank you so much for reading, and feel free to leave as many reviews as you want, because they make an author's day. Take care!

~Jess

Reviewer: harrietamidala
Date: 01/15/10 20:58
Chapter: Chapter 24

So you've let up the tension with a little body humor--changing bodies always makes me laugh. I had recently read a fan fic that had a male and female character switch bodies and react to the different anatomies. It's hilarious--the guy experiences a period and the girl experiences an erection. For the record, it's a Doctor Who fic and it's called Miss Doctor and Mister Rose. Look it up on A Teaspoon and an Open Mind, the Doctor Who fan fic site.

Author's Response:

To be honest, I just really wanted to write the line when Albus says, 'If you saw what your ass looks like in those jeans...'

The past few chapters were really tense and angsty, so some humor and levity was in order, and the Polyjuice Potion part fit in wonderfully. It was fun to write, so I'm glad it was fun to read.

Thanks for reading!

~Jess

Reviewer: Auroura_P
Date: 01/15/10 15:52
Chapter: Chapter 23

wow....I never expected the Draco/Katie angle. Yay!! James is outa prison. Keep up the good work!!!!

Author's Response:

Well, I'm glad I threw you for a loop, lol. Draco and Katie have been in my head for a while, so I guess it wasn't so much of a surprise for me as it was for you. :D

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!

~Jess

Reviewer: nevilleherosnape
Date: 01/13/10 10:17
Chapter: Chapter 22

Just excellent!

Author's Response:

At times, I wish I could articulate myself in so few words. :D

So glad you enjoyed my story, and I hope you stay tuned.

~Jess

Reviewer: tweety1491
Date: 01/13/10 3:55
Chapter: Prologue

Damn you for writing such a compelling story!
I was up until about 5-30 in the morning reading it, then finished it this afternoon, instead of cleaning my room (which i should be doing now...)
Anyway, great story and i can't wait for the rest of it to make it's way through the que!

Author's Response:

Yikes, I remember many a night spent pulling all nighters on great stories. I'm so glad that I was able to write a story that made you so happy. Please keep reading, because on my end, it's almost finished, and there are about 8 more chapters to go. Thank you so much for your kind words, because you just made my day. :D

~Jess

Reviewer: Jazzbones
Date: 01/05/10 15:14
Chapter: Chapter 21

You write a very compelling story. Very intriguing and suspenseful.
I await the next installment. Please post it soon, as I have read straight thru to this point and would like to continue as soon as possible.

Author's Response:

No worries. I have four other chapters waiting to be posted. :D

It makes me happy inside to think that my story is one of the sort that I myself have pulled all-nighters to read all the way through because I MUST know what happens. I'm glad you enjoy it, and the next part should be up in about 3-5 days.

Take care,

~Jess

Reviewer: fallennxstarr
Date: 01/03/10 22:38
Chapter: Chapter 20

Hi there just wanted to let you know that I'm really enjoying your story. Eek to the end of this chapter is right. Although at least I know I can count on you not holding us in suspense for too long. Thanks for all the speedy updates. I do wish you had not given Anne powers though, I think she should have remained a muggle, but perhaps you have some greater purpose for her having magic. To finish I would just like to say you have better not have just killed Harry, but my guess is that you haven't that you've only killed malfoy, which would be a shame as well given his character growth in this story. Well to finish I'd just like to say thanks for sharing this story with all of us.

Author's Response:

Ah, thank you so much. I aim to please. :D

I update as fast as the mod squad (luv ya, Hannah) puts the story up. I gave Anne magic because of future considerations, both in this story and others I plan on writing in the future, so there is an ulterior motive.

And as for Harry and Draco, you'll just have to wait and see. >:-) --my terrible e-wicked face

Well, thank you for sticking with me, and the end of the story (for me, at least) is in sight, and I will continue to update as fast as possible so I can start my next story, and I think you will be able to appreciate that one, as well. Take care!

~Jess

Reviewer: Auroura_P
Date: 01/02/10 22:57
Chapter: Chapter 20

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Freakin Goyle....Great chapters....gahhhhhhhh.....the suspence is killing me!!!!!!!

Author's Response:

Bwahahahahaha, I'm a sadist, aren't I? Bet you didn't see that coming, did ya? Thanks for reading, the next chapter's in the queue.

Take care and see you again in a few days,

~Jess

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