Reviews For Reluctant Promises
Reviewer: svaught
Date: 07/25/10 22:42
Chapter: Chapter 1

At first, I was SHOCKED to see the name Luna Potter appear as Harry's wife... where's Ginny :( Then, the pairing made COMPLETE SENSE to me!!! Brilliant, just brilliant!!!!! I love the way you use the characters to achieve your purpose while staying faithful to their personalities. I also ADORE your style! It is so clean and fresh. This is one of the best stories I have read in a LONG TIME!!!!

Author's Response: That is such wonderful praise! Thank you so much! I try to stay in character as much as possible, taking into account that it's been a couple of years since the war, so they've all had a chance to grow up a bit. I'm glad that you enjoy my writing style; I actually write how I speak for the most part. I hope you'll keep reading and reviewing the story, even if the updates are slow in coming.

Reviewer: HG-HP-fan
Date: 07/25/10 21:50
Chapter: Chapter 2

I am curious as to why and how Harry and Luna wound up together.

Author's Response: It will be revealed in bits and pieces. What happened between Harry and Ginny will be covered in chapter four though, so that's one major piece that will be revealed.

Reviewer: Snidget151
Date: 07/25/10 21:43
Chapter: Chapter 3

Huzzah for a new chapter!

I'm glad that you're doing pieces of the Luna/Harry story instead of glazing over it and moving on.

Can't wait to see what happens during part 2.

Author's Response: I couldn't just throw the couple at the readers without covering their relationship. Plus, as difficult as Luna is for me to write in character, I love writing her and Harry together. I hope part 2 satisfies you.

Reviewer: HG-HP-fan
Date: 07/25/10 21:04
Chapter: Chapter 1

Have you read the Indecent Proposal? This is simular in nature except they are not mmagically bound to each other.

Author's Response: Nope, never read it. Sorry.

Reviewer: dramione_blue
Date: 07/24/10 12:37
Chapter: Chapter 2

hope you post the other chapters soon. cant wait to know whats gonna happen next. good luck with the story :)

Author's Response: I've had to take a break, but I'm going to try to start writing again.

Reviewer: dramione_blue
Date: 07/24/10 11:54
Chapter: Chapter 1

congrats on your first fan fic :)
although, i cant help but notice one thing about it. your facts about aZkaban is kinda off. its not how its suppose to be like in the books. actually, there arent any other guards in azkaban aside from the dementors and no one can ever get special treatment from dementors. hmm, that's just it i guess. nice story though. kinda shocking to have luna as harry's wife. keep it up. hope u finish this soon. :)

Author's Response: I had to respond to the statement that you made about Azkaban and the dementors. While I am changing some things around to suit me, remember that this story is set after the war. According to an interview that I read with JK Rowling, Kingsley became Minister and kept the dementors out of Azkaban since they had proven themselves untrustworthy, not to mention dangerous. In my story, Kingsley replaced the dementors with actual human guards. So, those ideas are what I'm basing my version of Azkaban on. Thanks for the congrats, but this isn't my first fic, just my first Harry Potter one. I've written several fics for Glee.

Reviewer: IRkrystal
Date: 07/23/10 16:20
Chapter: Chapter 2

Love it so far! Can't wait for the next chapter =]

Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing!

Reviewer: snaperocks
Date: 07/20/10 9:23
Chapter: Chapter 2


Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: bhowa
Date: 07/19/10 18:35
Chapter: Chapter 2

:) def. think this is worth fact please do :) It's really great, can't wait for the next chapter(s)!!

Author's Response: I am continuing it. It was just hard because I have the story posted on something like five sites, plus my Livejournal and chapter 1 barely received any reviews. However, my sister-in-law is reading and she claims to be addicted to the story. If I don't finish it, it's likely my life on the line now. (Seriously, she's actually called me twice now to demand an update and the files so she can have her own permanent copy.) So, the story will be continued because I can't let her down.

Reviewer: jkell
Date: 07/18/10 17:34
Chapter: Chapter 2

I love your story! I wanted Luna and Harry to be together in the books, so to see it here is refreshing. Keep up the good work!

Author's Response: I wanted them together in the books too, so I decided to take my chance here. That said, there will be details filled in about how the two of them got together and what happened between Harry and Ginny, since I'm not just ignoring the relationship they had what with being canon through DH minus epilogue. I'll certainly try to live up to expectations!

Reviewer: abyss
Date: 07/16/10 2:37
Chapter: Chapter 2

oh on the locking charm promise- thats so hermione sticking with her promise and one thing...Luna?

Author's Response: I thought it seemed like something Hermione would do. Yes, Luna. Her history with Harry, including what happened between Harry and Ginny, will be revealed over the course of the story. I just prefer to reveal at my own pace and as something a bit more than just a few paragraphs explaining the past -- mostly because I don't care for reading just a bunch of exposition. The answers will appear, as will Ginny in a bit.

Reviewer: abyss
Date: 07/16/10 2:31
Chapter: Chapter 2

please update as soon as magically possible. I have only read 2 draco/hermione fanfics that i could see as plausible...yours is starting out to top them in only 2 chapters. please post soon so i can laugh some stress off.

Author's Response: I plan to submit chapter 3 to the queue today and I'm writing chapter 4. I take that as quite a compliment and I hope that the story doesn't disappoint.

Reviewer: Kantaka
Date: 07/15/10 16:55
Chapter: Chapter 1

Luna Potter is definetily something you have to explain... I mean, give some explanation on how a Mr. Potter got over Ginny. I remember the warning about how you changed ships around to fit your liking... and of course, Ginny wouldn't have been plotting with Narcissa to fix Draco with her brother's girlfriend... but, it doesn't feel right to have Harry and Luna without an explanation... at least as sentence on how Ginny married her Quidditch trainer...

Aside from that...I liked it very much!

How Draco (quite wisely) assumes Aurors are plain dumb, and Narcissa's change of heart, as well as Lucius stubbornness... and Hermione plotting for payback... I like where this is going very much!!! Great work!

Author's Response: I understand your impatience for answers, but I'm not going to just explain everything right up front; that's not how I write. Various bits and pieces of Harry and Luna's history, including what happened with Ginny, will be filled in as the story progresses. Ginny hasn't just disappeared and will actually show up around chapter 5. Just be patient and you'll get the answers you want. And, until then, pressuring me for answers won't get them any sooner. I write at my own pace to keep true to my vision for the plot. I'm glad you're enjoying the rest of it. Draco's opinion of Aurors was very much my opinion of them from the books -- that there were only a couple of smart ones. I thought that out of all of the Malfoys, Narcissa would be the easiest to change her views of Muggles and Lucius the most difficult (plus, he's not yet had his Muggle year). I hope you continue reading and remember, with patience, you will get the answer to the Luna-Harry-Ginny thing.

Reviewer: Buki
Date: 07/15/10 14:22
Chapter: Chapter 1

I like the pace you are setting with this story. My curiosity is certainly piqued. Please keep it up.

Author's Response: I'm trying to keep the pace fairly slow, while continuing to move forward. Hopefully that continues to work.

Reviewer: Snidget151
Date: 07/14/10 21:15
Chapter: Chapter 2

I'm impressed again by your writing. You develop every relationship and situation so well. I appreciate the slow building of relationships. So many writers jump from hate to love in a paragraph and it seems unrealistic... you're setting a good pace. Keep it up!

Thanks for updating quickly and I'm excited to see what Draco did to his quaint abode.

Author's Response: I've never felt that moving quickly with this couple is realistic at all. That's not to say that the seeds won't start to grow within the next couple of chapters, since I do want to keep the story moving forward, but it'll be a while before there's any love or even any real affection in the mix. Thank you for reviewing both chapters! I love to hear what readers think.

Reviewer: ultamitespider-man
Date: 07/13/10 16:11
Chapter: Chapter 1

Please write more, that is all I have to say :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm working on the story and preparing to place chapter 3 in queue.

Reviewer: Snidget151
Date: 07/12/10 8:19
Chapter: Chapter 1

Good stuff! I really like your writing style and you portray the characters very well.

Can't wait to read more.

Author's Response: I try really hard to keep the characters in character while still taking into account any changes they may have been through, like Narcissa and her Muggle year. I'm so glad that's working.

Reviewer: readergirl166
Date: 07/10/10 17:03
Chapter: Chapter 1

It is so amazing. I can't wait to see what happens.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! That's such a wonderful word. Chapter 2 is in queue for validation right now.

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