Very cool. You know, it really sort of makes perfect sense for Harry to quit in order to keep Rita off Ron's story. And given Harry's fragile mental state (not to mention Hermione's) I'm not at all surprised that he did. He was remarkably calm about it. The final scene with Hermione was well done as he started to realize the repercussions. I can't wait to see whether it works and Rita stays off the story. I am dreading the Weasley's reaction, though. :(
Argh, the Weasleys. It shall be a 's*** hits the fan' moment, for sure. Rita will be interesting. :)
Bahahaha i have been looking for a good Harry/Hermione for forever! By far the best...thanks sooo much!
Haha, thanks for that. kudos on the evil chuckle. I, too, am evil, as you can see by the amount of misery through which I put my characters. :D
thanks for reading, and take care.
Ah, the drama. Very good. It's fun to see how the bits you sent me fit in. I thought Harry and Hermione had already hooked up. I'm glad they didn't...yet. It's also fun kowing what's coming, hee hee. You're doing great at keeping the drama fast and furious. Oh, and Hermione was spot on as well. I think it is often that when two people are grieving or upset, one has to step up and set aside their own pain to support the other. Great job! ~Gina :D
To be honest, I have problems keeping Hermione IC at times. That being said, I knew that, from the moment that the particular scene in question played out in my mind, that I had got it right. I be glad that you agree.
It's going to be a while before anything 'like that' happens between Harry and Hermione, as it would be OOC for both of them to jump into it. I plan on torturing them some more. A lot of the reviews that I've received for this story say that it's really sad and heart-wrenching. *claps like a spoilt child*
Thanks for reviewing, Twin. :D
Hah, that author's note was funny. I actually lol'ed. Anywho, i love this story so far even though its a wee bit sad. Can't wait for the next chapter!
I love reviews. Not gonna lie. :D
I know it's a bit sad now, but when you think about it, Ron's death would be the worst thing that has ever happened to Hermione, and probably the worst thing to happen to Harry since his parents were killed. I think a large dose of sadness is in order. This story is going to be very angsty, since it is about death and bad guys, but I promise that things will eventually look up for our intrepid tr--er, duo.
I cry way to hard reading this fic. It's so depressing, I have always imagined Ron and Hermione together forever. But it is still a good story so far. Don't stop updating! :)
I'm glad you like it so far. Losing Ron would be the most devastating thing that could happen to both Harry and Hermione. It's only appropriate that there is that sort of depression and angst.
Thanks for reading,
The scene at the beginning with Hermione was lovely - Harry knows her so well! And a Burning Curse? Ouch! Harry's guilt is so intense, wow. I feel bad for him, yet I can't help thinking he's a bit of an arse for actually breaking up with Ginny right after Ron dies. That sets up loads of conflict, though. Can't wait to see what's next. ;)
Well, Harry IS an arse, so I'm not surprised he went all noble and 'did her a favor'. It just seems like a Harry thing to do. Glad you like it. The next chapter has a good amount of action in it. :D
~Teh Other Twin
Seriously though. This is so sad. I hope this gets happier soon, because I might not be able to read the rest!
Well, both Harry and Hermione lost the person who meant the most to them both. THey're gonna be angsty for a while. The whole story is angsty in general, but I see happiness, or at least something resembling it, in their near futures. :D
Cheers and thanks for reading. The next chapter's in the queue already.
I think I'm gonna cry.
Uh, is that a good cry or a bad cry?
Haha, jk. Thanks for reading, as well as for the rather enigmatic review. :)
I love Harry, I really do, he is my favourite character but his hero-complex can be so annoying at times. Well done! This was another great chapter and I think you wrote Harry's reaction really well. As I wrote in Waking, I imagine that Harry would feel so guilty about Ron's death that the thought of any Weasley, and especially Ginny, would upset him too much to be around them at all. First Fred and now Ron... it would be too much for him to bear.
Can't wait for the next update! I'm so glad you're writing this, Jess... it's exactly what I need at the moment!
Oh, Julia Greenleaf, you are balm to the soul sometimes...you know that? I've been waffling about writing a new chapter of this or attacking a new installment of Written in the Stars. Not ten minutes ago, I chose to keep going on this. I may only have two paragraphs, but I WILL have a chapter in the next couple of days. It's a burning need of mine, like drunk sex or taking a piss after drinking a six-pack (charming, I know).
Heart you, and thank you for stopping in!
Jesssssss (a little Slyther-action for you :D )
*who's reading this at work? me? no, not me...*
I feel like you are sitting at the computer, laughing evilly as you write this...
It was quite dramatic (although I was sad for poor Ron! *she protested quite hotly*) but enjoyable and I sense some dramatic emotional angsty goodness coming up that I may or may not read at work...
LOL I miss reading FANFICTION SO DANG MUCH IT HURTS. This was chock full of set-up for future goodness, so I almost wish I would have waited until more chapters were written, but I will keep coming back for more...
What is this? Amanda is reading Harmony on purpose? We really have warped you, haven't we?
Well, I've always wanted to write a really good Harmony story that is plausible, and I knew for that to happen, Ron had to die. In my mind, it's much easier to break up Harry/Ginny than it is to breat up Ron/Hermione. I just want it to be as little AU as possible.
I'm so excited that you're on board. I plan on writing this one with shorter chapters (around 2500 each) so I can update quicker. This should be an interesting ride. :D
Jess! You did not tell me that you were writing a chaptered Harmony!!! At least, I don't think you did... I'm sure I would have remembered! I'm so glad I can follow at least one Harmony fic now and just know that it will eventually be finished (because if you abandon it I will poke you and poke you and poke you until you get so frustrated that you finish it, or, alternatively, I will just finish it myself for peace of mind lol).
But anyway, great start! Very dramatic and tragic. I feel so much for Harry, losing his best friend and having to watch him die. Just :(. I know you don't like Ron but still... it's sad. Even if it means Harry and Hermione are going to have some sexy heart to hearts eventually. Eek!
Haha, I thought that I'd hinted at it in my review of your dead!Ron Harmony, but, in my defence, I'm virtually unintelligible anyway.
I'm glad you liked it. It was the second go 'round, after a bizarre computer crash caused me to lose the original draft of this prologue. It was originally 2000 words, and this is just shy of 1000, but it's basically what I wanted.
While this fic won't be a priority of mine, it will be kept up. Since Melissa (who mods Harry/Hermione) said that this never gets any submissions, let alone passable ones, it'll get passed pretty quickly. I think it'll prompt me to write on it more with shorter chapters, since there won't be the mega wait like most of the other common categories.
Yay, Jules has a new fic to follow! I shall try not to disappoint. :)
You killed him! OMG! You go! Bring on the angst! ;)
I tease. :D
Nice start here. It's definitely very intense, and builds to a shocking climax (even though we sort of know it's coming given the category, lol.) Poor Harry, watching his best friend die. This is going to be very interesting, since you've mentioned Harry is dating Ginny and Hermione was with Ron, even if they were fighting. Good luck as you continue!
Haha, I have no problem killing off Ron, 'cause he's a git. :D
Anyway, I had this idea in my head, and it sort of just spilt out on the page...the first time. Then my computer crashed, and I lost it all. This is but a pale reflection of what I had written in the first place, but it'll do. The rest of the story will be as it should have been.
This shall be funness.