its finals week at school so naturally i'm going on a harry potter binge instead of studying. ended up back here again and i'm begging you to finish this story! its too good to leave. dreading getting to the end just because i know it doesn't have an ending yet!
I love this story, I've gotten addicted to your versions of Katie and Oliver but leaving it there since 2012?! Are you planning on finishing it? Please say yes :)
I'm actually working on a round of 'Let's Finish the Languishing WIPs', but I'm going through the shorter ones/stories that are closer to being finished first (as you can see by the buckets of new stuff on my page recently). After I finish three more (these are fics that should be done around the beginning of next month), this one will finally get what it deserves, and so will its loyal readers. I've just been recovering from a two year bout of author identity crisis, which has rendered me nearly incapable of finishing just about anything, but I think I'm good now. In the meantime, I recommend that you check out h_vic and her author page. She was the one who got me really into Oliver/Katie, and I think you would enjoy her work, as well (plus, they're one-shots and most definitely complete).
aggh! You're going to leave me hanging? More!
It is good to see how this universe fits in with the canon backstory.
Half-way. Hmmm. Good interpersonal/character development. Keeps me wondering where it is going. I'll finish it tomorrow.
Fun chapter, but, starting to read like a chic-flic. Good hanging ending, though.
Nice touching scene in the middle. Interesting twist at the end.
Well, not quite as tear-jerky as chapter one, but a fun read. Good to be continued.
Wonderful story. Parts brought tears to my eyes. It ties in so well. Katie was so one-dimensional in the books and this gives her more depth.
can I haz moar chaptiz
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JESS YOU ARE AMAZING
Seriously. I love this. I somehow powered through it instead of doing my homework when ny sis stole the laptop and I LOVE IT. The olikatie dynamics are just very hot, and I think the story line is effing brilliant. Leanne is fab too -- I love the little inclusion of katie/leanne there, and think she is such a beautifully well rounded individual. And the bit where katie cut herself with the glass was so painful to read.
I'm in my phone, so sorry for typos. Please please please update soon! The ending of this chapter is such an evil clffhanger. I will be nagging you on AIM to update asap, jsyk.
Jessssssss! Okay, so you probably haven't seen on AIM, but I started reading this on the bus on the way home today, and I was so engrossed that I totally missed my stop, lol. And then I was waiting for another bus and reading the smut and giggling like mad because there were people around me and some little kid sitting next to me and all sorts, hehehehe.
Anyway. I think you've done a wonderful job here! Katie is such a lovely, well-rounded character. I love the details of her parents -- it hadn't occurred to me that she could be Muggleborn, but I guess that's my headcanon interefering :P I think you gave her a great backstory but without it ever becoming overwhelming. Also, I think it's good you had Katie have some issues herself, not only with the wider world and the problems she had as a Muggleborn, but also her body image. As you know, that's something very close to home, and I loved Oliver's insistence that she was beautiful. Oh and I loled so hard when Oliver said Katie eating the pizza was hot. You killed me there, seriously.
Okay, I do think that, at the beginning of the first chapter, there were parts that lacked emotion. I just... think the bit where Fred died was missing something -- maybe it would've been better to have some dialogue, show the actual scene instead. But I've mentioned this to you before, that you sometimes have the show/tell problem, so I won't go on about it, lol, especially as it wasn't a huge issue or anything, just something I noticed. On the whole, I liked how you jumped straight into the action, and I squeed at Oliver's rather spontaneous kiss.
Hmmm, I want to know what's happening next! I probably won't be able to review regularly, but rest assured I will be reading the rest during bus journeys :D Fab story, Jess, and I so get why this won not just one, but TWO QSQs. OliKatie ftw!
Really great story!
Hi! me again! I'm terribly sorry if my reviews are annoying you, so many in a row. If you want me to stop blabbering just say something :) See, I'm always that girl who spends her life listening to other and never really talks herself so when I review I just go on and on about how lovely things are :)
I really like Katie's dad, I mean he tries at much as he can, doesn't he? I keep telling you this story is amazing and I need to come up with another adjective omg... This story is marvelous. It's mindbogglingly stunning. Astoundingly remarkable. Beautiful. Mind blowing. Get the picture? :D
okay whenever Oliver and Katie kiss I just sit in front of my computer and admit an audible "DAWWWWWWWWW!!!!" they are SO adorable together and even when they are just talking together or being cute I just get all mushy inside :') Ahaha and when she told him "I lied" I started laughing. Thank you for writing this amazing story and putting up with my rather weird/awkward/boring/stupid reviews.
Well hey there again :)
I believe "fuckwit" is my new profanity of choice. Honestly, where did you come up with that? :P I hate Coventry. Like really, what an arse. UGH. Even though I'm re-reading this story for the 4th or 5th time, I still love every bit of it. Your writing is just SO amazing. Hehe :)
So I've already read the whole story but I want to review on each chapter anyways... This story deserves a BAJILLION reviews because it's just that good.First of all, my name is Katie... And that's why Katie Bell is one of my favorite characters. Haha.
I love how insecure she is, because everybody is insecure, even witches. Oliver claims he's not good at being nice or sweet or anything but I personally think he does everything he can to make her feel wanted... Now, if only she would listen! Oh, and just so you know, your end notes make me laugh.
Okay, just a warning, this is going to be a very long review in which I fangirl over your writing and explain things you don't want to hear about. Sorry.
Basically, you're my favorite author on this site. As an author, I look up to you, to be honest. I wish I could describe feelings like you can, portray people the way you do.
I started reading this story a very long time ago but then a went through this faze where I didn't like HPFF as much... I don't know why. I love Harry Potter, but I lost my passion for it for a while. I started writing One Direction Fanfiction (yeah I'm one of those crazy directioner girls) and I figured it couldn't hurt to re-visit the site for the first time in ages.
This story is AMAZING, honestly some of the best writing I've ever read. I love every little piece of this story and to be honest it changed the way I write. I finally decided to come out of my shell and tell you that so I'm sorry if I sound like a really awkward fangirl (...it's true) or if I sound like a stalker or anything like that. ASDFGHJKL your writing is just so beautiful, and this story in particular is amazing.
thanks for finally update! gotta be honest, had to reread some chapters to remember what was going on. i'm so happy katie and oliver are starting a regular relationship instead of a pseudomarriage like they had. but omg a murder! i feel like i'm watching a daytime soap! great update keep them coming!
To be perfectly honest, I had to go back and reread the story, as well, but I knew I really wanted to put out an update. I really do love this story, and I want to give it more attention.
I agree about their relationship. Katie had never been in a real one, and Oliver had just got out of a bad one, so it was doomed to failure. Luckily, they love each other enough to stop and do it the right way. Let's just hope that the suspicion of Blake's murder doesn't fall where Katie's did. Eep!