So, me being me, I was hunting down your list of fics looking for Wild Card. And then I see one with the title "If You Only Knew," and I was like, oh my goodness, Shinedown! (Their album has been on repeat on my iPod for the last week because I got it for Christmas xD) So I clicked on it, even though I don't really ship H/Hr anymore.
And you're ze SPEW queen, so I shouldn't give you a *flail this was so good* review. And so I shall try not to.
But oh my goodness, Jess, this was just fabulous. I loved the talk about soul mates, although I would have thought that Harry would believe in them. And I liked how this was still pretty much canon, not a Harry-and-Hermione-go-run-off-into-the-sunset fic. Although I hated that Ron and Hermione broke up.
I do agree with what Harry thought, though, I never saw any romantic spark between Harry and Hermione. At all. Once I thought about it, that's what made me stop shipping Harmony.
But even though I don't ship Harmony, this was still a fabulous fic. And Shinedown is still equally fabulous xD
I'm a very finicky Harmony shipper. I have to see the possibility, see the plausibility, and, if at all possible, see it fit into canon. To me, the mark of good non-canon pairings and canon-contradictory pairings is to make them feel like they could/should have happened. While this probably isn't my best work, I don't doubt for a minute that either Harry or Hermione contemplated what life would be like if they had chosen differently. In the end, I don't think they would've changed their minds, but if circumstances had changed just a bit — a thought acted upon, a yearning not pushed out of the mind — there might've been something there.
Anyway, thank you for the review. This story, while read a lot, felt a bit unloved review-wise, so it's nice to know that people are still reading it. :D
When I read "Goblet of Fire" when I was 9, I kind of thought they would end up together. And I can see all this confusion happening. It was great! By the way, I love that song you named it after. It's always cool to use song lyrics in writing :)
Haha, I'm right there with you. I remember reading HBP and being annoyed that Harry was being slated to end up with Ginny and Hermione with Ron. Still a bit miffed about it, but I guess it's not my call. It doesn't mean I can't bend it a little for my ebil purposes. :D
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
This story is so very wonderful. One complaint though, it needs a sequel! You left us hanging with a one shot, it's so not right. It's a cruel and unusual punishment. I think all of us Harmony fans would love and much appreciate a sequel. So you should consider that.
Great one shot!
Hmm, I might have it in me for a sequel, but in the future. If you're looking for more (smuttier) Harmony, I recommend checking out Heat of the Moment. :D
Thanks for the review. *hugs*
All I have to say this time is brilliant. I love harmony so much, and you make it so real. You are amazing. You seem to do a lot of birthday gifts. I'd love one if you have the time.
Hehe, I might just do that at some point. Granted, I'd have to finish the six or so I haven't completed yet, but my mind is always full of ideas. I'm glad you like it. :) I have a Harmony-esque poem and one-shot, and then a chaptered, but that's all I have left, lol.
Although I'm not really into Harry/Hermiones, I really liked this one. You made their relationships with other people (Ron, Ginny) seem real and not just...random, I guess. I liked the discussion about "soul mates" and what that entails and what that means. Again, great job, and I loved the ending. ~Olivia
I think everyone does a lot of soul searching in the hours leading up to a monumental occasion, be it marriage or graduation or whatever. It only makes sense that one of them get cold feet. I wanted this to be a bit of a reality check for both of them, especially Harry. I believe it is possible to be in love with two people at once, and I think he just didn't think about that possibility until Hermione was breaking up in front of him.
Thanks for reviewing, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story, despite it not being your cup of tea. :)