Ohhlala! Yet another great chapter!
Exciting! I love how Dudley still retains some instance of his father's ideals "that lot", and such. I see his brain power has gone up much, either. :P
Wow, this is a great beginning. I love how you started and ended with Dudley's dreams. He's come out as a transformed person. :)
I might be wrong, but I thought that Muggles and Squibs couldn't see dementors? Anyway, I absolutely loved Lavender's sudden appearance, and her reaction to Ron's name. :P
Exactly how many years after the Battle is this? Keep up the good work! :D :D :D
A lot going on in this chapter and we leave with Dudley in a spot of bother.
That punch, in it's own way, is as good as watching Hermione punch Malfoy...
Fast thinking for Dudley, but as you are developing the character, he seems to be improving as he moves out on his own, away from his parents, and that makes perfect sense in context. I'm really glad he was able to rescue himself, and I am assuming he doesn't die from the venom...
I really like this chapter in particular. Not only is there a lot going on that is not over-explained, but I can see the action, and while dramatic, it isn't melodramatic. Nice fine line you've walked there.
I got an alert for this comment, but yes please, I'd like a PM. Thanks.
You said at the beginning of this chapter that it was a rather long one. Truthfully, I hadn't noticed. In my opinion, the longer the better! I was struck by how true to the actual books the wedding was. Ghosts, house elves, and talking portraits- I never thought I'd say this, but poor Dudley! And not just because of Harry's (very) magical wedding, but because of the way Rita twisted his words (as we all knew she would) and Parvati, and his hopes for boxing again being let down, and that mystery person at the end... I bet it was Fenrir Greyback! It was good to see Draco again, too. I look forward to the rest of the story! Please publish it soon, please!
Ooh, things are heating up between Parvati and Dudley! I'm sure it's just my romantic fool side, but just imagine if he proposed at Harry and Ginny's wedding! This chapter was a little slower than the others, but that's fine- you can't have action all the time, can you? I'm really looking forward to the next chapter and finding out more about Greyback's plans with the sword. And thank you so much for the shout out! You're too kind; I'm just letting you know what a great read your story is. Keep writing!
Hmm, looking back, asking if Dudley was completely stupid was rather rhetorical, no? And I didn't get an alert for your response to my review. I don't know what;'s wrong, this happens with no other story.
Author's Response: Would you like me to PM you when I update just in case? I can't guarantee I'll remember but there are only two chapters left, I should be able to do that...
This...this is no place to live us hanging off. And I don't even know if I;'ll get an alert!!!
Author's Response: Haha I'm sorry about the cliffie! And about you not getting update alerts. I don't know what that's about... As for Dudley's interview with Rita, well, I thought it would be funny to show how far awry good intentions can go if you're that misinformed. Dudley may have changed but he'll never exactly be the brightest bulb, and that's sort of what's fun about him, he's so flawed. Anyway, I really enjoyed your outraged reactions (I know I'm evil) so thanks for that, and thanks for reviewing. Cheers!
WHAT DID DUDLEY JUST TELL HER? And if he still wants to go to dinner with Parvati why is he pretending he can't remember? NO, WAIT- WHAT DID HE TELL RITA? IS HE COMPLETELY STUPID?
And I didn't get updates for your story again. Why why why? It was just lucky I noticed it on the recent list. :(
This really is a great story. I hope Dudley is not in too much trouble Where is the house elf? More please.
great story, can't wait for the next instalment!
Also inconceivable to have Draco in Alberforth's pub. Yep...a bit of a stretch. As for the ensuing drama about to break forth at Harry's house...still too many pieces missing to make sense!!!! At least for this reader. Otherwise, keep the chapters coming fast!!
Thank you for the shout out...you are so sweet! The story about Parvati being haunted by her ex boyfriend is quite interesting. I was excited to see that our couple is finally dating and I of course can't wait for the Potter-Weasley wedding...love this fic, update soon!!!
Oh, nicely done there! I can't wait for more :)
Oh that was awesome!!
Oh no! Why must you torture me in this way? I want to read the rest! No, correction- I need to read the rest! I need to go to Harry's wedding! Watch from the sidelines as Dudley and Parvati's relationship (hopefully) flourishes! Shudder over Rita Skeeter's deliciously scandalous article! Chew my nails half off while imagining in terror what Greyback has possibly got planned with the sword and that poor girl! Please, please write more, and soon!
Author's Response: Oh Merlin thank you for all the amazing, detailed reviews! I'm sorry about the slip-up with Dudley getting caught in the reptile cage; I must have watched the movie too many times... I'm really glad you're enjoying this story and I will try to update as soon as possible. I like to bring Rita Skeeter into all my stories, she's just such great fun. And you might perhaps get a glimpse of Draco Malfoy later on... Thanks again for your enthusiasm, it's really appreciated! Cheers :)
Great as usual so far! I'm glad that Dudley is striking his relationship with Parvati back up. One thing- Dudley didn't actually get trapped in the glass; that was only the movie version. Keep up the good work!