Excitedly awaiting the result of this chess match! you did a good job building up suspense.
I am enjoying this story SO much. It makes my day when I check in at lunch and see another chapter. Thanks for sharing it with us!
A suitor for Sybill Trelawney - good for her!
Haha I love it! Ron is such a git, it's good to see Hermione unwind a bit and enjoy herself (with the Headmaster, of course!)
Fantastic!! Anticipation running rampant for the next chapter! I can hardly wait to see what happens next. Who would have thought that Snape and Hermione would be such an interesting couple. Maybe I'm just infatuated with Professor Snape myself, after all, I am a die hard
Star Trek fan and Mr Spock always intrigued me. Keep up the good work!
very well written.
I love that last sentence:D I agree with Crookshanks--why isn't Severus going to comfort Hermione? I know, I know, that would be moving too quickly and Hermione wouldn't like that either. I liked that you let Severus have a little bit of compassion for Ron and how he didn't know how to handle women. I'm curious about what Arthur said to Ron. I'm sure he was told to apologize at least. Thanks for this New Year's gift. It made my day.
I wait with bated breath for the next chapter in this story. It's absolutely wonderful; I love the characters and how believable the premise is. Keep it up!
I think sewing while being read to sounds wonderful. That's something I could get into in a big way. Unfortunately, I have to do one or the other. I wonder if Harry's relationship with Draco will differ now that Harry knows Draco is gay. Krum is always a good addition to stir things up. I see you have odd little squares sprinkled throughout your story. They show up in mine also. I spent a lot of time taking them out of the last chapter I posted. Do you have any ideas why it does that? It's a real time-consuming pain to sit there and remove them all. Great chapter. I hope you and Subhub had a lovely holiday:D
I can not wait for more for this story! I have read all your other stories and love the Hermoine/Snape interaction! You get the characters down pat!
I'm so glad you've brought Krum in. It provides another level of tension. I guess it would be too easy for Severus to just be able to protect Hermione. Ron's really no competition. I think Severus and Ron had better watch out for Krum:D Great chapter.
I like that you're making the Headmaster work hard for his position by Hermione's side. I wonder where Ron is. Do you think he went home to pout? I think I'd like to see him make an arse of himself with another girl in front of Hermione. Then, have Severus come in to comfort Hermione:D Excellent chapter.
These chapters get better and better. I could see Harry as being gay but I had a hard time thinking of Draco as gay. Since those two aren't my interest in reading this story, that really doesn't matter. My very favorite part was hearing Severus convincing himself that he was the best person to escort Hermione--that he had to do it for Hogwarts. I happen to believe that's true but I guess he had to justify it. This story is like watching an elaborate game or maybe a puppet show with Severus as the puppeteer. Excellent chapter. How long is this story? I like to know so I know how long I have to enjoy this holiday gift:D
Ron really is a sore loser. I found myself wondering once again, why can't people just shut up sometimes. And why is it that when people lose out in a relationship, they have to stand there and insult the other person. I've seen it happen many times. Those words are hurtful and make it nearly impossible to forgive and forget. I did think it was very funny that Severus was able to take advantage of "the show." Great chapter.
I don't know much about poker but I'm sure you described it perfectly. I loved that Dumbledore was able to play and that he could still enjoy his sweets. I don't think the next day is going to go well for Ron. Hermione is already tired of him and this will be the final straw and it won't take much for her to figure out what happened. Ron's temper is going to get the best of him. I loved this chapter.
I'm loving this story. Roll on chapter 8... :-)
I check back like every hour or so looking for ch 7 you are by far my favorite author!!! I need my next Subversa fix lol
That was wonderful. My favorite part was when Hermione handed Severus her handkerchief as a good luck token. The thought of Dumbledore joining the poker game via his portrait was very funny. I love it when the portraits participate i everything. I guess they're kind of skypeing from heaven. Great chapter.