Very nice chapter...quite a swing of emotions and reactions. Glad to have another point of tension between Hermione and Draco that will eventually strengthen the relationship. As for Ron not being punished as of yet...perhaps there should be some kind of censor put on him at work? A desk job for x-amount of weeks, plus anger management training and a block on his access to Hermione's floo. No amount of fame should prevent him feeling some consequences for his actions.
I enjoyed the confrontation between Astoria and Draco. Eventually he will realize the positives associated with Hermione's presence in his life...but not yet. They have a long way to go.
Looking forward to another chapter!
I was so happy to see you had posted a new chapter. I wanted Ron to be arrested but I didn't want him to go to Azkaban forever. I guess there wasn't another choice though, like going to regular jail for a month. I think that Draco letting Ron attack him like that showed how much he loves Hermione. And, bless Hermione for contacting Astoria and the elder Malfoys and for doing that when everybody knew it was her ex who attacked Draco. Despite the fact that Draco sent Hermione away, I'm confident they'll get back together. Great chapter.
Amazing story! I really loved it.
Excellent! I knew the floo would eventually spit out Ron at an unwelcomed time! I like how you kept Draco's responses controlled, from the first arm motion on the sofa until the end of the duel. Didn't see the Incidaere Curse coming...very effective. At first I thought Ron might hit Hermione with a curse as she ran into the room, resulting in Draco's protective side rising to the fore. Still, I like how you turned the plotline and look forward to a bit more confrontation between Ron and Hermione...a clearing of the air, so to speak that leaves Ron without doubt that the marriage is over. Oh yes...I hope you use Draco's time-restrictive visits with Scorpius to motivate Hermione to set up a more secure visitation system that benefits everyone in the family. Good job. I am anxious for the next chapter.
OMG!!! Here I was all excited that Draco and Hermione were having a romantic Christmas Eve and BAM! in comes trouble...poor Draco. I hope he is okay and I hope this brings Hermione and Draco closer versus tear them apart. Harry and Ginny's reaction to help Draco and Hermione and show anger towards Ron really shows who the wrong party is in all of this. Great job, keep it up!
This chapter was totally priceless. It was great having Ron walk in right after Draco and Hermione had sex. It would've been even better if he'd flooed in when they were doing it. This chapter was so good that I almost choked on my breakfast bagel--even now I feel like I've swallowed too big of pieces:D I was excited and eating too fast. I really think Harry should arrest Ron. He hit an unarmed wizard with a Dark Curse. I loved your descriptions of Draco dueling. It was like he was calmly standing there swatting at an annoying fly. Excellent chapter. Seriously, Ron should be arrested.
I don't know what it is. You're not real descriptive with the racy parts but at the same time I can imagine what's going on. I've always been scared of writing sex scenes. I'm afraid of what people will think, whether good or bad. I wish I could come out of that shell. I was busy last week so I let a couple of your chapters slip by. Now I have a couple to read on this nice weekend. Great chapter.
Ah. it was terrible when this chapter ended. You're doing such a great job! Can't wait to keep reading
LOVE this chapter! I wonder what made Draco surprise Hermione by Floo...nice touch! I enjoyed seeing Draco start to open up more about his situation with Scorpius. I hope that Hermione gets to be more open about her relationship with Draco and I am happy to see that they will be spending Christmas Eve together. I look forward to the weekly updates : )
Very nice; richly interwoven with emotion. I appreciate your subtle,but heady description in the opening paragraphs. (I was a tad nervous one of the other "unrestricteds" would floo in at a most inopportune moment!) Thank you for abbreviating the inevitable Ron/Hermione post-divorce talk; I thought Hermione's summary to Draco was effective on the heels of Astoria's curt/dictatorial visit and Draco's unexpected outburst...which I also thought shed a stunning light on the Malfoy situation. (Hadn't considered the wizarding world being concerned about Draco raising Scorpius in the same manner Lucius raised him! ) Glad to know you will be posting weekly...I am enjoying the story. I hope you have maintained the tension that sets up Draco and Hermione's discussions and revelations of self. Good job
I'm really loving this story, and I'm glad it's being updated so quickly!
Can't say this is the most eventful chapter since Hermione and Draco didn't even see eachother, but it was interesting to see more of the other characters. It looks like Ron is regetting the divorce but I hope Hermione doesn't cave and take him back. I also hope that Draco and Hermione get to see eachother over the holidays. I will be interested to see how they all break the news to the kids. Can't wait for more : )
in my mind i've always seen ron as a hypocrite too lol! i agree with fynnsmom. ew i can't believe he wouldn't agree if hermione was dating someone & ron was. ah men. haha! good chapter, can't wait to read more.
I knew it, I knew it. Ron's a big fat hypocrite. I hate to see someone suffer but I can't wait for Ron to find out what's going on with Hermione. It will be fun to find out how different people react when they find out about Draco and Hermione. Great chapter. Can't wait for more.
I wonder what she's going to owl Ron about. Will she brag a little:D Or will she ask him about Christmas plans? At least Harry wasn't too hard on her. I wonder when Draco and Hermione will be see in public, socially. I wonder what Ron will do. I'll bet he thinks Hermione is in mourning over losing him. Great chapter.
Sorry, another thought after I submitting the first: I like the way you've brought Pansy and Draco together and revealed the trust issue between them. I think you would be doing the story a big favor by not breaking it. Perhaps a show of solidarity between these Slytherin friends that will eventually bring about change in Draco's ability to interact with Scorpio more frequently in future?
Wonderful chapter! The story needed this aside; non- Hermione/Draco interaction and an opportunity to set the stage for future conflicts/resolutions. I encourage you to continue on this course. Hermione and Ron must sit down with their children and Draco needs time with Scorpio. I hope you do not leave the "telling" to Ron alone...unless you desire to expose him as the short-sighted doofus he appears to be in this tale. Harry and Ginny's presence would be stablizing, in any case. I doubt Hermione would want her children to think badly of their father no matter what he's done...but I also hope you give the kids opportunity to call out Wendi on their own. Let them submit her to a child's critique and question her motives for getting involved with a married man in the first place, no matter how unhappy their parents were. Just a thought. Good writing, and good luck!
I'm glad they almost did it:D I think they both have something to consider now. I thought Hermione would stay for dinner but I suppose she was more comfortable in leaving and going home to think. Great chapter.
I was getting breathless during the duel. I was reading faster and faster. The instructor did play a dirty trick. The only tiny flaw was that I think of Draco of being a man of the world. I think he would know about Shakespeare and who Romeo was. I can't wait for the next chapter. I'm so glad I noticed this story and decided to try it.
I loved this chapter although I could see them going to one of the other's flats. That's what I would've done at that age:D I've got the biggest smile thinking about what I would've done. Not only are you naughty but you're getting me to be naughty also. I'm at work at the end of my work day and I'm reading fan fiction. I haven't had a drink but I feel like I've had Hermione's 3-4 glasses of wine--big glasses. See, I can't remember how many glasses Hermione and I have had. She has to get home and so do I:D You're a naughty, naughty doctor:D