Well done! Although my own life did not have nearly the drama in it that Neville's did to stimulate the fears for the future that he had, I had VERY similar reservations before I asked my (now) wife to marry me.
I thought that the use of the fake Galleon with the Protean charm on it was a nice touch, in that it was a nice tie-in to canon without beating us over the head with anything, since both he and Luna kept their coins with them at Hogwarts even after the DA stopped meeting.
The whole story struck me as believable, especially from the perspective of the relationships. The characters, though we see them only briefly, seem to be comfortable in their own skins, so to speak. Perhaps this is because you are using canon characters, but you did a good job of keeping them in character, and also of making them seem realistic on a personal level.
I, too, hope that you will continue to write more fanfiction.
This is a nice read. I like the idea of the DA getting together for a reunion of sorts. I have to confess, it's hard to imagine such good friends falling so seriously out of touch for such a long time (esp Neville with all of the others, when we know he was an auror), but still, we don't really know, do we? So it could have happened this way. Loved that it was Ginny who went after him and not Hannah. It was a nice, satisfying surprise, and the proposal at the end was very sweet. :) Good luck for the competition! ~Lori
Loved it! I have to admit, I was kind of used to Neville/Luna, but i loved the way you finished like that:
'Her smile was answer enough.'
Also, I really liked the idea of 'going on', but not forgetting entirely.
I enjoyed your story so much. I wish you would have wrote more at first but then I realized you had a perfect ending. It was beautiful. My only thing is I don't recall a fake coin that was associated with the D.A. It was still a brilliant idea though. I also loved when you went into depth on Neville's thoughts. You should become a prefessional author one day and maybe write romance novels.