This is such a sweet little story... I could definitely see this happening in the actual book. I've been reading a lot of Hermione/Draco and Hermione/Harry fan fictions lately, so this was a breath of fresh air from all those stories and reminded me who was really meant for Hermione. I loved the way it was written- It was so easy to picture the scenes, and understand what Ron was thinking... Very good story! I'll be looking for more written by you!
Author's Response: Oh, yay! I'm so glad you liked this one and that you found Shell Cottage as well. I branch out once in a while, but lately, I've been missing the days when I wrote primarily Ron-Hermione. So I decided to finish this as its been sitting on my hard drive for so long. Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate it!
I can't remember the last time I felt the urge to click on a story on this site and read it. actually, I can, now that I think about it. But we won't go there, because I was the victim of misleading advertising. With you, however, I can guarantee that I'll be reading a story about Ron and Hermione, and not a story about two entirely different characters with the same names.
This is not a long story, but it's brilliantly written and I can't even find a Britpick in it! I love Ron's worries, his constant panic that he'll say, or do, the wrong thing. I love the way you show Hermione's vulnerabilities, too. Thank you.
Author's Response: Yay! I'm so glad you did decide to click and that you weren't disappointed! I so appreciate what you said about the characterization. It means a lot coming from a canon stickler like you (takes one to know one, yes?). I would consider it a colossal failure if the characters did not ring true. And the icing on the cake... no Britpicks! Mwahahaha! It's because I've been practicing and getting better. Between you and Carole, I hope to never feature a sidewalk or a front yard in any of my stories ever again. :) Thanks again for the click and for the fab review, Neil! ~ Lori
I've been looking for a story of that night and I have read some till now, but none of them made complete sense! This story is the best story of that night in my opinion...and it's the kind that I can believe might have actually happened. So...great job!
P.S. The title is very good too!
Author's Response: So glad I wasn't the only one sitting around wondering what the deal was with that hand-holding business. Hehe. It's good to hear you found this version believable and satisfying. It was fun to write. Thanks for the comment about the title -- I changed it from the original drabble and think this one suits better as well. Thanks again. I'm so grateful when readers take the time to leave a review. ~ Lori
When I saw that you had written another story, WeasleyMom, I was thrilled. "Scenes from Shell Cottage" is one of my favorite stories of all time, and I wanted to thank you for writing it. "A Light in the Gap" is as good as expected; you seem to understand Ron and Hermione on a different level. The subtleties of their interactions are what make their relationship so special - this story gives them their due.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I'm glad Shell Cottage is a favorite of yours and that you decided to click on this one, too. I have so many of the Ron/Hermione missing moments floating around in my daydreams... trying to get more of them down this year, I hope. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for leaving a review--I really appreciate it when readers take the time. ~ Lori