"It's so FLUFFY!!"
... what?!? I thought she did it, then I thought she didn't, then I thought she did, and now I think she didn't! *grumbles incoherantly* Anyway, great story! I'll be waiting with bated breath for the next chapter!
PS Cliffies are evil. Amazing, but evil.
Eek! I love this story! You should update... soon. XD
Well, your story now has he hooked. I didn't care for the intimate scenes in the beginning, but you got better with them as the story continued. Either way, I'm addicted. Please update soon. XD
Author's Response: I'm glad you are enjoying the story more now. The next chapter is in the queue. --Jenny
Harry and Ron... Draco and Hermione... all in the same suite. This should go just /great/.
I love how Draco, the player, is the one pursuing an actual relationship and Hermione is still undecided. XD Funny.
I still love your story. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when I see you've updated... so you should update again. Soon. XD
Author's Response: I hope you like the way I handle all the relationships in the next couple chapters. You'll have to let me know. Thanks, Jenny
All right, as an avid R/Hr shipper, I feel a bit guilty saying this, but FINALLY! Progress! I loved this chapter. Please update soon!
Author's Response: I'm an avid R/Hr shipper too, so imagine how I feel!?! But I'm having so much fun writing Draco/Hermione that I can't help myself. Thanks, Jenny
Yay, they caught him! I'll admit, I thought Hermione might end up being his last victim, but, however romantic it might have been for Draco to save her, I'm still very glad I was wrong.
Hermione is being silly, though. She wants things with Draco to be /casual/?? I understand her reasoning, but still... a little sad.
Waiting with bated breath for your next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback! I guess I think of Hermione as the invincible one in the story... The next chapter is in the queue already, so you shouldn't have to wait long. --Jenny
Harry Potter had seen death - a lot of death. Friends had passed in his lifetime, more so than any one person should ever experience, but how much is too much, even for the Chosen One?
Ron Weasley is dead, leaving behind his wife and his best mate. How can these two cope with their Trio being cut down to two? And when danger lurks in the shadows, can they find the strength to fight for one another?
Okay, first off, please please /please/ tell me that there's some chance that Hope is really Ron's. I mean, I know it's more than a little unlikely, but I'm begging here.
This story is amazing, of course. You're writing style is, as always, engaging and intense; I've already cried more than once.
This is why I usually wait for stories to be finished before I start reading them, though. Now I have to wait for the next chapter! By the way, cliffies are evil. Amazing, but evil.
I'm trying to think up some constructive criticism, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. All I've got for you right now are barrels and carts full of praise on a great story.
Please update soon!
PS Quick questions... do you have any relation whatsoever to Joss Whedon and/or do you believe in Murphy's Law?
Hehe, I'm so not telling whose baby it is until it's the right time, and while Harry's trapped in a trunk and buried underground probably isn't it. :D
I live and die by the cliffie, I can't lie. Each successive chapter is meant to rachet up the tension and drive the story along, and considering the nature of the plot, it's almost necessary. I have, however, been trying to update faster as to not drive the readers batty with the cliffies.
I have no idea how Joss Whedon is, but I definitely believe in Murphy's Law. Well, at any rate, I agree that the science of statistics and probability substantiate it, since for the most part, most actions have more negative outcomes than positive. That's what separates fluffy stories from dark/angst stories; one focuses on the nice things that come from the characters' decisions, and the other on the not so nice aspects.
Lovely review! Thanks for reading and stopping in to say hello, and as always, it is much appreciated.
In her seventh year, Katie Bell knew what it was like to fear death. A year later, she learnt what it was like to see it in front of her. Nothing she had ever experienced had prepared her to deal with the aftermath of that. And then he came.
Caught in a whirlwind of Quidditch, heartbreak, and a rivalry, Katie struggled with her jumbled mess of feelings, one of which she hadn't expected but was growing certain that she could never live without.
Oh my freaking Salazar! This story WON TWO 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Post-Hogwarts Story and Best Non-Canon Romance Story. *flail*
This (late) update was brought to you by the (belated) birthday of the ever-lovely Hannah / h_vic. She is a star and an excellent friend!
... all right, I love Katie, but she's a idiot sometimes!
I absolutely love this story so far! At first, I thought you might be going too fast, but now that I see where you were taking the story, I understand. I also love your portrayal of post-war Harry. A lot of stories paint him as happy and moving on with life, but it really seems in character for him to run himself out trying to do more for everybody. All in all, great fic! I can't wait for the next chapter.
Well, one thing I wanted to portray in this story is that Katie has problems that she needs to work through, and being with Oliver, while sublime at times, just kept her from directly facing these problems. Her visiting Draco was one of the first steps she took on her own to regaining her mental fortitude. For both their sakes, they do need to get going in the right direction. :)
Thank you for reading and reviewing, and I'm glad you enjoy the story.
... aww! This was so adorable, and intense, and... wow. Just wow. I'm crying and grinning all at once! If this had been your hundredth HP fic, this story would be amazing; seeing as it's your first, it's mind boggling. You're style is engaging, your characters are on par, and your emotional connections are... well, see the wow's above. It was a bit confusing at times, but that was a great way to portray their thoughts, since so rarely do people think linearly to begin with. All in all, great story! I hope to see more of your writing in the future.
Author's Response: wow, i can't begin to say my appreciation for that lovely review. its great to hear, it really is encouraging to a budding writer like me. thanks so much, thats just amazing of you to say. :)
So far, your story is great. You've got a good balance between James/Lily drama and angst. Please update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'll try. I've already started chapter three. :) <3Mere
... okay, I'm fairly certain that I've read this before. Still, I liked it just as much this time around! The premise is great. Please update soon!
Happy Birthday, Teh Bookworm!!
Okay, I admit that I cheated. I looked at the other reviews before I wrote my own. ^_^ I'll be honest and admit that I was confused about the first one, though Narcissa was my slight suspicion. The second one was a toss up between Ginny and Molly for me (I thought Ginny might be wearing a dress her mother made, since I couldn't see her making one herself), and I thought the third was Hermione. I'm very impressed with the rhyme scheme you've got going, and I loved the flow. Beautiful piece!
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it, and Miss Bookworm will appreciate the good wishes.
The poem was written as a ballade, which is a convoluted pain in the butt, especially with the rhyme scheme I picked, but I figured that, if Emily Dickinson can cheat on rhymes, I could too, lol.
I wanted a measure of ambiguity wiht the brides, yet still maintain an identity that, once figured out, reconciles with what you know of the character as well as the content of the poem. In fact, all of your suspicions have merit, though I would think that, unless Molly really wanted to hand-make it, Harry would just fork out the Galleons for Ginny's dress.
Anyway, thank you for the visit, and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. :)