And now the former Death Eater suddently becomes a gent... Poor Herms, I bet she was REALLY hoping he found a way towards his ignoble tendencies!!! Hehehe....
Great chapter!!! ^.^
I must appollogise for not reviewing before... I'm a bad, bad reader!!!
I like the story very much! My fave are the woes and treats of an older man going back to his younger self... Very juicy and funny part of the story.
The gryphon tattoed girl... it's Herms... we all know that. It just HAS to be her!! ^.^ Right? Anyhow, I like the way Adin seems to be much more bold and spunky than Severus. And how he seems to be "the new hunk" in Gryffindor.
AND you' re putting him in the Quidditch team. Interesting!! I wonder how that will turn out!
I'd like to see Sev interacting with some of his former colleagues, though, just for the fun of it... Althought I supose that would sot of endanger his alliby... Too bad!
Kuddos for a very original plotline and a nicely moving Severus/Hermione. I particularly like his characaterization. It seems very spot on and cannon compilant! ^_^
Whoolly cow!!! I think someone got into trouble tonight!!!!!
And I mean both, Herms and Sev!!!!!!
Maybe she'll let it slide or think she was being silly?
Maybe she had a bit too much to drink (which would explain why on Merlin's name she ended up in her date's room in the first place!!)
Only one way to find out... I'll keep reading!!!
Loving the story by the minute! Especially Snape's thoughts comparing peer acceptance with shaking rose brushes during the Yule Ball. That bit was just brilliant!!! ;)
Uhhhhhoooo!!! Spicy moment there!! I could almost savour that kiss that wasn't!!!! Damn!!! Pooor Sev!!!!
Loved this chapter!!!
Eagerto read about some face-sucking and tongue wrestling!
Uber great fic!!! I especially liked the fact that you made Hermione a bit of a teaser, a scarlet woman! As Mrs. Weasley thought she was!! ;) Go Herms!!!
And I literally squealed when I read "I love you Severus". ^_^
Hehehehe.. Harry being a right arse... that's interesting!! LOL! I think you had a tiny little Snape sitting on your shoulder while writing this chap! And he was very happy!
Anyhow, I like where this is going. Seems quite interesting. I'll go read some more! Kudos!
Nooooo!! Bloody hell! I did NOT see that coming!!! I wonder just who is it going to be you're going to "strike" with lust. That might be nearly as fun as a lazy Hermione!!
BTW, I just can't see how dear old hard working Herms is the perfect vessel for laziness!! Honesly, I'd have thought Ron was a much better candidate.. But, then, Ron might be better for envy or maybe glutonry? Gosh!!! Two sins down, five to go!! I'm soooo curious right now!
LOL! Keep 'em coming!!
...and then came the voice of Harry Potter!! YAY!!!
Nice one! ^.^
As usual, I like very much ANY update in this story!!!
I'm getting more and more fond of Dandy as time goes by. I feel for her lack of a closest family, but I think Duddley does love her very much, as well as her mum...
As for the Weasley-Potter clan... I'm surprized they did not pay a bit more attention to her.. They ought have been puzzled to have a muggle-born cousin pop out of nowhere. Right? I could understand if Harry had specifically instructed them NOT to overwhelm her, but we did not get hints towards that... yet.
I liked the details of Jame's overprotectiveness over Rose and, of course, the insight of my fave next-gen ship... Rose-Scorpious. Good one!!
We also got the hint that Albus is a bit book-wormish and quiet and that Dandy rahter liked that. Interesting....
But we're missing any clues as to what to expect from Hugo and Lily.
Regardless, you covered a lot of stuff in a short chap. Nearly single word you wrote was very important and interesting for the further development of the story.
Hope to soon see a new update!! ^_^
Author's Response: About the Dursleys -- Dandelion's family may not be close, but she does love them and they her. About the Weasleys -- they're just a little caught up in the whole exciting experience of going to Diagon Alley to prepare for a new school year. As in the books, it's a bit of a highlight of their summer. I promise they'll turn their attention to our protagonist soon. About James Sirius being overprotective -- it's probably the most fun part of the story for me right now. I smile every time I write some Scorpius-related banter between Rose and James. I'm a HUGE Rose/Scorpius shipper -- it's my second-favorite ship. About Lily and Hugo -- I'm trying to gradually work Lily Luna into the story bit by bit. Don't expect to see a whole lot of Hugo for a couple more chapters, though. I admit that I still need to do a little work on fleshing out his character. Thanks for the reminder! About your praise at the end of the review -- I'm flattered. Seriously. I can't think of a better compliment for an author than "Nearly single word you wrote was very important and interesting for the further development of the story." I promise I'll try to get you some updates soon, as there's few things that annoy me more than an author who rarely updates his or her WIP.
Great, trully and absolutrly gripping closing description of Dandelion's aspect. Which we hadn't had so far.
She's had it though BTW. No grandma, Vernon and Petunia as great grand-pa's...
I liked very much the little I read about Ella so far. You really should give bigger insight to her and her story as well.
It's an enthralling story! Keep the great work!!! ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing words and especially your feedback, which I'm sure to take it into account. This chapter that heavily focuses on what Dandelion has been thinking was written the way it was because of reviews. I wasn't planning on focusing too much on Ella or her backstory, but because of your review, among others, I may put a little bit in at some point in the story.
Uhhh... mystery guest. And one Harper loathes!! Awesome!! This just keeps getting interesting!!
Author's Response: *laughs* I try :)
Harper seems cool.
I like it that she misses sarcasm!!!
I suppose her story was particularly hurtful. Want to learn much more about it!!! So seeing as I have like 12 chapters ahead of me... If you'll excuse me, I have a great fic ti pursue!! Yours!! :)
Author's Response: I hope you enjoy it, do let me know what you think. :D
Hehehe... She promises to be a hard chatch Blaisy!!!! Run babe, if you run you might catch her!! ;)
Author's Response: I know, right? Thrill of the chase and all that....
Astoria is a gem! I think the professors should actually thank her!! ^.^
I think maybe little Snake might have to done some more talking to get Hermione to accept to dance with him. Maybe just add, "please"?
No matter how pro-healing Herms is, I'm pretty sure she'd have shown a bit more reticence. Just a thought. I'd envision Draco adding something like "You can slap me like in third if I step on your feet..." That would at least got a laugh out of her! One hopes...
Anyhow, I loved the fic. The bits about the castle healing itself. Hagrid being insecure about himself and actully making it to head of house. Snape's portrait being silent and sulky... I liked the details you included and the way you went throught the thoughts and feelings of Slughorn and Hagrid!
Kuddos for a great fic guys! ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your review! I'm rather fond of the idea of the castle healing itself, too - I just figured it had to be able to to have survived "A thousand years or more." The details are among the most fun parts to write, I think... Thanks again for reading, and *coughs delicately* if you like this, we both do have other fics!
Gosh!!! This chapter is so cramped with action... Took my breath away.
It's nice to see the muggle side of naming. I mean, Death Eaters are Oscars. Order of the Phoenix is Dovish, and so on...
I'm curious as to where the story is headed. But if this first chapter is a sample of what you've got in store for us... It's going to be a BLAST!
I appreciated that you tried (or at least that's the idea I got) to "translate" some of the military, gun-related language. I, personally have not idea what half that stuff is. I'm impressed you maneged to write about so much and with such a variety. I imagine it'd have taken a lot of research or copious amounts of previous knowledge.
I'm glad the summary caught my attention!! Great chapter!
Soon!? I'm freaking dying out here!!!!! This is bloody torture!! Hit me with the Cruciatus and don't bother lifting it, Bella, will you?
Okey, sorry about that. May have been uncalled.
I loved the nicknames, again. Royal, I presume is our dear Kingsley. And one of the twins is certainly behind the naming thing!
I had been innitially a bit sad since with the previous chapter it seemed as thought we would not get much of our usual canon characters. I've been pleasantly surprized!!
Ron, Neville, Ollivander, Luna, Fleur and Ginny were in Azkaban. Harry, Herms and Luna(?) out doing some killing...
Quite interesting your anti-Ringwraith (loved the name) missile. That was out of this world! Really. Simple, clever, effective. Your way of explaining it was what amused me the most. Caustic. I like Torrance's mind, her way of retelling the facts, precisely because of that.
Her worst moment was pretty intense and in the middle of a deadly intense moment, too! I liked the way she pulled out of it, namely, Jeff joke.
Speaking of whom, his maniacal smile (the one a psycho would envy) me likes, too.
Summing up, update soon! Great story!
Author's Response: Hey, glad you enjoyed the story! Again, apologies about the cliffhanger; I've already submitted the second half. With any luck, it'll be up in the very near future. I admit, I was a bit worried about the anti-Dementor missile; I thought I might have injected too much science (or biology, as the case may be) into explaining the Dementor's powers. Now I'm glad I kept it in. Thanks for your feedback!
I'm slightly dazzled, though. Was Avarice Loony Lovegood? Or the daughter of Abeforth Dumbledore's offspring? Or are they the very same person... (assuming said offspring was Luna's mother, whose name we don't know)?
Nice way to wrap it up. Go muggles and White Hats!! :)
Author's Response: I actually had quite a bit of background prepared for this story that did not make it into the final draft. I couldn't find a satisfactory way to include it all, especially since the narrator is a Muggle and Wizards tend to be cagey about sharing information with the non-magicals. Anyhow, the events of Weapons Free occur in a timeline where Dumbledore was not able to decisively Grindelwald and the Elder Wand. Therefore, the Wizarding World was split into two factions: the Dovish under Dumbledore and the Hawks under Grindelwald. Throughout it all, Grindelwald never stopped trying to resolve the situation between Dumbledore and himself. In a misguided effort to “return” Ariana to Dumbledore, Grindelwald cast a spell on Aberforth’s unborn granddaughter (sidebar: for some reason, I decided that Aberforth and Prof. Trelawney had a son… no idea why), shaping her in Ariana’s image. Although this action caused Albus to permanently cease all contact with Grindelwald, he couldn’t bring himself to undo the magic. Thus, the baby girl inherited Ariana’s name. Eventually, a young wizard named Tom Riddle would rise through the ranks and become head of the Hawk military arm. While Grindelwald initially mentored Riddle, their relationship would deteriorate over the years over Grindelwald’s “soft” policy towards the Dovish. In the end, Riddle seized control of the Hawks in a brutal coup, killing Grindelwald. The self-proclaimed Dark Lord then used his newfound power to crush the Dovish and launch a full-scale attack on the Muggles, which leads directly into the conflicts portrayed in Weapons Free. Hope that helps!
THANK YOU GINNY!!
Quite a git Seamus! I was pretty happy when he caught her... now, not so much! Although we have to admit, she did start the kiss...
Like it. I want to see where this goes!
Uhhh... Hermione is feeling reckless!! Nice!
I like where this is going.. kind of... I mean the plot. Not the idea of Hermione unconscious and some random person approaching her... That's puzzling and interesting and a bit scary.
A detail if I may, wasn't Cormac a Ravenclaw? By the way you described his way to come pick up Hermione for the party, sounds like he came down the Gryffindor boy's staircase...
BTW, I just loooooved how you have Herms this edgy, alluring ways. Usually I see her portrayed as a goody-two-shoes who can't flirt to save her life. It was refreshing to see her seducing a troll (and enjoying how easy it was) What can I cay, some guys simple are like that!! So, yeah, I liked that part very much!
I like this turn of events very much! ^_^
Hoping for a quick update!!
Author's Response: Awe thanks! I thought exploring this side of her would be an interesting task. And nope, Cormac was a Gryffindor, Remember he tried out for the Quidditch team against Ron? And I was hoping to leave the ending in a bit of suspense :) Yes, some guys just are that simple. Fun right? haha
If reviews make your heart grow, I'm sending this as a token of my gratitude towards thos lovely one-shot. It made mine grow at least one size.
I believe this was a truly lovely recap of what might have transpired that night. The doubts, the fear, the dread in the middle of the night... Harry's snores! *giggles* Good one!