Fun-loving guy who came to enjoy the world of Harry Potter while reading the stories with my children. I developed an appreciation for the stories that people have been inspired to create and share out of their love for the tale and its characters
This is my first review as I've only just discovered your fic. I recently started reading H/Hr stories after asking myself, "What if..." one day and I've come across your story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading what you have so far and I can't wait until you post the next chapter. I am tantalized by the path you have our star-crossed lovers on. The story is very original, which isn't found too often these days.
I know it's been a while since you've posted a new chapter but I hope you haven't lost the fire. Keep up the awesome work.
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?
This is my first review as I've only just discovered your fic. I started reading H/Hr stories after asking myself, "What if..." one day and I've come across your story. Thoroughly enjoying it and I can't wait until you post the nect chapter. I like the idea of Harry sacrificing (*since that's his thing*) to allow the auror corps to go after the baddies and I am tantalized by the path you will take our destined lovers on. The story is quite fresh and original, not to mention well-written, which isn't found too often these days.
Keep up the awesome work. And you can tell the voice, I'm listening. ;-)
Aww, you have made my day, my friend. I really want my story to be plausible and 'if such and such happened, then this is how it would go' sort of thing...if that made any sense at all. I really appreciate that you like my story enough to review for the first time. My own first review was borne by reading a fic that I loved so much that it inspired me to write one of my own.
Take care and happy reading,
P.S. - The voice says hello. :D
I am sooooooo glad I checked for updates to your story today. If it's been a while since I posted a "Great Job" to you, it's because things have been busy.
Anyway, I have really enjoyed the last four chapters. Very interesting plot twists to keep the story lively; especially old George being so sneaky. EX-cellent!
This chapter stuck out though, because you really wrote the birth with more emotion than previous chapters; the descriptions of Harry & Hermione's actions and responses was vivid.
Tons of props to you!! =)
One thing I've learnt from being in a large family is that childbirth is more nerve-racking and intense than the world's biggest roller coaster. It takes a particular brand of stamina to endure the process as a spectator. Plus, Harry had never so much as considered children by this point, so when he was put into the roll of mum, dad, and house elf, it sort of culminated to the intense experience of being with Hermione as she gave birth. I'm glad that came across.
Thanks as always for your review, Sean, and I'm glad you have time in your busy schedule to read my little tale. It means a lot to me as an author. :)
Great chapter! You're doing an awesome job with the various emotions from Harry & Hermione and how it affects their actions or reactions; especially the inner turmoil and how that plays out.
I like how you had Harry drug Hermione and bring her home. I'm not surprised at her parents reactions either. Maybe they see something Hermione can't at the moment. ;-)
I like the cliff-hanger ending, as well. Hermione's last-ditch effort is passionate.
I'm looking forward to the next installment. =)
If Harry is anything, he is dedicated to Hermione's safety. He knows what it's like for a kid to be without parents, so of course he's going to do whatever he thinks is right to make sure Hope and Hermione are unharmed.
That being said, he's an idiot for assuming that Hermione wouldn't have a couple of her 'insufferable know-it-all' tricks up her sleeve.
Next chapter is in the works, and as usual, thanks for reading/reviewing. :D
Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends.
Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut.
'The One' is an insidious myth, and 'Meant To Be' smacks of a hope to which no one has a right.
It's a shame the two of them bought into it for so long.
And it's too bad old habits are so hard to break.
Wow, I really like how you've set up the story with these first few chapters. I've read so many fanfic stories that open with emotional scenes or tragic events but you've captured sme snippets of something that can happen in anyone's life and I think that's what struck me. You've set this story apart from so many others by or idling some raw emotional reflections and let a reader empathize with the character(s).
I reall like the scene of H & Hr on the bathroom floor sharing a personal moment. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
Author's Response: Hi, Sean, I'm so sorry for the delay in responding, but as the sole food source for a tiny human, my hands have been sort of full for the last couple of weeks. I'm sure you can understand.... Anyway, I'm pleased you approve of my story so far. I will gladly let other authors romp in the domain of the hugely tragic if I may dawdle in the mundane and un-extraordinary. That's where we all really live, isn't it? The every-day carries plenty of pain if we look hard enough. I see no need to manufacture big events when just existing in the world with other people can hurt so badly. I hope to have the next bit up soon...if my little guy will allow it. Thank you so much for reading and for the review! ~Susan