Hermione knew this thing she had with Malfoy was purely physical. She knew she shouldn't have fallen in love with him. And she knew that when he said he loved her too, a dozen misfortunes would befall them. Yet they both did admit it and just when she thought this temporary relationship might just last, she was left all alone and he?...Well he became one of Them.
RUNNER-UP in the Dangerous Liaisons Awards for "The Where Did That Come From Award" (Best Twists and Turns) and WINNER in the He Had it Coming Awards.
I also want to add that all this support you all have given me is just fabulous. Thanks a lot. I love you guys!
Aww! So sweet! Finally found the end of it and really enjoyed it. I must say that I've enjoyed all your stories so far, and this was no exception. I liked your characterization of the two, and hope to read more of your work soon.
Okay, so I was searching for stories for a challenge, and I found this one, and I realized that it was the one I started a few weeks ago and never finished. So I finished it, and it was brilliant! Snape is one of my favourite characters and I must say that I love the way you portrayed him. Are you going to write a sequel? Anyway, I'll look for more from you.
Author's Response: No, no sequel. I'm no longer writing fanfiction. Glad you liked the story. Thanks for letting me know!
Wow, just love the story, it works with HBP even though you wrote most of it before the book came out. Hmm, as for title ideas, I like the whole theme of her slowly giving up everything...so perhaps something like Frozen Partings, Tears of Stone, Between Twilight and Darkness, Lacrima Serpentis (tears of the snake)...something like that perhaps.
Author's Response: Wow I like the last one! Hahaaha. Thank you so much for your ideas and your time.
Really interesting, I like stories like this that show an unusual perspective. Interesting idea to show McGonagall's perspective after taking over the position as headmistress. The only thing that I didn't like is that you seemed to be characterizing her almost as Dumbledore, for instance her eating Ginger Newts like Dumbledore eats lemon drops. Otherwise, good story!
Teehee, this was quite amusing. I love stories like this, and quite enjoyed their reactions to games they hadn't even heard of before. Like with the dice. Anyway, I also liked it because it had a rather sweet ending, so it wasn't just "haha, okay it's over", it was "haha, aww!". Anyway, really enjoyed it!
*snorts* Crazy, amusing, hilarious, I don't think words quite describe this. I especially liked the bit about conjuring paper. The ending was a bit off, but I suppose that was only to be expected. Overall it was really good.
Very very nice, this is definantly one of my favorite fics. Can't wait to see how the next chapter turns out!
Whoa. Dark, thrilling, and slightly creepy, just like Tom Riddle. I really liked this first chapter and can't wait to see more. The only thing that I thought you might have needed to catch, as the other reviewer already noted, is that you had some run-on sentances at the beginning that interrupted the flow of the story. But after that it was really good.
I nearly fell out of my seat while reading this! You need to put a disclaimer that it can be potentially dangerous to one's health. But all joking aside, I really liked this story. There are many stories on the WIKITT Marriage Law Challenge, but few that take the challenge, bend it in half, and poke it in the eye. Absolutely lovely.
It was interesting, to say the least. I thought your characterization was a bit off, for instance the fact that Gimli was rambling about nothing for a paragraph, but as this seems to have been a challenge fic, (as I gather from the title), then it was an exercise. It seems that you had fun writing it, and I certainly had fun reading it.
Oh wow, this story was simply amazing. I love your take on Lily and her relationships with the Marauders, and the characterization of all of them was brilliant. This is now officially one of my favourite stories, ever, and I nearly cried at the end of it.
Umm, whoa, what can I say? Interesting, very random, and a little odd. Oh well, it was very enjoyable to read. Some of the bits were a little unnecessary, but it was interesting nonetheless.
Oh wow, this has been really good so far. I really love your story and it seems like every time I check it it's been updated. Anyway, I've really enjoyed it so far and can't wait to see how it ends.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review and praise. Until you mentioned it, I had not realized how close the end was to being submitted. I hope you enjoy it as much as the rest.
That was just spectacularly breathtaking. I've always been a Hermione/Snape shipper (Snape is probably my favourite character to write), but many stories of this type end up being cliche'd and OOC. Even though some might feel otherwise, I could really imagine canon Snape and Hermione like this. I could imagine that both would need a moment to just "be", and you captured that moment beautifully. Thank you, this piece was incredibly well written and I really enjoyed it.
Author's Response: I prefer to write all the characters to be as they are in the books, but I also want to play with them. So I tend to write them in character, but as they might be outside of what JKR writes about. So in this case that would be Hermione and Severus on their own, contemplating whatever they need to contemplate.
Very nice story, I like that you talked about Ergot because few people know about that.
Author's Response: I found out about the Ergot theory in a book and it was so strange how an illness was blamed on witchcraft that I was totally hooked.
*squees* You finally updated! Anyway, I liked this chapter although it was horrible that Harry and Ron lost their wands. But weren't there witches and wizards in the area? Perhaps they could get new wands from them? *is hopeful*
Author's Response: Muwhahaha! Wait and see.
Oooh! Very nice! I like it because it ties in with HBP although it is rather AU. Nicely written, flows nicely with a good ending for the chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you, thank you! I really was surprised at how it turned out, but I'm glad it flows nice.
Wow, your story was amazing. I really like Snape as a character and I think that you really captured him in this story.
I especially liked the overall mood to the story. I've seen quite a few stories that relate to Snape's feelings after Dumbledore's death, but few capture the situation quite as well as your story does. There is such a sense of hopelessness that permeates the story, as your title states. It's neat because it's something that he just has to say, even though he knows that there is no point to it.
Beautiful. I really don't think more needs to be said because few words can describe this story. Thank you for writing such an excellent story.
Author's Response: And thank you for writing such a generous review! Snape really intrigues me as a character, so I\'m glad you feel I captured him so well.
I thought this was a really sweet one-shot and I enjoyed it greatly. Your detail and description added to the story without being too much, and I really liked your characterization of Harry and Luna in the story. One thing that I particularly liked was the scene with Luna where we were able to see her thoughts and actions all by herself. Since Luna is more of a side character, we don't get to see much of her, even though she is a very interesting character. I think that you captured her personality perfectly in this one-shot, and even though I don't normally read Harry/Luna stories, I enjoyed this one.
Very sweet! I don't normally read H/Hr (it weirds me out), but occasionally I will find a good story that makes me like it. I thought this was very sweet and well written and thought that your characterization was excellent. Good job, dearie.