“It’s our rule not to dredge up past things, remember?”This rule is about to be broken.
~Inspired by a worldwide beloved film.
Originally, I wasn't up to reading something very long, as I have lots to do in school these days. Therefore, I read The Abduction of Persephone (because it had four chapters), which by the way is a great fic! But then there was a note saying I couldn't read the last chapter without reading CATATI first, and since I'm such an obediant reader, well... Here I am. I'm not a big fan of the Parent Trap, to be honest, and neither do I read much Dramione from their adult time, but this fic surprised me! It sucked me in and I just had to keep reading and reading.
I think the girls are the perfect mix of their parents but still have their own personalities, and you've captured both Draco and Hermione beautifully. I like the flashbacks very much, as I'm very curious about what drove the two of them apart. I also like the fact that most of the story is set at Hogwarts, it's the percect place for fanfics (and I love Hogwarts).
Anyway, this story is delightful to read, and I hope there'll be an update up soon!
Love from Norway.
Author's Response: Update posted! I'm sorry for not replying immediately to this wonderful review, Celinda, but I was so ashamed of not updating, so I waited, even though that was torture. Reviews like this makes author want to squee and gush and just generally be noisy you should be thankful you're far, far away from me. Hee. *hugs* Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked Abduction, too. Here's the update. I look forward to seeing what you think about it when you have the time. ;)
How beautifully sad! I listened to the song while reading this, it was totally heartbreaking.
Author's Response: Thank you!!
It's Voldemort's world now: a world of corruption, betrayal, greed, and violence. A world of evil thoughts and evil deeds, where no one can be trusted, especially those closest to you.
But through it all, there must be strength. There must exist those who will stand up to totalitarian rule, who will say no when others submit, who must survive despite their condition. There must exist the resilient.
Eventual Draco/Hermione with plenty of plot. Very dark, so read at your own risk!
Nooooooo! My heart is breaking, how could you do this to me? I understand it, I get it, but I don't want it! Is this really, truly the end?
It's so understandable, so ingeniously right, so beautifully written, yet I long for another ending. That last sentence is just so heartbreaking. I guess I should have seen it coming, this is how it has to be, but I just always have too much faith in the happy ending. I'm naive to sit and wait for it, it probably wouldn't work anyway, but what could I do? I'm a sucker for happy endings, but I'm also a sucker for insanely well written stories like this one, too. And even though I'm begging for it to not be this way, somehow, deep inside I also love the unhappy, tragic, heartbreaking end.
I must say I loved the animagus moment, though. It was like a little piece of peace and light in between all the darkness. I have been waiting for you to take out the animagus part for quite a while. I wished Hermione could escape from Azkaban like Sirius did it, as an animagus, or that Hermione and Draco could run away together as wolf and fox. Obviously, that would have been too easy, and in your story it seems like you need a wand to change into your animagus form.
Anyhow, I loved this story. And if this is the end (I fear it is but I don't want it to be) I must thank you for being such an awesome writer. Your writing really is magic. Love it
Author's Response: First, no: it's not the end. There's still the epilogue to write and post, which I might have to split into two chapters because of its length. We'll see. And I'm a sucker for happy endings too. But at this stage in their lives, neither of them can forget (or forgive) what's happened. I'm glad you liked the Animagus moment. I've been waiting for an opportunity to bring it back up, and this seemed perfect. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!!
This is so brilliant! I need more!
I had almost lost track of the story, but once I started reading again I was as deep into it as ever before. There's just one thing I'm not sure I've gotten right about this. The Dark Lord wants to use the blood of Draco and Hermione's child, right? Or Just their blood?
Can't wait for the last parts, even though I know I'll be sad when it's over. But hey, I'll just read it over again! Love this too much for my own good.
Author's Response: He just needs their blood - no child required. Thank you for reading and reviewing; I'm glad you picked it up again!! :)
I'm speechless. Your writing is horrifyingly engaging! I have just spent the last couple of days reading both An Aversion to Change and The Resilient whenever I was able to, and could hardly think of anything else! I've been reading on the bus, in bed, at school... (So much for paying attention in class).
Anyway, I guess I should have written a review earlier, but this is my first review ever, so I guess you can say I was a bit scared, and too excited about reading the next chapters to do it on any of the former ones. Also, I originally signed up for this site just so I could read it. But now I'm kind of addicted to the site.
I absolutely loved An Aversion to Change, especially the fact that the relationship between Draco and Hermione evolved so slowly. I hate it when dramione pairings rush everything and they suddenly love each other after a few paragraphs, that's not logical
Oh, and I also love how you capture Draco and Hermione's personalities perfectly. Towards the end of an Aversion to Change, I was getting suspicious against Draco, but I kind of denied it. And then he betrayed her! It was a brilliant twist of the story, still it broke my heart. I tried just reading the alternate ending without starting on the Resilient, but it just didn't seem right, so I had to go on, and I don't regret it. Even though it made me a bit frustrated at times I still loved it. And I still do, because even though it's dark and gory and everything seems hopeless at times, you still manage to make it beautiful. And the end of this chapter was great! I can't wait for the next one.
Thank you for being an awesome author and for writing this brilliant story!
And please excuse me if my English isn't as great, it's not my first language. Love from Norway.
Author's Response: This review was pretty much perfect in structure, grammar, and spelling, so bravo!! The "slow build" kind of relationship is what I love to read, so it's what I like write, simple as that. I'm so glad you've enjoyed both "Aversion" and "The Resilient" - I really appreciate you taking the time to read them. They aren't short! And thanks for the review as well! :D
Wow, this was amazing! I especially loved the ending, and you write Dumbledore's thoughts very in-character, in my opinion. I have nothing else to say, this was a great one-shot.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! :) This story just won Best AU at the QSQs so I have been squeeing in general. Your review cheered me up even more.
Finally! Been waiting a while for this chapter. I love how Snape seems very in-character, and I have nothing else to say than that this was great. Classes are starting up and things are happening! Wee. Cant wait for the next chapter, hope it will be up soon.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm glad you like this fic so far. It took a while, and a lot of referring back to the books to get Snape sounding Snape-ish. Believe it or not, the first time I started writing Snape's parts, he came across too harsh, then too soft. After Luna Lovegood, I think he's the hardest character to write. The next chapter will be posted as soon as I get it back from my beta - sorry I can't be a little more specific!
I really love how all the Slytherins are watching out for each other! Combined with your wonderful descriptions of the common room it makes my Slytherin pride bubble up in my chest. I can't wait to read about the dormitories as well. It's true that Slytherin is the least liked house, so it only makes sense that they need to protect each other. I also think you did the storting really well, and I always thought Hermione should've been in Ravenclaw. Looking forward to see how their relationship to her will be as well, and hope there will be å new chapter up soon!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review, I'm really glad you're liking this so far. If you're wanting dormitory descriptions, you're in luck, the start of Chapter Nine contains one - I even went so far as to draw it out so that I remember who sleeps where! The issue of Hermione should turn up in the next few chapters as well, so keep your eyes open! The next chapter will be posted as soon as I get it back from my beta, as I'm entirely sure there are a wealth of mistakes to be corrected! Thanks again for the review!
Hey, where's the next chapter? Pleease keep writing this story... I love it so much!
This Harry is so mean! But i kind of understand him though (because of all the abuse). And so far, I like him better than the I'm-so-heroic-and-nobody-understands-me type. I just can't quite imagine Ron hitting a stranger like that, but he does have an awful temper. Anyway, this is an interesting fic! I've often wondered how things would have turned out if Harry hadn't turned Draco down in first year, and I like that you've turned the story backwards, with Harry and Draco eating sweets and Ron coming to offer his friendship instead. Over all, I like it! Hope the next part will be up soon.
Author's Response: Harry isn't really supposed to be mean here, he just doesn't know how to trust people... everybody he's ever known so far has let him down, and as you said that's mostly because of all of the abuse. I admit, I have made it worse that it is portrayed in canon, as I don't see the Dursley's taking half-measures. This story is written up to Chapter 12, Chapters 9 through 12 are with my beta, and Chapter 8 is on its way to being validated on this site, due to the most pedantic mod I've seen so far. With any luck it will be properly posted here in the next few days. Thank you for the review, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this so far!
Finally, a new chapter! Wonderful and captivating as always, can't wait for the next one. It's really great how you have an interesting twist to all the important events while at the same time weaving in your own plot, it makes the story very exciting.
Author's Response: Sorry about the delays in getting new chapters up, but it has been very important to me to get every chapter of this beta'd, and to make sure that they're all as perfect as I can write them. The next chapter has already been submitted, so will hopefully appear online in the next few days. I have to admit that most of the twists aren't extensively planned - my idea and plan for this fic was a believable Slytherin!Harry long-fic, and everything else stems from that. Obviously, as Harry is a Slytherin, he does things in a slightly different matter, so his own sub-plots sneak in. I'm glad you're enjoying this story so far, and thank you for the review!
I'm not really impressed over this one. It didn't manage to pull me in like many other fanfics do, possibly because it's basically just a short version of the original books, told from a more boring view. Your characters are mind-readers and sometimes know things no one has told them. I'm sorry, but this fic did not satisfy me.
Author's Response: Ah, well... as Dumbledore says, "If you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time."
This is lovely! I like how Scorpius reminds me of Draco, while Lily is a fresh breath of air (a nice change from all the Dramione I read). I don't have time to write a longer review, because I have to get to the next part, so I'll just say great job!
Author's Response: Thank you. Scorpius is a bit like Draco, I agree, but he has a lot of Astoria in him as well. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story. ~Carole~
Haha, this is so lovely! Amazingly written, and so amusing! I laughed and smiled through the whole story. Thanks for making my day!
Author's Response: Thank YOU for making my day with this review!! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!