Wife and mom of two beautiful little girls; psychology major at University of Phoenix, past performer at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. My hubby Doug works at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and has THE BEST JOB-- he is a wandkeeper (An Ollivander-type performer) who does a show that helps a wand find a child in the audience. Our whole family is HP crazy; my 6 yr old's having a HP b-day party and my 3-yr old speaks with a British accent and insists on calling me Mrs. Weasley!! :)
OMG!!!! What a chapter! Fantastic, hon. Can't wait for the next one!! :D
It was the worst news a father could receive: his son was marrying his worst enemy's daughter.
But for Draco Malfoy, being in the role of the reasonable parent was in itself a debacle as he tried to make the best of a bad situation. But when circumstances forced him to spend more time than he ever cared to with the most irritating Mudblood on the planet, he constantly questioned his sanity, as well as that of his son.
However, Draco might have come to realise that things change, as well as people. Is Hermione Granger Weasley the mad bint he remembered, or were they both a little different this time around?
This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.
This story has also been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Humour Story.
Just found your story- fantastic! Ok, Astoria's "bitch torch" made me laugh out loud!! And ohhhhhh shit, Ron just walked in!!! Can't wait for the next chapter! : )
Character angst for the amusement of audiences holds a special place in my heart, especially for Draco. Glad you like it. Update will come soon-ish.
How I LOVE fics that get inside my favorite character's head-my fic is similar, but it's Draco resisting the Mark. Your work is brilliantly descriptive and I love how it patches up the missing parts of the story we know. You had better add another chapter! :)
Author's Response: You have no idea how much your review meant to me when I read it. A closet fanfic writer, I had to leave the room, shut the door behind me, and jump up and down where no one would see me and wonder what had gotten into me. The funny thing is that I recognized your name as soon as I saw it as I've been following Eyes Wide Open since Chapter one first posted. I remember thinking, "Wow! This is so different from my version of Draco's story!" But I was nonetheless intrigued and continue to be. And, yes, I will post another chapter. Since no one knows I do this, it's been difficult to write over the summer with my kids constantly looking over my shoulder. They head back to school next week, and the first thing I want to do is sit and write. I have five or six more chapters already written ... they just aren't chapter 3. Please let me know what you think as The Mark of the Death Eater unfolds. And thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ohhh, what a beautiful one-shot! I grew up Catholic, so mixing in the Sign of Peace and Matthew's Gospel was particularly endearing to me.
You have a lovely way of constructing your sentences; your words paint vivid pictures.
Hope you'll write another story soon! :)
Author's Response: Thank you, I really appreciate that! I did too and I remember sitting in church one Sunday listening to all of the readings and thinking they could inspire a lot of forgiveness, and then after I left I transferred all of that into this topic! I'm working on a chaptered fic as well but have yet to get it accepted...I'm workin' on it.
Written for the Tenth Anniversary of the Draco/Hermione ship.
Oh, delicious! I'm reading both stories simultaneously- pieces of the puzzle appearing in delightfully agonizing slowness (actually, not slow at all, since you update frequently- thank you for that!!). Interesting how differently you write each story- this one is much more cryptic, much less straightforward than C & T. Can't wait for more! :)
Author's Response: Thank you, dear Stefanie!
Loved Aversion. Loved Resilient. Now equally love Masks! So nice to see those few moments in the story from Draco's p.o.v. His character was such a contradiction in thoughts and behaviors that getting in his head a bit was really cathartic. Write more stories, you brilliant person, you!!! :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I definitely enjoyed writing it! Thanks so much for reading!!
I'm really loving your story! It's nice to see Draco a little less suave; he's quite endearing this way! Your view of him 5 years post-war is very believable, and I can't wait to see what happens between him and Astoria! Great job!! :D
Author's Response: Hello Melina!
Ooooh, did Draco slip her the love potion? And why would he do it, if it was him? Hmmmmm...
I'm really interested to see where you're going to take this story- my only advice would be to take your time with the plot; no need to rush through any action, enjoy it, let it simmer in our brains!
Good job- looking forward to the next chapter!! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for the review!! I do actually have a lot of this story plotted out, but I'm taking my time and making sure the plot isn't cliched, flows, and makes sense. -- Sara
OMG!! Ron was pissed!! I can understand that, and it's so like him not to let her get a word in edgewise when he's upset. Poor Hermione. I'm so glad she has Ginny and Harry! Charlie is missing- oh no! More please, and soon! Great great job! :)
Very interesting so far! I hope your chappies get validated- I know it can be difficult. I can't wait to read more!! :)
Author's Response: Thanks, I've been trying for a year to get this validated! We'll see what happens next.
Yay- another chapter! This is such an interesting concept; I can't wait to see where you're going to take this story! And I love me some Draco!! :)
Author's Response: I <3 Draco&Hermione. The inclusion of the epilogue in DH2 depressed me, I was saying out oud, "Not happening. Not real. It's not real. They must be having an affair." There is no Hermione and Ron ;)
Wish I was in that bed. ;)
Author's Response: Ha ha. I'm glad Draco is attractively portrayed for you. ;-) Jenny
Hooray- the sequal!! Nice first chappie. I love the friendship you've written between Ginny and Hermione; it's so real, ideosyncrasies and all. Fabulous job as always! :D
Author's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I'm glad you like how Ginny and Hermione interact. I'm never quite sure if I've got Ginny quite right. Thanks, Jenny
This was an awesome chapter! Glad Hermione came to the party, loved the description of Malfoy Manor (toddler Draco's broom heehee), big ol' kiss at midnight. Ahhhh. But what, pray tell, did he talk about with Goyle? Hmmm....
Author's Response: The plot grows thicker! You'll find out eventually, around chapter 30. Thanks for the review, Jenny
Kudos for another fantastic chappie (that and the previous chapter I didn't get to review). You know Spain like the back of your hand- your descriptions make the reader feel as though he or she was there! And hot, hot, hot, girl! Wish I was in the water in Menorca!! ;-)
Author's Response: Let's just say I've spent a lot of time in the Balearic islands. ;-) Thanks for the nice review, Jenny
Come on, Hermione! Go to the ball!!!!
Great chapter as always. : )
Author's Response: Just wait for the next chapter. ;-) Glad you are enjoying the story, Jenny
Oooh, how exciting for them! You described the campus wonderfully, and their courses sound so cool. Can't wait to see what they get into at school! :)
Author's Response: Thank you. I've had a lot of fun plotting out the campus and inventing new courses. :-) Jenny
Oh, sooooo cute! I loved it! Feel free to write more ff's soon! :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you did! I appreciate your encouragement!
Great first chapter- very visual. Poor Hermione! So nice to see a good side come out of Draco. Looking forward to your next chapter! :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Melina Malfoy. I really am striving to make this a memorable story through my words, so I really hope that I can achieve that. Stay tuned!!
It was so sweet when Draco held his beautiful son- and then you hit me in the chest with a Bludger. I'm still recovering. Wow, sweetie. Very dark fic, but enthralling.
Author's Response: Thank you; it is very dark at times with a heaviness throughout. But I'm glad you can still enjoy it.