Summary: It has been nineteen days since the war ended. For everyone involved, it's time to move on and rebuild but can they after everything that has happened?
That made me cry, damn that was good.
Holy shit this just gets better and better.
This is a really well done realistic take on Draco, which is rare. Its unlikely that he'd go running to the Light and begging for forgiveness, or miraculously falling in live with Hermione. This awkward, insult-ready Malfoy that realised a little to late that he didn't have to follow in his father's footsteps stays entirely true to canon. And the unbelievably uncomfortable apology? Fucking perfection!
First of all, this story is absolutely fantastic and deserves all the reviews in the world. Your character choices are really effective in that it ties people together by their experiences and how they deal with it. Fred's death affects all the Weasleys in different ways and all are portrayed so damn realistically I swear this would pass as canon. With Harry just trying to find a purpose in life without a dark lord to defeat and Ron and Percy finally connecting over their past regrets. As a daughter with a very awkward dad the Hermione chapter really struck a chord with me because of all the things I hide from my parents so they dont worry about me. 'Building bridges made of smoke' is interesting in its double meaning, it's not only describing the Malfoy way of getting rich but the way Draco is trying to-in his own painfully awkward way- move on with his life.
Really this is what it's all about, trying to move on from everything that happened in the war and bring some form of normality back into their lives. But everyone has their scars and their regrets. The whole thing is messy and painful but brilliantly written.
The choice of using Molly as the final chapter is clever because everyone seems to underestimate how much she knows. Theway she views every character is touching and heart breakung at the same time.
Write more. Seriously, I cant get enough of this.
Summary: Hermione was his daughter and, therefore, was as perfect as a ten year old could be in his eyes. Sometimes the rest of the world didn't agree though.
This in combination with the Hermione chapter in Nineteen days later is heartbreaking