Summary: Ronald Weasley struggles with his teaspoon's worth of emotions during Hermione's stay at the Burrow summer after fifth year. With the Twins succumbing the household to spontaneous product trials, and a new Minister of Magic, one would think that Hermione's Bulgarian pen pal would be the least of Ron's problems.
And that would be what one would get for thinking.
Surprises abound (the Good and the Bad) assure the Weasleys and their house guest this will be a summer all but one of them will never forget.
Final chapter is in queue. Wow, that took forever, didn't it?
Thank you for another amazing chapter! This is one of my favourite, if not my absolute favourite, fan fiction. Ahh! It's so well written! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next chapter ;)
Author's Response: No, no, thank you! I feel redundant saying thanks so much. Maybe I'll mix it up a bit: merci beaucoup!
Wow! This is an extremely well written fan fiction! If I read this without knowing that it was a fan fiction, I would have thought JKR herself wrote it; I'm serious. Please send in your next chapter quickly, I need to know what happen! :P
Author's Response: Naw--I've got nothing on JK(thanks, though!). Next chapter's in queue, just so ya know. Hopefully it'll be out soon.
Huzzah for another awesome chapter! Aww it seemed like it was all going to work out well for Ron, at least there was some hope, but now he probably thinks Hermione will never speak to him again :( I didn't think a twist could be added to the plot, but you've proved me wrong! You're truly a gifted author. You're also making me use up too many compliments on you!!! Keep it up :P
Author's Response: Rest assured your compliments are not wasted, Kabob, for its kind words that keep me writing and keen on the story! Thank you very much!
Hmm... so Krum doesn't want anyone examining his left arm; I wonder why! *wink wink*
Anyways, as always, this story continues to be awesome. I've yet to find a R/Hr fanfic, or any fanfic at all for that matter, that's better than this one. You know why? Cuz nothing could be better than this! :D
Keep up the good, no uberly great, work!
Author's Response: Hehehe.... Thanks much, I appreciate your praise! I'm glad you like my fan-fic so much!
No fair... I wanns read the chapter now :(
I wonder why it says "Access Denied". How is the story not approved? Me confused! Oh well, I'm sure it will work out soon, and then I can read this beautiful peace of litterature.
Nooooooooooo!! I'm currently writing a fic with a, well I don't want to give it away, but a similar premise as the one in this chapter. You beat me to the punch :P I'm not upset though; I probably wouldn't be writing had it not been for your fic! Just don't be mad if you happen to cross by my fic some day and see a similarity or two. Awesome chapter as usual. Thank you for writing so incredibly; it inspired me to write my own fan fiction!
Author's Response: Sorry, Kabob. But I'm really happy(and surprised!) that I inspired you to write a fanfiction! Thank /you/!
Whoops! Meant to put my comment for chapter 8... oh well, bonus review for you!
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This is an excellent fan fic! It's a little too dark, but I guess we have to see those types of stories too. In any case, you're writing the story very well, and I thoroughly enjoy it. I wonder why people aren't reviewing it; come on people! Anyways, I really like this story. Keep up the awesome work! I can't wait to see what happens!
Author's Response: thanks a lot! I agree about the reviewing - come on!
Summary: What happens when Dumbledore has his latest "brilliant" idea, to start an advice column, and call it 'Dear Dumby'? Letters from some of our favourite Hogwarts students, some of our not so favourite Hogwarts students, some not even Hogwarts students at all, and, of course, lots of madness!
Pre-HBP for obvious reasons!
Nominee for the Best Humour Award in the Quicksilver Quill Awards! Many thanks to all who voted for it!
Excellent chapter, as always, and an intuitive idea; you do realize though, you'll have to include dozens upon dozens of people! That includes me :D Uhh... if you want of course. Could I be voldy's sidekick? Or perhaps someone more powerful than him, who will one day release the doomsday device, and then all will bow before me! And then.. (rambles on for hours, with insane cackles)
Author's Response: Thank you!! Uh - actually, I didn't realise I'd have to include so many people!! As I might have said before, I only thought it'd be about two people and a dog! Obviously not!! Hmm...I have an idea for you! It won't be until the last chapter though, so quite a wait...and not as Voldy's sidekick... *backs away from cackling Kabob, slowly* *is suddenly struck with random idea to do with custard and bobble hats* *breaks into cackles herself* *is standing there, cackling alongside Kabob, getting weird looks from passersby* *realises that Kabob is a million miles away, down an internet connection, and passersby wouldn't have just given strange looks, but gotten out the straightjackets* *shrugs*
"...and I keep having to skip exams and stuff to fight with this person."
Oh God! I don't know why, but that line just slew me! :P
Great concept, great letters, great story! Keep up the awesome work :D
Author's Response: Thank you!! Look out for Chapter 3, hopefully I'll be submitting it soon!!
Why is access always denied? I wanna read this chapter :(
Author's Response: Aw, well never fear, hopefully it will be accepted soon!
Summary: HBP spoilers! Ron and Hermione clear some things up the summer after their sixth year at Hogwarts. Over 1600 reads!
Wow! What else can I say other than that? I loved this story; it was romantic and yet wasn't all gushy. One of my favourite fan fics yet, and it's only one chapter long! Excellent work.
Author's Response: Wow thanks for the awesome review! Yeah... fluffy was hard... gushy out of the question lol.
Summary: One-shot. Hermione Granger isn't perfect - no one is. But perfection is expected of the very best and it isn't only the weak who crack under pressure and strain...
This story brought chills down my spine. Great story; depressing, but great none the less. I liked how Hermione realised that someone really does care for her. That brought a warm feeling to my heart. Excellent story! :)
Summary: While walking by the lake Harry discovers an ordinary bottle floating in the water with something extraordinary inside it; a letter from an unnamed Hogwart's student that will change Harry's life. The magic of the bottle makes it so only those with true love in their hearts can open it. As always, please leave a review
The First Letter, the Lily/James prequel is now on the site.
Wow! I've got to say, most romance fics are tired and cliched, but this one, it's full to the brim with originality! You do such a great job of keeping the characters, well, in character! I honestly wouldn't be able to tell this apart from JKR's own work; yeah, you're that good. You know, not many other fanfic authors can do that, excluding juniorauthor and her spectracular 'Git in Shining Armor'. A one of a kind story; keep up the awesome work!
Author's Response: Wow, I honestly am speechless. That is probably the best compliment that anyone gets on here. Thank you so much!!! I am so excited that people think that I am good at this, so thanks again.
Summary: The Ministry contracts an aged artist to create a new fountain.
Comedy one shot set after HBP.
Great Story! Though it wasn't exactly the usual humour fic, it had its wit and charm. A very original idea; definitely worth a perfect 10. I'm not exaggerating either; cheers to an awesome fan fiction!
Author's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. I wonder why so few people leave any feedback?
Summary: *Runner Up in the 2006 Annual Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Dark/Angsty*
It's the one thing everyone must do. You can't avoid it, you can't bargain with it, you just do it. It hurts sometimes, hell, it hurts most of the time, but it's also the most natural thing in the world. One of those rare things that makes us human.
This story is included in the Epilogues story arc, however it is a side story that can be read at just about any time. it is most favorable, however, to wait until reading Epilogues Part I for certain thematic reasons.
Hello Grimmrook, aka Kyle. My name's Bobak; I just read all of your stories starting from 'Right Here' all the way up to 'Epilogues, Part 1' and finishing up with this story. I have no idea why I told you my name :P Anyways, I did all this within the span of two or three days, which is hard to do considering that I'm a first year university student with little time on my hands, and that your chapters tend to be 10 times the length of an average chapter on this site!
All that said, I have to say that I'm impressed by your writing; I've found myself reading your stories when I should have been doing work. You seem to be a very dynamic writer: from comedy to dealing with death. Of course, there's always angst and emotions in there, eh? :P I'm not sure what I'm getting at; probably that I love your writing, but I find it incredibly hard to read because your stories always seem to centre on struggles within the mind; powerful struggles at that.
Don't get me wrong, it's incredible writing and I love reading it, but to read these psychological struggles and how the character must deal with them and the world around him or her, it's a struggle. That makes it all the more rewarding to read. And I've been thinking, if it's a struggle for me to read, it must be hell for you to write!
As for this story, "Everybody Does It", I personally liked how death wasn't seen necessarily as a bad thing; everyone does it! Death isn't the end at all.
All this is to say that you have incredible skill as a writer; I couldn't dream of such skill :P How you understand the human psyche so perfectly, I'll never know. Hope you enjoyed my spiel! I don't know why I wrote it, but hey, enjoy! Oh yeah, I'll start reading the next "Epilogues" story soon enough.
Author's Response: Hello Bobak. First, thank you ever so much for reading them all, and I\'m very honored that you did so considering your intense schedule. My girlfriend is also a first year university student, and I know how hard it can be to find spare time. When you talk about the struggles and the hell it must be to write, I say yes and no. The big trick is not giving too much away. I could easily say, Harry felt like crap because he did this, and he knew it was wrong. But that\'s not very engrossing, and it prevents you from really connecting with it. Sure, it\'s easier to understand, but you\'re not given a chance to make an emotional bond with what he\'s doing. So in many aspects, I don\'t try and tell you the situation and the struggles, I try to describe the concrete aspects, sweaty palms, shivers, stutters, body language, so that you\'re mind is forced to relate. thing is, I\'m comfortable writing like that so it\'s not as hard as itcould be. Anyway, thank you so much, I\'m so glad you read and enjoyed this fic, it\'s easily the most personal fic I\'ve written. So thank you, and I can\'t wait to hear from you again.
Summary: *Nominated for 2006 Annual Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Original Character in reference to Rathius Ratbone*
It is Ginny's last year at Hogwarts, and the lessons she will learn are not restricted to books and classes. As she struggles to hold onto that which she holds most dear, the youngest Weasley will come to learn much about love, friendship, and herself.
This is the fifth story in the Epilogues story arc. If this is the first of my stories you have sat down to read, please read Right Here, One Good Day, and Epilogues Part I prior to reading this fic.
I'm sorry, I'm guilty of not having written a review up until now, though I read the whole story a while back and read this chapter as soon as it was validated.
It seemed like quite the shift at first, moving from stories with mainly Harry's point of view to a story with Ginny's point of view, but hey, you did it masterfully. The story seemed light-hearted at first, which was a welcome change to the first Epilogue story. Ah but the story has developed so much more since then. The way this story develops itself is truly amazing, kudos!
As for this chapter, I was in awe. The match was amazing, and the fight... oh wow, was that ever exciting! I don't know how you managed to write such an intense scene, because personally I'd find writing an action scene as incredibly hard to accomplish. So now I know you're an incredible emotional, romantic, and action writer; Jack of all trades, eh? I'm impressed. I'm certain you've got more surprises around the corner; the cliffhanger seems like the tip of the iceberg.
I've got to ask something: are you a professional writer? Sounds like a silly question, but the caliber of your writing suggests that you could easily write for a living.
I've got a few more things to say, I know, I ramble on a lot :P I was reading your responses to GinnyPottergirl, and I agree with you on the romance stuff. Wouldn't be much of a story if all they did was kiss and tell each other how much they love each other, all the while never having that love tested. Some people put an external threat in which the characters respond "We'll love each other even with Voldemort out there!" Yeah... sounds good in theory, but without any threats taking place, it's all just words. You've done an excellent job with both internal and external struggles, making your romance stories worthy of that title.
Also, don't think you've failed with the Colin thing, I sympathize with him! I saw Ginny's treatment of him as pure abuse to his innocent nature. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I could see him falling in love with Ginny and the hurt he would feel, way back when the plan started. So yes, I sympathize with him and in fact see Ginny as insensitive. Ooooh her behaviour at the Ball especially made me angry. Oh yeah, and I thought she got what she deserved from Colin, Ratbone, etc. Now we see her struggling with her mistakes. There's so much depth to this story!
Don't feel rushed with writing the next chapter either. When the writing's this good, you have to expect it to take time! Good luck with the writing; I know it'll be spectacular. *End long review*
Author's Response: I love this review, and I\'m really sorry I\'m not getting to reviewing it now. I\'ve been incredibly busy these last few weeks, and I\'m so behind on responding to my reviews, and I really wanted to do this one justice. So, where to start. Point of Views. Well, I started off with Right Here and One Good Day writing from Harry\'s point of view because I wanted a specific JKR tone to the story. I wanted both those stories to have some of her voice, and the only way I could do that was to make it from Harry\'s view. With the Epilogues, I had always intended to have each part written from a different character\'s viewpoint. Obviously the best way to do this would be to have four epilogues so that Hermione gets a story too, unfortunately, I don\'t have a story she could tell. I was worried about writing the story from Ginny\'s perspective, however, it\'s gotten easier and easier over the course of this story. Being not a female, I was apprehensive about trying to tap into the feminine mind state, but something that the writing of this has taught me is whatever gender you are, you\'re still human, there are still universal truths to the human psyche, I guess. This has helped me a lot. As for the lightheartedness, well, the whole story was supposed to be light hearted, but I couldn\'t do it, the story took a tone of its own, and considering the responses I\'ve gotten, I\'m not upset one bit about that. The fight. I LOVED writing the fight. True pleasure. It did turn out to be more difficult to write than I thought it would, but I got it eventually. As for the cliffie being the tip of the iceberg, yes, yes it is. No, I\'m not a professional writer. It\'d be nice, and I\'m thinking that once I\'m done with Epilogues, I\'m going to start writing something that may be publishable. I finally got the shades of an original story floating in my head. We\'ll have to see on that, and thank you for the compliment. Regarding romance, yeah, romance without conflict is fluff. I like the differentiation you make between external threats and internal threats. External threats are easy. If you have two people who really love each other, then external threats really could only strengthen the relationship, unless of course one of them dies. Very easy to write. Internal though is not so cut and dry, and what\'s more, it\'s much more realistic. And I think this is a topic I could go on about for quite some time, but I think I\'ll just move on to the next topic. And it\'s good to know that someone sees Colin as a good guy (I think chapter eleven will have some readers eating their own words), and yeah, Ginny could have behaved better. ONe thing you\'ll see, probably more clearly after reading the next chapter, is that I kind of do a lot of role reversals in this story, if anyone\'s paying attention. I think it\'s a matter of watching them grow, and seeing all of the characters become whole and complete people. Ginny starts the story off as this really confident strong individual, but we break her down, Harry on the other hand starts off as being kind of insecure about everything from his new job to his relationship with Ginny, but we see him make a turn around there. The one thing I regret about this chapter is that I had to cut the last bit off, because thematically, you were supposed to see Ginny face all of her struggles head on in this chapter, but I had to clip, so there you go. Yeesh, okay, long response, and I really have to try and get a couple more responses down before I head off to work and such, so thank you so much for the ultra awesome review, and I\'ll see you for chapter eleven.
Summary: When in Hogsmeade to get a few things for Bill and Fleur’s wedding, yet another row sends Ron and Hermione in different directions. How does a certain tea shop help them make up?
Aww... that was too cute, and I never say that! I'm not much of a fan of fluff... but wow that was good. I especially liked Melissa Puddifoot; she appealed to me for some reason.
The kiss scene was well written and not overdone, which I find is the case for most one-shots that place Ron and Hermione together. There was no random crying or melodramatic arguing either, which I found very refreshing. Heh heh, and what a magnificent way to end it off. Well done!
Summary: A collection of one-shots centered around celebration, happiness, family, or love. Each chapter is a different one-shot from a different mod-- a gift from us to you. Happy birthday, MNFF! *Bows to Authors*
Yay! That was good stuff. I can truly say I'll be looking forward to more of these stories! Thanks for the anniversary present MuggleNet Fan Fiction :) Not to mention a thank you to Anasuya for such a lovely little story.
What if you always knew the answers – the results of your decisions before making them? Then you could answer this:
Does everything happen for a reason?
Can love replace what is lost?
Can a promise be kept forever?
Would you cross your heart?
Thousands of thanks to my AMAZING beta and friend, Maddy (Hatusu)!! Her fic, Take My Heart Away, is simply the best piece of fanfiction I've ever been lucky enough to read. You're honestly missing out if you haven't read it yet.
How incredibly adorable! I don't really have any constructive criticism I could offer, but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this litlle fic. The delving into Hermione's childhood got to me; to think that Elizabeth will never know why Hermione had to do what she did :(
I liked the ending as well with how you tied it back to the "cross your heart" thing earlier. Well done!
Author's Response: thank you!! Oh, you know what\'s really crazy? Ok, so I was looking on iTunes (my second home) after I had written this fic, and I came across a song called \'cross my heart.\' Not that abnormal or anything, except for the very first line is \'cross my heart, hope to die. I swear I wont say what happened that night.\' I don\'t know, it was just kinda weird how much it related to what I had written. Not an amazing story, but I thought it was pretty cool.