I am old. Older than Jo. Not quite as old as Voldemort.
In fact, I am exactly Marauder-aged. Which might be why I don't read much Marauder-era. Can't compete with Lily....
Excellent. I think you really got into their heads and kept them in character. I especially like the Slytherin prank that you invented.
I do have to say that I never noticed Harry having any particular ability to talk his way out of things. More like luck - but maybe I wasn't looking closely enough...
Author's Response: You mean the whole 'Roonil Wazlib' nickname passed you by ... *shock*. I think Harry has his moments, but a lot is down to luck, I agree. Thanks for the review, Thea and I'm pleased you liked the fact that Sirius has an imperfect earlobe. Carole xxx
Interesting. So who is Harry's secret keeper? Must be someone we would not expect..Luna? Neville? Maybe even a reformed Malfoy???
Now why am I certain she is going to end up at a Muggle Hospital???
It had to be. I knew from the minute he began to speak...
Very good cliffhangers here. Glad you are updating so quickly
I wonder if Blaise is the one they sent with Potter...
Well, I'm not sure how light I expect things to be with the Death Eaters on the loose and after little babies, actually...
Very interesting how you're working out the whole Draco-Ginny thing,,, neither one is a pushover, and that is very true to character.
Good on you, Draco! And spare a little thought for the woman who saved him for you, please...
You've got a very interesting premise going here. I see a couple of confusing things, though. For one, girls generally stop growing at puberty, so why is Ginny taller than she was in fifth year? For another, when a man marries a woman, she can take his name legally in the US and, I presume, in the UK. However, her children are not considered his children unless he formally adopts them. Unless Narcissa's second husband adopted Draco, which seems unlikely since he was over 17 when his father died, Draco would still be a Malfoy here, and I suspect the UK has similar laws. I also have a difficult time imagining McGonagall sending out a letter saying no one who applies to be a teacher at Hogwarts will be turned down.
I mention these things because I think you have an interesting premise here, and things like this distract readers and make your story seem less credible. I like it and I am going to follow it - this is just my suggestion to improve something that seems pretty good.
Author's Response: Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't realize those things...Thanks and I'll make the next one better :)
I like the story...I don't quite get what went wrong between Ron and Hermione, and things seem to be going very quickly here, but I do want to see how they get to be happy.
Author's Response: I know its going fast but that's because it is a flashback. It should slow down some.
Not surprisingly, best account of Molly dealing with this that I have read.
Sorry, I just can't say more...
Author's Response: Thea,
Thank you. From you those few words mean everything.
Two weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry goes to visit George at the Burrow. But George's loss has affected him deeply, and he doesn't know how to cope.
Nice moment there, when they realize what they more or less share.
BUT she said she loved him, and - no response?????
Author's Response: Haha, very true... so does this mean you like it? lol. ~Lexi~
Ron knows Hermione said they'd take the lift to allow Scorpius and Rose to walk downstairs without him dogging their heels, but he still kinda hopes to get stuck.
I really love how you've done this. You credibly portray Ron and Hermione as the parents of almost grown children and as individuals as well.
I say he and Hermione should lock the kids in their rooms at bedtime and do whatever they want on the stairs then, too. But I suppose I'm being a bit of a hussy there....
Author's Response: Better a hussy than someone who gasps, "What? Stairs? NEVER!" :D Thank you for liking the characters mature, yet never too old to express their love for each other.
Interesting so far. I love the way you hint at but do not overwork the rogue house-elf with the rolling pin and the Muggle in St. Mungo's..
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm pleased you found it interesting :)
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Very interesting. I'm trying to picture it. I like the touch of Draco telling Ginny all different sorts of things are the family motto, and I like "stun first, ask questions later."
Draco does not strike me as being terribly in character, but he does strike me as being probably nicer than he lets on. A nice story
Author's Response: Thank you. I can imagine Draco would go a little - er - creative, when it came to telling her what the family moto was.
Well, yes, I'd have to agree on Draco - there is a bit of backstory to get him like this (but then he IS married to Ginny) and I'm leaning heavily on his family loyalty from the books. So he would be nicer at home :)
Enjoyable. I get the feeling that every single adult at that party, including Severus, had a hand in setting Hermione up, and that it has very little to do with Snape's new job.
I can perfectly appreciate the concept of a story written to a particular child's taste. I certainly won't argue with your daughter's.
Gee, and Mom only got me clothes...well, they were cute clothes...
Angsty, a very intersting level of angst to sustain, BTW. I'm waiting to see how he gets her in to see Victor, and what that whole story is.
I have to say I can't see where you're going with this, which is a compliment.
Author's Response: Thank you; it's good to know the plot's unpredictable. I hope you continue to find it surprising!
Very interesting! I think you've got Hermione pretty well - a scarred Hermione, but clearly well motivated. Draco is arrogant Draco...I love the horror you've put into the midnight reliving of the dead...
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm trying to keep them as IC as I can, given what we know of canon and what has happened to them at the point where it all goes AU. Writing canon characters is a new challenge for me - I usually write OCs - so it's good to know that so far, so good! I was caught by the idea of Hogwarts ghosts rising up at midnight, reliving the war every night for those few moments. I'm glad that worked. Thanks!