My real name is Natalie but everyone calls me Nat-Pat, this is because of my father's evil workmates. The day i was born my dad's best friend put a big sign up in their workshop saying 'Big Dave's got a Nat Pat!' and the name stuck.
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This is the Coats Memorial Chruch from chapter 8,
This is actually the church that my University graduation will take place in! Yipee!
And here are the dresses from chapter 9, Mrs Weasley's is Guenevere and the other girls' are Iona.
And here you can find the dress i have in mind for Ellie.
WOW! Excellent chapter, very exciting and very touching at the same time. You're one of the few authors that can actually strike the balance between the two and i tip my hat to you. The Harry and Katie scenes are great, there's a lot of tenderness and humour. I'll be honest and say that when i first started reading your fic i wasn't sure about the Harry/Katie combination but you've definitely brought me round to the idea and now it's a partnership that i'm very fond of. Can't wait for the update! *10*
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! I love converting people to the idea of Harry/Katie fondness :D I am grateful for your review, thanks!
We've all been dying to know more about Aurora and you didn't disappoint, that was fantastic. You really got me going with the whole on/Hermione thing there, i was ready to jump for joy but then you gave us nothing! Grrr! That's mean! I can't wait to see the next chapter!
Great Chapter, as always. I'm very intrigued. As always your characters were brilliant and i loved the sniping between Ron and Hermione, true love can be so annoying!
That was great! As always. I can't believe that Siobhan kissed him, that's just wrong, whatever will Katie say! I can't wait to see the fall out between Ron and Hermione, you know how devestated i was when they broke up, it ripped my heart apart. Is it likely to be mended soon?
Author's Response: Is it likely to be mended soon? Hmm. Should I answer? Ech. I'm afraid you'll have to see this one for youself. Thanks for reviewing!
Wow that was good, it was amazing the way you peiced all the bits from the books to come to your conclusion, which i am dying to explore. Please, please update ASAP!
Harry's grown up so much, it's really nice to see him being mature and really quite toughtful. I love the little interactions between Ron and Hermione, they always make me laugh. I'm very much looking forward to the next chapter.
Terrific, your physical descriptions of Harry and Remus were really great. Peter being the only person who could tell you where Godric's Hollow is was something that never entered my mind but now that you mention it, you're absoloutely right! Good work, i can't wait for the next one!
Nooooooo! Not Ron and Hermione! I'm devestated, how could this happen? I just feel empty....
Author's Response: I'm sorry :( [Though I'm pleased that you're connecting with the characters...] Thanks for reading & reviewing :D
What i really wanted to do was give you a really long review pointing out each and every bit of this chapter that i liked. Unfortunately if i did that we'd be here until the middle of next month. So for now all i'm going to say is this, it was excellent. You handled the reappearance of Christopher very well and Katie's announcement was just perfect!
I would have to agree with everything fantasium said, this was a brilliant chapter and it's amazing how you manage to keep the suspense building in every chapter. I can't wait to see what's coming next!
Fabuloous chapter there. I really enjoyed it. I loved the way you talked about the lively and colourful decorations but countered it by reminding us of just how much everyone has lost. It was very poignant.
As you well know, you turned me into a bit of a H/K shipper some time ago. I must admit that i think you're right about them. You said in a response to another review that you think they need a spat, i think they do. While the fluffy stuff between them is lovely (and don't get me wrong, i adore it), they need to have something happen to them that'll challenge their love for one another. Am i making sense?
I like the addition of Liam, he seems rather dark but he's not particularly brooding, which is nice. As for Siobhan, good lord! First Harry, now Ron! And Ron enjoyed it! Scandalous, absolutely scandalous. But then again, that's just because i'm such a fierce R/Hr shipper.
While we're on the subject of Hermione, what was that all about? She likes Liam, doesn't she? Why does she like Liam? Who does he look like? That's right Ron! Why would the poor girl do that to herself? I'm sorry, i don't mean to rant. I'm just getting very frustrated with Hermione and Ron, I spent most of HBP huffing at them furiously.
The little scene with Mrs. Weasley crying nearly brought me to tears, you described her feelings so well. I just felt so incredibly sorry for the poor woman.
It was nice to see that even in the midst of all that saddness, you managed to work in some funnies. The lion hat was definitely my favourite and i'm so glad that Fred and George talked Siobhan into wearing it. The last scene between Harry and Ron also had some good comedy in it.
But, as i said, it was a great chapter and i thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to the next one!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Yes, Hermione found Liam to be rather impressive - but don't worry too much about him [not in this story anyway], he's only making a cameo appearance.
As for Harry/Katie -- at this moment, I can't just make them fight for no reason. They never get to see each other, so when they do, they are annoyingly fluffy. But, there is some stormy weather ahead -- should be fun, don't you think?
And Siobhan, well - her and Ron have a small mutual attraction, but they both love other people... *trails off mysteriously*
Again, thanks for the review! *hugs*
I'll make this quick because i know that you've got another chapter up. This was no less wonderful than the chapter that preceeded it. You handled people's reactions to the news very well. I liked the tension that you managed to build, it was very effective. Great chapter i'm looking forward to the next one, which i'm zooming off to right now....
Brilliant! I loved it! I'm really glad that Harry and i are of the same opinion on the Hermione/Ron front. A pregnant Fleur makes for some very funny reading. Is Lupin back? I love Remus! One thing i'd also like to say is that i love how astute Siobhan is, sometimes she seems so brash but she really has a wonderful ability to read people and situations, she showed that really well in the train compartment. Would i be right in thinking that her seperationg from the others on the platform was deliberate?
Great chapter, the presents were very well thought out. Well done you, this is a really good story! *10*
A very, very good theory you've got going there. I can't wait until Harry gets the information he needs to work the rest out!
First to review, whoo! I just dropped by on the off chance and was delighted to find another chapter up. This was a really excellent chapter. I'm not surprised that Ron didn't tell his mum that he'd broken up with Hermione, i can just imagine the kind of reaction he'd get and that is the last thing he would need. I loved Katie's reaction to the news that Siobhan(i managed to spell it right this time!) kissed Harry, i just hope that they never come across each other in a dark alley! What Harry said was really admirable, he could have so easily berated Malfoy after everything that's happened and nobody would have blamed him for it in the slightest. But he didn't, that was a very mature approach to the situation, he took the moral high ground. I loved this chapter and can't wait to see what you provide us with next! *10* (A very well deserved ten i might add!)
hehe! that was good. you're better at poetry than me!
i really like it so far, i'm looking forward to the next update.
That was really good! As you know from my latest chapter i'm not great when it comes to poetry but next time i'll enlist your help, you've got a real flair for it!
Author's Response: well thank you! and your poetry was just fine, but if you would like some assistance i'd be glad to help out =)
How good can your chapters get? This was brilliant, as each chapter goes by i like anna more and more. Poor Mrs Weasley being told off by her own daughter! But go Ginny! I hope Bill makes a full recovery, the man is the epitome (did i spell that right?)of cool!
Author's Response: LOL - I'm blushing! Don't you just want to cheer for Ginny and cry with Molly? Bill is just cool - and fun to write! More on him next chapter!