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I'm a thirtysomething mom of 3 who uses HP as an escape. I'm thoroughly addicted. I've got strong opinions on characterization, and I've become an ardent H/G fan since Order of the Phoenix.

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Never Alone by ckwright51
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 426]

Summary: Dumbledore’s gone and Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Privet Drive to start their search for the Horcruxes. Their plan not to return to Hogwarts is changed with the reading of Dumbledore’s will. Harry must discover that his friends are a greater help then he can imagine and how to use the “Power the Dark Lord knows not.” With a little romance, action, mystery and even Quidditch along the way, Harry will find out if he and his friends can defeat the greatest Dark Wizard of the age.

This story was completely written before the release of DH or the Order of the Phoenix movie. Any similarities are entirely coincidental.

All reviews will recieve a response!

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 158268 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
10/24/06 Updated: 11/28/07

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 04/25/07 Title: Chapter 18: It's Quidditch!

Nice match! While Quidditch isn't my favorite, either, I always miss it when it's not there - and I feel so badly for Harry not playing. He needs to have some normalcy, poor thing. Interesting note about Percy. I hope he doesn't forget that he tucked that note away.

Author's Response: Thanks, I really enjoy Quidditch, although writing it isn\'t the easiest thing to do. Glad you liked the chapter.

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 25: Imperious

Uh oh - GInny attacking Harry under the Imperius doesn't bode well for the future, and no matter how much training he's had, I don't think Harry would be able to hurt her. Ginny's going to have to learn to resist it.

Author's Response: In many ways, Ginny is Harry\'s greatest strength, but she is also a great weakness, as Harry knew. He decided that being with her was worth the risk, but Voldemort will certainly try and exploit that. Thanks for the review. Take Care

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 06/15/07 Title: Chapter 23: Changes

Hmm, that's not the reaction I would have expected from Ginny. Favorite line in this chapter though? It was Ron telling his mum to stop hugging Harry or people will think she fancies him. I love Ron! That literally made me lol. Nice job.

On a non-story, canon question - do you really think the Ministry six will be involved in the end? Even after HBP? I tend to think its going to be just the trio, perhaps with Ginny helping with something along the way but not the whole hunt.

Author's Response: No, I don\'t think many expected GInny to run out like that. Harry certainly didn\'t. The next chapter is almost ready to submit so we will see soon. As for the \"mininstry 6\" (I love the name for them by the way.) I do think they will have a role to play, together, I don\'t know how large. Thanks for the Review, take Care.

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 05/03/07 Title: Chapter 19: Home for the Holidays

Yikes! Stupid Malfoy! Harry's enraged, but I can't believe he won't be able to get contro.. He's Harry! That head cracking makes me wonder, though...Go, Ginny in faking a faint. Good girl!
I was confused at the beginning of this chapter. I thought classes ended so they could go out into the snow, but then McGonagall's note said to meet her after his last class?

Author's Response: Yeah, is seems that Malfoy just can\'t manage to stay out of trouble. I liked that Ginny faked the fainting bit. She really is much more clever then she gets credit for. As for the mistake you caught, I edited it, so the snowball fight takes place in the morning. That was a result of an edit I made at the last minute. THanks for pointing that out. Thanks for the review and the helpful insights.

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 06/01/07 Title: Chapter 21: I'll Be Home for Christmas

Oh, so touching that they rebuilt that home for him. Although I can't imagine Harry ever wanting to live where such tragedy struck, I'm sure it does him good not to have it left as charred remains. I loved the twins in this chapter.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I hadn\'t really thought of your point about Harry not wanting to live there. I think though that the connection he feels with his parents there may be stronger then the trauma of them dying there. Although just as I write that, I am questioning that argument. Glad I don\'t really have to make that call. The twins are great, I love writing them. Thanks again and take care.

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 03/23/07 Title: Chapter 15: Rumors and Rewards

Hmm, I think that little cat is Ginny. I wonder when she became an Animagus. I'm glad she's giving Harry the comfort he so obviously needs, even if he can't express it to a human friend. I'm curious about Cho Chang's letter though. When did she and Harry become friends? Am I forgetting a part of this story, because during HBP they wouldn't even look at each other?

Author's Response: Interesting Theory about Ginny being the cat. I don\'t really know when she would have had time to learn to be an Animagus but anything is possible. As for Cho, she shows up in the wedding chapte and hits on Harry again. Thanks for the review. Hope you are enjoying the story.

Reviewer: Melindaleo Signed
Date: 06/25/07 Title: Chapter 24: Worth It

Grrr to Kerrbear - canon isn't going to give us a quick reunion, so it's perfectly acceptable to get in in fanfic ;) Still, it's been an enjoyable ride. I hope Harry continues to share his feelings with his "cat", he needs to do that.

Author's Response: Haha, I will pass your \"Grrr\" on to Kerrbear. It has been very fun writing the struggles that Harry and Ginny had though. Poor Ernie, he never really stood a chance. Thanks

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