That was wonderful - I had areally good laugh from when Harry & Ginny arrived home till the end of the chapter!!! Loved Fleur's comments the best!!! Well done, i do like your sense of humor!!!
UPDATE: Guys, I'm back!
The innocence I’ve lost
The blood it's cost
Leaves unhealed scars within.
But I will not abate,
I will employ the hate
That has been planted deep inside.
I will not falter
Valor will not tire,
And I will survive
This trial by fire.
Many things are different now. Potions class is the least of the trio's worries. Battling dragons would be a welcome alternative to what it is they're attempting to battle now. The Order of the Phoenix is hallow without its leading member. And when someone close to Harry is stolen, Dumbledore's rhetoric of love, hope, and faith is challenged. Harry's strength and resolve are pushed to their limits. Loyalties are tested and new leaders emerge while Harry and Hermione struggle to balance new emotions and uncharted territory. Yet while this time after sixth year proves to be drastically unlike anything Harry's ever experienced, some truths remain, and some affections stand solid.
A novel-type story that explores the engimas of Snape, Horcruxes, war, and above all, the puzzle of love. HBP compliant. HHr.
I have just finished re-reading your story, which I found only a few days ago.....Congratulations for really knowing and understanding the characters. I love the tenderness between Harry and Hermoine and the depth of description of their emotions. I do hope you intend to follow the path of a writer and I would be very interested in reading other material that you have written about your very own characters. I look forward to the next chapter and have my fingers crossed for poor Harry!!!! Well done again.
Author's Response: *Throws self upon you in hugs* Thanks so much Boags! I\'m so glad you found this story and that it\'s bringing you a bit of fan fic happiness. The emotions are definitely a major part of A.S. I try to make them as palpable as possible, and it\'s thrilling to know it\'s paying off. I\'ve got my fingers crossed for poor Harry too! ;) And I appreciate the comment about being interested in reading other works. I\'m actually in the process of writing my own, original story, so it\'s heartwarming that you support that effort. Thanks!
Summary: Harry looks back into Hermione's past and realizes that she deserves more than she gets.
I have just read the whole story and really love your rich descriptions. I think it's great that you have tackled the issue of bullying and I hope at least one person who has read your story stands up for someone being bullied whether at home, school, college or in the workplace. I would love you to write a story about purebloods (racism). Congrats.....keep going!
Summary: Harry realizes his feelings for Hermione.
What a beautiful story - touching and emotional...makes a person feel good! Congrats
Summary: Ten years have elapsed since Dumbledore's death and McGonagall has Hogwarts back on its feet again. Hermione and Malfoy both teach at the school. But when a new teacher is hired to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts, everyone seems to feel that they've met him before. A story of mystery, passion, friendship, and jealousy… not to mention that Harry Potter has been missing for ten years and Voldemort is dead. (All violence is mild).
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Disclaimer: I own my imagination, JK Rowling owns Harry Potter.
Clever choice to use a cat to get close to Hermoine - however, I don't think I want to be in the room when she finds out what's going on, - she does have a temper after all!!
Author's Response: Hermione does have a mighty temper =D , but what has happened to Hermione in my story has affected her greatly, so I am toning it down a bit. Thank you so much!!!!
Summary: It’s been six years since the Great War and Lord Voldemort’s demise. Six years since her best friend had disappeared to become and Auror abroad and six awful years since Hermione Grangers fiancé had been ruthlessly murdered. Now she’s nearly picked up all the pieces of her life but there’s something missing. She’s realizing that losing herself in her work doesn’t help, so what it is she needs? When an opportunity to drop her responsibilities and travel arises, will she take the chance? Will she find what she’s been missing for all this time?
The glass balls are a wonderful idea - in fact they sum things up rather well. I like Neville being so successful and taking a risk. Poor Hermoine, she always seems to be lacking in the female friend department....don't suppose you could find her a really good friend somewhere in her travels? Keep going with this story as it's really interesting!!!
Author's Response: Nevillie I think will grow to be someone people can rely on and will really flourish as he gets older and lose that shy ness that we had. I think we saw some of it coming through in the last two books. And yes, poor Hermione. Now Ginny isn\'t well she is rather lacking in the female friend department. That\'s actually a good idea of yours, finding someone on her travels. I hadn\'t really thought about it. Cheers for the review, I appreciate them all :)
Summary: After Voldemort is defeated, Harry disappears for a number of years. Once he returns he finds life to be much more complicated, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
I'm intrigued as to why Harry has returned to Privet Drive.....I like your descriptive style and look forward to the next chapter,
Author's Response: thank you so much, i\'ll be working to post the next chapter soon!