I fell in love with Jo Rowlings world years ago, when I was 11. The first book I read was Chamber of Secrets, mostly because I didn't know Sorcerer's Stone existed. I love everything about the books, although...I've always hated Pettigrew. If his character wasn't such an important part of the storyline I think Jo would have been better off without him.
I do love the fanfics though, and much as I will deny it, I'm completely enamored with any sort of romance fics, especially Dramione and James/Lily. I appreciate Jo pairing up Ron and Hermione, but in my head Draco fits her better. I'm strange like that.
I never thought, when I first joined the site, that I'd ever write any sort of fic. I've always loved to write, but finishing a story isn't one of my strong points.
Well well well...Draco and Hermione...It's so unnatural....but yet...I like it...
I always knew those SPEW badges would be good for something in the end...Leave it to Peeves to find a use...:P
Aww...is it over already? *sniffles*....
Oh! Poor Ron...I've always liked the idea of he and Hermione as a couple, but...
I also like the way you've paired Hermione with Lupin. I haven't seen many fics like this that I've liked--a lot of authors seem to rush things so fast that it doesn't make sense as to why they're attracted to each other. You've made it real though. It seems as if Hermione and Remus are both holding something back, like they're afraid of what'll actually happen should they have feelings for each other. Maybe it's just me, but that's the feeling I get at times.
But yes, this is brilliant. I can't wait to finish it. :)
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. Your feeling is right on the nose, because that was the ambience I was trying to capture by limiting Hermione\'s and Remus\'s affections. Thanks again for the kind words, it means a lot.
Oh gosh...I wasn't expecting Snape...I was torn between Blaise and Malfoy, but that was definitely a nice twist. Not something you see all the time, but that makes it that much better.
No...Definitely not the happiest of endings, but in a way...I guess I almost expected it. I think Hermione needed the wake-up call to realize just how much she needed Ron, loved Ron. And if seeing Draco flicker back to his usual angry self was what it took, well, more power to you for writing it that way.
I still love this story, no matter how it ends. You have a wonderful way with words and I applaud you.
Harry's come back to the Burrow two days before the wedding nuptials begin, can Ginny and Harry be friends?
Ginny's thinking, Hermione's giving advice and Harry?
Well he's being his usual I-have-no-clue self.
Watch what happens as Ginny and Harry meet and see if their relationship will be rekindled.
Excerpt from story:
"He smiled slightly, his other hand softly wiping her tears away. She hiccoughed and his smile grew wider. He bent forward, moving her closer to him, feeling her shake lightly. His eyes were on her rosy lips but he tore them away, he couldn’t do that to her."
I do believe that Harry and Ginny are one of the sweetest couples, and if Ms. Rowling doesn't fix it so that they end up together again at some point, I'm going to be extremely upset. This is wonderful writing though, and I love the song you use. It's so fitting...so perfect...'Tis wonderful.
Well--first chapter, and you've already gotten me hooked. That's a rarity for me: I do realize that a lot of times the first chapters are just so authors can set things up properly, so we readers aren't confused, but honestly...quite often they're just boring and make me want to read the entire story even less....Not this one though.
I absolutely adore Ron and Hermione as a 'thing', but I also love the idea of Draco and Hermione--they're such opposites it's almost too easy to see them as a couple. Hermione's innocence balances out Draco's darkness, or something to that effect...
But yes, anyway, this is lovely.
Author's Response: Hah, its weird that you say that because in the first chapter I\'ve set up all the regular Dramione cliches! Head Boy and Girl, share a dorm, he\'s mean yet hot, and she\'s all curious.. lol; gotta start somewhere! See, I\'ve always pictured Ron and Hermione together. They cant NOT be together; they just are. Hermione and Draco, though, you\';re totally right. They balance out and thats why I love them. Kinda rambled, but whatevs! Im glad you liked tje story! Darkwing731
So...Malfoy DOES have feelings...That's extremely reassuring; it proves he's still human.
I'm still half-rooting for Hermione to just up and smack him. I don't think I'd blame her if she did.
Author's Response: Lol he\'s such a stoic buttface in this story, excluding a handful of chapters. She\'ll beat him up, dont worry, lol! Darkwing731
Oh. My. Goodness.
I don't even know what to say. I'm extremely glad your first chapter got my attention, otherwise I probably never would have read any of the other chapters.
Your writing is absolutely excellent. Brilliant, actually, and I'm not just saying that to be nice. It truly is wonderful. Your imagery, your descriptions of feelings, of thoughts...they're so real. It's no wonder Hermione says that she's going crazy--Malfoy's rage would be enough to drive anyone to the brink.
I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this story...
Author's Response: *waves hand modestly* Thanks so much! I really enjoy this story a lot and I try to write the best with this one; obviously you guys liked it! Im really happy that you enjoy this, and thanks; imagery was always sort of easy for me and Im glad that helped the story. Thanks so much for your awesome reviews! Darkwing731
I love that little bit of Luna right there at the end. "Ravenclaw?” Luna commented absently. “Oh, how lovely.” How fitting. :^D
This has been a wonderful fic. Not many people can pull off a Hermione/Draco ship without it sinking miserably, but you managed. I loved it...
Oh. My. Wow.
I just discovered this fic about and hour and a half ago, and I haven't been able to stop reading since.
This is excellent. Superb. Wonderful. Pick an adjective. I love the way you're portraying Harry--his emotions, his thoughts, it's all so real. I also love how original your plotline is--I see so many fics that are just different versions of the exact same thing that it's quite refreshing to find something that doesn't fit the mold.
I'm looking forward to reading more. :)
Author's Response: \"Pick an adjective...\" Can I have all of them? :P Thank you very much for the review, I\'m happy you like the story and the writing style. You\'ll get more to read as soon as the second part of the chapter is vaildated!
Wait, it's over?
Oh gosh, I loved it. Every sentence of it.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your words. =D
Oh my....only the first chapter and I'm already intrigued. Your writing is wonderful--everything flows together so smoothly...I love it!
Author's Response: Welcome to the new kid on the block! Thank you for the compliment. I hope I can keep you interested. This is Part 1 of 3, so keep reading. Dani
I wondered if that would end up being Snape...guess I was right.
I love it--most superb!
Oh. My. Gosh.
I'm in love with this story. I love how in-depth you've gotten with all the characters. I admit, James and Lily are by far my favorite people to both read and write about, but....wow....just wow...
You've got an amazing amount of talent. I look forward to reading the res of this. :)
Ohhhh...too bad he hightailed it out of there before Hermione had a chance to think...I would have applauded her if she'd slapped him..
Author's Response: Given more time, I think she would have! ;-)
No no no!
Please tell me you're kidding!
Draco, honestly. You've got some old-wife-saving to do. Right now.
Author's Response: Hahaha, wish I could say I was joking. But alas! You have to wait for the next chapter! Thanks for your support!
Whoa...Talk about a head trip. Two years with nothing, and then Snape?
Your title was what first drew me in to this fic, but now that I've read it, it's definitely not the only thing.
This is excellent--I love the storyline, and your writing is fabulous. I can't help but feel sorry for both Harrys...Waking up to a world that's so different from what you know...I'd cry...
But yes...please keep updating--you've gotten me hooked! :^D