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Review:Gabriella Hunter says:
Hello!

Its Gabbie here with your requested review and since we've never spoken before (Though you've probably seen me stalking the forums) its very nice to meet you and all that jazz.
So. I actually, despite making a funny blog about the cliche's really enjoy Dramione and I've read at least five million of them when I first got onto this site. Haven't had the time for it lately. :p
Sadly.
Oh, the shame.
But anyway, what a wonderful one-shot! I was able to get sucked into it right away and I loved the heavy emotions that you played on right at the beginning. All sorts of things were brimming in my mind and I thought that there would be some sort of romantic snog-fest or, a confrontation of a different kind. But what I got was a heartbreaking scene of Hermione actually dumping Draco? Erm, that's not exactly what I thought would happen! I was very upset by this because it was obvious to me that she cared about hiim but was too afraid to stay with him. With all that was going on at the time, it was apparent that there would be more than one issue to stop them from being together.
I demand more than just this one-shot, you left me wiht enough story and plot and emotions to create a whole story. And I'd probably fangirl all over the place if you did it! :D
I thought that this was a really good take on Dramione, it was different from the Head Girl/Head Boy sort of plot line and really showed the character's depth. From this, I could actually picture them together, based on the HBP's events and I'm still sort of upset about that ending.
Draco just walked away? Without kissing her passionately or something?! Argh, why am I such a romantic?! D':
I felt so terribly for Hermione but the darker nature of this really flows well with what happened. Ah, it was wonderful. I have no CC's for this, other than the fact that you shouldn't have made it a one-shot and could have you know, gone on forever. Hahhaa.
Thanks for the great read!
Much love,
Gabbie

Author's Response: Very nice to officially meet you as well, Gabbie! I have seen you around, of course, and I know you're a fan of Mel's George/Angelina -- I beta'd the first fifteen chapters of that particular story. :) Thanks so much for taking the time out to read this little story for me!

Like the author's note says, this was my first attempt at Dramione, and it's so awesome to hear that you liked it! I'm not entirely opposed to it, but I like well-written and/or realistic Dramiones, and sometimes my expectations are a bit high for the genre. (That sounds mean, but I'm actually reading a novel-length Dramione right now, if it makes me any less so.) I think "dumping" Draco in Dramiones perhaps doesn't happen too often... not from what I've read, anyway.

I'd love to write a longer story, I think. For this being the first time I attempted this particular pairing, I enjoyed it more than I expected to. :) You'll be the first to know if I try it out! I think HBP, like you said, is probably the most realistic setting of all the canon books for them to get together.

You're so sweet! ♥ I just really have to thank you again for leaving such a lovely review, and I'd love to request again from you in the future for another story. You really made my day!


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