I've been dutifully checking to see if 'Healing' has been updated so I was very excited to see chapter 11!! Once again a very enjoyable read, I look forward to the next instalment. Thank you! Report Review
Glad your back. I love Fred, I wish he had lived in the books. Also, Ron is really smart & brave! I hope he realizes it soon. Please let Hermione be ok. We need her & Ron home soon so the entire family can heal.
Hope your back to stay for awhile. Please update soon, if possible. Thanks for writing such a good story. Report Review
You are such a wonderful writer. Please update soon. Report Review
I loved this story!
Your detail was flawless and I really got an image in my head. I could plainly see every breath, every twitch, every idiosyncrasy of all your characters through out.
(You know how in drama you'll always told to remain in character? You've done that with your people. They stay the same through the entire chapter, instead of changing their whole personification halfway through, something I've noticed a lot of people have troubles with.)
BUT WHOA NOW. CLIFF HANGER? NO, SO NOT COOL. I mean, you had it all, the grammar, the flow, the characters everything. But then you went and killed it with a cliffie. There's totally nothing wrong with them, it just makes me sad to think I have to wait and get through my list to get to the next chapter.
Once again, fantastic story. You really brought each character to life, while adding that often-hard-to-find air of mystery.
I had a great time reading it,
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The bells are pealing and the crowds have taken to the streets in joyous celebration of the return of the Great Ones, 1917farmgirl and her big brother Eldy, to the land of the literary living!!! Splendid to see a new chapter from the dynamic duo of fanfiction(Batman and Robin have nothing on you guys)! I was overjoyed to see this offering from you guys as I really have missed your stuff--my reviewers quill was also getting alittle rusty! My lady was even happier that I was -- I won't comment other than to say I'm really sore and still recuperating from the after affects of reading this chapter with her(yes, I'm smirking)! This chapter was brilliant as usual(Sharkespeare would be envious) and I especially enjoyed Harry's little deed scheme - not only sneaky but down right brilliant! The only thing that would have made the robbery scene even better is if it had been a couple of deathmunchers Ron took out! I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that little gem of a scene with Fred and Aunt Murial--poor Fred--I bet he'd rather lead a herd of Acromantulas in a Conga line than endure a day of storytime with Muriel! Great to see you guys back!!! Hope it won't be long until I see some more of your genius flowing from your inkwells! :):):):):):):):):):):):)Author's Response: Auror - your reviews are always one of a kind! They make me blush, and smile, and feel just a little bit like royalty. THANK YOU!
Thank you for your patience with my SLOW writing. I really, really hope it won't be as long between chapters this time. I'm trying so hard to finish up my stories.
Eldy is amazing, isn't he. I just could not get through that first bit with Arthur selling the land and make it sound good, and he totally came to my rescue. (Some of the best lines in the other parts were completely his as well. He has a wicked way with a one-liner!)
Glad you approved of Ron getting the thugs. And Harry dealing with Rita. If Auntie Muriel and Fred gave you a laugh then that part worked as well!
Thanks again! Your reviews are always so much fun! Take care!
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Like I said, I've been looking forward to this chapter for a really long time. You are an amazing storyteller. You have quite the knack for making these characters feel like the characters I loved in the books. You also do a great job of building a strong emotional connection between reader and character. I feel for them, deeply and genuinely. I root for them. I hate it when they struggle and I breathe a little easier when everything turns out alright. That's one of the marks of a good writer.
Also, you've chosen to right one of the most egregious wrongs committed by JKR, the death of Fred. It wasn't a hard choice, per se. Anyone could make it. But you've taken it and made something special out of it. You didn't just have him jump up off the ground and turn right back into his old self again. It's been difficult, painful, expensive and it's put a big strain on the family. And in doing so, you've brought the entire Weasley family plus Harry back together stronger than ever. I love that about this story.
I thought you did a fantastic job pacing the first section where Arthur signs the papers to sell the paddock. It was full of tension and regret, and you really took your time developing those things. I felt so bad for Arthur that I wanted to jump in and buy it for him. Then you began to hint -- very gradually -- that something wasn't quite right with this simple transaction. Something was very odd. And little by little, you brought the sun back out in the midst of the gloom. It was heart-warming.
Ah, Rita Skeeter. I suppose Harry could have fed her a blasting curse, but short of that I don't think I could have asked for much more than the way that you actually ended their encounter. She is truly loathsome.
So here is Exhibit A in the case that you need to update waayyy more often: I had to backtrack a few chapters to remind myself that Ron and Hermione were off in Australia, looking for her parents. You did an awesome job with him in this chapter, though. I loved the way that he didn't think so much as he just reacted. And I especially liked the way that he couldn't figure out why everyone was making such a big deal about what he did. There are definite side effects to spending a year on the run from vicious, evil dark wizards.
Lastly, we come to poor Fred being trapped in a hospital room with Aunt Muriel. And here he probably thought he'd already paid a very high price for cheating death. It was nice to see Crookshanks back. For me, that's actually one thing I pay attention to in all post-war fan fics. Did the author remember Crookshanks? It's a mark of thoroughness, since JKR more or less let the poor guy fall off the radar there at the end.
I really, really hope that this chapter marks the start of a new era of frequent updates for you and this story. Please tell Eldy that whatever part of this he wrote, I thought it was fantastically well done. Because the whole chapter was fantastically well done. Everything flowed really well and I didn't see a single typo or grammatical error. When I read it, it felt shorter than it really was. I'll be keeping an eye out for the next one!Author's Response: Wow! What a review! I think my head might swell from all the nice things you just said about me and my story! Thank you!
And I am so so so so so sorry you've had to wait this long for an update. Everytime I thought I was getting on top of real life, it jumped me again. Keep your fingers crossed that this time I can keep real life in check and manage to update faster! This whole story is outlined, it's just finding the time to write it and keeping the muse around so it actually sounds good.
Your kind words about my writing make me blush. Thank you so much. I'm not sure I'm as good as you make me out to sound, but I like writing, and I feel like I am emotionally connected to the characters I'm writing, so maybe that slips across into the writing somehow.
Oh Fred. I have never forgiven JKR for that. I knew I'd have to find a way around it in a story sometime. (Either that or ignore it completely.) I'm just lucky this way seems to be working out. That said, I'm not a big fan of "quick fixes." Life just doesn't work that way. So, I'm probalby dragging it out a bit for poor Fred, but that's the only way I could think of to make it realistic.
That part with the selling of the paddock had A LOT of help from Eldy. I was totally stuck and he stepped in and wrote some of it for me, getting the juices flowing. (He gave me some of the best one-liners for other parts of this chapter as well, so I really must give him a huge shout out.)
I'm not sure where Rita came from. I hadn't planned to have her in this fic, but she just sorta barged in. (Her style, I guess.) Was a fun moment to write, however. She really is nasty, isn't she.
Again, so sorry about being so slow! Did you at least enjoy the backtracking? And I love Ron, so I had fun letting him be the hero for once, and just reacting to something instead of waiting for Harry and Hermione. You are right - there are a few perks to be had for saving the world.
Auntie Muriel. Hehehehe. That part was fun. And we probably shouldn't feel TOO bad for Fred. I'm sure he's done enough stuff over the years to more than deserve this little story fest.
As for Crookshanks - I usually get bogged down in little details. I'm always worrying that I've missed something. I just felt like I needed to show that Crookshanks hadn't been forgotten and was still running around. (I worry about people's pets! Making sure Dorothy kept track of Toto in the Wizard of Oz used to freak me out, LOL.)
I promise to try and update much sooner this time. You know I'm not the twice a week kinda writer, but I will make sure it's not a year again before there's more. Thanks again for such a wonderful review!
Shock! Chest pains!!! Heartattack!!! You updated. [Trumpets blairing]
This chapter is EXCELLENT. You haven't missed a beat and are most definitely still on your game.
Favorite parts: Harry buying and giving back the property. That was PERFECT. Just so absolutely Harry - spot on.
Rita Skeeter? Calendar? Where did this come from? Brilliant. Can't wait to see where you take this. Really wish he would've hexed her to Hampshire, but his "Shove off!" was pretty darn good too.
Ron taking out the Muggles was genius - Score one for Ron the Great! Only proper after you put him in that horrid purple cow costume - I can now forgive you for that. ;)
Auntie Muriel?? The Morally Magical Life? Oh, sweet merlin, how cruel you are. And to your favorite character? evil Farmgirl. But brilliant just the same. And we got to see the return of Crookshanks! Brilliant. I'd completely forgotten about him. Even left him out of my own fic. Nice how you outlined that he'd ended up with Muriel during the war. That was a great touch. Now, you know George is going to have a "menagerie" comment or two when he next comes to visit and finds not just Gus the Fox, but Crookshanks the Kneazle. I suppose if Buckbeak shows up next chapter and maybe Norbert we'll be all set! Kidding aside, I really really liked this flourish.
Great work and really glad your back at it.
P.S. The co-author credit is a bit of a stretch, but I do appreciate the compliment.Author's Response: Oh crap, did I just kill my big brother! Someone call the ambulance! Prepare the paddles... CLEAR!!
In all actuality, I probably deserved that. I am the world's SLOWEST updater - ever.
But, thanks so much for stepping back up to the plate and betaing at a moment's notice!
(Oh, and just so you know, the Nargles are trying to get me back big time for the lack of updates. It took me 5 tries and restarting my computer twice to get this response posted!)
Anyway, I'm SO glad you liked the chapter. I was really worried that after all this time it would be wooden or just not right. Makes me feel so much better when you read things like say they are okay.
Where did Rita come from? I honestly don't know. I had no plans to write her, but she just kinda butted her way into the story. I guess I just needed something to show Harry getting more and more frustrated with the pressure and stress around him and Rita worked. Not sure I'll take it too much farther, but it was fun to write!
So glad to know I'm forgiven for the purple cow! I know how seriously you defend Ron! (You do know I like him too, right?)
And yes, I am Evil Farmgirl, picking on poor Fred like that. But it was too much fun to resist. Besides, I'm sure over the years, Fred has done something to Muriel to at least sort of deserve this afternoon of storyreading.
Hmmm.I hadn't planned on Crookshankes staying with Fred long enough for him to get a menagerie...but that would be funny. Will ponder that. And probably no to Buckbeak...he's a little larger and harder to sneak around. hehehehe.
Thanks so much! And you of course deserve the co-author credit. That first section was a least half you, straightening out my legal-esse. And most of the best one-liners were yours too. Just take the credit and smile.
I just wanted to leave a quick note for you, in case you still check this, that this is one of my favourite stories on here, and one the I keep re-reading and coming back to time and again. I don't even have the words to describe how much I love it, and how outstanding your writing, and especially your diction, are. I absolutely understand that life gets in the way of writing, whether it be busyness, or writer's block or some terrible combination of the two, but I just wanted to say that I hope you haven't stopped because you think you've been away too long, and that no one would even care if you updated, because that's not true. I certainly would, and I'd be shocked if anyone else isn't. This story is incredible, a real gem. And you are too. So I guess I just really wanted to say that if you ever write anything else, whether it be six months from now or six years, I would be clamoring to read it. Anyways, just a thought. You really are an amazing writer.Author's Response: I do check this, and I really appreciate the note!
Thank you so much for your comments! It makes me feel so good to know people still read my stories after all this time, and after leaving people hanging for so long. You seriously made me blush with your compliments on my writing!
I have had a dreadful combination of both those things you mention. Real life has been a beast, but stress has also kind of squished the muse and given me a horrible case of writer's block. I[m trying to work through both issues, though, so hopefully there will be more soon. I wish I could give you a more straightforward date than that, but it's the best I can say for now.
But, I can say that reviews like this are what makes me want to work through things and keep going. Thank you! I really appreciate this! Report Review
Post soon! I miss this story so much and cannot wait to see when its updated! been waiting a year, you're killing us here!Author's Response: I'm sorry! I don't mean to be killing anyone! Real life has been dreadful, and when I get stressed, writer's block sets in. Between the two, I haven't written in ages.
But I want to! And I'm working clear up those issues, so please keep checking. Eventually, there will be more.
Thanks for your loyality, patience, and wonderful words of support! Report Review
You are naughty!!! I was trying so hard to hold back my feels, to remember that I already *know* Fred is dead. But this prologue was incredibly moving.
Your build up, just really hurting our hearts and making sure we realize how much this is killing Fred, everyone, before Poppy's revelation was so awesome. It's like when you're dropping on a roller coaster, just before you get to the bottom you think you aren't going to be able to handle it, then ta da! You're going back up.
But then, with that glimmer of home you've given us, it was almost even *more* sad.. because we know that doesn't actually happen. And it should! Why can't it?? There was no reason for JKR to kill Fred ;(.
The mood that clung around the entire prologue, that misty darkness that almost suffocates your heart, was so perfect. I wanted to turn away when George did, to not see the final proof that Fred was gone.. except.. Red!
I was curious as to just how that spell worked, but that's because I'm always greedy for details ;).
This was a really intriguing prologue! I'll be by soon to check out the next chapter :)!Author's Response: Thanks so much for the incredible review! I was so excited when I saw it! And you can't really call me naughty, considering the heartwrencher you put out there.
Your rollercoaster comparison was awesome. Although, I must admit, as far as Fred dying, I never really get to the coming back up and learning to handle it part. LOL. As I said before, I really, really don't like Fred being dead.
Amen to the no need to kill Fred part. I STILL haven't forgiven JKR for that and I'm not sure I ever will.
Still, I did warn you this was AU, right? And you saw that the wand glowed red, right?
The wand spell was just something I made up. I figured there had to be a way to magically check for that, just like we have monitors and equipiment in hospitals now that tell when a person has died and a death certificate. I wanted the magical equivilant...something that was simple, but could also give me my surprise moment of the chapter.
Thanks again for reading! It was great to get a review from you! I hope someday you might want to know how it ends! Report Review
wow. this really made me wanna cry. but I'm in public so I can't just start sobbing ;) but I REALLY loved it! especially the "talk" between Molly and Lily!Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so honored you chose to read it and that you enjoyed it! It was certainly a fun chapter to write, because Harry finally, finally got to have someone comfort him instead of the other way around.
Thanks again for reading, and for your patience as you've waited for this review response. Life has been crazy for way too long. Report Review
Hey, glad I found this story again. Please come back and finish it. I love your writing, but specially the time between Mr. Weasley and Harry. Looking forward to the update, soon please.Author's Response: Thanks you! My life has been crazy for the last few years. I finally finished a degree I was working on, and now I have to catch up with everything I let slide while doing it. I AM working on the next chapter, however. I won't be a mega-speedy poster, but I WILL finish. Look for chapter 10 sometime in the next few weeks.
Thanks for your loyalty! Report Review
Great chapter! Love the story! Update again soon please!!!Author's Response: Thank you so much! And I'm working on it. Real life just keeps getting in the way. *sigh* Report Review
Yay! I'm so glad you posted a new chapter . Brilliant as always! Thank you!Author's Response: Thank you! Always nice to see readers come back. :) Report Review
1917 Farmgirl: Wow...just...Wow! You really know how to tell a story and weave all of your subplots so seamlessly.
Love the way you had Percy heroically come to the rescue and then let his emotions get the better of him showing that caring, human side he's so afraid to show because he considers it a weakness. He's more like his Dad than any of his brothers but he struggles with it. I think he wanted to make his mark at the Ministry to make up for the way the elitist pureblood Ministry officials treated his father all those years. Percy put aside all that was the best of his father and pursued a dream of honor and glory he felt should be his father's after decades of dedication. Now he knows the "richness" of his family lies in their love for each other. As much as he may have denied it, it was always in his heart, otherwise, he could not have had that reaction to what happened with Fred.
Harry's "prank" on George was so well done. The way you had Charlie, Bill, Ginny and Kingsley help him pull it off was brilliant! And Fred's letter...funny and inspired. It was so Fred to know how George was going to react that he not only wrote the letter but sent Ginny to deliver it. He knew that George would never have a go at Ginny because she's his little sister and because he's frankly more afraid of her than anyone else in the family. Great humor!
Harry's conversation with Kingsley and McGonagal was brilliant as well. The solution to lease was an excellent way to solve the problem. Harry's concern for Kreacher was just...so Harry.
Finally, the last scene with Arthur and Harry so reminded me of the last scene in To Kill a Mockingbird when Adicus would stay by Jim's bed for the rest of the night. This last scene made my eyes well up just like that classic did. That's the kind of Dad I have. Thanks for that image Farmgirl. Hope that's the image I am for my girls.
Well done Farmgirl. Very, very well done. PWAuthor's Response: Look at this, totally slow responding to a wonderful review YET AGAIN! I am so very sorry. Someday, I'll have things in real life under control to the point I will actually be able to keep up with these in a timely manner, but sadly that day has yet to come.
Ah, Percy. You rather nailed everything I was trying to say there and couldn't get out! That's exactly how I feel about Percy, although I do think he also struggles with an intense need to follow the rules.which is not althogether bad. I kinda have a soft spot for Percy, and as you said, I see a great love for his family there, even if he can't quite figure out how to express it. It was very nice to let him play the hero for once, and to also let him release his emotions for a bit as well.
As for George, that boy can be very stubborn! I'm the author, and even I couldn't figure out how to get him to go home and rest for a bit! I finally decided that it was time for Harry to win a trick against the twins. But you're absolutly right, it took the whole family and some outside help to pull it off. That really was a fun part to write though, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I actually have 70 pages of the sequel to this story written already. I never meant to write Healing, but I realized there was more to explain than I could put in a prologue for that other story and so Healing was born, and now it's grown huge. Anyway, why I mention this is that Kreacher play a small but somewhat important part in that future story, so I know one of the things Healing need to do was settle that issue. After everything that happened there, I have just never been one of those who could see Harry cleaning Grimmauld place up and living there with a wife and kids. I felt like he would want to put it behind him, but I didn't want to just dump Kreacher! Glad you liked my solution.
Aw.Now you're making me cry. I'm so glad that last scene touched you. I have that kind of dad as well, and I really wanted Harry to experience that at least once in his life.
Thanks again for reading, and for being so loyal even though I'm the world's slowest writter AND review responder. Report Review
:D you just made my life ten times happier! :D haha thanks so much for sticking with this story, even when life gets super busy :)Author's Response: Yeah! Glad I could make you happy! And thanks for sticking with me! I promise there will be more of this story soon. :) Report Review
Oh my god! You're back! Yes! I'm so glad you are back, love. I missed your lovely writing. I thank you for not killing Fred. Or anyone for that matter. What I found odd was the identity of the Death Eater not being discovered. Or I think I missed it. Possibly.
Bu yay, you're back! As always, a 10/10Author's Response: LOL! It does rather seem like the end of the world, to see an update from me, doesn't it. Sorry I've made you wait so long! Real life was just so overwhelming this last year I couldn't get any writing done.
Thank you so much for waiting for me to return! And coming back to read again.
And you are welcome for not killing Fred. :) As for the identity of the Death Eater, I never said. I figured there are probably lots of DEs out there that we don't know by name. I didn't want to go to the trouble of naming one. I guess I'm lazy. LOL
Thanks again for reading! Report Review
Now I think iv reviewed this particular chapter before but iv got back and reread it and just wanted to say how absolutely brilliant it is. You make me want to reread it and continue to, let your words swallow me up in the love and sadness and beauty. You captured Harry perfectly and Molly well you made her and her thoughts so blunt and honest and true and I loved it. I thank you for writing such a beautiful happier. It's one I constantly remember and when something like that comes to mind you know that it was special enough to have grabbed you by the heart and guts and thrown you into a place only few writers can place you and you I'm proud to say are one of them. Absolutely insprirng and riveting, deep and meaningful. Harry and Molly are perfect and molly's talk with lily ate at my heart but in a firey good wa and I just want to again thank you for what is the best piece of writing iv ever read :)Author's Response: Wow. I think I'm blushing right now. It always awes me when people tell me they read my stuff multiple times. Thank you! You compliments are so, so kind! This review was simply stunning and I'm so thrilled to have recieved it!
The thing that I liked about this chapter (this whole story, really) is how you contrast the happy parts with the sad parts. Sometimes, you are happy and enjoying a laugh with family and friends and the next you're terrified. It's what healing is all about and you really embody that in this.
Now, I could go through my usual gushing but I won't. You know that I absolutely adore every word you write. And this was absolutely no exception. How could it have been?
I think my favourite part of this was how you had Percy be the one who saved Fred in this. I don't know why, but I have always had a soft spot for Percy and I like that he was the one who was the saviour in this. You haven't neglected him or just pushed him into the background of the Weasley family. And I love that. Especially that part at the end where he realised just how close he had come to losing Fred once more. You've made him a real character in this, one who has emotion and feelings just like everyone else.
McGonagall and Kingsley were a welcome relief in this. And it was one of those scenes which I was talking about at the start of this review. They are so happy one moment and joking around, and then they're worried in the next. You contrast it beautifully. I think if you had only one of the two, it wouldn't be real. And this is real. You make it real. I don't know how you do it, but you do.
Trust Ron to find comics! I can't wait for Ron and Hermione to be back in England. And I really, really hope that Hermione finds her parents soon! I can't wait for you to write that scene.
Those things that George said. About how he lost half a soul. Good God, how do you come up with stuff like that? It's so simple, heartfelt but so heart-wrenching. And so in character. You're amazing at that.
I loved Fred's note! It's so Fred. You have such a good grasp of the twins!
That last scene with Harry and Mr Weasley just warmed me from the inside out. Yes, it's horrible that Harry is still having nightmares but the way you wrote it, I felt this... gentleness and kindness about the scene and that is exactly how I always pictured Mr Weasley to be. It was just so sweet. I'm a huge sucker for dad-and-kid scenes and this one was just so lovely to read. Poor Harry, though. Again with the contrast - it is so easy to forget how Harry is still recovering but you never let the reader forget it. And that's what I love about this. It's so sad but so real. And amazing.Author's Response: Joop! Reviews from you are always like Christmas! I love them, and this is no exception! Thanks!
Ah, happy vs. sad.sometimes the bane of my life. I've always written my stories like this, mixing it all up, but that doesn't mean it's easy! Sometimes I just want to tear my hair out and say forget it, they are all joining the circus! I'm glad you enjoy it at least. I suppose that makes it worth it, LOL.
*blushing from the gushing, btw*
Ah, Percy... I have always had a soft spot for the boy as well. I just really wanted to show that he was back...still Percy, but dedicated to his family now. Him saving Fred was my way of doing that. And it was fun to write.
Kingsley and McGonagall are fun to write together! I think they make a good team, don't you? Maybe they can start their own talk-show. I'm not sure what we could call it, but I'm sure it would be a hoot to watch! Can't you see them both, sitting on a couch, interviewing celebrities? Anyway, I digress...but thanks for liking this part! I worry that the "boring" parts of the story that are taking care of nessesary buisness will make people run away, but I guess they're going okay after what you say.
Ron and his comics was a given. I've wanted to do that for Ron for a long time, so this was a perfect opportunity. The parents will come.patience...
Poor George...he's been holding that in for a long time. It just sorta exploded and came out. Didn't really plan it, but it worked so I left it. I did know that's how he's been feeling, but I didn't know this was the chapter he was supposed to let it all out in until it was happening. Funny how writing works like that, isn't it, but I'm pretty sure it's not because I'm amazing. :)
Fred's note. Hehehehe. Gotta love him. Glad you liked it! And I just love the twins, that's all. I'm not the best at them by far.
Your last paragraph was incredible to read! That's exactly what I wanted people to get from that part, and you totally did! YIPPY! Don't worry, Harry will get better. Mr. Weasley and the rest will see to it..
Thanks so much for another amazing review! LOVE them!
Love it! Favorite chapter by far!Author's Response: Thank you! I'm always happy to have a new reader! Hope you finish the rest. :) Report Review
Welcome back! Great chapter and what a relief that Fred is okay. :)Author's Response: Thank you! It's nice to BE back! And yeah, I was pretty mean with that cliff-hanger, especially for so long. Sorry about that!
Thanks for reading and reviewing. Report Review
I am so glad you are back to writing this story. I have just re-read your chapter 4, and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Brilliant writing!
Poor Ron and Hermione. And of course Harry could help with a little money, but there is no easy way for Harry or anyone else to learn about Ron and Hermione’s problems.
I like that you have Arthur watching over Harry. So many stories have Ginny the sole care taker of Harry, sometimes with Molly. Arthur gets forgotten.
And all the reviews shows you have a legion of loyal fans.Author's Response: Jet LaBarge!
I was so hoping you'd come back to read when I finally posted another chapter. I'm thrilled to see this review!
First of all, thank you so much for the continued high praise for Chapter 4. I also have a soft spot for that chapter and so hearing people like it makes me feel good about it. Sorry about the tears though. Need a hanky?
Yes, poor Ron and Hermione, scraping by. I know Harry would help them in a heartbeat, but Australia is a large place to try and find two people. Don't worry too much, however. They'll be okay.
I love Ginny watching over and helping Harry, but I also believe once you've been adopted as a "Weasley" you're going to get MANY people watching over you, and I wanted to show that. And I'll be honest, I just have a soft spot for Arthur. He makes me smile. I wanted Harry to feel what it was like to have a father, even if only for a bit.
And yes, I have to say a HUGE thank you to my loyal fans who have stuck with me for so long and waited patiently while I worked out my real life so I could eventually get back to fic.
THANKS! Report Review
Already I am gripped to the story. You should become an author.Author's Response: Lol! Thank you, I'm so flattered by your review! And the fact the story is gripping you! I hope you'll read on and let me know what you think of the rest.
As for becoming an author, I'm again very flattered, but honestly, I'm prefectly happy just writing fanfiction for now.
Thanks for reading! Report Review
Yay!!! New chapter! I've been checking back everyday science I finished the last one! Well done I loved it, you showed the emotions of each character do well. :)Author's Response: Thank you, for both your great review and your devotion! I know it's been forever since I updated and all I can say is I'm very sorry. Sometimes, real life ruins our best plans.
Anyway, thank you so much for your great praise! It made my day!
So I've just read your entire story in the span of about 4 hours after seeing it in the Chapter Updates thread. I feel almost robbed that I never knew about it until now. It is brilliant. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
You have a tremendous knack for writing. I love where you've taken the situation with Fred. Bringing the family through a different kind of struggle is a great twist on the usual kind of post-Deathly Hallows plot. I also like the way you're developing Harry and Ginny's relationship without turning it into an instant, falling-all-over-each-other, happily-ever-after snogfest.
I did notice a few spelling and grammar type things in this chapter, but overall your writing is very technically solid. I hope your muse takes up permanent residence and doesn't wander off any more, but this is added to my favorites and I'll wait if I have to.
DanAuthor's Response: Wow! The entire thing in one sitting! I admire your ability to stick to a task! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you noticed it! I love getting new readers.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and praise! I am always so happy when someone likes my way of saving Fred. I still hate that she killed him and so I knew I'd have to bring him back, but I wanted to do it realistically, well, for magical people of course.
I really like Harry and Ginny together, but I never gathered any hint from the books that the two of them would be instantly in each other's arms the second the war was over. Ginny is too practical and stubborn, and let's face it, Harry can be too dense. LOL. It's actually kind of fun drawing it out.
I'm sure there are probably the editing things I still need to do. It had been so long since I posted I think I rushed it a bit. I need to give the whole story a good edit for typos and consistency of spellings and such, though, so I hope to catch them when I do that.
Thank you so much for reading!
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