The end of the matter. Harry has destroyed all of the Horcruxes but one. Now to finish the job. One shot. Made a couple of minor changes to the end - 26Apr09
- Nice little Harry ends it all story
Author's responseThanks, I was just wanting to see if I could write something like that.
It was kind of depressing, but in my defense, at least I didn't submit my version of Harry to the Hell that Rowling did with her epilogue.
This was actually one of my favorite stories to write, even if it never saw too many hits on ffn. Oh, well.
- Nice work, the story line was good, i have always looked for stories where Harry ends his life... this one worked out well... a few inconsistencies in places, and the end scene was a bit hard to follow without knowing more about the spell harry used.... also the extend of harry and hermione's relationship was a bit confusing.
i look forward to you actually expanding on this story, or continuing into the future, where you can use Harry's dreams and thoughts to reflect on his previous life.
anyway, nice work... and it would be good to see more.
- Wow! If you're gonna do it, do it right! I believe I read something like this some time ago, but Harry used a hypervelocity missile from a space station. A well writ story, sez I!
Those wards had to be ungodly strong, to contain that sort of damage. (Something on the order of a thousand multi-megatonne bombs going off.)
I didn't understand why Harry even asked Hermione if she would satay with him. He knew he was going to die, so why ask her to join him in what would have been pure suicide? I do, however understand why he asked (Ordered!) Ron to care for her.
Well done! Alorkin
Author's responseThank you, sir. It's been about a year and a half since I wrote this one. I think I originally said Harry split his time between carving runes and being a bathtub chemist,(What you can't make up in quality, go for quantity) but that might have ended up on the cutting room floor, as it were. Heck, it's even been a while since I've read this.
If Hermione had agreed to stay, things might have turned out differently. She may have found the answer that would rid him of it. If she had agreed, this plan may never have happened. But he had to give her the choice.
I think that if she knew what the result was going to be beforehand, she would not have made the decision she did. Harry didn't want that to influence the decision. He wanted honesty. She chose, and he immediately enacted plan 'B.'
It was the Gryffindor thing to do, so the ultimate Gryffindor did it. He also succeeded in scaring the living crap out of Prof. Sinestra and Minnie McG in the process. I think Sirius and James would have loved the prank value of it.
Maybe Harry found out, maybe he didn't. I'll let you decide.
- That was quite a well-written fic and I can appreciate his motives. If you're going to have to take 'em all with you to destroy them, then you might as well do it up right. I think that, if Hermione had chosen to stay with him, he'd have had other plans that would've been just as effective. As 'tis, this is the ultimate way to make sure the opposition goes down, take them with you when you go. I doubt Tommy-boy ever expected that approach for dealing with him and, really, there's not much even a wizard of Riddle's power can do about that large an incoming rock; actually, I'm not sure there's that much our technic civilzation can do about it at this point since we don't have the spacelift capacity to loft enough weaponry to just split/reduce it and we darn sure don't currently have the tech to destroy it. I wonder, will they end up calling it Mount Azkaban or Mount Potter?
I reckon Harry returned to consciousness where ever heroes go when they die, but it Valhalla or somewhere else.
My compliments on an excellent piece of work.
A very well done piece of work.
Author's responseThank you for your kind words. This piece was one of my favorites to write, but for some reason it's the least read. I wish I knew the answer to that little problem.
You're pretty much correct in all your assumptions.
If he'd had a reason to stick around, he would have come up with a plan b. As it was, he figured to do it up right. If albus had been alive he'd be mourning the pureblood lines callously lost, but oh, well.
As of right now, we have no way to deal with a planet killer, which is kind of scary as we have something like two or three a year that pass between us and the moon. Heck, we don't even have anything with the lift a Saturn V had in 1968, much less a way to guide it to an incoming asteroid.
I went for Mt. Azkaban, myself. I doubt Harry would have wanted the notoriety, even in death, from the sheeple, and the one person he wanted to know about it was smart enough to figure it out.
- No, we don't have any way to deal with a planet killer and I suspect we won't for some time. Even if we had enough Saturn V's to boost the necessary payloads, getting them ready would take a fair while since they don't use storable liquid proellants. Actually, something along the lines of the Titan III with two extra stacks of boosters, to make a "X"' configuration, is probably about the best rapid response lift capability one could put together.
Now the wizarding world and the technic muggle world might could deal with one together, but that's unlikely to happen unless the wizarding world realized that without it, extinction was too damn likely.