Harry and Hermione enjoy thier holiday. Paul seeks professional help.
- -chuckle- It's amusing to see both of them so clueless about what others so clearly see, but in their defense it should be noted that both are coming off brutally-ended relationships with others and will need some time to regain their psychological equilibrium. At that point, though, I suspect they'll start realizing just how deep matters are between them, or at least seeing the clues that've been there all along.
One can feel sorry for Paul, he's not a bad guy, he's just gotten a rotten deal at this point in the game. It's going to be interesting if/when Harry stays over one night the cog tries to control him; given his resistance to Imperius and the Veela allure, I suspect the poor cog is going to learn what trouble really is (-snort- imagine him grabbing it both the tentacles, whirling it around his head, and then throwing it against the wall or florr).
Author's responseThank you for making my point so eloquently, both these kids have had their lives completely screwed over and Harry’s addiction to occlumency is not really helping, although, it will become absolutely necessary later on. (That was a mega-spoiler BTW.)
What these kids need is a vacation, oh wait, they’re on one.
When the cog does try to get to Harry it’s going to be in for one helluva surprise. I love your image of him slinging the brain about by its own tendrils!
- I like the pacing here and anticipate the next chapter as it comes. I also would like to know how the other friens have been, Neville Luna and such as this has gone on.
I can't wait for the moment of truth.
Author's responseY'know, because the story is primarily about Harry and Hermione, Neville has small but important parts and, as much as I like her character, Luna is conspicuous by her absence.
I'll see if I can't get her to be her delightful self in a later chapter.
(#) Wonderbee31 2009-03-06 08:16:04 PMWonderful section here, and really enjoying how the two of them, even when one or the other makes a mistake, can correct it because they know and care so much for each other, something that you see in old married couples, and not the fighting thaat is supposed to be sexual tension, but usually is more becaue the two are incompatible. Really, JKR needs to get a clue, unless she was just so desperate to write to her ending that she just threw out anything she could to make it sound right.
Author's responseThanx, I like to write relationships that I can, well, relate to. The first rule is to respect your partner, try to put yourself in their shoes, and always, always treat your loved ones with respect.
It's worked like a charm for my bride and me for over three decades now!
(#) Wonderbee31 2009-03-07 07:06:58 PMThis was a fun section, and really enjoyed how Harry and Hermione continue to interact, and makes me wonder what it is that makes JKR think that a couple like Ron and Hermione would work out, LOL.
Author's responseWell, as much as I love and respect Jo, she has said she's pants at writing romance.
Love ya, Jo, but can't see Ron and Hermione making a go of it.