The other member of the Trio gets the news.
(#) red_jacobson 2010-07-27 10:32:31 PMgood chapter, and I'm glad that Ron, while being fairly immature, wasn't blowing up or being a jealous prat about it.
Author's responseA famous Weasley blow-up wouldn't have been unexpected, but I decided to try and portray Ron in at least a somewhat positive light in this story. He might be unhappy with how things have gone, but he's decided that he doesn't want to alienate both of his best friends at the same time, so he's biting his tongue to some degree.
(#) siledubhghlase 2010-07-29 08:52:38 AMRonnikins took that surprisingly well, considering the blow-up over Hermione's friendship with Viktor at and after the Yule Ball.
The thing that bothers me about Hermione's character in canon is how she tends to overreact to anything Ron says to her. Sure, he tends to open his mouth, insert his foot, and chew vigorously, but I would think that by at least third year, she'd know him well enough to know he's not exactly the epitome of eloquence. She didn't go off as badly here as she could have, though, which helped Harry to diffuse the situation quickly and without devastation.
Teenage insecurities. To someone my age, they seem rather silly, but to a teenager, they're serious business. Even now that Harry's declared his feelings for her, Hermione's still a bit unsure. Perhaps once he sucks her tonsils out, she'll realize he really cares for her above all other. Well done!
Author's responseHe did take it better than I'm sure a lot of people expected him to. My reasoning was that he realized that if he went off this time, he risked damaging not only his friendship with Hermione, but with Harry as well. That is why I had him hold back.
I agree; while Ron frequently says insensitive and/or foolish things, Hermione has a tendency to make things worse by overreacting. She should know him well enough by now to not take everything he says to heart. In this case, Harry intervened and played peacemaker with success.
Teenage insecurities, indeed. Having her tonsils sucked out may not ease Hermione's doubts entirely, but Harry will certainly give it his best shot!
(#) datbenik513 2010-08-10 12:43:41 AMThat went fairly well, considering Ron's somewhat unexpected reaction to the news.
I read this chapter at least three times. Sorry, I can't help it, I love your style. And, to be honest, laughing my ass off right now, as I'm reading siledubhghlase's review to this chapter.
Well done, Mayor, anxiously awaiting the next chapter!
Author's responseThree times? Well, you probably know the chapter better than I do by this point. But hey, no need to apologize--glad you're liking it. Maybe your praise will motivate me to stop playing Phoenix Wright: Justice for All long enough to get some solid work done on the next chapter today.