The assault teams and the Druid leadership make decisions; Harry and Hermione take a chance. As for Draco. . . .
(#) vl100butch 2011-09-07 12:06:00 PMSorry Doc, I forgot that Lucy has already gotten his just rewards....
Narcissa and/or Bellatrix would be cool though....
Author's responseThe captured Death Eaters and major supporters will have other things to worry about on Justice Day, and besides, I don't think Draco would be recognizable by the skull and odds bits of bone and tissue, which all that would be left by late morning on the Day of Justice
- Well, it's good to see that Draco finally made a useful contribution to the world (well, someone has to serve as an example of what not to do and where it will get you). I suspect things could get rather interesting between Harry, Hermione, & Luna though I'm not sure how "interesting" that may be. I suspect Kingsley is going to find himself riding quite the whirlwind as matters warm up and it'll be quite a ride.
Any chance of Bella being able to watch herself being assimilated? It would be so fitting for her. As 'tis, I suspect all of Tom's minions will find themselves rather stressed by the time the Day of Justice hits.
Author's responseAfter all those years in Azkaban, who would want Bella's organs? Don't worry, she and the others will be taken care of
- Ugh. Sadly I could see Draco's predicament coming even before it started on the page; I guess your 'tech' focus had me thinking in that direction. Something out of comics, a head suspended on a metal spider's body, something like that. Although Draco's even worse off. Ugh.
Funny how I got just as much out of the single scene with Harry and Hermione as I did out of everything else. HP has made me into an incurable romantic. Well, at least where Harry and Hermione are concerned. It's very good/nice of Hermione to feel glad for Harry that he's 'spending time' with Luna; that's a selfless love that's nice to see. Leaves her on the out, though. I'm glad that Harry's missing and thinking of her, too. That 'over night' thing ... I've forgotten how much they were 'friends with benefits' after Ron's betrayal; was it just the one night, or a persistent continual practice up until they got to eh USA? Or even, back to the UK and Luna? Wondering if they're going to become a threesome (of course, not new territory for you). Maybe you'll have Luna be the 'catalyst' once again to getting a spark between these other two going. Who knows? I'll be here next month to find out.
So Harry's 'power' score is only one below Riddle's? Yay! Wondering what sort of curve this is rated on, exponential/logarithmic or linear? Nice to know the boy will be the most powerful around, after Riddle is dealt with, anyway. It's not that often you've left him the clear winner in the power stakes, you know.
Note sure I like this JUSTICE DAY thing that much; the 'Wicker Man' thing you had in one of your earliest novels - True Believers? - didn't do much for me, it seemed just too pagan/barbaric.
Author's responseIt was one night before they reached California, but Harry & Hermione started spending nights together while in North Carolina. You'll hear about how it progresses.
As for the Wicker Man being pagan, well, the Druids ARE pagan! I would agree with you that it's also unnecessarily cruel, but many societies are, and nearly every society has been -- that's not saying the practice is good, but we have to acknowledge that is how some cultures would act
(#) sparky40sw 2011-09-08 09:04:10 AMI was thrilled to get the alert for the chapter, somehow i had missed 2 and 3, so I got a 3 course delight.
that is as nice a punishment for Draco as I have seen, as truly as useful as canon Draco could be.
Author's responseYes, this version of Draco has at least benefited many people; glad you enjoyed the chapter
(#) michae1ange1o 2011-09-08 07:43:10 PMWow, I am expecting the death eaters to be told "we will add your biological and magical distinctiveness to our own, resistance is futile" never seen anything so .. Trekky slipped into a HP story quite this way before. You could also say that TNG was based on the American magical world.
Great story, loving it lots.
Author's responseGlad you enjoyed the chapter, and I would agree -- probably a lot of squibs involved in the Trek franchise! Of course the technomages would love SciFi in general, and while the Collective would have come out of New Age ideas, they would have a love/hate view of the Borg, and would have cheered on Hugh and his splinter group
- I really like your stories, your treatment of Luna, and the background you have going, but…I cannot help but think Harry, Hermione, and Luna are not really doing much. They mostly seem to have cameos.
Author's responsev true, and one reason the first 3 chapters sat unfinished for 3 years. If not for the prophecy, Harry would have been sent off to finish school. Hermione is there only to support Harry (if she weren't learning so much, she'd really resent that!) Since they are there, though, they get to help.
(#) Meteoricshipyards 2011-09-14 02:41:28 PMVery enjoyable. Draco was missing a lot more than I expected.
That Justice Day sounds ominous. It also sounds like a specific Druid holiday. Is it?
Looking forward to the liberation of the death camps and the fallout from that. If I read it correctly, Voldemort should be getting the feeling that things are falling apart at that time, if not before.
Thanks for the story.
Author's responseYes, Druidic justice was executed at least on May Day and All Saints (to use the modern terms)