As Hermione recovers at home from the events at the Department of Mysteries, she first has to inform her parents about the dangers of the magical world, and then has time to think about her future.
- Hmm, this is a most interesting begining. It will be quite interesting to see where her introspection takes her, and what conclusions she draws from that. The implementation of those concluseions should be fascinating to follow.
- Your last line: "She rolled over, hugged Crookshanks, and fell asleep, convinced she would figure things out by September." tells me that Hermione really hasn't learned anything Yes, she's done some introspection, covering all the 'safe' topics, but she remains almost exactly as she was at the beginning. One hopes she really DOES 'figure things out' before she returns to her friends.
In the event you decide to continue, I have placed this story on my 'alerts' listt and hope to see where you take it.
Author's responseI totally agree with you, she really hasn't learned, as we saw in HBP (and the Hermione part of my story 'Smoke')
- Nice little ficlet; but you left out Ron's abandonment of Harry during fourth year, jealousy, and he's a mean and cruel arguer (sure signs of an abusive behaviour) plus he has tried on multiple occasions to turn Harry against her (first year - he sent her crying into the bathroom where she met a troll, third year - when Harry got the broom from Sirius, and all the times he interferred with studying instead wanting to talk or play chess, etc.)
Harry may be no saint... unless you compare him to Ron.
- good ideal but failed the ideal that Ron would actually be in the running for any type of relationship other then bailly friends is just bad writing and fiction and wost in real life. I believe that for a good story to actual work it has to be realist and possible a Ron/Hermione is n ot that and a Harry/Ginny story is not that much better. Ther is out of 7 books maybe a 1/4 page of Harry/Ginny interaction, and the good interaction between Ron/Hermione is not much better a point in real life I would have told them to see a doctor for help