Conversations and confrontations between Harry and McGonagall, Luna and Hermione and new truths revealed.
- Ron, too? That was unexpected. I wonder if he used it on 'Lav-Lav' as well? An interesting chapter, I must say. I really like your Luna, and I'm starting to like your Hermione as well
Author's responseYou have quite a valid point and one that hadn't been explored by me in regards to Ronald. I'm curious as to that one as well. I'm certainly glad that you're enjoying it. I've already started a couple of paragraphs towards the next chapter of this one. Please continue to read and review.
(#) mathiasgranger 2007-03-24 10:52:44 AMGood I can accept the Hermione situation...but I can't see the whole forgiveness for the weselbees thing. I say sod the Weasleys aside from the twins. Forgiveness...love potions are like date rape drugs...I mean how can you forgive that?
The Weasleys all are a bunch of overinflated characters, aren't they? What substance do they really have as people from what we know in the books?
I don't think a love potion was used in HBP, but thats not to say that it cant be used to explain behavior during that time.
Harry and Hermione do have a special friendship, and yes Harry was angry in OOTP and Hermione was a convenient target. But unlike Harry, Ron always fought with her for no real reason, which is not exactly the sign of romance in my eyes.
Dumbledore did always seem to have divided reasoning, and I think Snape was his insurance policy against Harry.
Thanks for writing,
Author's responseYou know, in regards to Hermione and Ron's arguments in canon, I've always found them to be completely baseless and needless and done, by Ron, to be a bit mean spirited towards her. In addition, always ending with, "She's bloody mental, that one," or "A complete menace, I'm telling you." Never having a valid point in his arguments and always bickering. Harry's arguments with Hermione always came with points and counterpoints.
I think that Snape was completely on his own side and the slight delay was there only because after 16-17 years he finally had to make a choice and make a stand. I don't think that there will be really anything more than that to it and I think that for my book you'll see where the errogance truly lies.
- I love how in each chapter, you show what is going on in a certain characters mind. It is like you are showing the reason behind their actions. Beacuse in this last book, all of the characters were all over the place and their behaviors did not make sense, and it is like you are trying to put a reasonable spin to it. I appauld your efforts. I can't stand HBP and I fear where this last one is going. as far as your chapter go, yay for Hermione and Luna. Luna for standing up and saying what needed to be said about Hermione's behavior and Hermione for giving Ron a black eye. When you look at Ron and Hermione's friendship over the years, you would see that Ron barely says a nice thing about, starts fights with her all the time, and does respect her beliefs or her at all. So, why after all this they decide that they are in love with each other? It never has made sense to me. As far as Harry and Hermione realtionship goes, even though she was justified, Luna was a little hard on Hermione in my opinion. Even though she was a cunt ot Harry, still she stood by Harry's side for five years faithfully. Especially in fourth year. She usually has his best interest in mind.
Now that I said that, I think forgivness is something Ron and Ginny should earn. They both broke the trust of people they are suppose to care about, and it should carry some reprcussions to it. Personally, I think the trio's friendship has run its course and Harry and Hermione should drop Ron, he dead weight anyway. He rarely contributes anything, and distract Harry and Hermione from completing their goals. He holds them back. New friends are exactly what they need. Also will Hermione have a reationship with someone? I think she needs to be someone who can appricate her.
- Wow! You know, I have a horrible feeling that Molly will turn out to be behind this. Not in a malicious way, you understand. She genuinely believes that Harry should be with Ginny and Ron with Hermione. Since the wizard and witch in question needed a 'nudge' to realise their "true feelings" (just like Arthur did once), she was only too glad to brew the instrument of treachery in question. The question is, what will she do now the plot has been exposed?
The bit with Luna's unexpected... affliction was strangely human. I think that we have all been in a time or place where our body has insisted on embarrassing us. However, given that this situation brought Luna to Hermione's side... well, to what degree can a Seer's powers affect the operations of her body? We've seen both Luna and Trewlaney in ecstatic catatonia whilst delivering prophecies but could it be more subtle?
This story is going on my favorites list and I will also set up an alert as I don't want to miss any of it.
BenRG's Rating: 8/10