Harry starts to find his place in the world again.
(#) ROBERT_1958 2008-05-22 02:37:29 PMWhy can Harry not live in one of the Potters or Black homes?
How much money does Harry have now?
Has anyone stolen from him?
I hopy Harry & Hermione will get together.
Author's responseHarry is a pretty smart man. He's had 10 years to think. He doesn't know or trust any of his friends, because he's not sure if they betrayed him, or truly didn't know what had happened to him. He's still recovering from a pretty serious mental breakdown, with a lot of abuse as the foundation, and torture from the dementors heaped on top.
Harry has enough money to be comfortable, but not enough to just sit back and live on. Sirius was well to do, but not stinking rich.
Some of the things I gathered in the books is that the Black Family was on the way towards obscurity. Without going into specific values and stuff, let's just say Harry is not exactly rich, but he's not hurting so much that he can't rebuild his life.
- This is a most interesting chapter. I suspect that Harry's deliberately avoiding any places directly connected with the Potter or Black names in order to hide while he sorts things out. 'Twill be quite interesting to see the reaction when Hedwig shows up. I rather suspect that Ollivander is going to be quite the helpful type as he gets re-established, both as a person and as a wizard. The interactions with, first - likely, Hermione and then with others should make for some fascinating dialog.
His sub-surface hiding game seems successful for now, and Ollivander is a great character to play with. It looks like Harry was determined to stay clear of the magical world, but was pulled back in by his timely escape to just the right place. Would he avoid the long time friend as well? Will he even accept Hedwig? Am i looking forward to the next chapter? Hm? You think?
Author's responseThank you! I'm letting the next chapter stew around in the whirling dervish that I like to call my mind. I want the action to pick up again for a bit in the next chapter or so. In doing that, I want to keep it within the story line I have roughed out also. One thing I don;t like is conflict thrown in "to look like we are doing something." :)
(#) HallowsNotHorcruxes 2010-02-06 05:27:17 PMYou killed off Oliver? How could you? Everyone knows the first rul of writing is never kill of the hot guy! JK, it doesn't matter. Ms. Rowling has violated that rule on multiple occasions, so this comments point is sort of moot, isn't it? Oh well. You are a great author, and keep writing!