I hope that your sister's health has improved. Please let her know that I wish her all the best. I'd also like to thank you for posting this excellent chapter. Hmmm.....no doubt the Slytherins would have had at least two reations to Harry's meetings with Andromeda and company - 1, envy of the prospective plans, and 2, fear that the hatchet job was aimed in their direction. Truly, if Dumbles, Voldy, and their respective minions knew what they were about to face and had good sense they'd dissappear! I also enjoyed seeing the R&D crew developing working lightsabers! I hope that Tonks and Remus learn too......and somehow I have this image of McGonagall wielding one and speaking Gaelic as she fought. Chuckle...... it looks like Dobby and Winky have settled down very well. I enjoyed the scene with Harry and Hermione, and Harry's visit to the bank. Somehow though I think that very few wizards are going to go for single combat just to avoid bank lines...... snicker. Thanks again! :)
Hello Teresa. Her condition has indeed improved. As of this afternoon, she's awake, and aware, and trying to bully the ICU nurses. (BWAHAHAHA!)
Actually, several Slytherins will be directly involved. Now the Nibblers, on the other hand, should race for the Ross ice-shelf!
As i see it, the biggest problems Harry will face, will be Dumbledore and Voldemort. Hangers-on will be accorded the status of 'incidental casualties'.
Truly, if Dumbles, Voldy, and their respective minions knew what they were about to face and had good sense they'd dissappear!
Fortunately for the story, neither has that level of awareness, otherwise it would be rather a dull story.
R&D: I agree. Deus ex Machina only goes so far. While Harry has the information to build the power-cell, he needs someone else with more control and experience to make them for him. The same applies to both his creating his focusing crystal and learning to actually use the damn thing.
Remus and Tonks will get to play, but though it's a great idea, McGonagall has a more important role. More on that later.
I figure since they are mated and Dobby is still a few bricks shy of a load, Winky's gonna be 'helping him along'. Remind you of anybody?
H&Hr. They're kids having fun.
The bank. How better to tell the wizards that they are held in utter contempt by the goblins, and get away with it?
And I agree with you. There would be damn few.
See you next week. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.