- Tch, Draco, you've learned a few things but do you really think your opposition is going to remain static? Well, actually, given how slow wizarding society evolves, he may well have; now he reaps his reward for his stupidity. I rather liked Harry's approach and I loved the scene where he explained it to Hermione and got a bit of "incentive"; I had to laugh at the comments WInky and GInny exchanged. 'Tis a shame about Ron's choice, but what Harry did to him was probably as much mercy as he could expect from anyone; I rather suspect that Harry also bound his magic. As for the "surprise gift" for Draco, it seems only appropiate to leave something after taking something.
Author's responseWhat!?! You mean Draco's status as a pureblood isn't everything!?! Blasphemy!
I can see Draco trying to take on the mantle of a dark lord, if nothing else, than to regain his former wealth. Unfortunately that Cloak is far too heavy for him.
I can also see Winky and Ginny's conversation. Fortunately, Luna hadn't joined them in bed that particular time. Imagine the ruckus that would cause!
I used to think Ron was redeemable, even after GoF, but after the last three books, I despise him as much as I do Dumbledore. Still, h made his bed. He tried the easy way and now he will pay the consequences.
I didn't need to bind his power. Ron is a wand-wizard. He cannot use magic without one. That his hands are now hooves, doesn't help him at all.
Thanks for your kind review, Cat. I really love reading them.
- Gabrielle is easily one of the most underappreciated girls in the series. She's also one of the most versatile in fanon, as we know enough about her to get a general idea, but not so much that we can't embelish realistically.
I'm not at all surprised Harry is married to Hermione and Luna, nor am I really surprised with how Ron turned out.
All in all, a good read, and another reason to fav this collection.
Author's responseHeya LabRat,
One of the things Rowling slipped up on is character development. In canon, Gabrielle is a damsel in distress…much like Ginny-Sue. She appears, plays her part and vanishes without another thought. There are several very good Harry Gabrielle stories out there, the best in my opinion, would be HOPE by Jeconais. You can find it on Fanfic Authors.net.
Hermione/Luna is difficult to write, due to the disparaty in their personalities, but each in their own way grounds Harry’s ‘fire’. That said, they do make for an interesting mix.
Ron is a no-brainer. He’s shown that side of his personality since the very first. This just brings it out in a rather drastic manner.
- After reading this again, I have to say that I really like Gabrielle's character.
Interesting take on Hr/Luna. And really, the thing that pops out to me about that would be brainy birds being naughty, shy girls hiding incredibly kinky sides, and just how wild that potential relationship could be.
Never did like Marietta, glad she got the ax.
Author's responseHey LabRat
Gabby’s a blank sheet. One of the best Harry/Gabby fics is HOPE by Jeconais. There she’s still the sweet innocent, but she has a mind.
I’ve never met a brainy bird who didn’t’ have at least a little kink inside, and here, you have two of them. (Snicker!) H/Hr/LL is hard to write and at the same time easy. I think they all balance each other out.
Marietta is a personal dislike with me. She betrayed the DA and while she apparently had orders, she could have hedged. Umbitch wasn’t that bright. The otehrside is; she was a disposable character. A real shame Rowling never put much effort into developing her characters. I think it could have led to a much more involved and entertaining story.
But that’s just me.
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