- Heh, this was nicely done with Harry's action much like the advice to "do good to those who persecute you for in doing so you will heap burning coals upon their head". She's got to, now, contrast the care and help shown her by the boy she horribly mistreated with the neglect shown by her own son whom she spoiled. I suspect she's going to be discomfitted greatly for some time.
- Plagiarism Alert!
Unless of course you are pissed_off_poet1, under a new pseudonym, then its just
Author's responseyes I am pissedoffpoet1, this is just a reposting aleart with a new beta. So this story might be a little better
(#) rdgale2000 2011-03-01You did a very good job at handleing a potentially messy situation.
I tip my hat to you for the maturity Harry shows in the story, while at the same time seeing how Petunia can't get past the way she viewed Harry while he was in her home.
Harry was offering her a olive branch to reconnect with him as family, to get to know him now, with his wife and children. It was the right thing to do on Harry's part.
But what does she do? In the end, just look out the window and wait for her Dudley.
How painful will it be when she realizes she's wasted her whole life for something that will never come about, when she could have felt love and acceptance from Harry and his family in the waining years?
(#) Kasan_Soulblade 2012-07-29A wonderful read. Not over the top vengence but a touch of animosity all the same. Yet the whole is very true to Harry's character. By showing her kindness he's making her face the truth of her own's son's cruelity. The hollowness of her own drive for normalacy was revealed by a simple question. And those twin revelations will rub raw for a long time.
Thank you for posting.
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