- Well that was unexpectedly interesting! Also makes a dark side of Hermione--killing her own savior (1st year) so to kill the Dark Lord. Only criticism would be that I think Riddle/Voldemort gave up his horcruxes far too easily that neither side realized the possibilities. Likewise, Voldemort would have been smart to keep one (or more) of the horcruxes in tact. That way, if he died (in any form) he could be revived.
Author's responseYeah, I see what you mean. I didn't want to give too much away and spoil the surprise, but I was perhaps a little too sparse with the details in that area.
I've tweaked things a little and re-uploaded, hopefully providing a clearer justification for Tom's actions. And maybe a slight (very slight) hint at Hermione's suspicions.
While the details were clear in my head, I didn't explain them as well as I should have. Thanks for the feedback.
(#) darkmagiciannerd 2014-12-22Exactly what was the point of Hermione killing Tom when he treated her better than anyone else?
Author's responseThat's a tough question. 'Exactly' is such a tricky word, isn't it? I'm afraid I can give you only an 'approximate' answer: Because Hermione has high self-esteem and strength of character and she doesn't trust Tom. She's not so desperate for love and acceptance that she would ally herself with a mass murderer and protect him from discovery simply because he treats her better than anyone else treats her. In other words, she's Hermione Granger, not Lavender Brown.
(#) StewofJason 2015-02-19This is the best fanfic I've read in a long while, well written, good plot, funny, my only gripe with it is it was so short and over like a flash.
I hope you consider writing more in the future..
Author's responseThank you for your kind words.
Yes, I have considered writing more, and I have another "well written, good plot, and funny" story almost ready to go (he said, tongue firmly in cheek). It's quite a bit longer (48K words) and I'm currently working on its sequel. Once the sequel is firmed up a bit, I'll post the first part. Sometimes a devious author must go back and "rewrite history" in order to make things work out later on. That's much easier to do if I haven't already published the first version of "history."
(#) Robin_Hood 2015-07-08I'm guessing Hermione used Harry's death to turn his cloak into a horcrux? hence her taking it.
Author's responseWell, making a Horcrux requires a bit of preparation, then there's the actual ritual, followed by the sealing of the soul vessel -- oh wait! -- that's not supposed to be public information. Oops! My bad!
Let's just say that Horcruxing is not something you do on a whim or in a hurry. Not if you want it to last. And besides, Tom was standing RIGHT THERE. Hello? He might have objected ever so slightly.
I'm not really sure what Hermione's rationale was in taking the cloak. Maybe she thought it was cool or useful and it wasn't like Harry needed it anymore. Maybe she thought it was dangerous and she didn't want it to fall into the hands of the red-headed twin terrors.
The simplest explanation is that she didn't want to draw Tom's attention to it so she stuffed it into her pocket and proceeded to snog him, thus diverting his attention from such things as invisibility cloaks and boy-wizards lying dead on the floor. She needed time to figure out her next move and snogging is a proven method for keeping teenage boys from thinking -- about much of anything.
As far as living for a very, very long time, that wasn't via a Horcrux. Hermione accomplished that with a Mobius Time Loop. She tried to explain the theory to me once but my eyes glazed over after the second sentence.
(#) TheOverlordOfAll 2016-01-08Hm, my faith in humanity has been damaged beyond repair, and, as a side-effect, increased my paranoia to beyond that of even Mad-Eye, congratulations, your fan-fiction has done this.
I was stirring in anger at the choices of Thomas Riddle (Thomas sounds far better than Tom,) anyways, I have never been more disappointed in my entire life—due to Thomas's choices...This has driven a lesson I have been taught, harder to home, Never, tell a woman the truth...I assume, at this point, you have started laughing loudly, I bid thee a good day.
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