- Now that happened alot sooner than I was anticipating. I can see Mary's logic though, Harry needs something, or more accurately someone, to ground him and provide a counterpoint in his life to his Destiny (with a capitol D). It will prevent him from going overboard with his power over others. And I loved the logic of the McGregors (as the father of a very cute 13 year old girl I understand their position COMPLETELY!) I will admit that I was surprised that Harry agreed to it without telling Ellen at least some of his Destiny beforehand but that may be colored by reading too many other fanfics.
But personalloy I would have paired James with Elaine and Sirius with Lily at this point. James can't yet be trusted to not make an ass of himself and if Lily gets mad at Sirius than James can look good by reigning him in.
Thanks for the update.
- OH! And Petunia throwing BJ's for just a pound??? Even the NYC tunnel rats in the '70s were getting $10-$20US. She must not be very good at it, and she would have to do a lot of them to make it worthwhile.
Author's responseDo I want to know how you know that? As for Petunia, her client base couldn't afford that much.
- I have to say, I really like the way you're doing this story. Starting each chapter with a hint of the 'happy ending', giving us clues about how it works out and then giving us the detail that Harry's involved in. Very nicely done. I wouldn't mind getting a POV from Tom soon, as he's gotta be stewing away at the lack of effect he's getting, and especially the lack of fear of him that the Founders are causing.
(#) sparky40sw 2006-12-05Some really interesting ideas here, loved the casual manner with which Harry cleaned up the shop. The final scene of harry and Mary discussing his future was fascinating, although the thought of being betrothed at 12 is quite frightening. Since my wife is more than 2 years older than I, she probably would not have been considered, that would be a tragedy.
thanks for a wonderful, insightful story
Author's responseBack in the days of serious noble & royal betrothals (say pre-1650s), a few years difference with the woman being older was not too uncommon (if her family was important enough). And of course, childhood betrothals (ie under 8) were not uncommon.
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