- I'll agree with Dr. T's comment on that line. I hope Harry does forgive Luna fairly quickly, but she's going to have to do both some thinking and some fast talking before she can bring him around. Just a thought, but if she can build up a support team for him, it'll definitely help her case. OTOH, if this plays wrong, it's definitely going to tip off a lot of people as to just who "Harry Lovegood" really is. This gets better as it goes along and I can't wait to see what further surprises you have in store (wonder if their mage sight would let them spot the alterations that make the Cup a portkey?).
- "The rescuers will have their fun
This will lead to anger and pain
The anger to distrust
The distrust may lead to failure but the Dark Lord shall arise
The rescuers will have their fun"
There almost has to be forgiveness, This is Luna'a story after all. But the "oracular pronouncement" seems to indicate she is going to have a hard time doing, or getting it.
I also wonder if the 'failure" might the marriage bond. And if so, can it be renewed, or as mentioned by Seline, will there be there "hatred for each other".
As to the "Mage-sight", it gives Harry headaches, remember. AND, will Harry trust Luna if she said don"t touch it?
Then there is the line "but the Dark Lord shall arise".
Something else that occurred to me; the ritual that brings back the Dark Lord in the cannon has a line something like "blood of the unwilling hero, taken". Harry has already given blood "willingly" to get through the cave wall to get to the horucrux, twice. Would it cause problems if he slightly turns his arm to "willingly" give blood during the ritule?
Anyway, thanks for the very good read, I look forward to seeing where you go from here.
May the MUSE be with you!!!
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2007-08-31Brilliant work, as always. I'm amazed at how seamlessly you've been able to diverge from canon and stay somewhat close to it at the same time. Every AU writer around can learn something from your work. Using Neville makes sense, but it eliminates my original theory (as soon as Luna dropped the paper in, for the record) that the fake Moody put her under the Imperius. That would only work if Neville was seen as the Boy-Who-Lived, though, if you follow me. I took a few leaps there, so I have to apologize for this rambling discourse.
Seriously, though, excellent chapter.
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