Date: 09/17/2006 11:58 AM Title: Chapter 1
That is certainly a very unique story and I'd love to read more chapters of this. Maybe a few flashbacks to their first experiences together?
Author's Response: Thanks for the kind words!
I really like this little family a lot, and would love to spend more time with them, so we may be back for sequels at some point.
There is a "drabble-sequel," set about ten years after the end of "Surrogate," that I posted the other day on my blog. It's so short, i can offer it here in a comment:
Albus Potter-Weasley-Granger, aged 10, looked up from his Muggle-school "Social Studies" textbook at his parents.
"Mum, Dads, Jamie, listen to this!"
Harry and Hermione looked over from the Kitchen, where they were collaborating on a particularly complex spaghetti sauce.
Ron glanced over from the couch, where he had pulled his truncated torso, which ended in a smooth dome of freckled skin, just below the navel, from his silk-lined levitation cup, and was scratching his stump happily.
Nine-year-old Jamie looked over from his Chudley Cannons Pro Quidditch game, causing his tiny seeker to power-dive into the carpet, where she grumbled angrily, pulling her miniature broom out of the pile.
"It says here," said Albus, "That the average muggle family consists of two parents, and two-point-five children!"
"Muggles!" chuckled Ron, pulling himself back into the levitation cup. "They do everything backwards!"
Date: 08/20/2006 04:13 PM Title: Chapter 1
Oh my, interesting ending! I loved the stuff you left unsaid, they made me think more about the story that way. And the levetating cup? How did you ever come up with that?
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words!
And the levetating cup? How did you ever come up with that?
Well, I started with "Half-a-Ron," and asked myself what would be the most desirable way for him to get around, in the wizarding world. When you have magic, who needs a wheelchair?
Date: 08/18/2006 07:10 PM Title: Chapter 1
"Cursed Machine" was the first of your fics that I've read. Since I really liked it, I came over here to find some others.
I liked this too. Just the right amount of seriousness and humor.
Though I am an avid Harry/Ron fan, I like Trio quite a bit as well. I mean, the three of them are really so exclusive to each other that adding a fourth to the group, not even Ginny works.
You really captured their love for each other in those few paragraphs in the middle, ending with this great statement that is SO Ron -
"You don't have to worry about how you go back to being alone after your night of passion with my wife. You don't get to go back to being alone after effing saying that! You might be allowed to go back to pack your stuff. Maybe."
And LOL - the fingers - hehe. . .
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review!
That line of Ron's is my favorite in the whole piece.
And I have to say, I'm very proud I managed to bring off a concept as filthy as the fingers in a PG-13-level fic!