Date: 08/09/2008 09:42 AM Title: Chapter 12 - Acting
Draco has to pretend he likes Hermione, but, there is the tiniest pang of guilt and some else growing within him. Hermione, on the other hand is wondering about Draco's change of heart. Harry and Hermione have to pretend to be a couple (Why oh why J K you had to disappoint so manyt? Anyway...) which may have unexpected consecuences. Ron has surprised me but I am sure not for how long. He is like a ticking bomb, adult behaviour eludes him when it is most needed. Sorry I know you like the guy. I still enjoy your story though.
Author's Response: I assume you like H/Hr, but alas, I am a canon girl. Only according to the books. I like all my characters, not just Ron. Hope you will, too. Thanks again. Glad you're enjoying it!
Date: 08/08/2008 04:13 PM Title: Chapter 15 - An Unlikely Friendship
Okay hopefully Ron changes cause right now... "timid posture" is really unattractive. >_>
Author's Response: Well, you know our Ron, always loosing confidence until it really sinks in to his head!
Date: 08/05/2008 06:28 PM Title: Chapter 6 His First Mission
This is getting more and more interesting. By the way, Ron involved in an adventure, helping Harry or his family is the kind of Ron I like and the one I like to read about. Well done with the scene involving Draco and Hermione, you did a good job describing what was going through Hermione's mind as well as her body's reaction.
Date: 08/02/2008 08:24 AM Title: Chapter 5 - Proof and Consequences
I was wondered about Harry's logic where Ginny is concerned. Protecting her from whom? Weasleys are 'Muggle lovers', they are friends with The Boy Who Lived and their parents are members of the Order of the Phoenix all of these endangered them all not just Ginny. Regardless of whether or not Harry and Ginny were couple Voldemort had not problems killing them all just for fun anyway. The scene between Harry and Ginny was well done. All the ambivalent feelings were well painted.
Date: 08/02/2008 04:25 AM Title: Chapter 4 Friends and Enemies
I like Ron, I do. He is loyal, brave, even smart but with Hermione? It is your story. Yes, Hermione is very generous and trusting, and I can see why Draco will slither his way into the trio through her but like Hermione I do hope there would be some redemption for Draco at the end.
Author's Response: Dear eterna, Thanks for taking the time to leave me a review. I note that you're only at the beginnings of this story so I would encourage you to keep going because some of your comments will come in to play in later chapters. Thanks again and take care!
Date: 08/02/2008 03:55 AM Title: Chapter 2 Escape and Punishment
I am big a Dramione fan so I am hoping Hermione would play a role in this story as well as Draco whom I think J K didn't develop well enough in any of her books. It's too early in your story to make any more comments about it though so I will keep on reading.
Date: 07/18/2008 12:01 PM Title: Chapter 29 - A Brilliant Mind
I love a good mystery, always keeps you on your toes. Can't wait to see where this goes. And I'm also waiting for a moment with Ron and Hermione, they never discussed anything that happened when she got taken and I really want to know if she plans to tell Ron.* fingers crossed*
Okay can't wait for the next, and is there any news on your other story " Magical Renaissance" Just curious.
Author's Response: Dear rubyhill, I love a good mystery, too! So far, my beta reader tells me that she thinks this is turning out really well so, I hope I won't disappoint my readers. I'll be updating Magical Renaissance pretty soon. Fates is already written - completed - has been for two years now and I've just been cleaning up and releasing. Renaissance, however, is not done and I'm trying to write a bit more ahead before I release the next chapter. Won't be too much longer, though. Thanks for your interest and for the review. Love Ya!
Date: 07/17/2008 09:58 AM Title: Chapter 29 - A Brilliant Mind
nice update and sorry ... I still want Malfoy out of the picture LOL
Author's Response: That's ok, Sternbetrachter, you're allowed to want him out of the picture. Wait another chapter and something will shift. Tease... Thanks for the review!!
Date: 07/17/2008 09:00 AM Title: Chapter 29 - A Brilliant Mind
Yahoo, really excited to see this updated.
I can’t help but agree with SarahW a little as far as Draco/Hermione interaction goes. She does need to make sure he isn’t hanging around hoping she will choose him over Ron. The best way to do this of course would be for her to accept Ron’s proposal and get married (hopefully before the baby comes).
It’s about time Hermione learns she can’t keep the baby a secret. Bill is so caring and I’m glad he was there to help Hermione with her nightmare and not Draco.
I love brilliant Ron I always thought he was much smarter than he thinks he is. I love that Hermione is finally recognizing how much Ron has matured. She really needs to get off her rear end or move aside so I can move in.
I haven’t had time to really re-read and examine the poem but I will go back. It seems that it is describing not only Ginny but Draco and at the end the destruction of Voldemort. I do wonder about both sisters and save seven of sevens. My first thoughts were Lily and Petunia and then the Weasleys, but Lily is dead so I don’t know. Confusion reigns.
Really they must think Molly is blind, she has had seven children. There’s always more than a growing belly that lets those close to you know when you’re pregnant. With all that’s happened it wouldn’t take too much to put it together and we all know Molly is as brilliant as Hermione. I think she must be biding her time waiting for them to come to here before she confronts them.
Ginny’s dream reminds me of the 3rd Mummy movie though being an English pure blood witch I don’t see how she could be a descendant of an Egyptian princess nor Harry either.
You still have me making all sorts of guesses oh to have a mind like Ron’s then I could figure all this out.
Can't wait for more.
Dear KaL, You get a gold star for the length of this review!! Whoo Hoo! You're starting to see Hermione come out of her hormonal angst and get her head back on straight so you'll note that she's figured Draco out. However, after what he's done for Harry and her, I think he deserves their friendship. You have to remember that Hermione has been trying to avoid being around Molly and she's not very big yet so she's still trying to hide it, but she's also beginning to realize that she'll have to face the music soon. The poem's pieces will start to come together, but much won't make sense to the final chapter. If you saw the amount of time I spent developing that, matching it to the rubbing, to the cadence, to the story - it took FOREVER! Anyway, I hope it will all come together in the end as planned. On Ginny, keep in mind that these are her dreams and although they are based on the memory of this curse, her own thoughts, feelings and imagination can skew them in her mind. This curse actually occured thousands of years after ancient Egyptian times, but it takes on the feel of the period based on Harry and Ginny's own perceptions. Think of your own dreams. I can dream of myself in a completely different location and still realize I was dreaming about something I felt or thought about that was much closer to reality. Thank you SO SO much for the review. Hope to hear from you again soon. Take care!!