Title inspired by the The Cliche Cafe on the HPFF forums and Amazing Banner by Blue_Suede_Shoes on SAYS. Not all romances are good, not all romances have happy endings. What happens when Ginny Weasley defects to the Dark Side? Will Harry, Ron and Hermione ever forgive her? Will her family be okay with Ginny falling in love with a Malfoy?
Wow... wonderful beginning here. I'm getting a picture of a sad Draco, and a very mixed up Ginny right now.
To me... from what Pansy said to Draco, and then the fact Ginny has no memories of what happened and what Lucius said to Ginnny... seems to me like she was tricked!!
Or I am just really confused!!
Draco is a little sad...but there are reasons for everything in this fic ;)
All I can say is to read on...If I say any more then that, I'll give away too much...Keep reading and make up your own mind ;) Thank you for the review!!
This my dear- simply fabulous. Made me feel like Ron was on his chess piece knight again, fighting off the despair growing up (and older) makes.
I remember looking at my mom while I was growing up. The grey hairs, lines and the 'ageness' of her hands. I've so far only gotten the pronounced blood veins in my hands- but I see it oh so well. It's not the outside that's important- it's the youth inside.
(That make sense?)
Great story dear.
Author's Response: I thought you might appreciate this one ;o). I like how you compare it to Ron playing chess, one of the things he\'s good at. Thanks for reading! :o)
I loved it! The perfect missing moment. Not one of angst or turmoil, but one of just being there for each other.
Too bad Harry had to interrupt.... such a perfectly set moment for a kiss.
Thanks for sharing this, Taryn. Great job!!
Author's Response: That darn Harry...another few minutes and perhaps that first kiss wouldn\'t have been in the middle of the Room of Requirement, lol. I\'m so glad you read this (even if I prompted you, lol). Thanks, love! :o)\r\n
Dang, girlfriend.... I LOVE your Ron. So strong, so compassionate- and loving. I also liked how you let Hermione break a little- showing her faults and worries- letting Ron comfort her and be strong for her.
Truly fabulous- and I'm sure Miss Fabulous herself was dancing around the room as she read this. I'm so glad you decided to continue this story.
Looking forward to the next chapter!!
Author's Response: Hermione's a strong woman, but even strong women have moments of doubt and anxiety, and even strong women need a shoulder to lean on from time to time. I'm glad Ron can be that for her. I'm glad I'm continuing on with it, too. I've got some interesting ideas for where to take this, and knowing that it has to end before VoH starts, helps to know it won't get too long.
I really thought I had reviewed this chapter- obviously not!!
The beginning truly brings home the fact of all that they had suffered through Hermione's POV. It was a sad reminder of who they all had lost - and how they had to go through the motions and honor and bury them. Losing friends is never easy - and in war it is even worse.
Then it all comes down to a simple robe - and Ron's love for her. His family's also. I love your Ron - have I mentioned that to you? His blundering, but his obvious love for her shines through this story.
Lovely story dear... and I'm so glad you are continuing it!!
Author's Response: Thanks julsie! I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. Ahhh...the robe, big and fluffy, gotta love it! And I don't think you have mentioned you like my Ron...like I told Andy...I just write him the way I want my man to be, lol. Thanks for reading!
I've gotta say, Marissa, this was truly, definitely, awesomely twisted. In good ways, of course. (Was waiting for Martha Weasley to come out of the corner with Arthur, Lucius, and Narcissa in a commited foursome!)
Wow, very very good. I love how you contrasted the differences in their lives. Sev's is so sad, and all he really has to hold unto is Lily- and even that (as the title says) is drifting away.
I've always wondered how things would have been if Lily and Sev could have stayed friends. Guess we'll never know.
Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing - I appreciate it very much!
A huge thanks to serendip at SAYS for the beautiful banner! *huggles*
Original Version - A time after the War, Hermione realises that her life is need of a change...In more ways then one. A birthday party held in her honor, brings an unexpected man from her past back into her life. Is this really the new life she was expecting? Warning: This story will contain spoilers from HP and the HBP, and my interpretations on the story. Please be warned before you read my story! Thanks :)
Lovely beginning.. or is it an ending actually (for R/Hr?). I like how you did it though- I usually just kill him off and be done with it. You gave Hermione a valid argument to 'end' it.
Good job dear... reading on. ~~juls
Mrs Tally seems awesome, and I'm glad that Hermione's mother thought to send her to a retreat to think things through rather than just pushing her to start work right away. They'd all been through so much, a small 'vacation' to rejuvinate was the best thing her mum could have done.
It was lovely to see Luna, I love her- just can't really get a handle on her myself to write her.
Oh... and a party.... sounds like fun..
Oh.... fab dear. Who is this mystery person on the balcony? I can only guess the name begins with a 'D' perhaps?
Hope so... anyhow... on to the next chapter.
Oh my.... Draco feeling desire for Hermione? Lovely =) You did great in summing up what happened with Draco the past few years as he thought Hermione and his 'like' for her.
Hermione though... totally blown away by a set of dead sexah blue eyes. Good job there- for her realizing it is Draco has got to be a big surprise.
Both have had to change a bit physically in the years that have passed, nice to see he is still gorgeous.
Glad to see that Draco has changed for the better as he has grown up- though he still hears his dad's voice in his head. Lucius was such a bitter mislead man, wasn't he?
I'm happy though that Harry grew up to be forgiving, for it is hard. He did though, good job =)
An engagement? Hary and Ginny- makes me smile. It's about time!! (Okay so it's only chapter 5 I'll calm down rofl)
There is still so much to discover as to why Draco changed beyond the fact his parents died.... Secrets... intreguing secrets... I want to know NOW missy!!!
There is so many questions this chapter creates in me....
Hopefully soon I'll know some of the answers...
Draco is a persistant little devil, isn't he? Though Hermione does think of him alot-- she should just say yes... get it over with.
But... going on... hopefully Hermione stoops being so hard headed.
Oh gubby...... masterful lead-in to the kiss =)
More... More.... write more fluffy Ted/Dromeda's plz
Author's Response: Juls! You\'re too sweet! *grins happily* I\'m so glad you liked it! Hopefully I\'ll be writing more Tedromeda in the future. :D *huggleglompsquishtackles* Thanks so much!
Oh my... Val. It's lovely... and a dedication. Thanks dear.
This is perfectly fluffy and fits Andy's challenge wonderfully.
Author's Response: Thanks Juls, I\'m glad you like it :) Yes, a dedication :D\r\n\r\nVal\r\n\r\nPS- stupid disney characters giving me the creeps <_<
Incredible banner by: Marauder By Night from eHPF
Dudley returns to Harry's life with a surprise fiancée, Lavender Brown.
Great beginning here to the story, Carl. I like how you led in with the normalcy of the day for our two favorite aurors- and then dropped the surprise on them. It wasn't only having Lavender pop back up from the dead- but having her soon to be husband Dudley. Of all the people in the world, you'd never expect them to hook up. But it your explanations of it all are workable- good job in that. Can't wait to hear futher on how they met up, and then fell in love.
10 years is a long time to stay hidden, so hopefully we get to hear alot about what happened in those 10 years.
Then we move to the Potter household- nice to see how well Harry interacts with his children and his wife. The banter between them was sweet- and shows just how well the past few years have been for them.
Okay... on to the next chapter!!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm happy that you like the surprise of Dudley and Lavender showing up engaged. Dudley and Lavs tales will be coming up soon on how they met and what's going on between them. I base a lot of the way that Harry treats Ginny on how me and my wife interact. Not that I'm saying that I'm like Harry and she's like Ginny, but that that's my point of reference for married interaction. I'm glad that this seems to be the sort of story that might draw people into the world.
Well, well, well- more surprises. Totally delightdul chapter again.
I loved how you've set up how people enter into the Potter household. Truly inventive.
So far, all of your characters seem to be in character. You do a delightful Luna, and it seems Rolf is the perfect match for her in his ways.
So.... Luna dated Dudley... nice subplot there dear.
I'm liking how this story is going- so far it has a lot of little twists to it. Can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: I swear that I have a valid reason why Dudley and Luna were dating and I will get to it in the next chapter or the one after that. I've been working on keeping Luna IC, since in my first fic she was way OOC (of course having a Dementor inside you will do that). Rolf has a line coming up that will define his personality and his relationship with Luna, but he will really be a minor character here. I don't know why I picture him as a Viking, but I do. Thanks for reading and reviewing.
This was absolutely delightful!! I look forward to the upcoming chapters.
ps... Taryn will adore this also.
Author's Response: Thank you juls! I\'m working on the next chapter now!\r\n\r\nAnd I have to assume you told Taryn? Well thanks love.\r\n\r\nTwitty xx
This was delightful... I love how you've characterized Neville and Luna in this. So very in character. Great job dear.
Author's Response: Thanks juls! I feel like Neville is coming more and more easily to me (especially now that I\'ve been inside his head, lol), Luna is still a challenge, LOL. :o)
This story may be short, but it brought back alot of memories. I really liked it, and it made me smile and laugh when I read it.
Keep up the good work, so looking forward to seeing more of it pop up on the site.
Author's Response: Thanks, Juls. Glad it made you chuckle. \'Brought back a lot of memories?\' I assume means that you have kids. I have two and I believe my husband hesitated to hold my foot with the first one, and I know he threw up the first time he saw me get an epidural. Good times, good times! My husband, however, is not a whimp, like Lucius. I\'ll be sure to keep posting any new stories that pop into my twisted brain. I\'m glad you are enjoying them. Thanks for reading and reviewing, it means a lot. Cheers!
My total gratitude to ChiQs09 for her wonderful banner and to Bella_Portia for betaing this for me.
After having roamed the Muggle market in Convent Garden, Harry and Ginny are relaxing over a cocktail in an outdoor bar. The war is over, they are happily married, everything seems great. Yet, a tragic incident in the Muggle world will make then realise in what a terrible state the world still is.
This was truly beautiful, Morgana. I liked how you interwoved the real story into the Potterverse, making it that much more heartwrenching.
I loved how you've had Harry's thoughts written into this story. The irony of it all. He's the Boy who lived- and now Marcus (and Colin) will sadly be the boys who didn't.
Hopefully there is a 'Harry' in the Muggle world who can speak out and change things- making people more aware of what violence does.
Great job, Morgana.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for this. I went pretty mad when I heard this story and I just knew I wanted to write something. At first I didn\'t have a clue how to approach this though, so I\'m glad that my plot worked out ok. Harry, yes, I can be a bit like him, the saviour complex, so I guess his reaction was the easiest for me to write. I was almost having tentations to get him to run for Mayor of London lol\r\n\r\nThanks so much!
Powerfully sad, my dear. It's such a tragedy for someone so young to die so senselessly.
I'm truly speechless... sorry this is so short. But allow me to say that it's well-written and moving.
Great job.... looking forward to reading more of your stories.
Life is a wonderful thing. Until it shatters around you.
Earth shattering banner by the wonderful Blue Suede Shoes @ SAYS!
Wow.... powerfully written. So much to comment on- and I have no clue where to begin.
Even though I had hints, clues and knowledge of what was going to happen, I was still jaw dropped in shock when I got to the office scene.
I feel for Megan, I really do. It's not that she was 'clueless' it was that he never left any over whelming clues for her to see.
It was all a matter of trust for her. In him. He did the truly unexpected (SCUM - Josh is low.HEAR ME -- LOWER THAN POND SCUM!!) He could have been the man and opened up to her. Would she still have been hurt? Dayum yes- but she could have still held some respect for him.
While the children will be effected, and questions will be brought up - it's Megan that loses in this all. She loses the 10 years she thought someone loved her in, she loses the respect she felt Josh and she loses the 'comfort' of having someone in the years to come.
What does Josh lose? Respect.... the love and caring of a woman, and for those that know - respect from others.
Okay - I'm still in awe of your story.
Author's Response: I won't try to defend Josh, although I wouldn't say that he's lower than pond scum, lol. I'm glad that even with the hints and warnings that you were still shocked. That is what I was going for, so thank you for that. *huggles to you, too, Dear.* :o)
A delightful beginning to this story. It had me laughing -- poor Harry. What is about to be unleashed in his life.
Author's Response: He has no clue, really. I am glad you are liking it so far. Thanks for reviewing.