they should have stayed together! my heart is breaking for draco :(
Author's Response: Aw, yeah... Life is tough. Thanks for reading, though!!
luv the story
but where is the sequal??? i cant find it.
Author's Response: Thanks! The sequel is on my author's page. Try clicking on my penname when it's click-on-able and it should take you there. Or you could search for "The Resilient." Either way! :)
It was aa great little story...right up until you mentioned head dorms. As a boarding school alum, I find the entire idea of head dorms completely stupid. No school in their right mind would allow two teenagers of opposite sexes to live in that kind of environment - most schools have seperate buildings for boys and girls, and mine had seperate campuses three kilometres from one another. Head dorms are the stupidest fanfic invention I've ever seen, basically just an easy way out for writers too lazy to think of more creative and realistic ways to get a couple together than to force them to live together.
On the other hand, your writing is really quite good. And the plot so far, and particularly the characterisation of Malfoy as a completely evil/scary/just a little psychotic arse is amazing, and refreshing compared to most people's fanfic!Dracos. If you hadn't have included head dorms, I probably would have kept reading...
Author's Response: The fact that Draco and Hermione share a dorm is stated in the plot summary; I find it curious that you chose to read anyway, considering the depth of your hatred of that particular plot device. I've never been to boarding school (or even a summer camp), and never had any friends who did, so I was unaware of convention. Hogwarts is nothing if not unconventional, however, so I don't find it that unrealistic. And I found it a little tricky to maintain the balance of their relationship while sharing a living space. Roommates can either be awesome or be the worst experience of your life; rarely are they both. I'm glad that you liked my characters and the general plot, however. Too bad about the head dorms. ;)
I was very surprised with the outcome this fic took. I thought throughout that the scenes of a death eater reporting could not possibly be anyone other than Orman, I believed so fully in Draco's change of heart, but, not knowing when this was written or if you realized, I found a bit of a flaw with the ending, because, if Harry had destroyed all of the horcruxes, and Voldemort killed him, thus destroying the last one, theoretically, at that moment, anyone could have killed Voldemort, and if Draco had just let Hermione try, with her wand, of course, then Voldemort would not have been able to create another one, and the light could have won. Also, just being nitpicky, but Harry would have called him Tom, or Riddle, not Voldemort. Overall, engaging, interesting, and very plot twisty. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Author's Response: This was written pre-Deathly Hallows, so we didn't know that Harry was a horcrux. I always believed he was, but for the sake of this story, he's not. However, you are correct: all of the horcruxes were destroyed, leaving Voldemort vulnerable. Not everyone knew about the horcruxes, though. They were one of Voldy's deepest, darkest secrets, so it's pretty improbable that just anyone would turn his/her wand on him. And Draco stopped Hermione for a reason. If you read the sequel, you'll find out why. ;) And yeah, that's a good nitpick. I'm never quite certain about how Voldemort should interact with anybody... He's a tough to write! Thanks for reading and reviewing!!
She should have said she didn't want to get in trouble for Draco's idiocy. The first fight between Draco and Blaise landed her in detention and got points taken. Always stick with the facts - even if they don't fit the situation. ;)
Author's Response: Thank you!
This is definitely one of the best Draco/Hermione fan fics I've read. Great job making it believable with the emotions and the pacing of the story, you're a great writer! Can't wait to start the sequel!!
Author's Response: Thank you!!
Wow. That was awesome! That twist blew me away!! :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
Holy crap that was good!! I'm in the process of reading the sequel which I started first and went back to see how it all started with this one!! Good job!
Author's Response: Haha, glad you liked it!! Thanks for reading!
You feel bad for Malfoy and slapping him at the same time. Good work. :)
This. Was. INCREDIBLE. No jokess this is my all time favourite fanfic out there, and I can't wait to get started on the sequel! You're an amazing writer, and I love how the romance came in bit by bit, and it wasn't predictable AT ALL. Kudos to youu keep it up! :D
Author's Response: Thank you!! :D
One of the best Dramione's I've read. The most amazing, and startling part of it was its ending. Very interesting considering most end with a happy ending. I've started reading the sequel and so far I'm not as impressed. The fact that Hermione was in her Azkaban cell thinking of Draco without loathing him is something I find very hard to believe. By the time I finished this fic I literally hated Draco. I expected her to do the same for his betrayal.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked "Aversion" and I'm sorry that "Resilient" is living up to your standards. When we see Hermione in the cell for the first time, it's only a day after Draco betrayed her and two of her best friends were killed before her eyes. I think it's safe to say that she's experiencing a bit of sensory overload at the moment, and that her brain is working to process all the information that was suddenly revealed to her. Besides, hate is such an easy emotion to feel and to write. But confusion? Existing in the middle of a battle between your heart and your head? Those are much more interesting! I hope you give me a chance to show you that I've thought this through. :)
I hate you and your ending to the story I have loved more then any other. I am utterly disgusted that you could abuse your characters so horribly. I shall now read the sequel. Ahem.
Author's Response: Uh... Thanks? Lol.
Ok, so first off, i just want to say what an AMAZING writer you are!!!! I absolutely loved it! It was very interesting, and it seemed so real, it was done so well! Now this is only my 2nd fanfiction reading, but it actually made me cry! I bawled after reading this, and am glad i didnt read this at school! But anyways, the ending where he goes to his room and flips out basically was so well written, and i dont know whether i feel sorry for him or not... This is so incredible, and i cant wait to read the resilient! As for your idea of publishing an original, i say go for it! you are so talented, you have to share that with everyone!!! Good luck with everything, and keep these stories coming!!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, but I'm sorry about the crying!
Aww... They both helped eachother... Thats so cute!
in a dangerously sickly sweet voice: hi. ok. please begin to picture a seething bull with steam coming out of its nose like a rampaging bunch of hyenas. then try to complete that image with a waterfall running down its eyes. done it? oh, well done. cos you've finally created me at this very instance!!!!!
WHAT ON EARTH GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO WRITE THIS ATROCIOUS STORY!??!?!?!? TO RIP APART MY HEART WITH RAZOR SHARP CLAWS??!?!?!?!?!? WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO WRITE SOMETHING SO HEARTBREAKING THAT I FEEL LIKE DYING RIGHT NOW!!!??!?!?! HUH?????? WHAT WAS IT!!!!!!!!!!????????????????? COS I FEEL LIKE *FEROCIOUSLY TEARS UP A BOOK*
that was just AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!! YOU-YOU-ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: ::Backs away slowly and hides red cape:: Heh... sorry? I would tell you to check out the sequel, but that might go poorly too. Perhaps the alternate ending? ;) At any rate, sorry for the frustration, but I'm glad you read through it anyway! Thanks for the review!
Will you make the Slytherins against Malfoy for leaving?O-o
I absolutely ADORE this fic! I love how you created a head boy/ girl setting w/out a cliche.
wow this was quite amazing. you practically created an alternate to the 7th book. I love that you were able to create the characters as they really are, but let them grow into something new. If i was going to say anything to do differently as you write, id say grow the subplots. like losing her friends, getting them back. with out attention to them, we weren't connected when they were killed in battle.. plus creating and developing many intertwining subplots makes reading so much more interesting. I actually read the sequel first lol so as this was coming to a close it was like everything came together.. In general, totally amazing. you are quite talented =D
Author's Response: Thank you!! I'll work on the subplots - I know I had trouble working everything in... I don't know how Rowling did it!! :)
dammit. I thought maybe he was going to be nice. aw... haha well good story so far! I'm sure it'll live up to expectations.
Author's Response: Nice Draco? Haha, not yet! :) Thanks for reading!!
DRACO WAS CRYING?!?!?!?! hahahah Well, I am loving it though so that makes up for it :)
Author's Response: He's not made of stone!! Hahah, thanks so much for reading!!