YAY! I have been looking for something like this for ages! As soon as I started reading I was hoping it would be Dudley and it was!!!!! Awesome stuff. This was a great one-shot. I agree with your characterisation of Dudley. I think he would be a reformed character as we see at the beginning of DH. I'm not sure how he would react if he found out Pansy was a witch though? Perhaps frustration, annoyance but acceptance at the same time??? Who knows... But well done anyway, such as great concept :)
That was really good. I think they sort of deserve each other, in a way. But I didn't see it coming. The dialogue was great, not turning the story into a cliche. Great job.
That was so cool..
Author's Response: Thanks!
I thought it might have been Dudley, but this was excellent. An interesting pairing. Great job.
Author's Response: I thought it was an interesting pairing, too. Thanks!
Oh, oh! It was Dudley! Great ending, SC! And a good look at another side of Pansy. Draco was terrible to her, and you wrote her reaction to the breakup very well. Dudley, ha! That was great. I can just imagine his reaction when he realizes he's fallen for a witch, lol. Lovely job, I'm glad I popped by to read it!
Author's Response: Well, thank you! rnrnAnd while you're imagining, you can wonder what Dudley's mummy would think... *snicker*
Never would have guessed! That's not the most common fanon characterization of him I've seen. Usually he's a lot meaner or immature, but I guess he's older and more mature in this story. (Dudley, I'm talking about.)
I like your story a lot. It's simple but I could picture the story very easily.
Author's Response: Yep. I figured, since Dudley was polite to Harry just before the Dursleys all left in DH, that likely he'd keep on that way. After all, he did bring Harry a cup of tea, even though Harry did go and step on it. So I gave Dudley another year or two, and there you have him. Even Dudley and Pansy can mature and mellow, over time.
I like it. more!
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it! rnrn:)
So I don't usually read one-shots, but your summary for this story made me extremely curious, so I looked to see who Pansy had met, and when I saw it was Dudly I knew I just had to read it, and I am so glad I did. It was so good! I really like how you left an open ending to sort of leave it up to the reader's imagination. The only very small flaws I could find is that sometimes you forgot to put a space in between your paragraphs, but that is more of a posting error than anything canon or grammatical. Amazing job!
Author's Response: Yes, I think my word processing program is eating my extra lines between some paragraphs. I'll try to get back in and find all of them.rnrnBut thanks! I'm glad you liked this story!
That can't be Dudley Dursley can it?! Maybe th dementor attack did breath a new personality into him after all. I'm hoping that Pansy and Dudley will keep meeting on the train and possibley end up together, I never really liked either of them, but we only really ever saw a Harry's eye view didn't we?
Author's Response: We only saw Harry's view of either of them. Granted, neither of them were nice kids, but sometimes horrid kids are reacting out of fear. Dudley was already improving by Deathly Hallows, so I figured he'd keep improving.
Brava! Taking two of the most unlikeable people in the Potterverse and making one tolerable and the other actually loveable!
Pansy and the Muggle... Can you just imagine Harry's surprise?
Great Job and interesting challenge you gave yourself. Very you!
Author's Response: Why, thank you!rnrnYou never know what odd thoughts will wander through the mind when you decide to write from the point of view of a character you've never considered before. rnrnDoes make one wonder what Harry would think, doesn't it?