Great story. Well worth waiting for the episodes.
First fanfiction? Keep writing like this and you will get your own share of fans.
Thanks for this wonderful read.
Author's Response: Hey, I'm glad you thought it was worth the wait. I can't wait to tell my husband I might have fans.... I can see the look on his face already. ;) I'm so glad you liked it... thanks for the kind words!
Most excellent and enjoyable. It's nice to see Ron in a mature way.
Author's Response: Thanks! As far as I'm concerned, if it's post-HBP, Ron's got to be at least as mature as JKR makes him... which is pretty mature. I'm so glad you liked the story. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Loved every single bit of it and will most definitelly turn a blind eye to the temporal imposibility of telling Harry right then,
"Ten galleons if you snog her..." Great boyish thing to say right then!! ^.^
Keep the great work!! I'll be keeping an eye out for future fics by you WeasleyMom!!!
Author's Response: Thank-you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I wanted to work in that line for Harry... after all that angst, I wanted to end on a lighter note. Thanks again for taking the time to review. I appreciate it!
Wow. I can't believe this is finished! What a great ending and no, I was not offended by you adding to canon. I thought it was a great way to finish and to add in some light-hearted banter before such a scary situation. I'm sad that I will never see another update from this fic, the last couple of chapters seemed to come so quickly.
*sigh* Farewell, Scenes from Shell Cottage. May we see more from your wonderful author in the (very) near future!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Julia. You have been such an encouragement, and your comments have really helped me improve this story as I went along. I kind of consider you an unoffical beta... haha. :) Glad you liked it, and thanks for sticking with me and reviewing. I appreciate it.
Let me say again that this was beautifully written. I love that you've chosen to do missing moments; those are my favorite types of stories, and I really think that yours meshes seamlessly with the cannon, even with the extra 15 minutes. I'm very glad you've started writing fanfiction, and I hope to read more of your work soon!
Author's Response: Thank you so much; what a kind thing to say. Missing moments are my favorite as well, or post-Hogwarts, picking up where JKR left off. I am working on something else... not sure how long it will be before it's finished though. Thanks for the encouragement, and for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate it.
Perfect! i loved it! (again!) there's not much more i can say as i think i've repeated myself in every review for every chapter! thanks for a great fanfic
PS: what else have you written FF for?
Author's Response: Repetitive or not, I have always appreciated your comments! :) Thanks so much. I hesitate to say what other fanfic I wrote years ago for fear of dating myself... but it was for the X-Files. Hehe. I'm old.
This was very very good. Like it could have been part of DH. It seamlessly weaves it's way as part of the story - and works well with the big kiss scene after Hermoine and Ron go to the COS. Can't wait for your next story! Love that it is so in canon.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I think it could work with the kiss... but it kind of falls apart with Harry saying "this is the moment?" don't you think? If he didn't say that (indicating it was their first kiss), it would definitely work. I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for leaving a review!
I loved your story!!!
i thinkk It was perfect, I wish that would've happen in the book jajaja
Author's Response: Aw, what a cool thing to say! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and reviewing... I appreciate it!
great job! i loved this story :) wonderful!! haha :) keep writing!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. :)
*sigh* Tears of joy are making my eyes all shinny right now. Seriously.
Gotta loooooove your fic!!!! Yay!
The last bit of Harry-related- jealosy was amazing! And Hermione's comeback... Great one!! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
Author's Response: Hey, thanks for reading and leaving the reviews. I'm so glad you like the story. One more chapter to come... stay tuned!
I think I like the pain of waiting for sth that I know won't come!!! That would-be kiss... Killed me!!
And Ron imagining to choke Harry when he interrupted! Brilliant!! :)
Author's Response: :D
OMG! I loooooooooooooooved Ron's mental rant. "and look at her however he bloody-well pleased" Gotta love that one!!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks! :)
In my mind, I'm giving Ronald a massive support hug right now!!!
Poor thing! I never actually thougth about these moments... so sad... :(
Author's Response: Mmmm... a Ron hug. :)
Ouch.... though starter for a chap. Of course... now I want to see how it continues! Great thing there are 5 more chaps!! Oh, joy!
Author's Response: :D
This whole story has been adorable and sweet and beautifully written. Ron and Hermione are very, very hard to write, I find, but you've done it wonderfully. Everything is believable, and all the characters are perfect. Fantastic job! I can't wait to read the last chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I've found your story Of Christmas Past and look forward to checking it out in the next few days. I appreciate what you said... keeping them in character is my number one priority, so I'm glad you think it seems okay. Thanks again for the kind words. :)
Ohhh, I EEP! in a Chili's at an airport when I saw that this had updated.
I sat enthralled and made faces and forgot my food for ten minutes while I read.
I desparately wish I could give a better review than this but I'm doing it awkwardly over food to rush to my flight. But all of it was so good, and I understood what you meant in the review to my story and I am so happy I read this and AAH I'm fangirling right now.
I was talking to a friend online and she was saying how she didn't have as much time to read anymore, and I told her to at least go read your story, because it was so good. *tear* I don't want it to end.
Author's Response: You are such a sweetie, Amanda! I need a little of your enthusiastic encouragement in a bottle so I can open it up on bad days and cheer myself up... haha. I'm so glad you are still liking it. I always look forward to hearing what you think after I post a new chapter. I only wish I could have been in the airport to see the silly faces you made as you read it. :) Thanks again for the review. I appreciate it.
yay! finally! there are some times when i wish that harry potter wasn't just all about harry potter and this chapter confirms that...an amazing chapter, truely heartfelt! xoxo
Author's Response: Hey, you're still reading! Thanks so much. :) And thanks for continuing to read and review. I appreciate it.
I really like this story. like everyone has been saying, its so realistic, which I love, especially for Ron/Hermione, which I think one of the hardest ships to write well and one of the best when it is!
I LOVED the line where Hermione tells Ron that she never fancied Harry because he was always next to Ron. Brilliance!
Bravo, and can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and that you liked that line too. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, too!
Aw! So cute! I was so excited to see this had been updated. The last two chapters are fab (I just realised I missed your last update too). I like that you have put a kiss in. It was sweet and made sense for the moment. I thought Hermione was acting a bit dim at some points but then I guess her mind was on other completely different things i.e breaking into the unbreak-inable Gringotts! Also, love is a fickle thing no matter how smart you are. You showed Ron's insecurities well, I thought. So great job. I love this fic!!!
Author's Response: Hey, I'm so glad you are still reading. :) Well, I obviously did not intend for Hermione to seem anything less than her usual brilliant self... almost three weeks have passed since the almost-kiss and while he is still (always!) on her mind, she is pretty consumed with the Gringotts thing at the moment. But she knows where he is going as soon as he says it's just about the two of them. After that, she's just kind of nervous. I appreciate you pointing this out and I'll keep it in mind as I continue to edit. (I am a mad editor and can barely stop even when the thing is finished.) Haha. Thanks again for continuing to read and review. I always look forward to your comments.
This story is brilliant! I think you've captured Hermione and Ron perfectly. I think these moments really could fit into canon. You captured far more than just the fluff of their relationship, like so many other stories on here. There were so many poignant scenes. It felt like the seventh book to me, which, I'm sure, is how you wanted it to feel. Will there be more?
ps, I'm planning on making a banner for your story for the latest Dean's Corner challenge on the Forums.Do you have any ideas for it? :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! There is actually only one chapter to go, and it is not quite finished yet... so it will probably be the weekend before I submit it. I'm rather new around here, so I don't know much about banners really, nor have I heard of Dean's Corner (though I've visited the forums a few times). But I'd love to chat more about it, maybe via pm? I'm Weasley Mom over there as well (but with a space). Thanks again for your encouragement and for taking the time to leave a response. I really do appreciate it.