Author's Response: Thanks :)
Your wording is SO beautiful! Definitely continue. My only criticism is that sometimes it was hard to understand what was really happening and what Hermione was thinking about...but really wonderful writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for the read and review :) I agree that it is quite hard to follow at times - I'm jumping around in time a bit. Sorry about that! When I was writing it, I knew exactly what was going on, but reading it back I realise that for someone else it is confusing. But again, thanks for the review :) I really appreciate it.
You know, I've read this story on three previous occasions with the full intent of leaving you a proper review, but each and every time, I've been smote of my ability to properly articulate.
There is just something about your writing, Jules. Something in your words and rhythm and style and writer's soul that robs me of my ability to speak in any other language but squee. I mean seriously, I apologise in advance that you will probably never get a SPEW review from me because of this, but I can't help it. You simply stun me.
Iwill admit that I died a little inside when Hermione refused Harry's advances. I wanted to cry and rant and scream at her through my computer screen to give in, to be wrong, to be an unfaithful wretch. I suppose it's a by-product of our mutual delusion and your fantastic ability, but it was cruel of you to torture her so and, vicariously, me as well. I just... gah. Amazing. You'd think, after all my failed attempts, that I could speak properly and tell you everything that was amazing about this story, but I'm far too ridiculously in love with it to do so.
Wonderful work, lady, and have a lovely evening!
Author's Response: Hehe and here I was thinking that you didn't like this fic XD I admit that I also died a little when writing this. It felt like a betrayal but for the universe that the fic is set in, it seemed inevitable. I couldn't think of any other satisfactory way to end it. The way the two came together in The Colour of Distance was far too... flawed, I guess, for any happiness to come from it. They love each other and yet they also love other people. I'm obsessed with guilt. I have to blame that on a high-school English assignment on literary themes. I chose guilt and ever since then it seems to creep into everything I write. It's just fascinating how people deal with guilt and the way I see Harry and Hermione dealing with it turned into this. Anyway, thank you so much for the review! It means so much to me that you enjoyed this. And I don't mind not receiving a SPEW review from you because you're awesome anyway :)
This was super sexy, made this chapter awesome.
Author's Response: Thank you! Harry and Hermione are always very sexy together in my head ;)
Ah, what a great read. You do such a wonderful job with H/Hr and making it believable - this feels like it definitely could have happened! It makes so much sense, and you make it so tragic, this idea of their secret affair. I like how you intertwined the past with the present. Do you have any plans to write more about them? Or are they definitely over? Wonderful job! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Gina! I really like writing this pairing in situations which could have happened. It makes them even more delicious :p I think this story is definitely over. Hermione realised how much she had to lose and she couldn't carry on with it. But having said that I hope I will write more of Harry/Hermione in the future just not within the same universe as this story. -Julia XD
I must say, I don't usually read things where H/G and R/H have feelings for others, where it isn't the picture perfect Epilogue. But this is so intense, so well written, so hold your breath this can't happen that I had to read it. Disturbing but so good.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! It's good to know that someone who prefers canon pairings was able to read this and take time to review :)