This doesn't seem like a story, but rather part of one that was taken out. Either way this is absolutely amazing and you should consider writing a full story around it or just a whole new one in general.
Author's Response: This was actually an expansion of a drabble. There are a couple of ficlets that I have written that relate to this story, like Sand Castles, but I don't think I've published many of them on here. I have so many plot ideas that I'd love to have the time to just sit down and write. :D Thanks so much for reviewing.
ooooh very good tho i dislike it when its so short =)
Author's Response: Hehe, sorry. It was originally a drabble that I expanded. :P
This was REALLY good! I loved the way you fit the 8-ball into the story; it's like this challenge was made specifically for the purpose of this story (I hope that makes sense, lol) :D
Author's Response: Thank you. ^^ I'd like to think that all prompts are created with me in mind. ^_~ Lol, thanks so much for the lovely review. ^^
Ah, so the mystery of the 8 ball us revealed. She just would get a spell like that from Gred and Forge (lolz).
I really like how Draco acted. He was normal for him, but just abnormal enough to show that intoxication makes him do things that he would never normally contemplate in his dizziest daydreams. You know...like kiss Ginny. Or even want to kiss Ginny.
Very nice, and I'm glad you decided to post the full version of this drabble, because it just shows so much more than the 500 word version.
Author's Response: Jess, I told you it'd be rubbish, but it was better than my drabble.
I think my creativity and my weak attempts at dialogue and prose are spiralling down the drain! Lol. I find it funny that this one-shot has more reviews than The Hunt, and I don't even like this one-shot. It's funny how the stories you often love never get the love you want them to receive. (Gah, I'm not making any sense this aft').
I am happy that I didn't write Draco OOC. Of course he had to be drunk in order to want to kiss Ginny! Lol!
Thanks for the review, Jess.
LOL!!! I'd sure want to get my hands on one of those Magic 8 balls. I know one or two degenerate creatures of darkness myself!! Good one! I liked very much Ginny's hip and quick thinking!!
Author's Response: Heh, as much as I love fanon Draco, I think I'd kill him if I ever dated him in RL. He's too high maintenance for my liking! Lol.
I'm very glad you liked my Ginny in this. I thought I'd throw in a bit of her snark and the twins' mischievousness for good measure. ^_~
Thank you for the review!^^
This is the first thing I've read of yours, and actually (for my sins) the first Draco/Ginny. In general, I'm not convinced by this pairing (curse my canon soul), but I think you've made a good job of this. You kept both characters in character which is always a good thing (LOL).
You had some great touches in this, like the pub that subtly enlarges,and the spell on the Magic 8 Ball.
Nice story ~Carole~
Author's Response: Carole, You've never read my fics before, and you choose my worst one? Lol. It's okay. No worries, I totally understand how people can't warm up to D/G, and this is not a perfect example of how they could work. I think my only story that comes close to showing a plausible 'romance' is Shades of Grey.
I am very happy that you found my characters in character. ^_^ Thank you!
I love it! As soon as that Magic 8 ball showed up, I thought it was for our 'Claw drabbles. I'm just about finished with mine. I thought it was a tough prompt but you did great with it - and with a non-canon pair to boot! My only question is why was Draco was in the same bar as Ginny - is this part of a bigger story? I should go read your other drabbles to find out, shouldn't I? The kiss was fantastic, btw - nice job overall! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thank you, Gina. ^_^ It's not my best work, but I'm glad you liked what I did with the prompt.
Wait, are our drabbles supposed to have a bigger story? If so, I really need to go back and fix my first drabble...and others. Lol. Oh, but to answer your question, I kind of had it in my mind that Draco followed Ginny there one day, after a Harpies game. He decided to have his b-day there because he'd knew she's be there. Awwww! Lol.
Thank you so much for the review. ^^ ~Lia
Hi there, welcome back. I decided to treat myself to this while eating lunch. I'm beginning to wonder who actually spelled the 8 ball. Draco seems to have recovered himself very nicely. I think there's definitely some shagging in their future:D I saw you have some other new things up but I've been saving them. I've been busy with work but will read before too long. Great story. See you soon.
Author's Response: Thank you. Welcome back yourself. ^^
I've been told, on other sites, to make this into a series and have a Ginny b-day kiss written August 11th. Lol.
Plan B and Prelude are almost done. Both last chapters are 90% complete. Hopefully, Plan B will be up by next week (mods permitting) and Prelude will be up the week after. ^_~
Unravelled is my new story (it's D/G, but more of a DA piece). I have put it on hold while I finish Plan B and Prelude (the first book). Oh, and I have another chaptered story (all done), which I will be posting starting July. Lots for you to read. ^^
I'm glad you're back! ~Lia