I've been out of HPFF for about 10 years now. Having gone through my personal archive of old stuff, I went looking for something new and found this little gem. I like the structure of the story, the whole after-the-fact restructuring of a "murder" scene felt very Noir. I've been a fan of RP for a long time and I like the way you handled it, particularly with including the RHr background.
Hello Hannah-- this will be short, but I really enjoyed this story. I mentioned to Jess I was intrigued by Ron/Pansy (the reason why, I'm still working out) and she recommended this to me. I loved the way you used flashbacks, and Ron's characterisation was excellent. I loved his confusion, and the way he wanted Harry and Charlie to help him out. Equally, I liked Hermione, and how she went from being indignantly self-righteous and angry, to helping Ron as a friend. It was very her somehow.
But what I loved most was how gradually and carefully everything slotted into place, and the change in Ron's perspective of Pansy, as well as hints of what had happened, which you never detail ( like the Killing Curse). Excellent story--Alex
hmmmmmm.......never thought of ron and pansy together....
I can't wait to see what happens.
Author's Response: I'm glad you're intrigued, but I'm afraid this is a one shot so there's nothing more to come.
Ummm...average, I'd say.
Author's Response: Thanks, for reviewing, even if it isn't the most constructive review I've ever received, since you don't mention what you obviously feel is lacking.
Wow, I love this story, too! If anyone had suggested 30 minutes ago that I would read Ron/Pansy and believe it, I probably would've openly laughed in their face. Now, it actually makes sense.
The details n this story are sensational: Pansy's celeb eccentricities, Ron's reaction to them, and the way each run-in with them made him remember more. It's just so well-crafted, and extraordinarily fascinating. I think my favourite detail of all, though was the llama milk bit. It sounds like one of those gross holistic beauty regimens that a starlet would use, not to mention something that Ron would find daft and unnecessary.
Now, I wonder whether Ron will actually meet up with Pansy. I hope he does (did I just say that?), because it would just seem like a neat ending to such an original story.
Thank you for writing this story and not making Pansy into the stupid cow that most people do. She is a bit...difficult, but that's who she is. I really like what you did with her.
Take care and happy writing,
Author's Response: I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and I do love managing to persuade people that the more weird and wonderful ships can work. *evil laugh* There's just something about these two that I could really see working if they could get past the obvious hurdles, and they are a lot of fun to write together, especially given that celeb!Pansy really let me stretch Pansy's spoilt side that would get under Ron's skin at the best of times. I agree though that whilst she's difficult, she's a lot more than that, I think she's actually quite insecure and lonely so she puts on a lot of front, and that's something Ron could relate to. Thanks for yet another lovely review, my dear.