Good story... But I think it was kinda out-of-character for him to propose at the end. I think it would be better if they had kissed.
Aw! This was so sweet, Hannah! I've always found Katie/Oliver intriguing, to say the least, because it's never been canon yet no one pairs Alicia or Angelina with Oliver, which I found really strange, tbh. I mean, Angelina, fair enough because she's got George, but why not Alicia?
Anyway, I adored this little oneshot. It was lovely and it had me sucked in straight away. I was wondering whether or not it was Oliver but I knew it was him pretty quickly. Katie's characterisation is not-so-quite damsel in distress (unlike Lily, lol) yet still, there's the Gryffindor courage you incorporated into her character which is so difficult to achieve for fanfic writers. Katie had the strength I expected her to have and the inner defiance while still managing to look nearly dependant on Oliver, or powerless when in the presence of him.
Oliver's characterisation was also beautiful and I adored the bit when he asked if he had hurt Katie. It made me nod knowingly when Katie replied what she did and thought something completely different. You struck a balance between the angst and the romance, and that has always been difficult because I've never been a fan of anything completely based on angst or completely on romance. Still, a healthy dose of both is very beneficial :D
What broke Oliver and Katie up is something I know happens often -- a baby. I don't blame Oliver for his decisions or Katie for not understanding why he left, because I empathise with both. You developed their characters from where JKR left off very well and for that I commend you, Hannah. And the ending was lovely -- I knew there was a wedding in the offing when I read church bells as the title. Well done on a gorgeous oneshot of a very intriguing pairing.
That was great; you're a talented author! Keep it up; I love Katie and Oliver stories. :)
Author's Response: Thanks. I just love Oliver and Katie together; they're one of my favourite pairings.
Ooh, yet another Katie/Oliver. How did I ever miss these coming from the queue? /fail
I think what I like about this story the most is the ambiguity of it, about how we know they split but not why. It is just such a heartbreak when I did find out, and I wanted to un-do it for all of our sakes. Poor loves...I can't bear to see them so upset.
I'm assuming she said yes, and I hope they had a half dozen gorgeous children, because I want that for them.
Anywho, I shall cease rambling and hit up the next story. Until...fifteen minutes from now.
Author's Response: This was heartbreaking to write too (although not as bad as some of my drabbles for an LJ prompt table - Oliver and their four year old son at Katie's graveside, I mean seriously, why would my muse do that too me?). I'm glad you wanted the ending to be really fluffy though, because I've always rather figured it was kind of too fluffy as is, but I just had to after torturing them like that. Thanks, dear.
you reduced me to tears.
your fanfiction is one of the most amazing ones i have ever read. personally im a HUGE fan of katie/oliver, and your fanfiction is the best k/o one ive read
Author's Response: Oh thank you so much. I'm sorry I made you cry though! I do love Katie/Oliver and there just isn't enouh of it out there.
Nice story. I like how you pick some of the less significant characters from the books and write their stories. You're also great at creating clear characters in really short stories - it works really well in this story that the readers don't know exactly what happened in the past, because what's important is the current tension between the characters.
Author's Response: Thanks, for another lovely review. I do love the minor characters, especially these two, and I love veiled backstory.
awwwwwwwwww its a very wonderful story and i love how you use characters that were never big in rowlings
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I love writing the minor characters - there's just so much space to play in.