Me again, for one more! And by the way, I'm curious, where did the title come from? Where's its meaning? I'm trying to read all kinds of lovely things into it, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are as the author!
I loved this little piece. Truly. It has some wonderfully fun characterisations of Draco and Luna. Delightful, true to the characters but definitely also uniquely your own.
I like the idea of Luna as his "secretary" or really as his help mate, the rescuer, the one who makes him a little more sane. He should be sane, but he's got this whole crazy thing going on, and who does he turn to and lean on? The craziest girl we know.
But I like how you've grown her and matured her past the little girl..
Ah the part where Luna is washing Draco's hair - LOVE IT! Something about it is just so... intimate, yano? And the lines after that, where he says her name, and she tries not to show how it affects her. You've got these utterly lovely moments sprinkled in here that makes me sigh happily. (o:
And she reads him, reads his mind or whatever you want to call it. Again, so intimate and special. There's something about intimacy and those special things that I really love reading.
I find myself wishing that she could be enough, that I would never feel the need to leave, ever again. Ugh, I like this line. Just really heavy... Especially coming from Draco.
She doesn’t say anything, she can’t. There are no words, never have been, never will be. Really nice. I just love this, the dual hope and despair stuck within phrases. Ah, just wonderful. There's all this subtext beneath your words and it's utterly delightful!!
What a LOVELY one shot, my dear! I love the part where Draco suddenly realises he's in a towel and hovering over her. Teehee... (o: Me thinks that's a fun little awkward scene, but I love it because he's there with Luna, queen of obliviously awkward. And it's so believable and so random at the same time. I really like it. And I love that she makes the moves and pulls him into it... Bliss, hehe...
Great job making Draco sound like a mad scientist. He truly does sound that way, the way his mental processes bounce around. This is brilliant! Fun and very original characterisations!
Loved it, and this is definitely an awesome story. (o:
Author's Response: Oh, a novella again. ^_^ I adore your reviews, girl. Thank you for leaving them. *hugs*
Where does the name come from? Hmm... I had an image in my mind about Draco, him hating himself so very much for all the stupid things he had done and for the weakness in him. I just googled "draco" and found the word Draconian (dictionary: Exceedingly harsh; very severe). I fell in love with it. It was so perfect for the story. He's severely punishing himself for being who he is. And of course Draconian fits because of his name. That's where the name came from. ^_^
I so adore you for reading between the lines. Thank you for the extraordinary review. It's a gift to write such reviews, you know. Thank you. *huggles*