A new story, the most recent chapter just put up yesterday, and I never received any e-mail notification?!? Doesn't this site have an e-mail notification mechanism for story/author updates? I've got you listed in my 'favourite author' list! Hmmph.
Well, I was sort of stunned at R/Hr breaking up within nanoseconds of the story's start. That's half a H/Hr story dismissed right there! Plus Hermione seems to know who her 'soul mate' is.
I can't understand why Ron says that Ginny is one of the four who knows that Harry loves Hermione (or vice versa), when the youngest Weasley supposed is still aching for her crush!hero.
I loved the 'reserved' signs, very nice/good thinking.
> ... then reached down and picked up his wand and carefully stowed it in her pocket. Seeing the Elder Wand protruding from his back pocket, she carefully extracted it from his pocket and put it away, also.
Well, there goes Harry's mastery of the Elder Wand! :-)
(Sorry, I can't help snarking at the sheer silliness of that horrible deus ex machina gimmick that Rowling introduced in the 7th book.)
Author's Response: They have the rss feeds on things, but I end up looking to see what my favorites are doing, most of the time.
They'd just defeated Tom Riddle, if ever there was a time for taking stock of things, I just thought that might be the time. I know everyone loves the long extended 'when is she finally going to dump Ron' phase of things, but I decided that Ron might not be quite as thick as everyone assumes, this time.
Ah, either I mistyped or you misapprehended my meaning there. What Ron was trying to point out was that only four people hadn't figured out the two of them belonged together, and Ginny and Molly were the other two.
The signs were a very Neville touch, seemed like something he'd do.
Lol, never looked at it that way. Fortunately for myself, I was acting under the premise that magic is a matter of 'symbolism and intent' (btw, full credit for that goes to the incomparable Randall Garrett from his Lord Darcy series of stories and novels) Hermione's intent was to preserve the wand for Harry, not to strip him of it (although, that might work for a story since if everyone 'knows' that Harry is the master of the Wand of Destiny, and Hermione snatched it from him, then even if he loses a challenge, it wouldn't matter. Of course, if Hermione gets the wand stolen. Nah, better leave well enough alone. Besides, Hermione who must not be named is much scarier than Harry who must not be named.
I'm glad you enjoyed the start of this story (even without the R/Hr angst to start off with) and hope you enjoy the rest of it.