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Review:butterbeergal says:
Oh, god, I'm in the office right now (ergo, should not be reading FF in the first place but I just couldn't help myself) and I'm desperately trying not to cry.

But I suppose for someone who's pretty darn good at writing heartwarming stories, I should have been more emotionally prepared. xD I've always thought of Ron as such a happy, boisterous character who never runs out of funny lines to say. This was the COMPLETE opposite, yet you somehow made me believe that this was still the same character, you know? Like you were showing this whole other dimension to him. I think what really sold this side of him to me was when you mentioned the fact that he was a devoted father/family man. That's definitely the adult Ron Weasley in my mind.

I also don't read much AU, but my goodness did this work so well! To have Ron's story told in his squib son's POV is just absolutely heartbreaking, effectively showing us how much Ron's heart had been broken, how much he had grown.

That there is honest to goodness LOVE in all its forms.

*sniff*

xx
Gill

Author's Response: *Hands over box of tissues* So, while I must admit to being overjoyed by the emotion my little tale sparked in you, I need to ask. You didn't get in trouble did you, reading and crying at work? *is worried*

You think I'm good at writing heartwarming stories? Aw, shucks! Thanks!

I agree, Ron has always been happy go lucky and just fun in my mind as well, but I think he'd change if Hermione was ever taken from him. I've read many stories where he changes into a depressed, angry, bitter man because of that, and I wanted to show a different way. I think he'd be more sober and mature, but hopefully still find ways to be Ron. And I felt that love of his children would be the thing to save him in a situation like this. I'm SO glad you agree with me and liked how I did this.

I'm glad you weren't turned off by the AU aspect. I knew this had to be AU. The whole genisis of the story came from the image I had of Ron having to learn to fix all these motherless little girls' hair. Canon just didn't allow for that scene to exist, so I threw it out the window. Besides, I loved how it worked out with Ron's son being a squib.

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review!



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