Since combing through this story, looking for Cedric and finding him under Dudley wearing a dress and lipstick (trust me - I'm scarred for life), I've always wanted to come back and review this. And, seeing as I'm on a reviewing spree right now, I figured this was as good a time as any to do so. ^^
This is, strangely enough, the first piece of Dudley fan fiction I've ever read, and woe betide the ones I may read after, for you have set the bar very high, my dear. I, too, have always imagined that Dudley gets his life in order after DH, but reading it in a different light makes enough sense for me to have a little nagging doubt in the back of my mind.
I love your more serious stuff just as much as your funny story, and for being so great at humor, it just impresses me you can turn it off and write something like this. The last bit, with the wedding ring, has stayed in my mind like a literal picture - that's not an easy thing to do, Sarah, by any means.
I'm your number-one fan, you know that? All your stuff just keeps me coming back and coming back, wondering what you might post next. I'm addicted!
OPERATION: Green With Envy
Author's Response: First of all: I MUST KNOW WHAT THIS OPERATION GREEN WITH ENVY MEANS. It's driving me nuts and I think you're doing it on purpose just to bamboozle me.
I am suspicious that it's an attempted takeover by Slytherin - in which case - good luck. You're going to need it, since Puffs rule. Oh, who am I kidding. Everyone's either in Gryffindor or Slytherin and Hufflepuff is the least popular House. OH WELL. I stand by them, anyway! So boo on you snakes! Boo, I say! I wanted to type 'boo' with about eighty o's at the end, but it wouldn't let me. Boo on the automatic spell-fixer-thing!
Thank you for your lovely-ful review spree. IT MADE MY DAY. Goodness, you have been busy, haven't you?
Like I said in another review, I think Dudley kind of grew up and away from what his parents were like. But in an alternate reality, he could easily have gone this way, since he was so used to being fawned over and coddled. Someone like that has minimal skills when it comes to self-care and reliance.
Your reviews always make me squee. And I must say, I am your number one fan as well.