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Review:Miss Weasely says:
I doubt in canon Luna had any feelings for Harry. Moreover, in trying to paint your Luna as the right girl for Harry, you have like many other authors been unfair on Ginny. Canon Ginny seemed to understand Harry better than anyone else, at least that's what JKR hinted, so to say she'd rather snog him than listen to him, while Luna is all ears, its obvious you want make Ginny the bad guy! Even if it means writing her as selfish hag.

Canon Ginny was actually nicer to Luna than Harry was, she was more comfortable with her 'looninness' and most of all Ginny was far more understanding with Harry, than any girl her age would be. She let him go without throwing a tantrum, fought for him and gave him the hope she needed with the silver lining kiss.

Finally, if you had made this an AU secnario the story might have been more believable, by the end of DH, it was quite clear how strongly Harry felt for Ginny. You don't see a person's image as the last thing before dying, unless you love them very deeply. Honestly, Harry calling Luna, Lu was kind funny!!!

I wouldn't call it a well written story or even good characterization. You like several other authors who prefer non-canon ships have taken the cliched route of making Ginny OOC only to make their favorite girl the nice sweet person whom Harry should fall in love with!

Author's Response: I've not made any claims regarding the canon, nor would I presume to do so. And you've quite misunderstood my intentions regarding Ginny. I had no intention of making her the 'bad guy' or a selfish hag. I actually hate stories that turn Ginny into a two dimensional monster. I always quite liked Ginny as a character, I just didn't think she suited Harry. I tried to make it clear through Luna that, regarding her relationship with Harry here, because of her time away with the Harpies she feels afraid that she and Harry aren't as close as they used to be so when she comes back she is trying to be physical as a way of bringing them closer. This is just a snippet of a larger story in my mind, which would hopefully make that clear if I ever wrote it.

As I said, I've always liked Ginny as a character. And I never implied she was anything but nice to Luna. But I have to disagree with you as to who was more understanding with Harry. I always felt Harry had far deeper conversations with Luna, and there was more evidence of a connection between them than there was with Harry and Ginny. I felt Harry and Ginny's relationship came out of nowhere, and seemed somewhat superficial. But, that's only my opinion.

This story is set four years after DH. Yes, at DH Harry felt strongly for Ginny and that's why they're still together in my story. But feelings sometimes fade and relationships are complicated. And very very few people find their soulmate at 17 or 18.

I never intended to make Ginny OOC and I apologise if I managed to offend you with my writing. But if you really thought the story was badly written, I'd have preferred constructive criticism as to how you think I might improve rather than just telling me I'm wrong.


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