Okay, so I followed your advice and I read the whole story.
Now in which part exactly it says that Hermione is in love with Ron or that she's happy with him? I didn't find it. I didn't find any moment of her missing him. I didn't find any moment that she would just close her eyes and imagine being with him. I didn't find any moment of her dreaming about him. I didn't find a moment of her crying because she's away from him and hadn't seen him. I didn't find a moment of her thinking how much she missed his touch or his kisses or make love to him. Hell, I didn't find a moment when she's thinking happily about her upcoming marriage to him. (I'm sorry, I forgot. She's working so her mind is occupied)
But I did find a few moments remembering Ron. It's whenever she's lusting after Draco in dinners, clubs, breakfasts, beaches. (I suppose these moments are not work related that's why she remembers him and trying to keep her hands off Draco)
I know that you're planning to keep it cannon with the Epilogue, but I need to ask. Do you think that just because you're going to have them married, that means that it's Ron/Hermione romance story?
Because the way I see it, is a Draco/Hermione lovestory with a non-happy ending.
And really if this is about Ron/Hermione, when do you plan to bring them back? It's been 10 chapters away. 10 chapters full of D/Hr romance. And every chapter that comes by, Hermione feels closer and closer to Draco and it's a matter of time to cheat Ron with him.
When this story is going to be R/Hr? And I don't mean when they are going to get married. I mean when they'll have a bloody moment? Just them...
When are we going to see that Hermione loves Ron and only him, and he's not just the rebound guy or the safety choice? It's been already 10 chapters. How many more? How many more chapters a Romione shipper like myself must wait and be patient for a single sign that Hermione loves Ron and not Draco? Because reading these last chapters, I did it carefully to find reasons to like this story, but I didn't find one, just one, because there is not a single moment where Hermione shows that she loves and misses Ron. The guy she's suppose to get marry and she's in love with. Not a single one. And that's sad.
Author's Response: Well I am sorry that you feel that way and I see there is not a lot that I can say to convince you further, however, the chapter in valedation at the minute starts with a letter to Ron from Hermione, telling how much she misses him and cannot wait to return. I know it may not seem that much to such a devoted R/Hr shipper such as yourself but I do hope it gives a little comfort to that particular relationship. I know that if you read further, you will probably pick up on more Dramione, but that is fine because that is the major point of the story - a choice between two people and who it is that ultimately she loves the most.
She hasn't seen Ron in months and that obviously is taking it's toll...but when they were together at the beginning, did you not see the 'moments' - may I point out a certain scene at Shell Cottage? I realise there is little I can say or do to change your mind now and if you continue to read or not, well that is completely up to you - but I urge you to realise that this story is both R/Hr AND Dr/Hr, which, in my view, is a completely possible and valid story line.
Thank you for taking the time to read and review even if it isn't your kind of thing. This has helped me discover more behind my version of the characters and hopefully has given you some answers. If not, well, I've done my best!