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Review:Deltaris says:
Hagrid is absolutely fantastic in this. You captured him perfectly. He's nervous and worried and just everything that Hagrid is. I love his comment about Ginny having a heart of gold; it really shows the compassion and love that Hagrid holds in his heart for everyone around him.

You did wonderful in writing his speech, as well. A lot of people struggle with accents and just choose not to write them. Which is perfectly fine, they aren't necessary for the story at all, but it added that little touch that made the story so much better.

The amount of people there in support of Hagrid is fantastic. Honestly, I don't think I've ever considered what happened to Hagrid after the war. This is an amazing story of redemption and righting the wrongs done. The hearing that you wrote was amazing, as well. Things like that are hard to write and get just right, and you did. It was a believable and convincing argument.

I do have one concern. It's not the length, for you kept me interested in the story for the full length of the one shot. It's more of the switch from Hagrid to Harry during the intermission of the hearing. I can understand it being necessary to show how Harry needed to use his influence to swing the vote in Hagrid's favor, but I was a bit put off at the change in POV. I was really enjoying Hagrid and his plight in getting himself reinstated as a wizard, that the sudden switch to Harry was confusing. It was heart warming to see Hagrid's response to Harry and Ron fixing his old wand so he wouldn't have to get a new one, but them going after the Elder Wand just seemed out of place for me.

It's a very well written story and a great read, I just feel like there's not enough Hagrid after a point. Especially when the plot is about Hagrid's redemption.


Author's Response: Thanks so much for reading this!

I hadn't read much about Hagrid's life after the war, either. It seemed like one of those fun little loose ends to tackle with a very short story. I'm really glad that you liked the way I wrote Hagrid and all of his nuances and reactions. It was tricky in places to make it sound right.

I understand what you're saying about the shift in point of view. I started out wanting to write a Hagrid story and somewhere along the way it did shift to being more of a Harry story. I have a bad tendency to do that. I'm very close to making a decision to remove the entire section with the Elder Wand and just end the story where Harry and Ginny walk out the castle doors. I had that one extra idea, and I think it was too much.

At any rate, thanks so much for your opinion and your unbelievably fast turn-around!

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