I don't think I can explain how much I loved this. So first off, I'm crying. I'm not entirely sure why or when it started happening, but I got to the end and there are physical tears so there we go.
I loved everything about this.
So, homgosh. Did you have to read the whole books before you read this? Because it felt like you'd literally refered to all of the different part of the books for this and I loved it so much. The very first bit wasn't as strong as the later bits, in my humble opinion, but the whole I-won't-cry was such a lovely set up and ahhhidaoosa. I'm adding this to my favourites and going on a recomending spree because i hoenstly loved this.
Hermione was just perfect and all her emotions and everything was just like -droll drool drool-
I'm sorry, this isn't going to be very coherant.
The last bit as well, I don't know, I just think you were so very nearly perfect when you were sticking really close to the canon bits (serious kudos, because canon things take serious skill to pull off this will) that it wasn't quite as good - still excellent, mind, but not quite as like FABULOUS.
But, hoommyygoosshh I loved it Lottie!
There were a few bits when the transitions threw me a little, because it seemed like you did a certain thing for each transition then in one of them you didn't, but that was a tiny little thing compared to how much I joined it... I feel like I'm being over critical considering you had my shipping heart going crazy and I LOVED IT.
So yeah, it was wonderful :D
Author's Response: Is it really bad to say I'm glad you cried? Because I am honestly over the moon that I've managed to evoke so much emotion in anyone, and at the same time I'm scared, but THANKYOUUU
I did have to read them quite a lot - at least, search for different chapters and source them, because I was trying to give her side of what really happened and all. I guess I just really wanted to give Hermione her say in everything, and show how relationships don't spring out of the ground perfectly; she had to come a long way to love Ron, and this was part of their journey.
It was kinda difficult to write the first bit, since I wanted to show the significance of her crying, as well as the reasons for why she was so obnoxious at the beginning of the first book (since that's what this started out as; a recount of the troll incident. Which didn't even make it to the actual story, lol).
Eep, THANKYOU SO MUCH HELEN 8D :3 YOU'VE BEEN SO LOVELY TO ME AND MY ONE-SHOT!!
Thankyou so much! I'm just really glad I managed to characterise Hermione, since she's already so in-depth, but this was something not really touched upon in the books.
Yeah, I do know what you mean - that bit in particular was the reult of a frenzied midnight finish before I went away, and I just wanted my closure... since otherwise this would have gone on forever! Hehe don't worry, this is such a GORGEOUS review, and you've done so much and AASDFGHJ THANKYOU!