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Review:CambAngst says:
OK, just to get this out in the open, I'm not really sure what this two-chapter treatment of Draco's trial really has to do with the rest of the plot of the story. Maybe that's coming up and maybe it isn't. If it does relate to the broader story in some way, you probably should have set that up a little more clearly.

But even it if doesn't relate to the rest of the plot at all, I thought it was beautifully done. The healing and reconciliation inherent in these two chapters was heart-warming. Personally, at least, I never thought of Draco Malfoy as an evil person. Arrogant? Sure. A bully? Definitely. Lacking in backbone? Well, that depends on just how much you think anyone close to Voldemort would have been able to stand up to him. But evil? No. The kid doesn't have it in him. Neither does Lucius, to be honest about it. They were both just pretenders and by the time they realized that they were in way too deep, there was no way back out.

I thought it was marvelous that, even after being insulted and baited in every imaginable way by Draco's lawyer in the last chapter, Harry still stuck to his principles, told the truth and even found it in his heart to feel badly for Malfoy when it was all said and done.

Draco also seemed to have grown up a lot. Going all the way back to HBP, when we learned about him crying to Moaning Myrtle about the task he'd been given, it was obvious that he was more complicated than the one-dimensional antagonist that he'd been portrayed as throughout the first five books.

So Bravo! for seemingly taking all of my personal thoughts and opinions about Draco and Harry's relationship after the war and managing to roll them into a very succinct, beautifully-written courtroom drama. My hat is off...

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