This is definitely interesting!
I must tell you from the start that I loathe Dramione on principle (I like both Hermione and Draco, but NOT together!), but for you and your lovely writing I shall bear it!
No, seriously, I will understand it if a "thing" develops between the two of them, but Hermione MUST end up with Ron! Fat chance this will happen though, with him being so pushy! Can't he understand that she's confused???
Your Hermione is definitely intriguing; she really comes across as somewhat lost because of her amnesia, but at the same time a great part of her personality is still there, so there's definitely a coldness about her, you know? She has all that stuff to process, but she remains calm and reserved - at least as much as she can. I love it that she can feel and NOT feel at the same time, it makes her confusion even more apparent. You know, it just hit me that your Hermione and my Lavender are kindred spirits! They push people away because they feel they have too many issues to solve before they can have any kind of functional relationship. Maybe I went a bit far with this one, Idk.
But speaking of Lavender, I'm super happy that you mentioned her in the previous chapter!!! AND she was with dear Seamus!!! They're my little obsession, the two of them and I'm always thrilled to find them in stories I didn't expect them to be!
One last thing. Draco: so much in character! Changed by the war of course, but I'm kind of glad that he's still haughty and mean - I couldn't possibly imagine him changing that much!
Your skills never fail to amaze me - you're so good at writing both drama and comedy!
Obviously I'm very eager to read more of this! :)
(btw, I have a new story up if you're interested!) ;)
Author's Response: You know what? I hate Dramione also (mainly because Tom Felton looks like a weird, bleached-blonde alien - not that I judge people by their looks). To be honest, I'm not quite sure what possessed me to write this story. I guess I needed established characters who already had relationships formed, and who better than Ron, Hermione and Malfoy?
I've really tried to put myself in Hermione's imaginary shoes - what would it be like if I woke up thinking I was nineteen, but actually four years had passed and I like, had kids and a husband and I was finished uni? It would just be so scary and confronting. Hermione deals with this hypothetical situation far better than what I do!
If it's any consolation, there will be a lot of interaction between Ron and Hermione in about chapter 6 - he wooes her back, blah blah blah. This story is essentially a love triangle - who knows who will win her (well actually I do, but I'm not telling)!
Thanks for yet another fab review! I've already jumped across and read/reviewed your latest, it was AMAZING! Ah I'm so jealous of your writing skills. Seriously, let me be you, please.