|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
HEY! Hey. Its me, Gabbie with your requested review and I'm done yelling for no reason at all. Hehe. So, this was the sweetest little one-shot ever! I still haven't gotten the hang of writing them myself but it was great reading this, it really took me away for a moment. The opening bits with Ron and Hermione were a surprise, since I thought you'd do the obvious thing and have it being Harry. But the conversations between Ron, Hermione, Molly and Arthur were funny and enlightening. It seems as if those two aren't really inclined on having babies just yet and I loved how you had them still like they were in canon. For some reason, I'd like to see Hermione suffering from labor pains, that's something that she wouldn't be able to control and plus, it'd just be funny to see Ron suffering a little. Heehehe. >:D
So, onto the baby and the news! How unsurprising that they were getting so much press and rude of them, if you ask me. Can't Harry and Ginny procreate without all the fuss?
I absolutely adored what you did with Harry and Ginny's relationship, I was able to gather quite a bit about it from the way they spoke with one another. I always found them so hard to write for and avoid them, Dumbledore and Snape like the plague. What you've done here shows how much they've grown and how much they've really grown to care for one another even more that they have a little baby. :3
I love kids, so excuse me for blabbering on about how adorable imagining a baby James is. I thought their moment of freaking out was pretty hilarious too and relatable, I know quite a few friends who would have done the same thing. But James was only making spit bubbles, not dying, hahaha.
So, I'm going to skip ahead a little to my favorite part of this! The ending! Haha, I'm kidding. I actually really, really appreciated and loved Harry's conversation with his son. It was probably the most touching thing I've ever read about his life and how much stronger he is for it. I don't even have proper words to go on and on about it, just know that it was lovely.
No CC's for this either, I thought you did a wonderful job! :D
And that last line? Hilarious! Hahah. I should read more of your work on my own, you're pretty darn fantastic.
Much love and thanks for the great read!
Author's Response: Hi, there! Sorry to take so long to respond.
I'm really glad that you enjoyed it and thought it was sweet. I guess it wasn't so hard for me to write, but I've been through the experience so I think that helped a lot.
I really try not to do obvious things at the beginning of my stories. I think it grabs the reader's interest a little more if they have to guess for a while to figure out what's going on. Anyway, I'm pleased that you liked the conversation between the four Weasleys because I was worried that it didn't fit well with the rest of the story.
I don't think there's much that Harry and Ginny *can do* without there being a fuss, but the situation in the hospital definitely got out of control. Good thing the nurse was there to restore order.
I see Harry and Ginny as both being "family people", but in different ways. Ginny has never known anything but a loving, supporting family. It's just "normal" to her. Harry craves a normal, loving family more than anything because he never had one.
I'm happy to excuse your blabbering. I was happy that you liked it so much. To me, Harry's words to James, especially the ones near the end, were straight from the heart. He finally has the thing that he's wanted for as long as he can remember. The thing that he suffered and fought and literally died for.
The last line, as well as all of Ginny's other commentary about her, um, condition, was something that I felt like I needed to keep this story realistic. Having a baby isn't all joy and cuteness and snuggles. There are some fairly gross realities that go along with the experience.
Wow. I'm tickled pink with this review. Thanks so much!