Hey! I'm here from Review Tag! (And now I'm all caught up again, which obviously means you need to write more fabulous stories for me to review! Haha.)
I like the idea of an AU where Draco escapes his duty and seeks refuge with the Order of the Phoenix. I always felt sorry for him, being trapped with the Death Eaters, especially with his recent failure to kill Dumbledore riding constantly on his shoulders. It makes me feel better to know he at least had a companion in this version of the tale, though I'm heartbroken at how he regrets her death.
And that ending! Holy cow! I didn't see it coming, but it makes sense. In a weird way, I'm glad Draco decided to make a decision for himself, even if it's horrible to think about the act.
I think this is really well-written and good flow-wise, and I'm glad you decided to attempt something dark like this. I really think you did a nice job, and it shows me that you're capable of branching out as an author. I could even see this developing into a longer story, with this initial chapter being like a flashforward, a really compelling beginning. It's just an idea, though. Either way, hope to see more from you soon!
Author's Response: Hey! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing. (Haha, I hope I can write something new soon).
I am glad that you liked this AU plot. I always wanted Draco to go with the Order and all, so I decided to include that in this story. I wasn't sure if his remorse for her death came through really well or not, but I hope it did.
I always wanted to end it this way, in fact when I was planning the story, I planned the ending first, so I am a little surprised that you didn't see it coming as I thought that the events led up to it. It is horrible to think about what he did, but as you said, in a weird way it was good for him.
I am so pleased that you found this well-written and good flow-wise, since I look up to you when it comes to writing so your comments mean a lot! I am capable really? *gasp* Thank you. It means a lot to me, especially coming from you, since you're like the best writer ever for me!! Ah, thanks for the idea, I am not sure if I can work it into a longer story, as I am scared of ruining Draco's characterisation, but if the idea ever strikes, it will be thanks to you =)
Thank you so much once again for your lovely review!