Is it bad that I obsessively check my notifications for your posts. I'm so glad you let me, umm I meant everyone :) , know when this story is updated.
Wow. This was an intense chapter. So full of love, hate, lust, drama. I was devastated when Hermione said no. I was heartbroken that she could love him because he made a mistake.
She offered herself. It was sweet and not slutty which tends to happen a lot in dramione. You made it her choice, she loves him and want to show him. She was smart about her decisionand approached him and was firm in her resolve. It was perfect. I loved that he resisted at first and didn't just hope in to bed at her first suggestion.
He finally told her the truth and his worst nightmare cam true. She rejected him. So horribly sad. I want them together. She was his only light in the darkness.
Hermione was true to form and insisted he switch side now before too much bad could happen. Oh, I wish he would listen to her because then they could love each other.
At first I thought she would be red-hot with anger because he had used the imperius on her. But the brief glimpse inside her head let us know that she couldn't hate him. She loved him with her whoel heart. Gosh, this chapter was sad.
Draco, poor draco. At least he did the right thing and told her the truth before it went too far. It was brave of him. I wish it had ended better for the two of them. I wonder how they come to speaking to either other again.
10/10 as usually.
I can't wait to read more. Thank you for your kind words at the end. I'm so glad Snowflake helped.
Until next time...
Author's Response: Dearest Meg,
I think you might be the only one that reads my updates, so I might as well send them directly to you. LOL! XD
Anyway, well, now that you have read this chapter, you can probably understand how I struggled through it. I knew the end, it was the 'how to get there' part that was the problem. There was plenty of Dramione action in this one. Love, hate, lust, drama... you listed them spot on.
I was very torn about hermione offering herself. Was it too out of character and too slutty? I was truly worried about that. I was really torn about writing it that way. I wrote it several different ways (part of my writer's block, really), but in the end, deep down, it was what needed to happen, I think. I certainly did not want him to push her, so it had to be her suggestion, you know? She offered out of love. He needed to be torn. And I needed to set it up to where she was admitting her love first, which is then how he ended up asking THE question. And it was so important to get right or this entire story could've been a huge Failure! Ugh!
His worst fears came true, poor Draco. He knew it. He knew starting a relationship with her would be disastrous and it all came true. My heart cries for him.
I could not let their relationship go any further without having her try to pull him to the right side. It had to be said. She had to try at this point, but perhaps too late. :(
I wanted to have Draco still be the flawed Death Eater that he is in using the Imperious. How dare he do that to her! But Hermione could not switch from loving to hating so quickly. That's just not how love works. She knows that now, but couldn't voice it.
Yes, he did the right thing in telling her before they went too far. I have had that planned from day 1 and it has been such a long, long time ago.
How will they ever speak again? Well, I have my sad, tragic plans, of course. ;(
And truly, your suggestion helped me get through this chapter and I cannot THANK YOU enough.
My Dramione heart thanks you,