I ship Draco/Ginny. Not "Drinny," as that sounds like a word used to describe snot and I like to think I have some dignity left. Just plain Draco/Ginny.
I know Dramione shippers tend to dislike the ship, and most D/G shippers don't particularly care for D/H. I know I certainly don't care for it, either. Somehow, both characters end up so OOC to the point where I can't enjoy it. I like D/G because Draco is vicious and cold and everything BUT good, and it's got the best angst. Also, I've had too many bad experiences with D/H fics being slapped together to want to go looking for any more.
Well, this review has turned into a pro-D/G anti-D/H thing, so I suppose I ought to just say it: your story is the only Dramione I have been able to stomach all the way through. And not just stomach, but actually ENJOY too. Draco is a bit of an angstpot, but he's perfect for the dreamier Hermione. I would like to commend you on making your Hermione a relatable Hermione. She likes books, but she also worries about her blood status. She is not a boy-crazy six-foot-tall babe with blonde hair who likes to wear corsets and stilettos to the Great Hall. For that I am grateful. And yes, that is a description that came from one of the first D/H fics I ever read. It was scary. And the grammar was really bad.
I'm tired and rambling now, but I just had to say that this was great and I am so, so glad you updated. I've never gotten so happy over Dramione before! So- thanks, and update soon!
Author's Response: Simone,
Ah, a Draco/Ginny shipper? Well, you have me chuckling with your take on the pairing name and I shall leave you your dignity. :)
I'll admit, I don't recall ever reading that ship, but I do love an angsty Draco, so I shall give it a try. And I understand about some Dramione stories not being all that great, but I try to keep in mind that many are very young writers and some are from countries where English is their 2nd language (brave ones, they are). So, I understand what you mean.
That being said, thank you so much for trying my story. It truly is a huge compliment that you are actually enjoying it, since you don't ship them in the first place. Trust me, I know how difficult reading a story is when you don't like the ship. It is tough at times, so thank you so much for sticking it out all the way through so many chapters! :D
I will be working on the next chapter today. There is more to come.
Thanks so much for your D/H review from a D/G shipper! :)