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Review:MissesWeasley123 says:
Hi there! This is my second time typing up this review for my internet chose a very inconvenient time to shut down, so let's see if I can remember what I wrote.

Alright, so right off the bat, I think you did a wonderful job with Harry. You really showed how he matured as a father and I quite like this new side of him.

I'm so happy someone out there shares my head canon that Dudley and Harry would try to make some form of amends in their strained relationship and I think you couldn't have showed it any better! I could really tell Dudley had changed for the better and that made me smile.

I really don't enjoy reading Harry and Ginny as a pairing, they seem to be a tad bit boring for my liking sometimes but your portrayal of their relationship was astounding. You spiced it up a whole lot and I will always remember drunk Ginny. That was classic!

One person I can't not mention in this review is Ron. You pulled him off brilliantly. You made me realize what I missed about the books. It was Ron. And I loved reading about him once more.

Another thing I loved was Kreacher! His entire dialogue had me smiling and laughing occasionally, he was perfect. I always applaud those who can pull off house elves in general but his old cow jokes were very comical!

I think the whole idea of this one shot was very sweet and just fuzzy feelings come to mind. I really like how you showed Harry taking the initiative to reinforce his family ties with Muggles.

You showed the sense of family so, so well! The little inclusions of Arthur, Albus, and Hugo were so well thought out and clever. Hermione and Rose had near a dialogue a piece but were still so well written and most importantly, believable.

Aha! I think the ending was hilarious! It was a wonderful way to wrap it up and left me grinning. It was funny and sweet all at once - the best feelings one could ever feel.

By now I'm sure I've bored you, but thanks for this piece, it was a pleasure to read! I think you wrote it wonderfully :)


Author's Response: Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

I've written "older Harry" enough times now that I have a pretty good feel for how I think he turned out, so I'm glad you like the way he's portrayed here. At some point, once he'd had time to decompress a bit from his ordeal with Voldemort and get back to a somewhat normal life, I think it would have been important to Harry to reconnect with what was left of his mother's family. Since Aunt Petunia likely never got over her bitterness over believing that she lost her sister to the magical world, that leaves Dudley. I do think that his experience with the Dementors and the time he spent in hiding probably changed Dudley for the better. At least it gave him an appreciation for the burdens that Harry lived with.

I had fun writing all of Harry's family members in this. Ginny can be such a fun, fiery character if you give her freedom to act out a little, and Ron is always hilarious. Poor Kreacher is a study in contrasts. He's bound to Harry and actually very loyal to Harry and his family, but his head is still completely broken and he feels that loyalty to Walburga Black and her ideals.

I'm really glad that you liked the ending, because I still feel a bit shaky about it. I wasn't sure it connected strongly enough to the rest. But if you liked it, that makes me feel a lot better. :)

Aw, you didn't bore me at all. I really appreciate getting to hear all of your thoughts and reactions. Thanks so much!

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