Hey there! I'm so glad I've got another chance to come back to this story - I really do love it so much! :)
I love your Ginny. More than anything or anyone else, she just shines in this story! I've never read anything which deals with this and portrays her so well. She's so much like the canon!Ginny it's unreal. I love how you've managed to capture her struggle and fight against what's happening to her, along with her fear and confusion about what's going on.
You are so so good at writing description and action and blending things together so I don't really notice things changing, it just sort of happens to me, lol. I love the use of the sea and the way she thinks of the Chamber of Secrets and the serpent, and how Ron saves her... it's such an incredibly powerful scene, and so scary since I didn't even realise what was going on until Ginny found out.
Again, I love how you make Ginny hesitant about going back to therapy - of course, it's not always easy to admit things, you feel foolish or stupid or incapable, and Ginny's always been strong and she has a family who depend on her to be there, so it's such a wonderful conflict, even surrounding what's happening to her.
I love her jealousy, as well. How she's jealous of Fleur and Hermione for being so well put-together and seeming to be so well sorted out and confident and happy in their lives with so few discernible problems... it's such a realistic emotion.
Gah, all your characters are so spot on! And the plot is incredible, as you well know ;) It's simunltaneously creepy and terrifying that those sorts of things can happen to her, without her even noticing, to the point that she doesn't really understand when she comes round. It's really reminiscent of the implications of possession in the second book, and it's such a scary idea, to lose control like that.
This is just so good. I love your plot, and you never fail to make me desperately curious as to what's going to happen next, how Ginny's going to react and just hope that she gets better, and sorts things out. Honestly, this is one of my all time favourites already, and it's only 6 chapters long at the moment! :)
Please update soon! :)
Author's Response: I really wanted to bring out elements of canon Ginny that are often ignored or misinterpreted, so I'm glad that worked well and you could see them here. After working on this story, I don't know how anyone can hate Ginny. She's not my favorite, but I can't deny the ways in which she and Harry are just really perfect for one another.
It was interesting to put Ginny's family, on whom she's always depended, around her following the incident in the ocean, in such a way that she just felt a big claustrophobic. Her nightmares and visions are really robbing her of everything she holds dear, and I can't wait to see her try to fight back against those evil forces. While understandable, her jealousy is going to be a big sticking point for her, and it's something with which she'll have to deal eventually.
Ginny's experience in canon was so interesting and I was honestly surprised not to find more stories that explore it. Oh well, more fun for me, right?
Thanks for your awesome review!