First things first, I'm very sorry! I really hate that I'm only just reviewing these last two chapters now but as you know I now have a baby! James Ambrose was born on June 6th 2014 weighing 7lb 3oz. Look, I even managed to get a Harry Potter related name in there! Being a mum is the most amazing thing that's ever happened to me and I've never been more happy but at the same time, I've never been more tired! Even with my boyfriend's help, having a baby means I never have as much time as I'd like to do things I usually do, but I can't find it in myself to care all that much because James is worth it!
Back to the actual reason I'm here, I'm sure you don't want to hear more of my ramblings, I feel extremely satisfied with this chapter! Once again you amaze me with both your writing talent and your dedication and commitment. You deserve every single bit of your praise and you should know I often read bits of this story to people to show then how well written fanfiction can be. This story is so much better than a great number of the books I've read, if you don't get published one day then something has gone incredibly wrong!
Anyway I'm satisfied with the chapter because I now understand what Ron was doing, which was worrying me a great deal I have to admit! I honestly didn't see that coming and now feel very stupid as I pride myself on predicting storylines correctly. That's the mark of an amazingly talented writer right there! Ron's such a sweetheart, I had to give him an "awww" when I realised why he'd been so distant with Hermione.
As for Hermione's mum, well, what can I say? It's so sad and I'm fortunate enough to not know what she's feeling but you portray every complex emotion so vividly yet sensitively that once again I'm astounded and have no fitting words to describe how good you are at writing.
I'm so happy for you that your life is so exciting and adventurous and (maybe more than anyone right now) I can understand how hard it is to fit writing into such a busy life, no matter how much you love it! Even so, I hope you find the time sometime soon as I'm far too excited about this "big thing" that you've promised...
Thank you for another great chapter and your congratulations in your previous response! I hope you're having a great time, whatever it is that you're doing!
Author's Response: Let me start by saying you have nothing to apologize for - especially given my very, very late response to this review. I've fallen way behind but I'm on holiday at the moment and have a couple of hours to try and catch up (at least a little bit). Knowing that you're still reading and still enjoying the story is all I could ask for. besides, you've got the most valid excuse in the world not to hang around here all day.
Speaking of... CONGRATULATIONS! I was so happy when I first read you had had your baby, and that you're both doing well. As if things could actually get more awesome, you also named him James! That is such a cute name and I'm strangely overexcited about, haha. You seem to be settling into motherhood well, which makes me so happy! I remember how you quite nervously told me way back that you were pregnant. I can't believe how long it's been and I'm so happy for you :)
As for this chapter, I am thrilled that you like it! Wow, I don't feel like I deserve all those kind words but they almost made me cry! Knowing that there is even one person who feels that way about my witting.. Thank you so much! if I ever do get published (which is a lifelong dream) look for your name in the dedications!!!
I'm glad Ron's secret wasn't too predictable, hehe :) honestly, though - how do I respond to all your kind words? You have been such a support since you started reading this story and I appreciate more than you know! I couldn't ask for a better reader or nicer reviews and I hope you realize how happy you've made me with this one! Thanks for the private well wishes as well. There's lots of travelling and turning worlds upside down going on for me, but boy have I loved it! And it's almost over now, which is going to be so weird. But I feel ready to come home soon.
Hope you and James are still well! Remember, it's never too early to start reading Harry Potter to him. Haha, just kidding. Maybe wait 7-8 years or so. ;)
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart!