Ah, drunken times and ending up somewhere and not knowing how :-) Classic. I like that you decided to play that idea out. Love the idea of them just getting totally drunk together. I also liked the bit where Hermione did her textbook answer and Ginny replied like Snape - very in character. I like it when authors remember things like that from the books. Really liked this chapter and as ever, looking forward to the next update xAuthor's Response: Yes, well, I thought it would be fun to put something sterotypical in the story ;) I had a lot of fun writing the scene, actually, and if Hermione ever got drunk with anyone I'm sure it would be Ron :) Glad you liked the Snape reference! I completely agree, thanks for the review! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Firstly - congratulations! That is awesome news about the baby. I'm very happy for you :-)
Second - sorry it's taken me so long to get round to reading this. I always check the Ron and Hermione stories so must have missed it but I will be sure to keep checking now I know about it.
It's interesting because I don't usually read any next generation stuff so this is a bit of a departure for me but so far I really like it. I know you're a really good author and that it'll be worth it to stick with this story. I liked Rose using the word git - how like her father she is... It's good :-) It's also interesting seeing her in Slytherin - I wouldn't have pictured that so I'm looking forward to the new dynamic that will bring.
Looking forward to reading more (and congrats once again!)Author's Response: Thanks :) And thanks so much for checking this out even though it isn't what you normally read. It is my first foray into the world of Next Gen, so we will see how it goes. :) Report Review
Hey Aakanksha! Wow, that was an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G chapter to end your story on. I feel all soppy and romantic and cute and... wow, the whole thing was just so sweet.
I could go on and on. I loved the little reference to Ron yawning during Harry and Ginny's wedding - made me smile :-)
It was just so lovely and super well done to finishing your first fic - congrats. And when you have exams coming up too (good luck btw).
Thank you for the shout out (sorry I only just got to reading this chapter) - it was no problem reviewing such a great story and afterall, you always leave me really nice reviews so it ha been a pleasure reading and reviewing.
Great chapter and great story.
p.s. you should defnitely keep writing. An epilogue would be great but at the same time I really like the way you tied things up here so I'm not sure it's really necessary. Sometimes it's good to end when it's amazing if you get what I mean? (I'm sure if you wrote one though it would be good). But keep writing and thinking of new ideas and maybe I'll see a new story of yours sometime (the responsible part of me says after your exams though :-) ) xxxAuthor's Response: Okay, so I tried responding earlier, but it never got attached or whatever, I would always type a nice lengthy response as usual and it would get cut to just the first sentence. :(
I remember bits of my previous response though.
Your review made me smile! :) see? :P
As for you feeling all soppy and romantic.. I'm glad! Honestly speaking, I've never been in a relationship before, embarrassing, yes. So when I was writing this fic, I was deriving from various books I've read and how I'd pictured Ron and Hermione or whoever to be. So I hoped it would come across as realistic.
Soppy and romantic doesn't mean realistic..oh crap! Was it? Was it realistic?!
Anyway, I had to make Ron yawn, it just so him! I'm glad you liked it! I can't wait for the next chapter of ATF!
It's getting so good! Hope it's not ending any time soon!
P.S: I won't be updating until end March, maybe even later. I just don't have the enthusiasm or energy to write an Epilogue right now, maybe later! :)
Thanks for the review! :-) Report Review
It's such a good chapter! I loved it. Hermione on the cheering charm was so funny. To see her in a position where she can't help but lt her guard down and act a bit more wildly was great. I really do love this story and am sorry I didn't get round to reading this chapter until now (I saw you had updated but didn't have time to read it until now). Ah, I loved it and am really smiling right now. It had drama, and the great angst when Hermione shouted at Ron about wishing she had never met him and then the humour of the date and the cheering charm. I seriously thought we might get a proposal there but alas no, though I think you got it right and it's better that way.
It was a great chapter, no wonder it's one of your favourites.Author's Response: Thank you so much! I know, I wanted Ron to see what he sometimes acted like mirrored in Hermione. She was acting like a baby, and I can see Ron taking on those characteristics occasionally. I love it when my chapters make people smile, so thanks. And I always look forward to your reviews. I'm actually a little surprised that you were fooled by the proposal thing. Surprised, but pleased. I'm glad I was able to fool you, but because of the fact that the 'proposal' fell through, we have more of a story. I'm glad you liked this chapter, and I look forward to the next one of your story! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Another awesome update. I love Betty and I loved Hermione reminiscing about her and Ron and their history. It was so sweet.
Great chapter xAuthor's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you think my update was awesome :P This part was one of my favorites to write. In a future chapter there will be something like this... except it will be Hermione to Ron and Ron to Hermione. Even MORE enjoyable, in my opinion :) Still, I loved writing this part... and I might have to bring Betty back in the future just because she's so awesome. ~writergirl8 Report Review
Oh my god I L-O-V-E-D the memory flashback. It was so amazing and sweet and lovely and cute and perfect. It was completely in character too so it came with all the great bits of banter and teasing you expect from these two. I think it has to be my favourite part of the story so far. It was so awesome.
I loved Mrs Weasley's reaction to Hermione too and the line about Hermione always being welcome. That was really nice to see and so in character. The Weasleys are such a welcoming family and I can imagine things happening like that.
Can't wait for the next update.
p.s. you are a totally bad influencing updating two days before I have a 4,000 word essay due in! I should really be working on it right now because it's far from finished but when I saw there was an update I couldn't help myself but stop and read it :-)Author's Response: I am so glad you liked the memory flashback! It is definitely the best flashback I've written. I was worried about the characters being too OOC, but I think I did a pretty good job making them very IC. I love the stage in their relationship where they're just teasing each other and loving each other, without Ron's drinking problem or the idea of moving in together hanging over their heads. Neither had even thought of that at the point in their relationship the memory is so they don't have any sadness hanging over their heads except for the war. As for the part about Hermione, I think she would be afraid to go to the Weasley house after all the Ron/Hermione memories there, plus the fact that it was her Ex's family. I truly believe, however, that the Weasleys are Hermione's second family, even before she and Ron are married. Her relationships with Harry, Ron and Ginny make her fit right in- each is a Weasley child, even though Harry doesn't have that last name. I imagined, though, that Mrs. Weasley would be beyond thrilled to see Hermione, because she would think of her as a second daughter. I also think she knows that Hermione is in love with Ron, and that would make her accept and love Hermione no matter what stage she and Ron were at. I'll update before the que closes and I hope you do well on your essay! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Ooh, 23 chapters and wedding dresses coming up too :-) I'm looking forward to it. I really didn't think this chapter was bad at all - I really enjoyed it. What I love is how spot on you always get the characters - you get all their little quirks and traits perfectly described. I also liked the reference back to triple chocolate ice cream - it's always nice when there's a continuous thing throughout a story - as an author it's so easy to forget about things things like that but you continue to refer to it. It just brings that string that holds things together. Really looking forward to reading more.
Now..on to a really grovelling apology. I am so so so sorry that I have not updated All That Follows for ages. Basically I'm doing a masters at univeristy and the workload is just so much that when I'm not working, which sadly isn't very often, I just want to get away from the computer and typing. I promise though that when my Christmas holiday starts I will update and in mid December there will be an update, I absolutely promise. I feel so bad that after all your support I've been rubbish so hopefully I'll update soon xxAuthor's Response: I actually have 25 now- and counting :) Yes, wedding dresses. One of my favorite all time chapters. I've had someone say that my characters are very OOC, so thank you very, very much for that praise! I really try hard with characterization, but I also like to add my own things. Love, war... they both change people, and Ron and Hermione have most certainly been changed. Triple Chocolate Ice Cream continues to get mentioned throughout the story. It's in the title, after all. What I do, so I can concentrate on the content of the chapters and not just the plotline and what will happen next, is I map out the story completely before hand. This also ensures that I don't abandon it! It's alright, I understand what it's like to be busy! Right now I have to go write another chapter of my Dramoine fic but I just don't want to because I'm so lazy. I completely get it! When an update comes, it will come. As for me, I'll update as soon as I can! Thanks for taking the time to leave a wonderful review! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Aww, such a sweet ending. Thank you again for writing such an amazing story that has kept me entertained all this time. I don't usually read next generation fics but I'll keep a look out because I love your style of writing and your stories. After all, you got me reading a Dramione story once before and I loved it so I'm excited to see more from you. Great great story xxAuthor's Response: Thanks, hopefully I will be able to pull it off. We shall see :) AS always, love to get your reviews. Report Review
Aww, thank you for the shout out :-) I loved the proposal and Hermione shouting it out. It was great and I didn't see a connection until I read your author's note as I was so into the drama and action of the story. Ginny was awesome by the way. So good to see her acting like that. I can imagine it would have been fun to write and was so in character for her in that situation. It was great.
Another moment I liked was George moving closer to Angelina to comfort her when she looked scared about how painful childbirth was etc. I know this story is primarily R/Hr and then H/G so it's nice that you add in those extra touches. As much as George and Fred (when he was alive) put on a show of being jokers they really do care about people and are lovely guys so that was a nice little scene to put in.
I'm sad that this is the last real chapter but I have so enjoyed this story and it feels like a perfect ending to it. Can't wait for the epilogue too :-)
Thank you so much for writing such a great story, I've enjoyed every moment 10/10 (for the chapter and the story as a whole - I'd give more if I could).
p.s. happy anniversary :-)Author's Response: Thanks so much. You know I love getting your reviews. And I too didn't really notice it until I went back and read the passage. Your story must have subconciously inspird me :)
I love showing its og George and Angelina, I think that even though they are minor charcters in this it is important to still give them a little more depth than just the side kick charcaters.
I am sad too, but really excited about the NG that I am writing 15000 some odd words in and I have another 5 that I plan to write today (weekend goal). Hopefully I will be able to put the first chapter up sometime in early December, so look out for it if you are interested.
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Jealous Ron - very cool. Loved it. Oh, and the dream at the beginning - that was really cool but I felt bad that it wasn't happening for real. I like the flashback ideas though to Ron and Hermione at a happier time. I think my favourite part was Ron's answer to the question about whether Hermione was his girlfriend and his ridiculously long, one breath style answer. I loved that :-)Author's Response: lol thank you! Everyone's so into jealous Ron- I'm glad I have him written in another chapter like that *does mini victory dance*. I wanted people to think that the dream was real, so I hope I succeeded, even though that was rather mean of me :P There are a lot of flashbacks in the story- as well as a few more dreams- so I think you'll enjoy those. I loved that part- I was laughing as I wrote it, if I remember correctly. Thank you very much for your review and I hope you update your story soon! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Loved it loved it! The date was so cool - little moments of embarrassment and awkwardness but glimpses of great stuff and moments of chemistry. They are so meant to be together! It was just like Hermione too at the end to be analysing it and thinking that it had been a mess - I guess she feels that way because it's all a bit of a mess in her head but in actual fact the date was more than ok I'd say. Thank you for posting up so quickly :-)
As for my story... sorry, still no update. I'm doing this masters course now and there's so much work plus I've been swine fluey for the past week so now I'm further behind plus still feel like crap so haven't been able to write anything more. I'm so sorry :-(Author's Response: Wow thank you so much for the wonderful review! I thought that the date went well... then again, I wasn't living it. I was, however, writing it. I guess I didn't really want to completely ruin Ron and Hermione, and throughout the dates there are lots of memories and little moments of chemistry and togetherness. I wanted Hermione to hate Ron, but I couldn't play the story out that way. GAHHH! I wish you'd update- I miss updates. No one seems to be updating anymore... anyway, thanks for the review, again and I'm glad you enjoyed the first date! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Yay, new chapter. Just what I needed to cheer me up when I've been ill all week. I like how you brought back Draco - it's good to get some (as the chapter title says) closure there. I can't believe he's getting married to someone else already though. Seems very Draco-ish though so well in character. I felt sorry for Angelina though I'm glad she stood up for herself - Molly I think can be quite intimidating despite being a wonderful mum and you captured that perfectly :-)Author's Response: Thanks so much! Angelina is a strong woman, and I am glad that that came through (I dont think the Weasley men could have married anyone weak)
It did nead closure, and there is some more information on Draco to come... I hope you like it. I also hope you feel better. Thanks so much as always. Report Review
Great chapter. I love the role you have Ginny playing in this story and particularly this chapter. Why I never liked Ginny in the books but love her in fanfiction I'll never know but she's great. I loved how you wrote Hermione too - she seems so confused and stubborn and unsure and everything. Can't wait to see what happens on the date :-) xx
p.s. congrats on getting to novel length (and yay! that means more for me to read :-))Author's Response: I always loved Ginny. For a while she was my favorite character. She probably still is, even though I adore Hermione and Ron, too. I wonder why you didn't like Ginny in the books... hmmm. Thanks for the Hermione complements- I feel slightly repetative with the depression so I hope no one else notices that. I think things are going to change very soon... (although I can't actually remember because I wrote these chapters such a long time ago- where I'm at there are only about 2 dates left until the whole story turns (although I'm not going to tell you where that is- it's just huge). I do think I wrote Hermione pretty well- I'm so glad you think so too :) Thanks for the novel length thumbs up. Yeppers, more for you :D PLEASE update your story soon. Pretty please? And thank you... ~writergirl8 Report Review
Hey! That was a really nice chapter - full of lots of nice moments which I really enjoyed. I always love your Ron an Hermione scenes - they're always very in character and realistic which is great as a reader but also as a writer because it gives me ideas.
No worries about not being able to update for a while. I'm in a similar boat having just started a new university course - I literally have no time to write so I understand completely where you're coming from. It's sad but totally fine. I will look forward to picking the story back up when you're back. Good luck with all the work and exams xxx Report Review
Wow, that was an amazing end to an amazing story. i've said it before but I'll say it again - the way you picture and portray the emotions of the characters at the important moments is fantastic. As a reader you really feel like you can understand what they are thinking and how they are coping. I loved all the inner turmoil and sadness when they thought Harry was dead.
I love the missing moments you pick out and develop too. It's great to see and really helps to build up a better picture of the DH original.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and look forward ti your future writing whatever it may be. Enjoy your well earned break and thank you for keeping me entertained for so long with your wonderful writing xx (10/10 for the chapter, and the story, and if I could give more I would :-) )Author's Response: Thanks so much - all your reviews meant a lot to me as I worked on this story over the months. I especially appreciate your mention of my portrayal of the emotions as I work very hard on that. You're the best! Report Review
Great update :-) Yay! Ron and Hermione finally got together properly. It makes me hope that things will be good from here on in for them, though I'm sure there'll still be some room for drama, but I like how they've become their full couple again. I loved how protective Ron was of Hermione, defending her and wrapping his arm around her and so on. That was very cute.
I loved mardy Ginny at the beginning too. It was funny how everything's working out for people and yet she's stuck at home getting frustrated. I feel bad for her though - can't be much fun. I feel bad for George as well - I can just imagine the wrath of Mrs Weasley when she finds out he's not intending on getting married yet Angelina's pregnant. Should be interesting :-)Author's Response: I plan on it being so... writing that scene right now (or trying to at least). I am so glad you liked this chapter, it was a long time coming. I love Ginny and her moody grumpiness. It makes her very fun o write and has been cathardic(sp?). Thanks so much as ever. Report Review
I thought it was a great chapter. I loved how they had to tell the truth and couldn't hide anything and the flashback moment was so cute and awesome. You got Ron exactly right, doubting why Hermione would want to be with him instead of Harry, and you got Hermione exactly right in the way in which she reassured him. I like how she said "I love you" without even realising it but that also Ron didn't freak out. That was cool.
I liked the ending too. I thought it was nice to see Ron go to Hermione. I was sure he was going to kiss her but I really like the fact that he didn't, he didn't push things but just wiping away the tear was enough to show he cares. So cute.Author's Response: Oh, wow, this review nearly made me CRY! Thank you, so, so much.
The Challenge: I wasn't exactly sure how people would respond to this, but I didn't want to do a date so soon after the announcement, yet I figured that I couldn't just leave the first episode there, you know?
The Memory: I had the best time writing this memory. I know that Ron's insecure, especially about Hermione, and I know Hermione thinks he's completely ridiculus about being so insecure. I thought I wrote this scene pretty well, but I'm glad you've comfirmed it, I needed that!
The Ending: Oh, merlin, I LOVE this ending. Between the memory and the ending this was one of my favorite chapters to go back, reread and say 'Whoa, I wrote that!'. I didn't want Ron to kiss Hermione. I thought if he did I might hate him, lol. But I did want something to happen. Him wiping away her tears just seemed... right, you know? Thanks for the review! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for getting this chapter out. My condolences got out to you, your husband and your family. It must have been a very hard weekend for you so my thoughts are with you.
I loved this chapter because I loved all the R/Hr fluff and nice bits. It was really cool after all the drama to have a chapter like this, to see them interacting just like a normal couple. I thought it was so sweet that Ron had remembered the book store and gone to thr trouble of taking Hermione there. He's a sweetie at heart. And I liked your explanation about Reynolds so that was good.
One very little thing that if you're anything like me you might want to go and correct - just the chapter name - you missed the "d" in the 2nd "second" if that makes sense. I'm kind of a perfectionist so if it was mine it would bother me but you might be more laid back and if so, not a problem :-)
Thank you for once again getting this chapter up when you obviously had other priorities this weekend. I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say we really appreciate it xAuthor's Response: It has definitely not been easy. Thank you very much. Posting and receiving reviews have really made this weekend a little less depressing.
I am so happy that you liked the fluff in this chapter, I thought it was time for them to be cute together.
I did notice that last night before bed and fixed the error first thing this morning. Thanks for pointing it out. I hate when I do stupid things like that.
Again, thank you for your wonderful reviews, they really are appreciated. Report Review
That ending was funny - I love the whole parent-child squirming thing as they talk about things like that. It's always fun to read. I also liked how it was Arthur doing the talking but how you could tell he had been bullied into it by Molly. Very in character.
I loved your take on Ron and Hermione, especially Hermione trying to keep their relationship secret at first. It's different to what I've read before and I really liked it. I loved Hermione trying to be all covert and then Ginny spotting Ron. Classic.
I really like this story - I always love post-DH R/Hr stuff and I'm loving the fact that you say it's mostly fluff. Fluff is good :-) It's so fun. Looking forward to more xAuthor's Response: Lol, thanks! :) Yeah, I always imagined Molly would make Arthur do it because she has six boys and her husband would know them better than she would. Thanks, I was hoping everyone else would see it as being in character. :)
Lol, yeah! Hermione oesn't really know what she's doing at the moment so she tried to keep it secret until she could control the situation. Thanks, I'm glad it's worked out instead of going COMPLETELY wrong. :) Lol, yep. That Ginny is intuitive... :)
Thanks! :) Same, I love reading them and I love yours! :) Yep, mostly a load of fluff, but, hey!, even those who read action all the time need fluff! :) And fun, definitely! :)
Thanks! I hope I get another chapter up sometime soon! :) xxx
Thanks for the fab review! xxx Report Review
Hee hee, I love that last line. Made me chuckle that even when Hermione is insulting him he's turned on. So funny. I loved the way Hermione delivered the line as well. I can picture it perfectly in my head. I'm definitely looking forward to all the drama kicking off on the show. It's going to be great :-)
p.s. I don't know whether you realised or not, or maybe you jsut didn't review which I'm totally fine with (this isn't some guilt trip to force you to review), but I put up a new chapter (28) of All That Follows and I know you've been following the story, so in case you hadn't seen, it has been updated. If you have read it, no worries and thank you for the read :-)Author's Response: I had a great time writing this chapter. The character Rose... if anyone can guess why I named her Rose then I'll give them cyber cookies! Although maybe I shouldn't because I think that's Lucy Lovegood's thing (she writes 'All Was Well')... anyway, I've just had the best time writing this story, and there are some dates I couldn't even get out when I was reading to my cousin because I was laughing too hard. I hope you enjoy future chapters, and I love your reviews! ~writergirl8 Report Review
Oh my god, that was so amazing. Best chapter yet. It was awesome. There aren't words to explain how good that was. It was brilliant.
I loved the emotions and thoughts behind Ron and Hermione's kiss (of course, being a total R/Hr shipper).
The way you wrote Fred's death and everyone grieving - I felt like I was there and I was welling up, literally. It was so sad and you captured the mood amazingly. I loved the fact that you explored that and from several characters' points of view .
I good go on all day about how much I loved this chapter but I have work to do :-( so I can't but what I will say is that I can't wait for the next chapter :-) I know it'll be great.Author's Response: Thanks so much for your consistent reviewing - I know you are an author too so you know how much they mean! Writing Fred's death was really hard so I'm glad it struck a chord with you... Report Review
You had me completely surprised by the "bad guy" being reynolds. I did not see that coming at all. Great twist. Loved the fact that Ron was the person who caught him too. I always like it when Ron plays a big role in doing things like that and when he gets the praise like in the Prophet for it.
I thought their second, first date was great. All the nervous energy and awkward silences. I'm with Hermione - I'd have probably said exactly what she said in that situation. Ron shouldn't have gone off on one, though he does tend to do that being over sensitive to things, but it was great that he went after her. He was so sweet when he tried to comfort her wiping away her tear. So lovely.
Oh, and I loved the way Hermione was acting at the beginning after reading the article, determined not to get over excited or get in touch with Ron first etc. Again, exactly what I would probably do, try and pretend like I wasn't desperate to see them etc.
Can't wait to see how their relationship develops from this point xAuthor's Response: Yay, glad you were shocked. I love when Ron proves that he is not just a side kick :)
No, Ron shouldnt have been so snappy, but I think it is completely like him to speak without thinking ;) Besides, what kind of date would it be without a row?
Thanks so much as always. Report Review
Cool, I just started reading this story and I have to say I really like it. I love the fact that Ron is a leading character and that you show him to be good at his job and involved in it. That's great as a Ron fan. I'm sad though about Ron and Hermione though I'm looking forward to finding out more about that and seeing them interact again at some point in the future when Ron has to seek her help maybe. Great job.Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying the story! Yeah, I try to portray Ron as a nuanced and capable character, rather than just the bumbler he often is. Especially as he's had a few years under his belt of Auror work, so I imagine that'll have drilled some discipline into him.
Oh, Ron and Hermione might be in a dip, but you think it'll be over for them? Like I'd let them get away that easily. There'll be the eventual meet, I guarantee.
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That was very sweet and a nice little missing moment story which I always love. It was really well written and lovely x Report Review
Aww, that was so amazing! I loved it. And English isn't your first language? You can't tell. It was great. Please write more :-) Wow, Ron is so adorable and so grown up now. It's so cool. Loved it x Report Review
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