I love this story! Dudley and Harry's reconciliation has always been an interesting topic Report Review
I simply love to read about anything to do with Dudley or the other Dursley's. I always thought that it was a shame that there was not more to do with Big D changing in the books.
This is such a nice reunion story and I feel that you could have got a second (kind of sequel) story about some kind of story where the Potter and Dursley get to know each other, Then Anna could get to know her famous cousin Harry Potter.
10/10 and adding to favs. Report Review
Lovely! I'm a sucker for well written redemption fics. Report Review
That was so, er, dramatically fluffy! I loved it :) I suppose I was in the mood for some dramatised fluff and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this story.
The interaction between Harry and Dudley was absolutely perfect; a good mix of auror-ness, Dudley-ness and discovering your cousin's not dead.
I enjoyed your writing too; it flowed and was completely believable, even the part about Dudley losing weight (because if I'm honest, I would have never thought that that would happen). Report Review
Very cute and very well written. I loved it. I knew I was going to want to read it when doing the polls for the Keckers and I'm gald I did take the time to read it, it was cute and drew me in. Report Review
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I gotta say, this piqued my interest reading the summary. I expected something kinda fluffy and casual. But I actually got a bit teary eyed when they started talking about Lily and how he thought Harry was dead. A few spelling and grammar issues, but this was pretty darn good. It felt tense and real. I liked it. :D --Jenna Report Review
Awww Dudley named a kid after Harry! That's really sweet of him, I like how he's changed so much and Anna Lillian (though if I remember correctly, Lily was just Lily). It sounds heartless but I didn't feel sad at all hearing Vernon died...I almost think they're all better off. Wow that sounded really heartles.gahh. Anyways, great job! Report Review
This is really nice : ) A nice way to start my day
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WOW. just wow. I loved it. Report Review
I thought it was great to see a story that involved Dudley, because he's such a great character but he isn't mentioned that often. I really liked how he's changed so much, I loved how he didn't just become his father but rather his own person. Seeing him with his little family was great, I was glad to see his children weren't like him when he was little. The ending was perfect, the reason why Harry did his job was worded amazingly. Great story!Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I have a soft spot for this story of mine, and it's so nice to know that people appreciate it too. Thankyou! Report Review
That was an utterly amazing read. I loved new Dudley, he's kind of how I pictured he would turn out if the series kept going and Harry actually got to see his "family" again after the war. And giving them Lily and Harry's names was so cute, it was very touching. Well it was a lovely story!Author's Response: You know what the best surprise is? Randomly check your account and seeing that a story that hasn't been reviewed in six months has a new review. You win! I'm really glad my story went along with what you pictures, and I'm so glad you stopped by to tell me that you loved it!
=) Thanks a tonne! Report Review
FABULOUS!! Just one tiny little thing that bugged me... when the Dursley family enterred, you had Anna saying 'Mom' instead of 'Mum' most of the time...there was a moment where she did say 'Mum' though... other than that 10/10!Author's Response: Thanks!
I can't remember for sure until I check, but I think I went through already and fixed that. It's kind of funny, actually, because I call my own Mum 'Mum' so I don't know why I would have put 'Mom' instead.
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I loved it.
I'm not sure what could be changed to make it better. Maybe something between Dudley and Harry to indicate keeping closer contact? Sounds like Dudley has changed enough to make that a possibility.Author's Response: I'm glad!
That IS something I thought about, but I wasn't sure if that was pushing it. I mean, they are leading completely different lives, at least they both know now that the other really is doing great. Those were my thoughts, at least. Thanks for your input! Report Review
That was absolutely amazing, and very touching. =]
I love the reunion. Their relationship was new to both of them, and you portrayed that perfectly. It's also adorable how they named their kids after Harry and Lily. And how they spoke of them all the time.
I don't really have words. I could squee? XD
Oh I also love how Ron broke the moment with his slow clap. That's just like him. ^_^ Nice one-shot!
daydream_it_to_lifeAuthor's Response: SQUEE?! That's pretty intense, are you sure?!
Well thanks so much! I'm really glad you liked it so much! Have a great day. =) Report Review
What an absolutely wonderful, beautiful story! I have read a bunch of stories concerning Harry running into Dudley again, but this has to be the best I have seen by far. Even down to the way you set up the scene in the beginning, commenting on how everything seems unremarkable, and tied it in again at the end.
It was such a well-written Dudley, too, and the interaction between them was perfect. The kids' names were cute, but I think the part that touched me the most was when Harry asked, "Did they ask about me?" and Dudley replied, "I did." Amazing.
Also, the part at the end was fantastic, with Harry's eloquent little epigram, and Ron's smart-aleck reaction. Excellent! 10/10Author's Response: Wow, thanks so much! I was trying for a circular story, one that would offer just enough that people would be alright that it's a one-shot. I really appreciate this review, and yeah, Ron's got to be a bit smart-alecky eh? =D
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aww, that was sweet, and really well written. nice job!Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
I really enjoyed this little one-shot.
Your characterization was really, really good.
It was a... magical story, haha.
I'm in this challenge too but I think you outstriped me by a ton.
--DracoFerret11Author's Response: Wow, that's a really nice compliment, thanks!
I think I did go in search of your story for this contest but it's been so long that I can't really remember. Anyways. Thanks so much. =) Report Review
Wow that was really nice. keep up the good work!Author's Response: I appreciate it, and I'll try to! Report Review
SO PRECIOUS. very nice job. i'm crying a little.Author's Response: Awww, well I hope they're happy tears!
Thanks a lot! Report Review
Hey, this was pretty awesome! An adorable idea, and written quite well! Good moral too! I love how you showed Dudley as a grown up, and his kids!
Okay, I know I hate when I get reviews with absolutley no critism, so here you go;
1.) You had a few grammatical things, nothing proofreading won't fix.
2.) The ending sorta confused me. How did Neville get there? I will have to go back and read that.
Other than that, very cute job! I enjoyed it. I also have a Dudley Story, if you want to check it out. Us Big D fans gotta stick together, you know?
:-)Author's Response: Thanks!
1) I can't remember if I've gone through yet for the grammar bits, but I will eventually. =)
2) I did mention Neville early in the story, but not by name. I might make it a bit more obvious though, so it doesn't seem as random.
Also, I think I've read your Dudley story! It's been so long I'll look it up again. XD THANKS Report Review
Aw, that was absolutely wonderful! I really, really enjoyed it. :)
I'm so glad that my little challenge helped inspire you to write that! I mean, really, it was great. The way little Anna behaved, and Harry and Dudley were so sweet with each other! Gosh... Yeah, it as brilliant.
A definite 10/10, for you. I loved it. :)
Check back on the thread in a week or two for the challenge results. ;)
- RinAuthor's Response: Thank you so much! I did check back, but it's been over a year but seriously--you were the inspiration for this and I'm very very appreciative!
=) Report Review
I absolutely love this story! Great idea for a Dudley/Harry reconciliation scene. And it was a great writing piece to have a four year old reveal everything to Harry, very interesting.Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I don't think I really considered it from the writing angle, so thanks for the new point of view!! Report Review
I love this story!! It's such a good plot. Fav Quote:
“He’s in heaven taking care of Sparkle, my goldfish, until I get there.”Author's Response: Aww, I'm glad you liked it! XD Yeah, I thought Anna was pretty cute myself. lol. Thanks!! Report Review
aw absolutley adorable!Author's Response: Thanks a bunch!! Report Review
This is so charmingly sweet that it brought tears to my eyes. I cut lawns in the summer and often times I drive around on the riding lawn mower wondering what happened to Dudley. Don't ask why but that's what makes me think of him. I sure as heck hope that it's something like this, that he turned out okay in the end.Author's Response: I sure as heck hope so too. =) Maybe now your lawn mowing rides will include thoughts of this happily ever after Dudley!! I hope so. I like to think this is what happened to him. Thank you so much for sharing!!
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