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Review #1, by AuroraGranger CLOUD NINE

22nd January 2010:
OMG HARRY YOU KILLED MY LOVE!! NO!!!
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This actually was a tragically beautiful story, it made me cry right in the middle of class where i was reading it. And it takes quite a sad story to make me cry.
Though i really love Draco, i can understand how Harry feels in this story. Feeling like you've been used, giving all your love to someone to find out it was never real for them, having your heart break to the point where it's no longer there. I definetley understand that. And though Draco's death is definetley something to be mourned, i liked how you ended this story, tragically. The whole story i thought Harry was planning to kill himself in front of Draco, to end it and provoke emotion from his betraying lover, but instead when he murdered Draco; "Now you'll never hurt me again."
Ahh, poor poor Harry.
What a fool to get into something with Draco Malfoy of all people. He should've known only pain would come of it, how did Draco have Harry so cinvinced he'd loved him in the first place?
It was an amazing story, you should definetley write more like this, though maybe Harry could committ less murders in the future...
=P

Author's Response: I'm so pleased I made you cry! (I know this sounds unforgivably mean but it must mean that I've done something right.) I'm so flattered that this story had this impact on you because writing emotional pieces isn't what I "specialise" in, as it were.

Why did Harry love Draco indeed? I wanted this story to have a lot of unanswered questions in it. Some of the answers even I don't know, but sometimes I think a bit of mystery is what an angsty romance needs!

I love Harry so much and I hated seeing how much he hurt in this story! He's easily my favourite fictional person ever... sometimes I even thinks he's real. :D

Thank you so much for all your comments, and the likelihood that I'll make Harry murder again is very slim. ;D


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Review #2, by DemetersChild CLOUD NINE

20th October 2009:
Wow. Well. That was...interesting? I've never seen the two of them together, so forgive me if I don't take this too seriously. I enjoyed the story, even if it was...uhh...morbid? :D

Author's Response: Yeah the thing with me is I either have to go for full-on fluff, or really dark creepy stuff. :D It keeps me interested in writing if I vary it a lot. :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and you should seriously check out some other Harry/ Draco stories because most of them are gloriously dark and delightful. :) Only if you want to of course... just a recommendation. :D


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Review #3, by Lovely_Slytheriness CLOUD NINE

18th September 2009:
First off, I'm so sorry for taking so long! I've been sick and generally busy lately, but now I am here! Now, moving on to the actual review:

Wow. This is... Very, very powerful and an incredibly satisfying read. I actually waited like 20 minutes to begin this review because I needed some time to take it all in.

I actually disagree with the whole "Harry wouldn't do this" thing, because I don't buy that someone whose life has been so infected and tainted by evil won't be affected or altered in the slightest, especially given the love-deprived childhood. I've always found fics featuring Dark!Harry interesting and captivating, and to me, they are not always OOC.

I think that JKR's Harry is somewhat two-dimensional to be honest; I think there's a much more vindictive aspect of his character that isn't explored in the canon books, and I really like what you have done here. The feeling of betrayal that Harry is experiencing, along with the rage and unrequited love is beautifully portrayed, and I loved every word of it.

The part where Harry was physically hurting Draco was heart wrenching; I felt so bad. It kind of makes sense to me though, that Harry reacts so viciously to being abandoned.

He was tired of standing for this - for loving people who upped and died on him, and now Draco was doing the thing that was potentially worse: he was willingly leaving Harry. Willingly.

Here, you touch a vital aspect of Harry's character. No one has ever left him voluntarily, and so no one really knows what he is really like when he's deserted. The only indication we really have of this in canon is probably in OotP; when Dumbledore shut him out - and we all know what sort of emotional wreck Harry was because of it. I think you used this very cleverly here to your advantage, it provided this deranged, angry Harry a depth with is generally hard to accomplish.

"Now you'll never hurt me again."

That last part was so eerily beautiful, in a twisted, yet compelling, sort of way. It literally gave me goose bumps, and that doesn't happen often when I read one-shots. You know how dear this ship is to me; Draco/Harry is undoubtedly my OTP, and I'm always thrilled to see a talented writer portray them. This was a beautiful piece, and I will read it over and over again.

Instant favourite.

Love,
Linnea

Author's Response: Thank you so much for this review! Nobody ever reviews my Harry/Draco stories so I was desperate for some feedback!

I agree that Harry does have a something of a dark edge, but I reckon he would draw the line at killing someone, though he has been known to lose control when he gives way to his rage. He has after all tried to torture them (I'm thinking of Bellatrix here after Sirius died), so I feel that the books do show his angry dark side to a certain extent. I think that JK really wanted to show Harry as an all round good character, so focused far more on his good points than bad. But if you look closely Harry does have flaws, which I think is part of what makes him so endearing! (I love Harry, maybe too much! :D)

I'm so happy you thought that the unrequited love part was well done, because I think it's a viscious horrible thing and really wanted to do it justice, so I was very pleased when you said you loved it. :D (if that makes sense! :D)

Wow I was quite surprised you liked this so much, and I'm so happy that you did! I'm also really flattered because I love your stories, like I think that you're a really talented writer so your positive feedback really means a lot to me!

Thank you so much again! :)

Marianne


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Review #4, by Jamie CLOUD NINE

10th September 2009:
good details.boring ending, why didn't Draco love him any more? Why was death the only way?

Author's Response: Sometimes people fall out of love with each other. It's been known to happen. This wasn't a story that was meant to depict that anyway.

Ways to make the ending less "boring"? ;)


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Review #5, by Miss Edna CLOUD NINE

4th September 2009:
OMG
:O
What a psycho...
... Poor Draco.


I don't think there is much you should work on. The story was written well and it had a nice way of transitioning. Your use of the song was good too. ^.^

I used to be so obsessed with Evanescence. and I'm still obsessed with DRARRY!
*squee*

10/10

Author's Response: Thank you! Haha I'm still obsessed with Evanescence, despite the lack of albums lately!!! Grr... :D

Drarry! That's a cool word. Yeah I'm starting to get into that pairing... it's exciting stuff!

Thank you so much for your review!


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Review #6, by Georgia CLOUD NINE

3rd September 2009:
WOW! I have never thought of Harry and Draco as a couple and well I have to say it's a fantastic idea, it really is. However, my one criticism is that Harry would never act in that way toward Draco, he'd never kill him like that. Harry was a very emotional person but what happened to Ginny? Moreover, it's just an amazing piece of writing maybe a bit more romance and sexual action lol. good work =D

Author's Response: Yeah I know Harry is completely out of character, but I wanted to portray the "dark edge" that he's capable of showing. After all, he's not perfect. :)

But thank you for reviewing! I'm very pleased you liked it. :)


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