It was perfect, beautiful, mesmerising, a fairytale. I simply loved it, and awesomely summed up. It's nice to know that things turned out happy for all! Thanks for writing such an amazing piece; I haven't been able to stop reading it! Report Review
I CRY! Why do you make me cry so much? If her and Albus aren't going to work out, I'd maybe like to see her and Perry. At the start I was thinking about Scorpius and Ranny, but now...Anyway, the boys are being gits, and she's going to hate herself for burning the book and stuff! Reading on now. Report Review
HELLO! THIS STORY WAS AWESOME!
Robin to the power of infinity :D
I literally read most of this story in one day. I loved all the characters especially Scorpius because he was amazing. :) I loved how all your characters had faults and how most of them grew into better people. Your characters had a lot of depth so they were really realistic.
When I started this story I liked Al/Ranny then I grew to love Tom. Then Perry came in and I kind of accepted that maybe he and Ranny would get together but then her one true love emerged (sorry don't want to give it away) And I was like: I KNEW IT! I was literally shouting at my computer. (Not my best moment) I loved how unpredictable this story was with all its twists.
I also really liked how each character was linked to a fairytale character and just generally how fairytales were incorporated into the story.
You are a really good author! Keep writing!
Thank you so much for creating this story so that I could waste my whole day reading it :P
One of the best stories I've ever read :D
I didn't review earlier because i just kept reading! Report Review
ROBIN robin robin robin robin! Report Review
There's only one word to describe this, and that one word is wow. This was beautiful, so wonderful, so completely and utterly awe-inspiring - just, wow. I loved every single one of your fantabulous characters - Albus, Scorpius, Nina, Perry, Dom, Olivia, Jack, Tom, heck, I even liked Rose! But, of course, the one who really takes the cake is Ranny Baker, but of course. I couldn't believe her real name was 'Rhiannon', though.
This was an excellent story - and opened my eyes to fairytales and pretty much the world. I loved this. That's all I can really say, and I sure as heck enjoyed reading this as much as you enjoyed writing it. And thank you, for giving us all such a breathtaking story to read and treasure for pretty much forever - this was as good as any fairytale in the world. Brava. Report Review
Okay so this is the first time I am reviewing this AMAZING story, and I apologize!!! I just love it so much that I didn’t want to stop but I feel like I should now before I get to the end =( I don’t want it to end.
I don’t know who I love more Tom or Perry their just so amazing and Tom is hilarious I love him to death and can’t help rooting for him and Ranny….even if she did already reject him. I just love that Perry spoke for the first time in front of EVERYONE to stand up for Ranny I think Its cute and adorable!!! Im not rooting for them though because just like Scorpious I feel like its more of a brother/sister relationship not a romantic one.
I love Ranny so much because she reminds me so much of myself! I too am a little naïve to the point that when people make inappropriate jokes and I don’t get it they always say they don’t want to tell me cause they like that I don’t get it hahaha and also I am a fairytale fiend my bead spread and calendar has fairytales on them =D so I feel like I can definitely relate to her.
I just love the originality of this and how it brings me back to when my friends loved the fairytales as much as I did…makes me sad because now were all grown up. =(
Morgan Report Review
ROBIN definetley*!!! I'm glad that Al apologised, Robin Hood was never a mean person. The poor poor book! All her life is in that (sort of)!!! Ranny is in need of rescuing*!!! Al and Scorpius to the rescue!
*don't know if these are spelt right, if theyre not soz!! Report Review
Amazing story! I cannot wait to finish it!
~ClaireAuthor's Response: Thank you very much! I hope that you enjoy it! :) Report Review
This was such a beautiful story, I have to say. The idea of it was lovely and watching Ranny through her journey of growing up was a great experience!
I did find that this chapter was a bit confusing when I was reading it, but I still pushed through it because I really do love this story and all of the characters. I'm happy with how everything wound up, although I do think it's a bit weird that Ranny and Al didn't get married, since Ranny is all about fairytales.
Anyways, this story was PHENOMENAL! You really have such a talent with writing and I will forever be in love with this story!
-RebeccaAuthor's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I'm so pleased that you've enjoyed this story!
I could see why this could be confusing, some characters have the same names, and it's quite jumpy, I will go back through this chapter, and see if there's anything I can do :) Thank you for telling me!
I tried to make this chapter more realistic than the others, and as Ranny grew up through this story, she started to see holes in her fairytales, and she realised that to have the perfect life you didn't need to be married, rich and with kids in your future, you just needed to be happy. And she is happily in love with Al - I hope that makes it a little less odd :D
Thank you again, I'm really flattered! Report Review
I will forever reread. Amazing story.Author's Response: Thank you very much, I'm glad that you enjoyed this! :) Report Review
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*wiping a tear*
I am so sad that this wonderful, truly amazing piece of writing has come to an end. Before I go on rambling, I would just like to say that this was a beautiful chapter and I liked how you tied everything up and how it all ended for all characters :) It is quite ironic though that Scorp & Olivia got married yet didn't have kids while Ran & Al had kids but didn't get married, LOL. But I have to say it all went well. I liked how you wrote it and I liked the ending (even though as you know I would have loved Scorp & Ran to end up together), it wasn't that bad :P No, I'm kidding - it was awesome!!! :D I truly liked it, great work honey!
And actually I didn't guess Scorpius would end up with Olivia (though that was probably because I was fantasizing about him and ranny) but I think they make a good pair :)
All in all, the chapter was great, and I enjoyed it. Not to mention, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story!!!
Ranny truly touched my heart, she brought out the child inside me. While reading the fic, I always felt for her as I got sucked into the story. You did a marvelous job in developing her character and of course your brilliant writing truly drew me in.
Scorpius was a heart-throb as ever and I totally enjoyed reading him. You wrote him really well, and even though I wanted him to end up with Ranny, I was satisfied with the ending you chose for him. It was all great and I had a great time reading Scorp. He always brought a smile to my face. Kudos! :)
Albus, well he annoyed me a lot for the most part of the story, but as we progressed towards the end, I started understanding him and well liking him ultimately. I finally can agree that Ranny && Albus are good together. Your writing made him grow so much, I really liked how you wrote him. He was brought to life in front of me when I read him and you did a great job.
I learnt so much from this story. It was truly a beautiful piece with friendship, love, care and 'growing up'. The way you wrote everything, it made this fic so surreal I felt what the characters felt, I saw what they saw and I totally got engrossed in Ranny's world. You really marvel at this :)
I am going to miss this story a lot, more so its vibrant characters ranging from Jack to Perry to Nina to Ranny of course. I mean you had such different qualities portrayed in this one fic itself, it was actually so relatable to real life - well at least to me. It really did fascinate me and I completely enjoyed reading this story.
It touched my heart pretty much the same way Wolfsbane did, and I am not sure anymore if I love Wolfsbane more or Ranny. Wolfsbane was my first love but I think Ranny is now tying in the first place with it - your writing truly is amazing.
I loved the story, and will forever cherish it, just like I connected remarkably to all the characters in it - for some feeling love, for some dislike and for some care - but whatever I feel, my point is that you brought these characters to life and actually created a whole new world to me.
This was an amazing story. I loved the plot idea in itself and well, I don't know, I am running out of words to express how overwhelmed I'm feeling because of its end.
All I will say now is that this was a GREAT story, amazing work here, and I enjoyed reading every word of it. You're a brilliant author and I'm looking forward to more stories from you :)
TaDa Ranny, Scorp, Al, Perry, Jack, Tom, Nina...etc. etc. I am gonna miss you all.
Hats off to you loopy to create this commendable piece of writing!!
PS: I will be regularly checking out your author's page for new stories from you :) Love you honey!Author's Response: Hiya! I just read your lovely message on my author page, and I am so sorry! I haven't been online in so long, and I haven't checked my reviews - I think I remember doing something similar to you on the last chapter of Wolfsbane. Sorry about that :P
So, down to business! I realise that it wasn't the perfect ending for you, but all the characters ended happy! That's the main thing right? :D I thought that it was fitting that they didn't get married, it would have been too clichÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â© if Al and Ranny had got married straight out of school, or something, and I preferred this epilogue for them.
I honestly don't think that I can give a reply to this beautiful review that can live up to it. I am so flattered, and completely touched that this story made you feel as you do. I try to create characters that bring out emotion in the readers, but I never expected such a vivid and detailed response from it - but you always manage to make me smile with yours.
I loved writing these characters, and this story, and incorporating the fairy tales and legends in to it. So I am pleased you like it. :)
Thank you so much for such a lovely review, and I'm glad that you enjoyed this chapter! Report Review
Robin (For the last time, sadly)! I love that Ranny wrote children's books. How funny that she and Al never married and Scorpius did. The vignette about Al having Scorpius' children was really funny. The kids are great - I am sure baby Ethel will fit right into the family. Thank you for updating all the friends. I am glad that Jack's son is friends with Dom. My favorite line from this chapter is "We argue, and laugh and love. We're human. we will live Normally Ever After." Thank you so much for sharing your writing. I have truly loved this story.Author's Response: Thank you for the review! :) I thought that it was a fitting career path for Ranny, to write children's books.
Haha, Ethel :) I'm not even really sure how I came up with that name, but I'm sure that when it's born, the baby will take a family name, alike the other two - but maybe Ranny can save this child from having a name as clichÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â© as the others.
It was honestly my pleasure to write and post this story, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed it! Thank you for this, and every other, review! Report Review
What a fantastic ending! Simply incredible! I'm so glad that ten years later, Albus and Ranny are still together! And with kids! At first I was a little disappointed that they didn't get married but wasn't bothered by it anymore once I saw how happy and in love they are. They're a really lovely couple and I think that they suit each other well!
And I'm so happy for Scorpius and Olivia! I'm glad that you gave the two of them a happy ending; they're very cute together.
I feel very sad for Jack though; I hope that he finds happiness.
I'm sad to see this story end but the epilogue was perfect! I'll miss the updates and the wonderful endearingness (that's probably not a word but that's okay) of your characters. "Ranny" as a character and story is so well written and I'm glad to have read this and stuck through with it until the very end. (It's funny, when I first started reading this, there were only seven chapters and about 100 reviews; look how far this story has come since then!)
Thank you for bringing me Ranny and the magic 10/10 :D
P.S. I can't wait to read any other stories you come out with!Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I am honestly so grateful for every one that you've left me; they're all so lovely. :)
I tried to end this story in a manner where Ranny is living the fairytale that she wants, but in a realistic way. Thank you very much, it's really lovely to hear as the author when a reader likes the characters!
It can be a word if you'd like, I love that word :) And I am very flattered that you think that way about them.
Thank you again, you're very lovely, and I will miss your reviews on this story! :) Report Review
I can't think of a better ending. Ranny and Albus have such adorable children, and I think its quite fitting that they aren't married yet. I can totally see them getting married when the children are much older. Olivia and Scorpius are adorable! I can't believe I forgot to review your last chapter! I loved it soso much. It was perfect and I loved the way it ended. Perfectperfect!
PS Are there any stories in the works to look forward to?Author's Response: Hiya! Thank you for the lovely review! :)
I always imagined that they'd have cute kids (I'm not weird). Thank you again, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this story :D
There are a few bits I have written, but I have a very busy couple of years ahead, and I don't want to commit to something if I don't think I can finish it, so I will carry on writing stories, and then post them if I finish them, I just hope I do :)
Thank you again! Report Review
What a wonderful ending, I think it was really fitting for the story. I liked the fact they didn't get married, it makes it extremely realistic and just... (I'm slightly lost for words)
This story was completely enchanting, the characters were absolutely fantastic, each flawed in their own way (not in a cliche way either) and all developed in varying ways throughout the novel, which was clearly evident in the epilogue as you described.
I literally just watched both versions (disney and live) of Peter Pan this morning with my little sisters, who are having a pirate phase, and I squeed at the chapter title and think it's extremely fitting for the contents.
The final pairings were great, of course Albus and Ranny and then I really liked Scorpius and Olivia, I didn't see it but it fits quite nicely. I like how Ranny took up photography too.
I am absolutely thrilled to see that their book is still there on the shelf, it made the story come full circle. I also adored the fact Albus came in and helped Ranny and ended up moving in, it seems so suave and secretly romantic.
I've absolutely loved this story and am slightly sad to see it ending, since it's been one of the few stories on this site that have been able to keep my interest (which is really hard, I seem to have a short attention span). it's such a pity to see it end, but at least it ended on a fantastic note.
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(sorry for the ramble)
-Nell :) xAuthor's Response: But it's a beautiful ramble! I love rambeling! ;)
Thank you so much for a lovely review! Originally they were going to get married right out of Hogwarts, like a couple of characters did in one of my other stories, but I thought that at the pace that all of the characters were growing up, it just didn't seem realistic for them to do :)
You're lost for words? :O Well, I'm really flattered :D
I'm so pleased that you did enjoy this as much as you did! I love writing character flaws, they make them so much more realistic for me to do, and I enjoy writing them a lot more.
Peter Pan is a classic :) I couldn't not include it, but I'm glad that you think it fits!
Honestly, until sitting down to write this chapter, I didn't see Scorpius and Olivia either. :) I wanted to include all of the characters in the epilogue that I could, and I remembered Olivia, and how I had always planned for her and Ranny to be friends, but their wasn't enough time to include it in the rest of the story, and when I sat down to write, a relationship between her and Scorpius just began to almost write itself!
I like that you find it suave and romantic, I would think more sneaky and manipulative ;) I'm kidding, but I'm sure he had selfish reasons for doing it too.
Thank you again, I don't know how many times I have said 'thank you' to you over the time of this story, but I hope that you know I appreciate every lovely review! Report Review
I loved this. This story was just, sigh. Amazing. They're grown ups now! 28! :O Thats old! With 2 kids! And one on the way! Me loves! I've enjoyed the story, the fairytales, the nicknames and the twists and turns which meant I never knew who I wanted Ranny to be with! Seeing this was up proper made my day! :D But anyway, well done to you! I honestly have no clue what I'm going to read now. I've had one of your stories to check in on for around a year and you're taking a break! :O
But anywho, next time you have a story up I'll keep an eye out! How was the epilogue meant to go anyway? God I feel like this is a goodbye! :'( Sad times!!! I hope you don't take too long a break! - Kirsty xAuthor's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! :)
This was probably the first story where I didn't have to revise each chapter again and again to get it right, but I think it works better; it just seems raw-er to me :P So I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
It seemed odd, writing them at that age, with children :L I've never written children before, I don't think ...
I am, and I fear it may be a long one :( I've got a really busy couple of years coming up, and I don't know when I'll have time to finish anything, and I'd never want to leave a story unfinished! I may post little things every now and again, but I don't want to commit to something if I won't get it done for a long time.
I do have stories that are a few chapters away from completion, but I am not keen on bits of the plot line, and would want to do big re-writes so that would take a while ... but still, I think I know where I'm headed at the moment, so we'll see where it goes :D
Right, the epilogue ;) Well, for starters Albus and Ranny had got married right out of Hogwarts (but in my mind that became too cliche), Scorpius was still a bachelor, Dom and Tom had fallen out over Quidditch try-outs for a league team, and both got in to separate teams of which didn't get on (and then I'd planned to maybe write a REALLY short story on that, and how they made up) Rose was working at the Ministry with Albus and they now get along. And instead of actually having children, I think Al and Ran actually adopted them :) There was a lot that I sat down and thought about, and instead preferred the one that I've posted. But I hope you enjoy the bits I can remember :D
Thank you again for such a lovely review! Report Review
Perry barely says a word but it is impossible not to love him.Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) I'm glad that you like Perry. Report Review
The last few chapters have made me cry, which means you have done a fantastic job with your portrayal of Ranny. I don't have the words to express how deeply dissappointed I am in Scorpius for "liking" someone so shallow and cruel. Albus is as bad for abandoning his friends for a girl he wasn't even serious about.
Ranny needs to get with Tom or Jack or someone who isn't Albus.Author's Response: Woah, thank you so much! I'm so flattered that they brought you that much emotion! Thank you so much for a lovely review!
Scorpius and Albus are the epitome for the stereotypical flaws of a teenage boy :) Thank you again! Report Review
i really loved this story and i loved how it ended. thanks for the great story and i hope for more :)Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed the ending, and the rest of this story! :D Report Review
Ahhh congrats on finishing this story. It was beautifully written and so different from the most other stories. Can't wait for your next story (... you have one, right? Hint: you better :)
So thank you for another lovely story babe.Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this story! :) I had such a great time writing it.
I have a lot that are mostly written, but it's just actually getting around to finishing one :P
Thank you again for the lovely review! :D Report Review
It's tessie_bird, I made my new account. :)
But all identifying myself aside, WOWOWOWOWOW.
I can't even begin to explain to you how this story has changed me, if that doesn't sound ridiculous. It's really rare that you come across a story that is beautiful, plain and simple. Everything about this, is just wow. The ending was perfect, really and truly. I like that they didn't get married, it makes things seem more real, Albus doesn't seem like the marrying type. I'm struggling with what to say, other than wow. I'm going to end this not-so-eloquent review by thanking you for writing such a beautiful love story between two best friends. Seriously, I can't wait to see what you write next. :)Author's Response: NEW ACCOUNT! :) Thank you for the review! I'm glad that you're back, and that you left a review!
Of course it doesn't sound ridiculous, it's lovely - especially to read as the author! I really am flattered; this is such a lovely review!
Considering that the majority of Ranny's teenage years were somewhat fairytale like, I tried to give her the most grounded and realistic ending that I could manage - like, I don't think that it would be noticed unless you were me, but she was described as wearing the same clothes that she was in an earlier chapter and she has all the same relationships with characters that she did previously. So, effectively she is the same person, with just a better grasp on life. :) For her and Al to get married, I thought that it would have been too cliche, and in this day and age, not everyone gets married. Ranny is all about living a life of happiness, and she is happy where she is - unmarried :)
Thank you again! I really am glad that you've enjoyed all of this! Report Review
I WAS RIGHT. OLIVIA AND SCORPIUS DO END UP TOGETHER! AND SO DO AL AND RANNY! :D
Awwh, I absolutely adored this chapter. I think you finished the story very well and made it out to be like a fairy tale, without all the cliches of happiness and perfection! It was great.
I liked how they all kept the same relationships with one another and act the same, even though they're adults now.
Albus and Ranny were great together, and so were Scorpius and Olivia. I love how you explained what happened to everyone and what they went on to do in life. It was refreshing to know what happened to Perry and Marilyn, and Dominic and Jack.
I'm really sad that Jack's wife died and Ranny's father too! We never got to meet them, and it makes me really sad. :( But still, I loved Ranny and Albus' kids; Dominique and Harry (by the way, he has a REALLY original name haha). They were cute and perfect and all-around adorable.
Finally, I just wanted to say that I knew you were going to say that their book was on their bedroom shelf- it just fit. :)
Great job and really amazing story! I loved everything- the fluffiness and the drama, the sadness and the anger. It was a fairytale of its own!
10/10 for the whole story! :D
SofiaAuthor's Response: Haha, I'm sure that you knew before I did that they would end up together! :D When I wrote the chapter with Olivia in it, I had no intention of bringing her and Scorpius together - Olivia's part was to be Ranny's friend at work (in an alternate ending I had :) ). But when I sat down to write the epilogue, they just seemed to fit! :) And of course, I couldn't write it without Albus and Ranny being together. :)
Thank you so much! :) I'm so flattered that you enjoyed this, and that you think I managed it without the cliches! :D That was my main aim, I think.
I think that in an epilogue, everyone's stories need to be explained at least subtly. :) It's nice to know what happened to everyone, and considering there weren't too many characters in this story, I figured I could do that :D
Bless him, poor Harry is going to be stuck with that name for the rest of his life. But when it came to naming their children, I realised that Ranny isn't the type to care - as long as her child is happy - and Albus is the sentimental type when it comes to family, so he probably wouldn't be that original. And so, I arrived with their two children, Harry and Dominique ;)
Thank you! I'm so pleased that you did enjoy this story. I really am flattered! :D Report Review
I just wanted to let you know that I've loved this story all the way through and am so pleased with how it turned out. I loved it and can't wait for your next story!Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) I'm so glad that you've enjoyed this chapter, and the story! Thank you for staying with me and reading until the end! Report Review
So I've pretty much been spending the entirety of my day reading your story just so I can leave a great long review once I reached the end so here goes: :D
What do I have to say, you ask? ROBIN!!. hook... :/ Let me explain before you spend the rest of the day marveling at how the hell some loony prat can say hook. Really it's just because of my personal opinion on your characters and has nothing to do with your writing. Which is AMAZING, by the way!
You see ever since you mentioned Perry somewhat sliding into the seat next to her and not saying a word, I wanted her to end up with him. Not Albus and not Tom (though that would've been a HUGE twist if you had done that), Perry. Even after he hooked up with Maleficent right in front of her I still hoped that there was a chance of him ending up with Ranny, even though I knew it was EXTREMELY unlikely.
Shall we proceed to some different points? Oh yes! I love the way with nearly everything that happens Ranny compares it to a character in Robin Hood and it's brilliant! Also, how much she develops as a character through out the story; for example in the beginning she barely stands up for herself or speaks her mind and at the end she's like a new person! I LOVE it when characters develop like that!
I really like the way you portray Rose, I'm not exactly sure why, because she is a complete cow in your story, but I get the feeling that Rose would end up like that. Also, the separation from Al and his cousins! There are so many stories about someone being one of the Potter's best friends and knowing ALL the Weasley's. I mean honestly, one of my closest friends has three cousins at our school and I've never met one of them!
I also REALLY like the characters: Nina, Scorpius and Perry. And Jack. I love how he just can't shut up!!
- Alix (:Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you enjoyed this story! :D And that you spent all day reading it, it's lovely to know!
You're perfectly entitled to say 'hook' :) I do actually think that Perry's character wasn't developed enough for him to just act like he did; as the author, I like to think that I know the ins and outs of each of the characters (even though, I really, really dont') and sometimes I don't always portray them in the way that I like to think I do. :) Perry was only ever shown from Ranny's point of view, occasionally Albus and Scorpius would drop a hint, but you're not the only person who didn't like how Perry's personality was shown to truly be, so I may revise it, and see if I can improve :)
Thank you so much though! I love Robin Hood, and legends and fairytales, and to write them in to a story was really fun. Writing a pushover Ranny was only fun for so long, and I realised that she couldn't be in the environment she was and stay the same forever, she grew up :)
I can't seem to write Rose in any other way, trust me; I've tried! But it never works out for me! Plus, I love writing mean characters! ;)
One of my friends has two cousins at my old school and it wasn't until about three years later when someone mentioned it to me casually that I realised, and I don't think I've ever seen them speak. I mean, I realise that the Weasley and Potter family is a close one, but I doubt that they would know every cousin :) I have written stories like that before, and it doesn't seem to be as realistic as I'd like them to be.
Thank you again! I'm glad that you've enjoyed this, and I hope that you like the epilogue! Report Review
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