Wow. Again, another haunting and striking story (I'm really trying to find other adjectives than "beautiful" here because I feel like I'm going to be using them a lot in reviewing your stories.)
There is something about Draco after the War that I like exploring and I'm glad you've taken it up, too. How could someone who behaved so cowardly live with himself? And I feel like you've portrayed it here: He can't. Not really.
He will be haunted and it will bother him and I like that because it means that he does have a soul, that he isn't his father or Voldemort but someone who cares to some degree. It makes me pity him.
Your ability to wring an emotion out of me, heck, just about anything you've written so far has got me emoting from the first line, is astounding! Very well done and brilliant!
charlottetrips [Ravenclaw]Author's Response: Aww thanks so much :) I'm really glad you liked this one too.
Yay, a fellow fan! It's become a bit of an obsession with me at the moment, actually - if I'm not writing about post-war Draco, I'm writing bucket loads of angst about Scorpius and his dysfunctional parents, as I always have Draco completely messed up by the war x)
I do think that Draco is a very pitiful, and pitiable, character. He's just rather weak and foolish - he's not evil. I think he would really regret what he had done. I also think he's very self-pitying and would enjoy feeling sorry for himself, so would wallow in misery somewhat after the war, for a little while at least.
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I quite liked this! For the first part, I was thinking of the ghosts as a metaphor, or a figment of his imagination, and so on learning that they actually are ghosts it adds a very neat little twist to the story. Although he sees them only when he's sleeping? I was a tiny bit confused on that, but I didn't really care that much, because it's the same basic idea. :] It's a unique premise.
"I should have taken pictures, Creevey had said last night. Pictures of the battle. I donít suppose there are any, are there?
He hadnít known what to say to that."
I especially liked that part. Though this was a short story, I think it was really interesting, and very neatly written. Great job!Author's Response: Thank you! The ghosts can be anything you want them to be really. I'm not completely sure myself just how I see them :P Maybe they are actual ghosts coming to haunt him, maybe they're just dreams, hallucinations, imaginary manifestions of the guilt he feels... I like to see post-war Draco as being a little bit mad and messed up, so I'm inclined towards the hallucinations, but that's just me x)
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Beautiful story, really, really fantastic. I think that a lot of people forget that Draco was in the battle too, and while he isn't the nicest of people, he still has feelings like the rest of us, and the losses would have hit him just as hard as they would Ron, or Hermione, or anyone else. Great job!Author's Response: Thank you so much! Yeah I agree, and I think he would blame himself as well, to an extent, because after all he isn't completely heartless. I also think he'd be pretty messed up by it all, hence seeing ghosts - after all, in this story are they meant to be real or imaginary...? xP
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Short, yes. Detailed, YES! I think this is a unique way of looking at Draco, Scared Vulnerable, and remorseful. For only being a little over 600 words you got great emotion and feeling across! I love the ending when his wife comes to him, but all he wants is his mother. That seems like something Draco would do because he will ALWAYS love his mother.Author's Response: Thank you! I always feel that post-war Draco would be all those things, and that actually he'd be pretty messed up as well, because he isn't strong enough to cope with everything that's happened, but not heartless enough not to care. And yep haha Draco is definitely a mummy's boy xD Thanks so much for the review! Report Review
It was a wonderful one-shot! Nicely written. And who isn't obsessed with angsty Draco?Author's Response: Thank you so much! And yeah, you've really got to love him :D Report Review
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