That was really cute.I never thought of the significance of snapes memories in terms of a.petunia and i think the idea is pretty originalAuthor's Response: Thanks for taking the time to read and review! I'm really glad you enjoyed this, it was one of my favourite things to write! Report Review
This was amazing! I adore the idea of them hiding out on the hut on the rock. Ending it where it all began sort of thing. I'm so glad that Petunia showed some remorse after all. Loved how you wrote Dudley. Oh and the mentions of Teddy and Colin and.. well it played on my heat strings :-) Lovely, really lovely.Author's Response: Thanks for another lovely review! The idea for this one came to me when i was re-reading Philosopher's Stone and I thought that the hut on the rock would be the perfect hiding place for the Dursleys; like you said, ending where it all started. Dudley was especially fun to write and I really wanted to show the change I believed would happen in him. Thanks again for your kind words, I really appreciate it! Report Review
Wow nice chapter. You really illustrated the change in Dudley, and as expected Vernon hasn't changed, that ungrateful bastard lol. Are there any more chapters coming?Author's Response: What an effective way to sum up this chapter, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! At the minute there aren't any more additions to this story but watch this space!! Thanks for reading and reviewing!!! Report Review
That was beautiful. The way Harry confronted Vernon was astounding, and Dudley was totally fantastic! You gave me hope that Harry and Dudley had a much improved relationship as they both grew and changed through adulthood. And Petunia, oh wow; it seemed as though the last sentence was what she had intended to say that day on Privet Drive that she didn't take the chance to say. That was completely wonderful.Author's Response: Thanks so much for your review, it really means a lot to me especially as this story was posted a while ago! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I really wanted to explore the character of Dudley in this story and build on the changes we had begun to see in Deathly Hallows, and as for Petunia...well I have always wanted to know what she wanted to say to Harry in Privet Drive, and what better than to echo the famous words of Snape!! Thanks again for your review!! Report Review
Very sweet story. Love the new Dudley and Petunia coming to Harry at the end. Lovely!!!Author's Response: Thank you so much! The ending was my favourit bit to write and I thought I just had to include the famous 'Always'
Thanks again!! Report Review
Why is it that the excellent stories always have such low review counts and the rubbish ones number their hundreds? It's very unfair. This short story ... well, my word it was beautiful.
Loved the interaction between Harry & Dudley, the way Dudley reacted to Ron, and his awkward but genuine sympathy upon hearing of Fred's death. And the belated emotional outburst from Petunia at the end ... you almost finished me off! The characterisations were spot on, the setting was poignantly perfect and the ending brought tears to my eyes. This should have been part of the Epilogue in DH (which would only have improved it, IMO). From now on, this will be the standard for me whenever I imagine how the Dursleys found out the war was over.
CbKAuthor's Response: Wow! Your review has really made my day! I was a bit unsure of how this story would be received. It's quite different from all my other pieces, but I thought I'd give it a go!
I always wanted to know what happened to the Dursleys after the war, and this little idea popped into my head when I was re-reading Philosopher's Stone. I'm so honoured by your kind words, especially that this is how you picture the Dursleys' story now. Thank you so much!!! Report Review
A nice one shot. Written with feeling and conviction. 10/10 and adding to favs even though I don't usually fav one shots since they don't get updated. But this is one of the exceptions.Author's Response: Wow, I'm really honoured (as always) by your kind review. It's brilliant to hear from you! Report Review
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