This is Hilarity! I love it! I couldn't stop laughing! You did a good job of working with Mione's harmonies, since she's such a well-put girl most of the time!Author's Response: Thank you very much! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it. Report Review
Want more must have more pleaseAuthor's Response: Thanks! I don't have any more planned for this story, it's just a one-shot. Hopefully I'll have something new posted soon :) Report Review
Absolutely adorable, and a perfect missing moment. I am counting this as canon as of now. :) Loved it!Author's Response: Thank you so much! That's a high compliment indeed :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! Report Review
Hahaha, oh my goodness, I loved the exchange at the end between Ginny and Hermione! That was hilarious. The way the twins teased Ron was pretty funny too, and it seemed like such an accurate older sibling infuriating thing to do! Also, I can bet just how impressed Ron was with his mother's argument about character building. All the exchanges and dialogue seemed so realistic and/or funny.
Somehow, I feel like the story might have been even better if Ron had been using one of those old rotary mowers. On the other hand, with Arthur Weasley around tinkering in his shed, of course he's got to play with a lawnmower sooner or later.
I've seen this story recommended many times, but I've never read it myself (as you know, by now I am ridiculously behind on reading your stories and everyone's stories, really). I'm glad I finally did! It definitely is a cute and fun story . . . short and sweet, as the saying goes.Author's Response: Yay it's so nice to see a review from you! This really made my day. I'm sorry it took me a while to respond, I've not been assiduous about it this last week. Ah poor Ron, he gets teased a lot. And so does Hermione ;) And of course he doesn't believe in the character-building thing at all haha
I thought about that, using an old rotary mower, but I decided against it because (1) I thought Arthur was likely to have an old motor one that he couldn't get working and required charms instead of actual petrol, and (2) I couldn't remember what they were called. XD I imagine Arthur couldn't resist picking up an old broken mower out of the trash and tinkering with it. He does own a car, so I thought a mower wasn't outside the range of possibilities.
It is a very short story, but it was fun to do one this short after writing Rose novels sort of back-to-back for the past few years. Thank you so much for reviewing, I'm really glad you got a chance to check this one out! Report Review
Naw lol that was the cutest thing ever :DAuthor's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :) Report Review
That was a cute little story. I liked it =]Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) Report Review
That's hilariously funny. I love your take on why she said that in the book. I bet Jo would get a kick out of this :)Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it :) Report Review
nice piece of writing ..interestingAuthor's Response: Thank you! Report Review
It's shameful how few of your awesome stories I've reviewed. I'm so glad you tagged me for the review swap so I could cross at least one of them off my review list. This was, of course, just as good and sweet and fluffy as I knew it would be. I love this perfect explanation for Hermione's Amortentia. It's adorable and so true to character. Speaking of...
You have such a knack for getting all the canon characters right, no matter what story you're working on. You captured them all perfectly. The nagging but practical Molly, the quick-with-an-excuse Ron, the dutiful but infatuated Hermione. Even the brief appearances by George and Ginny were spot on. George using "Ronnie" instead of Ron and Ginny's "it's only laundry" were so the characters from the books.
I think that's why you're so good at writing ships. You get characters and you make their reactions to each other believable. And you don't over-romanticize stuff either. Ron is supposed to be lanky and awkward, but it doesn't matter a bit to Hermione. That's part of the charm of them as a couple.
Overall, this was just lovely. Between your uncanny ability to write any character you like and your simple but effective prose, this was everything a short but sweet one-shot to be :)Author's Response: I always feel that way about staffers' stories. It's not our fault, we have too much going on to get to read much! This is total fluff, but I'm always down for fluff. I'm not fooling anyone haha
Ah thank you! I love my canon characters, especially the Weasleys, so I'm glad I did good with them. George and Ginny are kindred spirits, mockery from them all around for Ron and Hermione. I patterned the scene with Molly telling Ron to do a chore and him trying to pawn it off on his brothers on the scene in HBP when he whines about having to chop food or peel potatoes or something.
I am serving up romantic realness, as RuPaul would say. lol. In all seriousness though, I really do try to make it real while still having the love there, you know? Romance is great, but cloying is not. Hermione loves Ron even if he's tall and skinny. But he'll probably fill out as he gets older, most guys do. He's young here.
Thank you so much for the lovely review! (((hugs))) Report Review
This was such a sweet one-shot. I loved it, my favourite part was "she lowered her foot, backing down a step for a better view without being aware of what she was doing." It seemed to be exactly like Hermione might behave. And as for the congratulation of Ron and the other Weasleys, I think you've nailed them spot on.
Now I'm off to find more Ron/Hermione as this story has definitely put me in the mood for more.
CharlieAuthor's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And that line, it's funny a few people have pointed it out and I thought it was a bit awkward and wasn't sure about it. I guess it's working after all!
I love Ron/Hermione. I've only really written them as a sort of background thing before in my Rose stories, so it was fun to write them here. You should try "Memory Dust" by shadowycorner for some good Ron/Hermione. :) Report Review
What with HP delving into war in the latter books, it's always nice to remember that they're still quite the kids in the in-between moments, where Ron still whines, Mum, why me 8D It really is dreadful considering Fred or George could do it, but then he'd never take off his shirt, so I suppose Ron mowing the lawn is for the greater good, right? Keep it up, Ron! For the greater good!
(but really, when you consider all of the achievements in human history, grass should not be as difficult to conquer as it is.)
Hee, I always wondered about Hermione's amortentia scent, because it's that little mystery that JKR teased, and even though we all knew we still wanted to know know the last thing. It's approximately 3am and I totally forgot that freshly mown grass was one of them until I read the second part, so I got to go 'aha!' Her brain and heart working all at once, only to be blindsided by her hormones - which never thought in full sentences the way the rest of her did - perf. Omg, I can totally imagine Hermione having this secret side of her dictated by one-word hormones and being utterly horrified by it.
And Ginny is the best wingwoman - Ron being her brother, she could be easily going eww, but instead lets Hermione ogle longer. That's a best friend right there.
Wah, so cute! ♥ A little Ron/Hermione is exactly what I needed :'DAuthor's Response: Ron getting shirtless, I mean mowing the lawn, is totally for the greater good. Go Ron go! I patterned the Ron-whining-about-chores-that-the-twins-could-have-done-with-magic after the scene when he has to peel potatoes, I think it was, and whines about why the twins couldn't just do it magically. I bet when Percy came of age, the twins whined about why they had to do (insert chore here) when Percy could have done it. And on and on, all the Weasley brothers... Life as a younger sibling!
I totally agree that grass should be easier to cut by now. Well, I suppose a riding lawnmower makes it very easy. But I don't have one of those. So I have to kick and cuss at our mower to get it to behave.
There's one of those "HP secrets" going around saying the third thing Hermione would've smelled in Amortentia is Ron's hair, but most of those are spurious so who knows if JKR actually said it. It's a nice thought though! I enjoyed writing this version of her love for the smell of grass. It was fun to be fluffy and romantic and brief. Hadn't done a one-shot this short in ages.
Thanks so much for reviewing! I'm really glad you liked it :) Report Review
He's very pale, her brain noted. And rather skinny, actually.
Who cares? put in her heart. He's perfect.
Her hormones, which never thought in full sentences the way the rest of her did, simply put in an urgent, Want.
- loool. ♥ When her heart shushed her brain, I said "Awww", and then laughed when her hormones chimed in.
I love this!! It's so adorable and perfectly explains the freshly-mown grass part of her reaction to Amortentia. I can only imagine what Ron would have thought if he'd known Hermione was ogling him through a window; I can imagine him strutting along, trying to catwalk across the lawn while pushing the lawn mower and flexing his arm muscles every now and then. To know that he was being admired would have puffed him up like a balloon.
And Ginny just stood there and let Hermione finish ogling at her leisure - bahaha. It led me to wonder what lengths Ginny might have gone to to check out Harry while Harry stayed at the Burrow. Creeping along with a pair of binoculars, darting from bush to bush while he played Quidditch and de-gnomed the garden.
Poor Ron, having to do hard Muggle work. But a stroke of luck for Hermione! I was sad that this was so short. I would have loved to read a few thousand more words about Hermione giving Ron the once-over, with her brain and her heart and her hormones all lining up to present opinions.Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked this story! Thank you so much for reviewing.
Oh man, if Ron had known, he'd totally have been strutting. I can just see him, making the most out of every muscle flex. Hahaha... Ginny I think would mostly mock Hermione for ogling Ron, which is what I was trying to put across here. Hermione can't stop though, even though she knows she's going to get crap about it later ;) I totally picture Ginny ogling Harry at every opportunity. Binoculars, I love it XD
Thank you again for the review! I had fun reading it :) Report Review
Oh, Hermione. This is such a lovely little story :) I can totally imagine this really happening ahah.
Love this line: 'Her hormones, which never thought in full sentences the way the rest of her did, simply put in an urgent, Want.'
You should definitely write more Romione!Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) I appreciate the review. I have really only written Ron/Hermione as a couple in the background in my Next Gen Rose stories. It was fun to focus on them as the primary couple. :) Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
I loved it! It is GREAT! Please write more stories!
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Hahaha, this was so cute. I loved how her mind was telling her he's not that attractive, and the other half of her mind (or her heart, I guess) didn't care. I totally get that. This was a lovely little one-shot and I'm glad I read it.
xxEnigmaticEyes16Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :) Your mind can know something, but that doesn't always convince your heart. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
hahaha too sweet :) xxAuthor's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
Oh. My. God. Shirtless, sweaty Ron mowing the lawn. This was the most beautiful Ron and Hermione fic I have ever read. I'm actually entranced by the mental image of Ron pushing an old, beat up lawn mower right now... I may have just been rendered totally incoherent by the pure perfection of it all.
As usual, your writing is amazing. You really have no parallel in your eloquence and your descriptions, etc. Thanks for recommending this fic. I just loved it :) Chicken soup for the Romione shipper's soul... ~writergirl8Author's Response: asdfghjkl I'm so glad you liked it! I love your Ronmiones :D Ah Ron mowing the lawn, it stuck in my head and would not go away. I don't write this pairing often as a focal ship - I do love them, they just tend to wind up a side character in my Rose/Scorpius stories (though I do have a scene of them making out in Ron's office and getting caught by Rose) - so it was really fun to write them here. I'm so happy that you liked it! Thank you very much for the lovely review! Report Review
Cor, I'd be exactly the same if I was faced with a topless Rupert Grint :P
I really liked this, it was short and cute and funny: "it's character building!" - I liked those bits especially. Ron's laziness and mulishness was brilliantly canon, and George's short appearance was great too. I loved Hermione's embarrassed and the way Ginny was just like 'Seriously? Fine, ogle my brother' :P
Freshly mown grass- that's a smell I thought Hermione didn't associate with Ron, but I really really adore this short piece- it's just great :PAuthor's Response: Ha! I actually just saw a picture of him on tumblr all shirtless and he is lookin pretty good these days. Bit of muscle on him.
Ron is very lazy about chores. He doesn't seem to want to do anything. Typical teenage boy haha. Poor Hermione, confronted with the boy she really wants all shirtless and sweaty, and she can't have him. Ginny had to mock her for it.
I didn't think she associated it with him either, I just had this idea one day and decided to go with it. It's fun this way. :) Thank you so much for reviewing, I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
Awww this was a great idea for a one shot. I wish I'd thought of it lol. Hermione and Ginny's exchange was cute, Hermione looking at Ron with no shirt, being caught and slightly teased, then about to carry on, but giving in to just look a little while longer. Very cute and funny story, great job!Author's Response: Thank you! And I understand that feeling, I often read books and go "can't BELIEVE I didn't think of this first!" haha. I'm glad you enjoyed the story though, and thank you so much for reading and reviewing! Report Review
This story is amazing! I love it because it's like hermione's in a trance and how her brain is processing what she's seeing. Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it. Hermione does space out a bit, you're right ;) Report Review
I had always wondered in the sixth book what it was about freshly mown grass that Hermione could smell in that potion that would be brought back to Ron so I loved this look into it! I thought it was all rather funny, between Hermione's thoughts of Ron in general and then Ginny coming back and finding out what she was looking at. Really I think this is a wonderful oneshot and loved the look into this one small line from canon. While it is rather short, it still has a great impact and does its job. It all flowed really well from the start with Molly through the switch to Hermione. I could really go on and on about how much I loved this piece but I think that you get the point that I really loved it! Great Job!
~Slytherinchica08~Author's Response: I figured it was just that she liked the smell in general, but I enjoyed giving it a connection to Ron. I love this ship, and it's the first time I've gotten to really write them as a romance-y thing and at this age. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the comments on flow, I'm pleased to hear that was good - it's hard to write really short things like this after you've gotten used to writing novel-lengths and such. Thank you for reviewing! I really appreciate it :) Report Review
I absolutely adored this! I've rarely read stories this short, but the length was definitely part of what made this so likeable. Plus, it meant that I could smile like an idiot through most of it without strain on the jaw!
The absolute best part of this is how well it fits into the series. I've always wished that JK had opportunity to put in more about Ron/Hermione, particularly during fifth and sixth year, but I guess that's where fanfiction comes in! This is exactly how I imagined it being, and the whole thing absolutely radiates the - I can't think of a better word for it - vibe of their relationship. And there are some great Weasley/Burrow/Ginny vibes coming out there too.
And you portrayed both Ron and Hermione so excellently, which I know from experience is really difficult to do with the golden trio. I love that Hermione keeps her logical mind and is going about analysing the data and whatnot. Anyway, lovely lovely story! xAuthor's Response: I haven't written a story this short in about two years I think. It just didn't seem to want to be longer, though, if that makes sense. I'm glad it made you smile!
Ron/Hermione is a fantastic ship, I also wish JKR had devoted more time to them. But it wasn't a romance story, more's the pity ;) I love romance. I had fun writing a bit of Ron/Hermione here, I'm glad you liked how I captured them. I always love writing the Weasleys, I just adore them.
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the story. Report Review
Oh my god this was the cutest thing I've ever read! You wouldn't believe the smile on my face after just reading the summary so I bet you can imaging it right now! :p
Ron and Hermione are my favorite characters and pairing so I'm reallly glad I decided to read this :D I liked how you made everyone really believable because that's really hard to do with these Canon characters I've noticed. Ron, Hermione and Harry are pretty much impossible for me to write and I just wanted to congratulate you (and of course on your other amazing stories) because they are all so well written! Really good job, 10/10 :D
And thank you so much for all your help in the House Cup this year, it really means a lot! I'm so thankful to be apart of such a big community of people who really care about Harry Potter enough to spend their time and create things as such as the House Cup and all of it's challenges. :)
-AmandaAuthor's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed this little story :) I adore Ron and Hermione, it was really fun to write them as teenagers. They are difficult to write - I particularly find Harry hard to write.
The House Cup is great, isn't it? We love doing it, and it's wonderful to participate as a staffer and see how much the members enjoy it. :D Thank you for playing! Report Review
Very nicely done! I haven't read in a while, but have a feed on my Yahoo page that lets me know when favorite authors have updated a story. This one caught my eye and was the perfect length on this Sunday morning. I love me a little Ron/Hermione!Author's Response: omg haven't seen you on this site in forever! I thought you were gone from fanfiction for good! I'm so glad you read this and liked it, and that you left me a note to say so - thank you so much! *hugs* Report Review
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