Wow! You two have really out done yourselves! I've just read rachels piece for you and I think she has done wonderfully and now that I have read yours I think that you have too! I dont know where you came up with the idea for Cedric to be a pawn of Voldemorts even after he was dead! This oneshot had my attention from the very beginning and kept it until the very end! I absolutely loved what you did with this, I thought it was just wonderful! The description in this was beauitful and really painted the picture for me! I felt so bad for Rachel when she looked up and realized that it was Cedrics body that was looming over her with a wand pointed at her! I can only imagine how hard and heartbreaking that must have been! Oh but then Cedric started to realize who she was and how much she meant to him. But he still couldn't get those three small words out before he died which is just still so sad because i thought that maybe she would know that he loves her! Oh how this piece just makes me feel so bad and makes me want to go back and read all of Rachels story again and experience the wonderful Rachel/Cedric feels! Great Job!
~Slytherinchica08~Author's Response: Rachel and I are going to have to keep upping the ante for Christmas one-shots. I don't know what I'm going to write next year; I'm running out of ways to impress her!
The concept of Voldemort using Inferi was one I was profoundly surprised did not happen in canon. Or at least if it did, we didn't see it. He used Inferi in the first war, so why not the second? And it would be perfect to use his dead enemies; it would not only humiliate their memories, but it would make the people he's fighting against hesitate to attack their former loved ones.
I absolutely love Rachel/Cedric - it's one of the first fluffy romance stories I'd read on HPFF that also included angst. I kept waiting for her to make it AU and so of course she destroyed me with the ending, and I guess I still can't let go of their relationship because here I am writing zombie Cedric still loving her.
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Yes, it is bizarre! I rather like it!
It's cool to see the battle from the viewpoint of an Inferius. Ouch...
Very creative and well thought out.Author's Response: Yay, glad you liked it! This one-shot was a bit on the morbid side in some areas, but I'm weird enough that I enjoy that sort of thing. Being an Inferius would be all sorts of creepy.
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I absolutely love this fanfiction; it may be morbid but it's extremely well written! To be honest, I can't find anything to criticize; however, I have to wonder why Dumbledore wouldn't turn into an Inferi?
I love all the details you've included; how wands are removed from the dead corpses of wizarding families, that Snape buried Moody's body, the difference between the Diggory grave compared to others. You make the scenes so much more visual and I could actually see them unfolding in my head, down to the minutest detail. XD
I especially liked the break in the one-shot in which we saw the story from Voldemort's point of view instead of Cedric's; it was quite interesting to see the contrast between the Inferi and the wizard who created them.
This is honestly one of the captivating one-shots that I've ever read. You have an amazing talent! :)Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you liked it. :)
Dumbledore wouldn't turn into an Inferi because it symbolized that even in death, good can still triumph over evil. Dumbledore simply would not do his bidding - whether it was because the Dumbledore upstairs forbade it or because someone had cast enchantments (perhaps Snape) over his body after his death to prevent anything of this sort from ever happening.
I know that Albus was buried with his wand, but I think that maybe that was because it was the Elder wand, and he just really wanted to protect it. I'm thinking that if I had a relative who died, I'd keep their wand. After all, wands are practically an extension of the witches and wizards themselves. They take them everywhere. It's a memento families would want to keep and pass on to the next generation, I would think. So I'm pleased you liked that detail I added. :)
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I am legitimately crying right now. There are sniffles and tears and crumplings of the face and I cannot remember the last time a story affected me this much. I literally cannot. Not since... probably Deathly Hallows? In 4,500 words you have managed to accomplish what five years and dozens of books have not, and I cannot type enough words to tell you how much I absolutely, fully, completely adored this story. They sound so empty, those words; they don't even come close.
How do I even begin a review like this?! This is the kind of story I have been waiting for, for a long, long time, and the fact that you wrote it for me is just... I loved how delicious creepy the beginning was. You could have written it in some way that would have dulled the senses, made everything a bit cozier and easier to bear, and I wouldn't have liked it half as much as what you wrote here. And that's one of the things I adore about your writing: You are never, ever afraid to challenge yourself or your readers. That's so rare, and I hope that you never lose that.
Voldemort was perfectly in canon. I absolutely writhed with jealousy, reading that scene where he stood over Dumbledore's coffin. I never even though about it, but of course he would want him to be an Inferi, wouldn't he? That is perfect. So perfect. I don't even have words anymore.
I had tears in my eyes before Cedric even found Rachel. This painted the Battle of Hogwarts for me in ways that the book failed to do, and I cannot tell you how much I adored it. That word isn't even close to strong enough. Because again, you challenge us -- what you write, it's not easy, it's not comfortable. One of the strongest images was the boy who was bound with ropes around his eyes and nose and mouth, who cracked his head against the stone wall. I love it, I completely love it, and I don't even care what that says about me -- that is brilliant.
AND THEN YOU DID THE IMPOSSIBLE AND YOU MADE THIS A LOVE STORY. HOW ARE YOU THIS BRILLIANT. I cannot even begin to tell you how much you got Leaping Obstacles. Whatever I tried to put into that story when I didn't know how to write, it's here and it's just done a million, trillion times better. You never wavered once in your support of that story. And now I... it's like, I know I rag on Leaping Obstacles all the time, but here I can kind of see it through your eyes. And your love and support for it, that's what's keeping it up and it's what made me finish it in the first place.
She was valuable to someone who was now dead, someone who would have died a thousand times rather than harm her in any way. -- I'm sorry, that shattering sound you just heard? Yeah, that was my heart. BUT SERIOUSLY. Oh my goodness, I am drowning in emotions and feelings right now. That is such a lovely, wonderful, heart-shattering thing to say.
If he could talk to her again, he would smolder into ash if he had to. -- I'M SOBBING. LEGITIMATE SOBBING IS OCCURRING. You write the best romance. The best battle scenes, the best Inferi, the best stories. There is a firm, solid reason why you are my absolute all-time favorite author on the archives and it is for things like this.
This is one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received. Period. End of story. I think I said that last year but for how brilliant your Ron/Hermione was and how many times I've re-read it -- Sarah. This. I cannot thank you enough for writing this for me. I cannot even begin to tell you how much this means to me, that you wrote me a story and it was so brilliant and I am all over the place, over the moon, over the universe.
I'm crying again. This was perfect. You gave me Cedchel. ♥ ♥ THANK YOU SO, SO, SO, SO, SO MUCH. I love you!!! ♥Author's Response: AHHH.HHH.HHH.HHH. WHY DID I CHOOSE TODAY TO CATCH UP ON RESPONSES. This review scares the pants off me.
The Battle of Hogwarts is always the most outstanding scene of the entire Harry Potter series for me. Every time I think about it I want to go watch DH part 2. And the thing I always wonder the most about is...who were those fifty unnamed fallen? I want to know all of their names. I want to see what they look like. I want to know how old they were, what their life was like, who their families were. I want to see the Battle from every single angle of every single person to fight in it, and /why/ they were fighting, and exactly how they died. So it's a treat for me every time I get to examine what happened. While this one-shot centered around Cedric and Rachel and we saw little else that was happening around them, I loved experiencing that again through another pair of eyes.
I'm so happy that you enjoyed this. And you said you were going to enjoy it no matter what, so there was a little bit of pressure there, and I was writing /CEDCHEL/, which is so intimidating. No one can write Cedric like you can, and obviously no one can write Rachel like you can, but it was an honor to take a stab at it. Speaking of present one-shots, I need to remember to ask you when your birthday is. I always forget. And I know that I could easily look it up, but my memory suuucks. Okay so Sneth for that... I'm thinking maybe Rose/Ten for next Christmas, or maybe some sort of crossover. Ten/Beth. Lol. TEN COMES TO VISIT BETH AND SAVES HER FROM DALEKS POSING AS DEATH EATERS. Little machines zipping around with cloaks and masks on, exterminating people. I'm pretty sure Voldemort was one of those slimy clone things in that one building with that tub of goo that duplicated people. I digress.
THIS MADE YOU CRY AND YOU LIKED IT AND YOUR HAPPINESS MAKES ME HAPPY AND I AM SO THRILLED. ♥ Report Review
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