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Review #1, by The Basilisk For the Greater Good

26th March 2015:
Hello, it'sss me: the Basilissk!

This was heartbreakingly beautiful. I loved it. To see this side of Gellert and Albus was fascinating. Seeing the demise of Gellert, and watching just how much it hurt Albus to even do it. Gosh. I also am very into the idea that he surrendered. It would make sense, given the wand's invincibility with it's won-over owner. And that bit about Ariana was another crazily heart wrenching scene. Very much like Dumbledore to use something like that against someone else in order to win. Even if he was planning the kiss of a lifetime. ;)

Anyway, thankss sso much for the great read, I really enjoyed thiss ssstory.

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The Basilissk.




Author's Response: Sorry it took me so long to respond to this. I haven't been active much lately.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like to write about things in the books that bug me even though I love the books. I never could figure out how Albus beat Gellert if he had the Elder wand. I figured that Gellert had to be unlike Tom Riddle and show some remorse.

Thanks again for the review.

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Review #2, by UnluckyStar57 For the Greater Good

12th January 2015:
I'm here for the January BvB Review Battle. :D

Oh my... This is INTENSE. Actually, I think I just found a new headcanon for Albus/Gellert... Whoops!

The beginning was very powerful. You really used language to its greatest effect here, and it set the atmosphere of the scene really well. About halfway through, I was hoping for some Albus/Gellert interaction--like, a hearkening to their past, but you fulfilled and exceeded my expectations. Oh man... I don't think I can get over that kiss.

And while the kiss did seem very sudden--I mean, they were in the middle of a huge battle--it made sense. It makes me want to know what their relationship was like in their youth. Must've been pretty passionate, I'm guessing. And you accomplished all this in less than 1000 words, which is incredibly impressive.

Brilliant one-shot! I was very pleasantly surprised by it, and I hope to visit your Author's Page again soon. :)


Author's Response: Thank you kindly for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I really wanted to start in media res with this, so the duel had to be first.

I think that in their youth, they had the feelings, but didn't know what to do about them; society said no, especially at that time and Albus was so confused by what he felt for Gellert emotionally and what he felt for him intellectually.

Thanks again for the review.

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Review #3, by teh tarik For the Greater Good

21st December 2014:
Well hello there, did you just write my OTP, Albus/Gellert?! ♥

For some trivial reason I was skimming through the Recently Added, which is something I don't do any longer, and then I see this fic. Thank you for writing this! Albus/Gellert stories are so rare on this site that everyone of them is a treat for me.

So this was so sad, which is really true to the whole tragic nature of the Grindeldore ship. :(

Also, it has ALWAYS been my headcanon that in the final duel, Gellert surrendered to Albus, so THANK YOU for writing my headcanon ♥ Also, I've always seen Gellert as reciprocating Albus's love right from the start. I love how you wrote the conversation between them, how it ended and the sinister reference to the Elder Wand in the last line. Also, gah, the Ariana photograph made me so sad. It's good to know that Albus and Gellert did bring Ariana some happiness, at least that's what I got from that picture Albus showed him.

I found it really interesting that Albus and Gellert were duelling in a hotel room. :P So Albus was sent as an assassin, great idea! And I'm assuming Gellert must have known and come looking for him or something. The bit of McKinnon was really interesting as well. I wonder if you're going to write more? There's definitely some great material in this story that you could expand further on; I'd love to read more of your wonderful depiction of Albus/Gellert!

Anyway, this is a great story! I really enjoyed this; thank you for writing. :)


Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review and the kind words. My OTP is Harry/Luna, so I understand having problems finding your OTP.

I really, really believe that Gellert had to surrender in the end, because of the Elder wand. This is actually an old piece of mine that I re-did and put back up.

Unfortunately, this is a one-shot, so no more for this one. My next planned story is a Neville/Luna movie!canon story or a character study of Umbridge. I'm still undecided.

Thank you so much for the nice review.

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