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Review #1, by victoria_anne Marry Me

1st May 2016:
Hello my darling!

You, my lovely lady, are the Queen of Lovers' Banter.

Seriously, you write it so well! I think Draco's characterisation is perfect (I was going to comment on this anyway before I saw it was a concern of yours). He's arrogant, unwilling to accept help because he thinks it makes him look weak, and won't admit he was wrong. But he still has redeeming qualities that show he's a sweet person deep down ♥

Pnasy is great too. We don't know much about her from canon, but I like the personality you've given her. She knows what she wants and she's tough and true to herself.

As for the ending, um no - you can't leave it there! I'd love to see more of them together! But seriously, this was a great story. I don't read much about Draco and Pansy, but I do really like them as a couple! Especially when you're the one writing them! :)



Author's Response: Hello!

Thank you so much for the review! It's always such a pleasure hearing from you!

I take no credit for writing fun banter! Hahaha.

Draco and Pansy's banter comes across as very fun to write. I don't know why but they're just so easy to work with when they're together. Draco has all of the outward things that you hate about him but I think deep down, he isn't so bad. It's been a slow and grueling process for him but he's starting to change.

I wrote Pansy before in my other stories, Ruins and Lovely but she honestly just keeps surprising me. There's this really great level of strength to her that I'd like to see more.

I wasn't sure how I felt about the ending but I'm so happy that you liked this! I thought that maybe I should have made it longer but the ending seems to fit okay.

Oh! The ending is not really the end. I've got another one-shot with the couple in the works and hopefully, it'll be up pretty soon if I'm not too busy. :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,

Gabbie


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Review #2, by marauderfan Marry Me

24th April 2016:
*Zooms in on the slowest jetpack of all time* Hi Gabbie! I'm here with your requested review!

You seem to have a knack for writing this broken, vulnerable Draco, and here he's at his most vulnerable, lying in bed with a cold, still regretting his past actions and who he used to be, and worrying if he can face his father. I really love how you've written all these layers to him. And despite how much he's changed and how he's kind of got this perpetual angst cloud over him about his regret of his side in the war, he doesn't seem out of character. He still has these flashes of the old Draco, with all his stuffy dignity and his teasing, and Pansy is easily able to keep up with him. I loved the dialogue between the two of them, by the way. It felt really natural like people who've known each other so long that they can say just about anything to one another.

Especially wonderful is how you write Pansy. Rather than being the vain, mean spirited girl from the books, she's grown up as well. She still teases Draco, and kind of gets her own way in their bickering, but it's easy to see there's no mean intent there as she's taking care of him at his home. The way you balanced her caring, selfless side with the snarky, bold Pansy we know was a really lovely characterization. Like Draco, she has moments where she's the same as before, but mostly is a very changed person.

I kind of wonder about Pansy at the end, after Draco just dumped all of this on her. Like, she didn't even want to kiss him, and then he proposed. It must be pretty overwhelming for her. But given that she seems cool with it in the end, I guess it worked out all right and Draco's going out on a limb there was successful. He was definitely very honest there in that last scene which is something I don't usually associate with Draco, but I think that after all he went through with the war, and having someone like Pansy there voluntarily taking care of him, he knows what he wants to be now.

My CC would be that sometimes the speaker of dialogue can get lost in narration, like here as an example: I'm too weak to even stand up at the moment and if you were really concerned about me, you would lose that tone. Draco eventually grumbled. Pansy merely quirked her brow, I haven't been demanding with wanting company and respect. -- At first I thought the second dialogue was Pansy, because she's the one mentioned at the beginning of the sentence, but the speaker is still Draco for both. I'd suggest re-clarifying the speaker on the occasions that you talk about someone else in the narration. :)

Anyway, really lovely work on this, Gabbie! I love the way you continue to develop both of these great characters and explore their personalities so much. Great writing :D

Author's Response: Hello! :)

Thank you for stopping by with this review, there is nothing wrong with being a little late! Hahaha.

I honestly love writing this version of Draco and I really think that it's becoming a hobby of mine to make him cry. Hahaha.

I've talked about him being like this before in other stories so it's really fun to show this side of him. Draco is a great character to write and I enjoy making him dwell on who he was and who he wants to be.

He's been broken and shattered apart by the decisions he made during the War and so he's still just suffering with how to move forward in his life.

There are still some old parts of himself that I think I really like too. Draco will be a stuff brat on one hand and tease Pansy on the other simply because he can. Hahah. There's no real malice between them but I think that Pansy just offers a harsh dose of reality that he desperately needs.

Pansy has known him for most of her life so I would think that their banter would be filled with the sort of comfort that only old friends can give. She's snarky and a little mean towards him but you can tell that she cares about him.

You know, I was conflicted about the ending because I feel like I didn't express Pansy's emotions about the whole thing well enough. I think that I might go in and change that because it feels like she just got it all dumped on her. Hahahah.

Draco did show some bravery by asking her though and it came from a genuine place. He wants to try and be the best for Pansy and I think that matters more than anything. I don't think that you see vulnerable sides to him very often so it was great to write him like this.

Thanks for the CC and the awesome review, it really made my day! :D

Much love,

Gabbie


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Review #3, by TreacleTart Marry Me

11th April 2016:
Hey Gabbie!

I'm here for our review swap! I'm so excited about reading this! Draco is one of my favorite characters and I can't wait to see what you do with him.

My first thought it that I really love how sassy, but still kind Pansy is. Often times, she's written as really mean to everyone, but I always thought she'd be nice to other Purebloods/her friends.

Throughout the story you did a great job of balancing the snarkiness with the sweetness. I really love that even in the middle of tender moments, Draco and Pansy stop to tease each other. That seems very much like a real couple to me and it really made the story come to life.

I had a good chuckle over Draco whining about his cold. Men seem to have the hardest times when they are sick. Draco must know my boyfriend because they behave the exact same way over a little head cold.

The ending was just the right amount of fluffy sweetness. It was so cute seeing Draco suddenly just pull the courage out of himself and ask her for her hand in marriage. And the reaction was so genuine. You really wrote that well.

Thanks for such a happy, fluffy read!

~Kaitlin

Author's Response: Hello!

Thank you a ton for stopping by and leaving me this awesome review! I had so much fun swapping with you, make sure you update soon! :)

For some reason, I can't imagine Pansy as being very demure around Draco. I think it's because they've known one another for so long that there's no point in hiding how she feels. She cares about him but she's got a no-nonsense attitude about her that I really love.

The relationship between these two goes back two other stories if you had wanted to know more about them. Ruins and Lovely go into greater detail about this but they're super sweet in this story in comparison to how they were before. Hahaha.

Draco is the worst person ever when it comes to reigning in his sarcasm and for some reason, he just likes teasing Pansy. She doesn't let him get away with it all the time but I love that they have this balance between them. They can stop to really talk and then laugh about something that affected them in the past.

Men are notoriously horrible when they're sick! I was actually thinking about my brother when I wrote Draco's scenes because he is the WORST person when he's got a cold. Hahahha.

I was kind of unsure if I liked the ending or not but I think it fits pretty well. Draco has never really been a brave person but just then, he was truly himself. :)

Thanks for this!

Much love,

Gabbie


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Review #4, by fwoopersong8 Marry Me

8th April 2016:
Aw :) :)

I enjoy watching you make him cry. Only then you confuse my ships. Ah well, I suppose I can ship conflicting ships simultaneously... maybe...

*taps forehead* repeat after me, self. AU. AU. AU.

Anyway, this was really sweet. I've read at least one of your Pansy/Draco one shots before, but I am still struck by how different Pansy is now than she was as a kid. I'd be interested in reading something about her making that transition. I know her basic backstory, but it'd still be interesting.

I also think Draco's progression is cool. The last fic of yours I read was the one where Pansy reunited with him for the first time, and though he's still definitely the same person, I can see he's making some progress. Personally, I find it very difficult to arc a character like this and I think you're doing a good job. :)

So now are you going to have a wedding fic? :)

~Songs

Author's Response: HELLO!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me this awesome review! *Squish*

I think a lot of the stories that I write would be classified as AU. I originally wasn't going to make such a drastic change with Draco/Pansy being a couple but when I wrote my first fanfic, I had no idea that they didn't end up becoming a couple. Hahaha.

I just liked the thought of them being together and building this relationship between them, so I just kept it. Hahaha. Sorry!

I was kind of nervous about the reception with this, it turned out a lot sweeter than I thought it would. I think it has more of a bittersweet feel to it that I really liked and I'm so happy that you guys do too!

Pansy is a lot different from how she was as a kid and she mentions it in another story called, "Lovely." I don't think you've read that one yet but it's directly after "Ruins" takes place and goes into more detail about her family and such.

I might actually do a more detailed story though about Pansy and her family. I've been toying around with it for a while anyway and I'd be happy to write more stories about her.

Draco is really, really difficult to write. I'm so thankful that you guys like him! I've written him for my story "A Force of Wills" and he's a totally different person in that so writing this was kind of challenging for me.

He's broken down quite a bit but although he's not healed, he has made progress. It makes his proposal to Pansy all the more significant.

I am going to make a wedding fic! I think I'll make two more one-shots before that one though but be on the lookout for it! ;)

Thanks again, darling!

Much love,

Gabbie


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Review #5, by cherry_pop94 Marry Me

8th April 2016:
Hello Gabbie!

I'm here for the swap! I've been meaning to read this for a while now. I think I stumbled across it the other day :)

Ah, I love angsty Draco. He's so miserable all the time and I kind of love it. His relationship with Pansy here is so lovely. I like their verbal sparring at the beginning. Its mean, but I can still tell that they care deeply for each other underneath it all.

I absolutely adore the way Draco asked Pansy to marry him. None of the usual Malfoy pomp. Just a simple question. But with so much history behind it! Its so clear right from the beginning how much Pansy means to him. It was wonderful seeing him get emotional and put that into words.

I loved this Gabbie! Thanks for the swap :)

Stefanie

Author's Response: Hello!

Thank you a ton for this awesome review, you're made of sunshine and unicorn dreams. :D

I love writing angsty Draco! There is nothing more fun in the world for me. I like pairing him with someone like Pansy, who is kind of this sharp tongued woman who doesn't take any of his mess. Hahaha. Their banter is very fun to write but you can tell that they care about one another but can't express it well.

You know, I was torn with how I ended this. On one hand, I thought that I needed to add more from Pansy's side of things but when I reread it, I fell in love. Draco is so vulnerable here that it just makes his proposal all the sweeter and although there wasn't much conversation, the feelings came across. :3

I was a happy bunny when I came to that conclusion.

Thanks a ton, darling!

Much love,

Gabbie


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Review #6, by dreamgazer220 Marry Me

6th April 2016:
Gabbie, hi! So, you really wanted to hit me in the feels tonight, didn't you?

I know you did. Because that's exactly what happened!

Okay, onto my actual review!

I think I've told you this before, but I love the way that you write Draco. He's clearly haunted by his past and the decisions that he's made, but he's trying to move on and be a better person. He's ashamed of his father, and rightfully so, but I love that he never loses his love for his mum, which is always so clear in the books.

I love that you wrote this with Pansy. I loved their bantering and bickering, it made this relatively angsty piece humorous with some of their lines. And I loved that Draco kept whining about his cold and that he felt like he was actually dying, that was so realistic! It even drew me right into this story because I thought he was, only to realize that simply had a cold because he walked outside without a coat on. Ugh, Draco!

I love your descriptions and your language. They are always so lovely, and even though this one-shot is just, stripped down, Pansy and Draco talking in his bedroom, you make it come alive. Their relationship is so real and they've clearly been through so much together to be able to bicker and fight and then talk about serious things, like Benjamin and their hopes and fears and their past.

Even if this word count is daunting at first, you manage to suck me right in and keep me intrigued the whole time.

So in short, I loved this. Great job again!!

Thanks for the swap!
♥ Jill

Author's Response: HEllO!

Thank you for stopping by and I did want to hit you in the feels! That's what I'm here for! Haha.

I love writing a Draco that's tormented by his past because he's so compelling. You can tell that he's trying to get better but at the same time you're not quite sure if he'll ever heal.

Draco loves his mother but the hatred that he feels for his father is something that I think he might not ever change. After going through so much trauma, casting the blame at his father would make sense when Lucius failed to protect them.

I simply adore Pansy, she's got this no-nonsense aura about her that's impossible not to like. Their bantering is so funny and the fact that Draco was whining about his cold so much just made it better. Hahahaha. He really did have you going though, didn't he?

I was concerned about the language in this one because I didn't think it was smooth enough but I'm glad that you liked it! I wasn't sure if I should have kept it in Draco's bedroom or not but I think that it really does a good job of showing how vulnerable they both were.

Thanks a thousand times!

Much love,

Gabbie


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