Reviews For Those Who Grieve
The ending is better sweet because even the so-called "winners" have going problems. I hope that Harry and Severus continue to support each other.
I adore you and your works. This story is so precious, and you for sharing! (~.^)
Author's Response: Glad you like it! Harry couldn't open it because when he spoke Parseltongue, he thought he was speaking English. He couldn't pay attention to the sounds he was actually making. So he couldn't mimic himself from before. While Ron probably could (and just as a note, Ron did that in The Deathly Hallows, not in Chamber of Secrets) Snape and Harry didn't ask Ron to do it. In canon, when it's discovered that Ron did, Harry was very surprised, so it shouldn't occur to them to ask Ron either. In reality, Ron probably *could* have opened the locket...he just didn't know that it needed opening and no one thought to ask him since he wasn't a Parselmouth at any point.
I like your fic very much thus far. :)
Author's Response: Yes, to be honest, there were some similarities between this and AYLNO. To continue being honest, I didn't read AYLNO until just recently, long after this story was concluded. Glad you're liking the story!
One criticism is the whole locket horcrux scene. I'm pretty sure dumbledore would have figured that out if it would have been that easy. Really great job though.
Also though I get Harry's concerns about ppl thinking he's gay and that ron by association would have that same attention, I thought his concern almost bordered on homophobic (by from you from him). I would have liked to have seen snape kind of say well who really gives a crap when talking him through that. I really liked your hermione and the story as a whole.
Glad you liked it!
Well, usually when there's a very simple solution to a problem, and an author doesn't want to take that route, it's suggested and then shot down in a story. Pouring out the poison wasn't ever addressed in that way, and it just was curious, I thought.
Harry was panicking at the time, and naturally, after everything he's been through, sexuality would be a sore point for him. I don't think Harry cares if someone else is gay. It's not how he roles, and he doesn't want to sereotyped. I'll pick up on that theme in the sequel, and Snape will have more to say on the matter, ultimately. It's mostly meant as a criticism of society, with the attitude that if you're not straight, you must be gay, and if you're straight you must have a boyfriend/girlfriend. As a not straight but not lesian girl, I run into that a lot.
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it! The sequel is under way currently! I'm working on Chapter 7 with my beta. :)
Author's Response: I don't think Harry will pull that stunt again, no. Yeah, Snape's answer was a lot more honest than Harry was expecting.
Author's Response: Ah yes, I do have to put some torment in for Malfoy in the sequel...thank you for reminding me!
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