Reviewer: iwasminerva Signed
Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Immersion
Just found this fic today. Having never been a H/Hr shipper, I have to say that I didn't really like it at first, and was rather appalled, but something about the style and story was compelling enough to make me keep proceeding to each next chapter. It's very well written, stylistically, even if it's not my cup-o-tea plotwise. But you've surprised me, because I find myself at the end of Chapter 9 hooked on the darn storyline. How did you do that? I've gotta see how the confrontation plays out. The subtle transitions you've started to show in all the characters has me believe that you can actually straighten out this mess, which I wouldn't have thought possible at the beginning. I hope you post again very, very soon. I could do with less flashbacks though, though I suppose it helps more for the readers who didn't just read it all through in one sitting.
Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you very much for reading and reviewing- I really appreciate it! Being a R/Hr shipper through and through myself, it's funny to me than I've written a story where the current pairing is H/Hr. Thank you for giving it a chance, despite what appears right now. I'm very glad to hear that you've found it well-written and are actually looking forward to the next chapter! I really do have high hopes for unwinding this knot the characters are in right now and moving everyone into a satisfactory conclusion. The purpose of the flashbacks for this chapter were 2-fold. One, I really pictured Ron cataloguing everything in his mind methodically and this was the best way to show that. Two, many people have been following this fic for over a year and I wanted to remind them of where we've been before we go somewhere new. Sorry it was a bit much for you, but I appreciate the honesty. :o) Thanks again for leaving your thoughts! *angel food cake for you*