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Always Unpredictable by risiepookie Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary: Ron and Hermione have two weeks for a honeymoon to remember, but nothing is ever easy with those two, is it?
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Het, Strong Language
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2008-09) The Wild World of Weather Challenge
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2008-09) The Wild World of Weather Challenge
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5321 Read Count: 2610
[Report This] Published: 09/30/2008 Updated: 09/30/2008
Reviewer: Snowe Signed
Date: 11/28/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Always Unpredictable- One Shot

"This wasn't about me or him as separate individuals anymore; this was about us as a couple and the last thing I wanted was to reject something as essential to him as his name. I wanted to be the same as him. Love, it seemed, made the difference between feeling forced into changing my name and willingly wanting to accept my new role within his family."

Funny how Ron doesn't feel moved to change his name, or hyphenate it...does he not love Hermione that much? Or is it that Hermione is just buckling under to a patriarchal tradition and is justifying it with love?  I'm quite tired of hearing how women keeping their own names is "rejecting" love or marriage. It's ridiculous.

The sunburn was hilarious and painful--it made me recall some bad burns of my own. Definitely a mood-killer on a honeymoon. I liked the way they had to go home to catch a break (and finally shag). :)



Author's Response: Hi there!  Thanks for reading and reviewing with a thought-provoking comment.  On the whole, I agree that it is tiring to hear about how a woman who keeps her name is rejecting love or some other such crap.  I guess the reason I put it in there is because I felt like Hermione would want to feel like she belongs to the Weasley family.  As independent as she is, she also doesn't appear to particularly enjoy being an outsider...  *shrugs* That was my take- for this fic, at any rate.  I'm glad the part about the sunburn amused you and that you enjoyed their escape back home.  Thanks again for the thoughtful comment!  *pumpkin pie for you*