|Reviews for Promises|
| KMH1 3/22/13 . chapter 16
Like many others, I don't often read angst. I do appreciate the work that went into this though, and your writing has a lot of heart.
Thanks for sharing.
| GOKOA 8/22/12 . chapter 16
nice and sad
| Trumpet Lover 8/15/12 . chapter 16
That was amazing... but terrible. Cheers!
| Lilith Evanson 5/16/12 . chapter 16
Damn you for making me cry and for making my heart ache so bad that I just...I just ache! When I read chapter 15, I was so happy Harry was alive but I felt that he should have died in the end. And then I read 16 and now I see that I shouldn't wish for things like that in stories. This was amazing, wonderfully written, and full of so much emotion that I am left emotionally drained but very much in love with this. I've read a lot of dead!Harry fics but this is the one that has not only broken me but is absolutely my most favorite and cherished fanfic ever. Thank you so much for writing this beautiful piece.
| AFM 9/29/11 . chapter 16
Beautifully done. A touch hard to follow in the last chapter but, really it was what it had to be. No single view, no focus other than the pain they feel now that it's over. Thank you for writing something that needed to be written.
| q.thews 9/26/11 . chapter 16
I don't read sad/angst longer than oneshots, but once i found the courage to turn to chapter two i could not stop.
Thank you for sharing this
| q.thews 9/26/11 . chapter 1
So beautifully sad, i'm scared by the idea of turning to chapter two.
| GracefulLikeAGazelle 8/9/11 . chapter 16
I cried through almost the whole story. And I NEVER cry. You wrote an incredible story.
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 16
Love this epilogue, so Harry just wanted to say goodbye to Ginny, and tell her that he loved her? I like how you changed POVs, first the unicorns - it was them, right?, and then Ginny, and then Ron, and then Hermione, and then ?, and then Remus, and then ?, and then Snape, and then ?-Dean? I still don't know who the ?'s are, but I can say that this fic is amazing, and I really enjoyed reading it, and the ending was perfect, I feel. no loose ends, accept for - what happened to Harry, will he meet his parents? but I think maybe that it better to be left hanging.
have you left ? I hope not, you're an amazing writer, but you haven't come here for 7 years. But if you are reading this, I'd like to thank you for writing this much, and could you tell me who the POVs are that I couldn't figure out? just asking.
the ending was sweet... how Dean - it is Dean, right? is waiting for her :)
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 15
beautiful chapter, I love the idea of the dream, have the unicorns been lending Harry strength, keeping him alive? I love how you wrote it, all the metaphors and similes:
silver ribbon of water
the trees are whispering
how the water is life
love how you had Ginny trying to deal with Harry's death, she isn't as mature as Mione and Ron, so she is still in denial.
and I love how you had the dream continue, had the man (Harry) shift in his sleep once.
I also love the idea that the portrait Harry only talks to Ginny, and tells her that she is keeping harry, and she always tells him that it is warm and perfect out, and that the sun shone all day - I feel like that's a metaphor for something, I don't know what.
everything in this fic feels like a metaphor, like it means something else, has a deeper meaning, how Tom tries to hide from death, how Harry shows him that is impossible, how in the end, he kills himself.
I love that about it.
The funeral was written well, how some people wonder whether she has died, b/c her prophecy was fulfilled, how Snape refuses to show that he was changed by Harry's life, and how Dumbledore makes a speech for them all, how Harry was like a grandchild to him, how Harry made him promise to look after his students, how he wishes he could've taken all Harry's burdens for harry, and died instead of Harry. Love Ginny's thoughts on Harry's promises, how she is trying hard to "keep Harry" as the portrait put it.
like how you had the unicorn lead Ginny to Harry in the Forbidden Forest - so he's not actually dead? I can't believe it! this fic is so anticlimactic, first we're sure he is going to die, and then, on the DAY OF HIS FUNERAL, you bring him back to life.
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 14
loved the chapter, I agree, even thought Draco hates his father, his father's still his father. love all the symbolism in the earlier chapters, with the unicorns, it's haunting and poetic. the metaphors were great as well, whether you understood them or not. just had to say that.
I like how he thought how Harry's never been a bother to Snape since the end of 5th year, even thought Snape would never admit it.
You wrote Draco really well, how he thinks of how he is a coward, and is afraid of death, unlike Harry. and how he doesn't want to risk his life by becoming a spy, and getting the Dark Mark. how all Slytherins are cowards, and would rather hide and trick and stay and fight.
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 13
loved this chapter, and I love the idea that Harry talked to Percy, and convinced him to go home, by telling him about Tom Riddle, and how he was deceived by power, and how if any of his family members died, he wouldn't want them to have died knowing he'd betrayed them. You wrote Mrs. Weasley brilliantly, and I really like the idea that Ginny had the same dream as Sev, about the glad w/ the unicorns. I love the idea that Harry told Ron that his relatives call him boy, and he'd never had a nickname, and from then on, the twins calling him Ronnikins never bothered him, Harry really helped him grow up.
you wrote all the reactions so well, how Ron and Mione turn to e/o to comfort, now Percy is sad, even though he doesn't show it, how Mrs and Mr Weasley cry for the 'son' they lost - I love that idea, that Harry is their son, in a way.
very deep, depressing, sad, touching... full of emotion
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 12
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful... I really need to find a new adjective, b/c that is the only thing I can come up with when I read this chapter, amazing and brilliant too, but still. I love how you described Snape, how he realizes how much he respects harry, and the thought flow as well, I've said this before, I know, but the way you write his thoughts, flowing into one another and all that, is really realistic.
and I love the dream, the glen of grass, with unicorns, and Harry (it is Harry, right?) sleeping in the middle of it.
You've got Snape right in character, sarcastic, I guess he just can't deal with being emotional...
loved how you wrote Snape thinking that Harry was the one who showed him that poser would solve all his problems; and how you had him psychoanalyze Voldemort, and how Harry drove him over the edge by destroying all firm beliefs.
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 11
amazing chapter, you wrote Harry so well! liked how you said that he started thinking, b/c he'd had all that time on his hands. and all that philosophical thinking on the meaning of immortality, and how he didn't blame himself for Sirius's death anymore, I loved how you had him say:
"Lie," I tell him. "Tell friends I told them things," I instruct. "Not unicorn."
I think, out of all your chapters so far, this one was the best, the best written...
how Harry thought about how Tom never realized that every time he ripped through Harry's defenses, he found less, and how Harry made up a plan so that Tom could capture him outside of the defenses, and how he wishes Tom could understand death, but knows why Tom can't, he is much older than his years, he accepts everything...
and how Tom wanted him to bring the unicorns, but he couldn't, b/c only love can bring them, and Tom is only hate, and Tom captured a unicorn, and tells him to kill it, but if you kill a unicorn, you yourself die.
and his thoughts are so deep:
I wish he would understand… Immortality does not free you from death…it binds you ever closer…you are no longer able to die…you have forfeited life for the sake of living…
I love you ending as well, how you had the unicorn lend Harry strength, to turn Voldemort's wand on himself, so he would die.
and then he told Sev to cut off his arm so he wouldn't burn with his Dark Mark, and told him to free the unicorn - so much like Harry, thinking of others before himself.
| wRiTeR'S bLoCK is AWFUL 4/19/11 . chapter 10
I think you portrayal of Voldemort is in character, how he is mad b/c Harry refuses to beg for death, and how he is mad that Harry understands him so well.
How his hatred blossomed from his childhood treatment, and how b/c of that, he has always been hateful, and cruel.
and his thoughts flow very realistically. Harry's so accepting, and he manages to twist off nonchalant comments, that infuriate Voldemort b/c he sounds so nonchalant, and doesn't beg or scream. these comments are really cleverly written especially:
'Perhaps you should hire a maid, Tom. At least a house elf—I know one that would work for pay… Ever since you came into his life, he's been happier…liberated. These cobwebs really have to go, Tom.'
love the ending, how the DE's tell Voldemort that the unicorns chased them off, when Harry called for them. Like the idea that Harry can call the unicorns to him, and they charged the DEs, and MacNair was killed by his spell; can Harry call the unicorns to him b/c Harry is so pure hearted?