|Reviews for In The Way|
| rowenasheir chapter 4 . 10/17/2013
Why not the tower? He didn't want anything to do with SS
| Ishtar1958 chapter 15 . 7/19/2013
I just finished reading this story at a gulp after downloading the entire thing. I know it's been years since you finished it, but I wanted to review anyway. The story as a whole was well written, with a couple of typos, but not too bad. The twist of Snape not being Harry's father after all was unexpected - I'd never seen that before. HOWEVER, and it's a big however, that twist left a plot hole you could drop Hogwarts through - namely, why did Harry's appearance and eyesight change in Chapter 2? Allegedly, Lily had charmed Harry to be nearsighted and the charm wore off at 16. But if Harry was actually James's son, that would not have happened. You even mentioned the vision change later on, so you can't have just forgotten about it and hoped everyone else would too.
I don't believe that Madam Pomfrey would have missed the fact that it was the restraints themselves that were causing Harry's panic attacks in Chapter 2. Surely she could have removed the restraints and then put cushioning charms on the floor, the walls, and every hard part of the bed. It would have saved a lot of time and trouble and an entire chapter of Harry having panic attacks.
Sirius's return was nice, but it's not adequately explained and the problems that would have followed were resolved too neatly (one drinking session and all is well? Not hardly). It really served no purpose in the story.
And really, if Lily were that much of a seer, she'd have timed those letters for when Harry was 11, not 16.
So all in all, a deeply flawed but well-written story. I hope you continue writing (with a little more attention to your premise), and look forward to reading more of your work.
| Torii Beether chapter 2 . 9/5/2012
I had to laugh at quite a few things here: one is how people think that Snape deserves automatic respect because he is a teacher and then because he is supposedly Harry's father, respect is earned not given. Another thing is how they expect to gain his trust after lying to him and restraining him; anyone with half a brain can see that it is the restraints themselves that are causing the worst of the panic attacks. The true topper though is when Snape 'revealed' that he was supposedly his father; so now, just because some slut couldn't keep from spreading her legs to a death eater, all of the things Snape did to Harry are void?
I have news for everyone there; a father is someone who raises you and protects you, for all his faults James Potter is Harry's father. He was the one who died for him, he was the one to raise him (no matter how short that time was), and he was the one who proved for his future (the Potter vaults). Snape did nothing but bully him from the second he walked into Hogwarts; just because Lily was easy doesn't mean that Snape is Harry's father.
| YeCatsJ chapter 15 . 2/4/2012
| Lexi0521 chapter 15 . 5/6/2011
This story was VERY well written. The characters and situations were brilliantly done as was the development of each!
Thank you for sharing your talented gift!
| Cassandra30 chapter 15 . 5/25/2009
| Cassandra30 chapter 14 . 5/25/2009
This is not going to go well! But it was good!
| Cassandra30 chapter 13 . 5/25/2009
these people just can't leave harry alone!
| Cassandra30 chapter 12 . 5/25/2009
Nothing ever seems to go right for that boy!
| Cassandra30 chapter 11 . 5/25/2009
Way to go, Harry!
| Cassandra30 chapter 10 . 5/25/2009
Yeppers! He's off and running!
| Cassandra30 chapter 9 . 5/25/2009
Did he go to him so Harry would be ok? No!
| Cassandra30 chapter 8 . 5/25/2009
No if sh was a latent Seer Lily would have had that letter come before his eleventh birthday not his sixteenth.
| Cassandra30 chapter 7 . 5/25/2009
Well done, Harry! You do need to say these things.
| Cassandra30 chapter 6 . 5/25/2009
Wonderful gift! Really wonderful!