|Reviews for How Things Could Have Been|
| mspstar97 chapter 52 . 8/14
Ok, so I'm really intrigued by this fic. I'm all for Lily and James actually being alive for Harry. I've only actually finished reading up to Ch. 14 or so. I'm enjoying the story but some of the little mistakes and style issues are putting me off. I think I'm going to take a break from this fic for now but I'll definitely keep this tab open for later. Maybe I'll even favorite this fic by the end. Congratulations on writing this very well-received fic!
| Wings236 chapter 52 . 5/20
Wow. This last chapter was great.
| Dock122 chapter 14 . 3/29
| Mel chapter 52 . 11/7/2015
| bearblue chapter 4 . 9/21/2015
I had a moment of "NO! Don't do it! Don't contact Dumbledore!" LOL.
I guess we shall see whether he's manipulative D or good guy D.
That said, this is surprisingly enjoyable. Thank you :)
| Guest chapter 52 . 7/18/2015
SOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUTE BEST EPILOUGE EEEEEVEEEEERRRR
| RangerTreaty chapter 52 . 7/3/2015
Absolutely and utterly amazing.
| ruth chapter 52 . 6/28/2015
I know you might never see this review since its been 8 years when you wrote 'how things could have been. But, i say this sincerely, you are a great writer, the best. I can't find words strong enough to describe your writing skills. You were simply amazing. I LOVE YOU.
| Writer's-BlockDP chapter 52 . 3/25/2015
Halfway through this story I would have hesitated to favorite it, if only because the plot seemed somewhat cliche and there were regular enough little mistakes to get on my nerves (maybe go back and proofread again sometime?). It also bugged me that you didn't explain why Peter was missing two fingers rather than his whole hand. The ending totally brought it back together though; I love that Peter was the explanation for everything, and that you didn't try to justify his actions. He was still clearly in the wrong, but wasn't totally bad, and that was enough. I do wish you'd included more of (old) Jane toward the end... she was a regular character up until we found out who she was, then practically disappeared.
I really liked the way you ended things with Harry and Draco, with them understanding each other a bit better and coming to a truce but still keeping that rivalry in place. They won't ever truly be friends, but they don't have to hate each other, and this really reflects what the sorting hat keeps telling the houses. Thank you for not being afraid to kill favorite characters, and for not ACTUALLY killing them all ;)
Would love to see a couple of spin-off oneshots, particularly your original storyline with Dudley trying to beat up Jane, or future interactions with the Dursleys. Lily and Petunia started to mend some bridges, and I'd like to see where that wound up. I also think it would be hilarious to have Jane get panicked with Dudley coming after her and use accidental magic, and then Harry defend her from him and explain to her what she'd just done. I can just see her parents coming along and her introducing him by telling them what he did!
I also would have loved to see more of Harry being stubborn and rushing into danger, not listening to his parents when they try to stop him because he's used to doing everything on his own, and dealing with the fallout. That said, I really did enjoy where you took the plot. The characters were all very believable, and I appreciate that you didn't have everything immediately become perfect once James and Lily were back. I thoroughly enjoy the read, and would love to see more from you!
| Roma Fawcette chapter 23 . 1/22/2015
Sneaky feeling that Professor Bassey is Jane, the mysterious missing maid of honour
| Kelly White Peach Lover chapter 1 . 11/15/2014
Best story ever! It took me forever to find on the internet!
| Glaux Bryonia chapter 52 . 5/17/2014
Wonderful story. Lovely work. Mushy the ending might be, it fits. Very creative way of offing Voldemort. Thank you very much for writing!
| lovemya2000 chapter 52 . 5/7/2014
Good Story, Except Charlie Is Disturbingly Older Than His Wife. And I Wish That Peter And Bellatrix Had Been Killed, Not Peter Dying Peacefully. They Deserved Hell
| DEBob19 chapter 16 . 5/6/2014
Broken friendship after years of petunia and co. abusing harry? I'm disappointed. I expected murder. I would certainly do that if someone treated my child that way for years.
| Ansy Pansy aka Panz chapter 52 . 3/17/2014
Oh wow. What an amazing and different and special story. I wasn't sure if I would like it because it broke my heart thinking of Harry not having to have been alone but being so because they couldn't remember. But I got hooked and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a clever rendering of how things could have been! And a beautiful final chapter and epilogue, the tone was clever and made me feel so sad but in a good way because I didn't want to leave them. I thought you did the things like how Voldermort was possibly killed very well and your had some amazing characterisation. I hope you're well all these years later and feel proud that your story is still entertaining and surprising people like me xxx