|Reviews for The Poor of God|
| missgsmith51 chapter 14 . 9/19/2013
This is a sad - and scary - chapter. Poor Luna is now an orphan. I wonder ... will Snape become her guardian? (Sorry for spelling errors with Snape. My iPad automatically turns it into a possessive form, and sometimes I'm so busy with my one-fingered hunt-n-peckin' that I don't notice.)
The Kinslayer's Aegis sounds a lot like Dumbledore's blood wards, doesn't it? What if Vernon CAN'T be controlled with it?
| missgsmith51 chapter 13 . 9/19/2013
"Harry keeps his eyes trained on the back of Snape's head as he takes his place at the front of the procession, and wonders to himself what he looks like in Snape's mind, whether his likeness there is etched in stone or whether there is still room to create himself more like the person he wishes to be."
I find that passage indescribably poignant. How heart-breaking that a kind, decent child like Harry feels that Snape is unable to value him for the person he is.
| missgsmith51 chapter 12 . 9/19/2013
Although Xeno may not be physically abusive, as the Dursleys are, it sounds as if Luna has been just as neglected emotionally as Harry has. Together with Snape's, they form an interesting trio - three emotionally bereft people.
| missgsmith51 chapter 11 . 9/19/2013
Consider it ... The only time Harry has ever heard an adult admit concern or affection for him is when he has suffered some grievous injury. I wonder if the adults in his life have ever given that ugly little truth any thought? To what lengths will some people go to hear someone tell them they are loved? After all, Snape telling a kid like Harry he is wonderful and DESERVING of love is very different from Snape telling Harry that HE LOVES him ... if he does. And I'm starting to suspect that he does love both Harry and Luna.
| missgsmith51 chapter 10 . 9/19/2013
Poor Luna. Poor Harry ... Because all this incident did was prove him correct and give him even more incentive to keep threats and trouble a secret. I'm afraid Snape can't help much in that respect, because he, too, is a man of secrets.
| missgsmith51 chapter 9 . 9/19/2013
Uncle Vernon is still on Hogwarts grounds? I hope he is not being slowed to wander around at large, after the last debacle. I would hope Dumbledore has turned him into a toad (being kept in a cage) or a paperweight or something that can't wander off and hurt someone. Either that or let Dobby babysit him.
LOL at Harry being worried about Snape smoking. That's cute.
| missgsmith51 chapter 8 . 9/19/2013
"If he is an idiot, then he is in excellent company," Pomfrey tells him with a glare. LOL I love Poppy! Who else, with the possible exception of McGonagall, could ever call Snape an idiot and live to tell the tale?
I am quite curious to see what Dumbledore does with Vernon at this point, as the man has proven that he pretty much intends to kill Harry before Voldemort has another chance.
Speaking of idiots ... Vernon obviously has little clue to the level of power Dumbledore and Snape possess and even less awareness of his own proximity to oblivion at the hand of either one. Perhaps Dumbledore should acquaint him with his own father's way of handling the muggle boys who harmed Ariana Dumbledore.
| missgsmith51 chapter 7 . 9/19/2013
Snape's feelings about Luna are very interesting. I'm not quite sure what to make of them. He certainly feels a sense of responsibility for her. It's almost as though he sees himself in her ... Only a self that has not been tainted in a way that he has been.
It's hard to tell sometimes whether Uncle Vernon has a death wish, is the stupidest person on the face of the earth, or is simply an unacknowledged squib relative of Lucius Malfoy with clear Death Eater ties. Attacking Harry at Hogwarts? Perhaps a short stay in Azkaban would be beneficial to him.
| missgsmith51 chapter 6 . 9/19/2013
Oh, dear. Is Luna going to develop (or has she already done so) a crush on Professor Snape? Or perhaps she is going to look to him as HER father figure? She obviously already sees him as a protector/avenger of sorts.
| missgsmith51 chapter 5 . 9/19/2013
Disturbing though they are, Harry's dreams don't seem to be as violent I'd have expected them to be. I guess those terrors are yet to come. Poor Harry. :(
| missgsmith51 chapter 4 . 9/19/2013
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. So old dunderhead Harry made a perfect potion, eh? I would be interested to know how many others in the class, besides him and Hermione, were able to achieve it. Ron? Any of the Slytherins?
I can't wait to learn what Dumbledore tells Ron and Hermione.
| missgsmith51 chapter 3 . 9/19/2013
Did Snape put something in Harry's cauldron when he was standing between it and Harry? And taking 500 points? That's more than Gryffindor's total points in Harry's first year. That seems excessive even with Dumbledore's blessing. I'm trying to imagine what he has planned for Harry that will return those points.
| missgsmith51 chapter 2 . 9/19/2013
Is Professor Snape's being set up to become Harry's next-summer guardian/companion at the Dursleys' house?
| missgsmith51 chapter 1 . 9/19/2013
Thank you for writing a sequel to Guiltless. I'm looking forward to reading it. I love your take on Luna. She has an interesting function in Harry's life, a way of stating the facts that make them sound at once ridiculously obvious on the surface ... but rather profound once he's had a chance to "chew" on them a while.
| Drosera chapter 17 . 8/11/2013
What a lovely story! Thank you much, I rather enjoyed it. I must admit, as I got close to the end, I was worried about how few chapters were left, and it being enough room to finish the story with, but I felt that the ending was indeed quite nice. Thanks for your hard work and inspiration!