|Reviews for A Hero|
| tricorvus chapter 1 . 3/13
So much of this story made me waver between crying and puking. Your writing is that good that it made a former abused child react that way. It is one thing to write so that people nod and say "hmm, yeah that sounds good, realistic". It's another to hit the nerve you hit.
| tedylupin chapter 1 . 3/6
This was great! A really nice story of Dudley redeeming himself and a really good look on how his parents treat Harry. This was really angsty, which I loved, and a little bittersweet, I guess, at the ending. Overall, it's probably one of my favourite oneshots ever. I just love the way it's written.
| AnAncientBard chapter 1 . 3/1
That was fucking intense.
Unlike any story in the section.
| Andrius chapter 1 . 2/21
This made me really angry at the Dursleys, so... Well done.
| Tenma Rio Akalili chapter 1 . 2/21
Yeah... became a hero not always about saving the whole world or universe.
I love your story. Here kudos ”
| Iggy-bunny and brothers chapter 1 . 2/15
This was absolutely positively beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes, I swear. I loved it.
| alleaf chapter 1 . 2/9
| scorp-luvs-rose-4eva chapter 1 . 2/9
I just saw the a recommendation for this on a social media site and I looked it up. All I can say is that it's really good. It nearly brought me to tears and was beautifully written. A really great read and an accurate take on what could have happened if things really did get that bad. :)
| paskinmath chapter 1 . 1/30
That was a really awesome story. Thank you.
| Tega chapter 1 . 1/22
Honestly, I would love to see the aftermath of what happens with Dudley and his parents. I have a tendency to be emotionally invested in what happens next, when things get so heavy like this.
It was a definitely anguishing read. I really enjoyed the turmoil of it, and how you captured it. I mean, it's never going to be so explicit in the books, of course, but we're told about Harry's time with the Dursley's through his own eyes. Where he probably has a lot more good days than bad ones post-Hogwarts, since he has people on the outside he can count on being there. So we see them as bad people, but not ones who would willingly murder him with such an extreme vengeance. He knows the rules and he knows how to work with them as best as possible, with Dudley remaining happily ignorant of it all. My point is, seeing the lens wiped clean and really SEEING the abuse as what it is is really hitting hard. So it makes the escalation feel like the conclusion isn't yet reached, with Dudley driving away like he does at the end.
Which, to be fair, it wouldn't be; his parents are abusive and he now knows that. Whether or not he wants it to be, his family is falling apart. No matter what happens next, they're going to fall apart. I suppose one doesn't need to see how it falls apart, but I said before that I get invested. I would love to see how he handles this information, that his parents nearly DID murder family (even if they thought of him as a freak and unworthy of being called such, he's still blood). He can ride high as a hero, but it's going to come back to him when he goes back. He'll be faced with his family once again, even if he delays it.
I guess the whole rest of the series makes this story sort of moot, but I'd love to see more of it. I really would. It's fine as it is, but I guess I just want to see how they cope in the second wave/aftermath.
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/20
this is actually sooo good
| pleurocoelus chapter 1 . 1/6
Well done! I liked the psychology in this story. It's informative without being a heavy-handed info dump. I especially liked Dudley's slow transition towards the truth.
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/4
This-I like. Wonderful idea for a story, great ending, all with meaning throughout. Bravo *applause* THIS is definitely a story to put on my list of stories that I should read way more than once. Again, bravo 3
| Sakihinata chapter 1 . 1/1
that was quite something. there aren't that many stories about Harry's cousin Dudley, and I loved this one ;)
| katesari chapter 1 . 1/1
Woooow, that's one very long but a really well written one-shot! I like that dudley was basically made to see what was going on through school and his classmates. And then him asking help from a friend and basically paying him with something to smoke. The parts where vernon and petunia were trying to placate dudley had chills running down my back, or maybe it was more shaking from rage because of what they were doing to harry. It was just so... wrong, while he was trying to make them see what they were doing to harry. It is a very good read! Bye