|Reviews for Partners|
| Aprion chapter 16 . 3/1
Damnit, you made me cry at the end. Which is a compliment mind you. Not many stories can touch that deeply.
| Aprion chapter 2 . 2/28
Its nice to read a story that focuses on Daphne Greengrass. She seems to be one of the most underused and underapreciated characters in HP fics. except as a throwaway character or plot device. So its a breath of fresh air to read this :)
| Noble Korhedron chapter 7 . 2/5
Reading this for the third(?) time; it's still good. :-)
Oh, and just F.Y.I, 'peacethroughsuperiorfirepower' has pulled everything and disabled his private messages. :'-(
| miguce chapter 16 . 12/29/2014
enjoyed the read...
| N Flamel chapter 6 . 12/19/2014
Before I get to the main review, I have to compliment you on the delicious sounding menu Daphne, Augusta, Solly and Dobby put together. I imagine you had some input, too. Since these are rather sophisticated dishes, I'm now wondering if you're a gourmet, and if not, where you came up with this wonderful dinner that also is appropriate for the occasion? If there's any doubt, I have drooled all over my keyboard.
From Harry's magical implosion and the investiture of Susan, Neville and Harry to the well described dinner party the Potters hosted, this chapter moved quickly and smoothly. You captured the slight nuances that are critical at this level of society and politics, as well as giving us a good understanding of each person who attended. Out of that group the Abbotts really stood out. Victoria will be a Godsend for Daphne, I'm sure, and Reginald will add to the Orphan Trio and help to both educate and support them. Speaking of nuances, the nudges Harry and Nev gave Fudge and DD were effective, very symbolic and noticed. Quite a trifecta, MD! - Nicolas
| N Flamel chapter 4 . 12/16/2014
MD, another sterling chapter, and one of transition as Harry, Daphne, plus Neville and Susan begin to take on the mantels of the families. You've included just enough detail to give us the feel of being a Lord or Lady. Remus's intro was startling and revelatory: they're monsters. Everything that follows becomes easier (highly relative) knowing that fact. My compliments also for the scene with the Weasleys. People forget that Molly is a pureblood. She knows better, was trained better, and still acts like a muggleborn. In this case, she completely ignored who Harry Potter is: Two of the 15, Lord of two ancient and noble houses, an incredibly rich and powerful individual, and she treats him like a five year old. I hope Arthur gave her the lay of the land and the ramifications if she puts even her little toe out of line. I also admired how you split the Weasley family. Arthur, the twins, and Ginny immediatley 'got it.' Molly and Ron were clueless, even worse, they were aggressively clueless without an ounce of thought. Going forward, I'm sure we'll see Harry and Daphne operating with the family on two levels. With the bad news from Amelia, I have a sneaking feeling we'll see the Bones ladies moving into Rowan Hill. Need I say again, fanon has created a wonderful character in her, and your Amelia looks to be a good is getting exciting! - Nicolas
| N Flamel chapter 3 . 12/16/2014
MD, I continue to come back to the theme that Harry and Daphne were made for each other. As you've written them, they are two souls that fit perfectly and work together so easily it has continually brought a smile to my lips . . . and this is just the third chapter. Both are now old enough and have enough real life experience that they are capable of operating successfully at different levels of wizarding - and even mundane - society. I think this is a quality we will increasingly see as the story progresses. In this chapter, the best example was H and D's education of Hemione's understandably worried parents. Daphne realized they were scared for their daughter and helped develop an approach that would resolve their concerns, which Harry and Daphne did by relating to them as adults not school children. Well done. Thanks a lot of the cliffie with Fawkes! - Nicolas
| Guest chapter 2 . 12/16/2014
N Flamel again. Again, the intimacy of their thoughts and feelings, as with both already falling in love with the other. You've already shown why they feel this way; they're made for each other, one complementing the other, as with Daphne's Pureblood upbringing filling in for Harry's huge gaps in that area due to DD. You've created a feeling that we're glimpsing something very special going on, which certainly sets up the reality that will follow this idyllic interlude. Good lesson for Harry: they are partners in every way. Doubt he'll make that mistake again. Even though, this is at least my fourth time through this story, it's 'sticking' all over me . . . again. - Nicolas
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/16/2014
This is N Flamel. Since I've previously left reviews at all the chapters in this story, except for 5, 9, 12 and 14, I'll use 'guest' for the other chapters. I've not reread the reviews, so some of the new ones may be repetitive, though this next one is not: You definitely have your groove on for this story.
What jumped out at me on this go through was the exquisite details you employed. Some examples: He was wrong; Norman and Anthony (actor's first name) Bates, gay, taking some of the neighborhood heat off HP; the Torqueo Curse used to make Daphne do what her despicable father was too afraid to do - align with Voldemort. Says reams about the bastard. He'd done nothing illegal. At breakfast the next morning, Daphne immediately understanding Harry's shrinking back into himself and countering it. This was a huge lesson and insight for Harry. The camaraderie that quickly developed after that and the physical comfort and attraction they shared. Harry using his instincts for something other than battle. The snap shots of Lord and Lady Greengrass, Healer Stebbins, and most importantly, Daphne, led us to 'know' these people immediately.
This was an excellent start and it made me want to be able to read faster and get to the next chapter. - N Flamel
| N Flamel chapter 5 . 12/16/2014
Your Dumbledore is a frustrating, know-it-all, persistent cancer! There, got that out of my system. All that is to say you've done an excellent job in creating Dark Lords in both Dark and Light iterations. What stood out in this chapter was the intermixing of the various threads: Occulmency, Amelia's advice and help (one tough witch there!), the lessons, Dumbledore's idiocy - can't the guy give a direct answer to anything?, the fun with the twins, the dominant victory over the DEs, and finally the continuing foot(quill?) in mouth disease Ron suffers from, and I'm probably leaving out several threads. Despite moving ahead on a number of fronts, the chapter didn't seem jumpy or disconnected. Back to guest until Ch 9. - Nicolas
| Dreamer22 chapter 16 . 12/8/2014
Wonderful story as per usual!
| X chapter 16 . 11/5/2014
Very good story, despite my kvetching.
| X chapter 15 . 11/5/2014
"The popularity of diamonds is due primarily to the DeBeers organization. They set up the first large scale diamond mines in South Africa. Then they began one of the most successful advertising campaigns in history, convincing consumers that engagement rings should have a diamond." And this was within only the last 100 years, give or take a few decades.
If you think about it, there is little to no visual difference between a quartz crystal and a diamond. Cut a quartz crystal in the same shape, and... And if you think about it, there are so many more colorful and beautiful stones: rubies, emeralds, amethysts, etc. So being enamored of diamonds is only the result of a hard sales pitch. And what's the aim of a sales pitch? To make you think you NEED what they're selling.
| X chapter 13 . 11/5/2014
Harry wakes up and reaches for his glasses? I thought you gave him a five year contacts prescription earlier in the story.
| X chapter 10 . 11/5/2014
It always annoys me when Harry is portrayed as being - at the least - intellectually lazy (which you have done a number of times in this story), or even intellectually incompetent. He's portrayed as the 'tank' or 'powerhouse' (nothing more than an effective weapon), while the female he's paired with does all the brain work. It's insulting.