|Reviews for Fate's Gambit|
| sylvelle chapter 2 . 11/25/2013
Poor Mrs. Figg..
| loverofeevee chapter 9 . 11/25/2013
You had me for a minute I really thought I wasn't going to be able to see how the three did at Hogwarts.
But of course you balanced that out by killing off two characters I was just getting to like. I think I'm going to cry!
Great fic, even if I do hate you a little for killing Dan and Xeno.
| missgsmith51 chapter 9 . 11/20/2013
Great story, but very sad. :( it seems to me that the good guys have paid too heavily, especially given Dumble-mort's plan to have Harry die in his first year. Just exactly how was he ever considered light? And how is it that he has a Phoenix familiar? How can one so evil bond with a Phoenix?
| missgsmith51 chapter 8 . 11/20/2013
Interesting that Dudley never even had a thought to spare for Harry, who had lived in similar terror for seven years. He was totally self absorbed. I wonder who else will be called to even out the scales of Fate.
| missgsmith51 chapter 7 . 11/20/2013
Go, Augusta! I would LOVE to see Luscious Lucius questioned under Veritaserum. My only question is ... why was it not used before? I should think anyone claiming the Imperius Curse should have been closely questioned under Veritaserum. I wouldn't mind seeing it used on Fudge, as well, about some of HIS Malfoy-related activities.
Totally unfair of Albus to have that Phoenix tear on his tongue! I thought Phoenixes were creatures of light, not darkness ... although something about Fawkes's song seems like maybe the tear might not have worked the way he thought. Anyway, they didn't even use it ... The dummies! I hope someone puts a stop to Dumbledore before he gets his greedy little mitts on Harry again.
Yay, Ginny strikes again! Give that girl a bunch of house points, to be added the day she walks into Hogwarts! A nice little reward would be welcome, too,
| missgsmith51 chapter 6 . 11/20/2013
Dumbledore is responsible for the Longbottom debacle? Oh, this version of DD is beyond stupid and arrogant. He has a pitch black soul. He's as guilty as Peter, for certain, and probably worse.
When will Harry meet Sirius?
Yikes! Who is creating the mayhem and sending the stunners, Mrs. Longbottom ... or someone who is hoping to subvert the truth still further?
| missgsmith51 chapter 5 . 11/20/2013
Interesting, isn't it, how the Muggle Grangers - with zero knowledge of magic prior to this - are able to accept and work with the magical world, while the Dursleys feared and denied it, despite Petnuia's magical sister and knowledge of exactly what was happening with Harry.
Is it the difference in intelligence that makes the Grangers so accepting? Or are they simply good people, as opposed to the monsters who were Vernon and Petunia?
Yay, Ginny! Bull's-eye! Now, if we could just get rid of Fudge and Malfoy. (Please don't tell me you're turning them into good guys ... Pretty please, with treacle tart on top? I'm sorry ... I can't stand the Lucius Malfoy family.)
Oooh, it looks as though we're going to see Andromeda and a young Tonks in this story. :)
| missgsmith51 chapter 4 . 11/20/2013
Gee, it must be nice for Dumbledore to have access to the Potters' properties. I do hope you plan to roast his butt like you did in "Can't Have It Both Ways."
I live McGonagall! LOL at her and Hagrid as the odd couple!
That last paragraph sounds ominous. I remember the rescue ... Fate said something about there being a price to pay, because the books must be balanced ...? **creepy music**
| missgsmith51 chapter 3 . 11/20/2013
Do you think Xeno and Albus use the same fashion consultant? It sounds as if they might? ;)
You know, being a flying insect animagus could be rather risky if you get too close to someone with a fly swatter ... or a rolled up newspaper.
Can Rita be prosecuted for using Veritaserum on a Muggle ... or even at all? I should think its use would be carefully regulated.
BTW, I'm glad to see that Xeno has his priorities straight ... Crumple-horned Snorkacks first, the fact that his daughter is standing in his shop with Harry "missing-and-presumed-dead" Potter second!
| missgsmith51 chapter 2 . 11/20/2013
Oh, can't we let Xeno break the story? I detest Rita. In fact, I liked her best "under glass," so to speak. ;). While I completely believe in a free press, I also believe in responsible reporting, something which seems to have gone out the window with the increase of technology. I used to have tremendous respect for the press, but there are far too many Rita Skeeters in American journalism who seek a minimum of facts and a maximum of sensationalism. Anything for a story.
| missgsmith51 chapter 1 . 11/20/2013
I love your disclaimer. ;)
Yay! The Dursleys are getting just what they deserve. I've always hated that Rowling not only let them escape punishment but also kept them safe in DH. In addition to abuse and neglect, I'm betting they committed some sort of fraud or embezzlement. I do not know the British welfare system at all, but surely the Dursleys received some sort of monthly stipend from the government for Harry's care ... Not to mention the Potters would surely have left some sort of fund for Harry's care until he reached the age of majority. I'll bet Uncle Vernon has a nice investment portfolio somewhere, care of Harry Potter ... or perhaps we should say care of Albus Dumbledore.
| aalens chapter 3 . 11/20/2013
That last line '... Where did you get that wonderful shirt with the picture of a crumpled-horn snorkack on it?' just cracked me up.
| Noble Korhedron chapter 4 . 11/16/2013
"His 'Aw, why not?' clearly indicated why the warning was necessary." *CRACKS UP LAUGHING*
| SpazAlmighty chapter 9 . 10/29/2013
Very good story. I am glad you decided to write a sequel and I can't wait to read it! So off I go to start it.
| 12reader chapter 9 . 10/14/2013
Lord, I really hated that Dan and Xeno had to die but everything else about this story was wonderful. I'll definitely be reading the sequel, since I can't wait to see Harry's reaction to Dumbledore! Later!