|Reviews for Childhood Oaths|
| Alex0597 chapter 1 . 2/4
Although it's a short omake, and probably not meant to be taken seriously, when I read "Ronald Becomes a Squib", I couldn't help but think that he never gave a time limit on when he would kill Fred and George. The only way it would become physically impossible for him to do that would be if one of the three died. Even if it was, say, Fred, it would probably still be better to have magic for what would normally be a good seventy to eighty years, more if you subscribe to the "magic lengthens human lifespans" thing. This is, of course, assuming that the war between Voldemort and just about everyone else doesn't occur, but what can you do?
Anyway, I probably overanalyzed it. Nice story, btw.
| thebetawholived chapter 1 . 12/16/2013
oops! Heeheeheehee . . . .
but the sad thing is that Dumbledore was right all along.
| excessivelyperky chapter 1 . 6/15/2013
This is both scary and sad. Did I say scary? Yes, and I'll say it again.
(a good thing that Severus was a halfblood and Lily was a Muggleborn, considering what happened to any oaths they might have made to each other...).
| Technomad chapter 1 . 6/15/2013
This is, unfortunately, frighteningly plausible in re. magical oaths.
| Serfius chapter 1 . 6/4/2013
Oh my god, I never thought about this, it's hilarious and tragic!
| dayfox96 chapter 1 . 5/1/2013
yea poor melinda
| willam and jack and jake chapter 1 . 2/26/2013
| edboy4926 chapter 1 . 12/12/2012
| ARedHair chapter 1 . 12/6/2012
I think the conclusion is that if oaths were that easy, magic is an evolutionary dead end and would have been bred out of existence long ago.
| Twigon Halolover chapter 1 . 11/24/2012
Who ever said Ron had to kill them at a specific time? So long as the/one of the twins don't die before him, he's good. But then he'd die, so... lose/lose situation, anybody?
| Cassandra30 chapter 1 . 11/23/2012
Really excellent idea.
| Runecutter chapter 1 . 8/11/2012
Oy, heavy stuff...
And i think that exactly for this reason there's a general proviso for it... the usual weakness of a child's magic and core should inhibit the "holding" of such an oath as should the lack of real binding intent.
It's not for no reason that Arthur was quite harsh with his sons as they tried to force Ron into a tricked Unbreakable Vow...
But i agree that the idea is intriguing and had value to be examined...
It's just so sad to think that so many... and that Omake-Albus was "right" ...
| Chargone chapter 1 . 5/27/2012
actually, i'm reasonably certain it wouldn't kill them unless they swore on their their Life as well as their magic. unless it was incidental to their magic compelling them to Try to achieve the objective they were sworn to and they consequently did something suicidal in the process. which means, in your fic, Victoria, at least, should not have died.
and i'm pretty sure the Unbreakable oath (the one that would either squib or kill someone who put enough effort into trying to break it, can't remember which.) required the person making it, the person they were making it To, and a third person to 'bind' it (who is the one who actually casts the spell to do it, from memory)
so, yeah. major oaths Are actually a little harder than this.
wizards would be extinct within a couple of generations of their existence, otherwise.
| I Read For the Content chapter 1 . 4/12/2012
Scary and I can imagine all of these happening.
| RalfPaul chapter 1 . 3/17/2012
Actually the one magical oath I know of in canon required that you make the oath to a person and have a witness stating the terms of the oath.
Snape swears to Narcissa that he will help Draco, with Bellatrix as witness.