Reviews for Childhood Oaths
apAidan chapter 1 . 12/26/2016
I've always enjoyed this one and am not certain why I never reviewed it.

On the last omake, I've always wondered why it didn't take the 'as long as Fred and/or George don't die, nothing happens' route since the oath didn't mention when we was going to kill them.

In fact it could be a catalyst for a more academically inclined Ron if he was determined to recreate the Philosopher's Stone. His brothers don't have to live forever, they simply have to outlive him.

Hope you come back to updating, soon.

ap Aidan
ExceleKurokami chapter 1 . 8/28/2016
Well, guess Molly either forgot about her daughter swearing that oath or she was so struck by the wedding that she forgot her daughter was going to snuff it when Harry kissed his wives, without her being one of them.

This is probably the only time the 'Greater Good' has ever made sense to me. Most of the time, it is self-serving, but it was to save a thousand lives this time. The omakes also explain why Ron was so hellbent on being Harry's friend, and why he kept going back after making an even bigger ass of himself.

I so don't want to know who those boys were that swore they'd marry Harry... I'll just imagine that one was Draco, since I think it would be funny for him to utter those words and then die when Harry married a 'mudblood' and a 'blood-traitor.'
Guest chapter 1 . 4/14/2016
I don't think all the girls should die just because Harry marries. He might marry a third wife, or in two hundred years one of his wives might die any he might marry again, so the marriage it still possible. Even if he doesn't want to marry, they are still willing, so the magic should be satisfied.

On the other hand, it would be a problem if one of the girls decide to marry someone else. That would invalidate their willingness to marry Harry, and therefor the oath.

As for the Dumbledore omake, we all know that Dumbledore's plan is for Harry to die, it is the only explanation that makes sense (unless he is evil or stupid). Now while it is still possible to marry him later after he is married, it is not possible to marry him later if he is dead.

As for Ron, he didn't specify a time limit. The worst to happen is that at some time his magic would consider the oath broken. He has nothing to gain by declaring the oath broken immediately.
Obsif chapter 1 . 12/7/2015
I'm not sure I can see this interpretation as valid. It is theoretically possible that Hermione and Luna could die, and Harry takes another wife, meaning that it could be someone who swore to marry him.
Cassius E. Whistlewood chapter 1 . 7/22/2015
Interesting. Very interesting, indeed. Even though I think that it was a bit too extreme. While I can write here for hours to no end about all magic, including Oaths and Vows, being based on intent, I won't. Like I said, interesting.
DylanL chapter 1 . 4/5/2015
while this story was mostly sad, i found the image of luna covering herself in honey to be hilarious and something she should try again with harry and hermione as they with become the 'animals' that want to 'eat' her and im sure they would all enjoy it. it was a good story, and i liked some of the back stories. it was nice of you to kill the ones you talked about, when they were happy.
jon reeve chapter 1 . 2/20/2015
And Hagrid.

That boy was always emotional.

–Dumbledore's Fear of Children's Games–

I like when people are honest about Dumbles(read bashing), but I also like it when he has an arguably valid reason like this.

"It isn't your fault, Arthur,"

Based on what he just said: it is his fault, dummy.
The Ghostly Minion chapter 1 . 12/5/2014
An interesting take on the whole magical oath concept. I like the idea and I'm glad for the Lunar Harmony.

D. Page Robin
Difdi chapter 1 . 9/22/2014
Wow, that's dark...but it IS what would happen if a simple utterance were enough to seal an oath.

Probably why they don't give little kids wands, they have to balance maturity of knowing not to use oaths lightly against the ease of learning little kids have - wait too long and you get a near-squib, don't wait long enough and they swear to do stupid things...
Alex0597 chapter 1 . 2/4/2014
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
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