Reviews for Can't Have It Both Ways
SiriusOrionBitch chapter 16 . 23h
outstanding stuff! thank you for a great piece of work!
Ada1229 chapter 6 . 11/10
"Vicktor was amazed at this boy and all he had achived"

Somewere I read a story where Harry made a group modeled as a better Order of the Pheonix and named it "The Order of getting s*** done" I think this applies here too
Ada1229 chapter 4 . 11/10
tbh I've read this story a few times now and every time I get to chapter 4 I think "Come on Peter, If you wonder if it's a good idea to get Voldie a new body then why don't you stab the bastard and end him? ...Or else run like the wind if you fear Nagini retaliating?" Nagini doesn't exactly have arms or legs (anymore) to do the things Peter can do for him so that body is likely eventually to die causing him to become nothing but a wraith again
rb2312 chapter 16 . 11/2
Just re-read this whole story... again.. and realised i have not review ch16. Still a great story

As for what happens next, i think some of the following would happen:-

Emma would definitely spot that hermione and harry had taken the next step. Possibly giving a friendly "no grandkids till after school" talk. Dan choosing to pretend he didn' t know, for now.

Dan and Emma do go back to the orphanage. Adopting a pair of twins. Giving hermione a new brother and sister. Gred and forge becoming uncles to the new Granger twins.

May as well keep fleur with Bill. But with ginny supporting her from the outset. Especially as she gets two new sisters out of it.

As for ginny. Think she would date neville for a while before the move on, but remain friends. And also have her cannon boyfriends (minus harry). Has her time with the harpies, before writing for the quibler, settling down. Have read a few where ginny discovers she is a witches witch. So maybe that is in her future. Or maybe an OC husband.

With his dad being deputy minister, and penny at his side, percy looses some of his more abrasive traits. Eventually becoming a well respected minister. Penny loves her job at the quibler. Becoming co editor with luna when xeno retires.
Colin and Luna continue to work for the paper. Eventually as a husband and wife team. Colin taking the lovegood name. As denis can continue his family name

Fred and gorge get their store and marry their chaser girlfriends.

Molly get to have lots of grand babies.
Unfortunately, hermione's prediction came true and her first arrived a little sooner that expected when ron and romilda have an accident that is born just after Christmas 5th year.
Wand point (shotgun) wedding included.
Strangely the arrival of his daughter finally gets ron to grow up.

Cedric ends up marrying daphne after proposing at victor and millie's wedding reception. They have several children including a son who takes the greengrass name. Much to his grandparents joy
Astoria marries colin's brother denis.
Tracey came a single mother after a holiday fling in the Bahamas.
Thankfully her friends and family were very supportive.

Gabby does find a man that sees her as gabby and not a veela.
Though that does involve a chance encounter during a return visit to Harry's Australian home.

What would have been the DA became an after hours study club.
With a few changes. A few less ravens, and a few more snake... where do you think astoria got to know denis.
And when harry helped remus and sirius teach the patronus, hermione's not an otter, but a doe.

Remus still got together with dora after meeting her at no12 when sirus brought Andromeda back into the Black family. Reuniting her with the recently reinstated narcissa black.
Naturally they both were around to raise teddy. As well as his two younger sisters.

As the owner of hogwarts harry chose to be involved with the school rather than becoming an aurour. Much to his mother in laws relief.
As expected, the wedding on hermione's 17th birthday was a grand affair. Yet still limited to family and friends. Minus the dursleys and hermione's aunt and cousin.
A round 14 months after the wedding the first new potter arrived. James Daniel was followed 5 minute later by his twin sister, juliet lilian.
And eventually by their brother sirus remus, and his twin rose emma. And finally little lily luna.
And while the elder 3 had various combinations of there parents hair and eye colours, and rose had grandma lily red hair and her mums eyes, little lily was a near carbon copy of her grandma lily. And as a result had grandad sirus and remus wrapped around her little finger.

After the first set of potter twins arrive, dan and emma chose to sell their practice and retire early to spend more time with their growing family. A family that had another addition... their very own house elf cally misty.

Sirius did eventually settle down. After more than a bit of nagging from Andi, Cissy & even Emma. And a bit of matchmaking by fleur and Apoline. The new lady black being a friend of Apoline called Alexandria. And yes, she was a veela.
They had two daughters before Alex gave sirius an heir. Followed by another daughter and another son.
One of the favourite memories sirus had was of when his wife incinerated his mothers portrait with veela fireballs.
Even when the children were older, sirius and alex were still like a pair of newlyweds. Much to the kids embarrassment on occasions.
All the new black kids saw harry as an older brother.
A title harry relished.

The former Narcissa malfoy, now Cissy Black took a leaf from the grangers book and adopted a set of orphans. A three year old girl, an 14 month old boy an their newborn sister.
Their dad had died when his lack of knowledge of the muggle world lead him to step out in front of a truck. Their birth mum died giving birth to the new baby..
Without lucius there to influence them, Cissy finally got to raise her new adopted children the way she wanted. There would be no repeat of the spoilt child that was draco.
When they were all older, the now 6 year old youngest daughter presented their mum with a card. Inside was a request from all three to be blood adopted by her.
There was not a dry eye anywhere at the family gathering including sirius, who as head of house gladly performed the ritual.

As for the newest version of the sword in the stone, it never left the vault and knowledge of it's very existence never left the group that was there when it was created

minerva mcgonagall, unlike her predecessor became one of the best and most loved heads in the schools history. Despite threatening to retire after james potter and fred & george weasley junior's first year.
A treat repeated almost annually, especially when the first of the black
Daughters arrived.
But since most of the next generation who called harry dad, big brother or uncle, also called her auntie minnie or in the case of the potter kids, gran, the extended family never took these threats seriously.

With his wife and children, his granger in laws, including the adopted twins, the black, lupin and wealey clans, harry finally had the family he had always wanted.

Not sure if this matches your vision of what happens next, or even that of the other readers

Hope you like my vision. Purposely left a lot of thing to interpretation.
Books85 chapter 13 . 10/30
Sigh. I don't know how I missed the ceilidh in my first reas through of this, but it is so apropos that there would be a ceilidh at Hogwarts; it is in Scotland, plus the magical world is more than a century behind the muggle one. Can't help but think that country dances would be much easier for awkward teens than ballroom dancing. missing my "friends of the old time dance" group
Thanks as always.
libaka chapter 16 . 10/13
Fun read! I love the team of people that you created around Harry!
MangoPeanutSituation chapter 2 . 10/8
this feels good. everyone seeing the giant basilisk, the twins realising what their little brother's friend faced to save their sister, Diggory going "NOPE" at it, and ginny having the chance of getting over this debacle.
Waterwave123 chapter 16 . 9/29
Why just why did you make Dubles getaway in the end?
It really ruined the entire story completely!
LoveNCIS chapter 16 . 9/21
Awesome story!
Guest chapter 16 . 9/18
This story sucks more cock than your father
EdTheBeast chapter 16 . 9/16
Another excellent story; by an excellent author! A fun, intense rewrite of the Triwizard tournament! A must read; enjoy!
Aria DeLoncray chapter 16 . 9/11
Great story!
K chapter 16 . 9/8
Another nice twist on the story. I wouldn’t have minded something more permanent for Dumbledore though.
taxzombie chapter 16 . 9/7
Having read and then reread this tale several times I was shocked to see I had never left a review for the final chapter. My apologies.

As with all your works, it is a delight to read. Loved the humor interlaced with the drama. It flows so well and keeps ones interest from the start.

A true treasure. Thank you.
Matt chapter 4 . 9/5
The only way there's a decent young wizard inside Ron Weasley trying to break free is if Ron ate him.
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