|Reviews for A Necessary Gift: A Harry Potter Story|
| Ferretess xxx chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
So so amazing! I love it! that is so freaking awesome how Harry's a real Assessor- I want to be one! XP
Update soon please! :D
| fraewyn chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Can't wait for more!
Love that he's actually an Assessor!
| hinata hugger chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
To compensate for his lack of Parselmouth, Harry could commission Rubeus Hagrid to breed a snake that can speak human and act like a translator. Harry knows that Hagrid is an idiot savant genius when it comes to magical animal breeding, as the half-giant somehow managed to mix manticores and fire crabs to create blast-ended skrewts despite only having three years of Hogwarts education.
| DobbyElfLord chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
For myself, I like Harry having developed the talent. Since it is considered part of Divination, it could almost be self-fulfilling. After all, if the staff and students all believed it, could that belief have made the magic react? In the world you (and Aya Macchiato) created it is mentioned at the start how Muggleborn have problems with higher level magic because logic gets in the way. So, you acutally provided some basis earlier in the story, intentional or not.
Looking forward to the rest of the ball. How will people react to Harry's assessment? People often have problems hearing that kind of stuff.
| rubina chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
The decision to make him reall Assessor is quit ingenious. I mean you could easily write scenes about how he has to lie his way out of it, because he hasn't got this particular gift. But this way you could just write nasty inside jokes between Sirius and Orion about it or just Orion's thoughts and dreads as well as musing about how it is possible for him to be reall Assessor - my version is, that he to quote Dobby - he could be anybody in the AU, - so the AU and his magic would modulate itself to his newly created identity - this could be strongthened by adopting ritual.
Well I cartainly liked this chapter and would love to read another soon.
| lielielie chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Great story. Really enjoy your writing.
| The Dain chapter 15 . 12/7/2011
Harry has spent twenty years as Harry. I don't think that it would be fitting to have his inner identity shift that quickly. Especially since my gut reaction about that happenening would be along the lines of 'he's betraying the Potters!'.
| The Dain chapter 14 . 12/7/2011
Er...did Sirius forget to dispell the hex that woman put on the poor werewolf? He doesn't have a wand anymore, so is he just supposed to wait for the boils to heal on their own or what? Cruel. :P
| Mona chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Great sorry so far and I can't wait to read the next chapter. Please write more soon.
| YukiAme chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Long time no see!
Interactions between Harry and Sirius are my favourite bits in your story. Is it because Sirius knows who Harry is and treats him less like a child? When Orion talks to his "peers", I constantly feel that he's superior to them. Which is a compliment to your writing, but also makes such conversations more predictable than I'd like. Maybe I'm just craving some action? That's probably it.
Oh, you reminded me: there's still the Basilisk snoozing away in the Chamber. Dangerous neighbourhood.
And what do the undercurrents between Sirius and Dobby mean? Not good.
A noble initiative - trying to help werewolves. I just hope news of it won't undermine Sirius's chances in politics. I'm not saying he sould leave them rot "for the greater good", but some incognito might not go amiss.
Actually, the whole politics thing is quite bearable the way you are including it into the story - mostly I plain hate such stuff. And I like the way you're making Harry balance between Melania's plans for him and Daphne and having Hermione's well-being dependent on his relationships with would-be Mrs. Black. Far cry from what a Gryffindore would be able to pull off.
I've been rather enjoying the Assessor thing you have going - this is an original idea from the start, and it's subtle enough, even with Harry turning out to have real talent in it. It doesn't hurt that you've introduced it so gradually either.
Looking forward to more
| The Dain chapter 12 . 12/7/2011
An excellent characterization - assessment ( :) ) of Dumbledore.
| The Dain chapter 11 . 12/7/2011
That lecture was a bit extreme for canon HP-verse. Pureblood bigotry was a bit more hidden there - for example, we aren't introduced to the term 'mudblood' and the assorted contempt for Muggleborns until the second book, and even then Draco only uttered it in a moment of anger. Here, people apparently are using the insult in every-day conversation and Draco had to refrain himself from using it in front of Hermione only for Orion's sake. All in all, this is nothing that couldn't be chalked up to the different timeline, though. Apparently, the pureblood movement didn't suffer quite as much of a PR setback during the civil war than it did in canon.
The lecture was pretty convincing for a pureblood deliberately spreading disinformation, though. However, I have trouble accepting that Dumbledore would let his teacher continue to spout such propaganda for long. He'd probably rein him in after he receives the first complaints. :)
| Dragonhulk chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Lot of fics where Harry gets a powerful/rare magical talent, but this is the first time I've seen this ability. The way it was introduced was very nice because to us it doesn't come out of left feald even though it seems that way to Harry.
| CeilingFan chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
ROFL. Oh, I love it - finding out that you have the very magical ability you've been faking is very Harry Potter.
| jaegermonster chapter 16 . 12/7/2011
Harry’s Assessing could be the result being the Master of Death and not magical adoption, as uniting the Three Deathly Hallows ought to have left some permanent affect on Harry’s magic or soul.
Possible line: “You cannot unite the Deathly Hallows and expect to remain unchanged, o’ Master of Death.” [(paraphrased from Fellowship of the Ring)]
On the other hand, Voldemort's Horcrux could've suppressed Harry's natural Assessor ability and only now has it begun to manifest.