|Reviews for The Letter|
| tyrannicpuppy chapter 1 . 11/24/2017
Well I'm glad I chose to have a quick look at your other fics before starting the big one.
It might not be super long, but it conveys what it needs to. I do often love to read a one sided fic like this compared to a long novel with a winding story.
I already feel that I'm going to greatly enjoy your writing. I admit I found it as surely many have through recommendation of your longer work, having never really visited much before, but I've recently branched out my sources of reading material in the last month or so..
I've been a Harmony fan almost as long as I've known about fan fiction so I've come across many different styles and stories but this just had a unique feeling I've not encountered before.
So much so that despite the late hour I am about to commit to beginning Fulfilling Obligations because I can go no longer without more of your fine words.
They've always been a refuge for me as I can convey true feeling trough the written word where I would often make a fool of myself by speaking. In fact that description at the beginning almost perfectly summarizes my feelings on the matter.
Anywho, enough of that. Thank you for such a fine way to begin and now onto the real challenge (not staying up too late enthralled by your writing).
| Dreamer22 chapter 1 . 5/16/2017
| PJMurray1991 chapter 1 . 4/18/2017
Ever seen Smallville? The way that Hermione's letter is written is similar to what Chloe Sullivan writes to Clark Kent in season 2. I'm not bashing you I was just pointing it out.
| BlackThunder6666 chapter 1 . 9/14/2016
Wow. This was really good! Thank you for sharing. :)
| ridiculous129 chapter 1 . 9/21/2014
| Madam RedRose25 chapter 1 . 9/18/2013
So simple yet so sweet. I loved it and could picture it so clearly in my mind. Great job!
| ctc chapter 1 . 9/10/2013
| Chaz1302 chapter 1 . 4/4/2013
That was a truly heartfelt, emotional confession from Hermione... which makes it all the more annoying why they aren't together in fulfilling obligations!
| uchiha.s chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
So, as you know, I am basically your biggest fan. When I saw Fulfilling Obligations had been updated, I squealed — as per usual — and then figuratively sprinted off to read. I already read the chapter, and I'll review that in a minute, but I wanted to review this first, as I had to read it after that INCREDIBLE chapter.
Where to start? Well, since this is technically in the same universe as FO, I have to admit, I'm impressed at how you write Hermione at different ages. She is always Hermione, but she is Hermione at that age. It's just amazing how you manage to make her grow and change and yet still be her, like a real person. Many authors (even highly skilled ones) are not so good at this. So, going from the most recent chapter of FO, to this story, was a special treat. I got to be reminded of young Hermione, as the Hermione in FO likely was as well, upon finding the letter again.
The language is especially important here, because it tempers Hermione's girlish actions, in a way. They might not be as believable — because it's so easy to forget Hermione is still a young girl, given her intellect — but your wording makes it credible. Even though it's in third person, it sounds like Hermione's point of view, and you can feel her struggling between her analytical, rational side, and then the side of her that is a hopeful, shy, romantic, sixteen year old girl in love with her best friend.
So, I guess this oneshot is a marval of contrasts heightening the tension in which the story of Fulfilling Obligations unfolds: In this world of political turmoil, of life-and-death situations, just after having witnessed incredible magic in the Department of Mysteries, we are reminded that Hermione and Harry are also just teenagers, and in spite of everything they have experienced and will experience, they also have these silly, private, and sad moments.
Also, the whole letter is so in character for Hermione, and so heartbreaking. I actually got teary reading her reading it to him. I also loved that you had it as speech, and didn't just italicize and block the whole thing. It keeps the reader in the moment, going through what Hermione is going through, and really -feeling- what she is feeling. The elevated heart rate, the butterflies, the shyness, the hope, the devastation, the fear... it is all there in the words.
Anyway, now I need to go review Fulfilling Obligations and flail over your amazingness.
| HarmonyGurl-23 chapter 1 . 3/31/2013
Wow this was truly amazing. It took my breath away. I was hoping along with her that he'd wake up and blab his feelings. You should really consider writing your own novel to publish. Your writing is amazing. I love when I become the character because the author use emotions. Thank you.
| smos chapter 1 . 1/30/2013
Sequel please! What a wonderfully bitter-sweet story! *dreamy sigh*
| shrka07 chapter 1 . 9/29/2012
this is beautiful writing... I can let you know how I felt after reading this... soo beautiful.. a very emotional moment...
| Harmony4life chapter 1 . 8/24/2012
I saw this on portkey once, at the time when I have yet to get into deep with Harry Potter fandom. Since my discovery with portkey, I know I have found the perfect haven for my OTP of all times.
I have always loved Harry&Hermione, always believed in them, no matter how the outcome. To be honest, I don't care that much about canon, and with time and age, upon reconsidering the canon books, Rowling 's romance is pretty crappy and not to be taken seriously. However, I was so amazed how my love for Harmony could be released to the full reading fanfiction.
I was immensely touched the first time I read this divine piece of yours. My heartbeats literally throbbed anticipation and hope for Hermione along every single words. You are so true, " what can be achieved through the written word" is absolutely amazing, and what wonders beautiful words can do for our soul is even more incredible!
My emotion is always toyed with the idea that the brightest witch has harbored feelings for Harry, not the bloody hero, not the savior of the wizarding world, but just Harry, the broken boy of extreme suffering and deprivation of love.
And oh, how " The Letter" brought it out wonderfully is indescribable!
And now, As I ve got the chance to read it over and over again, Goodness and Beauty of the entire universe is seeping gradually, steadily into my heart until all my love for Harry&Hermione feels like bursting,
I must say, I feel very strongly for your story, and "The Letter" got me all mushy and emotional :x:x:x
Final, a heartfelt thank-you for your story, your love and faith in Harmony.
Keep up your great work!
| Majerus chapter 1 . 7/30/2012
Thank you so much for this view of Hermione. I hope you do not mind, but I have to tell you that you have inspired me. I am currently writing a story which will take years to bring Harmony, but your Hermione has been added to the myriad views and words and ideas which will be a part of my story as it is so wonderfully done. Please do not worry, I'm not stealing from you whole cloth, rather I will not be able to help incorporating these threads into my own weave. Perhaps not the way I should 'ask', but consider the imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
Again, a well done and presented work, thank you.
| Tangled Desires chapter 1 . 6/18/2012
The Smallville of it all. 3 It's so perfect, and I love it. Thinking about it, that letter Chloe wrote for Clark was utterly perfect for a scene like this. And you included my favorite line about the masquerade.
You're a marvelous Harmony writer, I'll tell you that right now. Wonderful job.