|Reviews for Contending Loyalties|
| Lillielle chapter 1 . 10/5/2013
Augh, I love this. Go, Percy. His doubts are completely justified. It's not like he was claiming that Harry was deliberately lying, but it's entirely true that his friend dying and the events in the maze *could* have led him to think that certain things had happened that really hadn't. The fact that You Know Who really *did* come back is beside the point. There was no actual proof beyond "a traumatized fourteen-year-old said it and the Headmaster believed it." I wish that the rest of the Weasleys would have actually attempted to understand Percy's POV, but ah well. :(
| SnakesandRavens chapter 1 . 9/15/2013
It was wonderful to see this scene from Percy's POV. He's one of my favorite characters, and, in my opinion, one of the most misunderstood characters in the HP world. Frankly, I don't blame him for his beliefs and for pointing out his family's blindness. Ablus Dumbledore was definitely no saint, something the books refused to confront. Some of the things he did would have been worthy of Azkaban several times over, but to his blinded sheep, he could do no wrong. Which is why, among other things, a young boy was treated as a slave and nearly starved to death in order to become the perfect "weapon" and do a job that should have been left to the adults.
I love independent, headstrong Percy, and you have captured him very well here as well as kept everyone in character. Loved it!
| xxxNerds-R-usxxx chapter 1 . 4/5/2013
Percy was right truthfully I wouldn't trust Harry's word either. Percy barely knew Harry and really neither do Arthur or Molly. I really liked Percy's point of view and the Weasley family really did listen to DUmbldore's words like it was gospel in this fic they basically threw him out because he stated his opinion which he really didn't want to give. I got a bone to pick with Molly too.
| TheTwoDL chapter 1 . 6/11/2012
I found this pretty interesting to read. You've portrayed Percy really well and even the other Weasleys seem to be IC. I don't know why I really liked this line, 'Oh, but in the Weasley family, Dumbledore's word was Gospel truth, and woe to anyone who dared to speak against it.'... Overall, good job!
| Louey06 chapter 1 . 5/27/2012
Poor percy. he cant help doing what he's always done, he;sso used to usinh his head he desn;t know how to listen to his heart. Great story
| FeyFaerie chapter 1 . 5/7/2012
Woah, very nice, I never looked at Percy's side as more than just self-important misplaced pride, and he always seemed like an irritating character, but it's nice to imagine a deeper reason to him.
| Lady Phoenix Fire Rose chapter 1 . 4/22/2012
Percy is a jerk. A blind jerk Though most jerks are blind. It was interesting to read this from Percy's point of view. Though,it really doesn't it help me like him anymore.
| Shira Lansys chapter 1 . 4/21/2012
It was very interesting seeing Percy's side of the fourth book. It makes me sort of think it wasn't so stupid for him to not believe Harry.
Good work on finding a character you hadn't written about. That challenge was a bit harder for you than it would have been for the others. Sorry
I really liked this fanfiction!
| englishteacher chapter 1 . 4/19/2012
Nicely done. I never understood how "family loyalty" required one accepted everything Dumbledore said as the gospel truth, yet it was glorious when Sirus thought for himself.
This is one of the best written Percy pov that I have seen.
| Failed to De-anon chapter 1 . 4/18/2012
Very fascinating take of the Percy/Weasley family fall out. Good job. I thought it was remarkable that Arthur, a ministry employee, turned his back on it immediately on the word of a 14 year old boy and his children’s school headmaster, regardless of the mystique surrounding them or the level of friendship those two had with the family. That it turned out to be true is another matter entirely.
I've had a soft-spot for Percy for a while; looking back over the books you can see he's a bit of a wet-blanket, but, he was treated rather badly by some family members while the others just laughed about it. It's rather interesting that for a family so big on loyalty they rarely, if ever, showed him any. Even Molly who used to commend him, only did so to denigrate the twins, where she should know by years of experience, the twins, for example, would be dismissive of this, at best.
| Hpfan101 chapter 1 . 4/18/2012
This was really good. I honestly love the Weasleys, I do, but I understand how Percy was feeling. I felt that th Weasleys were far too trusting. Harry had proof usually, what with his more personal interactions with Dumbledore, but Percy didn't. Bravo, very good.