|Reviews for The Risk-Reward Ratio|
| Guest chapter 46 . 3/11
My genuine rule is I never read a WIP because more often than not I get attached to a story that someone decides to never finish.
I loved this story truly. So beautifully written. But to leave off on a cliff like that and the sequel not be completed- I'm pretty disappointed.
| JD chapter 1 . 3/4
Great, I loved your imagination and story
| EStrunk chapter 46 . 2/6
That was brutal & what a cliffhanger! I feel like I felt at the end of Catching Fire, but worse. You really left them there. You write disgusting violence really well. I think that's a compliment. Ow.
| EStrunk chapter 45 . 2/6
So dying to know where they are, what happened, and how you're going to wrap this up in one chapter. Luckily, I already know there's a sequel so they have to live. Loved the scrabble book gift, I love that she recognizes that she is glad he goes into scary Draco mode when they're on missions, loved/hated Ron's comeback about how he was glad his wife wasn't there. Have to read the next chapter.
| EStrunk chapter 44 . 2/6
Wonderful chapter. I didn't see Draco's proposal coming, but you set it up nicely with his thoughts in the past few chapters. I cracked up when, after Cho's problem was fixed, Ron then said, but I can't dance. Happy to see Luna and Neville together - I love that Luna wanted to know if they needed anything. Don't you think there'd be a wizarding champagne? I wonder how it'd be different. Did Hermione want to stay for an hour to work on something for Draco's birthday?
| EStrunk chapter 43 . 2/6
That was amazing! First off, I love the detail. I'm weird but I love the little things, like how sick they felt after apparating so far, and Lupin being polite to the muggle he'd just imperiused. Draco and the gun were fascinating - both his reactions and Hermione's. Never saw that betrayal coming. I do have to wonder - why'd they set up their ambush in the chemical storage room? They could've been waiting so many places before that. Delia's death was unexpected - and horrible. Ron was awesome - and it makes complete sense that he'd want to get married ASAP after that. The splinching was awful (although Draco's comment to splinch Ron not Hermione cracked me up). You mentioned that Truffle talked to Kingsley. Was she alright then?
| EStrunk chapter 42 . 2/6
Of course they'd have fights. That seemed like one they'd have. So glad they resolved it. I do think the wizarding world would have prosthetics other than ones like Pettigrew had. Maybe Madeline can work on that next. She's a fascinating OC. You've really continued JKR's style of suggesting a much wider more detailed world than is even shown. Tonks, Draco and Teddy were great, esp. because then Hermione found him holding the little one. Looking forward to the Russian mission.
| EStrunk chapter 41 . 2/6
I love how Draco is so pessimistic and cynical, but he loves Hermione's happiness. Maybe that's because I'm the optimist in my marriage. Cute with the baby. The bit with Pansy was hard. She's an ugly drunk - but it would be hard to go through what she's been through with no one to confide in but Draco. I'm thinking it's a good idea for her to go somewhere else. Loved that Ron punched Draco and he was basically okay with that.
| EStrunk chapter 40 . 2/5
Narcissa's long letter, and Narcissa herself, gave me the chills because her irrationality reminded me of people I've known. I was wondering what Draco had in mind re Pansy's situation. It seems strange that he wouldn't have thought of that. I do think it was narcissistic (cute) of her to think of herself first, but she was also a victim - a victim of his unfaithfulness which remains even though his crimes make that seem like a minor point. I love that the Order members are willing to help Draco. Also loved the line about Delia being an Amazon cuddling a toddler.
| EStrunk chapter 39 . 2/5
Loved your description of the effect of holding a baby. Glad Hermione confronted Ginny. You do a great job with Pansy - she's still bitchy, but her pain is awful. The detailed planning of the Gringott's raid is fascinating.
| EStrunk chapter 38 . 2/5
I think I disagree with Hermione (a bit). Yes - Draco needs to admit that his father hurt him (and probably intended to), but that doesn't mean that he doesn't also hurt for Pansy. The two emotions are so intertwined that they can't be separated. Just as you can hurt someone by hurting their child - the two types of pain are interrelated. Interesting thoughts re wizard psychologists. I always figured that they probably have them, but Harry was unaware of them in the books.
| EStrunk chapter 37 . 2/5
Wow - that is truly hideous. Your Lucius gets worse and worse. It makes me wonder how Pansy got away. Surely, he'd done something to keep her from being able to get out. Apparently, not enough. And what will Narcissa think?
| EStrunk chapter 36 . 2/5
Not going to review much since there's so much smut. I am glad they finally at least had decent, healthy sex. I did like the dialogue, esp. about being a teddy bear/bear and the toes. I am worried about Pansy.
| EStrunk chapter 35 . 2/5
That nightmare/memory scene was absolutely horrific. The bit about feeling like a beetle, trying not to scream, asking his mother to leave, Voldemort making her stay, then the last part about being left there alone afterward. That must have been horrible for Narcissa also. Hermione at least understands unbelievable pain. BTW - I'm a muggle and I still find catheters utterly alien (and horrible).
| EStrunk chapter 34 . 2/4
Nice make-up scene. I loved the bit with he and Pansy. Their rapport is fantastic. So horrible about what's been done to her. I'm surprised that Hermione still thinks it is better to kill someone by letting them bleed out rather than a quick AK. Glad that Ron was/is being mature. Draco's pain and the effects on their conversation were great.