|Reviews for Merlin Works in Mysterious Ways|
| Amy chapter 5 . 2/24
Gosh I have never read a story like this before I read it constantly every chance I got because I really wanted to read all of it, I can honestly say that I cried many times while reading this but then I smile and laugh too, it was very wonderful to read and you did a fantastic job with it so Thank you very much for writing such a beautiful story:)! I loved it:)!
| Carling chapter 5 . 11/2/2013
Wow, definitely not the typical "Drarry" love story, that's for sure. I worked at reading it all through the day. It was so relentlessly depressing, watching the YEARS tick by, watching them squander their youthful time together. There was almost no reprieve from the hardship and sadness...Narcissa...alcoholism...four years of no communication between them prior to the kidnapping...the torture...the aftermath...a decade more of silent suffering...the breakthroughs...then finally...Harry's surprise...only to learn there's a broken core that's been driving Draco all these years...good grief it was relentlessly depressing. Yet they were happy and in love and living as well as they could and counting it a GOOD life! If there isn't a valuable lesson in there somewhere, then I'm a hippogriff!
I think the key to seeing what they counted their life a good one was reading between all that sad stuff and looking at those moments they each lived for...shared secrets from friends and family...horseback rides...hippogriff rides...scalp massages, tv, cheesy romance novels. Especially the cheesy romance. Goodness knows when my life sucks, Drarry gets me through the day.
| Aurelia Cotta chapter 2 . 10/22/2013
This was beautiful. So bittersweet and perfect. The way you portrayed them both was very touching. The fact that Harry never fully reovered just made it more poignant. Thank you.
| LuLuLolli chapter 5 . 10/12/2013
When I first started reading this, I didn't think it would be...so sad and difficult to keep reading. But I think you did an amazing job; I was leaking tears most of the time. So I just want to say, I'm glad I read it all the way through. It was beautiful and so bittersweet. Thanks!
| Spirit of the Night Owl chapter 5 . 9/24/2013
Hmm. I liked this very much...great writing...creative and all that...but a warning about the permanent paralysis would have been nice, because this is not the type of story that I like to read. Just too hard, so...I was disappointed in that...that it was permanent. Would have liked an eventual recovery. *sigh*
| Light L chapter 5 . 9/11/2013
I enjoyed the reading very much. Not every day I can find a well written story.
I was a little down lately and this fic reminded me that there are people with bigger problems then mine.
| leylinjan chapter 4 . 8/19/2013
Yesterday I was so overwhelmed by this story, that I could only leave a realy short review. Your story is beautiful, that is true. Beautifully amazing and really really capturing. (I kinda know that that word doesn't fit here but I don't know what word would be right.) I read several of your stories many times, and I just can't believe that they're ALL that good. It's incredible how well you can write.
This story started out really different from your others ( - at least the one's I have read -) but once I started reading I just couldn't stop, and when Frederica started talking to Harry the first time, I just started crying. It was so beautiful!
I felt like that was the turning point of the story, after that I had to cry a lot. Somehow you manage that. I didn't feel sad at all, and your story also wasn't 'sad' at that point anymore, but I still couldn't Not cry. Just because it was so beautiful. I don't know how you do it, writing like that.
Several of your stories deal with disabilities... I wonder if you have personal experiences regarding that. Not that you need to answer, not at all, but I wonder whether this is one of the reasons you can write so well about that. Still, it's amazing.
The only thing that I wanted to ask - and it is kinda a question and a remark in one thing is that you said that Harry couldn't blink to answer questions... but when Draco tells him once in the later part of the story something like (I don't remember it exactly) 'close your eyes baby' and starts kissing him, Harry CAN indeed do it. When I read that, I asked myself whether it was a small oversight on your part - not that it would be that important, if it were one - or whether it was hope for the future.
That is also what then my remark regarding the end of the story would be about.
I would have loved it, if in the last paragraph or so you could have included something like 'and the corners of Harry's mouth twitched in something that could have been resembling a smile' or 'Draco felt as if Harry's fingers, which were enveloped in his own hand tightened briefly, but he dismissed it when Harry spoke 'Shut up and kiss me'.'
Or something similar. You get the meaning. I think it would have been awesome to just leave the barest hint of a possible open ending by having him react in a different way... you know ? It's not as if Harry's disability by the end of the story detracts from it in any way : they are both happy, and everything is fine, but if he could continue to get better...
... I think it's good that you ended your story where you did.
But, if this were a movie (just for example), I could imagine a final scene (after the credits ) ten or fifteen years later, with Harry sitting in a hammock with a small girl and his wheelchair by the side .
Harry would be reading to the little girl in a somewhat scratchy voice the story of 'Sleeping Beauty'. Just as the story would be ending, Draco would come outside and call them in for dinner. They would joke for a bit that their daughter inheritet Draco's obsession with romance novels, then Harry would carefully drag himself into the wheelchair and the little girl would push him towards the house, where Harry and Draco would share a kiss before Draco closes the door...
just my imagination running wild, can't get the story out of my head yet :)
Thanks so so much for sharing this, and if you ever write original stories, please tell us (PM/ on your profile/ whatever :) ). I LOVE your stories, and this one is another masterpiece !
| leylinjan chapter 5 . 8/18/2013
| MDarKspIrIt chapter 5 . 8/7/2013
Awesome story! Couldn't stop reading 'til the end.
| AkashaV chapter 5 . 8/7/2013
Bittersweet and beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)
| Julietta96 chapter 5 . 8/5/2013
It was excellent! I cried from the first chapter 'till the last. I don't read this type of stories normally, I don't like them at all, but with yours I couldn't stop! The truth is that I expected another end, a happier one, but after I thought about it I realized that this one is perfect, they are happy even if Harry didn't regain full control of his body. It's realistic, things are hard and overwhelming, and they do the best they can to funcion. I loved it! And you did an excellent job!
| LadySierra chapter 1 . 8/5/2013
What an innovated story! It's very well-written. I was emotionally drained after reading which attests to good it is. Kudos to you!
| Brandi chapter 5 . 8/3/2013
This whole story made me sob. wHY? why would you write this? I stayed up all night to finish it. This is by far one of the most well written fanfics I have read. Great job.
| purpledragon6 chapter 5 . 7/30/2013
Oh how sweet. Such a lovely story.
| Fireaquila chapter 5 . 7/30/2013
Way, this is so beautiful! It's absolutely different than anything I've ever read before but it is just sooooo sweet! :D I like it so much!
And your other stories are so cool! I'm really happy I found them!