|Reviews for Faintest, Slimmest, Wildest Chance|
| junk1ord chapter 42 . 1/12/2020
well you definately are an Indian Author, and i am so proud of it! 333
btw i love Harry, Ginny and Samosas a lot
| Meggie0205 chapter 42 . 11/24/2019
I loved this story! I couldn’t stop reading!
| Guest chapter 42 . 11/13/2019
Your continued character development is brilliant!
| Guest chapter 14 . 11/10/2019
There have been many times reading this story that I’ve thought “could this actually be Rowling writing this?” Im pretty much going to consider this canon!
| Guest chapter 12 . 11/10/2019
I am loving this story! Your attention to detail is making the story come alive. Your pace is spot on and makes me want to read it straight through in one sitting. One of my all time favorites so far!
| AuroraNotturna chapter 42 . 10/16/2019
I know I'm super late to the party, but I couldn't go without leaving a review. This is beautifully written. Seriously, excellent job.
| jeannetaylor79 chapter 19 . 9/20/2019
Considering the year we're in you doubtlessly do not get any more mail on this series. if not, mores the pity as not only do I truly enjoy your stories but the fact that you do not murder the English language in both your spelling and phraseology. I can read without correcting in my mind as I go along. I find that having to do so takes so much from the written word. Thank you for such a great imagination and all your stories which I have been reading over the last few days. I'm so happy that I found them for the first time and I have been reading FF for as many years as it has been written. I am 87 0n the Sept. so yes I have been around for ages. Thank you once more. sincerely ,Jeanne.
| ju.zelbova chapter 42 . 9/6/2019
I'm so relieved that this wonderful story ends with "the sequel can be found, etc "! This was great, realistic, everyone in character. I especially like how you worked with Harry's relationship insecurities coming from his growing up with Dursleys.
| 11083107 chapter 42 . 7/10/2019
The only thing I don't like about this is that he doesn't tell her that he was the seventh horcrux
| hellishrose chapter 42 . 7/4/2019
Love this! I just found this pic and read all 42 chapters in 2 days. Really brillant and beautiful post war fic! Thank you
| Norman chapter 42 . 3/24/2019
I know it's been years, but wow, that was an amazing fanfic. Thank you so much for putting in the effort, it's much appreciated!
| xTopazz chapter 42 . 3/24/2019
Hey just wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed reading this masterpiece in the span of like 3 days and feel a bit of a void now that I completed it. The interactions with Ginny and the rest of the Weasleys felt exactly how I think their relationships would be, a lot of teasing and joking, but really loving and caring towards each other when it's needed. I really felt connected to Ginny and Harry during the story and also how they developed their own relationship with each other: Harry reluctant to let others close to him and Ginny more abrupt, impulsive? (not sure english word).
All with all, thank you a lot for this story, I'm desperatly trying to search other fics right now to fill up that void a bit, unless you got some suggestions for me maybe?
| Pazza1995 chapter 27 . 3/15/2019
I like the opening scene, with Mrs Weasley realising that the most therapeutic thing she could do is keep busy, remember the good times and spend time with her living children. And Ginny was always her favourite child. I also like the continuing reference to things happening 'off screen' as it were, as well as everyone living their lives.
When it comes to Hermione's house, it is plausible that they could live there. It is even plausible for them to be able to afford to buy a house like that (I am aware it was inherited). I did a bit of research. A fully qualified dentist with a General Practice could expect to earn between £50,000 and £150,000 a year, depending on the proportion of NHS to private clients they took on, resulting in a plausible combined income of up to £300,000 per year. A house like what you imagine could reasonably be purchased for between £1 million to £5 million, dependant on the area of the country in which it resides. A word of warning though, be careful using the word 'stately' when talking about property in Britain, as it is a word most commonly associated with MUCH larger properties. Like, mansions the size of the White House, or even bigger. If you want a 'typical' British suburban home, look no further than the house that the Dursleys live in. The films got it spot on. We may fetishise our past, but that doesn't mean we don't move forwards at the same time.
I think your description of the most important part of a home was spot on. Nice houses are not always better to live in, especially if the occupants are unpleasant. I for one would rather live in a shack with my best friends than a mansion with my worst enemy.
The family discussing the progress of the trials is a good use of current events to further expand on history. Giving some further backstory on the deaths of Molly's brothers adds a personal touch to the progress, as half the Weasleys remember them and want justice to be served in their memories. As for the Malfoys, I can easily see them getting lighter sentences, as a result of the level of coercion and remorse that could have been shown to have existed, especially with regards to Draco. Everything he ever did was coerced.
The continuing development between Ginny and Fleur is a welcome sight, as I am desperate for Ginny to recognise how completely Fleur has changed. Fleur's character arc is one of my favourites, as she changes so completely from a quite arrogant, self centred girl into a gracious and helpful woman. I want nothing more than for Ginny to see Fleur as another big sister, alongside Hermione. Fleur offering an ear for Ginny to talk about Harry is, I believe, the beginning of a long and wonderful friendship between the two of them, as Ginny realises how trustworthy Fleur would be. Ginny splashing Bill made me laugh. Me and my siblings still do that to each other, and we are all in our 20s.
In the final scene, it seems appropriate that Ginny is the one who keeps almost slipping up and using magical terminology, and that she was the only one to not fully understand the effect Hermione's actions would have had on her parents, with Ron having been there to see their discomfort and Harry having dealt with people who were sensitive around magic for his entire childhood.
| Pazza1995 chapter 26 . 3/15/2019
Ginny has always been the strong, confident one. We very rarely see her upset or nervous about anything (after Chamber of Secrets). To see her so nervous about her relationship with Harry is a testament to how much Harry means to her. And the fact that she is so nervous about the progress, or lack thereof, that she confides in one of her brothers (to me) further shows how desperate she is. The fact that it is Charlie seems ultimately right to me. As you implied, Charlie was the best of what was left. Ginny wanted to ask Hermione, because she knows Harry better than anyone alive, or George because they are so much closer. But Hermione is 12,000 miles away and George is in no state to give advice to anyone. It was never going to be Percy, because he is ultimately still a snooty twit, and Bill was simply too protective of her to help in any way. So Charlie it is.
I like Charlie's advice. Ultimately, it is exactly the same advice Hermione gave her years earlier. Back off, relax and let things progress naturally. By this stage, Charlie will have had more than enough time to observe them properly as a couple, and he will have come to the inevitable conclusion that they make each other happier. He knows Harry isn't going anywhere (at least not deliberately. Harry does attract trouble with alarming frequency). On a final note, I like that you filled that particular gap in lore. There is no way there was no sex going on at Hogwarts, and the lack of pregnant students implied a magical solution. To have it made reference to directly adds something small but important to the overall universe.
The situation with Hermione's parents is extremely realistic, and handled well (in that most of the characters understand why they are upset). Percy's pompous inability to recognise his lack of authority in the area of abandonment is, I suspect, a defence mechanism of sorts. He has always seemed to default to assuming that he is right, unless overwhelming evidence to the contrary is presented.
Bill trying to weigh in is excellent. I will continue to congratulate you on how well you characterise the sibling relationships, especially considering your lack of direct experience. In any argument, the oldest sibling present (who isn't involved) would often try to arbitrate. It usually didn't work but the effort was there.
Ginny going to see Percy was nice. It shows, backing up earlier statements, that she truly loves all of her brothers and doesn't want any of them to be left without support. Getting another perspective on the Christmas visit in HBP was really interesting, especially when Percy reveals that he didn't invite Scrimgeour. It humanises the least likable Weasley, showing that he did his best to mend things, but was a victim of assumptions and prejudice at the hands of his siblings. It shifts the blame, and makes the whole situation more complex and ultimately believable (how often is it only one person's fault? Blame is usually shared by many in family feuds).
It is also lovely to see that Percy took Bill's advice and got a table. Not only will it help his chances with the witches (cough Audrey cough), but the simple addition of a table turns a flat from a glorified hotel room into a home.
| Pazza1995 chapter 25 . 3/5/2019
Oh God, that first paragraph is so familiar, it is not even funny! The number of times that has happened to me is not something I want to think about.
The fact that you made so clear what Harry had been doing without outright saying it is very impressive. Not everyone could do that, or would even want to. The modicum of subtlety is what sets your story above others that I have read. The fact that Harry was masturbating is another reminder that he is still only a teenager, a fact that really cannot be stated enough in my opinion. He is young and impulsive, as well as overwhelmingly hormonal.
Ginny's forwardness is a good continuation of her earlier frustration at the rate of progress in the relationship. She was desperate to make sure her and Harry had had sex before she went back to Hogwarts. It is clear that she was also feeling somewhat hormonal, and she needed an outlet for that sexual frustration. However, unlike Harry, she had no qualms about trying to initiate something with Harry to relieve her sexual tension. I am sure that, had they been elsewhere, they would have gone all the way. However, Harry being reminded of the surroundings brought back all of his fears and insecurities, leading to a quite poorly thought out move of pushing Ginny out of the bed. However, I am also sure that, if they had gone all the way, they both would have deeply regretted it later when their heads cleared.
Harry's reluctance to go and see Ginny afterwards is a good indicator of his compete inexperience with the fairer sex. It is actually something I do quite often, and usually not with women. Simply, if I don't really want to confront something awkward or embarrassing, I simply don't confront it, sometimes for days at a time. However, as is the case here, eventually you must bite the bullet and just get it over with.
It is amusing that Harry tries to work out if Ginny is on her period before he goes to see her, partially because that would inform his decision as to whether to talk to her (for someone who has fought so many people on so many different occasions, Harry has never been very good at confrontation), but also possibly to explain why she did it in the first place. Even someone as unfamiliar at sex as Harry would have worked out that girls seem to be more moody (and occasionally flirty) at certain times, and that might be related to a girl's cycle.
Their argument at the willow tree explains beautifully the reason for Harry's actions, as well as taking the wind out of Ginny's sails. The fact that Harry was so terrified of losing the Weasleys is heartbreaking, but also not surprising, as it has been addressed elsewhere in this story that Harry has a hard time believing anyone really cares about him, an unfortunate side effect of his upbringing. And Ginny's as always unerring ability to get to the root of Harry's worries and fully address it, reassuring Harry in a way that only she can, is yet another display of how good she is for him. Without Ginny, Harry would be nearly catatonic with regrets and worries.
I love that they both seem to have the ability to take any event, good or bad, and use it as an opportunity to propel their relationship in the right direction. It shows how mature they are (not surprising given what they have been through).