|Reviews for Friends and Foes|
| Lilyp chapter 6 . 6/14/2014
I loved this chapter a lot. So many details, like the trio (when you are so adamant about disliking the "golden trio") of aurors, Dung, Cara noticing the things Auror Weasley and her ex-boyfriend have in common - perhaps Those are things Lavender is attracted to? Ginny is a daily life genius. Surely Lavender is the ideal person to interrogate Daphne. Harry is a lucky man indeed.
| FriendofMolly chapter 6 . 6/12/2014
Outstanding first to last! What a coincidence, running into Dung. Could he redeem himself, partially with information? Nah! His actions, after he left MadEye, speaks very clearly, he's a cowardly lowlife. Harry should thank Ginny, big time, Lavender will definitely get Pansy to blab.
Still loving this,
| Oriondruid chapter 6 . 6/12/2014
Ginny's no fool is she. :o) If she were not an international level Quidditch player she'd definitely make a superb Auror, her insight and intelligence always mean she gives Harry superb advice.
It is always nice to get away to other cities and areas of Wizarding Britain, to see how they do things and 'take in the local scenery and customs', rather than hanging around all the time in London and a few other locations, which although beloved, like Diagon Alley and The Burrow etc. are can become a bit 'claustrophobic' and limiting. This is is why I like your version of the Wizarding World, it broadens the horizons and gives greater freedom for creativity and originality.
Poor old Dung. :o) He can never get a break can he? What's the chances it'd be 'signing on' day that Harry and the gang turn up for a meeting and spot him in the queue? All these ingenious schemes he comes up with to make a dishonest living and it seems fate always finds a way to chuck a big spanner in the works. :o) He's a despicable criminal, sure, crooked to the core but somehow you have to slightly like him, at least he's not cruel in his dishonesty and there is some good in him, even if buried rather deeply. Loved the line from Harry about arresting him "For being Mundungus Fletcher". :o)
Looking forward to more to come.
| katesari chapter 6 . 6/12/2014
Enjoyed reading this chapter! Look forward to reading more. Bye
| Oriondruid chapter 5 . 6/11/2014
Sorry this review has taken so long, much vital reading such as this to catch up on due to a hectic month or two.
Brilliant Chapter! 'Cos for one thing we get to first meet 'Bobby' Beadle, one of your finest OC's. You've gotta love this excellent police officer! :o) And yes, the Police jargon might be a bit unfamiliar to some, so the glossary on the end is a good idea. :o)
DCI Abberline? Hey this is getting oddly coincidental! This is because the man whom I assume he may be descended from, (the great Victorian police officer Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline), features in a post war story I am writing, (Ghosts of the Past), about a 'temporary alliance' formed during their 'retake' final year of school, between Hermione, Ginny and their ex-foe Draco Malfoy. In this story he's a much reformed, genuinely contrite and better young man now, being out from under his father's malign influence and the Death Eaters control, which is why you'd hate this tale, being as you're no Draco lover! ;o)
Nonetheless in my tale the alliance forms in order to investigate an old mystery they stumble upon. During this investigation the 'new trio' meet, (amongst others), Chief Inspector Abberline's ghost, who is still haunted by regret over his failure to catch Jack The Ripper. This original Abberline was a brilliant officer whose many achievements and commendations are sadly a little overshadowed by his one great failure, it is to be hoped that after his death in fact he chose to 'go on' rather than remain an earthbound ghost because of his regret and sense of 'unfinished business'.
Your Abberline in this story however seems to be sadly nowhere near half the man his famous ancestor was, (I assume this connection as it is not a common surname and Policing tending to run in families). However, as drawn this character is probably more typical of today's senior Met Officers, being a bit 'battle weary', overloaded with paperwork and made a bit cynical after seeing years of 'jumped up' Oxbridge graduate 'oiks' being fast tracked up the hierachy. Your 'modern day' Abberline's probably quite realistic, being a fairly honest and good 'copper', but one who hates all the, (as he'd see it), PC nonsense imposed on the Met's culture over recent years and constant political interference making his job harder. That's why he's none too fond of Harry & Co. making an appearance at 'his' crime scene. :o(
It's great to see the nucleus of Harry's future crack 'Magical CSI' team coming together, knowing what a great unit they eventually will become. :o)
Looking forward eagerly to reading the next chapter.
| Jim chapter 6 . 6/11/2014
We missed you. Your stories are still awesome. Please keep them coming
| shannononom chapter 6 . 6/8/2014
Love it (as usual)!
Worth the wait and I get so excited seeing an update!
Can you update Epithalium (spelling?) please? Adore that story!
| Vicki Turner chapter 6 . 6/8/2014
I love your stories! It's worth the wait for a new chapter. You are great at making the world feel so real-the differences between the Aurors and the Sherrif's office, Ginny's quidditch diet-these little details make me believe the characters are living a real life.
I'm glad to see Lavender as a character who can contribute to the group effort instead of a just a hopeless airhead. I hope we get to see some of her and Mark Moon a bit more in future chapters.
| Grown Up Ron chapter 5 . 6/8/2014
Actually Draco IS a killer, he was fine with trying to kill from a distance. It was only up close that he lacked the stones.
| Grown Up Ron chapter 4 . 6/8/2014
Hermione seemed to like that kiss from Charlie a bit too much; Ron better watch his back.
| Carina chapter 6 . 6/8/2014
love Love LOVE IT! Keep up the freaking amazing work!
| Oracle2Phoenix chapter 6 . 6/8/2014
Hah! Wisteria... I love that...
I said it before, but it's so nice to see this image of Daphne, not the clichéd version every other author on the website likes to publish.
Looks like Harry and friends are about to enclose in on Slytherins again. I am curious as to what is going to happen, particularly whether you're going to have him go up against a Fidelius Charmed property.
Interesting notion, making Polyjuice and it's ingredients a controlled substance. Makes sense considering all the dodgy things one can do with it.
Love this and look forward to whatever you update next.
| Charybdis2 chapter 6 . 6/8/2014
Great to see another chapter up.
Each time I read one of your stories, I am reminded of just how "American" many other stories are and it brings the authenticity of your stories into sharp focus.
Lovely story, not a lot of action here but plenty to enjoy.
| keeptheotherone chapter 6 . 6/7/2014
I love seeing "famous" canon characters from an outside POV, and nice red herring with that Trio comment ;) All the description related to Sheriff Phillips had me laughing, especially with her being a woman. The dialogue in this chapter was great, both the conversation between the Sheriff and the Aurors and Harry and Ginny at the end: enough plotty stuff to keep the story moving interspersed with the things that really happen in conversations, like side comments about sports and making dinner.
Having had more than one patient reach threateningly for my stethoscope, I immediately appreciated the modification to the Aurors' tie-that's genius. Not only do you save the Auror's life, the suspect is already nicely restrained and said restraint is the evidence of their assault. I like it.
That's Lavender's main contribution to the Auror office-she knows stuff. And she knows how to find out stuff. Any other cleverness or fighting skill she possesses is just icing on the cake.
I'm sure I'm not the only person who has said/will say I would have liked to see the "interview" with Draco, but I defer to your authorial (wow, that actually appears to be a word!) authority and good judgement as to what benefits the story. Great update, thank you!
| aalens chapter 6 . 6/7/2014
Many thanks for this update - it was thoroughly enjoyable, as usual.