Now that this story is complete, I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review – either as a member or a guest. I have been overwhelmed by some comments/reviews and they have put huge smiles on my face when nothing much else has!
Also, a major thank you to my multiple reviewers for always being so kind and encouraging for many chapters. Namely tabitoo, zalini, tryntee13, Laura4423 and nellyish - I do apologise for not replying to your generous words (I actually wasn't aware you could until recently) but please know how much they meant to me.
I also thank anyone who has read and enjoyed my piece of fanfiction here. Reviews are important to a writer – how else do we know you like our work and to keep posting if you don't tell us? Most people I know that write, initially do so for themselves, for their own personal enjoyment. However, we take the time to post online (and that can take some time to get it all uploaded and everything) to share our work with you and hope you enjoy it. Which is why reviews are so important – whether it's one or dozens – they all mean a lot. But, I also understand you don't always have time to leave a review or you don't know what to say about it or how to tell them what you did or didn't like about it. I have been guilty of that myself in the past...but I'm working on it. Incidentally, as a writer, I would say that simply saying 'great writing/story, I enjoyed that,' is perfectly acceptable.
I shall now confess how incredibly nervous I was to post my very first Harry Potter fan fiction here (though, not the first HP fic I have written – there is something buried on my laptop that will never see the light of day :p) I know there's an incredibly high standard of writing here and also so, so many stories to wade through. So, I was nervous mine might not be liked or go unnoticed. I'm so glad that wasn't the case. People who claim to be my friends haven't been as supportive in my writing as you readers have been.
It's been a long time since I shared any of my work with the public and I am glad I took the plunge again, because all of your reviews has done wonders for my lack of self esteem and also given me the encouragement to start working on more. I am pleased to tell you that I am going to be working on some more Romione stuff...they are my OTP and I have enjoyed being in their heads and working with them more than I realised I would.
First up will be a small selection of rather long 'one shots' based upon missing moments from this story. They're all memories that were mentioned but not really expanded on. A couple of them are already written (bar some editing) After that I have plans for another multi chapter story based much earlier in their relationship – the year following Hermione's completion of her 7th year.
I do tend to write slow (I have a rather strange writing technique, but it works for me) so, please be a bit patient. However, the one shots will begin posting soon.
Again, a huge thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed my story.
P.S. Sorry for this long ramble :p