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  1. This is really cute and sweet. I know some folks want to take the shortcut and just not deal with the possibility of Ron/Hermione, but this seems like a very realistic reaction for the canonical Hermione if confronted with a sudden revelation from Harry like this. Teenagers have complicated feelings, and obviously Hermione saw something in Ron -- so this was a lovely way of dealing with it.

    What I like most about it is the honesty. When Harry and Hermione actually talk about it, she just flat comes out and explains the complicated emotions, her concerns about her studies, etc. I simply can't really imagine her having an equivalent conversation alone with Ron (without some sort of major blow-up happening or something when he found out her interests were divided), which is what gets at a great part of the H/Hr dynamic. Harry's also a little confused about what he's feeling too, so they're going to sort it out together... which is cute and a wonderful premise. (Part of me wants to see where this goes later between them...)

    To be honest, part of me thinks that some of the shenanigans that happen in HBP are partly because Harry and Hermione never have a conversation like this. Even if it's about their friendship and what they mean to each other, it would have cleared the air a bit about what eventually starts to happen with Ron and then with Ginny. If I'm forced to interpret what might have been going on in HBP, I honestly feel there were some latent feelings with H/Hr that neither of them were dealing with well... but I'm getting off-topic. Thanks for writing and for giving us these moments!

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    1. I don’t know what to say. I’m overwhelmed with your words, and I thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. I certainly agree with a lot of your reasonings, which is why I went the direction that I did.

      I understand why you’d like to see what happens next. I share that sentiment too. I just feel that love is never so neat and tidy that you can just wrap it up with a little bow and call it a day. I enjoy writing awkward dynamics filled with self-doubt and missteps, because that’s usually how love works until you work out all the kinks in a relationship (and even then there’s no guarantee of a happily ever after). I’m glad that I managed to give you an ending that both satisfied you and left you wanting just a little bit more.

      Anyway, thank you once again for the comments and you may want to keep an eye out for my other fic A Narrow Encounter; the last chapter will have a similar feel to this fic’s ending.

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