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Night Falls...by Reena 10 Years, 1 Month ago House Points: 14  
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Re:Night Falls...by Reena 10 Years, 1 Month ago House Points: 4  
I was going to wait to comment until I'd re-read this in detail, but I had to say now that I love this fic. I love that they sleep all over Hogwarts, and in doing so, it's like an old-favorites tour -- the greenhouses, the stables, the Room of Requirement. I love that Lupin looks as if he's being erased bit by bit, and the Slytherin lake windows, and the heart-to-heart with Cho is probably the best thing ever. Sorry, my pet fic favorites are showing. Anyway, this part will get me every time:

"Hurts." Harry groaned.

"Good," Draco breathed, and hugged him.


This felt like H/D to me, raw and old-days-Hogwarts and urgent and confused, and along the way they are the only reason the other can cope, which makes everything worse and better, and it's wonderful. I don't know what else to say, it's been worth waiting for.
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Re:Night Falls...by Reena 9 Years, 11 Months ago House Points: 0  
Oh, I love this. It really felt like it could have continued in the real books just after OOTP. All that hatred and threats Draco kept saying but instead only ends up doing the opposite, I love that. I even like how it kept some vital themes from the original books, such as The Tales of Beedle the Bard and that mention of Snape and possibly Lily as the Gryffindor.

"I wasn't, quite. Believe it or not, one of the best people I ever knew was a Gryffindor. Unfortunately, so was all the worst scum you could imagine walking the earth."

Also, Draco's denial and refusal even at the very end, after he just saved and kissed Harry and still continud to try hating him. That was perfect, it felt like something Draco would do. I'm glad Harry just didn't let him walk away.

Even the Epilogue reminds us that even after everything that happened, things aren't going to be happily ever after, and that things can still break down as easily. Life.

Beautiful.
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Re:Night Falls...by Reena 9 Years, 10 Months ago  
-makes happy noises-

The characterisation, descriptions, everything-- it really made this fic feel alive and real. I love how you took a lot of DH and incorporated it in, but made it so the fic was completely your own.

Your depictions of both Harry and Draco were amazing, if a little choppy at the beginning. I think I started to like your version of Harry more and more as the fic went on. Your depiction of Draco was spot-on the entire way through! I loved your portrayal of Remus, as well. I always knew there was more to him than just a cheerful little werewolf! (or not, hehe).

Ahhhh, thanks so much for the fic! It was a delight to read. (:
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Re:Night Falls...by Reena 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Because of some reason I didn't really like the beginning, problem is though, I can't remember why any more. Maybe it was because, although it was good, it lacked the little extra that catches someone. Obviously, that changed somewhere in the middle, and I became entranced by your world. I loved your last sentence.

This was original, to the extent something can really be that when it comes to HP/DM, in the way the story line was built up. I liked how you were in-character, and to some extent followed the path of the original book.
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