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11/12/2022 c12 Mewpagano
healing is a so long procces...good fic!
2/21/2019 c11 20civilwarrose
Oh my...this is one of the best memorials for Fred I've seen described. It has a Hunger Games like theme to it, but also reminiscent of the OOtP movie scene.
2/17/2019 c13 1JamesTKent
Beautifully done. Truly.
1/3/2019 c12 3Nerd-Herd-27
Oh, Harry!
I think this is absolutely how Harry would react after all the immediate work was finished in the aftermath of the war. He’d need someone to spell it out, several times, before he’d believe that the Burrow was where he needed to be. Poor Harry.
12/28/2018 c12 LiteratureSoccerEnthusiast
Absolutely love this story, you capture emotions of Harry pretty well and the support of Ginny and all the Weasley family really makes a big difference to Harry!
12/17/2018 c12 scrappy8
great chapter
10/10/2018 c1 4ultimatebern25
I’m really enjoying this story, it’s very well written and really nice to read what might’ve happened right after the final battle. I’m loving seeing each character’s progression through the grief and aftermath of the battle, and each of them working their way to healing. Well done, thank you for writing and sharing.
10/3/2018 c11 2Beedle
Yes, perfect. Not at all sappy, as I'd suspect. It all just came together beautifully here, all the family and friends dealing with the funeral as best they could. Molly is me - if stressed, cook! Upset? No problem...bake a cake! Or keep busy, anyhow.

The best thing here was George, of course. I'm so glad you didn't just have him silently weeping in the corner or anything...but giving Fred a proper send off, pulling himself together to make one last humorous statement as Fred would have wished. It sets the tone for him later carrying on his brother's legacy and not giving up on Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes, keeping his memory alive. Mischief Managed in fireworks across the lake - I just love that. As I mentioned I still end up teary reading Fred's death in the books and I still ended up a bit teary reading this (I just feel so AWFUL for poor George!) but it was really nicely done.

And everything works out in the end when Harry finally finds his place with Ginny and the Weasley family! I really do love Molly taking him in and stopping all the nonsense about living alone at Grimmauld Place so as not to intrude. Makes me very happy to think of him at The Burrow properly at last.

Thank you for a wonderful story and a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Beautifully done.
10/3/2018 c10 Beedle
Oh goodness, I completely missed that you had updated - not once but twice! (Sorry, I'm following, but I don't check the email address associated with the account that often) - and I got mentioned in the author's note too!

There's something about the way this whole story has been written that I've been trying to put my finger on. I think it's a sort of dreamlike quality that works so well for this theme of healing. I get the sense that all the characters are drifting along in the days afterwards, going about their lives as best they can, but not really there, not focusing...I just get a sense of the terrible void in their lives, and all their stunned disbelief - before the grief has really set in - I'm rambling, but anyway, it is what I like most about this story. The tone fits the theme perfectly.

The Gringotts interview sounded rather terrifying! And yes, a No-Feel serum is a VERY good idea in that situation, both Harry and Ron being spectacularly bad at keeping their emotions under control.

Having read What Purpose first, the build-up of angst works very well here. No wonder their emotions are a wreck after everything they've been through - no wonder Harry can't focus on relationship stuff right away. Nice to know the ending though :D

Obviously having missed this chapter I missed the question about skipping the funeral at the time and looking at the title of the next chapter I assume you didn't skip it! I'm glad if so - there wouldn't be proper closure in this without the funeral I don't think. I know what you mean about funerals being sappy when badly done, but you have a very subtle touch and nothing here has been sappy so far so I have confidence!
9/25/2018 c11 scrappy8
great chapter
9/23/2018 c10 scrappy8
great chapter
9/23/2018 c9 Beedle
This chapter was hard to read...Fred was one of my absolute favourites and his death just killed me. I still can't really read that bit in DH years on (nor the bit where Remus and Tonks' bodies are mentioned). I know it's silly, just being a story, but you know...
Mr and Mrs Weasley planting an apricot tree for Fred nearly made me tear up again! Such a sad and sweet idea and I liked the teasing message (whether real or imagined) from Fred about not having an excuse to make the tarts any more.
And I love the family rallying round and supporting Molly when she just feels unable to write the letters...

On a different note, I want to try making the 'apricot thumbprints' now! They sound yummy.
9/20/2018 c9 scrappy8
great chapter
9/19/2018 c8 Beedle
Ah, this is great. I love to think of Fred watching over George and encouraging him to pick himself up! Thanks for the enjoyable read!
9/19/2018 c7 Beedle
Serendipity Syrup is a glorious name for a turtle. Ah Ginny, queen of random names. Love it. As you say in the A/N, it is good to have a break from the whirlwind of post-battle emotions. This was a lovely little scene.
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