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for My Only Love Sprung From My Only Hate

10/23/2011 c1 janjan2009
wow!
10/19/2011 c10 marginalmary 2lazy2signin
I agree with this ending. Mostly because there was little content upon which to justify a happy ending. You glossed over the foundation of a real connection. It's all fine to say they spoke about things and wrote letters, but you didn't actually include those conversations, which leaves the reader hoping that those exchanges were meaningful but provided nothing conclusive to grasp. Actually, the one scene you did provide perfectly illustrates the sort of relationship they have in which Hermione stumbles upon evidence of Draco's abusive childhood but hasn't the wherewithal to explore it. Basically, she doesn't want to pry; it's not her place; his pride (a superficial element of his personality) is more important then her compassion. They are not intimately involved. Likewise, all the real issues are ignored, namely their War affiliations and personal identities. They delude themselves, hoping to file a void (her insecurities and his loneliness) with sex and almost-love. They're both rather shallow and selfish, hurting each other and her friends for something that isn't real.

The tragedy here is that it could have been real. If they'd not used sex and intrigue to avoid themselves, they might have had a chance. It is interesting, I suppose, that they are both wrong and both right. Hermione was correct in saying that she wasn't sure she loved him when he asked because at that point she most certainly did not; she loved a part of him, one image, the role he played with her alone. It isn't until later on the train after she has accepted all that he is and all that he is not that I believe her when she says she loves him. Draco is certainly right when he says he couldn't give up everything for her so they had to break it off, though his justification for the needless cruelty is absurd and disappointing (as is her agreeing with it.). Really, Draco never loved her, and so when he says he doesn't regret falling in love with her, he lies twice in one sentence. Of course, he regrets it. You've designed him as an emotional coward, thereby he regrets the difficult choices. Otherwise, he'd not have left her. And if he did love her at all (even just as a person), he'd regret ever meeting her because how can you destroy someone you love without regret.

I will not say that love is always selfless or kind, that it is always hopeful or enduring. Truthfully, love is just as often the exact opposite of those things. However, love is consuming, intimate, and rigorous. It fights for itself; and whether it wins or loses is never the consequence of outside forces. To love someone you have to know her or him, accept that person, and reveal yourself unapologetically. It takes work.

This is lust, teenage disassociation, and self-serving drama. I'm not saying it isn't good or an unworthy read: it's very good, a truthful representation of puppy love. I'm just saying that it's not as sad as most readers want it to be, or at least not for the reason I think you envisioned. This story is sad because these characters met each other too early in life and did irreparable harm to a potential for great, sincere love. Neither character is grown (for lack of a better word), not self possessed nor even self aware. They are children in over their heads. And sadly, if these exact same characters had met five years from this, they'd have had it all, been ready and able to give it and receive it all, mature enough to really face each other.

The other sad thing, the truly tragic thing, about this ending is that I walk away feeling summarily hopeless for both of them. For Draco, I wonder if he learned anything at all. He is back where he started, having unforgivably alienated pretty much everyone who might have made him a better person, caving to his abusive father, which only reinforces his low self-confidence and dependency. And for Hermione... it stunts her emotional growth as a woman, warning her away for the risks that are worth taking. It felt... so wretchedly pointless.
10/10/2011 c10 nathaliie
like this story a lot!
10/6/2011 c10 MCroxxie14
this chapter made me cry! this seriously breaks my heart when people love each other but society or parents or whatever breaks them apart! oh gosh im like crying right now but its just so sad! even though it didnt end how i imagined, still a well written story.. *wipes tears*
9/10/2011 c10 ayeayerica
This fic is so depressing and sad :(
8/25/2011 c10 Djomar
I can't believe that it ended like thisStory was great,but I'm really dissapointed with the way it ended
8/18/2011 c10 3LittleMissNerdy
Great story. Keep writing xxxx
7/22/2011 c10 JasperLover1996
This is one of the best stories by far that i have EVER read ,there was drama,love,and lemons all rolled up into one great story it was fantastic and it made me cry... :) I hope you don't stop writing you truly are an amazing author...
7/11/2011 c10 stephy9191
You made me cry.

It's five in the morning, I'm balling my eyes out crying.

But what a beautiful story, even though the ending made me cry. And not because it was sad but because thats how it would really be. Beautiful work.
7/9/2011 c10 RingFelton97
...*whimper* That was an AMAAAAZING fanfic! I have to admit though...I teared up a bit at the end :$
7/8/2011 c10 i.wished.on.a.shooting.star
I'm not going to lie, I was pretty pissed that I stayed up till 4:30 reading this and it didn't have a happy ending... But it's still extremely well written and I love it.

Is there any chance you could be talked into posting the happy ending version as an alternet ending?
6/28/2011 c10 kayyykj
:(( its truly sad at the end but a great story no less... and well he was cruel.. but still nice comebacks! LOL i feel so bad for both of them... you should have a one-shot sequel for when the war ends and well yeah! :P lovely story!

xoxoxo

smileylol =)
6/24/2011 c10 13CherrytreesButterfly
ahhh... that was a really great fanfic. I hate the ones were the Weasleys turn evil - I've been coming across quite a few of those lately. :/ I WAS hoping for a happy ending but I agree that this was a lot more probable. Maybe down the line... Well. I did actually cry at the last chapter though. :') So congrats on that. Totally ruined my mascara btw. This was by far one of my favorite Dramione fics even though they didn't end up together; keep up the good work!
6/12/2011 c10 Pietus
Really liked this fic! Of course there were a few things that felt poorly executed and ooc, but overall i really liked it.

But the ending... Doesn't seem like there can ever be a happy ending with these two, does it?

I can't really believe that Draco would humiliate Hermione in public like that if he really loved her, but the last bit at the train was nice.

So thank you for a good read!
5/23/2011 c10 CRAZYjalapeno
WTF! WHY IS IT A SAD ENDING! I REALLY WANTED IT TO BE A HAPPY ENDING JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER FANFICS I READ...oh well...it was a good ending anyway ;)
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