Name: Desertisle reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Feb 07, 2016 09:16 am
Oh gosh! This was wonderful and very touching. Thank you for writing it.,

Author's Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you like this story. :)
Name: CharmedLife19 reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Sep 11, 2011 10:31 pm
This was really sweet. I loved it.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked this. It's a bittersweet kind of story, and not the usual kind of thing that I write for these two, but it really showcased their inner strengths.
Name: misslimelight reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Sep 01, 2010 08:07 pm
I can't believe how beautiful this story is, well done.
I need a tissue now.

Author's Response: ::hands over tissue:: Sorry! I'm glad you really liked the story, even if it was so sad.
Name: Anise reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 26, 2010 06:57 pm
A beautiful story, and what makes it even more beautiful, I think, is that you bring in so many things that are real, that aren't normally associated with Ginny and Draco, and yet are so believable given their characters. BUT-- and this is part of what makes it heartbreakingly beautiful-- the ending is real rather than unrealistically cheerful. Anyone who's ever dealt with cancer knows what lymphoma means-- it's never really 100% gone.

"Unrealistic" would have meant some kind of magic spell that absolutely guaranteed a cure for Draco from that day on. In a way, killing Draco off at the end would have been just as predictable. Instead, we have an ending that we know deep down is bittersweet, and yet that gives Draco and Ginny a future. And that's what really counts.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! It was really really hard to make this ending happen. It kept sliding toward Draco's death, and I really didn't want to do that. They deserved some kind of future together after what I put them through, and I knew it would be a long haul for both of them.
Name: gracie reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 25, 2010 03:10 pm
Such a lovely story, I admit id did cry for ginny at one point x

Author's Response: I put them in a very tough spot because of this prompt, so I don't blame you! They had a very tough time in the story. I'm glad you liked it.
Name: Jack Tamara reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 24, 2010 10:39 pm
Wow. THis is so touching. My grandpa died of cancer after fighting it for seven years, so I know about cancer coming back again and again to haunt you. I really hope that he doesn't get sick again, because there's part of me that wonders if he will after the end of this story. Great story with fantastic emotions, though. Good job!


Author's Response: I'm so sorry for your loss. It's because it's such a real topic that I really wanted to tread carefully with this so it's not a cheap offensive kind of thing just to do a box fill on the card. It was hard to write, if only because the story kept sliding toward character death, which I really, really, really didn't want to do. I don't think I would ever write a sequel of any kind to this one, if only because I *don't* want to deal with the possibility of Draco getting sick again. *sticks fingers in ears* lalala, he's fine now, it's all good. :)
Name: SpiffyDee reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 24, 2010 01:54 pm
This hurt. But it hurt so good. Beautiful and evocative- thank you for sharing this.

Author's Response: Thanks for the comment! I couldn't take the story where it seemed to want to go, because I really couldn't have Draco die in this. I would've abandoned the fic if I couldn't find a happy ending for our heroes. :)
Name: sparkling reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 24, 2010 05:40 am
that was a beautiful story. It show what the "HOPE" of Prayer can do! and the will to LIVE, for the one you love.

I to am all to familiar with Cancer, trying to take my Mother & Brother. They are survivors! and are doing well to this day. :)

Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words! The church scenes weren't originally going to be in the story, but as I was writing it, Draco wanted to be there. It really helped the both of them, I think. Congratulations for your Mom and brother!
Name: SoFunky4209 reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 10:12 pm
That was just too beautiful and my emotions are getting the best of me right now. I can't express properly how wonderfully well written this was. Losing loved ones after fighting so hard and having loved ones beat it. I, like many, am familiar with both

Author's Response: I only wrote the story because of the "major illness" box on the hc bingo card I got. Mostly because I really *didn't* want to have either of them get so grievously ill that they died, and I kept fighting that in the story. At the same time, I wanted it to be true to what so many people really do go through. I'm glad it worked, and that you really liked the story.
Name: harrypotterchick4ever reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 08:54 pm
sooooooooooo beautiful!! u made me cry my eyes out
i felt all their emotions
agh yr writing is just amazing

Author's Response: *hands over hanky* I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Part of it was really hard to write, because I *really* didn't want Draco to die in this.
Name: McKenzieMac reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 08:11 pm
......and I just cried a little bit. Thank you for a putting a little smile on my face before bed :)

Author's Response: Aw. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It's really really angsty but I tried hard to make sure no one died in it.
Name: openskys reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 03:51 pm
This was done so beautifully I loved it.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. It was definitely a hard story to write, especially to have it end on a positive note.
Name: imadoodlenoodle reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 03:46 pm
I don't normally get all teared up, but I couldn't help getting all teary eyed. That was beautifully done; it's hard to write about traumatic events and really show them realistically but I think you have done it.

I like the use of the support group and how it wasn't only a meeting place to get the initial DG meeting, but it had a place in the story too.

As soon as you mentioned Draco's first cough my heart sank, I'm glad he didn't die because I don't think *I* could have handled that, and I can't even begin to contemplate what it would have done to Ginny.

It's unusual to see both DG being ill - seriously ill - and the temptation to just allow Draco to die would have made the romance all the more bittersweet, but would have caused readers to electrocute themselves, as the tears they would be crying would fall into the keyboard and causing some short-circuiting and whatnot and big sparks and eventual electrocution.

Your descriptions of Draco (and Ginny) were stunningly well done, it made the cancer all the more real and made me feel so blim'ing sad at the same time.

Finally, I would like to say how amazing it is you managed to write so much in so little, really good job.

Thank you for an amazing story!


Author's Response: This was a very difficult story to write, and not just because of the major illness component. It kept heading toward Draco's death, but I *couldn't* do that and I really didn't want to. I love them too much to do that to them. It was bad enough that Draco had a relapse in the story. I'm really glad you liked it.
Name: scentasia reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 02:30 pm
That amazing! you brought me to tears and i cant stop crying.God, that was so beautiful. I was engrossed with every line of this story and i felt every emotion that the chracters felt. You write so beautifully. It s truly is a gift. you are so talented.

The whole story was about hope and faith. At the end you brought the church up, my god, and there was hope. When i was coming to the end i was kind of dreading it thinking it was going to have a sad ending but thankfully it didnt. It was perfect and it ended with faith in love and hope. Amazing job! I am so grateful that u wrote this piece. It was one of the best stories i have read in this site. One of the best, definitely. It was brilliant!!

Author's Response: *hands over hanky* It wasn't originally going to have any church scenes in it, but it seemed like such a Draco thing to do at that point in his illness and in his lifetime of poor choices and regret. He needed that sense of peace and hope to carry him through. I'm glad you like the story!
Name: TwistedPixie reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 01:49 pm
Beautiful. Just absolutely beautiful. You have no idea how touching this story was. The writing was brilliant and delicate - never too much for the moment. And the imagery was stunning, I could imagine them in front the church and during Draco's recovery.

You also have no clue hpw happy I am that there was a happy ending. You've truely done this story justice. Well done and thank you xx

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comments! The story kept edging into character death as I wrote it, and I really didn't want that to happen. I almost didn't think a happy ending would come out of this story, and I was *so* glad that it was possible after all. I'm so glad this worked out. :)
Name: readhead1755 reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 11:58 am
I cried. End of story.
I cried.
Nice work.

Author's Response: Thanks so much. It was really hard to write, mostly because I *didn't* want there to be any character death and it just kept looking like it was turning out that way. I'm glad you liked it.
Name: pitzi reviewed The Palest Nights Are Yours on Aug 23, 2010 11:21 am
There areen't many fics where Draco or Ginny are seriously ill, let alone both of them. Thank you for a great story.

Author's Response: And honestly, if not for the h/c bingo thing on LJ, I wouldn't have written this either. It was hard for me, because it kept sliding toward character death. I fought that hard, because I couldn't do that to them after making them *both* ill. I'm glad it worked for you. :)
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