Thank you for this chapter...I like how they are slightly fighting over Ginny
Author's Response: You're welcome! :)
i love this fun!!
it's an original. characters are spot on and i just love the story.
Author's Response: Yay!! I'm glad you've enjoyed the story so far! I've been having a hard time fixing the most important part of the story, so I've been jumping around to other things instead, but I WILL update. Hopefully soon! Thanks for reading and reviewing! n_n
Jesssss, I am in love with this story. These three characters are my absolute favorites to read together, and their chemistry that you have captured in your writing is just wonderful. My favorite thing about this story, though, is how you've shown the drastic changes that the characters have gone through, but somehow you have still kept them very much in character. Draco, although more reserved and accepting, is still a bit brooding and snarky, and even though Ginny has lost a bit of her spark and her courage, every now and then we get a glimpse of the bite that we all know and love from her. I can't wait for chapter four! :)
And, on a completely unrelated note, I am so incredibly jealous of the fact that you used to live in Italy. I am 100% Italian, and it's my dream to live there!
Post more sooooon, please and thank you. :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Pam! I was slightly horrified while writing this story because Blaise was coming on so strongly before Draco even showed up in Italy, and I was writing for a Draco/Ginny prompt. XD But he's so fun to write, and it's easy for Ginny to feel, well, easy around him because he's so carefree. How can she be upset with someone who looks for the fun in life, no matter what? Or maybe he behaves this way because he likes Ginny and knows she needs it. Either way, I like writing Blaise as a buffer between Draco and Ginny, though it's pretty clear in the third chapter that he's an unwanted buffer. XD
I know none of the characters would be the same after the war, so my very favorite thing to do is to write how these characters have changed. No matter what Pottermore/JKR says, I really think the Ministry/the world would have to have changed, become less tolerant of certain things, ideas, people, and the Malfoys would have had to adapt to that world. I don't think they would have been able to use their old tricks, so it's important for me to show how the world has changed and how Draco has adapted to it. I'm so glad you think I've kept them in character even with those changes! I was afraid Draco was too aloof/brooding to really show his character, but in this story, he's so wary of Ginny, I don't think he could have been anything else.
I've got to rewrite the last chapter, but hopefully that won't take me too long. I'll have more as soon as I can! :D
(And Italy is wonderful. I wish I had been able to truly appreciate it while I was there. The whole time I was living in La Maddalena, I wanted to be elsewhere, but as soon as we left, I wanted to go back. It's an amazing, carefree place, and I'd love to go back one day.)
You have definitely surprised me, I was not expecting the money to be a pay off of sorts. Ginny and Draco constantly challenge each other in ways I do not think either have realized or are unwilling to admit at this point. I cannot wait to see what direction things are going to shift towards next time.
Author's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! Hopefully, I'll be able to finish up the next chapter soonish, so hopefully it won't be as long of a wait. :D