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I am a long-time reader of Draco and Ginny. I can't even remember how I found them. It may have been from an appearance by our favourite bad boy in some H/G fic (don't hate me, we all make mistakes).

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The Fire Within Her by anna_blondie    (Reviews - 7)

With Hogwarts under the control of the Death Eaters and Voldemort plaguing her dreams, Ginny Weasley is starting to go under. Until she finds a place where she can get away, and someone who makes her doubt everything she has ever known.
Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Blaise Zabini (boy), Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: HBP and below
Era: Hogwarts-era
Genres: Action, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: No
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 2282 | Read count: 312 | Published: Mar 11, 2011 | Updated: Mar 11, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Mar 13, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The dream

Very nice start. I always love getting to know this side of Ginny. Look forward to more!

Of Brothels and Ice Cream by Boogum    (Reviews - 17)

Ron called it the brothel. Dean Thomas called it a good time. Molly and Arthur Weasley preferred not to think about it at all. Such was the response to Ginny Weasley’s latest attempt at playing entrepreneur.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 6538 | Read count: 3598 | Published: Mar 21, 2011 | Updated: Mar 22, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Mar 23, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Of Brothels and Ice Cream

So cute! And I love the way you write. Some of your word choices are so interesting and describe the scene, mood, etc. perfectly.

Author's Response: Aw, thank you! It's always nice to hear that I'm doing something right with my word choices, haha.

Absolution's Price by SometimeSelkie    (Reviews - 54)

Draco's failing at the mission given to him by the Dark Lord, his relationship with Pansy is strained, and Snape won't stop asking questions. He needs help desperately, but when he receives it, he's drawn into more intrigue than he bargained for. His saviour may need some saving herself.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson
Compliant with: Fully compliant
Era: Hogwarts-era
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 11 | Word count: 25678 | Read count: 11254 | Published: Mar 24, 2011 | Updated: May 05, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Apr 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Reaping

I'm really enjoying this fic! I love this side of Draco. And wow, I'm intrigued about Ginny. That sex scene was very interesting.

Author's Response: *giggle* "Interesting"...I'm pleased at how unsexy that scene turned out, actually. Does that make me insane? Oh well. I think we both enjoy seeing Draco having raw and needy moments. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Apr 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Clippings

Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: More's on the way! And FYI I tried to write you back re: Safe House but your PMs were disabled. Don't be shocked if I send you a wall of text via FIA in the future.

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Apr 12, 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Automatic Flowers

Another great chapter!

Author's Response: And the scene's only half over at this point! Thanks.

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Apr 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 8: The Poison Tree

Oh what a terrible thing she has done! I fear for him so much. He loves her so and yet I do think it is wishful thinking on his part that she feels anything close to love for him. Finally, she showed a little bit of compassion and accepted that he could not choose her over his parents, but I don't trust her. To think that she was ready to kill him for Tom. He is completely justified in all hs nasty thoughts about her. I understand what it means to love someone in spite of who they are, and you do such a great job showing that it him.

On another note, I did get your message and I responded. In case you didn't get it, thanks for your encouragement.

Author's Response: "love someone in spite of who they are"...why is it that everyone else is better at summing up my work than I am? So many powerful statements you've made here. You've picked up on how vulnerable Draco still is, even though he's got so much more power now than he did at the start of the story. I see that people really don't have much sympathy for Ginny! I guess I'm not surprised than no one trusts her, though, given all of the stunts she's pulled.

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Apr 22, 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Waiting For The Sun

Well done. This almost gives me hope that she cares for him more than I thought. Of course, we still only really know how he feels. I loved the commands to himself to remember everything. And his restraint was surprising at first, but then I thought it is just another example of how much he loves her, even if he can't risk saying it. Again, I love how you write his emotions for her, and his love is more real than I think she understands. Looking forward to the next part!

Author's Response: Ha! You've still got a really low opinion of Ginny, don't you? I've got this notion that deep down, Draco's more romantic than she is. And I know his restraint seemed uncharacteristic, especially given all the "take, take" of the last chapter, but for him it really was about making reparations for last time, erasing her past bad experience and proving things can be good with him...or, as you so succinctly put it, showing how much he loves her. And speaking of scenes turning out alternately, two previous drafts of this chapter ended up in fights. It turns out that if Ginny snaps back at him AT ALL while he's embarrassed about his performance, he goes straight into jerk mode as a defence and she eventually calls him a stupid git and storms out of the room. Which would have been fine, really (who doesn't like make-up scenes?), except that it didn't suit my purposes.

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: May 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Fruition

Okay, I'm prepared for the angst.

Love the part where he is thinking about Ginny losing hope, etc. And the aftermath. His guilt over his actions fighting with his new sense of right and wrong.

Great chapter! Now onto the next, where I am sure you will break my heart :)

Author's Response: Yes, this is where everything that's happened to him over the last year finally leaves its mark! Our Draco, considering the welfare of non-Malfoys? Shocking, I know!

Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: May 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 11: A Bountiful Harvest

They loved him enough to try - love that!

Okay, I know you warned me, but AHH! Ginny! That was, well, I can't say I'm surprised since I never really trusted her, but it was just so cold. No explanation, just goodbye.

I must admit that I was a little disappointed that he didn't fight a bit more to change her mind, but you clearly showed his state of shock so I get that he wasn't really thinking clearly. Oh, poor Draco.

"She just didn't want him." That was true from the very beginning.

Great title by the way. And as for this sequel - many happy thoughts and positive energy coming your way to get it done. Thanks for the great read. Loved it.

Author's Response: Did you notice how he was about to run after Ginny but was stopped by *his mother* and turned to her instead and gave Narcissa priority, just like he had through the entire story? He's never going to forget that. I'm thinking that once he gets some sleep his pride won't allow him to chase Ginny down physically but he does write her a letter...which she burns, unopened. What the heck is her deal, anyways? I will say that it wasn't her intention to be cruel at this final meeting. I must admit, I love that you have such a dismal opinion of her yet you wish that Draco had gone to her (or that you read the story at all, really, since she really rubs you the wrong way). On a more technical note, I'm glad to hear the shock came through loud and clear. Glad I was entertaining, and thanks for all the lovely feedback!

Isolation and Cherry Pie by Mynuet    (Reviews - 16)

At the end of a dark corridor in Azkaban there are only two people, the isolated prisoner and his jailer.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 6493 | Read count: 2802 | Published: May 07, 2011 | Updated: May 07, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: May 08, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: For Ada Achlys

Yay! That was very sweet, and yet still a little sad that he was just being left to die. Glad you posted it!

Tracks in the Snow by rowan_greenleaf    (Reviews - 12)

He looked back the way he'd come, for once wishing Ginny were the sort to follow after him. One day he might not be able to find his way back to her; one day, Draco mused, he might need for her to pull him back. But would her pride allow her to?
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Not Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 1205 | Read count: 3162 | Published: May 08, 2011 | Updated: May 09, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: May 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Tracks in the Snow

So sweet!

Author's Response: Thank you. ^_^

Until Further Notice by thelovinspoonful    (Reviews - 13)

The hazards of eschewing tradition.

Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Blaise Zabini (boy), Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Other Characters
Compliant with: None
Era: Future AU
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 3117 | Read count: 1473 | Published: Jul 07, 2011 | Updated: Jul 08, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Jul 13, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Until Further Notice

This was great! I loved it. Very nice!

Author's Response: Thank you very much!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Author's Response: Thank you very much!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Weasley the Wordsmith by a_gypsys_dance    (Reviews - 5)

Ginny woos Draco with her attempts at poetry.
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Compliant with: None
Era: Hogwarts-era
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 2687 | Read count: 1378 | Published: Jul 24, 2011 | Updated: Jul 25, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Jul 25, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So very cute! Thanks :)

That Which Changes by lielabell    (Reviews - 5)

Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?
Category: Completed Short Stories
Rating: Definitely Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Future AU
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None
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Chapters: 1 | Word count: 3322 | Read count: 858 | Published: Dec 29, 2011 | Updated: Dec 30, 2011
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Reviewer: icthestrals Signed
Date: Jan 01, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was very sweet! A perfect little bit of fluff that had me smiling throughout. Nicely done and thank you!

Author's Response: Thank you! So very glad you enjoyed it.