He hasn't seen his wife for weeks now. It's Christmas, so it's about time he did... One-shot Created for DG Forum's 2016 Secret Santa Exchange.Category: Completed Short Stories
I loved reading this again. The writing is so powerfully understated. Even though you never say the words 'miscarriage' or 'baby' once, you know exactly what happened, and, in fact, *not* spelling it out makes it more heartbreaking. You can see Draco and Ginny avoiding thinking about what happened, haunted by it, but the signs of their loss are everywhere: in the nursery in which Ginny has isolated herself, in the Christmas decorations, the presents under the tree, the unmet expectations. And you so emotionally parallel that by never actually saying the words. You as the writer avoid confronting their loss just as much as Draco and Ginny avoid confronting their loss. The signs are all there, though.
I'm so glad they finally came together, that Ginny recognized Draco's own grief and how they can comfort each other. And even though they don't have their baby, Ara is still in their lives.
Thank you for sharing such a sweet story. :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it so much to read it again, and you mentioned some things that I didn't quite notice myself actually. As I was writing it I knew I didn't want to talk about the 'what' behind the moment. I felt even mentioning it would take the away from the true point of the story, but it wasn't until you said it that I realized I didn't even mention the word 'baby'. I had to read through it again because I was genuinely surprised by that, but I guess in a sense while writing it I also realized such a word would be just as painful as anything else. I like to imagine in the long run that they won't always have just each other and Ara, but at this particular moment it's good to know that even in their loss they'll be able to depend and derive comfort from each other.
After a last-ditch effort to evade the Dark Lord goes awry, Ginny finds herself in Slytherin, best friends with Pansy Parkinson and engaged to none other than Draco Malfoy.Category: Works in Progress
What the what!!! Time travel is one of my favorite tropes in fan fic, and while Ginny isn't the one time traveling in this story (her note is), I'm very intrigued by this setup all the same! I also can't say I've read many Slytherin Ginny fics (I think just one), so I have no idea how those are usually done, but I love how in your story Ginny is thrust into a new timeline where she ended up in Slytherin. I can already foresee her struggle assimilating into her new timeline and coming to terms with the relationships she's supposed to have built. I wonder if her relationship with her family has changed... or even Hermione and Harry?? And she wasn't able to stop Voldemort with her note!! (Unless someone else is the Dark Lord instead of Voldemort...??) This chapter was just enough to pique my interest! Can't wait to see more!!
Author's Response: So glad you're liking it so far! I'm a sucker for time travel, as well. A lot of things have changed, but it will be a slow reveal regarding the effect of Ginny's note and her relationships to all of our favorites. Thank you for reviewing! I'll definitely be updating soon. :)
Welp, not only has Ginny's relationship with her family changed, her whole family has changed, too! D: Hmmm, I wonder why Ginny would be in danger if her relationship to Draco was public? I'm going to guess that the Order of the Phoenix is supposed to be the villains in this story and they would, of course, target Ginny for being close to Draco. But if the good guys are bad (assuming they are), does that mean the bad guys are good? Or are they still bad and we're just supposed to be on their side?
I'm probably way off base, haha. Anyway, the mystery continues!
Author's Response: Glad you're still enjoying it! :) I probably was unclear, but Draco was saying she would be in danger if someone finds out they aren't romantically involved (it's public info that they're engaged). Sorry for any confusion! Without saying more, I will definitely be getting into the good/bad divide in this story. Thanks for reviewing! :)
Maybe one day you’ll call me and tell me that you’re sorry, too.Category: Completed Short Stories
It’s all over and Draco doesn’t know what to do with himself. (based on the song by Harry Styles)
Your prose is so beautiful in this story! You can palpably feel Draco's despair and sadness. And I LOVE that you embraced Draco's emotions here, the good ones (grief isn't necessarily good, but at least it's born of a more positive emotion - love) and the bad ones (the jealousy that leads him to self-destruct).
I have always been of the opinion that Draco is an extremely emotional character, but sometimes people like to pretend he's above emotions. He's not above anger and jealousy, certainly. He displays that a lot when interacting with Harry. But he also expresses fear and despair and he cries with Myrtle during Half-Blood Prince. He's got all kinds of emotions, so it's just lovely to see a story about how he feels about losing Ginny.
A very moving story. Thank you for sharing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so so glad you think so. It means so much coming from you. And I totally agree! I also think Draco's sensitivity, while often hidden, is a very important part of his character. He is so very vulnerable and that's what makes him such a complex character. Thank you so much for leaving a review on my story :)