A Gilded Cage
Severus' fate reminds me of a revenge story by Edgar Allan Poe the title of which escapes for the moment.
So when do we get more of this series of vignettes?
Having read this a few times, I always wish that it would continue, or come to some more definite conclusion. I feel we are just left here, wondering what happens when:
Dumbledore tries to 'visit' Daphne; or
How Mrs. Weasley feels about her Ginny not becoming the next 'Mrs. Potter'; or
Who else comes to live with Harry and Daphne on the Island; or
What happens when Professor McGonnagal becomes Headmistress of Hogwarts; or
How many children do they have,
How they (the children) are received when they begin their schooling at Hogwarts
Are Hermione and Ginny able to get on with their life without Harry
Does Hermione ever get a chance to tell Harry she's sorry
Does Percy get back with Penny
How does Percy become Minister of Magic
How to the Goblins benefit from what's going on
Are the twins ever able to 'settle down' and with whom
You could probably write for hours some of the different scenes for the cast in JKR's world to take on, but I guess, after a while, it would be just like 'Mr. Black' in Rorschach's Blot's 'Make a Wish'.
Still, thank you for sharing this with us. There are to few good Harry / Daphne stories for my liking, much like Pansy in 'White Knight, Grey Queen' (another classic).
Should you choose to add additional chapters, I'm sure you'll find plenty of people to read them.
I look forward to your next endeavor.
I have now read all the Vignettes in chrono order. I just love the picture that they paint of 1998.
I fell sorry for some of the characters, quite happy for others and I want to see justice served for several.
Snape is in his gilded cage, but what will happen to Dumblebum and the Ministry? How will the Potters & Weasleys change wizarding England? What is in the crypt and how did it get there?
Thanks for the great story, I just hope for more.
awesome shit. ^^ every last chapter. daphne and harry is so rare, but daphne is considered a minor character naturally. nonetheless, i would accept any OC over ginny or hermione. i have nothing against thdm but it just ismt right. good story anyway.
Brilliant collection of chapters. I read through them chronologically, but glancing at the list, I can see how they'd go in the other arrangement as well. (They'd probably evoke a different feeling upon finishing, though.)
This chapter in particular is quite brilliant, and the pacing and variety of chapter subjects worked quite well when reading in chronological sequence. Great craftsmanship!
So now that I have read these chapters in what you said was Chronological order are there going to be any more?
A fabulous series of vignettes that form a great shared sequel. I scrambled around reading the ones I'd missed and looking for more. Wonderful! Thank you all.
Whoa - be careful what you wish for, eh?
I really wish you would continue these. I love this series of shorts. I've always wanted to know about the tomb, the ministry, and what they eventually decide about the other friends. Maybe someday, huh?
One of my greatest dislikes is getting to the end of a completed story, only to find out it isn't really completed. That makes for one sad me...
Your Luna in this story is simply hilarious, I really like the political machinations, and the twins chapter was outstanding. While it has been years since you marked it finished, one can only hope you'd eventually take it to a true conclusion.
Very good chapter.
Please, do complete this story...
However I read it, it appears to end abruptly, a lot of loose ends need to be tied.
Please provide us with finishing few Vignettes, this awesome fanfic deserves a better ending.
Please do not disappoint us readers.
I feel this is even better than This Means War!
Its truly fantabulous, please do finish it off...
i love this fic
i would also really love it if you wrote a sequil to it
it's really really good
i've read it like 7 times now
I much prefer it in chronological order makes much more sense in the end. Means I don't have to strain my poor little brain overly much.
The self-recrimination got a little dull after a while but I feel the story ends on a superb note with this as its last chapter. Very good fanfiction thank you.
Amazing. All I have to say.
I just read Perfect Situations and all of Matryoshka again, and personally, I think this is probably the most poignant of all chapters in the project.
Snape, for all that he's maligned, vilified, hated, loved, touted or pontificated about, is one of the most written characters in HP fics that have anything resembling a plot. Thus, both with canon and fanon there's more thought given to him than many other characters. Thus, more angles have been explored and the results are often more thought provoking. This, in accordance with all of that consideration behind it, is easily one of the very best ends I've seen written for him. Irony in every aspect, "and, as he was in life, he remains in death, ever his own worst enemy...".
i loved this story. I love this story. I didnt really think i was gonna like it but i do. amazing.
but i cant believe its over. i mean, there has to be more right? on how everything works out. With ron and hermy and gin. and the ministry and...hoenstly it wouldnt be TOO much more. I see how u cant take it too much further but just a little mroe wouldnt hurt would it? *puppy dog eyes*
~Lady_Hope (who forgot her password and had to make another user. Silly me)
Oh come on, you can't leave it like that, can you?