Fun read... thanks for posting.
Great ending! I'm glad Ron was able to speak some sense into Ginny, and Hermione (on Ginny's behalf) with Harry...would've been tragic if he didn't ever forgive her for that silly little teenage stunt!
Nice, and well-thought-out. They ARE just teenagers, and doing something stupid because they're young, immature and inexperienced is normal. Lovely story.
Ginny overhears Harry telling Ron that he fancies her; she decides to have some fun and make his life hell for ignoring her for so long. -- Of course Harry ignored her. Ginny acted like an obsessed fangirl who would squeak & blush when Harry even talked to her. She was still acting like this in Book 4, though she was not as bad as she was during the summer before Second Year. (Trying to talk to someone who just stares at you and doesn't respond, & is fully capable of speech, would make me uncomfortable & I would not want to interact them if at all possible.) Harry hates his fame & the attention it brings him, so why would he willing hang out with someone who idolizes the Boy-Who-Lives and only sees him as such, plus has a major crush on said mythical hero. Remember Harry tried to avoid Colin Creevy like the plague and Ginny seemed to act a lot like Colin when they first met, so he is not going to try and interact with her (running away from him in embarrassment when he talks to her just cements to Harry that Ginny is a fangirl and to avoid her), plus Ginny & Harry being in different years & Ron thinking of Ginny as the annoying, immature younger tag-a-long did not give Ginny much of an opportunity to disprove this impression of her that Harry has.
Just had to comment on the idea that Harry is some how at fault for ignoring Ginny for years. Plus they are still teenagers people, be realistic -- remember teenage hormones have a mind of their own and will often change their mind about who they fancy more often then people change their socks.
too right! my husband did the same sorta thing years ago when i asked him what he felt about me and he said nothing lol funny as it seems it hurt me. he only wanted to make me stew for a bit so when he asked me to marry him it was a surprise. but it left me thinking why would he say that knowing it would hurt my feelings? the answer? he thaught it would be more romantic to have it as a complete surprise but it didn't feel all that romantic to me when he said that he didn't feel anything for me and that i was just a bit of fun.
I'm sitting here reading some of your old stories and when I look at this. It really puts into perspective how badly some people take the "acting out for attention" deal too far with their stories. Its completely unrealistic in most cases and makes you wonder how some people come up with those situations.
I love this, i've seen a lot of stories with Ginny playing with Harry, and I like this side of the story. You're an awesome writer, and I hope you get published one day.
gosh you're an amazing writer. this stroy is really good and i think ive read it before but if i did it was a while ago and i cant quite rememebr. either way i got to read it again which is good.
love it love it love it!
Your summary said "Ginny overhears Harry telling Ron that he fancies her; she decides to have some fun and make his life hell for ignoring her for so long. Harry realizes what she is doing and decides to have some fun of his own. "
So where was Harry's fun? I would have had him ask someone else to the damn party or just go stag. Just to show Ginny what happens when you fuck with Harry Potter. But you wrote this and not me so....
Cant wait for the new stuff you were going on about. Especially that Harry/Lavender
The first half or so seemed a bit choppy, but I think that was deliberate on your part . . .
You made your mark: you put the 'Ginny-torments-Harry' scenario in a different light and you did so admirably.
But the ending? Sorry dude, but that was weak as a day old snidget. Either that or you seriously need to review your blurbing, because it definitely didn't do exactly what it said on the tin!
I wasn’t sure how dark this was going to get but I loved Harry’s first words and the twins’ landing pad. “It was a splendid death” cracked me up. “He-Who-Is-Now-Pushing-Up-Daisies” was fantastic too. I’m savouring that analogy too. Ginny shouldn't play Harry but you made it work out well here. Loved this.
LOL, last line is the best!
That was another good one, I never thought about him dying then being, like, undead, but not...ya know?
This is probably one of the most touching examples of what it means to be a teenager that I've seen in a long time. I remember thinking when I was that age, that if this was the best times of my life, the rest of life must be unalloyed *HELL*. But I lived through it, somehow, not sure how. I wouldn't say they were the best times of my lives - I think that saying is completely bogus for some people, and completely true for others. I do think there were good times in there, that I didn't see until I got to look back later.
Thank you, Jeconais, for a wonderful story! Even without the Great Ferret Hunt, it's an awesome story. Now, do we get more of the Great Ferret Hunt one of these years?