Hey there, Brax. I thought to come for the winter wonderland and read some of your stuff.
I already know you're brilliant; I didn't need any further proof. But it's always nice to read something by you just so I can enjoy myself. Even though this is a tiny piece, I think what you did brilliantly was represent both Ron, Hermione, and their adult relationship perfectly. This is exactly what I imagine when I think of them (and I don't care what JK Rowling things about their compatibility). To show so much of their personalities and give us a fair idea about what their life is like in such few words shows how much of an amazing writer you are. Not only that, but you've also managed to make it absolutely hilarious, and even involved Rose and Crookshanks! It felt like I was right there living with them; although now that I think about it, I'm not so sure I'd like to be around on a day where Ron messes up twice. But I have a feeling this probably happens often, so maybe I could just read about it from your point of view.
I would totally love to read a collection by you exploring small moments like this in Hermione and Ron's life (or any other couple you fancy), if they're going to be this entertaining.
Just popping by to leave you a review for the snowball fight and because I've been away from your AP for a shamefully long time.
I'm a huge fan of Hermione and Ron as a couple, so I knew as soon as I saw this, I had to come read it! You write them so well! I always imagine them exactly like this, sort of antagonizing each other, but like in a playful way. It's something I always loved about them in canon. They sort of balance each other out.
AND OMG RON HAS A BEARD AND HERMIONE HATES IT!!! You do not know how hard I relate to this. Mr.Tart has grown his beard to the most insane lengths and I wish he'd shave it, but he thinks it looks cool. Just like Ron thinks his wild beard looks cool too.
I love how Hermione is asking about the scissors and Ron goes stock still. I knew instantly that he was in trouble, but I couldn't figure out why. Then Crookshanks walked in and I was dying. He tried to cut the cats hair with the scissors. I can just picture him doing that!
And then him running from the room trying not to laugh. It's so like Ron! I love it.
As usual, your writing is a real treat! I'll definitely be back soon to read more!
This was adorably hysterical! I love that Ron is trying to use a Diffindo spell and Hermione is getting annoyed because it's, in turn, slicing up her bedspread! Also, I really like the idea of Ron sporting a beard and it's even better that Hemione hates it! And oh my goodness! Rose stole the scissors and cut Crookshanks' hair! Poor Crookshanks! It's so adorable and funny! I loved this to bits and pieces!
Hello Brax, dear!
What a cute little moment in the Weasley-Granger household! I like how this feel so firmly set in it's own reality. I think sometimes very short pieces seem to float on their own, and it's hard to get a sense of he character's lives outside of that moment. You've really managed to ground this and give the impression of a larger reality. Almost like this is a missing moment from a longer story.
I've always thought Ron and Hermione would continue to be a couple that bickers quite a lot, so I found your depiction of Hermione's exasperation and Ron's guilelessness very believable. Or maybe guileless is the wrong word, but he certainly isn't particularly observant. And in the wizarding world, losing things is probably extra bad because imagine if you dropped your wallet when you'd taken a limited time portkey to France or even somewhere really far from the UK like Indonesia?? I don't think accio would work at that distance! =P
I am now tring to picture Rupert Grint with a beard, and I have to say I'm not sold on the style at all. haha! That's the sort of minor disagreement a lot of couples have, so it was cute that you included it.
Oh no! Poor Crookshanks! Leaving a cat to the whims of a child is precarious at the best of times, but when that child has Weasley blood AND a pair of scissors... trouble was the only possible outcome! I think they ought to give him somthing special as a treat.
This is a very charming little drabble, well done dear!
Omg, Brax. This is just everything. You capture Ron and Hermione so well - I can see hints of who they were in adolescence mixed perfectly with a realistic portrayal of how they are as adults and parents. Amazing, amazing job!
Oh, I always love Ron and Hermione fighting. I know that's mean of mean of me, but I always think they are funny. Ron messing up the simplest spells is so typical. Although I'm not sure he stayed like this as an adult, after all he passed an Auror exam. But he is like this in the Cursed Child, so I'm guessing your characterization is right.
I was wondering why he did not use an Invito spell to get to the scissors, since he was so into performing magic. :) But of course he might not be the kind of person to think of this. I was more expecting Herkione to suggest that.
I find it funny that the kneazle gets a haircut too, that's just one short sentence, but captures so well how children treat animals. I'm not sure if Crookshank is the kind of pet who would tolerate this, but then again there are many animals that are not at all tolerant towards adult, but are totally admirable with kids.
I don't like beards either. So I'm with Hermione on this, I hope Ron gets it cut.