This is so good and it got me right in the feels. I really admire how you're able to write about pregnancy loss with such emotion and poise. While Ron was so frustrating in this I think it's a pretty common reaction men go through with pregnancy loss.
Everything you wrote about the cracks in their relationship felt so realistic given their personalities. I can definitely see Ron struggling as he feels inferior and just being a snide jerk at times. I really like that it wasn't all bad either. Their promo celebration and the times Hermione would find him in bed really showed how they had the capacity for improving.
The Christmas scene with Molly just killed me. Arthur and Molly were such a stark contrast with Hermione and Ron with the comfort and support one should expect from their spouse.
It was very in character for Harry to both want to inform Hermione what was going on but also not give up Ron's misdeeds.
Their final confrontation was gut wrenching. I don't know is the least comforting response to Hermione’s question. I'm glad she left even with a baby on the way.
Rose! Thank you!
This was a tough piece to write, as I’m sure you understand. I wanted to get it right. One thing I definitely wanted to express is that the loss of a pregnancy inevitably hits the woman harder. It’s didfiuclt for men to conceptualize when there is no physical evidence for them. For women, there is the physical and emotional and much more.
I’m glad the scenes came across powerfully for you. I wanted the separation to be about little things accumulating over time, because I feel that that’s what causes most breakups. It’s usually not just one big blowup. And for Hermione, who craves discussion and support, having her partner pull away from her like this was the ultimate betrayal. She’s a strong woman, so she knew at some point that she needed to get out of there, baby or no baby.
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So I just cannot get enough of your writing. Can you just squish over a bit? I'm moving in.
Oh God - pass me that cushion!! *sobs*
I was excited when I first started reading this because I thought we were seeing Rose or Hugo (I'm not good at dates, derp), but you can break my heart... It's fine.
I'm not crying, YOU'RE CRYING!
You honestly just have the most beautiful way with words. They and flow and read like poetry or something - what is your secret?!
This was such a hard, beautiful handled story. I can't say I've ever experienced anything Hermione went through, but I imagine it feels a little like this, and now I'm full of feels. Your writing just has this way of grabbing you and pulling you in. Your descriptions are just incredible.
Just wanted to say I like this, too: "I can't fathom how Ron doesn't feel the guilt radiating from my body as he curls against it in sleep."
Looks like I'm reading Connect the Dots then because I HAVE to know where this goes!
THANK YOU. I don’t know if I ever responded to this review at HPFF but THANK YOU. I am honestly speechless and so flattered. I am a words person—I agonize over every word, so to hear that I’ve succeeded in that regard is so nice to hear. You are sweet as ever and I appreciate your review!