This was beautifully written. The bond between Harry and Hermione as he promises her that he will help her bring her parents back is so in character. After all Hermione did and gave up to help him, he must now be the strong one and help her with her mission.
The last line was very poetic. Even though Hermione's parents do not remember her, her mother still has a sense that something is missing. Since Hermione did the memory charm herself we know it is strong, so that just shows the unbreakable bond between parents and kids that we have seen repeated throughout HP with Harry & Lily, Draco & Narcissa, and Molly & her brood.
Thank you, thank you! Yes Hermione has done a lot for him, and has been by Harry's side through thick and thin. So, I thought it was about time Harry returned the favor.
Thank you! I'm glad you said that. And you're right. I really wanted the theme of love or the bond between parents, especially mothers, are unbreakable. Very good examples with mentioning the characters.
Thank you for reading and leaving a review!
I am adapting myself to drabbles as I leave reviews for my favorites in the Grand Opening Challenge and I definitely had to leave one here. I think my favorite part of this story is that you've used the length restriction to create this beautiful sense of ambiguity - both about Harry and Hermione's relationship at the time (as you mention in your Author's Note) and about the time this story is set in. With the snow you can imagine it being somewhat similar to Harry's trip to Godric's Hollow when they're down in the dumps of winter, or you can imagine it being several months post-war...or more darkly, you could even imagine it MANY years later, STILL trying to find the answer that will bring the Grangers' memories back. Any way you go it's still delightful - a mix of hopeful and haunting that is challenging to capture so well in so few words!
Thanks for helping christen the Archive and for sharing this with us!
Hi Kevin! I'm sure it is a strange yet enlighting transition from reading long stories to completely short stories. I know I've felt that way. Even when writing it. I never thought it'd be possible for me. I had a dislike towards drabbles until a while ago. Reading (especially good ones) and writing drabbles has really changed my view on them for the better.
Aw, I'm so glad! I thought this scene I wrote would have been perfect for just a drabble. Though it was still hard to condense.
You make a good point! It does leave room for any time setting. I didn't see it that way, but thanks for mentioning it!
Aw, no problem! thank you and the rest of the staff making this challenge happen! I really had fun participating! Maybe there'll be more challenges like this somewhere in the future I hope? (Though I am liking the weekly prompts that are put up on the archive!)
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Oooh this was perfect. Hermione's emotions weren't really at the forefront in DH (and when they were, it was generally in regards to Ron, not her parents), but it's clear that she was hurting. The scene in the movie where she wipes their memories legit made me cry, and this is such a wonderful continuation of that. Great job.
Ah, thank you! You're right. I wish that there were more regards of her parents, but sadly no. I'm glad you enjoyed this! Thanks for reading and reviewing! -LA