Well, I certainly enjoyed this chapter more than the first one. Your description of Harry and Ginny's first kiss and how their relationship started is beautiful and romantic, and makes what happened to Ginny all the more tragic.
Wonderful job. I hope Ginny lets Harry and her family help her heal.
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Wow. This looks to be like it will be quite a powerful story. Rape is such a difficult topic to write about, and you have done so respectfully and tastefully. Thank you for sparing us the majority of the details of the actual rape itself...the message was portrayed quite clearly as was the horror Ginny was going through. I honestly had tears in my eyes several times while reading this chapter.
While I can't say I like the subject matter, especially happening to Ginny, who is my favorite character after Harry, you have done an excellent job on this story. It's very well written and I am actually looking forward to seeing how Harry, Hermione and the Weasley's help Ginny recover and heal. And, I hope you have a good punishment in mind for the ferret and his goons...they deserve to be skinned alive and fed to Buckbeak, with their scraps tossed to the Giant Squid to be finished off for instigating such a horrible act.