Thanks! Guys DO do that, and despite everything else, no matter how noble he is - he's still a seventeen year old guy. They look! I had fun with this chapter.
You'll learn about Ron and Hermione in the next one.
Author's Response: Thank you! I think Harry's resolve is cracking, and the poor boy doesn't know which way to turn. I was intrigued by his jealousy in HBP, and wanted to play with it a bit here.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm a big Mrs. Weasley fan. I always think Harry so needs a mum. He'd probably hate me, lol.
Author's Response: I'm so eager to see how canon treats Ron and Hermione's visit to Privet Drive. I hope there are some fireworks. I'm both eager for and dreading book 7. I want to know, but I dont' want it to be over, kwim?
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm so pleased you think so. I love Mrs. Weasley, and I can never resist throwing in a few "mum" moments for her. Harry needs them.
Author's Response: Yay! I'm happy to see you here.I don't think canon will have Dudley turn magical, but it was a nice plot device here. Besides, I'm a big Dursley-hater and I can't think of nicer karma than having their own child turn out to be a wizard after everything they did to Harry.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you think they're in character, I'm working at that. I don't think this story will be as angsty as my last, but you'll have to let me know.
Author's Response: Thanks. Chapter 4 is with my beta now, so it shouldn't be too long.
Author's Response: Yay for us angst lovers, lol. We need to stick together! I'm glad you think the characterizations are right, I do work hard on them. I agree that JKR leaves Harry's private business private, but personally, I'd like to read a bit more detail. That's what we have fanfiction for, right?