Author's Response: *giggles* I look back at that scene and think "wow have I grown since then". I completely agree with you and I like to imagine that Hermione and Ron left quickly after that but I decided to leave it alone to stand as a testiment to my first attempt at a story. In a way though it was a science project. I hope you like the rest of the story.
Author's Response: Thanks... it is sad that he never gets to have that talk with his father or even Sirius. Makes me cringe to think about what JKR has in store for him next.
Author's Response: Thank you *blushes*
Author's Response: *blushes* thank you!