Genius! I like how you saved Ginny - really clever. This chapter was enjoyable to read. I knew Ginny wasn't going to die - not now at least, so feeling reasonably sure about that that it was interesting to see Harry's emotions.
Also, I have to say that Hermione is one of my favorite characters and I loved the part from her POV in this chapter. It really brings a new light to the story. I know you've had other POVs scattered along the way, including Hermione's, but this one was great timing. I just knew Hermione was working on something brilliant, and I like that she's been working with Dumbledore's portrait because from a literary standpoint Jo herself has said that Dumbledore and Hermione are similar in their ability to "know everything." Besides, it really demonstrates how Harry will need all his friends and their assorted talents.
Long review - and all to basically say, Update SOON! This story gets better and better!
Author's Response: Thanks much! I always find Hermione tough to do, so I"m so happy you enjoyed that part. I'm glad you're enjoying it.
Chapter 26: Lifeline