Oh me oh my. What a powerful incentive for Draco to turn away from the dark lord. Children have always been a stong symbol of innocence, and combining that with the rose (a white one nonetheless) it reflects Draco's hestiency to do away with something so pure.
I may be looking too far into it, but I loved how she gave him the white rose, perhaps its telling us that Draco has a bit of innocence left in himself? Or am I looking too far into it?
I would try to shy away from putting authors notes, or anything similar, into the body of the story. FLASHBACK and END OF FLASHBACK notes remind the reader that they arent part of the story, and you lose some of your power as an author over them.
Great job! I predict his may be a Draco/Hermione fic?
<>Wow! Thank you sooo incredibly much for that amazing review!!!!! I find it so great that you read into it that much! Don't worry, you're far from reading into it TOO much though! Of course not, I find it awesome! =)
<> You're point of view on the innocence of children and the white rose and how it affects Draco if exactly how I hoped people would see it. The rose symbolizes something pure and delicate, given by an innocent child who has no idea of the actual evilness standing before her. It saved Draco from murder, and it may indeed save him again...oops, did I say too much?
<>Draco does indeed have some innocence left in him. He hasn't murdered or performed an unforgivable, and as I mentioned, he does have a conscience. His father may have slightly brainwashed him into his prejudices, but he hasn't broken him yet!
<>I'll definately take your advice on the author notes and such. You're completely right, it does take a reader out of the story. I'm happy you brought that up, as I had failed to see it before you mentioned it. Thanks a ton for that one!
<>I thank you infinatively for the AMAZING review! Actually, I should say reviewS! You made my day sweetie! :)
<>As for you prediction, well, we'll just see about that...wink wink!
Thanks a bunch my dear!
<>Jess :) <>
Chapter 2: Chapter 2