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FIC: Linked with a Promise by blossomdreams (R) 
1st-Jun-2011 01:42 pm
Title: Linked with a Promise
Author: blossomdreams
Pairings and Main Characters: Harry/Draco; side pairings: Ron/Hermione, Blaise/Luna, Neville/Pansy, mentions of Molly/Arthur, Bill/Fleur, Andromeda, Teddy Narcissa, Lucius, and OCs that only further the plot
Summary: The end of the war bring changes for both Harry and Draco. Harry is trying to find what he wants now that he has time to think. Draco doesn't know what to do between Narcissa's stress and Lucius' upcoming trial. The invitation to resume their academics in an eighth year opens doors for Harry and Draco. They take it, but does not expect the changes that brings them together.
Rating: R
Word Count: 63, 871
Warnings: Dub-Con and violence (Not between Harry and Draco)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe (Magical), Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance, Smut, Fluff
Canon: 8th Year, EWE (Snape and Fred are still around)
Author's Notes: I would love to thank Kinky Kneazle and Phoniexacid for the amazing beta jobs and helping me when I needed it the most. This is my first time doing a big story and I'm sorry for any other mistakes that come up. I will have the clean version up later with the detail I wanted to add. Well enjoy!

Artist(s):
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LINKED WITH A PROMISE

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Comments 
2nd-Sep-2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Hello, spent a very pleasant afternoon reading this. It was a lovely read; I enjoyed your characterizations of all the gang, but especially Luna, I think, she came across so nicely in character. I enjoyed "watching" Harry and Draco's relationship develop slowly, but surely. I also liked watching the 8th years all slowly work towards better friendships. Nicely done! :)
24th-Sep-2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I worked really hard with Luna. She's one of my favorite characters and I didn't want to mess her up in any way and I'm glad I didn't. I'm glad you liked watching their relationship come together slowly. I thought it moved too slow, but I'm glad to know it didn't. I wanted the 8th years to work together and move towards better friendships. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you I'm happy you spent a pleasant afternoon reading this. ^^
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24th-Sep-2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that I got Luna down perfectly. Writing her was one of my biggest worries and I'm happy to know I pulled it off. Harry and Draco's relationship was fun to write especially writing the UST parts even if that did make me want to pull my hair out. hehe

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
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24th-Sep-2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm very happy to know that the slow romance didn't put you off and you liked reading it. It's good to know that you enjoyed Luna. She was a joy to write. :)

Thank you for reading it!
2nd-Sep-2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
I've only read a bit, but this fic is badly in need of a beta. I'm surprised it was submitted and accepted by BBT, given the mistakes and clear lack of editing.

I'm not saying it's a bad story, or poorly written. Please, don't think that. I know for certain that I'd likely make similar mistakes, if I were to write a fic of this length. That being said, has this been beta'd at all?

I hope this comment is taken in the way it is intended: constructive criticism. I mean no disrespect. I plan to finish reading this fic; I just don't find the submitted product to be up to past BBT standards.
3rd-Sep-2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Hi there, Carlatron. We want to clarify that our BB this year was not an invite-only BB. H/D Big Bang: Erised was open to all writers and artists, both inexperienced and experienced. Which means that in this Big Bang you'll find a wide range of quality in writing. What you'll also find is a whole lot of enthusiasm for fanfiction and H/D and the efforts of hard work, no matter its literary quality. We'd love for you to continue reading with this in mind. :)
14th-Sep-2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Um, I'm not a native speaker and I have to mention that this fic was very difficult for me to read. It's a good fic, great ideas, thoughtful interactions and exellent character development.
25th-Sep-2011 11:43 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed reading in openidwouldwork! I have to say this comment made me feel very good and I'm glad you received that when you read it. ^^

Thank you!
3rd-Sep-2011 01:13 am (UTC)
This was a fun read. It was interesting to see how their lives unfolded after the war and their return to Hogwarts. I loved many of the characters - I have to also throw in my appreciation of Luna as well, she was fantastic. The slow development of Harry & Draco's relationship was well handled but wow, Daniel & Sam's treatment of Draco did make my skin crawl. Really unpleasant lot they were, I'm glad Sarah came to her senses near the end. :)
25th-Sep-2011 11:52 am (UTC)
I always wanted to do a 8th year fic where it shows people's lives after the war and how they have to adjust to it. I'm glad you enjoyed many of the characters. Luna was fun to write although I will admit I'm very relieved that you enjoyed my characterization of her. ^^

Thanks! I wanted to show their relationship and I'm glad I did that. Yeah Sam and Daniel are creeps I didn't like writing them even if I came up with them. Sarah is a smart girl she knows where the awesome people are. ^^

Thanks for reading and your very thoughtful comment!
7th-Sep-2011 09:16 am (UTC)
Sweet end! I enjoyed so much that eight year, loved how Draco went on with life, and how Harry helped him.
25th-Sep-2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I wanted to show people's lives after eighth year and how things could change. I also wanted to show how Harry wanted to help change things too. I'm happy you enjoyed it!

Thank you!
13th-Sep-2011 12:45 pm (UTC) - Charming, truly.
And very sweet-natured.
25th-Sep-2011 04:03 pm (UTC) - Re: Charming, truly.
^///^ Thank you! I'm glad you thought so!
15th-Sep-2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
This was a nice variation on a tried and true H/D plot line. Luna was a breath of fresh air.

I know fest deadlines sometimes create a rush to finish the manuscript without the longer luxury of thoughtful editing. I look forward to reading this again after you have had a chance to tighten up the pace, phrasing, and missing words. Thanks for sharing your H/D romance with the Big Bang community!
25th-Sep-2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad I gave this familiar trope and new spin on things. I did like writing Luna and wanted to include her as an important force in the story.

Yeah I meant to do more, but the deadline did prevent it. Once I clean everything up I hope you'll read it again and enjoy it even more. :)

Thank for reading!
7th-Oct-2011 06:52 pm (UTC)

I think you did a good job with this fic. I've enjoyed all of the BB fics. I love 8th year fics, I love Luna and I enjoy a story built around a slowly developing relationship. You have all of this and more. Some good character development. Nice job!




5th-Nov-2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful. I loved the simplicity of the story, perfectly complemented by the emotional depth of Harry and Draco. Thank you.
15th-Feb-2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
This was... Is perfect! Congrats!
You've made magic here!
Loved that you brought houses together

THANK U!
15th-Jul-2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
I liked the storyline and the direction that you took the characters. I've always liked the idea of Draco as a healer and I love how motherly Narcissa is.

I was just confused about a few things such as what exactly happened outside the room of requirement? Did Ron and Pansy have a misunderstanding and create a fight which led to unity between all the eighth years? Did Hermione and a bracelet have anything to do with this? She mentioned something about it in the hospital wing but I don't remember reading about a problem bracelet.

If you could answer these questions, that would be great.

Happy writing and thank you for sharing.

Jane
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