Hi, Juls! Here for our swap (finally...)! :)
Aww, Ron! I love the end, and that at the end of the day he's glad of what he got, his friends and family... and Hermione! <3
Your portrayal of him was spot on, all his insecurities and his inferiority complex, the desires of being different, important, not just another Weasley, not just the Boy-Who-Lived's best friend... it's so relatable because we all feel unimportant and invisible at times, we all need our spaces and moments to just be alone with ourselves (the shower scene felt so real and relatable to me...) but then realizing that what you have, the love of the people around you, is more important and you wouldn't change it with all the fame and richness and whatever of the world... I just love it!
I really love how Ron could help Harry see how stupid he was being about Ginny. Not that I don't get his reasoning, but I remember being so angry at him at the end of book six, when he broke up with her... I know that Harry has suffered, and that he's lost so many people who had cared for him and he doesn't want to go through that with Ginny again... or viceversa... I had never thought he might be worried about how she would feel if he died, before you mentioned it here... interesting thought...
As always, your writing was delightful. I love your style and descriptions and your characterization was, as I said already, spot on! I'm sure there's more I should comment on, but I can't think of anything right now... just, I really enjoyed the read, I love Ron, and you really did him justice here! :)
Thank you so much for swapping!
Lots of love,
I really enjoyed your portrayal of Ron here! I really enjoyed his devotion and love for hermione, how it was what drew him to pushing Harry to begging for Ginny to take him back, and how it showed a softer side to Ronald Weasley. I especially liked where you showed his sensitivity to his friend and everything he had been through. I think my favourite by far though was his inner warring feelings about being a Weasley. He wished for diffferences between him and his brothers, different hair, less freckles, the prescence of a mole that would be enough to make him feel more individualized from his siblings. Along with those feelings he also loved his family and his life, and wouldnt change any of it. I think you really pulled out a side to Ron I hadn't thought of before. A man who had been changed by love, friendship and loyalty.
This was phenomenal writing ~!
I look forward to reading more of your work.