Hello again! This was another good chapter! I'm excited to see how this story continues on. I'm invested in finding out if Draco also has Hermione's name (which I expect he does!) and if so, how he'll go about finding things out to get her. I love the element of the students stalking each other! It was so funny, and I can totally imagine different people sneaking around as they tried to find out about their Secret Santa giftees. And I think your characterization of Ron as having loud conversations about his interests was spot-on! I laughed out loud picturing that. Your Hermione is still well-written also. I like that she's embraced finding out about Draco so she can give him a gift he'll like, instead of just doing something somewhat generic to just meet the requirements of the task and get on with her life. Again, this is a really cute story premise, and I'm happy I came across this story! I hope the next chapters show more student shenanigans as they try to shop for their giftees, and I can't wait to find out what will happen when Hermione and Draco realize they're giving gifts to each other! Hopefully it will show them a side of each other they hadn't expected...and romance can blossom! ;) Great job, again! Take care! Emily
I'm here for the Magical Menagerie event, but I also wanted to read a fellow 'Puff's Dramione story!
First off, I love Dramione! They're my favorite pairing, and I can't wait to see how you handle them as a couple. This concept is really sweet, and I like it a lot. So far, I can see so many different ways the Secret Santa might go once Hermione realizes that she's pulled Draco's name. And I'm really excited to see which way you write this!
Your characterization of Hermione is really good. I love that she's so giving and compassionate and that she thinks of everything so that people will be able to participate and not feel pressured by House loyalty or financial concerns. And I liked the part at the end where she realized that even she would be hesitant to give a nice gift to someone she doesn't "like" like Pansy.
Finally, great job with the friendship between Hermione and Ginny! I definitely think that isn't explored enough in fanfiction, so I'm happy that it's in this story. Ginny is such a great character that was really not done justice in the movies, so I feel like she's forgotten in fanfics sometimes. But I like that she's here! Well done!
Okay, off I go to read chapter two! :D