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15 August 2007 @ 09:34 pm
HP fic: The Ninth Road Less Travelled  
HP fic: The Ninth Road Less Travelled
This part: 5867 words, PG-13, ships have dropped anchor in deep waters
Previous parts: go here.

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Current Music: clarity (jimmy eat world)
 
 
 
focus and we'll be flyingfiredraygon97 on August 20th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
HAHAHA, oh my gosh, Al is so wonderful. XD I can already see all the 'he's a bad influence on you!' lectures Al's going to get once he's home. Lovely chapter. Please do write more soon!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: SGA: foreplayscoradh on August 20th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
VOWELS: palmsaeeee on August 20th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. Albus and Scorpius are incredibly good kids. In that childlike Harryesque rule-breaking way, except better. The wedding sounds gorgeous. Thank you!
VOWELS: cheerpillsaeeee on August 20th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
Forgot to say, I loved the Snape/Dumbledore/Albus conversation. Impressionistic shadows for the win.
(no subject) - scoradh on August 20th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on August 20th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
looby: geishaell_dee on August 20th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
I loved this chapter - I've loved all chapters but commenting and I are rarely friendly - because every single interaction was a gem.

I loved the sweet funny conversation between Titania and Albus, boys really do smell funny. I loved every single thing about the wedding and want a Morse for my very own. I love the ease that Albus and Scorpius have with each other. I love the way the Trio et al have grown up to be as imperfect as the rest of us and I adored Albus rightly pointing out that Rose is a bitch.

But mostly I loved Dumbledore and Snape talking to Albus. Impressionistic shadows. *snort*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue kissscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for breaking the habit for me! I am truly appreciative.

Snape/Degas =/= OTP, that's for sure. I'll see about making you your own Morse - maybe from dough, like Sabrina? ^_^
lindsey_grrl on August 20th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Gah, perfect as usual. Though your Harry makes me feel a bit uneasy sometimes [as does James] your next gen setting is still one of my favourites.
Also, WORD to Albus - Rose jsut doesn't know how to play nice, does she?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Death of Ratsscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Harry's a war vet. I think someone with that life experience would make us civilians a bit uneasy. ;D

Thanks!
Ebil Oberlady in the makingpervert_bitch on August 20th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
So I've just read your story. All nine chapters in one go. And I must say all five kids (that is Albus, Scorpius, Titania, Norma and Rambo) are awesome. I obviously like the members of AS/S better though. Like most people here I profoundly dislike Rose and James and no, being kids is no excuse. By the way, this chapter? MADE OF AWESOME! And Albus? Made f WIN!!! I want MOAR! I know you usually continue your chapters some time after the last one. But I would really really wish the next chapter starts just after this finishes... that is the whole "Rose is a bitch" thingie. Totally true statement :P
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue haired boy w/ phonescoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Poor Rose. *sighs* As a bitch myself, I can't help being on her side. I guess someone has to be! Anyway, it's interesting to rouse such emotions in people. Either I'm doing something right, or something very very wrong. Either way, thanks!
Yumiko: The Yaoi Hunter: Welcome Home Moonyyumikoyoshihana on August 21st, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
I. LOVE. ALBUS.

Always.

And forever.

Hmmm.... its four o'clock in the morning and I have to get up in....... 3 hours. Wow. But this fic was so good I simply could NOT stop reading. It's amazing, I love it. I love scorpius's personality, I think you got him perfectly. And I love how everyone is all 'Albus? friends with a malfoy?' and albus is all 'GET THE FUCK OVER IT!!!'

Harry is a bigoted bastard (which, inexplicably, I love. Not him, but for the effect of it on the fic) Draco is more sympathetic and so.... so.... Draco Selena Malfoy is lovelovelovelovelove.

And OH harry is gonna pitch a FIT when Albus and Scorpius hook up. I just KNOW it. and I LOVE it.

Oh, and Rando facinates me. He's like.... like a male, humble hermione. He must have gotten brains and determination from his mother, but I see bits of the type of dudly we saw briefly in the seventh book too. I love how you wrote George. He just seems so.... saaaad *cries*

Albus is right. Rose is a bitch. That was the best closing line ever. I cannot, CANNOT wait for the next instalment. This fic is amazing, gorgeous, lovely, original, adorable, and your OC's are so well rounded and Lovable, and this whole thing is so deliciously canon. You did a wonderful wonderful job with this. Keep up the good work and please please PLEASE for the sanity of this obsessive fangirl, update SOON!

Much Lobve,

Yumiko
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fake: hugscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
God, I hope you got some sleep since! I feel guilty now.

Serena certainly has tamed Draco ... while I think Ginny would spice Harry up, rather than otherwise. :D

I will update as soon as I have something to update with - I solemnly swear.

Thank you! ♥
scholar of war: HP: Roneliminate on August 21st, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
I've not braved a WIP for a while, but I really enjoy this a lot. I like that you don't make everyone smiley and happy and oh-look-can't-we-all-be-friends? I also like how James's attitude sort of reflects what I think Sirius and James were like in Hogwarts, and goes beyond the whole 'Gryffindor is most noble' idea that is in actual canon.

Um, I'll leave it at that. Sorry for rambling! :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
No worries! It's great to have someone on my side, who doesn't want to lynch James and Rose post-haste. ♥
Cheshyrecheshyre on August 22nd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
I agree with the first comment - best closing line.
And darn, looks like I caught up with the story and will now have to wait with the rest of the world for new chapters.

This is great. I had my doubts about the next gen since reading the prologue, but I'm loving these characters you created.
Can't wait for more.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cooler than youscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Waiting is life, life is pain - anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something. /quote ;D

Thank you very much!
Karmabella Zephyrsparkle Nott: HP Draco - wand is shorterkaraz on August 22nd, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
I can't decide whether to cheer for Albus or cringe. I knew the minute Ron jumped into the fray that would not end well. I suspect the Malfoys are going to get the blame all around.

And poor Luna, at her wedding!

It's funny, but I always sort of figured any child of Ron and Hermione's could be a holy terror but I think this is the first time I've seen it in fic.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 22nd, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
That kind of comment can be both cheer- and cringe-worthy, I guess. Luna can take it. She probably thought they were wrestling Snorkacks or something. ;D

It's funny, but I always sort of figured any child of Ron and Hermione's could be a holy terror but I think this is the first time I've seen it in fic.

Oh, word.
Yo.: kyouya acting classyinsipid_paragon on August 23rd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
HAH.

Best closing ever.

Albus, you darling boy, you rock.

I adore all the heartfelt scenes between Albus and Scorpius, watching their friendship deepen more and more. It's really touching. I'm enjoying this fic so much!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 23rd, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Albus just ... reached the point of no return, I guess. I'm sure he'd have felt better if he'd known so many were rooting for him! Thank you. ♥
The Creativatorravenpan on October 2nd, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
The Road Less Travelled 9
GO ALBUS! God I really want to DROWN Rose SO MUCH.
featherofeelingfeatherofeeling on January 15th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
So I'm re-reading Road Less Travelled before going on to the sequel (which I'm really excited about!). I just unexpectedly teared up at the end of the scene in the headmaster's office. Just the Dumbledore had his hand on Severus' shoulder was really evocative. Called up all sorts of resonances of shouldering responsibility and second chances for a Severus to go right or a Potter to do the same. And I love the relationship between Albus and Severus you write. It just made me feel really happy, and I had to share. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 15th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Your sharing makes me happy! So thank you very much. ♥ It's always good to know what works.
that which cannot be seen: gunsnhandcuffstresa_cho on January 21st, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)

Go Albus! *sets up cheering section*
D.A.K.: bangchainey_clink on July 19th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I like the lyrics there. I half expected Ti to offer to be his girlfriend when she came up all serious. Didn't see it as her thinking it could be a solution though.

Damn that pesky conscience! And don't mind me; I'm just giggling to myself about this meeting with Ablus, Severus, and Al. It's funny, it's cute, and I've been wanting Severus to meet Al at some point.

And now I'm laughing at Draco and Harry's attempts to hold a conversation and not actually speak to one another. And I love the Lovegood's wedding! I'd account for every moment I loved, but that would take too long.

"You're acting stupid," "Father, stop being so impolite," :laughter:

After that, all hell broke loose. And more laughter, although I do worry about the adults ignoring his words.
Elsieelsie on September 15th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
At the end of his tether. He's FINALLY got there.

Dude, I just want to roll my eyes at Harry, always looking for "the proof" of Malfoy ev0lness. It's the second time he's used that phrase, "here's the proof."

It's easy to see how Rose got this way: Ron's indulgence, plus Hermione's obsession with the proper performance of everything, rather than the meaning of it.