Reviews for Other People's Choices

BY : Lomonaaeren


  • From Kain on June 19, 2017

    -Happy to see that the trio will be reuniting  and oh yes, Ron's parents probably wouldnt be too happy that he was going to the house of a 'suspected' Death Eater. Hell they probably would have either ran off to what they assumed would be to save Harry or alerted the Order and mobalized lol.

    -My god these Slytherins and there theatrical entrances and need to impress lol. At least Theo now gets too see what a real uncompromising frienship looks like curtousy of Harry and his friends. Be a good learning experience and help give him better insight as how to endear himself to Harry further. I love seeing Harry so happy and wanting everyone to get along.

    -Love Harry not really caring for labels and sticking to his guns and not other peoples perception. Dumbledore may have screwed up in regards to his treatment of Harry but the one truth he told him is that its the choices people make in life that define them, not there house colors. Kid just weants to have a normal life with normal kid problems but the world just wont let him. He doesnt care for politics or being some great hero or villain, he just wants blissful normalcy.

    -Gotta give points to Theor for trying to play nice even after that dig from Ron and the lack of any real apology. Although its understandable to see where Ron's coming from. Harry's gonna probably have to play mediator between his Gryffindor friends and his slowly growing circle of Slytherins friends for some time. Harry is already a positive influence on Theo, getting him to mind his words.

    -Wow the stones on Hermione. Walking right up to who she knows full well is a death eater with an ideology that views her as dirt and has probaby killed/tortured his fair share of people like her and questioning him. Granted Tarq wouldnt try anything with Harry nearby but guts alone should earn her some of his respect. Wonder what 'legal arrangements' he is in the process of doing and even though he still inwardly calls her a mudblood it at least seems like she left a decent impression.

    -Amazing that Harry takes in stride what other peope would be freaking out about in regards to living with a death eater. I'll chalk it up to his age and that he still knows very little about the group other than what he has been told. Yep Albus should really have just let him stay with the Weasleys, Harry  would have been with a family that cares for him, that is loyal to the Order and he might still have had the boys loyalty.

    -Hermione spotting the thread and addressing the Elephant in the room that is the durlseys murder. Everyones making decent and understandable points, murder IS wrong, but it is also wrong to expect an abused child to go back to his abusers and its not like Harry asked Tarq to kill them. Poor kid about to have an anxiety attack at the thought of losing his two closest friends over this.

    “No,” Hermione finally says, reluctantly. “I—there are some things I thought were true about Dumbledore, and now Mr. Nott says they’re not. I’ll have to look them up and see if they are, but I think it’s important to support you.” She sighs. “I’ll leave it alone and do what I can to support you, okay?”

    -I said it once and i will say it again, Ride.Or.Die. these two rwally have Harry's back through thick and thin and if knowing that Harry is living with a killer and is okay with that doesnt turn them away, nothing will. Wonder whether or not Tarquinius will be okay with them knowing though. He has a fairly beneficial deal with Harry but aside from there loyalty to Harry he has nothing to hold Hermione and Ron to secrecy and with Dumbldore being able to read minds, it would be very problematic for him if they unkowingly let some secrets slip. But he cant really do anything drastic or blackmail them without alienating Harry in the process.

     

     



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  • From moodysavage on June 14, 2017

    I kept waiting to see if Mr. Nott had one of his pets hiding in his sleeves lol. I'm glad he didn't.



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  • From moodysavage on June 06, 2017

    Lol I seriously find it amusing how the Death Eater dad and his son just do not know how to take Harry. He's just being his normal self which is to adjust to whatever situation he finds himself... and they keep reacting like he's got Slytherin plots. Needed to study up on kindness and honesty to figure Harry out :)

    I can see why Severus is thrown by Harry not reacting much to the death of his relatives. I guess he would see the rescuing thing to proof of how much Harry must care about other people but I think the way you show Harry makes a lot more sense. Harry didn't actually learn empathy from his relatives and there isn't any bond there at all. It's like have a half sibling that you have never met... you don't necessarily want anything bad to happen to them but it's rather hard to see them as your actual brother or sister.

    That's why Hermione and Ron are so important... they actually care about Harry and willingly accept him. Of course  he would give them his loyalty back.



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  • From Dedicated_Reader on June 06, 2017

    I have to say I'm really enjoying this story. I started to read it, then walked away, but decided to pick it back up. Some of your stories do that to me, I'll lose interest but if I pick it back up quick enough I can enjoy the whole thing. I'm looking forward to seeing this story to its end, whatever it may be!



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  • From Kain on May 16, 2017

    Wow so Tarquinius just went and put it all out there in regards to Blaise's mom eh? Wonder if he is trying to drive a wedge between Harry and anyone who might be able to influence him other than himself. Curious if this will impact Harry's relation ship with Blaise further down the line. His 2 somewhat alomost friends in Slytherin both have parents who have no problem with murder, thats gotta weigh on his mind and morality somewhat.

    Aw, Harry instantly answering that Snape would take him in if he ever decided to leave Tarq's. At least with Severus he would be with someone who woldnt try and manipulate him or call in any debts and actually look out for his well being woth hidden motives. Snape would be the best option aside from the Weasleys. Kudos to Harry for being able to disarm Mr. Nott even if it was a mock duel.Cute how Blaise is happy to recieve a letter from Harry and perhaps Bernard should pay more attention to rumors since his current wife is more than likely planning his premature end. Also smart of Harry to remind Nott that his actions dont just get him a second debt.

    Severus has certainly thrown his full weight behind Harry if he is willing to cross Alkbus to such lengths despoite his debt to the headmaster. Wonder how this new and growing bond between the two will survive Harry finding out that it was Snape who told his master about the prophecy. All he knows now is that Snape was friends with Lily, all the good things. He doeant know the part he played in her death or the 'mudblood incident' during their school years. Both curious and a little scared at how far Harry will be willing to go to make sure that Dumbledore doesnt find Dudley. Gonna assume Dudley is at his aunts.

    Draco already showing doubts in his fathers hope for the dark lords return and is starting to rethink his approach to Harry now being a permanent resident in his School House.

    Beleivable and to a point justified reactions from Harry's friends about his new residence and caretaker but at least they have more loyalty to Harry than any of the adults in there lives  and the worry they have is born of there concern for him. Wonder if they do get to visit him how their interactions with the Notts will go.



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  • From Kain on April 25, 2017

    "But instead, Harry looks up and says, “Good.” *Imperial March plays in the background*

    But in all seriousness i am stoked to see Harry's inner thoughts of when this bombshell is dropped on him.Wonder how or if this will effect his willingness to learn anything from Mr Nott or if he will just be more on guard now knowing a little of what the man is capable of. So since the Dursely's are dead, there really isnt any reason for Harry to stay with the Notts no? He was pretty hyped earlier at the thought of living with the Weasley's and now with no abusive relatives hanging over his head that Dumbedore could send him too, would that be back on the table? His big fear is gone and what else can Albus do since the people he wanted to send Harry to are now gone. Although I dont see Nott relinquishing his hold over Harry so easily.

    Interesting look at Harry's magical potential and at least Harry has the sense of mind to still be weary of Tarquinius despite his help even before the big reveal.

    Well at least this is something both Severus and Harry can use if necasarry to keep Tarquinius from overstepping his bounds.

    "Harry goes on, and faces Severus as if he has forgotten that such a person as Tarquinius Nott exists. Severus finds that satisfying for a number of reasons. He doesn’t try to untangle all of them now." Face it Snape, the kid has latched on to the small warmth lingering in that old heart.

    Easy to see how Theo came to be the kind of person he is.

    I wonder how Tarquinius would take Harry wanting to either visit or be visited by Hermione and Ron. A Muggleborn and a Blood Traitor. He couldnt really deny the boy especially if he wants to gain an alliance with him. Would be interesting to see how he handles being around Hermione in particular, given his world view and the group he ran with.
     

     



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  • From Dedicated_Reader on April 25, 2017

    Haha! I love it! Harry seems to be waking a fine line between evil and dark, I wonder if he'll manage to not fall. This is a very intriguing story, I can't wait for more



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  • From InvidiaRed on April 18, 2017

    Is it stares? or starts? That word breaks the otherwise wonderful flow. in the latest chapter.

    I'm assuming its stares based on context since that's not something he's going to use often.



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  • From Kain on April 18, 2017

    Hah at Severus actually having to take a few moments to find his zen before thinking of his next move lol. Welp Albus has no one to blame but himself, now that Snape wont even go to him unless it is absolutely necasarry since he will probably cause more harm than help. Wonder how Severus will be able to salvage this clusterfuck of a situation.

    “Severus. To what do I owe the interference?” Wow charming right off the bat there eh mister Nott? And that name,Tarquinius, as in one of the legendary kings of Rome? Clever and very pure blood sounding.

    Hopefully Severus will go through with just grabbing Harry and making a break for it when he gets the chance during the visit. Leaving the boy with someone who actually went to school with Tom Riddle and was one of his earliest followers cant exactly be justified no matter how he spins it. I take it leaving him with ron and his family is a no go? One would think that after this Albus wouldnt be able to deny the boy anything he wants so long as he doesnt go running off with bad people. I wonder how Hermione in particular will take Harry being indebted to a man with the belief that people like her are better off dead or gone from the wizarding world. I mean sure she loves Harry like a brother and is loyal to him but would this put a strain on there bond?

    And i know i have said it before but I love it when Snape gets all protective and very subtly lets it be known that he will END you if you hurt someone under his protection. Pity it took Harry being forced into his house to spur this kind of protectiveness. Had he always treated Harry like this, he might have gotten the boy to be more loyal to him than he is to Dumbledore.

    Hmm, ya know if Harry wants a little extra leverage in whatever deal Mr. Nott tries to make with him, he could mentally file away that the man essentially admitted or implied to having served Voldemort previously of his own will and maybe pass that particular confession via pensieve on to Snape when he sees him as a backup blackmail that he could send to the Ministry in case the man crosses a line or tries to betray him.

    "But things are looking better now. And he doesn’t think he’s going to regret this."

    *Scene transition*

    “The Dursleys, Number Four Privet Drive,” he says. “Kill them.”

    Well.....that escalated. Harry hates them and they deserve punishment, and i would be down for them getting painfully 86'd by some vengful magical creature, but will Harry? Wouldnt take long for him to put two and two togethor and realize that the Dursleys death couldnt be a coincidence. I suppose on the bright side if they are dead then there is nothing preventing Albus from stopping the Weaselys from adopting Harry sin ce the blood protection excuse will be void.

     



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  • From phoenix-rob on April 18, 2017

    Loved Harry's questions about food, cupboards and punishments and how despite not really knowing whatelse might happen with Theo's dad that Harry is already better off.

    Do wonder what Harry will do or say in regards to the snake given that he can understand what it is saying.

    Can't wait for Dumbledore's actions and what ever Severus plans on doing.

    Update again soon please



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  • From Kain on April 15, 2017

    Oh Snape is gonna lose his shit when he finds out and probably gonna give the biggest non verbal 'i told you so' to Albus if he decides to tell him about what happened. Hopefully he will be able to get to Harry in time before the desperate boy makes deals with the wrong sort of people. Curious on how Blaise's mom still canonicaly being a murderess might effect Harry's perception of him in the future, if at all. Granted it was mostly rumor in the books and not really touched upon and Harry never really interected with Blaise in that verse. Wonder how Harry will handle meeting the Nott family and whether he will regret accepting there help.

    Gotta admit though i was not expecting Theos dad to use something like that thing to spirit Harry away, would have thought he would have gone for the more subtle approach. Cause even if it seems to people who witnessed it that Harry left of his own free will with the creature, he is too high profile for it not to become big news.

    Loved how Hermione and Ron instantly figured that some Slytherins more than likely had a hand in what happened and rolled up into their section of the train ready to throw the fuck down with the whole compartement to get answers about there friend, heartwarming and awesome. Smart of Theo to get Hermione and Ron to question just why Harry would be so desperate to not go back to his relatives, takes the heat off of him a bit. And wow, no one expected Draco of all people to offer a possible solution to locating Harry, even if it was offered in typical Malfoy fashion but I wonder how this will effect the the Nott's plans.



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  • From phoenix-rob on April 13, 2017

    Wow! What an impressive form of magic the red mist is.

    Dumbledore really doesn't have a clue.

    Hope Theo's father is true to his word and doesn't hurt or use Harry. Severus will no doubt try to protect him when he catches up to wherever Harry is going.

    Great story so far.



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  • From Kain on April 05, 2017

    Smart way for Blaise to try and bond with Harry, shared circumstance. Not entirely similar but Blaise can at least relate to being neglected. Is Blaise;s mother still rumored to kill the her husbands in this version? At least Harry is starting to get comfortable with Blaise and not outright dismissing him. Interesting talk with Malfoy, Harry might have overshared but at least by the end it seems like Malfoy has nothing to say and just might get that Harry doesnt want to take anything from him and doesnt want to be there.

    See severus, this is why you and Albus shoulnd thave your little tiffs out in the open where anyone in the school could breeze on by and hear you. Now Snapes secret is going to be known the Theo's father and the fact that Snape is trying to sop there plans if only to ensure Harry doesnt wind up indebted to them. Albus has made things far more difficult than they needed to be and his dogmatic asurence that Harry will be better off with his relatives has now ensured that the boys enemies will know where he has been and could be moved. Wonder what distraction Theo's dad has planned and how it will effect things.

    Did NOT expect Severus to spill the beans on his relationship with Lily, but i suppose desperate times call for desperate measures and Harry is starved for information on his parents. Surprised that Harry seemed to so readily believe him that he was his mothers best friend for a time. Although i wonder how he will take finding out about the 'mudblood incident' between them. And of course Albus steps in just as Snape might have been able to sway Harry and proceeds to further push the boy away.

    "Harry’s fists tremble at his sides. Severus sees it and leans forwards to clasp them." Awwww, careful snape, your heart is showing.

    Well now Snape is gonna do this his own way regardless of what Albus wants. He'l have to hustle if he wants to beat Theo's dad to it though.



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  • From Kain on March 29, 2017

    Hooo boy, what Snape wouldnt give to be able to smack a student lol. Harry's sass is going to get him in some serious shit one of these days if his naivite doesnt get him there first. Harry's feelings and distrust are very understandable but he is not thinking long term and on what owing a favor to someone like Theo's dad entails. Snapes years of being  cruel to Harry and his friends are coming back to bite him on the ass since if he had treated the boy half way decently from the get go, he wouldnt be having this headache now. Now he has to pull some doube time on making sure Harry doesnt end up indebted to man he really ought not to.

    Although, I do enjoy seeing Severus take a different tact in regards to Harry and steadily becoming more understanding and patient by honestly listening to his complaints and realizing that he has to change if he wants the kid to respect him and aloter his perception of Slytherin. Protective Snape is best Snape.

    Theo is a bit creepy and intense as Harry said, especially with this line:

    "Theo smiles. “There are so many better things to do with them than torture them.” And Harry gives him a look like he’s not quite sure Theo is joking or not, and that makes the morning all the better."

    Like him being the age he is and the implication of the line make me wonder just what the hell his father has taught him and just what he has seen. Harry is so desperate too never go back to the Dursley's that he seems to be willing to put aside/overlook, at least to a point, that people like Theo's dad. Blaise seems much more adjusted but that might have more to do with having a vastly  different relationship with his parent than Theo has with his dad and while being raised with thr basic pure blood ideology his family were never a part of the Death Eaters, unless im mistaken.

    So since Blaise, even if he hasnt admitted it to himself, wants to be genuine friends with Harry, will we be seeing him perhaps get a little jealous of the attention Harry pays to Ron and Hermione but not to him?



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  • From Kain on March 24, 2017

    Introduction to Slytherin 101, courtesy of Blaise and Theo lol. 

    Blaise is slowly finding some cracks in Harry's stone wall, all he has to do is approach him with a bit of honesty and kindness instead of the usual Slytherin tact, even managed to get a bit of a smile out of him. Sometimes the simplest method is the right method. although for people who are used to double speak and politics it can be a trip to have to go at things with little bit more honesty than they are used too both giving and recieving. Smart play using Draco's ego to get them out of their hair while they talk with Harry.

    "That sounds nicer than saying “you were raised by Muggles.” Blaise congratulates himself. See, he can do nice."

    Hah, points for effort Blaise.

     You could chalk it up to him being so young and idolizing his father but Theo is in for a rude awakening if he thinks there is anything impressive or exciting about being a Death Eater. Draco found out the hard way in canon that it is no place to be especially if you dont have it in you to be a killer. He doesnt understand the full implications and what would be expected of someone who joins that group.

    Harry is still very young and doesnt desire power or prestige but being at the top in Slytherin could net him some potential allies down the line when Voldemort returns. Creating a bond or having some authority with his new housemates could perhaps maybe effect the choices of some of the parent Death Eaters who take  notice of there childrens allegiance to Harry and see the befits of siding with the chosen one, even if he doesnt particularly like them due to there involement with the Dark Lord in the past.

    Honestly Dumbledore has no one to blame but himself now that there is a very real possibabilty that a "former" Death Eater will know where Harry has lived and where he might be moved too if Theo broaches the subject with him. If he had just not meddled and let Harry be moved to a proper home then Harry wouldnt be in a state where he would pass this kind of info along to the other kids. Snape is gonna have a fit when he catches wind that the very thing he and Albus didnt want to happen could very well happen lol. And this works out just fine for Theo's father if he discovers Harry's location away from school, if Voldy doesnt retrun, then he is owed a favor from the Chosen One, if he DOES return then he will have something to offer to his master.



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