Fanfic Wednesday: To Leave This World

Title: To Leave This World

Author: kitcat234          Word Count: 53876

Pairing: Hermione Granger x George Weasley

Warnings: Rated T for Mentions of Suicide

The Premise

Author’s Summary: As a 1st year healer in the Spell Damage ward, Hermione already has a lot on her hands, but when a new patient checks himself in with an unusual problem, she seems to have met her greatest challenge. Will she be the one to heal him when nothing else has?

My Thoughts

Omg, the Collectress has boarded a new ship??

Um, no, not really. I’ve secretly shipped GeorgexHermione for years, but as the Romione and the Harmony shippers seem to be firmly in charge of the fanfic world, I’ve let my ship anchor in a safe harbor. But, after J.K. Rowling’s announcement this week that Hermione should not have ended up with Ron Weasley, I couldn’t help myself. I sailed my ship, and proudly!

I read this fic a few years ago, and it’s stood out amongst the hundreds (more likely, thousands) of fics that I’ve read since. I like the atypical pairing of George and Hermione, and I really appreciated that the author chose to write this in a post-DH wizarding world. One of the biggest tearjerker moments in the book was, for me, the moment that Fred died. I often wondered how George coped with the world-without-Fred, and kitcat234 wrote that story for me. Now, I will admit, that at first I had trouble accepting George and Hermione’s relationship because she was his healer, but eventually I came to assume that Healer/patient relationships may not be frowned upon in the wizarding world (frankly, I can’t picture Hermione breaking the rules!).

This fic is fluffy and sweet in all the right ways. The best part? When George begins pranking again.

My Recommendation

Read this if you like post-war HP fics, if you love Hermione, or if you want to try one of the less popular Harry Potter ships. George’s humor and Hermione’s seriousness are a great mix. 🙂

Shipfully yours,

The Collectress

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