Story Title: Getting the Point
Author Name: Arabella
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: Parental Guidance
Length: Short Story
Story Summary: Sequel to ‘Not As a Last Resort’. Hermione and Ron at the Yule Ball, fifth year. This story was written prior to the release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
It’s no surprise that Arabella’s characterizations are so brilliantly on-target, as she is well-known in this fandom for her fantastic writing skills. This story is a delightful reminder of how awkward and embarrassing those teen years can be, particularly for a clueless boy and nervous girl going on their first date. The POV alternates between Hermione and Ron, with distinctive, in-character voices each time. There’s a hint of early Harry/Ginny romance in the air, but the focus is on Hermione and Ron and what it means to be them. The story is AU now, as it was written pre-OotP.