@above 2. Draco in HPB hadn't tried to kill the parents of his best friend minutes or seconds before. Its absolutely ridiculous to compare the two situations. Harry takes threats to friends much worse than he takes threats to himself. Draco, in HPB, curses out of instinct, and doesn't actually harm Harry. In this story you have a death eater participating in the torture and killing of Hermione's parents, or at least guarding the people who are, and Harry feeling guilty about his death. There's no comparison between the two situations. The story's weakness is found here; it glosses over the fact that the people who are dark wizards here are murdering shit. Interesting ideas, but this problem prevents the story from being a great, or even good one. 3.