|Jun. 4th, 2008 @ 02:37 pm AMIEW II - Weak Points and Strong|
|Disclaimer: Nothing you recognize belongs to me. Just borrowed. Will be returned. Snape is welcome to stay, though.|
A big Thank You goes to my beta-reader and brit-picker, Melusin, who is always encouraging, helpful, and thorough.
A/N 1: It has been brought to my attention that Madam Pince has complained about certain readers uttering their opinion about this story loudly in her library. As a punishment, she is threatening everyone who continues reviewing with a detention with Headmaster Snape. Now, if that isn't an incentive to leave a review, I don't know what is. If you're scared, I'll go to that detention in your stead, but please don't let that keep you from reviewing. There is nothing that motivates a struggling fanfic writer more than your feedback.
Chapter 15 – Weak Points and Strong
6. 11. If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch. All we need do is attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve.
6. 12. If we do not wish to fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of our encampment be merely traced out on the ground. All we need do is to throw something odd and unaccountable in his way.
(Sun Tzu, The Art of War, VI. Weak Points and Strong)
When Hermione Apparated into the Broom Cave at the entry point to Nan Guthan, she grabbed one of the brooms that were hidden in a niche. Holding on to the broom with all of her remaining strength, she flew through the valley, but instead of crossing the river and heading up the slope of the mountain, she followed the river for a while and then headed off into the forest. Feeling sick and completely drained, she needed a few moments to herself. When she got off the broom, she stumbled and was barely able to stay on her feet. After a few faltering steps, she sank to her knees, retched violently and threw up. ( Read more... )