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xoxo_babii - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

katiekrm  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I like your pickle suggestion! LOL! The armistice is going to bite Voldi in the arse, indeed. Mainly because it is working exactly as it is intended to work. The hostages were supposed to bond and be exposed to the enemy's culture to be a potential ally in the future. That of course goes both ways. The families, who hosted a hostage were hardly unaffected by it.

Chels - Thank you! There you go :)
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xoxo_babii - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

katiekrm  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I like your pickle suggestion! LOL! The armistice is going to bite Voldi in the arse, indeed. Mainly because it is working exactly as it is intended to work. The hostages were supposed to bond and be exposed to the enemy's culture to be a potential ally in the future. That of course goes both ways. The families, who hosted a hostage were hardly unaffected by it.

Chels - Thank you! There you go :)
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AnakaReagan - Thank you! Draco was a likely person to find her, as he frequents St. Mungo's and has the authority to actually do something. Revenge on whom? De Belleme? That will be difficult, after all, his 'treatment' is pretty much by the book, if very accelarated. But I'll see what I can do :)

Blue - Thank you for reading and reviewing! Now, Hermione has to deal with the aftermath of what happened, on all kinds of levels...

slashymcslashface  - Thank you! You are right - Victorian medicine is a scary thing... Do you mean the keeper by 'mystery man'?

luna4917 - Thyank you! Yes, Draco is back and he is not happy! Also, although Hermione is finally free from de Belleme and his posse, she still has to deal with what happened. It will be a rocky road.

mirrorofrapture  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! Draco and de Belleme are basically polar opposites in their viewpoints on therapy. Nevertheless, they are both operating within the accepted spectrum of therapy of Victorian times. Hysteria was seen as a dangerous condition, which could lead to insanity. Many women were admitted by their husbands, brothers or fathers to insane asylums on claims of hysteria. Usually, as nearly 75% of all women (!) were believed to be hysterical, the treatment was an ongoing, regular and expensive therapy of 'pelvic massage'. But if a woman dared to be too 'outspoken' or denied the diagnosis or was simply in the way of a male relative, therapy could turn extremely ugly very quickly - electro shocks, lobotomies and clitoridectomies were supposed to be the ultimate cure. These women had very little to no say in their treatment since they were regarded as not fit to make decisions in their 'state of mind'. About ongoing education in the medical field... I took Victorian medicine as the model system for the wizarding world. De Belleme's method's are top notch in that regard. Hysteria was pandemic in Victorian times and doctors fell over each other to develop new and more efficient treatment than the traditional tedious manual labour that was pelvic massage. Everybody, who owns a vibrator or has a bidet in their bathrooms owes that to hysteria treatment. I kid you not. I hope you will continue to read the story. Hermione is out of St. Mungo's now and has to face the aftermath.

ThatRomantic  - Thank you! The torture is at an end, but that does not mean that all is well... I don't think you can subscribe as such at AFF but I also have the story posted at Granger Enchanted and Hawthorn & Vine.

nitesfool - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I am so sorry for the long wait! The climate here knocked me out, internet is not available for hours at a time and then something else came into play. I might tell you all about that in a little while... 

AgainAndAgain  - Thank you! I am doing my best *nudges non-heat-resistant muse*

Autumn  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I am sorry that you are uncomfortable with this story. I did my best to warn about the darkness beforehand. It is a horror story, though, there is no doubt about that. I am a bit confused - you would have liked a link to what kind of site? I also must warn you, chapter 8 might also have content that is controversial/squicky, although it has to do with Hermione's mental state after what she went through rather than things done to her.

Pandalei  - Thank you! Here it finally is! Now to deal with the repercussions...

so_bri_quet  - Thank you! I am also glad Draco is finally back. Stopping the practice in its entirety might be difficult. One does not simply erase a treatment established for 2000 years.
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AnakaReagan - Thank you! Draco was a likely person to find her, as he frequents St. Mungo's and has the authority to actually do something. Revenge on whom? De Belleme? That will be difficult, after all, his 'treatment' is pretty much by the book, if very accelarated. But I'll see what I can do :)

Blue - Thank you for reading and reviewing! Now, Hermione has to deal with the aftermath of what happened, on all kinds of levels...

slashymcslashface  - Thank you! You are right - Victorian medicine is a scary thing... Do you mean the keeper by 'mystery man'?

luna4917 - Thyank you! Yes, Draco is back and he is not happy! Also, although Hermione is finally free from de Belleme and his posse, she still has to deal with what happened. It will be a rocky road.

mirrorofrapture  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! Draco and de Belleme are basically polar opposites in their viewpoints on therapy. Nevertheless, they are both operating within the accepted spectrum of therapy of Victorian times. Hysteria was seen as a dangerous condition, which could lead to insanity. Many women were admitted by their husbands, brothers or fathers to insane asylums on claims of hysteria. Usually, as nearly 75% of all women (!) were believed to be hysterical, the treatment was an ongoing, regular and expensive therapy of 'pelvic massage'. But if a woman dared to be too 'outspoken' or denied the diagnosis or was simply in the way of a male relative, therapy could turn extremely ugly very quickly - electro shocks, lobotomies and clitoridectomies were supposed to be the ultimate cure. These women had very little to no say in their treatment since they were regarded as not fit to make decisions in their 'state of mind'. About ongoing education in the medical field... I took Victorian medicine as the model system for the wizarding world. De Belleme's method's are top notch in that regard. Hysteria was pandemic in Victorian times and doctors fell over each other to develop new and more efficient treatment than the traditional tedious manual labour that was pelvic massage. Everybody, who owns a vibrator or has a bidet in their bathrooms owes that to hysteria treatment. I kid you not. I hope you will continue to read the story. Hermione is out of St. Mungo's now and has to face the aftermath.

ThatRomantic  - Thank you! The torture is at an end, but that does not mean that all is well... I don't think you can subscribe as such at AFF but I also have the story posted at Granger Enchanted and Hawthorn & Vine.

nitesfool - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I am so sorry for the long wait! The climate here knocked me out, internet is not available for hours at a time and then something else came into play. I might tell you all about that in a little while... 

AgainAndAgain  - Thank you! I am doing my best *nudges non-heat-resistant muse*

Autumn  - Thank you for reading and reviewing! I am sorry that you are uncomfortable with this story. I did my best to warn about the darkness beforehand. It is a horror story, though, there is no doubt about that. I am a bit confused - you would have liked a link to what kind of site? I also must warn you, chapter 8 might also have content that is controversial/squicky, although it has to do with Hermione's mental state after what she went through rather than things done to her.

Pandalei  - Thank you! Here it finally is! Now to deal with the repercussions...

so_bri_quet  - Thank you! I am also glad Draco is finally back. Stopping the practice in its entirety might be difficult. One does not simply erase a treatment established for 2000 years.
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mrequecky  - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

RosieRaven  - It wasn't a prank after all, now they have to act quickly or the sabotage will still be successful in the end and that would be very bad news for Hermione, the Malfoys and the wizarding world.

xoxo_babii - I am excited, too! I hope you liked it!

katiekrm  - That was a very close guess! Well done :) Draco did not simply give in to peer pressure. If the punishment would have seemed to easy on her, Voldemort could have simply demanded another one, and I am sure that would have been even more vile. While researching historical hostages I found some things... Being mutilated and thrown into a cold river to swim or sink, being sent back to their parents bit by bit over a span of months or years... Yeah. Draco was also protecting his family. After all, they are responsible for her and showing any sort of mercy would have reflected badly on all of them. Severus' expertise was vital to find her, but now they need to stop the war from reigniting...

Martha - Thank you! It's nice to know that things are unpredictable :)

kickyc  - Narcissa is really trying to make this work. Bless her.

Goldiducks - Oh wow! Thank you so much!

dracoschick007  - Thank you! Can't wait to hear what you think!

Autumn  - There you go :) More to come soon!
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mrequecky  - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

RosieRaven  - It wasn't a prank after all, now they have to act quickly or the sabotage will still be successful in the end and that would be very bad news for Hermione, the Malfoys and the wizarding world.

xoxo_babii - I am excited, too! I hope you liked it!

katiekrm  - That was a very close guess! Well done :) Draco did not simply give in to peer pressure. If the punishment would have seemed to easy on her, Voldemort could have simply demanded another one, and I am sure that would have been even more vile. While researching historical hostages I found some things... Being mutilated and thrown into a cold river to swim or sink, being sent back to their parents bit by bit over a span of months or years... Yeah. Draco was also protecting his family. After all, they are responsible for her and showing any sort of mercy would have reflected badly on all of them. Severus' expertise was vital to find her, but now they need to stop the war from reigniting...

Martha - Thank you! It's nice to know that things are unpredictable :)

kickyc  - Narcissa is really trying to make this work. Bless her.

Goldiducks - Oh wow! Thank you so much!

dracoschick007  - Thank you! Can't wait to hear what you think!

Autumn  - There you go :) More to come soon!
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RosieRaven
 - There you go :) I hope you liked it! The Snape/Hermione history came as a surprise for many, there might be more surprises ahead...

 

katiekrm  - I was a bit worried about the Snape/Hermione bit, as many Dramione readers don’t particularly like that pairing. Snape will play an important role quite soon, portrait or not.

 

chyara  - YAY! Thank you! It is not quite as dramatic as that. I see the two of them as getting close through their work during the war and seeking comfort and companionship in each other.

 

Donavon – Wow! I am amazed that I managed to invoke such powerful emotions! I hope you like how the story progresses :)

 

mrequecky  - Thank you!

 

Pixi  - I am so happy that you like the story!

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RosieRaven
 - There you go :) I hope you liked it! The Snape/Hermione history came as a surprise for many, there might be more surprises ahead...

 

katiekrm  - I was a bit worried about the Snape/Hermione bit, as many Dramione readers don’t particularly like that pairing. Snape will play an important role quite soon, portrait or not.

 

chyara  - YAY! Thank you! It is not quite as dramatic as that. I see the two of them as getting close through their work during the war and seeking comfort and companionship in each other.

 

Donavon – Wow! I am amazed that I managed to invoke such powerful emotions! I hope you like how the story progresses :)

 

mrequecky  - Thank you!

 

Pixi  - I am so happy that you like the story!

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Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

luna4917  - I hope the moment when Draco came back into the picture lived up to your expectations :) The keeper would definitely not be a good 'rescuer' for Hermione. His sense of right and wrong is so warped and corrupted by his work environment that he is actually quite dangerous.

Seriouslee  - Draco is back! And I promise that he did not dissolve into mist, he will not stand by and do nothing.

Lucidia89  - Thank you! Hermione is definitely at the verge of slipping into insanity. From now on, there is hope. Although this does not mean that it will be easy for Hermione after all she has been through.

Malingerer  - I don't see Hermione as stupid in the first chapters - or at all. She was in a bad situation to begin with: burnt out, depressed, lonely and probably absolutely terrified by the thought of being reported to her workplace. At the core of things she is very insecure, eager to prove herself and fit in. The wizarding world is not making it easy for her.

I am glad that you generally like the story and find my grammar and spelling to be adequate - that's always great to hear when writing in a second language :)

Harry will appear in the story later on, he is indeed searching quite frantically for Hermione right now. Originally I had planned to make Draco the evil mastermind, who set everything up to make Hermione a helpless, mind-addled inmate for life in his private clinic but I changed my mind on that one. There will be enough of hardship with all the physical, emotional and social repercussions she will have to deal with. A love interest is not very high on her priority list, not to mention that she is probably unable to let anybody get close on any level for a long time.

mirrorofrapture  - I sometimes wonder whether we will one day look back in horror at today's practices - lobotomies for homosexuals were quite en vogue until the early1970s... The keeper is a very sad figure. I think he really wanted to care for and help people but the reality of his job has... damaged him. In a way, he is also a victim. Which does not make his actions right or him any less creepy. Rescue is now imminent, whether it is not too late for Hermione's sanity remains to be seen.
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Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

luna4917  - I hope the moment when Draco came back into the picture lived up to your expectations :) The keeper would definitely not be a good 'rescuer' for Hermione. His sense of right and wrong is so warped and corrupted by his work environment that he is actually quite dangerous.

Seriouslee  - Draco is back! And I promise that he did not dissolve into mist, he will not stand by and do nothing.

Lucidia89  - Thank you! Hermione is definitely at the verge of slipping into insanity. From now on, there is hope. Although this does not mean that it will be easy for Hermione after all she has been through.

Malingerer  - I don't see Hermione as stupid in the first chapters - or at all. She was in a bad situation to begin with: burnt out, depressed, lonely and probably absolutely terrified by the thought of being reported to her workplace. At the core of things she is very insecure, eager to prove herself and fit in. The wizarding world is not making it easy for her.

I am glad that you generally like the story and find my grammar and spelling to be adequate - that's always great to hear when writing in a second language :)

Harry will appear in the story later on, he is indeed searching quite frantically for Hermione right now. Originally I had planned to make Draco the evil mastermind, who set everything up to make Hermione a helpless, mind-addled inmate for life in his private clinic but I changed my mind on that one. There will be enough of hardship with all the physical, emotional and social repercussions she will have to deal with. A love interest is not very high on her priority list, not to mention that she is probably unable to let anybody get close on any level for a long time.

mirrorofrapture  - I sometimes wonder whether we will one day look back in horror at today's practices - lobotomies for homosexuals were quite en vogue until the early1970s... The keeper is a very sad figure. I think he really wanted to care for and help people but the reality of his job has... damaged him. In a way, he is also a victim. Which does not make his actions right or him any less creepy. Rescue is now imminent, whether it is not too late for Hermione's sanity remains to be seen.
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Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!!

luna4917 - She will get out, soon, but then she will have to deal with repercussions on psychological, physical and social levels. It will not be easy.

Lucidia89 - We don't know the keeper personally. In my mind he is a Hufflepuff, has never been appreciated but wanted to help and care for people. His occupational environment has warped his sense of right and wrong, that's why he is abusing the power he has over Hermione. She is the perfect victim - nobody believes a word she says even if she is not incoherent from treatment and potions. Harry does look for her but he is not a blood relative so he won't get any information out of St. Mungo's but he is searching. Only Hermione is cut off from the outside world and so are we... Draco will be back in chapter six :)

Taryn  - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

Seriouslee  - It will get even worse in the first half of chapter six, but after that Draco will be back!

Rose Syler - Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

a-muse-ing  - I am sorry that the last two chapters made you so uncomfortable. It is a horror story inspired by the treatment of women in insane asylums during the Victorian era and before. It was near impossible to stay sane in a place like that and the environment was abusive and de-humanising. Please heed the warnings. It is possible to read the story even if you skip over chapter 5, chapter 6 will probably still be uncomfortable in the first half, but Draco will be back in the second half. After that, Hermioen will have to deal with the aftermath of what happened to her and that will also not be easy.

katiekrm  - Getting justice will be difficult, as de Belleme is doing nothing 'wrong' as per Victorian/Wizarding medical standards. As I mentioned over at GE, the woman inthe bathtub was not dead, but suffering from hypothermia due to hydrotherapy. Patients were submerged in ice water for extended periods of time to calm them.

WesleyY7  - Thank you so much! I think that was about the biggest compliment I ever received regarding my writing! The keeper is slowly but surely stepping up his violations - insane asylums were very abusive environments, simply because the staff held a lot of power over people, who could not defend themselves. Repercussions were highly unlikely for anything teh staff did to teh patients there. Draco will be back in the second half of chapter 6. I see him as a good healer, trying not to let personal like, dislike or history affect his professional performance. Which doesn't mean that he can't be quite acerbic :)

QuicksilverEyes  - Destroying de Belleme sounds awesome, I just have to find a way to prove that he did something wrong. We are dealing with a reputable Victorian doctor after all...

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Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!!

luna4917 - She will get out, soon, but then she will have to deal with repercussions on psychological, physical and social levels. It will not be easy.

Lucidia89 - We don't know the keeper personally. In my mind he is a Hufflepuff, has never been appreciated but wanted to help and care for people. His occupational environment has warped his sense of right and wrong, that's why he is abusing the power he has over Hermione. She is the perfect victim - nobody believes a word she says even if she is not incoherent from treatment and potions. Harry does look for her but he is not a blood relative so he won't get any information out of St. Mungo's but he is searching. Only Hermione is cut off from the outside world and so are we... Draco will be back in chapter six :)

Taryn  - Thank you! I hope you liked the update :)

Seriouslee  - It will get even worse in the first half of chapter six, but after that Draco will be back!

Rose Syler - Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

a-muse-ing  - I am sorry that the last two chapters made you so uncomfortable. It is a horror story inspired by the treatment of women in insane asylums during the Victorian era and before. It was near impossible to stay sane in a place like that and the environment was abusive and de-humanising. Please heed the warnings. It is possible to read the story even if you skip over chapter 5, chapter 6 will probably still be uncomfortable in the first half, but Draco will be back in the second half. After that, Hermioen will have to deal with the aftermath of what happened to her and that will also not be easy.

katiekrm  - Getting justice will be difficult, as de Belleme is doing nothing 'wrong' as per Victorian/Wizarding medical standards. As I mentioned over at GE, the woman inthe bathtub was not dead, but suffering from hypothermia due to hydrotherapy. Patients were submerged in ice water for extended periods of time to calm them.

WesleyY7  - Thank you so much! I think that was about the biggest compliment I ever received regarding my writing! The keeper is slowly but surely stepping up his violations - insane asylums were very abusive environments, simply because the staff held a lot of power over people, who could not defend themselves. Repercussions were highly unlikely for anything teh staff did to teh patients there. Draco will be back in the second half of chapter 6. I see him as a good healer, trying not to let personal like, dislike or history affect his professional performance. Which doesn't mean that he can't be quite acerbic :)

QuicksilverEyes  - Destroying de Belleme sounds awesome, I just have to find a way to prove that he did something wrong. We are dealing with a reputable Victorian doctor after all...

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luna4917 - I am afraid that there will be a fair amount of torture treatment and no way out for her. Whatever she does makes her situation only worse. The 'arse' unfortunately is a heralded healer and is actually doing his job within the parametres of respectable (Victorian) medicine. The next chapter will be even darker, but I promise Draco will be back in chapter six!

Lucidia89  - Thank you for sticking with the story, I hope it was not too horrible to continue? The next chapter will mess withHermione;'s head even more nad we will see more of the keeper...

Starrynite45  - She is indeed in trouble. Draco will be back but not before they thoroughly treat her towards insanity. I hope he will not be too late...

Seriouslee  - Wow! Thank you so much! I hope you liked the update:)

nitesfool  - Thank you! I plan to post around every weekend, I just got delayed by RL this time. The next update should be up by Sunday at the latest.

QuicksilverEyes  - Draco is being a very professional healer, here ;) I suspect that he was planning to ask her to go out with him after her treatment was over. Now of course, he has to find out what is happening, first. The next chapter is very dark and Draco-less but I promise he will be back by chapter six!

angeles - The next chapter will be worse! draco has no clue that something is not right - he does not work for St. Mungo's, only comes in twice or thrice a week due to his cottage affiliation. He will find out though. Hopefully not too late...

mirrorofrapture  - The next chapter will be the darkest one of the story. And then Draco will be back! I would be very interested to know what you thought of chapter 4 - In my research I read that one of the most horrible aspect of being 'an interesting case' is the gawking, prodding, being passed around from specialist to intern to resident to student...


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luna4917 - I am afraid that there will be a fair amount of torture treatment and no way out for her. Whatever she does makes her situation only worse. The 'arse' unfortunately is a heralded healer and is actually doing his job within the parametres of respectable (Victorian) medicine. The next chapter will be even darker, but I promise Draco will be back in chapter six!

Lucidia89  - Thank you for sticking with the story, I hope it was not too horrible to continue? The next chapter will mess withHermione;'s head even more nad we will see more of the keeper...

Starrynite45  - She is indeed in trouble. Draco will be back but not before they thoroughly treat her towards insanity. I hope he will not be too late...

Seriouslee  - Wow! Thank you so much! I hope you liked the update:)

nitesfool  - Thank you! I plan to post around every weekend, I just got delayed by RL this time. The next update should be up by Sunday at the latest.

QuicksilverEyes  - Draco is being a very professional healer, here ;) I suspect that he was planning to ask her to go out with him after her treatment was over. Now of course, he has to find out what is happening, first. The next chapter is very dark and Draco-less but I promise he will be back by chapter six!

angeles - The next chapter will be worse! draco has no clue that something is not right - he does not work for St. Mungo's, only comes in twice or thrice a week due to his cottage affiliation. He will find out though. Hopefully not too late...

mirrorofrapture  - The next chapter will be the darkest one of the story. And then Draco will be back! I would be very interested to know what you thought of chapter 4 - In my research I read that one of the most horrible aspect of being 'an interesting case' is the gawking, prodding, being passed around from specialist to intern to resident to student...


Anonymus comments are enabled :)
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Thank you for reading and reviewing!

dracoschick007 - Thank you! I am afraid the story will not cover years and years, but I can tell you that some people do not like the armistice and try their best to sabotage it...

lemonade8  - Thank you! The story will be a mix of light and dark. I hope you liked the Drac/Hermione interaction :)


Now, I really don't know how this would have slowed down the server...
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Thank you for reading and reviewing!

dracoschick007 - Thank you! I am afraid the story will not cover years and years, but I can tell you that some people do not like the armistice and try their best to sabotage it...

lemonade8  - Thank you! The story will be a mix of light and dark. I hope you liked the Drac/Hermione interaction :)


Now, I really don't know how this would have slowed down the server...

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