|Review:||Romina Stephanie says:|
Absolutely brilliant. You portrayed the characters in an excellent way, describing their emotions incredibly. What else can I say really? This was flawless.
I especially loved Minerva; at first, I saw her as a strong woman, but as I continued on reading, I noticed how shattered she was inside because of Grimm's departure thirteen years earlier. You really managed to capture this confusion and despair, making it heart-wrenching.
Grimm is also showed perfectly: his character is very... I don't know, a bit reserved, yet emotional all the same? He's mystical.
His actions, though foolish, were understandable. Proposing one night and then leaving. To be so young and marry may have been common, but I suppose not everybody liked the thought. And not wanting to hurt her, he left, thinking it was for the best. I guess one doesn't think thoroughly when finding oneself in such a situation. So, one makes the choice that seems rational, even though it can be crazy.
Here are two small mistakes I noticed (or I presumed they were mistakes, but I might be wrong - in that case, I'm sorry):
“Headmaster Dippet chose to retire rather suddenly due to an illness, so a new Transfiguration professor was needed was needed to take my place.[...] - You've repeated the words 'was needed' there. Not much, but always something.
“You cannot even understand what I’ve been though, Tiberius.” - Do you mean through?
Anyway, this was a great one-shot. I was so happy when I saw this was up!... And yet again, you've amazed me by what you've written - the language is beautiful in itself and the descriptions are... well, perfect. I just love your writing-style.
Anyway, great job! - Stephanie
Author's Response: Thanks for pointing out those errors, Stephanie. I fixed them right away. =) I let out a sigh of relief when I got your review since I was worried that no one would want to read such a story as this. I am really glad to hear that you saw the characters as realistic - it was worrisome that maybe Minerva wasn't as strong as she was in canon, but then again, the books do take place around forty years later. Grimm's mistake probably saved them from becoming bored, and maybe coming to hate each other, but how can we know? =P
Thank you very much for reviewing this, Stephanie. It means a lot to read your opinions on my stories. ^_^