|Review:||Romina Stephanie says:|
This was amazing. You wrote this in such a realistic way that magically transported me to the scene. Minerva's inner struggle - to give in or to turn around - was heartfelt and you captured it beautifully. Her portrayal was on spot and you made her seem so real, everything about her, even the lust and passion for Tom - or Voldemort - and it was astonishing. How he lured her in and how he corrupted her senses, one by one. And the way he took possession of her mind. Just - great. Tom was written as greatly. You really managed to catch the essence of his being, the hunger for power, for glory. He was so believable and the end... wow. And everything that existed between them... as I may have mentioned, I could feel it.
Overall, it was written quite elegantly, actually. Hum... Yes, that's the best way to describe it. But it was, as always, insightful and imaginative. I really liked that the event took place on the same day - I had a feeling (and I don't know where it came from) that that it'd be divided. But you really managed not to drag on and on - there was so much happening that one didn't really think about it either. Anyways, don't know what else to say... You have, at this point, outdone yourself. Keep writing =)
Author's Response: It's becoming scary how much I'm enjoying writing Voldemort/Riddle. Don't think I could do it from his perspective, because he's that creepy, but writing him from the point of view of a character close to him, or affected by him, is strangely exciting. Riddle's got so much to him, definitely one of the more dynamic villains out there (but I do seem to like villains too much in general, so it could just be part of that.... :S). Mixing him with Minerva was quite an experience, one I probably won't repeat because it was a bit nasty at times, especially when I was freaking myself out with what was coming out of my own head. That's why I wasn't very sure about this story while writing it - the ending helped improve my liking for it, but even now when I reread the whole thing, it's still uncomfortable. Perhaps that's the power of the story that you felt - it's just really, really intense. o.O
Thank you very much for reading and enjoying this story, Stephanie. I wasn't sure how people would react to it, and your response definitely has made me feel that this story isn't a piece of rubbish. So, thank you! ^_^