|Review:||Violet Gryfindor says:|
Norberta's here! Yes, thank you for including her! I'm sure that the majority of people would end up forgetting her, yet she was a crucial part of the first book (even the second, showing how Hagrid loved his creatures, however illegal they were). This chapter includes more little details that comfortably position this story within the Potterverse. Like how, as wizards, they should have warm water all the time - that bit of snobbery against Muggles was also very wizardly (I imagine that in a way, many wizards look down on Muggles, even if they didn't side with Voldemort *shrugs*).
What struck me as particularly hilarious was how everyone harped on Kate for waking up Charlie, like it was the most dangerous and stupidest thing to do. The way that Marshall said he was disappointed, and it ended up being about Charlie, not her tardiness, made me laugh. It was perfectly done. While I still can't imagine Keanu Reeves as Marshall :P, I still like him as a character. He's sort of the cliched "boss" character, tough and gruff, talking about getting back to business. Yet he's funny, not intentionally on his part (perhaps more on yours :P).
Overall, I like this chapter better than the first - the style, the way the plot's going, the new characters you're introducing... it's all turning out very well. It's definitely a story I'll be following - I can tell you're having fun writing it, even if it is lighter than your usual fare. It's a fun story to read, and I have high hopes for the romance. ;)
Author's Response: How could I not include Norberta?! S/he was amazing in Philosopher's Stone! I love her. Draco was such a little snitch back then. Ah ... *sighs* And yes, I'm glad you caught the snobbery! It seems prejudices, for all the Gryffindors' pompous attack on the Death Eaters, don't lie down at the Slytherin doorstep. :P
It is the most dangerous thing you could do! It's Charlie! "Never tickle a sleeping dragon", and it especially holds true in Romania. :P Gah, I can't quite imagine Keanu Reeves as the boss either. I'm switching him to Bale, it's official. XD That was the fun part of writing him ... kind of playing with the cliche. I like doing this. ^_^
To be honest, I like this chapter better than the first too. :D So we're on the same page. It's fun to write and good to do after a hard day's work. Thank you so much for reviewing this, Susan. *huggles* I'm very happy you liked it. ^^