Hi Deana *Hugs again*
Ok, firstly I'm kicking myself for not reviewing this quicker, I've been so busy , which isn't really a change 'cos I'm always busy lol.
Ok, so before when i was reviewing your other fanfiction i was talking about Kirreona, Queen Carla is Kirreona's mother right?
Well, it's pretty clear that Saleena detest both of them, her grandmother would probably deserve the cold treatment more than her mother though. Queen carla is very interersting, she doesn't show very much affection towards Saleena considering she's her grandaughter and heir, infact she does not demonstrate any patience for her at all. There's something distinctive about her that makes me dislike her, she has a selfish quality, and she's very high maintenance as well. I think it's the fact that she put her position and job before her own flesh and blood.
Never the less this one shot was very insightful to the world of the gypsies, I could understand Saleena's situation a lot more seeing as you took out the time to write things from her perspective. Like I've said before, Saleena is probably my most favorite characters, closley followed by Roxi. I can just relate to her characetr and her situation a lot more.
I think you showed her strengths and her dignity in this chapter a lot more clearly given the situation she was in, I think this best defined her and I'm glad you made a one shot on it.
Writing was flawless as usual.
Author's Response: Hey Katie!! There's no need to kick yourself, lol! If anything, I'M the one who should be doing the kicking, for not responding to this lovely review of yours for so long... I guess I'll start by clearing up the confusion a bit: Queen Carla is in fact Kireonna's Mother/Saleena's Grandmother. And your accusations are spot-on, as usual, lol! Kireonna does not deserve the cold treatment from her daughter as much as Carla does, no. But I think that part of the reason Saleena dislikes her mother so much is because she was never there for her as a child. As I'm sure you already know, Saleena is one who can hold a grudge for a very long time...
As for Carla, if she had it her way, Saleena would never have been allowed back into the clan after abandoning them. If it were up to her, she would not be teaching Saleena any of the Gypsies secrets of power. She would have it all to herself, if she could, because that's just the type of selfish person she is. So I think it's safe to say that you've peg her character right-on as well. Oh, and I really don't like her either, lol! She's EVIL!!
I was very excited to share this one with you, as soon as I got the idea to write it, cuz I know how you love Saleena so much!! I am really happy that you liked it Katie!! Thank you so much for the awesome review!! :)