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Review:redherring says:
Wow. Honestly, this was brilliant! Your writing was amazing - the description at the beginning of her in the wedding dress was particularly good, I thought - but actually the thing I liked most about this was the idea behind it: the idea of Ginny feeling inferior to The Boy Who Lived. It's so simple and so obvious somehow - of course she would feeel that way! - but it's something I don't think I've really seen before. She's usually just portrayed as the fiery, confident Quidditch player who's madly in love with Harry, but this was a really interesting and brilliant take on her.

I also found the line about him telling Ron and Hermione first really interesting - of course she would feel threatened by his closeness to those two, even though she is so close to them as well. Again, it's so simple and obvious but something I haven't really seen done before, and something I've never really thought about either.

It was interesting to see a different side to Molly, as well, one touched on in DH when Ron destroys the locket - the idea of her considering Harry to be her own son so much that her children feel threatened by it. Both she and Ginny were written really well. The whole thing was just amazing, to be honest - I'm blown away! *favourites*

Author's Response: Thank you so much! There's so much discussion about Ginny being a flat perfect character, but I've always thought there's so much more to her than just the typical little sister who fancies the hero. To me, it seems like there's bound to be consequences to be attached to a hero, and I'm glad you thought this somewhat obvious as well.

I know that if I were Ginny, I would definitely feel threatened by the Golden Trio - especially since she was so often excluded from their group during Hogwarts - so I thought that that might play a big part in her hesitance.

I've always thought Molly to be an interesting character as well. In Deathly Hallows we see - as you pointed out - that desire to protect Harry, as well as that famous part where she's determined to protect Ginny from Bellatrix, and I think in this she was trying to protect both. She really thinks that Ginny will be happy with Harry - despite her hesitance - and she absolutely believes the reverse. Thank you so much for this review! I'm extremely pleased you liked this so much.


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