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Review:queen_luna says:
I stumbled upon this one-shot in the Got A New Story thread on the forums and was delighted to see that it was a companion piece to Winner Takes All, which I love. Lily is far from my favorite character in WTA, but I did enjoy reading this one-shot from her POV and I feel like I understand her motives a bit better. She's vain and self-centered and superficial, but there is one part of her that gives her more depth...and that the part of her that's determined to make herself happy, or at least seem happy, by marrying a man who may not truly love her. Anyway, the writing was practically flawless as usual. Also, this quote:

"Awful things they were, those lilies. They had too much smell to them, overpowering everything thing else around them, trying too hard to be noticed."

I found it to be quite...ironic, if that's the right word. :D Very nicely done!


Author's Response: It's great that you came to read this as a fan of WTA (and that you're a fan of that in the first place!). I really appreciate hearing from you on this story. :D

Lily is not a character I thought I'd ever want to write as a main character, especially not in first-person, but by the time I got to a certain point in WTA, I needed to write it to understand things from her POV, maybe even make her a more sympathetic character. Like you said, there is something deeper behind her vanity and apparent silliness. She's actually very ruthless and shrewd, and I'm now wondering to what extent she'll go to keep Scorpius.

Thanks very much for reading and reviewing! It's great to hear that you liked this one-shot. ^_^

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