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Review:AndrinaBlack says:
I liked this story. This pairing could even work in canon in the end as Draco didn't end up with Pansy and I think the pairing works well here too.

The insights into the life among the Slytherins is interesting. I also like the way you write the different relationships here, the one between Blaise and Pansy and the friendship between Blaise and Theo. I think you nailed the relationships you wrote about in the end especially in this line: "He got smiles and praise and sickly adoration; I got stolen moments and stark reality." And somehow I get the feeling that Blaise is much luckier here.

An interesting thing that also somehow comes through here are the relationships between the Slytherin boys, though I'm not sure if you have specifically thought about that. Blaise and Draco don't seem to be specific friends and I like it that way as they really don't seem that way in canon either. That comes through as you show Blaise and Theo more as friends, and then it's of course Draco, Crabbe and Goyle who are together. Which leaves Theo and Blaise as the seemingly nicer boys and Draco as the one who just tries to impress with his bodyguard friends.

But now I'm rambling. That's however a good thing. Good stories usually make me ramble more because they can give me something to think about, like this story.

Author's Response: Aww thanks! Actually, the friendships between the Slytherins were actively thought out, but I'm pretty thrilled that it didn't seem that way, as it means I must have managed subtly for once! I always figured that in canon the boys were more of a three and a two, and I wanted to capture that in this, and explain it a little, without making it the focus. Thanks so much for remarking on it!

Not sure if I know who got the better end of the deal - Draco is the one being two timed and lied to, and Blaise is the one whose heart is on the line. Still, it's pretty vicious for them both... does it show that I really don't like PP?

Thanks so much for the insightful and encouraging review - you've really strengthened my faith in my writing of flawed characters!

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