I really liked this one-shot. A lot of people are doing a parallel between Lily / Scorpius and Lydia / Wickham. Personally, if I find that Lily has a lot in common with Lydia (she's immature, stupid and so shallow) Lily appears meaner than Lydia. And I don't see Scorpius as Wickham, he appeers to me more like Darcy: proud, attached to social conventions, good manners... I imagine that for a man so proud, Rose rejection must have been a very hard moment. He seems to have been deeply in love with Rose, and Lily just seems to be an ersatz for him. But really, their relationship seems so fake, so wrong, I can't see Darcy ending up with a woman like Lydia. Scorpius doesn't deserve that! But she's pregnant... or so it seems. It's just a little strange that it's Scorpius who discovers the pregnancy... men, in general, are not so observant: what about her mother or her cousin Molly? Is this the reality or just another of his wishes: to marry someone to replace Rose, to have children with her? This one-shot was perfectly done and written, as allways. I hope you'll make Scorpius escape this marriage, he deserves happiness too... because it will ruins so much lives: Scorpius, Rose and even Lily: no way she'd be happy in the long term... deeply, she knows he does'nt love her but her cousin, and the end shows it perfectly.
Author's Response: The more I think about it, the more I agree about Scorpius being more like Darcy. He's very aloof and snooty, and I can just imagine what it must have been like when he and Rose were dating - they would have been snapping at one another, he telling her to act more mature and posh, while she would snap back that he was a snob, and they would rather enjoy that. Her rejection would have been a severe blow to his ego, making him feel like a failure, so in retaliation he makes sure that she feels the same way, if not worse.
It's interesting that you bring up how Scorpius is the one to notice Lily's pregnancy - even she didn't know what it was, and I wouldn't believe that she could be that naive. He is trying to create a new reality for himself, perhaps even using Lily's so-called pregnancy to convince himself to marry her. I'm never sure what to do with him, what decisions to have him make. He's an ambiguous character, and it makes me wonder how he'll resolve the issues between Lily and Rose.
Thank you so much for this review! I really appreciate hearing from you on this. ^_^