Hey :) this little things is lovely! It just fills in some gaps that we didn't know before and also helps us to understand the dynamics of a Gypsi colony. I feel really sorry for her because se really didn't want to go back and Menerva should never have forced her the way that she did... I understand her reasoning behind it but. She could have at least done it a little less savagly an abruptly. As for her Grandmother. Grand indeed! She seems very self assured, proud and majestic (350 years in the throne may have helped toward this) which is everything Seleena isn't, nice contrast you have there :) also I picked up something; her idlike of physical contact, is that because if she were touch their flesh she would be bombarded with unwanted memories?
Really nice, I liked it and it cleared a few things up :)
Author's Response: OMGosh Melliex, I AM SO SORRY that is has taken me so inexcusably long to respond to this incredible review!! RL has been insane these last few months, and I am just now getting the chance to clean out some of my unanswered reviews today... That was when I found this in there. I had no idea you had even review this one yet hun, I am so, so sorry!! :(
You did, however, hit everything spot on, haha!! I wrote this little excerpt in order to show more about the Gypsies and such, since we do not get to see very much from Saleena's perspective in AiNFiL&W... You also seem to have interpreted Queen Carla very well. It's good to know that her pride and selfishness are both coming thru alright here, lol.
As for Saleena's dislike of physical touch, yes, that does have something to do with it, but it is not the main reason behind it. But mostly, Saleena just doesn't like to be touched, lol! She is very withdrawn from others, and she doesn't like to get too attached to people anymore because, well, she was in love with Sirius, and therefore was also great friends with Lily & James as well... So she actually took all of their deaths pretty hard, and that has something to do with her lack of a desire for physical contact as well. (Or at least I hope that makes sense, haha!) ^_^'
Glad this helped clear a few thing up tho hun, thank you so much!! And again, I am so very sorry that I did not ever see this amazing review of yours before now... I hope you can forgive me!! Also, I cannot help but wonder how far you are in AiNFiL&W now. We should catch up sometime, haha! It seems like we haven't talked in, like, forever, lol!! ^_~