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Review:Roots in Water says:
This is written really weirdly- in a very, very good way (don't get me wrong). It's just unusual. Is the woman Theo talks about Blaise's mother? That's the sense I got. Is this related to your other story, Memento Mori? Telling about how Blaise's mother died? Forgive me if I'm trying to link things too much or read what isn't really there. Just trying to puzzle things out in my mind!

This is such a mysterious, creepy story. There's a lot going on in the background that is only hinted at.

The thestrals were a perfect backdrop for this story- they helped relate between the death Theo's seen and Blaise and Theo's talk about death.

Though unusual, it was a great read. Another fantastic job!

Author's Response: Ahh yes, this is very weird, don't worry. It's one of those things that I read over once I'd finished and just went "Ok... where did that come from??"

Theo and Blaise are both talking about separate women, their mothers - Blaise's murderess of a mother with her seven husbands (so yep, there's definitely a link to Memento Mori - I've always found Mrs Zabini a very interesting character), but Theo is talking about his own mother. According to JKR, Theo was brought up by his father and his grandmother, and as he can see thestrals (as we're shown in OotP) we can only assume that his mother must have died and he witnessed her death.

I know it's not very clear - i.e. not clear in the slightest. I'm very glad you battled on through the bizarreness and still enjoyed it though! Thanks for another brilliant review!


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