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Review:Singularity says:
Molly's discussion with Hattie and her questioning whether she might have some prejudice was so realistic. I think any one who grows up in an enclosed environment eventually hits a point where they are exposed to the bigger world and start to wonder if they might subconsciously have some prejudices that they hadn't realized before.

I love how you are incorporating the coming war into this story and introducing issues related to blood purity bit by bit. The part with Hattie was especially great. She's in the murky gray area that doesn't really get explored much in canon. Not really an advocate for pureblood supremacy, but still holds some prejudices about Muggles. Very interesting.

To slightly lighter subjects, Molly really impressed me in this chapter. I'm glad that she didn't shout at Arthur and try to talk him out of Quidditch too much. Plus, she decided to be supportive, despite obviously thinking he's crazy and wasting his time (Oh, the Hermione parallels increase :)).

I'm pretty frightened for the jealousy of Molly to come out in upcoming chapters. It easy for me as a reader to dismiss her concerns as silly since I know that she and Arthur end up happily married with loads of kids. Molly does not have that same certainty... This could be interesting...


Author's Response: In canon, Ron sometimes spouts things from his mother that show a sort of unconscious and very minor Muggle prejudice. I doubt he even realizes it, or that Molly does. I think it's so ingrained that they don't even see it, unless they're confronted with it. I wanted to show Molly's growth there through Hattie, who has her own growing to do.

Molly was the only one out of the Weasley family to NOT attend the Quidditch World Cup, in GoF - even Hermione went, and she's not into it at all. So I think she (a) saw that as a delightful excuse to relax alone, which as a mother to 7 had to be insanely appealing to her, and (b) just doesn't care about Quidditch. Much like Hermione, her happiness doesn't depend on Arthur's goal-keeping ability ;)

It is kind of easy to gloss over teenage jealousy when you know in 30 year they're married and have a boatload of kids, but yeah, Molly doesn't know that. To her, it's very real and scary. Everyone's insecure now and then.

Thank you for the review!

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