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Review:Singularity says:
It was really nice to see another side of Petula. She surprised me there, but she really does have a lot of strength and bravery. There was a part where Arthur was thinking about how he was too young to be dealing with murders and dark arts and just wanted to focus on Quidditch and school work and his girlfriend. That just screamed Harry to me. It just reminded me that it may be a different time and a different war, but the issues faced are exactly the same. It was a really nice addition and extremely realistic.

"He leaned in and whispered to Molly, his lips next to her ear, It won't be for us. I promise. I'll make sure there's more than war and death for you.

^Beautiful. Just beautiful. Lines like this are really demonstrative of their relationship and how they grow from the teenagers they are now to the canon couple we know and love.

You wrote the Quidditch scene really well! I'm impressed :) I always shy away from writing action scenes like that because they seem awfully complicated. Afterwards, when Molly tells him he was brilliant, I was strongly reminded of Ron and Hermione :P It seems like the type of interaction the two of them would have. Hermione, telling Ron that he did really well, and Ron knowing full well she has no idea how well he did, but appreciating the sentiment anyway :P

The ending with Molly jealous of her brothers hits a bit close to home :P That is such a realistic sibling relationship! When you have siblings, you try to find your own niche, your own area that you can excel in and a way you can be "special." When your siblings invade your territory, it can be bad news :P Speaking from experience here :P If only I had sweet Arthur Weasley to talk me down. ;)


Author's Response: Petula *is* a Gryffindor, after all. A lot of her dramatic hysteria is deliberate, because she enjoys drama. Shame Hogwarts doesn't have a theater club ;)

I really think the Harry-era Voldywar, while different in its ways, would have felt so very horrible to the older witches and wizards because they'd already been through the same thing once before. They did it already, thought it was over, and I think that also helps account for all the head-in-the-sand-ism at that time period: they really just don't want to believe it was happening again because it was so awful the first time.

Ah, relief - sports are not my thing, and I was worried about writing Quidditch. I put Arthur on the team just to make myself write a game - I actually left him off the team in Unsinkable deliberately not to have to write a Quidditch game. It was hard to write, and I tried to focus less on the finer points of strategy and game play (because I'm not sporty) and more on the feelings and actions. I've been so relieved that it's gotten a positive response so far.

I can also speak from experience on the siblings homing in on your territory :p I know just what you mean. If only we all had a sweet Arthur ;) hehe.

Thank you very much for reviewing!

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