Long time, no see, my HPFF idol! :-D
I, for some reason, have a weird aversion to Rose/Scorpius. I can't explain it. It's like having an allergy to peanuts. Really no good reason. Maybe it's the way they're usually written. But anyway, I wanted to read this because, having read Just Another Midnight Run, I love your Rose and your Scorpius. And this didn't disappoint. It's very sweet, and I'm a sucker for prequels, sequels, and so forth.
I sort of want to read more about them in their early dating years - and funny enough, less out of interest in the pairing and more because your Rose just amuses the heck out of me.
But one reason I really liked this was that now I know a little more about your Scorpius, not just what we see from Rose's POV a few years later. And he's so realistic. Bored and not really sure what he wants out of life - but you haven't crossed over into making him some emo caricature (not that there would be anything wrong with that - as you know, I love me some exaggerated archetypes).
And I love that he loves show tunes.
This also reminds me that I need to read A Weirder Shade of Midnight. Free time doesn't exist these days, but I need to find a block of time to just sit down with a bag of biscotti and read the whole thing straight through. At the end I'll be very fat but laughing a lot. :-)
I really enjoyed this. The very last section, though, made me go, "Elaborate! Write more! Novel! Mini-series! Lifetime made-for-TV movie!" I'd also like to know what she said to the giant squid.
Great job, as always.
Author's Response: Hey homie! I'm glad to see you back online, and I feel quite proud that you came to review one of my stories in your non-copious spare time :D I love your writing, so I'm always happy to hear what you think of my stuff.
I have to admit, I actually never liked the Rose/Scorpius ship much. At this point, I like them the way I write them, but in general, it's Dramione-lite to me, and I hate Dramione. But somehow I wound up writing two Scorose novels. Not sure how that happened haha. I love a good prequel too.
I thought briefly about doing a Rose-during-school short story, but I find the school setting less interesting these days. I think I've been a grown-up too long haha.
Scorpius and his show tunes, oh my... Poor guy, it's hard to be a straight guy trying to get a girl when everyone assumes you must be gay, I'm sure. I'm glad you liked his POV. I thought it was fun to show Rose the way he sees her, instead of just how she sees herself. I wrote another one-shot in his POV, did you see? A Weasley Christmas, it's called.
Thank you so much! Once I get my butt in gear and write a bunch on Sparks, I'm going to be writing a different kind of Rose/Scorpius that will mix their points of view. Should be fun, I hope you'll like it ;) Thanks for reviewing!