Hi there! It's me, with your horribly belated review.
Although you said this was a filler chapter, I actually found it very un-filler-y considering how much of Rose and Dominique's characters were revealed through this. I also loved the new twist in Elodie and Scorpius's relationship.
Concerning Rose, I love how you showed her power over people, and exactly how manipulative and controlling she really is. As she threatened Dominique, it was awfully scary considering we could see just how truly Rose meant her words, and what she could do to anyone in the school if she so wished.
Concerning Dominique, I loved your descriptions of her and her contrasts and similarities to Rose and Elodie. She is just as manipulative as Rose, and you conveyed how much she hated Rose really well, yet is very different because of how she wields her charm and coldness.
I also loved how Scorpius and Rose both compare Dominique to Elodie; it made Scorminique so much more complicated, because it was laced with desire for Elodie on Scorpius's side, and Dominique was actually falling for someone on the other... It was really enthralling to read and compare them! Again, I love how similar those two are, yet so different too, and I think you showed us that really well.
But the ending was so exciting! I can't wait to read about what has happened to Draco, and that last line was a killer... foreshadowing much?
But 10/10, I loved this! You show such different sides to everyone and your characterisation is just fantastic :)
Author's Response: Hi there! It's me, with your horribly belated review response!
Sometimes, I really don't have the guts to make anything exciting happen in a chapter. I can do cliffhangers, mostly, and people talking about exciting things, so really a majority of all my chapters in all my fics are fillers. Or specially assigned to 'character development'.
I'm starting to worry that Rose and Dominique will start to merge into the same person: they are both bitchy, controlling, apparently perfect. I want to leave Rose's development the latest, because the story because a lot more about her once stuff with Scorpius calms down, so her and Dominique are stuck together as bitchy Weasley girls for a while. They don't like each other. And they certainly don't like Elodie, who also has the cold, manipulating gene (she's quite similar to Dominique - that's why Scorpius picked/fell/did what he did with her) and could also be shoved into the Bitchy Witch club. Her kindness and genuine love for people (including Scorpius) will be shown later in the story.
I kinda love Scorminique, just a little, little bit, so they started because I love ship. It was also something that Rose could ruin Dominique with, and something that tied him in with them. They would have never spoken/met if he hadn't have started the affair with Dom. And when Rose and Scorpius meet, it's going to be fun. :)
Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comments. Really. I love your thoughts on the characters, and what you're saying has already sparked ideas for new things. Thank you!