Excuse me if I don't make sense, I just spent a near-all nighter finishing homework and then decided to read this. I read the chapter title as The Pestilence Colin Firth and nearly though it was a reference to the mini-series.
I love Ginny. I love that Lily sideeyes Ginny. I think eccentric!Ginny is the least annoying incarnation of her yet 8D And oh, Lily. I am going to love her antics as a foil. Having her around means Rose complains more, and Rose's complaints are the best thing ever. She had heard herself referred to as “Oh Rose” so many times in the last few days that she was sure that, need she write her name in full, she would append an “Oh” where most would write “Miss”.
sidenote: I'm jealous of how you make commas work. I always die under my comma abuse, but you use so many and I don't get confused, and everything is described so elegantly.
Oh my, what an entrance Mr Malfoy. I heard the sudden deep, sexily arrogant (look at my elegant words), intonation of the dialogue as soon as he started speaking and my sleep-deprived heart constricted in a minor squee. Regency-era tension is all about the distant smouldering and select, careful dialogue, and the last section is just has me going, let me love youuu. Just a single Charmed? has got me on the wibbly knees :3
This... Malfoy. Oooh, you spunky heroine. Thinking of dragons and unladylike language and spitting out the Malfoy name in your mind. AHA, I love the fact that Draco became a tradesman - that's what I've always imagined him doing if he wanted to keep his family fortune.
Tut tut, Rose, you know what instant disdain will invariably lead to! Oh Circe, Scorose just fits better and better into these roles.
♥ brill chapter, of course!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing the second chapter, Gina! It means a lot to see your name and hear that you're enjoying the story - this kind of lighter-styled story is a little out of my comfort zone, and it's wonderful that it's turning out well so far. :D
LOL! Colin Firth is on the mind when it comes to Darcy - if only I could have made Scorpius look like him! But that wouldn't have been very canon, sadly, as much as Colin Firth = Darcy (no substitutes allowed).
Ginny is interesting to write in this story, far more interesting than usual - not that I find her annoying, as I actually rather like her strength in the books, but rather that I find her hard to place in fanfictions, especially Next-Gen ones. And Lily... ha! She's not quite the insane Lily I wrote in another story, but she's still overly feminine and it makes her a perfect foil for Rose's wittier, more grounded perspective of the world. The next chapter is from Lily's POV, which made for an interesting switch when writing because Rose and I are far more alike than Lily and I. Hopefully it works out as well as Rose's complaints. :D
That's a fantastic compliment about my use of commas! Most people at school think I use too many, but I like having all of those pauses in place and find that certain pauses work really well for effect. Thank you! ^_^
As much as it goes against my better judgment, I have to agree that Scorpius's arrogance is on the sexy side. XD He has a great way of speaking, or of not-speaking, insults without actually using insulting words - it's all in his perfect tones and that super-aristocratic accent of his. Darcy-esque men are way too much fun to write!
Thank you so much for this, Gina! ^_^