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Review:Beeezie says:
I'm back!

So I read this entire story before, but at the time I didn't really have the time to leave reviews. Do I have time now? Not exactly, but t'is the season and all that and also the story seriously deserves it!

I loved what you did with this chapter. It was a very insightful and believable look at Andromeda's life after Hogwarts. I really love the way that she's clearly only on the fringes of the Order at this point - I feel like you could have easily gone with her suddenly being this incredibly important person to the Order and being all about fighting Voldemort and risking her life, and I'm very glad you didn't. You're showing her as being forced into this role as fighting against Voldemort rather than seeking it out immediately, and I liked that.

It really shows how twisted and insane Bellatrix and the other Death Eaters are, and how much they hate blood traitors. A lot of people skim over that and just focus on pureblood/muggleborn, but it's clear in the books that being a blood traitor is just as bad as being muggleborn to a lot of them, and the fact that Bellatrix ambushed and tried to kill her sister really hammers that point in.

I also really liked the choice to make her a Healer. It allowed you to give us a really chilling account of what been going on in the world, and the way you segued beautifully from the scene in St. Mungo's to the attack really gave me a sense of who Andromeda is as a person these days. This is definitely my favorite depiction of a young Andromeda that I've ever read.

I also found the idea that Fabian didn't want David to join the Order for fear that Death Eaters would target him more to be absolutely fascinating. It's not something that I'd ever considered before, but you know, it makes perfect sense.

And the cliffhanger? Perfect.

Author's Response: I appreciate that you took the time nonetheless :)
I always wondered what it must have been like for bloodtraitors/ wizards disowned by their families, and whether they wouldn't be targeted just because of it. The story was the perfect opportunity to follow up on that angle; and Andromeda's worse off with a sister like Bellatrix. I imagine as long as she ran free, there couldn't have been a peaceful moment for her.
And contrary to Sirius, who jumped right in the middle of the action, I picture Andromeda as someone who doesn't seek trouble, reacts rather than acts. I don't know why I made her a healer, but it just seemed the right profession for her, and the rest of the chapter kind of developed from that.

Thank you for the wonderful review (and, also, the story recommendation, I've only just seen!)

Hugs, Leo


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