Really, this chapter made me laugh a whole lot, as per usual. Congratulations on another great chapter. And awww, Archie and the Charms teacher are so cute together. I had an idea that he would get together with her, though, from one of your replies to my review. ;) I love the whole blonde mob thing, too and 'blonde camouflage'! The whole peer assessment thing was just genius, too! I know I've said this before, but I love Archie's world view; sort of weary with the world, but also ready to make private jokes to himself. And you know, although he calls the Charms teacher 'charming', he can be quite charming himself!
"A simple description would probably suffice," Archibald commented, walking down the corridor to stand side by side with the Charming Charms teacher, "two imbeciles with limited job prospects, stupid hats and even more ridiculous 'g' accents covering up an even more ridiculous middle class Bristol accent. Advice, Lawrence, if you really are attempting to replicate the Muggle 'Chav' do change your name from Daniel Harrison – it doesn't fit with your image. These two would be Daniel Harrison Lawrence and Thomas Hardy, Professor Scrivenshaft. Seventh years. What have they been doing this time?"
"I'd like to say it gets better," Archibald said, "but I'll have to get back to you on that one."
"I want Trelawney," Neville said feebly, "she'd just tell everyone about how I used to be clumsy."
"Vacuums." Lysander nodded.
"As tempting as it is to say yes, it would be quite awkward for me to explain if you all died. Particularly with Professor Scrivenshaft as a witness."
"Don't let me down here, Archie, I know we clipped the wheels of your ridiculous bicycle – but it's all in good humour! You were only in the hospital wing for ten minutes."
"Yes," Archibald interrupted, "then she blew up my microwave."
"If it helps," Spencer – and, by God, he was conscious – "by the look of the picture in your office, she wasn't much of a looker."
Archibald considered it best not to ask whey Spencer had been in his office, or point out that the picture in his office was of his mother.'
Excellent chapter as usual, 10/10. Thanks for updating so quickly! This story literally puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.
Please update soon!
Author's Response: You've copied so many parts and you've just reminded me of everything I loved about writing this story and now I just want to write the whole thing right now.
BUt I won't. I will resist. You'll enjoy it more if it's spread out, anyway, because then it won't be finished so quickly. Rigghtt? Right? Ahha. I'm going to go with it :D
Archibald Penrose/Charming Charms teacher for ever and ever. Literally, I just want them to get married and have children. Oo! I'm glad you got that from my review response and read it (you're sort of the reason why I decided to include the dish about the break up, which led to some very amusing moments when I wrote out the whole argument. Aha - what larks).
I just love Archie to bits with his whole 'the worlds a joke but at least sometimes its a witty joke' attitude.
And I think he's charming. :D
I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter and hopefully they'll be more 12+-y humour very soon! Thanks for such a lovely review :)