Oh my gosh, it's over! I can't believe it! I've been following this story since it started (and, seriously, I'm so sorry I never reviewed before now! I feel terrible...) and it's just been so good. All the twists, all the turns, all the surprises - the things which you know are going to happen, the ones you don't expect to... gah, it was just so brilliant.
I love the way you ended it. It's not soppy, it's not sentimental or gushy or over-the-top or anything like that... it just /is/ and it fits this story so well. Al has found Harry, they've got him back - that's it. Everyone's reactions were so perfect - Hermione putting everything together, bit by bit, Ron being stunned, James' reaction... it was so true to canon it was unreal. I can definitely see this happening in JKR's world, you know? It fits in so nicely.
Scorpius... oh, Scorpius... where do I start? I feel so sorry for him - like he says in your preview of Time (which I am so excited about! I shall stalk, er, follow your author's page until it's out :D) he's lost everybody. His entire family's gone. But he has Rose - which brings me to another point: the Rose/Scorpius was just so brilliant. Again, it was so real. They were teenagers, they blushed and said stupid things and had intimate moments in deeply inappropriate times, they flirted without realising, they just... they seem like they could be a couple of teenagers at any school anywhere.
Albus is just amazing. He's actually a real person - I'm not saying 'like a real person' because, in this, he almost literally comes to life. Not actually literally because that would be weird. And I would marry him. Anyway... all his emotions are so real, the way he works things out - stop-start fashion, connecting the dots at random times, not always thinking logically because he's so invested in getting his dad back, being effected by the normality of situations... I can imagine it actually happening, and he just feels so real that I actually, for once, got invested in this story. I wanted Al to find Harry, I wanted Draco to not be involved (so upset he was! But I guess it was really inevitable), I wanted Al and Scorpius to still be friends, I wanted Al to be alright at the end of chapter 19...
Ah, I just loved this. I'm not sure what else to say... I don't really know /what/ else to say... It was just brilliant...
Thank you so so much for writing this - reading this has been so much fun it's almost been criminal and I can't wait to see what surprises you have in store in Time. I'm sure I'll love that one just as much as I loved this one.
Author's Response: Oh my goodness thank you so much. You have made my day. (Or my week. Or my month. Heh.) XD