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Review:lia_2390 says:
I /cannot/ even.

Is there nothing you cannot write, woman? Goodness!

The first thing that struck me about this one-shot was it's tone. It's very frank, but not accusing - and a bit dry. I almost expected to see 'and in retrospect...' in there somewhere.

Second thing. You wrote Lavender Brown, a grown-up Lavender Brown! You packed a whole lot, about a previously disregarded character in less than 724 words. You gave her life, and you gave her enough life to make me feel sad at the right moments, and speechless in others.

Like here:
He wanted to give your firstborn back - the one you had crying in the loo when you were seventeen, given up with a hush-brewed potion, black and bitter, all in the name of being Cormac McLaggen's last shag of Hogwarts.

I sat staring at this for a full 2 minutes. Very smooth.

Third and most important: YOU WROTE SECOND PERSON! You pulled this off brilliantly, Gina. I love it!


Author's Response: BLUSHING. /BLUSHING./ I have my little squeeing fingers up and, well, squeeing. I had no special thoughts on Lavender until I wrote this, so it gave life to my headcanon as well, and it's been fun building the post-Hogwarts world one minor character at a time 8D

Yess, I did want it to sound a bit sassypants! I can see a lot of people having told Lavender how annoying she is, and this is kind of like her obscene gesture back, like ha! I'm alive, suckers. But at the same time, she just wants to find her place in the world, and there's that bittersweetness.

:3 that Rumpelstiltskin bit is my favorite part. Also the first part that I wrote, and the part inspired by the banner.

EEP YES I DID. IT'S NOT SO SCARY AFTER ALL. I didn't plan it that way though, it just happened and I rolled with it xD

Thank you so much! ♥ :3

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