|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
BAWW MY FEELS. All I want to do now is put in Deathly Hallows Part 2 because the end of this story was like the end of Deathly Hallows in the station and it was so appropriate, I have so many emotions.
You tied everything in so marvelously! The mentions of Oliver and Cedric, and then there was Luna and Seamus with his wee son (lol Kathleen sounds fun), and mentions of Draco as well, with Harry and Hermione, of course - it was just so well-executed, everything fitting together perfectly. I really envy the flow here because I know it's something that must have required conscious effort, to include all of the featured characters. And even though they were all adults now, it still had that childlike, whimsical quality to it that is so evident in Potterverse. It's that canon magic that is so hard to portray, but you tapped it and now I'm covered in the magical Potterverse feels. I feel like I'm standing on the platform with all the others, listening to the whistle and feeling all of that excitement. Harry's nutters; if I were him, I'd be hopping on that train to go teach Defense Against the Dark Arts or something because honestly, if you /can/ be at Hogwarts, why not go? I WOULD LIVE THERE ALL YEAR ROUND, NGL.
And Mr. Stuffing! Eee! The mangy old bear lives on. ^ ^
I love Harry, I love everything about him. This was my favorite chapter. I know I keep saying that but each individual story was lovely for different reasons, and this one tied them all together with a neat little bow. Just. Gahh. Why is it over. D;
You are an amazing writer, and you always top yourself somehow. This chapter was the perfect ending for a spectacular story. It gave me lots of warm fuzzies and I'm so thankful that you shared it with us!
Author's Response: So... this response is a bit late. SORREH! ♥
I wanted to watch the train scene /so bad/ while writing this -- and, really, a lot of it was drawn from how I see the DH epilogue whenever I re-read the books. It's a very vivid scene in my mind, and so it wasn't too hard to get the words out on paper. :)
I'm so glad everything tied up nicely! You and Mel probably know this, but I was very worried about it -- there wasn't quite the common thread in this like in GUW, but I wanted the epilogue here to serve very similar purposes. :) It was very much a conscious piece of writing, and I totally agree. If I could live anywhere in the entire universe, fictional or no, I don't think I'd even think twice before picking Hogwarts.
Mr. Stuffing lives on! :3 Lulz, think about how me must look by the time Lily and Hugo are playing tag with him. Also, Harry is the bomb and I want to write more of him. Trufax.
Gahh, you are so awesome. ♥ Your reviews are always the very hardest to respond to, because what can I say to articular the feels you bring? Thank you so much for reading this, Sarah!!