So you know what I think. I love it. I will review and try to keep up with this one. Then all I have left is half of HS and all of BTQC. I want to wait a few chapters before I start to review Hormones. And of course, I have to finish Ramita's story.
Priorities: YCMM, HS, BTQC and Hormones, and this as it comes. Okay? I know you hate it but deal.
I love the first line. Absolutely love it. It drew me right in and I can't get over it every time I read it.
I also can't get over the first scene. Sets up so much of there characters, but not in the way you think. It also made me love Scorpius right away. Turns out now I need to pick between Neville, Doger, and Scorpius. The more I think about it, Doger is out. Just a smidge more arrogant than the others. So Scorpius v. Neville. Thank god Manclaw Hotraven is gay, or I would have to put him in the mix as well.
I love how Scorpius is just one of those people who put everyone at ease and is comfortable in most social situations. I also like how you don't make them hate/love each other throughout their school years. Way to avoid that cliche! (Not that you wouldn't have been able to pull it off with aplomb.)
I am also liking Rose being self conscious about her body. Most of the girls you write are gorgeous and know it. She is like a normal girl, flashing between okay and hating her body.
I would love to know more about this story's Potter/Weasley children. They all sound so interesting! Dom sounds like Alicia. Any way you could work them in a little more?
The "Bravery Question". I like it. Make sure you answer it. Or whatever your intention is. But answer it for Rose and Scorpius at least.
Reading this chapter, I am struck by how much growth Rose has throughout.
Every time I picture Scorpius fishing in the stream I laugh.
Her top from being 12 still fits? She either developed early or is a surfboard. Both have their own share of embarrassment. Poor girl.
God, Draco loves her.
AH! I LOVE HIM!
Poor Rose, already totally embarrassed. How often can that happen in 30 days?
“How long have you been out here?” I called.
“Few hours.” Scorpius shrugged.
“How long is a few?” I looked around to see if any creatures had escaped the bucket.
“I heard you,” I said. “Do you think maybe a net might not be the best option for what you’re trying to accomplish?”
Scorpius looked over and then glanced at his net. “And what if I’m not trying to accomplish anything?”
“Then why do it?” I asked.
“Satisfaction.” He shrugged and went back to peering into the water.
- I love what this says about Scorpius and the two very different places Rose and Scorpius are coming from. Plus, instant chemistry. Dreamy/Introspective/Self Possessed Scorpius is my love.
Also shirtless Scorpius. He is also my love.
“Didn’t you date Lysander Scamander last year?” he asked. “Pretty sure he was naked all the time.”
Truth. Lysander just hated clothes.
Dad was beside her, attacking the stove with his wand as he attempted to get it to light.
- Oh, Ron, I love you too. Not in the same way as Neville and Scorpius, but I love you dearly. Like a slightly off best friend.
“Do you even know how to jog?” I asked.
“I’ve heard it’s just walking quickly.”
“Or running slow,” I said, shrugging.
- I love them together. Sort of reminds me of me and my dad. Except he was a state champion cross country runner. So pretend they are talking about playing soccer or something.
HORMONES! Somebody is plugging...
No matter how different things were, they could always be blended in some capacity.
And she flails again. Well done, Rose.
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS STORY!!!
Author's Response: Aw, I miss your amazing reviews.
I AM NOT GOOD AT DEALING. Just kidding. Take your time. Can't wait to see them :)
HAHA between Neville and Scorpius. I think Manclaw Hotraven may switch his preferences for a night with you. I mean, let's be honest. You're a BARTENDER. There's a song about that!
I'm glad you liked my approach to ScoRose. I didn't want to use a formula with it. But Scorpius sort of reminds me of Peeta in the sense that he can put people at ease. I like that.
Glad you like Rose as well. She's very down to earth.
There will be more Weasley references in the story, though for the most part it will be very narrowly centered on the pair of them. There are a few appearances at the end of the story though.
Dont worry, it's answered. Several times.
A lot in 30 Days. Trust me.
I love introverted Scorpius. He's so ... dreamery. I don't know. There's something really attractive and musey about him.
No idea where that came from about Lysander. I feel for him.
I love Ron and Rose. I'm so happy I have an opportunity to write Ron, as he is my favorite character from the series. I've been itching to write him.
Thanks so much for the review! I can't wait to see what you think of the rest of the story!