I feel kind of honoured to be the first review for this, strange as it sounds :p Anyway, finally here with your requested review! And, let me just say, the idea of this was splendid ;) I haven't ever seen Gilderoy (see what you do to me? Calling him by his first name!) written before, but even so, I think you pulled him off really well. I loved Regulus, too. Some people make him a lot like Sirius, but you made Regulus your own, so well done on achieving that!
You asked about reader interest and the plot and all that stuff, and I think it's safe to say that I really am interested in this story, and I'm not just saying that just because :p I think that this story will really be something - as well-liked as Seeing Double, even. I seriously can't wait to see what the next chapter holds in store! By the way, I can also see the whole multiple reality thing - at first, of course, I was confused, like Which is real? Hogwarts? St Mungo's? The beach? Argh! so yes, you definitely sent that message :p
At times I have trouble with descriptions, myself, and I really admire your talent with them :) You do them so well, and no worries, there wasn't at all too much - in fact, I actually think that there was just the right amount for a story like this, so brava! Thanks for requesting, Laura, feel free to re-request, and good luck with the rest of the story! I personally can't wait to see how it turns out, if it will be as good as this first chapter :D
Author's Response: Honoured? Nah, I'm honoured coz you're my first reviewer :P Haha (I will corrupt you! *cackles*) yeah, I've only ever seen Gilderoy written once before, but when I saw this challenge I knew that I wanted to do it and I knew that I wanted to do him. Everyone always thinks of the Longbottoms in St Mungo's, after all, and when you think about it what happened to Gilderoy is horrible - even a fraudster like him doesn't deserve something like that, really!
Gah, thank you! Thank you so much! I'm still kinda excited about this story because it's still new and it's so different and just so much fun to write! Gilderoy is turning out surprisingly deep, lol. Multiple realities! I'm so happy you think they're working - I really have no idea how to write them, lol! (just a little fyi - there wasn't intented to be any Hogwarts reality, lol)
Thank you so so much! You are far too nice! :)