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Review:Maybe says:
This is so sad and such a great way to open the story. Charlie is probably the most under-appreciated Weasley, having been absent from most of the books but the way you've characterised him here, showing his grief over Fred, feels so right! I am so intrigued to know exactly why Charlie feels so guilty over it - his internal monologue to Fred was so sad and it makes me just want to comfort him. But the fact that he's not sure he even wants to be comforted - I thought that was a really interesting trait.
I also loved the way you brought out the relationship between the two eldest siblings because, of course you're right, they would have a bond like that - I don't know why I never saw it before. I really liked the interaction between the two of them and you could see the strong brotherly bond between them.
Great opening chapter, so full of emotion.

Huffle-Hugs! -Emily

Author's Response: Emily! Thank you SO much, lovely!

I completely agree; Charlie really IS the most under-appreciated Weasley... so here's to hoping that this novel can at least make SOME progress towards changing that! :) Aww yay! I'm really glad you think that his characterization and the grief here feel right; that's one thing I was particularly worried about while writing this (ask my Beta, she'll tell you :P) I know if I were Charlie and I hadn't been there when Fred died, I'D have felt guilty, so I was hoping it would make sense for Charlie to feel that way, too.

Haha; a couple of people have now commented on the Bill/Charlie brotherly love going on here. I actually didn't intend for it to turn out that way, it just... came out of my pen, if you know what I mean. I think they would definitely have a bond like that though; they'd be much closer to each other than the others because they were the first two. And, like you, I didn't really saw it before writing this.

Thank you SO, SO much dear! Huffle-Hugs in return! :)

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