LOVED the fic :D Found it today and finished it in one go. And while Pippa is particularly amazing, I quite enjoyed your depiction of all the characters. (Although I do find it difficult to associate Scorpius with Slytherin - adorable as he is, the boy wouldn't know cunning if it nailed him in the back with a wooden bludger.)
ANYway, keeping that aside - the wit, the banter, the ridiculous hilarity that is 'The Human Factor' has me absolutely hooked and craving for more. So I do so hope you update soon. :)
Al Is a dear. (Yes, I went there :P). And the way he keeps locating Pippa at her less than composed moments has me wondering whether daddy dearest (or possibly James), might not have handed him over the ever trusty Marauder's Map - no seriously, the Astronomy Tower scene really had me wondering. Plus I have a feeling whatever their weird attraction/chemistry is Al will be the one to acknowledge it (at least to himself), first. Pippa, what with being hung up on the past and quite frankly, a bit dim (adorably so) will most likely continue viewing him as an adversary and regarding his subtle, unnerving touches as 'challenges' until he himself finally convinces her otherwise.
Lol. Okay sorry about that. Ignore my compulsive need to (over)analyse everything.
Oh and yes, I am soo waiting to meet 'him'. I mean seriously, WHO is it that has our feisty little Kangaroo so messed up? And oh the nitty, gritty details of the falling out between Pippa, Cassie and Zabini? And lastly I'd just like to commend you on Damien's character. You made him - for me atleast - very believable. Selfish, prat of a brother who still cares in his own selfish, prattish way? Yes, I can so see that. :)
Author's Response: Hello Zainab :) I hope you're okay.
I'm so glad you found my fic! And that you liked it! That's even better. Thanks! I'm glad you like Pippa and the rest of the characters. And truthfully? Scorpius asked to be in Slytherin. Also he would do anything for his family. Literally anything, which is where a slight Slytheriness comes in :) But he prefers not to be involved in all that because it doesn't give him squishy feelings.
Aw! You're so kind, I'm glad you're liking what I'm doing with the story so far. And I will, I'm working on the next update and I'm hoping it'll come out soon. I'm going to try to update at least once a monday, cause lots of fun things happen around christmas time and I just cannot wait to write it.
Haha, he would so hate you for that :P Who knows? But in this case, Albus saw Pippa running from the pitch, followed her so he could yell at her about how useless she was, but he didn't expect to find her crying, so it kinda never happened. And you're probably right, Pippa loves denial so much, it should be her middle name :) Yes, you've got their characters understood so much :) Pippa can't even admit she loves Scorpius. And she's still in love with him, well, at least the idea that he's left behind. And she's stupid.
Don't worry, I kinda love it when readers do this, I like seeing how people take from the story and how different it is from the way I see it.
He's a mystery.
That ain't going to be solved yet. Pippa can't even think of his name right now.
And all shall be revealed...eventually.
And wow :) He does care a lot, He just go so caught up on having friends and forgot about his tiny sister he left behind. Damien and Pippa grew up with only Scorpius, as Pippa never mixed well with people, so they were mostly secluded. So Damien having James was pretty amazing to him, he got wrapped up in his own world and he's slowly coming out of it :) I'm glad you think he's believable. He's not all bad though, Pippa is biased, so she sees him more worse than he is and only focuses on his flaws :)
Thanks so much for the review, it's been great to answer, I've loved your analyzing! I hope you have a great day. xxx