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Review:CambAngst says:
Good morning! (OK, at least where I am...) Back for another installment of Pansy.

I thought this chapter was a good introduction to Pansy's new work routine and the people she's meeting there. It seemed to me like you set up a lot of potential future interactions for her -- some good, some bad and some rather humorous. Throughout, you peppered in plenty of small details that make Pansy undeniably herself. Her approach to everything is so methodical and grounded in this somewhat stunted understanding of human relationships that she took from her father.

Ooh! I like the mention of Aurors that you slipped in there. That certainly suggests some interesting encounters in Pansy's future. I was a little surprised that she didn't prickle, at least mentally, to the mention of them.

"Pansy almost raised her eyebrow at the idea that her request would be denied or put aside but remembered just in time that she couldnít show any indications that she still considered herself better than everyone else in the room." - Ha! That's my girl!

The way that she keeps notes on her various coworkers is probably the crowning touch of the chapter in terms of continuing to develop her character. She approaches people as though they're puzzles to be solved. Or maybe it would be better to say, pieces of a larger puzzle that she's desperately trying to assemble in her mind. At any rate, she doesn't approach people as though they're people, which I fear is going to come back to bite her in the end.

Hmmnn... So there's already one person she works with who seems to be aware of her family's past and hold it against her. Another interesting situation waiting to play out...

Awww... So it's all giving her sleepless nights. Her anxiety is probably the most human thing about her, and it's both sad and hopeful, in a way. Perhaps she'll finally come around someday, if she can let go of that part of her upbringing that seems to always hold her back.

Your writing was completely flawless in this chapter.

I hope you have a wonderful vacation and I look forward to more!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing another chapter!

I'm glad that you liked the introduction to Pansy's work routine- I was slightly worried that the explanation of the Archives wouldn't make sense because I haven't worked in a place like it. But all authors have to make things up when they don't have a basis, don't they? And I'm glad that you liked her co-workers... You're right in that there will be plenty of funny/irritating/sweet moments to come! I haven't planned any particular encounters yet, but I definitely have some ideas, including some with the Aurors.

As for why Pansy didn't prickle at their mention... I don't have a reason. I didn't think of it as I was writing it, though it definitely makes sense that Pansy would prickle. Perhaps I'll go back and include it now. Thanks!

Pansy definitely doesn't understand other people and it's going to cause her some problems because she just doesn't relate to them in the right way. It's more mechanical than anything else, and perhaps other people will feel this... However, she's trying and what more can we ask?

Thanks once again for reviewing this chapter and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! The next chapter should be up as soon as I finish writing it! It has the reappearance of an familiar face. :)


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