No! You can't do this! But, but, but... Draco and Astoria! They're... Draco and Astoria! No! Okay, so yes, I'm a huge Drastoria fan and you've kinda just shattered my world with this chapter, but still, I really like it. Really, really like it. As in, adding to favourites once I'm finished writing this like it :)
I love the details you put in about the garden and the inclusion of the gardener - the mention of Dobby and things. It really allowed me to feel the situation and to see it in my mind, you know? The description was just lovely - and there wasn't too much or too little of it.
All of your characters were wonderful (including Draco, despite his... ah... slight change of heart :P) and felt rounded out and real, despite this being only the first chapter, so kudos to you for that! Scorpius was lovely - I love how you slipped in the mention of Rose almost secretly, having Draco mention it once and that was it. It just gave the impression that it's something that's almost seen as being normal, you know, which I really liked.
The conversation between Draco and Scorpius was so well done as well. Neither of them were overly inclined to talk - and the way you didn't actually write Draco's confession was perfect. I think if you'd actually written him saying it, it would have lost something... it wouldn't have been so good, I don't think.
I'm really curious as to where you're going to go with this. Will Draco get back together with Astoria (ooh, I hope so, lol!)? What will Scorpius do? Will Scorpius and Astoria still have Malfoy Manor or will they have to go somewhere else? How will Scorpius cope? When will Rose apppear? So many questions!
Anyway, this was really well written and very original. I haven't seen a story with Rose/Scorpius as a main pairing like this before - it's so refreshing! Please, please continue it! :)
Author's Response: Haha, sorry! I don't have anything against Draco and Astoria - it's just the way this story is! I'm glad you enjoyed it despite breaking up your OTP.
Thanks for the comment about the description here, I try hard not to over or under do it!
I'm glad you thought the characters were all right, even Draco. Poor Draco, I feel bad doing this to him. He's having a bit of a breakdown, I think! And yeah, Rose surprised me - I hadn't intended writing a Rose/Scorpius, but that seems to be the way this is going.
So many questions indeed! And actually, I don't know all of the answers yet - they'll turn up as I write :P
I'm very glad you enjoyed this, and will be continuing it as soon as I have the time! I enjoyed our review swap :)