'I think the worst of it is it's never happened, so it always could.' - okay rose stole my outlook on life
wait this is the awkward moment when I tell you I can understand and identify with rose because, well, I'm nothing if not neurotic and obsessed with the teeny tiny things that mean nothing and - okay this rose is a lot harder than me, but she's one of the first I've truly liked and connected with in fic. I'm not sure I'm meant to because there is something auspiciously dodgy about her, but I have. (I say auspiciously because I'm weary of the golden roses and I like the murky depth to yours)
oh, I liked the fleshing out of the relationships here - chapter one didn't give a lot away but still gave me a feel for the characters, so now knowing that this is stemming from a Percy vs Draco boss battle is...ooh. very helpful. in any other circumstance I might be team Percy because, as we have probably discussed before, Percy is my bias and my HP gpoy or however you'd phrase it - but those are very convincing reasons to vote Malfoy. very convincing. so now I'm just on tenterhooks to see how this political feud trickles down to such a personal level and I am /dying/ for the first exchange between rose and scorpius.
thestrals, too. one of the most intriguing of JKR's introductions to the HPverse and, well - yeah, a thestral is instant intrigue, in a nutshell. not quite sure I can quite put into words what I'm thinking but, again, I am seeing that rose can see thestrals and dying for that first exchange between her and scorpius. The fact that she can't even name him speaks not only volumes but encyclopaedias. entire libraries. wow this makes no sense.
in a nutshell: 50 house points for lily and pretteh pretteh plz update soon ♥
Author's Response: GLAD GLAD GLAD that you picked out that line. It's pretty much Rose "In a nutshell," to use your term :P
ROSE IS ME SO THEREFORE WE ARE TWINS. Okay, Rose is me + all the unfortunate stuff that's happened to her. I can't claim her family problems as resembling my own in any way. I'm glad you connect with her--I've moaned to you about how none of these characters is, erm, particularly likable and so I was worried about how people would react to them, because the main charge of the fic comes from caring about Rose or at least being interested in all the ~things!~ she's so hyperbolic over. SO YAY. I also am glad you appreciate her murkiness lol, and I will probably adopt the term auspiciously dodgy because...because it's gr9.
It all revolves around the Percy vs Draco in terms of the relationship between Scorpius and Rose, yes. And I'm glad it gives good background, I was hoping it might quell a /few/ questions for the time being.
I felt like I was going a bit overused with the thestrals but I WAS TRYING TO GIVE AWAY INFORMATION. Here's a summary if anyone ever reads these author's responses anyway: Rose has seen people die, oooh, ahhh, and Scorpius has /almost/ seen someone die, oooh, aahh, so.
First exchange happens in, er, I think chapter three! This was a beast of a chapter, THANK YOU FOR READING IT SO INTELLIGENTLY AND FOR THE HOUSE POINTS, WOOO.
And entire libraries exist in people's heads so that makes a lot of sense, if you get my drift, YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED. wow o k i'm done.
I hope to update weekly, so I hope this is soon enough, dame joloo ♥