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Review:Ardeith says:
This was such a great chapter! I actually read it slowly think and savor some of the stuff. After two action packed chapters it was a great change of pace. This I loved:

"The little things stuck out the most to him, things he’d forgotten all about – the horizon, namely. In all directions he could see mountains, valleys, lakes. He could see the blurred shapes of faraway towns, with tiny people in them moving about their days. None of them had any idea that a ghost walked in their midst, and couldn’t possibly know how lucky they were to be able to do the simplest things like working and listening to the Wireless and visiting friends."

Fred's dilemma about going home was so real! I kept thinking about what I would do in such a case. I would want to go see my mom and sister, but would it be worse if they were all sad and missing me and crying when things reminded them of me? (There are a million hidden minefields when you're missing someone.) Or would it be worse (for me anyway!) if they seemed fine and uncaring of the Ardeith-sized whole in their midst? Fred was smart to think that he'd drive himself crazy...

And brilliant use of the Weasley family clock! For a story that delightfully ranges so far from canon, you make better use of canon than nearly any fan fic that I've read. I also loved Molly watching from the window as Fred and George embraced.

Questions: do you end up in the place you died? Or the place you were buried? Or just some inconvenient place Cliodna and the powers that be leave you?

And finally...It's GEORGE?!? What the.?!?

Author's Response: Writing this chapter lent me a new perspective on life for a few days. We take everything for granted. It's hard to realize how beautiful everyday life is until it's gone forever; all around Fred, people are going on with their day to day activities, not knowing how wonderful it is, not appreciating the gift of breathing, of sunrises and sunsets and being with their families all day long.

It made me so delighted to hear that this made you think about what you would do in this situation. I have no idea what I would do, personally. I would want to visit my family, but then again I think I would regret it too because I would only be able to get so close before having to turn around. It would terrify them to see me back from the dead, so mingling with them is out of the question. I think I would spend it doing something ordinary, just absorbing the ordinary-ness of it all.

To answer your question, basically the most inconvenient place Cliodna and the powers that be can leave people. In my headcanon, some winners are even dropped off in different countries than the ones their loved ones are on. Cliodna's quite rude in that way.


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