Well heller there! I thought I should stop by and read something of yours, now that I have the time. Chemistry is killing me with loads of homework, and honestly, she (the teacher), reminds me a hella lot like Umbridge. The motherly-cooing voice, the humiliation, the EVERYTHING! She bloody hates me.
Anywho, I love this one-shot of Cho. Usually when fics with Cho Chang come in, people are a bit "biased" and make Cho a rather unlikable character. I mean yeah, she was a bit insufferable in canon, but Merlin's Mandrakes, the girl lost the guy she loved! And she was confused too, like any other teenage lover could be if their boyfriend got killed. They find comfort with someone else and get confused. (At least, I think that's how it rolls? Media confuses me... -_-)
But anyway, I'm getting off track...again. The point is, I love the depth you gave to her character. Her emotions and internal conflicts are raw and feel realistically real. You didn't make her seem like that clingy, insecure chick that wanted to hold on to Harry. You made her into the girl that was grieving and was constantly reminded of him. And I applaud you for that.
Everything flows so smoothely, it's utterly amazing how you laced everything together. And I couldn't help but snicker at this part:
"And that year at Hogwarts, there would rule a dragon with pretty pink talons and the wickedest fire she would ever know."
Would I be correct to guess that was aimed towars our dearest Miss Delores Umbridge? I mean, I can't imagine any thing else it would be referring to.
And all-in-all, to wrap my review up, this was a great one shot and I loved it! But that's not surprising isn't it, considering the fact that I simply ADORE everything I've read from you so far! :D
Author's Response: Ewww D; a real life Umbridge? she literally the voice of evil why why why is there a real life version (also heheh I see your hella, fellow cal resident).
I know! That's exactly how I try to think of it. She is remarkably sane for a 15 year old who just lost her boyfriend, all things considered! Granted, JKR doesn't have time to give Cho all that screentime to show that, but I didn't like how she constrasted Cho with Ginny, as if Cho's actions aren't brave in lieu of what she went through. I think Cho could have been an amazingly strong character, given that chance.
I wrote this so fast for the challenge, literally up to the deadline. There's so much I wanted to add but at the same time, I kind of forced my muse for this so I never ended up going back to edit :P hehe so I'm glad you found it smooth!
And indeed, that would be Umbridge ;) Can't you imagine her as exactly that?
Thank you so so much! ^__^