First things first - the wait, argh! I'm so sorry about this, Val, especially with how you review River Sea so quickly, but I honestly don't have enough words in the world to give you my million billion excuses, which pretty much ends up to two letters - RL.
But this review isn't about my failure at reviewing, it's about your story! I love reading humour - I get to laugh and smile and giggle and it's far easier than mopping up tears after sobbing hysterically over a particular story, and yours is hilarious. You have a genuinely subtle sense of humour which makes me grin like a maniac every single time, and I have a very odd sense of humour, so well done.
I love Kiwi! I think her and Cat are adorable, and their back story and connections to Hermione were very well thought out. Oh, and I love Oliver, too ;) I'm assuming we meet the team in the next chapter? I hope so, because if Cat and Oliver are brilliant, I'm sure the rest of the team will be, too.
Aw, a cliffie :p How evil, and only on the first chapter, too! This was also just the right length for a story like this - I'm usually so picky about stuff, but nope, this was exactly the right length (I actually yearned for more when I reached your AN, but I'll wait if you request again) and no mistakes whatsoever, so kudos to you!
This looks like a very interesting story, and I do hope that I'll get to come back again and again and read it until the end because I love me some Oliver/OC :D Anyway, thanks for requesting (sorry for the wait again), feel free to re-request (please please do, cough cough) and I hope to see you around!
Author's Response: Linn! I totally forgot I had asked for you to review, so please do not rack your brains out trying to find the words for an apology that's not needed, because then how would you write Journey to the River Sea?
Thank you for the compliments on my sense of humour - to be honest it's based on the way I reply to my friends in reality. They hate me.
Well I hope you love them all! I tend to go all "my precious, my precious" over that trio, so it always warms my heart to know that I'm not the only person liking them... We do meet the team a bit in the next few chapters, because they're also a big part of the story.
If you found this cliffie evil, I'm afraid you'll never forgive me in the next chapter. I will make up for it, promise.
I'm going to go and rerequest right now. And you will see me around: I'm participating in your challenge and bouncing in my chair for the next chapter of Journey to the River Sea, so...
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it made my day!