I feel like Cecila is going to be important to this story. Would I be right on that count? I'm not sure why... but something in me (probably the suspicious part that's read way too many fan fictions for my own good) is telling me to keep an eye on her. Or maybe it's the fact that Reid keeps bringing her up -- poor bloke. He really does seem like quite a nice guy; it's a pity he had to set Cecilia's scarf on fire. I am making all sorts of suspicious faces at my screen right now, and you can bet I'll be watching extra-closely when Cecilia appears on my screen, at least for the next few chapters.
Oh! Arthur and Molly are so adorably clumsy, and what's even better is that they're so adorably clumsy together. ♥ Arthur fumbling with his books, and Molly making it worse, and Hattie just grinning at the pair of them because she knows everything... You really are great at writing romance here. I admit with no small amount of guilt that I haven't read a lot of your other stories, and this is the first romance of yours I've tried, but you've got it down so well. You can just make it seem so natural and real, and in the fan fiction world, I don't think I need to tell you that realistic romances don't really come around that often. That's one of the reasons that reading this story is so fresh and enjoyable!
I literally cannot wait for their first date! I hope Arthur kisses her -- oh, goodness, do I want to see that kiss! Molly instigated the first one, even if it was only on the cheek (STILL HAVING LOTS OF FEELINGS ABOUT THAT) so of course the ball's in his court now, as it were. And she's got to let him! And now I feel kind of like one of those crabby old ladies who screams at the people on Wheel of Fortune, but this is literally the first time in I-can't-remember-how-long that I've been this emotionally and mentally invested in a fan fiction -- and actually, in a story, period.
I cannot even believe it took me so long to read this. Have I said that before? I have -- but it warrants saying again. I'm on tenterhooks waiting for chapter seven! Onward I go, and another great chapter, WTM! ♥
Author's Response: Ah you would be correct on Cecilia's importance. You'll have to read the sequel for more on how all that develops, though. She's the other dominant personality (with Molly) in the Gryffindor girls. And poor Reid. He really has it bad. He's sort of a nice guy and sort of a self-centered jerk, which is actually just like Cecilia ;) The fire bit is explained in a one-shot titled "Fireworks", if you want to read it.
Hattie always seems to know everything. But she's good at looking the other way when needed. She's so quiet in a lot of ways, especially compared to Molly and Cecilia and Siobhan who have such big personalities, that Hattie is often discounted. So it makes me happy when readers notice her ;) The library scenes with Molly and Arthur made me happy, I'm glad you liked them! I love writing romance. Romance and comedy and just enough dramatic angst to flavor everything. That's how I like to roll.
Molly's very dominant, but Arthur will figure out how to not be so in awe of her and be himself. He just needs time to settle down. And get yelled at a bit, because of course it's still honeymoon stage best behavior right now haha. Molly's temper hasn't been out yet. They'll kiss, don't worry. It's coming up soon!
I'm so glad you're reading it, and reviewing! Thank you very much!