I just thought you should know, before I begin to say anything else, how much my heart leaped into my throat when I saw the title of this chapter. And I actually haven't read the chapter itself yet, but OH MY GOODNESS. ♥ You'd better not be playing a cruel game, because I don't think my already-frayed nerves could take it, poor things...
YES I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. ♥ ♥ My shipper heart is rocketing around in my ribs right now. I don't think I'm going to make it to the end of this story. All these emotions will be the death of me, I swear it! That was one of the absolute sweetest portrayals of a first kiss I've ever met, and Molly's right -- Arthur really is a gentleman. Oh my goodness, we need more Arthurs in this world.
I loved seeing Fabian and Gideon, too! I know that they're supposed to have a resemblance to Fred and George (or is that headcanon messing with me again?), but every story I've ever read where they're mentioned just talks about their work and sacrifice for the Order. Which is fine, of course, but it was such a nice change of pace to see them here, clearly up to no good, and the perfect embodiment of little brothers. I kind of hope they do write to their mother about Molly and Arthur -- after getting the love potion letter, that would be class. :D
A very quick thing -- it really just makes me so happy that not only are you writing this story that's simultaneously exploding/filling my heart, but you're writing it well. I didn't have any doubts going into this, of course, but it still is just really nice to read a story where I don't have to worry about typos and misspellings every other line. You've really worked hard on this story, I can tell -- and it's really, really paid off!
These reviews are turning into gush-fests, I'm afraid. I'm rather embarrassed at how generally nonsensical they are, because I swear I can be more articulate than this. :P But as always, this was an AMAZING chapter, and I'm so, so, so excited to click onto the next one! Love it!!
Author's Response: Ah yes, this chapter title is not false advertising. That song, I just couldn't resist it for this. All the chapter titles are song titles from the 1966-68 years (I think there's a '65 thrown in too). I am not a huge fan of thinking up chapter titles, so that was my way of cheating. Also I really really wanted "I hear a symphony" to go with this ship, so I started using song lyrics and then it just sort of kept going.
I'm glad you like the kiss! Arthur is a gentleman. I think I idealize him some, but he does have his less stellar qualities, just like Molly. Anyway hooray for teenage love! And I'll pretend the lack of typos is hard work, but honestly I do very little editing. It is what it is, as I write it. Language arts have always come easily to me.
Fabian and Gideon are not much detailed in canon. It's not specified one way or the other if they're twins. I decided to make them that way based on how Moody described them as going back-to-back when they're killed. I don't know why, they just came into my head that way. They will grow into the sort of men who sacrifice themselves for the Order, but that's not until roughly 1981, when they're in their late 20s. Here they're only about 13, so they're still very young.
I will never say no to a gush-fest ;) Thank you so much, and I am loving all of these reviews. They're not nonsensical, I promise! They're wonderful!