I'll just tell you right now -- it is killing me, stocking up these reviews and not being able to let you know right now just how much I am enjoying this story! I never thought saving up a bunch of reviews to leave them at once would be such a difficult thing. If I had it my way, I'd be able to sing public praise whenever I wanted to, but alas, for the sake of surprise, I will keep my mouth shut. :)
Okay, so Reid was totally and completely adorable with his pajamas in this chapter! I want to simultaneously hug (yellow pajamas with cowboys!) and sort of give him a good thunk upside the head. And the latter is because of his still being hung up on Cecilia, because darn it, I am still suspicious of where that's going to end up. You keep bringing it up and I can't tell if it's a plot point, or if it's just more of your lovely in-depth and consistent characterization, but I will squint at the pair of them until I know.
Oh my goodness, I was laughing so much at the boys' discussing Molly's present in their dormitory. :D And then was both amused and horrified to find that that's a very accurate representation of teenage boy conversation, if your husband is to be believed (and of course I don't have any reason to doubt him, so). He should have listened to Hattie, of course, because now he's got that conversation scarred into his brain -- and all for naught! I rather want to know what the gift is... That's a nasty thing to leave out. ;) You know how to keep readers coming back, and that's an awesome trick of the trade!
Fabian and Gideon! They're quickly rising in the ranks of favorite characters of mine. ♥ They are, as I said earlier, rather Fred-and-George-esque, but you didn't make them clones of their future nephews, either, which I really like. I'm grinning so much just remembering their little run-in with Arthur and all those awkward looks and "Right"s and that scene was basically priceless. You're going to have to teach me how to write such natural little humorous moments. I demand it.
Another spectacular chapter! Oh, this is one of the best fan fiction stories I have read in a long, long time. :3 I'm seriously just having a blast reading it, and that's something I've missed, I think. Brilliant job, and away to chapter 12 I fly!
Author's Response: These reviews were a huge surprise to me, so you definitely succeeded there! I really appreciate it :)
Reid's wacky pajamas are awesome. Cowboys, hippogriffs, I picture him owning little red octopuses on a gray field also. Cause he's that sort of guy. Cartoon jammies. Ah keep an eye on Reid and Cecilia, yes.
I loved writing the boys solo. They're such *guys*. lol. Apparently this is a reasonable depiction of teenage boys, yes: preoccupied with sex, always being rude to each other, and actually very close. Male bonding is weird. Everyone would do better if they listened to Hattie! haha.
Gid & Fab steal their scenes, don't they? I didn't really mean to write them that way, they just sort of happened. XD I bet they cackled with glee when Molly had twins of her own.
Thank you, thank you for the lovely review!