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Review:CambAngst says:
Hello, dear!

It's somewhat bittersweet. I'm here for the last chapter. And you are very welcome for the Dobby nomination. This story deserves it.

You've taken little Teddy full circle, and it immediately made me think of some of your lovely Teddy/Victoire stories. Thanks for that. I really love the way that you write the two of them.

The way that Narcissa approaches him seemed almost perfect to me. She is on a mission, and that mission does not involve a confrontation with her sister. It seems that she has taken Draco and Lucius's advice to heart and gave up on mending her relationship with Andromeda. But she seems to think that's she's found a way to finally silence that little voice that tells her that there's something unfinished about their relationship.

Her dialog with Teddy sounded perfect to me. She knows that she can't linger. She knows that she shouldn't be where she is. Still there was obviously more that she wanted to say to him. I feel like she wanted to try to explain herself. She wanted to get that closure from somebody that Andromeda would never give to her. But in the end, there was simply too much to say so she doesn't even try.

Andromeda's reaction... hmnnn... I liked it and I didn't like it. I did like the idea that she was not going to ruin Teddy and Victoire's special day by going into all of the awful details of her relationship with her family. Still, I felt as though she leaves him hanging just a bit after telling him what the key might lead to. I'm trying really hard to think what I would have had her say to him. It's tough.

"I'll explain later. For now, just enjoy your wedding." - That isn't really much more satisfying, is it? Maybe just something reassuring, an indication that she's not angry and when the time comes she'll be ready to discuss the matter with him. Of course, she probably is angry, just not at Teddy. Ugh. Maybe it is better the way it's written...

So thank you for a wonderful read! And the very best of luck with your Dobby fortunes!

Author's Response: It has taken way too long for me to respond to this. I actually thought I had - it's not on the first page of my unanswered reviews and I didn't realise I had a second page. :( Which is no excuse. I am a bad author and friend and such.

Anyway. Thank you so, so much for the lovely reviews on this. I had a lot of fun with the story and imagining how the surviving Black sisters would have communicated after the war. I knew from the start that this was how I wanted it to end - I don't love the happy endings a lot of people write for Andromeda and Narcissa because I often just don't find them believable. However, I always saw Narcissa as a little more malleable - I think we have that in common - and this seemed like a good middle ground.

I also have to admit that Teddy inheriting a lot of gold from Bellatrix's vault that mostly came from Bellatrix and selling her belongings - because whatever Narcissa says, that is where it came from - seems a little poetic to me.

I do know what you mean about Andromeda's reaction - I wasn't sure I was happy with it, either, but I didn't know whether I wanted to mellow her reaction out at all because when it comes to Narcissa, she tends not to be very mellow. When I get the chance, I'll look back at this and see if I can tweak it a bit.

Thank you so much for the review and the nomination, and I'm so sorry it's taken me way too long to respond.


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