Question : What's common between an ox, a three year old toddler, and Val?
Answer : They're all stubborn and obstinate as hell.
Val's developing a lot of negative traits right now. She's becoming stubborn, dependent, has anger management issues, overtly-emotional, and her pity-partying tendencies just about put me off my food. There was a time when I believed that Val's only problem was hrief over Joy's death, but now some serious fixing needs to be done.
James decision to stay away from her has actually given rise to a kind of conflict in my mind. On one hand, I do think that Val has suffered a lot, and she does need an effective support system. On the other hand, she is too depentend on, and attached to others. It's harmful, because, afterall, 'God helps those who help themselves'. My only wish is Val doesn't misinterpret James' actions and start to really hate him.
Aww...your welcome. The idea for James' POV might've been mine, but the execution wwas all yours. So thank you for that wonderful insight into his mind. I knew he could never hate her, he's just hurt. But angry James ain't good. He reminds me a little to much of Harry in Order of The Pheonix.
Btw, Rihannon philosophizing on love...is she Dumbledore's reincarnation? ;)
Overall, a great chapter. The emotions were really graphical and clear, without and confusing bits, except for James' decision, which i'm still unsure of. But all in all, great job.:)
All my love and choco-chip cookies,
PS. I followed through with my intent and stabbed a picture of Lessie. Unfortunately, my mother stopped me before I could burn it. Now she thinks i'm crazy. Pray i'm not sent to a lunatic asylum, or else this story would have to do without my reviews. :D
Author's Response: :) That may be one of the truest statements I've ever read. Val is WAY too stubborn for her own good. And she's just annoying me. She's made so many bad decisions, it's not even funny.
You're right, there are two ways to go on this whole Val issue. Either stay away or help her. The way I see it, it all depends on the person. They will really need either one or the other. And, as Rhiannon said, no one knows Val better than James. So, we can all just hope that him leaving her alone is the right decision :)
Angry James reminds you of Harry? Perhaphs it's genetic...
That would be fairly awesome if Rhiannon was, indeed, the recincarnation of Dumbledore. Perhaps she should grow a beard... although Fred might not like it too much. I hope this makes you like Rhiannon more. I quite like her character.
Thank you very much! Those cookies were delicious. I wouldn't say no if you wanted to send me a few more...
Oh no! Don't go to the asylum! I need all your lovely reviews, I don't know what I'd do without them. If your mother tries to send you away, let me talk to her so I can straighten her out ;)