|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
I didn't think it was fruitless at all! Any information is important information, and they can learn a lot from this. Now that they know the Death Eaters are confident enough to herd around their prisoners to do labor for them, they can keep it in mind when thinking of what to do later. This means that any of the prisoners could be out and about, that they're being used. It means that they're being used for something. The Death Eaters don't feel obligated to keep people alive just for the heck of it. After all, these lunatics kill people just for their own entertainment. If they needed Charlie for something, it means that they weren't equipped/couldn't bring themselves to do it on their own. Every time you display their gross overconfidence, I feel myself relax just a little bit more. The overconfident always make mistakes. It's only a matter of time before prisoners revolt or outsiders storm the castle and take them all by surprise.
Poor Arthur. :( And it felt so bizarre to see McGonagall in a setting like this, practically peers with Ron and Seamus. So, so weird. It really makes everything sink in, just how much everything has changed.
I'm really wondering about Hermione now, if she's doing dirty work, as well. Hermione is so clever that it would be very stupid of the Death Eaters to take her anywhere in public. Her brilliant brain now has 24 hours a day to devote solely to getting out, and that should scare them more than Harry Potter's existence ever did.
Author's Response: I'm happy to hear it! Because basically any reinforcement from you is whatever I go with (get out of my life, please, there's only room for one in here), and I value your opinion. I feel as though it's going to be a night for sentimentality. Lucky you!
Have I mentioned to you before that you can pick up on EVERYTHING? I think one of the most important aspects of this chapter is solely the fact that we're able to see, not just hear, what the Death Eaters are doing beyond Hogwarts. Because of course they wouldn't be satisfied with that; it's only a step on their way to securing the rest of the world. And now that Ron and his father know that, they can try and stop that. The overconfidence they show, too, is so key. They're expecting a massive show of defeat, and aren't looking for the opposite. Oh, Death Eaters, when will you learn...
Writing McGonagall here was a touch strange, even aside from the fact that she was under Polyjuice. As for Hermione, her cell's kind of her home -- I think she'd be something along the lines of a top-priority prisoner. Ransom, almost -- is that the word? My brain is just not functioning. Why is the weekend almost over.
So sorry that this review was drastically under par. ♥ Thank you so, so much, as always, for your reviews! You review EVERYTHING I write unconditionally, and with such praise; that's no small fact to me. I am endlessly lucky to have you, making me a better writer. :)
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