How dare Helena Zabini interupt their little moment? Urgh. And then she was so mean to poor Astoria. Your description and the way you write Astoria's emotions is so beautiful. The way Blaise (who appears ever the gentleman when he talk to Astoria) talks to his mother makes me wonder just how vile his mother must be for him to care so little about her. Loved Astoria's little thought about Blaise being a Potions teacher... But naught Blaise, bring girl back to his house, I somehow didn't expect that from him. And I'm curious to see if we ever get to meet the infamous Sabina?
Poor Astoria, she just wants to do what is right for Blaise's sake even though she really doesn't want to leave. And he doesn't want her to leave either. Sigh. I could almost feel the tension between them when he pressed her palm against his cheek and kissed her wrist... That was done so perfectly and left me wanting more. And he said he actually said he wanted her to stay, even if it was in a slighty round about way. But Blaise is so mean, teasing her like he does, calling her his cactus and talking about her panties.
I was so cross with Astoria for trying to leave. I still think she is safer with Blaise than anywhere else. And Blaise was willing to stay up all night just to make sure she didn't leave. I almost melted. And he confessed how much he would worry. And the bit at the end where she said she would ony agree if he stayed with her the whole time... You're truly amazing and I cannot WAIT to see where this goes next. Please update soon,
P.S. Second Choice has another chapter up and I am half way through the next chapter of Twist of Fate, so enjoy.
Author's Response: Hello!
What a nice surprise getting such a lovely review from you again about this story! Yes, how dare Helena Zabini interrupt what was of course a very nice moment from the two of them! The nerve of some people, huh? >:D
Yes, Helena is the type of person that will always be stuck in her views and her way of life and finding Astoria in her home? That's like, to her, finding a roach in her tea. She's just plain nasty that way.
Helena will become a central part in the story a while down the line and Blaise will go into a bit more detail about why he hates her so badly. If you hadn't noticed, she's sort of hard to love regardless so I don't blame him for being a little, erm, impolite.
I didn't expect Blaise to not bring her back to her family either. While I was writing it, I sort of thought about that and realized that he would rather see her happy than risk losing her. Sweet of him, right? ;)
You'll meet Sabina, trust me. Just not right now. Mwhahahaha. >:D
Ah, the moments between Astoria and Blaise just keeps getting a bit more intense! Originally, he doesn't kiss her wrist, he actually kisses her throat but I thought that was a bit much. He'd find that awfully rude and he's not like our dearly beloved Draco, who would have taken advantage of Astoria a LONG time ago. :p
My Blaise is such a gentleman.
Isn't he just amazing though? He did say he wanted her to stay, in his own strange way and she admitted that she didn't want to leave him either. That was a milestone for them!
Blaise will continue to call Astoria his cactus and well, panties will eventually be discussed at some point but not in the way you think. Hehehe.
I think, underneath it all Astoria didn't want to but she thought she was doing the right thing. You know, there might be a time when she's not so safe with Blaise either but then again, that's my little secret. ;) For now though, he's her best option.
These two are going around in a dangerous circle and of course, I'll do something really interesting in the next chapter! :D Hope you won't get too mad at me. >:D
I'll update pretty soon!
Abandon is next after Albus and then...something, something. I gotta think, actually. :p
Anyway! SC is up? Well. I'll be reading that then! :D
Twist of Fate too?! Ooh, goody! You just made my day!