Oof. I hate reading the last chapters of stories. There's something distinctly odd about it, and I can't put my finger on precisely what that is. And maybe's that's the problem. But it always feels a bit like I'm saying goodbye to old friends, and nobody ever likes doing that. And yet all stories have to come to an end, don't they? The best ones do, and this was a fantastic story, so I suppose an ending for it is only natural.
But it's still very strange. I read this story throughout the entirety of my last year of high school, and most of the first semester of uni, and it's like... it's traveled with me. Dom, Rose, Scorp, Lysander, Lorcan, Atticus, Iago -- they're all there, filtering through exams and homework and shelving at the library. I can remember reading this waiting to go to work, and finishing a paper by using a chapter of this story as motivation, and it's just so strange that I can't do that anymore.
I love stories that end on questioning notes, though! Does that speak to my dubious reading ability? Probably -- but that's what's going to get people to come back, Hattie. I do have a small list for you, though, of things that I wanted to happen in Dominique and so absolutely MUST happen in the sequel:
- Rose divorces Noah and marry Scorp-o
- Dominique lives happily ever after with Lysander
- Noah gets busted for something illegal
I thought that list would be longer. And that last wish is a bit selfish, but it should happen anyway.
I cannot believe I am winding up my last review to you on this story. I couldn't even leave you more if I wanted to! But here we are, and here comes the sequel, and it will be marvelous. Thank you for writing this, and for finishing it, and for letting me hop along at the halfway point and read along and let it enter my life. ♥
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant work, Hattie dearest!
Author's Response: I'VE TAKEN TOO LONG TO RESPOND TO THESE, RACHEL. JUST KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU IMMEASURABLY, MY PATRONUS WOULD BE YOU, MY AMORTENTIA WOULD SMELL LIKE YOU, ETC, AND I CANNOT EXPRESS IN WORDS HOW MUCH I ENJOY READING YOUR REVIEWS.
YOU'RE A VERY NICE PERSON ♥
Awww! I just want to reiterate how much these reviews meant to me, Rachel. I'm rewriting at the moment and, for a break and a bit of inspo, I looked at some reviews. You are TOO KIND!!!
I promise to provide you with the new edit, and the sequel! Perhaps! It'll take me years, obv, but I'll do it... for youuu. I'm excited to return to these characters and shove them into new icky sticky situations where there morals are tested and not everyone is shown in the best light, even lovely, lovely Scorpius.
I'll work on your requests, but no promises.
BRILLIANT WORK TO YOU TOO, RACHEL DEAREST