|Review:||Leigh Kelley says:|
Interesting start. I have a fondness for Albus/OC stories (oh, who am I kidding? I have a fondness for everything next gen), especially when the original characters are intriguing. I don't know much about Gen yet, but any girl who can ask a guy for er, IoFH (as Al puts it), is pretty brave. (Sure she doesn't belong in Gryffindor? =P) I don't even want to talk to my fiance about it, wimp that I am.
But yes. Al seriously is a terrific friend. Though, I suppose she wouldn't have left him alone and he'd have had to get what she needed irregardless. You'd want to think that this is a regular occurrence, or that it has happened before, because he wasn't grossed out, like most teenage boys would be. Either that, or he's just really chill. Not many guys like him, or none that I know of.
Anyway. Good, funny start. There's a little error in the paragraph where Al wakes up though, or maybe I'm just misreading. It says, 'The Second-born son of the Chosen One and the Hottest Female Chaser'. The second bit is still referring to Al, right? In which case, it should be 'Hottest Male Chaser'? Maybe I'm not reading right though =P.
Author's Response: Hi :)!
Thank you! And, hmm, don't we all? Miss Rowling was unknowingly creating a group of crazy fangirls when she introduced the next gen. Gen is pretty brave, yes, but that mostly comes from the fact that she has three elder brothers, and has picked many tomboyish attributes. She may display Gryffie-like qualities, but she most definitely isn't. And don't worry, love. You're not the only one. I wouldn't talk about IoFH to my fiancÃ© too, if I had one.
Trust me, there was a time when Al was grossed by all the gory details, but I feel that teenage boys' dicomfort at the topic has always been exaggerated. Besides, he's been Gen's friend for far too long to be more than slightly uncomfortable.
Actually, I kinda have trouble with that para too, I meant to talk about Ginny, as in "Hottest Female Chaser...". I'll just re-read and edit it though, thanks for pointing it out.
Love you for you wonderful and most insightful review.
I will as soon as I can!