|Review:||Pheonix Potioneer says:|
Poor Scorpious. It must be awful to have everyone thinking that he's an evil person.
It doesn't really fit that Nathan is the person though... Albus has a point.
I'm sorry about the confusion in my previous review; I meant the italics symbol, but I didn't realize that was what it was, so it just turned the rest of the review into italics. Just forget about it.
Sorry this is kind of short, but I've been a bit busy.
Keep writing please! I'm eager to find out who the culprit is, but I probably won't find out until the send of the book.
Please keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the reviews. Sorry I didn't reply to the last one. I couldn't get the respond button to work, so I'll just reply to both here. I think it was because it put the respond button in italics too.
I figured out it was the italics symbol you meant. *grins* I'm posting this story on two websites and the other requires that code. I thought I'd deleted them all, but obviously not. *laughs* I edited them out of the last chapter and one other, but there's still probably one or two hanging around that I've missed. Thanks for pointing that out. It was really helpful.
I enjoyed reading your suspect list. It's good to know who people suspect because it gives me an indication of whether I'm giving too much/too little away.
A couple of other people have expressed suspicions of Blackburn and Nathan, but I think you are the first to suspect Filch. It does make sense though. He could well resent Muggleborns, since they have access to both Muggle technology and magic and he really doesn't have either. He could feel he really needs magic, living in the magical world and they don't in the Muggle world, so it's unfair they have it and he doesn't.
And yeah, they just dismissed the possibility of Blackburn being a Death Eater, because she's too young, but Harry said he doesn't think this IS a Death Eater. And neither of your other suspects could really be Death Eaters either - Nathan is much too young and I doubt they'd take Squibs.
Of course, she'd also be too young to have witnessed the events of Chamber of Secrets herself, but she could probably find out anything she wanted about it pretty easily. After all, a lot of her colleagues were working at Hogwarts at the time - McGonagall, Flitwick, Filch, Trelawney, Hagrid, etc -and Neville was a student there then. They might be suspicious if a student started asking questions, but a teacher could probably turn the conversation in the staffroom around to the situation pretty easily. So she's definitely a possible.
One thing I will say is keep an eye out for patterns. There are a few things that aren't necessarily suspicious in themselves, but if you put them together, they should make a clue.
Yeah, Scorpius has a bit of a tough time. And it's not over yet. *grins evilly*
The culprit will probably be revealed a couple of chapters before the end, so a little while yet. I'm currently expecting this to be about 20 chapter or a little more, but who knows for sure? I've a bit to plan around February to Mayish.