|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
Oh my god, Mel, I don't know if I want to shun you or hug you. I've been sitting here yelling at the screen throughout the entire chapter, "Kiss! Snog! Declare feelings! Mature actions!" With every new scene, I grew more and more excited and confident that a kiss would happen. George taking her somewhere mysterious at night? Alicia's well-placed remark about wimping out on potential relationships simply because the familiar is so, well, familiar? ALL VERY PROMISING EVENTS. Like, you should have seen me. On the edge of my seat, smiling triumphantly, fully expecting only the happiest of instances. By the time they were sitting in the dusty Wheezes shop and George was giving her "the look", I was already skimming down the page to see that she was SNOGGING GEORGE WEASLEY and I did several fist-pumps and mental I-told-you-so's. All was right with the world.
AND THEN YOU STICK A PIN IN IT AND DEFLATE ALL OF MY JOY.
I am making faces at you right now. Let me describe these faces. They are of me looking away from you with the air that I know you are looking at me but I am decidedly ignoring you because I am letting you feel the full effect of my cold shoulder. Let it be cold. Let it be very cold. I hope my shoulder snows all over you.
WHYYY, ANGELINA. WHYYY. WHY MUST YOU BE SO INFURIATINGLY RATIONAL AND OVER-THINKING. SHUT YOUR BRAIN OFF FOR TWO SECONDS AND ENJOY YOURSELF, YOU'RE ALLOWED TO. She made George sad and skdjfskdj and I know this means that in the Angelina chapters, at least, things are going to get worse in their relationship even as they simultaneously get better (THEY'D BETTER GET BETTER) in George chapters.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF. YOU SMASHED ALL OF MY GOOD FEELINGS.
And now George is going to leave Hogwarts thinking that Angelina only wants to be friends, and Angelina will also be thinking she only wants to be friends BECAUSE SHE IS A WIMP AND NEEDS SOMEONE TO POUR SOME COLD WATER OVER HER, and just for this I hope that her N.E.W.T.s are very hard. -_-
Despite my intense frustration at this moment, I do have a few favorite lines and will have to overlook my despair for a moment to share them:
"If your face is any indication of how good that book is, I'm even more glad than usual that I dropped potions."
- Stop writing George so perfectly canon. Stop making him say the perfect things that are always funny and good-humored and wonderful because it makes my ears steam when Angelina doesn't throw herself at him like a spider monkey and never let go because let's face it, anyone else would be doing that.
♥ George ♥
"Ah, mum's the word, lo -"
- WAS HE GOING TO SAY LOVE. HE WAS GOING TO, WASN'T HE. TELL ME. TELL ME NOW. I KNOW THAT'S WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY. DON'T LIE AND TELL ME OTHERWISE, WE ALL KNOW HE WASN'T REALLY SAYING 'LOOK'.
I'm just such an asset to have on staff - people say it's because of my big heart. Literally, ask any healer at St Mungos - they all know me by name. My heart is actually almost twice the size it's supposed to be. It's practically a miracle I'm still alive."
- loool, Libby, you delusional soul. And your heart that is twice the normal size. Lee, what are you doing with her. ALSO I REMEMBERED when you mentioned earlier in the chapter when Indira got a face full of porridge that she is Libby's friend. LIBBY IS GOING TO BE ONE UNHAPPY WOMAN IN THE FUTURE.
Loved this chapter but also still want to shun you. I am torn. As are my feelings.
Author's Response: I vote for the hugs. :D shunning is so m33n.
Ahaha. I cackled like the witch from wizard of oz when I first read this review, and very nearly did again now, responding to it. Angelina is very very frustrating and I just want to mush them together and let them get married and have babies and go skipping down the road together holding hands or riding a tandem bicycle or something, but alas... plot notes. :P
Angelina is infuriatingly logical sometimes, but I also think she's scared -- George is one of his best friends; putting herself out there, having a relationship with him puts that friendship at risk. What if it falls apart? Could they go back to being friends? Gahh. At least we know things get better in the George timeline, right? :)
George is da bomb, tru storeh. I'm just so thrilled every time you praise my characterization of him -- you write the Weasley twins so, so well and lskjfowaie. It means a lot.
Libby. That girl is so much fun to write. As I get closer to finishin up this story, I'm scrambling to find scenes I can shove her into just for lulz.
Thank you so much sarah. You are the bestest and I hope you like the next chapter and don't want to shun me after it. ;)