I really need to stop telling you what chapters are my favorites, because then I read a new one and that all changes.
Avery is way past creepy. He doesn't have the intelligence to realize what exactly he's doing, and just does things. That's what makes him most dangerous. No one would *not* master an Unforgivable Curse if working for Voldemort. They would realize the second they found out, it was more than death waiting for them. They would figure it out, practice it and master it. Nope, not Avery. He just finds more primitive ways of killing, barely thinking about what his repercussions would be if ever found out. Nasty, nasty piece of work, that one. And his box. Oh god, I'm going to puke. And now exactly what does this man have up his sleeve.. hmm?
You made me cringe with the idea of smashing the bugs between my thumbnails. I hate bugs. I like Severus's idea much better, haha. Speaking of, does the man take classes on how to give morbid and ominous answer? I still can't believe you are making me like Snape. I swear, I could shake you for it. But I do! I feel like sometimes he's so stuck in his own thoughts, and now he's realized what he's going to have to do to really become trusted enough to know the plan and I think he needs a huggle :(. I liked how moody she was after Severus left when he realized it was noon on Saturday. But we all get that about someone we really care about, right? And I hate when I remember how this ends :(. It makes me want to pluck these two out of the story and give them an AU ending.
Well, Dorcas is doing a damn good job of trying to make sure she doesn't get a happy ending, isn't she? STOP GOING IN SECRET DE DOORS, WOMAN. And of course you cliffied me... naughty author.
Thanks for another awesome chapter ♥
Author's Response: We're going to find out who's naughty and nice this season anyway, so...
Avery, Avery, Avery... would it kill you to know that I loved writing every single creepy word about him? It might have been because I was reading Neil Gaiman at the time, or maybe I'm just that way. Anywhoo, we won't spend too much time thinking about that. I needed a good detox session after finishing this story, I'll tell you that much. (Hence the arrival of the Weasley clan on my author's page...)
If you're feeling even the slightest bit of sympathy towards Severus then I did my job right. If you're actually LIKING him, I'm not sure I can take credit for that, and I'm pretty sure he's not going to accept any hugs from you, no matter how badly he may need it. And for Merlin's sake, don't you dare point out his emotional shortcomings to him. He may put a surprise in your morning coffee and then I won't be getting any more fabulous reviews from you.
Seriously, Dorcas needs a slap upside the head. But really, what slave-driven paper pusher doesn't want to DO something *meaningful* and *important* every once in a while? Her best friend is an Auror (on desk leave, but still...) and all she gets to do is gather information and file reports. So she takes the "gather information" part of her job and runs with it... and ends up with a cliffhanger that I'm not going to apologize for. ;)
Thanks so much for your review. It made my day!