First of all, let me tell you I'm mad at you. This story was so bloody brilliant that I read it tonight all in one go, despite it being nearly 1am, and I have to get up at half six for school.
However, you're story WAS brilliant, and it makes me hope that at some point I'll get it together and write my own fanfic. Is it awful of me to say that I loved the last few chapters the best, where Ellie wasn't sane? I like stuff like that for some reason; it's how I make my characters when I RP on my Harry Potter Role Play site, like the 13-year-old nerd that I am. Thank you for writing this; I really did have a wicked time reading it; watching character development and such.
Also, consider yourself honoured. This is the first fanfic one this website that I've read (and I've read tons), that was mainly about an original character. Call me a freak for the original Rowling story, but I just never wanted to accept that other people might have characters with a story to tell. Now, this freakishly amazing story has opened my eyes; after I read the companion story, I'll probably go read some more until I'm supposed to wake up, then regret it all day.
Anyways, I'd like to give you one last thank you, though I dunno if you still have time to read reviews, and would like to apologize for any typos: writing lengthy stuff on an iPod isnt the easiest.
Author's Response: Jeez, that first line scared me. I thought you were angry because it was crap or something o.O thank goodness.
OH! Do! Write your own! It's a great learning experience- not just in writing because you really know what you're capable of. And it's great fun to say to strangers 'I wanna be a writer,' and they're all 'well, it's really difficult to write an novel, how about you work in an office?' and then you can honestly say 'hey, I've actually already written two.'
Absolutely not. They're my favourite parts too. They're the only bit I'm comfortable with, to be honest, but ironically the ones I was most scared of posting.
I WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT. Then I realised I could never do the original characters justice, so I decided to stick with my own. And I think I'm honoured every day- I get so many reviews and so many reads- people are genuinely interested, like you. Thank you so much. (get sleep, though. Sleep is good.)
Thank you too. In my darkest writing moments, I read these reviews and they give me hope again. You're wonderful.
You are entirely welcome,
PS. I will ALWAYS read reviews and try to always respond, even if it's only a line to say thank you.