|Review:||The Misfit says:|
Expect nine more reviews (not including this one) before my hands stop being capable of writing sense in my reviews and just type asdfghjkl in every single sentence. ;) (I'll finish the rest tomorrow - promise. ♥)
Now, to the chapter! Aww, Beth thinking of Severus! The Snabeth feels - you don't mind if I call them that, do you? - are creeping in at a point where Severus is nowhere near that point of the chapter. That, my friend, is love. ;D
James, James, James... Beth is a saint to forgive him so easily; I know I wouldn't trust him again that quickly, and he'd have do a lot more grovelling. :3 But I digress. And Lily, oh Lily, what have you done? Telling a girl not to date a boy is just going to make her want to date him even more, because he's just going to be more appealing. Lily's little plan is back-firing on her, I think! :P
MY SNABETH FEELS, MY SNABETH FEELS. Even the Bridger owl wants them to get together! Severus was so lovely to give the letter to Beth, and to take her someplace quiet so that she wouldn't disoover her parents' divorce in public. ♥ And they have a conversation that lasts for more than five minutes? *swoons* I'm really worried now though - I know you by now, which means that for all these Snabeth feels I'm getting, there's some major heartbreak ahead - if there isn't, I'll eat the Sorting Hat. :3
And I can handle the sparse snippets - I think - but I generally judge by chapters how far the development is going. That said, your chapters are usually 1,000-2,000 words more than mine, so technically we're up to chapter 22 by now, but I'm trying to not think about that. ;)
I just have one question: in the earlier chapters of this story, Mrs Bridger called Beth Bethany, so I'm slightly confused as to why she's calling her Beth now - unless she thinks that using a term of endearment will make the news of the divorce easier for Beth? :3 ♥
Author's Response: I start out this response by saying forgive me if anything looks weird! :P I'm trying to respond to this from my phone, and it's quite a bit harder than anticipated...
I don't mind you calling the ship Snabeth! It'll take some time for my eyes to get used to (Sarah and I coined Sneth and that's how we always refer to it), but I'm not picky! I'm with you, though; I don't think I'd forgive James so easily either. But you know, I think she really feels she need a sort of ally as far as Severus is concerned, and she's not totally wrong. As for Lily, well... this is a very minor point that comes to no fruition, but in my head, she's a bit jealous of Severus possibly moving on. And as you say, that's just going to backfire on her!
Yeah... There's probably always going to be something a bit depressing in stories I write. It's my modus operandi! I hope you won't be too upset with the course of events, of course. I think one of the most important things to take away from this chapter is something you've seemed to, though, and that's that Sev ISN'T totally heartless. Which is inexplicably how some people attempt to portray him. But that's sort of off topic, I suppose -- my opinions on that man can fill (and basically have filled) several books!
Beth's real name is Bethany, but her mom wouldn't call her that all the time, much like someone named Kate might get called Katherine by a parent if they were mad. You know? But anyway. :D Thanks so much for such really sweet reviews -- I'm still so excited you're enjoying the story so much! ♥