*trying to catch up on chapters to match your awesome speedy updating skills but failing miserably* ahem, anyway, another great chapter! you know, it's always a very enjoyable and interesting read :)
First off, your response about Rose being more insecure and not really needy makes a lot more sense, especially considering how much she needs Krum also for her book. Their relationship went a bit further than i was expecting.. (you know, staying together over 2 days) but I think I can start to understand Rose's feelings through this - she's starting to loosen up a bit. It was a little reckless of them, especially for Rose professionally, but I definitely did not expect that news article!
It also presented a slightly different side to Heart, who I've always thought of as this overbearing boss, but actually, he also has a softer side, so I liked how nice he was to Rose about considering it an early holiday (after he kind of told off Rose :P) His suggestion seemed reasonable - going to live with her parents. I can't wait to hear her parents' reactions to the news article!!! Both Hermione and Ron, aha!
There's a lot of dialogue in your chapters, more so than most people write, but even though it's a lot of conversation, you manage to make it flow and comfortable to read. I also liked that little bit with Albus. :D
Author's Response: Wow, it's so nice to see you back again so soon! If it helps at all, I only have three chapters left to write, so pretty soon their won't be any more updates at all.
Two days together is a long time for sure, but I guess I see Krum as very intense, like Liddy described him -- that sort of flame that burns bright and then dies. So I see a lot of it being all or nothing with him, and Rose as just sort of along for the ride at times. And I'm glad you liked this slightly different side of Heart. He really does like Rose a lot, in his own way. Hehe, writing Ron and Hermione in the next chapter ended up being a lot of fun, so I hope you like them.
I started to notice about the dialogue as well starting around chapter 16 or so, and have been trying to break up the chapters into several smaller scenes as opposed to 2 or 3 really big ones. If you read that far, you can let me know if it's a little less overwhelming.
Thanks again for the lovely R&R. I super, duper appreciate it :)