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Review:Ron 4 Hermione says:
Wow, this is definitely fitting for the challenge it was written for- it was heartbreaking!

Poor Molly, it's hard to imagine her as old but you've described her perfectly, the characterisation is spot on and I really felt sorry for Molly. Arthur, it's hard to imagine him dying but I suppose everyone has too, he's just one of them characters that seem like they're going to be around forever and it must be so difficult for Molly to have Arthur there just like she has all those years but now he doesn't even recognise her.

I also found it sad that she had a house elf, although she didn’t want it, it just seemed like definite proof that she had gotten older and now she needed looking after, instead of her looking after others which is how I'll always picture her.

That little bit about Fred's death and then the line after “One tragedy at a time.” It really shows how much Molly has been through and she is only human, even if she did kill Bellatrix, I was all for her kids, her family and it was so sad to see it unravelling around her. Ergh, I just want to give her a hug now!

Great job on this, it's really touching and written beautifully.

Author's Response: Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

I went into this with the thought that a lot of people seem to assume Molly and Arthur will be around forever, raising children and providing comic relief to the plot. As lovely as it would be if that were true, I decided to focus on the toll all that work would take and what it would be like from Molly's perspective as she nears the end of her life (as seen through the end of Arthur's life).

Yeah, I really wanted to use the elf to show that Molly's gotten old, too, although inside she wants to think that she's as capable as ever. It's sad how she really doesn't want it, and then feels like she actually could use it.

This whole thing made me want to hug Molly. She was just a wonderful wife and mother and such a great character, and I wish there was some way to make her and Arthur last forever.

Thanks so much for your very kind review :)


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