|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
Hey there, its Gabbie with your requested review and I'm so glad that you re-requested for this. I'd been trying to go through my review thread and find it but my internet connection sucks! >:(
Poor Charlie. Poor Weasley family. My poor George!!
I think you played on the emotions of their grief so well and I really had to stop and breathe for a moment. I liked the realistic portrayal of it and I'm glad that you didn't shy away from their pain as if they would get over it in a day or so. Some fanfics just have a few months going by and everyone being so happy and smiley like Fred's death didn't really twist them up as much. :p
But gosh, I'm worried about Charlie, I hate that he's carrying around all that pain. And his guilt is just eating him up and I thought it was good of him to actually get away from the Burrow for a while. Molly seemed to be getting to a smothering point and while I understand, Charlie was about to explode but when he left home, I sort of worried about if he'd be okay.
I thought it was good of him to go to work though and I liked how you played on his reluctance about being there for a minute. The awkward condolences and the feeling that things just aren't right melted away into him feeling at peace for a minute.
Until Rita Skeeter. First of all, great job on writing her, she's just as I'd picture her to be and I have to wonder how she stalked him all the way to Romania so easily.
But the way she manipulated Charlie just broke my heart and pissed me off. He was already upset but she just pushed it further, getting him to admit to something that he couldn't make right. With Charlie though, it was good to see how you played on the canon events and had him just missing Fred before he died. That sort of guilt would eat anyone up but i'm hoping that he doesn't stay gone for long, wherever he's going. I'd sort of done this for Percy so its nice to see someone else using another member of the Weasley family for this sort of story. I hope Charlie is going to make it all right though! D':
I completely loved it and thanks for re-requesting!
No CC's either, keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Hey there Gabbie!! Haha! I'm glad I re-requested too! :) And I'm probably about to do it again, if you're available! :P
I agree; poor Weasleys! It really is heartbreaking in these first couple of chapters, but things will get better, I promise! I'm glad that I played on the emotions well. I lost a family member not too long before writing this chapter, so I know exactly what you mean about grief... it's a process. Everything isn't automatically just better the next week, and I'm glad you thought that was realistic here.
Don't be too worried about Charlie... he's going to be okay! *Winks* He's just got to get through this, that's all! :) Going back to work after the loss of a loved one is a very awkward milestone, and I'm glad that was realistic as well.
Ah, Rita Skeeter. Everyone who's read this chapter has commented on her! I honestly thought I wasn't doing a very good job of keeping her in-character, but apparently, I did! And I'm so glad it worked out like that! I absolutely detest her, and honestly, while I was writing her I sort of had this scowl on my face, thinking "If I were evil Rita Skeeter, what would I say?" :P Guess it works!! XD
Don't worry, Charlie's going to be all right. It might take him a little longer than you'd hoped to get home, but I promise, he'll be okay! :D
Thanks SO MUCH for your amazing, thoughtful review!! *hugs*