Hey it's patronus_charm with your review!
I thought the way you portrayed the Weasley family grieving was very realistic and believable - exactly how I'd thought they would be. There's not very many stories which are start straight after the war ended, so this was nice to see, and very well done.
The way Molly is still carrying on with life, by looking after her family, and putting her grieving time after everything else is how I thought she would act, and George become very recluse as well, was great as he's lost his other half, so he's lost his spirit really!
The Weasley's sudden fame was also very realistic, and you can feel their annoyance and pain, of constantly having fans and press following them everywhere, since they've just lost friends and family, they need their own space, which isn't given them to them.
Even though there's not much direct speech in this chapter, you still feel very engaged, and this gives you more of a chance to describe the surroundings and peoples feelings, so this worked very effectively.
Typical Rita Skeeter to turn up and cause mayhem! I felt so sorry for Charlie, as he seemed to get more and more broken down recently, and then for her to come along. But, perhaps it was a good thing, as it allowed him to get his guilt over Fred's death out, and show that it wasn't his fault he was getting reinforcements. Though to have it all over the Prophet probably isn't a great side effect, of finally voicing your guilt!
Wow, I didn't expect Charlie to suddenly depart from Romania, buit I guess there were warning signs with his gradual mental breakdown. I feel so sorry for him, as most people tend to overlook him, but this death obviously did deeply affect him!
Overall I thought it was a great chapter, as I thought Charlie was portrayed perfectly, and you've made me want to track Skeeter down, and shout abuse at her, for what she did to him! Feel free to re-request, as this story is great! Kiana :)
Author's Response: Hi there Kiana! Thank you SO much for getting to this so quickly!!
I'm glad that you thought the portrayal of the grief was believable and realistic. I had actually just been through the death of a family member shortly before writing this, so that made it a little easier to emotionally connect while I was writing.
I couldn't think of any other way for Molly or George to grieve... it all just seemed to fit to me! I'm glad it seems that way to you, too! But I'm not glad they're grieving :(
The whole "fame" thing is exactly what I envisioned happening after the Battle of Hogwarts... glad to see I'm not the only one! And I'm really glad to hear that this chapter works without a lot of dialogue.
I completely agree; stupid Skeeter! But unfortunately, her involvement was necessary for things to unfold as they do. And I completely agree; having it broadcast to the whole wizard world certainly isn't a good side effect of finally expressing your feelings! :(
I was hoping for Charlie's departure to come across in the chapter just as sudden as it occurs to him, so I'm glad that payed off! And I agree, many people DO overlook Charlie. Hopefully we can change that with this story! :D
Haha! Yes, let's go track Skeeter down together!! XD
Thank you SO much for the amazing and thoughtful review dear! I'm glad to know you'd like for me to re-request, because I most certainly will be!! :D *hugs*