Hi there! Siriusly89 finally here with your long awaited review! I'm so sorry about the long wait, but life got in the way of my hpff-ing!
Can I just say that I love this story, just for the fact that it is about COLIN AND DENNIS CREEVEY WHO ARE BASICALLY MY FAVOURITE MINOR CHARACTERS! :D
This was so sad! So so heartbreakingly sad! Almost made me cry in some parts!
The line' and your missing all the details' really got me! Because to be honest, I think that was the real reason Colin photographed everything and everyone, to see them in a different light and to capture every single last detail!
Dennis really describes himself as more pessimistic than Colin, even in the books Colin was unfathomably optimistic, nothing could really ever put him down.
Doris really made me choke up! She seems like such a lonely elderly lady, and I somehow think that Colin saw that, and maybe I'm reading too far into this, but just maybe his personal project was to, if only for a few weeks, give her some company.
Colin's desription of being petrified was really chilling! I always thought that when they were frozen like that, that all their senses kind of shut down, but now with this, Colin had to stare at the same spot in the ceiling for who knows how long!
I like how you told us subtely where they hid out during the war. At their Muggle aunts house, listening to the radio for some little scrap of news, Colin with his DA coin!
The piece on how Colins death effected (affected? not sure with one to use here!) the family really got me! The rocking, and his mother shutting herself off, and then his father not being able to sleep! Really got me. . . . Dennis working at the ice-cream parlour was a subtle, but really thought out choice! And then him going back to see Doris. To be honest, I think she would really be the only one who would understand what he is going through!
Now, the last paragraph isn't fair! It just isn't! I was all geared up for a sad ending, all prepared, and then you land a bittersweet moment on me! And I am now an emotional wreck!
This was just. . . . . wow. . . . . no words can describe it! Just, well done! Amazing job!
Author's Response: Hello there Siriusly!!! OK, I'm so sorry for taking such a long time to respond...but...your review...is just...gah...so amazing. *sniffs* I've been looking at it for many days now, along with the other unresponded reviews here :P feeling so overwhelmed. I get a bit incoherent sometimes, especially after someone gives me SO MUCH AMAZING PRAISE ♥
Oh I love the Creevey brothers, too! They're so overlooked in fanfiction, and in the series they're just shown as annoying little kids - often more irritating than helpful. I was really trying to portray them as humanly as possible! And I'm so happy that this story made you feel for them! Yeah, Colin is the more optimistic and energetic of the two, at least in this story! I had to find a way to differentiate the two from each other; in the books Dennis' characterisation is not really developed and he's generally seen as a younger version of Colin.
Ooh, I'm glad you like Doris' character as well! She was a tough one to write, and it took me quite some time getting her part right!
Yeah, i was trying to show how the entire Creevey family was affected by the tragedy :( I think their grief and the nature of the tragedy really changes their relationships with one another (Dennis and his folks, that is). Maybe they will get better soon. With time, I hope.
And the last paragraph, bahaha! It's already a sad story...I can't just let it be sad all the way through! There would be no hope, no lightness...I just wanted there to be that moment of understanding Dennis has, that happy moment he can hold on to! And I'm so sorry that it wrecked you emotionally. Here! *hands over a tissue*
Oh, I'm so glad the story worked for you! Thank you so much for your amazing review! *hugs*