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Review:FredWeasleyIsMyKing says:
Hello, Laurenzo7321 here with your requested review!

Oh, wow! This is a real tear jerker isn't it! Gosh, my heart went out to Molly so much!

I really liked your characterisation of her. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible an empty house would be for her, the mother of 7 children and let's face it, two adopted children and grandmother of 12 (I think that's right?) grandchildren. You really conveyed her sense of loneliness and sadness so well throughout. The line where she touches Arthur though and it isn't her warm husband really got to me.

The bit about Fred's bedroom, I had to have a moment. Fred's death was pretty much the worst one for me and any mention of it is really hard. I liked what you did here though, I think it's a definite possibility that the room went untouched, leaving it exactly as Fred did.

I liked the addition of Dumpy. He was cute but I can imagine Molly struggling with not being the one doing things. I liked the line where she was thinking she would do it better and also the one about Hermione. You kept true to canon throughout. The bit about Fleur and Bill - her not wanting any more kids and him not arguing with her while she was pregnant was the perfect little bit of humour in the story.

I loved that Arthur came home to Molly in a car. Like you said, it was fitting for him. Again it was just that touch of humour in such a sad story that reminds you there usually is a small silver lining if you can just find it.

Thanks for requesting such a lovely one-shot to read! It's an amazing piece of work and I loved it.

Lauren

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

I'm really glad you liked Molly's characterization. I did want to convey that Molly's whole world is her family and that she feels a certain sense of emptiness when her house isn't full and her table isn't set. That's why I imagined it would be so hard for her to face Arthur's death, because he would be the last person to leave before her house would be entirely her own, and all would be quiet.

Yeah, Fred's death tore me up a little too. I feel like it's the sort of thing Molly would never fully heal from. I imagine that it would be so, so difficult for her to enter his room.

I'm happy that things seemed to fit well with canon and that you liked the little dashes of humor I put in here and there, like the dynamic between Bill and Fleur and Hermione's opinion about the house elf. I also couldn't resist alluding to Arthur's Muggle obsession in a small way with the car.

Thank you so much for this lovely review :)

-Amanda


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