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Review:Gabriella Hunter says:

Hey, there, its Gabbie with your requested review and I'm sorry that I didn't get to this right away! I've been annoyingly busy. :p
It sucks.
So this was simply beautiful writing all around for me, I've never read anything like this and not from Narcissa's point of view and I really enjoyed what you've done here. I could envision everything that she did and could picture her standing there in that ballroom and the image really broke my heart. I think that making it a point to talk about the ones left behind on the Darker side was a good way to go. There's always so much talk about the heroes and while I could care less about most of the Death Eaters, I have to wonder how their actions affected their family. It left dust and memories and you set that up so wonderfully and I enjoyed going through Narcissa's mind. There was so much love and beauty there and so much sadness and the details you added in with each character really had me thinking hard about the sort of people they had been or could have been. Brilliant. I got the sense of time here, too, though I would have liked a tad more, just a little hint of how long it had been and where was darling Draco? Though he wasn't really her concern just then, I would have liked to have seen what consequences he was dealing with and how it hurt his mother. That's just a minor, minor thing though, as the rest of this was just brilliant, I really choked up a little while reading about the three sisters. I think that sort of closeness is sort of ignored with some fanfics and the fact that Narcissa really even thought of Andromeda at all really showed how much she still loved and missed her. Not understanding why she left of course but the love was there and it touched me so much that I kind of had to take a deep breath. :)
Seriously, though, this was amazing and the imagery is so vivid and clear. I have no CC's for this, just that its a shame its a one-shot! :D
Thanks for the wonderful read.
Much love,

Author's Response: Hey there, glad you stopped by! And no worries about it at all - I completely understand what it's like when RL just sweeps you up! :)

Gah, thank you so so much! Yeah, I do love reading one-shots about how the Weasleys dealt with Fred's death, for example, and others, but I've always been curious about the Death Eaters, since we hear less about them, and since I wrote this after watching Les Mis, I kinda had the idea of failed rebellions and what happens to those people who failed afterwards on the brain, so that was sort of how this came about.

Thank you so much - I'm glad you thought it worked! While I tend to write more reflective stuff, rather than action-filled things, I just wanted to get this right, so I'm glad you liked it! :)

Ohh, Draco, well, this is set after the first war against Voldemort, so in about 1981/2 or something, after everything's over, so he's a little toddler at the moment, so he's fine :P I'll check it over and make sure that's clear, thanks for mentioning it ;)

Yeah, I think it's maybe easier for me to write about them because I am one of three sisters, haha, so I can kinda get it, you know? And family bonds aren't things which are thrown away easily, particularly when things like war roll around, and I kinda wanted to show that.

Thank you so so much for the lovely, lovely review - I really loved reading it, it was a great thing to receive! :)

Aph xx

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