A new chapter ♥
One thing I have to point out because I was so, so in love with it:
Your first chapter was almost entirely this dream like one. Cedric was far from in a dream, but we felt that sense for most of it. The way the idea all flitted through his mind and he thought about his past, until the very end when it become terribly clear that he isnít resting on cloud line.
Then this chapter was such an amazing contrast. It was nothing but reality. In the first chapter, Cedricís ideas are so much better than his reality. Wondering if he was at home, getting a sense of what it was like there, wondering if he was back with his unit, all better options than lying injured, possibly fatally, in a hospital bed.
Cho, on the other hand, imagined a worse reality than what she was faced with. Tents, dirt, grime... but she actually was welcomed with a roof to cover her head and a really likable no nonsense character. You had to have based the nun off of McGonagall, right? I really, really like her. The nun, that is.
I love that the Nun also realizes the practicality of magic and house elves, and because of that is fine with it. Iím really excited to see more of how you mix the magic world with muggle.
I also like the reasons you had both Cho and Cedric getting involved. Theyíre so perfectly realistic. Cho didnít say something like, she knew this was her calling... just like Cedric wasnít always destined for war. They both just decided to help out in a time of need.
Iím so excited to read their first interactions, Amanda! Next week, hopefully? :)
Author's Response: Hey, you! :)
You know, I really didn't pick up on that contrast, but it's pretty neat now that you mention it! As you can imagine, some of those contrasting emotions and reactions will probably come into play later when Cho begins getting to know Cedric and treating him.
I didn't really base Miriam on anyone, as far as I can recall. I can see some McGonagall-esque aspects in her, definitely, but really she's just an amalgamation of the characteristics I love in female figures. She's practical, like you said, no nonsense, realistic, logical, and yet very compassionate, just as human as anyone else she works alongside. I'm glad you liked her mostly casual attitude toward magic, too, and working with witches.
You're right about our two lovebirds. Neither of them really went out looking for heroism or to get their names on the front page of the Daily Prophet. Like many young people in this time, they're just doing the best they can, helping out with many other people.
Yep, next week these two storylines will merge and Cho and Cedric will meet properly. Stay tuned until next Saturday, and thanks so much for yet another wonderful review :)