Well hey there!
I loved this, honestly. It has been so long since I have read a good ScoRose fic, I'm afraid to say my obsession with the Potter boys has rather got the better of me ;)
This was written fantastically well, I thought the introduction with Rose's view on Slytherins was brilliant, it was nice to see the not everyone disliked them, and the references to Hermione were great.
I'm really honestly glad that Albus and Scorpius are friends, but are still in separate houses; I never pictured Al as a Slytherin, nor Scorpius as a Gryffindor, honestly if I had to give them a different house it'd probably be Ravenclaw for both of them. Dumbledore would be very proud of your version of Albus :)
So, James's chair...I seriously wish I could own it. No really, it's brilliant, although when I first pictured it in my head it looked all magnificently mighty with a high back and arm rests(like a throne, because James is my prince) and then spent ages trying to figure out how he'd manage to sit on that backwards :D I really did like the whole conversation that they had before practice though, I thought it was very realistic and casual, and it was a fabulous way to introduce the whole team without just a massive paragraph which would easily be skipped over.
I want us to set records that no one will ever beat. I want us to be remembered as the best team this school has ever seen.
^^ This quote literally made me squee, not because it was the best quote of the whole chapter(I don't think I could choose) but because I'm currently writing a quidditch based story, and what James said is pretty much the exact thing my MC wants, and when I read that it gave me an extra little bit of motivation :)
I thought that you did great in portraying the family dynamics and relationships in all of their interactions. They were all different, yet you could see how much they cared for each other - especially with how Rose put up with Albus's Slytherin friends just for his sake - and also James and Roxanne were very obviously brilliant mates, which makes a change from it being James and Fred.
Although we don't know huge amounts about the canonical next-gen children, I thought they were very in character for how I imagined them(I keep reading it, but the guys were never going to be TOTAL heartless playboys) and indeed they definitely had character.
Scorpius and Rose's relationship seems to be interesting, and I look forward to how Scorp fares with red hair ;)
I'd like to thank you for a brilliant read, I think the most exciting part for me is that there's another 28 chapters waiting for me to read and review! So that's probably where you'll see me next! :D
Author's Response: Hey! I want to thank you so much for your lovely review, and I'm sorry it's taken me way too long to respond. My life got very crazy very quickly for the first half of this year, and my HPFF participation kind of fell by the wayside. I do want you to know how much I appreciate this lovely, thorough review, though, especially since my life got so stressful - I've read over it many times as school and work consumed my life!
I'm really glad you liked the way I characterized the next-gens - there are definitely some things I do a bit differently from most people (e.g., James and Roxanne being mates rather than James and Fred), but I'm glad they worked for you. :)
Thank you again. Really.