|Review:||Dark Whisper says:|
I received your thank you message on the forums. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to respond. I'm technologically challenged like that. XD You are very welcome. I found your story on the Valentine's Day voting thingy and I'm so glad that I checked it out. Your story is outstanding and addicting and whoever recommended it was spot on.
Now... on to this chap...
Hot, hot, hot! Aside from the fact that your story is utterly brilliant, I cannot get enough of your Viktor. I love that he is a "one-word answer" kind of man and that he had a decent childhood, or at least he is unwilling to admit to anything else, perhaps his family is off limits in the book and without making an outright demand, it is clear that he will not talk about them and leaves it at that. I find it perfect that he calls her question session as 'interrogation' because that is what it feels like. It is no wonder that she has no real info to write about. She needs to get to KNOW him to get him to open up, which I'm sure she will... :)
He sure did have something on his mind, didn't he? More than dinner. And how bold is he to ask her to pay for it? As I read, I was wondering if it was more of a test to see if she really would, more so than him not having any money.
He likes to play head games a bit, really in seeing how she ticks. Her naivety is obvious and it probably amuses him.
Ah, he is jealous! How wonderful. But really, leaving Krum by himself was definitely not the right thing to do. I can totally see his point of view. It was disrespectful and obviously made him feel insecure. I would've been furious if my man did that to me. Grrr. And then... aha! He paid! Somehow I suspected that he would. :)
And then... his quoting of her own words about leaving a man his dignity... oh my falling stars! Amazing! He really knows how to win a lady, doesn't he? A true master of this art form. Oh, my. It was no wonder that it finally fast forwarded her to the same page that he was on. And again, it tells us about his character. He isn't all brawn and no brains, is he? No... he is Viktor Krum! Gah!
You've given me everything that I could've hope for in an excellent characterization of Krum. Amazing!
And here I am as a reader practically banging down the door to the next chapter...
Author's Response: Well, I hope you don't mind but I've thanked you again in the Reviews That Made You Smile thread. The review you left on the very last chapter was one of the best I've ever received. Oh, and you can just hit Add Comment to respond to messages on your Profile feed :)
Now to this lovely review... I think Viktor always has something on his mind (and occasionally it's naughty!). Maybe from being famous at a young age, or just as part of his personality, but I do see him as a bit manipulative. He gets what he wants by playing games instead of just being direct with people. It isn't really malicious, but it isn't always nice either.
You're right. It was wrong of Rose to leave him there, but she wasn't intentionally being rude. Krum doesn't exactly take the high road about it though!
I'm so glad you liked the ending. I almost didn't have him quote the line, but in the end, I wanted, like you said, something to get her on the same page. To me, that felt way more intimate than any physical gesture.
It's been so much fun reading and responding to your reviews. It feels like I'm writing the story all over again :)