God you’re so creative. Your brain is an awesome place. Can I stay there for just a bit? I love that you started this all out from the large picture of the neighborhood before zooming in on one house, though it wasn’t the one we expected.
Getting the nosy but very well meaning neighbor’s sight of things was so much fun. I love that she doesn’t mind her own business and she doesn’t pretend to think she needs to. She’s seem so much, and it seems that she’s the neighborhoods own little guardian. Watching out for the children that aren’t her own, and being the extra set of eyes that parents really need to feel like their children are completely safe.
I just absolutely adored the entire start of this. You made me extremely smily.
Can I say how much I love that Harry’s ‘poor me I had to find Horcruxes and I missed you’ pouty self didn’t solve as the ending of the fight? I love Harry, we all do, but he can really let himself go into the self pity and having Ginny not allow that to be what solves this is such a perfect way to show why they’re so meant for each other. She doesn’t treat him like a fragile man who has been through too much, he’s her husband and no matter what he used to feel, that doesn’t excuse his actions.
And I felt so sad for both of them when Ginny said that about their life. We’ve all said things we don’t mean, or never meant to say, in the heat of an argument, and now we’re getting back to our sad long lost Marauders and and... you didn’t warn me that their would be Marauders feels in this chapter ;(.
And Ginny may be getting a part time job! She deserves to have something that’s just hers. I’m happy you included that.
And you ended the entire last bit SO well! Everything from how Petunia may act, to how Harry would feel and GAH I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER.
GO WRITE. RIGHT NOW PLEASE.
Also, I wrote the entire bit of this review concerning the neighbor before I ever saw your AN, so that should tell you how well it did work! I love your amazing writing, missy. Speed it up and give me more, yeah? Jk. This is your fault. You get me addicted.
OH! And you can't put off responding to my reviews just because they're long! I'm going to ground you until you respond to them soon. And without your sugary drinks. what fun could you possibly have grounded to your computer?!
Author's Response: Yay, I love being called creative! :D I'm a fan of the pan and zoom sort of shot (yeah, I imagine my writing like a scene in a film - camera angles and everything).
I'm sooo happy you likes the start of this. I felt I was taking a bit of a risk, focusing so much on someone whose surname is not Potter, Weasley or Granger, but it seems to have paid off. Hooray!
That's the thing about Harry - he could be a victim, and he behaves that way sometimes as a teen. But he's older now, time moves on, and he's got this wife who has never treated him like a victim (although she does, perhaps, treat him with more tenderness than he finds elsewhere). But she understands what he's been through, and he understands what she's been through, and that's so important.
I'm so sorry, I really have to remember to warn you when there are Marauder feels in a chapter. I promise I'll try harder! They won't surface in every single chapter. I'll warn you now, there may be some James/Lily feels in the next one.
I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER! I'd write it now but I have, um, a *few* unanswered reviews to go!
Thank you so much for the review ♥