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Review:Gabriella Hunter says:
Hello!

Its Gabbie here with your requested review and thanks so much for stopping by my thread again, I'd been meaning to whine about not reading any of your stories in a while. So, here I am!
I don't read too many stories with Lily and James when they've had Harry. They're depressing and I can't get over James being with someone else, our break up was awful.
Anyway, on to this! I really liked the beginning of this with Lily and your descriptions on what the War had done to she and James. With the loss of friends and the fact that they were hiding away while they were suffering was a really vivid way to begin. Of course, there was the little hint that there was somethihng more going on with Lily and I had my suspicions and was very hopeful that I'd be wrong! D':
James's moodiness and anger were very well-done and Bathilda's appearance and talk with Lily were actually my favorite parts. There's always something nice about hearing an elder give you good advice and Bathilda's own heartache just had me choking up. Its awful not being able to help, knowing that you've had a full life while others are being taken away. Eerie, though, that she gave Lily this talk before they were going to die but I think you've done that on purpose. ;)
I have to say that when Voldemort showed up, ruining the sweet moment between the couple I actually screamed. I wanted a fat unicorn to fly in the house and crush him! But that didn't happen and it just got more intense and frightening for me afterwards. I knew what was going to happen but I didn't have to like it! D':
Oh, James! RIP!
Lily's choice to plead for her son and to fight off Voldemort if she had to always tears me up. I think that was a powerful, lovely scene but that ending!
Argh! Promises broken and kept! I think that's just going to stay with me for a while, I can't quite shake that image of the Potter's in their graves and Bathilda with Remus from my mind.
Perhaps I'll sketch it...?
Anyway, this was great!
Thanks for the read!
Much love,
Gabbie

Author's Response: Hey Gabby!

Thank you for coming by to read this. I've been meaning to drop to request a review for HPo4 but I want to review respond your other reviews first. XD

Stories featuring James and Lily after they have Harry ARE usually depressing but then again...I think their lives are just depressing! I mean...they died when they were barely 21. How tragic is that to begin with? So I totally understand how you don't read them...I'm the same...they always make me cry!

Lily and James are indeed feeling very trapped and useless. They wish they were out there FIGHTING for Harry's future but they know better. Their frustration is there though but they show it in different ways. Lily bottles it up while James takes out his frustration on Lily. Sad, but very indeed true. My own personal experience in resent months bleeds through in this fic. Their feelings of being trapped in one house, feelings useless and whatnot are very real since those emotions are mine so maybe that's why it feels so vivid.

Bathilda was the character that behaved the most. She basically wrote herself as it took me less than 30 mins to do her section. I'm so happy that you liked her views about the war and her inadequacy to the situation.

I have to say...I burst out laughing imagining a fat unicorn flying and crushing Voldemort! The image in my head was fantastic so I have to thank you for that!

Promises are indeed broken and some are kept. I think Bathilda might've told Harry about Lily's secret but then again she might've chosen not to since Harry's had been a bit sucky by this point. I don't think she would've liked putting more sadness into Harry's life.

Remus had to make a cameo in this fic! How can he not considering that he just lost everyone that meant a lot to him.

You should totally sketch that scene! :D

Anyway! Thank you for dropping by to read this!

Until next time

--Rosie


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