Iím into the final ten chapters! I guess the good thing about starting to read this story now, is that Iíve got a whole other book to read, and the start of a new one after that :D
So there finally getting to know more about the order! I think Iím with Sirius here, over my impatience to find out what the missions are going to be, and see what the Order is like! Itís such an awesome aspect of the HP world, and I really love seeing how each author depicts it differently so I canít wait to see what itís going to be like! Then Sirius and Beth get to have, in my opinion, the most awesome aurors! I canít wait to see Frank and Alice, as I love Neville, so learning more about his parents, is always fun!
I also really liked that small scene with McGonagall and Dumbledore, theyíre just so awesome together, I would love to see those to fighting death eaters, they wouldnít stand a chance! McGonagallís characterisation was spot on, she of course would be the one lacking in confidence, whereas Dumbledore would be sure that they could fulfil the mission.
The proposal, what a shock! It seemed fitting though, and given the small time frame he has to propose in, I should have known it would soon appear. Jamesís parents must have been pretty cool if they let their 18 year old son get married, Iím not sure my parents would be so keen on a teen wedding. I loved the idea of the ring being his grandmothers; it just seemed so much more romantic!
It was great to see how Snapeís future plans juxtaposed against Bethís. Both of them eager to join in with the war, yet on opposing sides of it. I can see now why you gave Beth that mission. Iím guessing that her and Snape are going to come under conflict, if that happens it will be such a great scene, and I wonder whether theyíll sacrifice their sort of love for one another, or the war effort.
Then that scene between Lily and James! It was just so adorable, and I needed some fluff, as there was no Sneth in this chapter! It was so nice to see that Lily accepted what Remus was straight away, and seemed ok with. Then when they admitted that they loved each other, I was just awing internally. It was nice to see some Jilly though, as theyíre only read had small features, and thatís from Bethís perspective, so I really enjoyed reading this.
Woo Sneth was in this chapter! Those two are just perfect for each other. Theyíre different from the rest of the school, so I guess thatís why they get on so well, despite many differences between them. Why canít they just admit their feelings for one another? This point in someoneís relationship, is great but annoying to read, as you know they both like one another, they just wonít admit it!
Iím off to read and review the final chapters of this story now!
Author's Response: I know I've said it before, but I seriously cannot believe how FAST you read these books! You can't know how much that truly means to me! ♥
More about the Order indeed! It is a HUGE part of the second book, and even the third -- and you know, I really don't know why I'm talking to you as though you're still reading these books. Bear with me? :3 I was really excited about getting to include Frank and Alice in this, too; there are so, so many characters for us fic writers to expand on, and yet we so often stick to a small handful. Neville's parents are two such I feel could do with more love! I'm glad you liked that small Dumbledore/McGonagall scene, too -- that was one of those things I didn't plan to include in this chapter until I was writing it, but I'm very glad I did!
James and Lily were so young when they married, I always wondered in the back of my mind how exactly that came about, when Lily seemed to think he was the scum of the earth in their fifth year. :D That was probably one of the hardest parts about writing ITB, actually -- getting the two of them to a believable point! Sometimes I am very meh about Lily, but I did think she would be accepting of James and Remus and the Animagi and all that. I'm glad you, with such an affinity for the pairing, seem to agree. :)
I am seriously grinning so much right now, days after you have left this review, just for your support of Sneth. ♥ I love them, but obviously I'm a little biased, and seeing how many people seem to have to been converted to my way of thinking is so exciting! (They totally do like one another at this point in the story; I am very much not above admitting it.)
Gah. Every review response I leave for you leaves me drained of emotion. That is how sincerely I appreciate your doing this!! :D Thank you so much!