|Review:||teh tarik says:|
Hello :) So I randomly stumbled on your author page and was scrolling through when the title of this story caught my attention. Mainly because I'm ahem...trying to read quantum mechanics and time travel and Schrodinger's cat etc. Anyway.
What a lovely story. Your characterisation of Lucy is just so heartbreaking. How isolated she is from the rest of her family. It's so easy to imagine the whole raucous fun-loving gang of Weasleys; you'd think they were the happiest extended family in the world. And then you have Lucy here, so downtrodden, completely set apart from them, both by her lack of magical ability, some gene fluke and by herself.
With any luck, she'd have a car. Lucy knew what she had to do. She'd pick a nice summer morning for it. She'd be up before anyone else in the house, just as if she was going to work. Then she'd simply drive away and never return.
Gah. This just broke my heart into ten million pieces. So simply put, so effective in its sentiments.
And then Scorpius. He's an odd one. You've made him so utterly vulnerable, what with his extremely pale skin that bruises easily. He's quite a mystery so far, and it was a real surprise (at least for me) that he bumps into Lucy in the supermarket carpark . The conversation between them was lovely, so awkward and touching and uncomfortable full of the unspoken connections between strangers.
I love all the details here and there, the slush "churned up by tyres in the car park so that little ridges of dirt ran neatly the length of each road", Lucy huddling by herself in the trolley shelter - I kept puzzling and puzzling what a trolley shelter was :P Is it one of those long narrow slots where you stash your supermarket trolley after loading all the things into the car? Er...anyway I'm being rather irrelevant..
OK, I'm really intrigued to see how this goes so on to your next chapter :D Amazing work, by the way.
Author's Response: Hello! Ooh, I hope you don't expect scientific accuracy. I'm just an art student who likes the idea of cats that can be simultaneously dead and alive (although, of course, living cats are far preferable).
Awh, I'm glad you like Lucy. I do like my woobie characters. I was intrigued by the thought of what it would be like to be a squib in such a huge, blatantly magical family as the Weasleys, and, to a lesser extent, to be the daughter of Percy, who would probably expect a lot from his children. And...this story happened.
Scorpius is definitely an odd one! I guess, in a way, I wanted to make a contrast between Lucy, who's very downtrodden and human, and him, who's defiantly weird and a little bit extraterrestrial.
Yes, that is what a trolley shelter is, haha! Well, less of a long, narrow slot, more of a wee plastic hut, open on both sides, where you leave your trolley when you're done with it. Useful for sheltering in during sudden downpours.
Thank you so much for your reviews! ♥