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Review:patronus_charm says:
Hi Amanda!

I thought I would try and get up to date on The Middle Man, so Iím at least ready for the next update for one of them! I will be back to Diamonds into Coal and Yellow soon though!

I see what you mean about Evelynís pessimistic attitude! She did sound rather formidable, with her being so annoyed at Darcy for being late, and getting worried over the tea being cold! Why do Grandmaís always as about boyfriends? Itís like I have no time to have one with school and exams, so leave me alone! I think itís just a common trait for all of them.

Ooh so Darcy was affected by meeting Albus then? I love how Evelyn took it, with all her musing about it, and finally saying the Potters are a good family. I see Darcyís got her approval then. Then that bit about her having to get a move on as her Grandma wonít live forever was really cool.

Iím surprised that the fact that Darcyís surname was Cresswell didnít click in my head. I liked that you tied her into Dirk, as it added more to her character, and it seemed as if it made her fit the whole world of Harry Potter even more.

I liked the little make up, mainly due to Albus smiling at Darcy. Then Rose being haughty as ever! Especially that remark about Darcy being a fresh pallete, I was just yaying for her in my head. That little line about the post war surge in red hair dye made me laugh! I guess itís inspired by the Weasleys and possibly Lily Evans?

Another great chapter!

Author's Response: Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? :D (I have a feeling that Team Blue is going to rock the next review battle... haha.)

It's good that Evelyn seemed to fit into what you'd imagine for a typical grandmother. She was tough, not because I don't have grandmothers who do the same things, but because the tone of her story is different from the overall light feel of the rest of the plot. Her role was mostly to give some more background to Darcy and show her kind side, since I think most of what people have seen is her being hurried, infatuated by Albus, and annoyed by Rose.

I always like to have some kind of tie to canon if I can. I don't know exactly when or how I decided that Dirk would work well here, but it's great that you felt like it added to the story.

I'm glad you liked the make-up scene! I'm a little worried that all the fashion-y scenes at Witch Weekly will drag for some people, so let me know if that happens. Yeah, I figured that Weasley fever would set in after the war, given Harry's relationship with Ginny and the heroic roles so many of the Weasleys played.

Thanks for another lovely review :)


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