I was just checking my favourites, and saw this had been updated. I think this is one of the few next gen stories I actually get excited about it being updated, so congratulations for making that happen!
I really enjoyed having this chapter centred on Albus, it was a nice change, and I was really eager to see how he felt about being the girlís manager. I thought it was really sweet seeing how embarrassed he got about mentioned magic in muggle areas, Darcy seemed to be the complete opposite, and was rather unabashed about the whole thing.
I really like Darcyís character in this, thereís something about her, which draws people in. I think itís the fact that sheís confident in her views, yet she doesnít come across as too confident, meaning that sheís still relatable to people. I guess she was right about models never being their true self, as I can imagine it would be a very superficial world. I would definitely prefer Lily as well, she at least seems quite nice, and rather normal compared to Rose.
I liked learning more about Rose in this chapter, as it meant I could sort of understand her more. I think my favourite part was when Albus was talking about what she was like at school, I can just imagine her chasing Scorpius around, and Hermione being disappointed her daughter didnít have more interest in her work. It was also interesting that you didnít make her natural beauty, it sort of suggests the reason why she may be so superficial, is due to her insecurities about her looks. Lilyís a natural beauty, yet she seems to be more natural in character.
I loved the idea of the charity. When you first mentioned it, I got worried that Hagrid had died, or something bad had happened to him, and this was in remembrance of him. It did seem fitting what the aims of it were though, and it made me laugh imagining what the Draco and his cronies would have been like, if they had to do it until their seventh year.
I was quite surprised about the parents reaction to them being models. I would have thought Hermione would be the one wanting them to have a backup, not Ginny. It was quite a funny thought, Hermione leafing through magazines and cutting out pictures of Rose.
The last line you left me! Wah! So exciting! I love those two, so if they got together, it would just be brilliant! It was another excellent chapter, and I really canít wait to read the next :D
Author's Response: I'm happy you liked getting to know Albus a little bit better! I do like to think of him as being somewhat easily embarrassed and still trying to figure himself out. While Darcy isn't completely free of insecurities, on the outside she seems to be less self-conscious than Albus in this story. She's confident and smart, but not overly so, and like I said, she has moments just like everyone else where it's like, "What was I thinking?!" Haha.
I think my Rose is a good person at heart, but she definitely thrives on drama and being in the spotlight. A guy like Scorpius would be perfect for her, if he wasn't too busy being a bit stuck on himself. She's sharp like Hermione, but she doesn't just pour it into her books. She uses it more for "street smarts."
Hah, no, Hagrid's just the founder of the charity :) Of course, the Potter-Weasleys wouldn't hesitate to help him out, considering all that he did for Harry and the Order.
It's great that the reactions of the parents were somewhat unexpected. I figured Ginny would want something a little more practical for her daughter, but she and Hermione would definitely be supportive in my mind, as would Harry and Ron (though I can picture Ron rolling his eyes and muttering quite a bit).
Thanks for this wonderful review! I'll be back to respond to your other one shortly :)