|Review:||800 words of heaven says:|
Hello from review tag!
So I think I reviewed Empty Chairs at Empty Tables last time I was here, and from the descriptions alone, I think this story is going to be very different! I adore the Ted/Andromeda ship, but there just aren't enough stories out there for them! I'm really happy to find this.
The fan girl in me just let out this huge sigh when you wrote about Arthur and Molly. They're another really underrated couple, so if you hadn't done it before, I think you've just won my heart over completely with this story!
I cracked this huge dopey smile reading about Ted's failures with the ladies. What a hopeless romantic! I think I might be in love!
That little paragraph where you described the "Slytherin elite" was very subtle and clever, I thought. It acted as a gentle reminder about the harsher realities that lay just beneath the surface of Hogwarts, as well as the very real difficulties that Ted and Andromeda probably faced because of their love.
Ooh! Plot twist! Ted's new crush is Bellatrix? Exciting!
I adore Andromeda! She comes across as very intelligent and intuitive, and seemed to know what was going on right away. I think the way she tries to console Ted was also very sweet and quite telling about her personality.
Confrontation! I love a bit of confrontation! I seriously went into this piece fully expecting to have a nice dose of fluff, but this is better! Plot twists and confrontations! What next?
There was more! An unexpected show of fierce loyalty from Andromeda herself! I'm hanging on tenterhooks (whatever they are) to see how this pans out.
AND THEN NOTHING HAPPENS. I am heartbroken!
This was such a wonderful read. I have a dopey grin on my face and a silly romantic song in my heart. Now please excuse me whilst I go hunt down my copy of 10 Things I Hate About You and wonder at the chameleon genius of Shakespeare.
Author's Response: Hey there - glad to see you stopped by! :) Glad you enjoyed Empty Chairs as well - though, yeah, it's hugely different from this! Ted/Andromeda is such a sweet but complicated ship, I don't really know why more people don't write about them - they're rarely even included in Tonks/Remus stories, which always makes me a little sad, tbh.
I snuck them in! I love them too (Unsinkable Molly Prewett is basically my head-canon for them ;D), and since they were at school around the same time, I just had to sneak them in ;)
Haha, hopefully not - he's all for Andromeda! And yeah, he's such a failure, lol. I'm glad you like Ted, despite his romantic failings!
I wasn't honestly sure if it would be too much or not, since they kind of are elite, but then it fitted so well with Ted's thoughts and romantic sense, so I left it in, so I'm happy to see you like it. And yeah, so many difficulties!
Gah, I'm so glad you like my Andromeda! I rarely get a chance to write her, since I mostly write the Death Eaters et al. and she doesn't really fit in with all that lot, you know?
Haha, sorry about that! I just... gah, I tried a cute fluffy ending, but it just wouldn't come out and work ;) so that's how it ended up, I'm afraid.
I'm so glad you like it! I've actually never seen the film, so had no idea what it was like, other than a rom-com, and just wrote this because I liked the quotes, so I'm so happy you liked it! :)
Thank you so much for the review! :)