When the house cup happened I was a newbie, so I didn’t really know what was going on, so I really wanted to read this, as being a fellow ‘Claw, I wanted to know what to do for this years cup!
I really loved those memories of Cho and Cedric, they were just so cute and fluffy. I’ve always had a soft spot for this ship, yet you never find stories about them, so I was glad to find this! You got a real sense of the genuine feeling for one another, and it seemed as if it wasn’t just one of those teen romances, but they actually liked one another and that was really nice to see.
I hate how much hate Cho gets for being a teary eyed girl, but come on her boyfriend died! I thought it was really nice how much you showed she was affected by it, and it almost brought tears to my eyes that even years after he died, she was still affected by it, and was grieving for him.
I liked the analogy of Cho fighting the dragon, also meaning that she was fighting her feelings, and trying to banish them from her. It really created a powerful idea in my head, and it just made you realise how much she had suffered.
I really enjoyed this one-shot, so I was glad that I read it!
Author's Response: Hey there! Yeah, this was the first house cup I've participated in on the forums, so it was pretty exciting for me - I think I was around for the previous one as well, but, like you, had absolutely no idea what was going on, so didn't participate.
Same here! There's just something so beautifully tragic about them, you know? The whole fact that she likes him and he likes her and everything seems great and then, out of the blue (for them, at least) he gets killed and... that's it. I've always liked the idea that they were serious - insofar as teen romances can be serious, since Cedric seemed like that kinda guy...
I know! Her boyfriend may or may not have been murdered when she was fifteen/sixteen. That's going to leave scars for a long, long time and of course she's going to cry! Yeah, I never thought there would be some kind of quick-fix type thing for Cho... hence she's still grieving here.
Haha, I love you for this. Honestly, since writing this I've had so many different interpretations of what this one-shot means and is actually about and what's actually happening, etc. I love it - seeing what people think of it kinda makes what my original idea was irrelevant. So yeah, thank you so much for that! :)
Thank you for the wonderful review - it really is great!