Yay Iím finally caught up on this story now :D
I think I was surprised as Cho was about Miriamís announcement. It was odd thinking that she had a chance to escape the war for a day, and go back to normality. I think that was further reinforced by her blushing at Cedric (so cute!), as it showed how she could leave, yet others would remain in the battle forever.
Yay another canon character appearance! You could tell what a Ravenclaw Cho was, by her going to the library when she had free time, it was nice to see how studious she was! I liked the rebellious streak in her, as itís not something we see much in the books, but if fitted in with her character. I mean, she was pretty determined to join the DA, in Cedricís memory, so I guess this is something similar to it.
I was guessing that she was trying to find the cure for Cedric, and Iím glad to see that my assumptions were proved correct! It was just so adorable to see that she would go so far to save someone she didnít know that well. Itís nice to see the blossoming romance in this way, as itís not clichť at all, and thatís such a refreshing change.
Then Oliver pops up! It was strange to see an intelligent side to him, as Iím used to him being a quidditch fanatic, however, this was a refreshing change, and it seemed to fit him well :)
Hahaha I canít believe it didnít click, when she said her parents lived nearby, I just assumed she could apparate or floo to them, so I didnít think nothing by it. I guess I can see how Miriam believed it as well!
Another excellent chapter, and I canít wait to read the next!
Author's Response: Hey!
Yeah, I tried to think of war as a process. You don't spend every day in the heat of battle; there's some down time, however tense it may be. I figured it would be safe enough in a friendly country away from the front lines for the nurses to go into town and have a little time off. Besides, I think it's better for their mental health, and thus better for the patients.
It's great that you liked Cho's rebellious side. Like a true Ravenclaw, I thought she'd do whatever was necessary to get the answers she needed--to an extent, anyway. I like the parallel you drew with her joining DA in canon.
Yep, she wants to do something about the fact that he's taking a whole cocktail of medication and having to put up with some nasty side effects. I guess she thinks this is the way she can contribute, by using her intelligence. I do think she and Oliver make a nice little team :)
Speaking of Oliver, yes, I wanted him to still come across as a little brash, like he was on the Quidditch Pitch in canon. He's definitely a no nonsense kind of guy, which is probably a good balance for Cho, who tends to worry a little bit more.
I kind of thought maybe the flagrant use of magical transport methods would be frowned upon, in terms of fairness and the Statute of Secrecy, so I decided to have Cho try to fit in with the Muggle girls here. Glad it worked well!
Thanks for another fantastic review :)