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Review:patronus_charm says:
Kiana from Team Blue here! I rather liked this story, so I was glad to see that this was updated!

I really love the Black family, and I think that you caught the family dynamics brilliantly. I think this is one of my favourite families in the whole of the Harry Potter world, just because theyíre so varied, and different, and you seemed to have captured that really well.

I think it was the way they were quibbling over what happened over the will, just showed what you the family was like, if they were willing to deceive the ministry over what it really contained, just for the benefit of money. It was rather scary to see how ruthless and evil they all were, but I think thatís the reason why I find the family so interesting.

I really liked how you showed the differences between Narcissa and Bellatrix, as it just showed how you how they both ended up in life. It was quite touching to see how much Narcissa was affected by the death, and the fact that she was sewing seemed to fit her perfectly, as I can just imagine her doing that. Then Bellatrix was rather cold and emotionless towards it, and it fitted perfectly with her whole demeanour.

I really liked how youíve portrayed Sirius in this story, as heís included yet excluded at the same time. It was nice to see that Narcissa actually spoke to him, but then he of course gave a typical surly reply, but then he is Sirius ;)

I loved the ending to this chapter it was really poignant somehow, and I really liked how she referred to him as her swan king, as it showed the dynamics again, of how he ranked above her, like it was expected in most pureblood families.

I thought this was an excellent chapter, and I hope to read more soon!

-Kiana!

Author's Response: Hey Kiana! Thanks so much - I'm glad you liked it before, and I'm so happy to see you back again, as well! :)

Me too - they're such a fascinating bunch of characters! I'm so glad you like the dynamics - it was a tricky thing to place, since they are so many of them, and I wanted to develop each of them individually, so I'm you think I captured that! :)

Oh yeah, they're not a very nice bunch of people. They've all got their flaws but they're all very proud, I think, even if they like to think they're not, haha. Ruthless is definitely a good word to describe them, and evil wouldn't be too much of a stretch for some of them, lol.

I'm so glad you liked that - they're such opposite personalities, and yet they're sisters and obviously fairly close. The mind boggles :P Sirius is one of the people I'm enjoying most exploring in this - he's definitely a walking contradiction, lol. And yeah, surly = Sirius ;)

I've always thought, in this, that Druella is something of a romantic character - sort of like it's where Narcissa gets that influence from, you know? Also, when I looked up what the name meant, since JKR's names always mean something, I just had to include it some way! :)

Thank you so so much for the lovely review - it was such a great thing to see!

Aph xx


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