Itís so strange yet adorable to see Minerva reminiscing about the event in the corridor, you can tell she wants to keep on thinking about it, but everyone else keeps on interrupting her thoughts! It seems as if the rest of the year what Minerva and Grimm to be together, by saying that they keep on looking at each other, well to be fair, I want them to be together as well.
Then the thing in the library, it was so awkward and adorable, adwarkable? I think thatís the definition of their relationship, as theyíre both so stubborn and determined that theyíre right, and refuse to give in, and itís just so funny to watch.
They actually had a conversation, even if the conversation was about how they shouldnít be talking, but itís a start as they were vaguely civil towards them. I think I was as shocked as Tiberius was when Minerva touched him, there she was saying that they should be prim and proper around each other, and then that. I agree with Tiberius I donít think they can be friends, they can only be more or less. I thought it was going to be more, with him caressing her, then Minerva returned to her cool self, but thatís what you would expect from her!
This line made me extraordinarily happy Ė ĎGrimm spent most of his time in a grim mood,í!
Umbridge appeared again! I can see how the hate between her and Minerva was so strong now! They were both fighting over poor old Grimm! I would have thought that Umbridge would have been another Riddle follower, but I was sort of glad to see it wasnít the case, as it shows that she wasnít always that evil.
I loved the ending of this chapter, I canít believe Grimm would sink that low and go with Umbridge, just as a form of revenge! It was interesting that Grimm picked up on Tomís surname, I never thought of it being so fitting before!
Another excellent chapter, and my love for Grimm and Minerva just grows more and more every chapter!
Author's Response: One of the cliches I wanted to play with in these early chapters was how everyone shipped the two Heads, as though being made Head Boy and Girl also means having to fall in love. Minerva and Umbridge are like the only two who don't want it to happen. Minerva wants to figure out Grimm - he's opaque to her and she finds herself constantly reevaluating her understanding of his character.
Awkwardable is now a word! It's a perfect one too for these kind of comedic romantic moments. They're both such nerds, and it's adorable to watch them make a mess of social situations. :P
It was great to be able to explore the history between Minerva and Umbridge because after reading OotP, there /had/ to be something there - the movie version further emphasized it, thanks to the brilliant acting. I'm not sure that I like how their relationship turned out in this story, as I would have liked it to take on more of an academic, rather than romantic, rivalry. Umbridge is intelligent behind all of that very stereotypical girlishness, and there's a ruthlessness to her that easily matches Minerva's stubbornness. It's something I would love to go back and revise once I finally finish writing this novel.
Thank you again for being a fantastic reader and reviewer! It's meant so much for you offer feedback on every chapter! ^_^