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Review:academica says:
Hey Aph! Thanks for the swap :)

I don't think I've ever read a Viktor/Fleur before, but I really like this! They almost seemed like they were in a fairytale, with Fleur as the pristine princess and Viktor as her charming, chivalrous prince. The language you used was so graceful, like when Fleur glided over to Viktor, and I really think that added to the effect.

It was interesting to see how insecure Viktor was throughout this piece. The symbolism with the butterflies in his stomach and the green-eyed monster definitely amplified it, but I think you accomplished it with just the little references to his jealousy and the way he was so possessive of Fleur. It was also quite the contrast to the seemingly light, luxurious atmosphere of the party.

The universe here is interesting and satisfying. I like the idea of Viktor being happy with someone after, as he pointed out, losing just about every girl he ever liked to someone else, usually someone affiliated with Harry. I also liked the characterization of the others in the story, particularly Ron, Hermione, and Ginny. They especially seemed really perfect and on point.

Very nice! I've paused at this story during several past visits to your page and never stopped, but I'm glad I did this time. You did a really great job :)

-Amanda

Author's Response: Hey Amanda! Thank you so much for the swap - I really enjoyed it! :)

Yeah, it's a really unusual pairing - I've never seen one either - but it was so much fun to write, so I'm glad you like it! I didn't really intend to have a fairytale effect, but it kinda makes sense thinking about it :P Thanks for that - I like the idea of a fairytale :)

I like Viktor as a character, but we don't see much of him in the books, so I tried to work off what we know from that and just extend it. I'm glad you liked it, since I was a bit nervous about him; I found him surprisingly difficult to write.

Yeah, I didn't really realise until I got to that point, and then I sort of had an 'oh, yeah' moment, haha. Hermione, Ginny... he does kinda lose out to Harry, really, poor boy.

Thank you so much for the lovely, lovely review, and I'm glad you liked it - it isn't something I normally write, tending to avoid fluff with a barge pole :P - so it was a little strange for me. Thank you again! :)

Aph xx


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