Hey there! I saw you'd popped up on the review swap, had a bit of free time, thought 'why not?', took a gander at your author's page and so... here I am!
This was adorable! I love how you had Teddy so unsure and just confused about what he was feeling - and how he kinda identified his moods by his hair, almost. It was a pretty unique way to bring in his abilities without over-doing it. It just suggests that that's almost the way he learned to think about them, you know? Sad is dark blue, happy is purple, angry is yellow or whatever... But yeah, I liked the link. And the whole 'what am I feeling?' thing was so sweet. It's a fairly uncommon one, as well, since he doesn't hate her or anything (as is so common in ff, lol), but they're friends and now he feels weird and doesn't know what it means...
I loved your Victoire as well. She seems clever, fairly determined, if a little unsure of herself at times, and a fairly strong, independent character. I'd love to see you write more of her - she seems like such a nice, rounded-out character. And I love those to bits :)
Also, I liked how Teddy referred to Harry as /the/ Harry Potter. While Harry didn't tell his kids about Voldemort and everything (or so we see from the epilogue), it's likely they would have found out at Hogwarts, so it kinda made sense. Teddy's not in awe of him as a person, he's in awe of who he was, if that makes sense. It's kinda like he's quoting other people.
I also liked the little mentions of other Weasleys and Potters, and how he fits in with them as well, though you kept in Andromeda and a quick mention of his parents. It was nice to see that you didn't focus too much on one or the other, but both were there.
Anyway, yeah, I really enjoyed this and I'm glad I stopped by your page :)
Author's Response: Hello!
I was in an especially good mood when I wrote this, so my usual fluff came out even fluffier than usual! It's just a feel-good kinda story, I suppose. I felt good writing it, and I wanted some of that to translate through to the readers.
Teddy's ability to guess what he's feeling from his hair colour is partly inspired by synesthesia. Obviously, he isn't a synesthete, but I thought it was a sort of funny way to bring in his metamorphmagus abilities a little!
I don't have any plans as such to expand on their relationship here, but I might give them a bit of a cameo in my other (and much longer) fic!
I really wanted Teddy to belong. JK Rowling's mentioned before that she kinda killed Remus and Tonks to create a bit of a parallel between Harry and Teddy, but Harry never had a proper family whilst he was growing up. I just wanted Teddy to be really normal and have normal problems, like falling in love with his best friend.
Thanks for the lovely review!