I had never read an Albus/Gellert story before but you convinced me to like that ship, so I decided to do the same with Ted and Andromeda.
So this was already off to a good start! I liked Ted was a Ravenclaw, because in my mind it was either that or Hufflepuff so yay for that! Then you made him friends with Arthur, and that was canon in my mind too! Even though it was only a brief mention I liked how you showed the beginning of his and Mollyís relationship, because I always have a soft spot for those two.
I felt rather sorry for poor old Ted always aiming to high and not getting girl, at least I know that he does end up with Andromeda so I donít have to worry too much about them! I thought it was sweet that he was ambitious because you could tell that he really did like all of these girls and the way he was trying to wonder whether she would be alone, and whether he could gain her heart that way or not.
I liked the analogy of the pureblooded Slytherins being like a Medieval court, because I always imagined it like that in my mind too. I suppose that just shows how hard his quest is, because if Andromeda is a princess in the court, no offence to Ted but heís on par with the jester then.
I liked his friends the interaction you wrote was fun and nice to follow. They should have been a bit more supportive in his quest though! It was funny that they thought he had managed to snog her though, when in fact it was the opposite and he was mistaken for liking the same girl. It seems odd in my mind that someone could fancy Bellatrix!
Then the altercation between Doreen and Bellatrix! I felt rather proud of Doreen and her ability to challenge her. I thought it made sense that Andromeda did stand up for Bellatrix as they were friends then. Then Douglas asking her out, leave her sheís just for Ted.
I thought this was a really good one-shot, and it was nice to have an insight into their relationship!
Author's Response: Hey, Kiana! It's so nice to see you popping by again! And haha, hopefully I can convert you to Ted/Andromeda as well ;)
Same here - I've never imagined him as Gryffindor (and, in my mind, it's a bit cliche, tbh), and I've always liked the idea of Teddy having relatives in all the houses :P Haha, really? Wow! I don't think him and Arthur would necessarily have been great mates, but they'd have got on well. Arthur would have pestered him with questions about rubber ducks :P
Yeah, it is kinda sad for him (though it's definitely a happy ending for a while ;D, as you say), and it's something which does happen, but it doesn't happen much in ff so I wanted to include it here.
Haha, yeah, definitely! With a cap with bells on it and everything! :D I always wondered if that was a bit far, you know, but I'm glad you like it and think it fits!
I'm so happy you like his friends - they're not around for much and I'm not very good at writing one-shots, so I didn't really know what to do with them, lol. Yeah, they're not overly supportive but I think they know him well enough to know it's unlikely anything will happen, unfortunately. I know, but she was supposed to be very pretty before Azkaban, so... *shrugs* people must have fancied her, I guess, lol.
Yeah, it's a lot scarier when you remember what Bellatrix becomes in the end! And they're sisters - defending each other is sort of part of that :) Douglas... haha, he's a bit of an idiot, lol. He doesn't think about it.
I'm so glad you like it - it's something I wasn't very confident about when I wrote it, so it's always so great to hear lovely things like that! :)
Thanks so much for the lovely review - it really was wonderful to receive!