Hi there! Siriusly89 here with your prize!
No, please no! I donít think I could handle another Fred dying1 I shall read on, nonetheless, but expect a lot of tears!
I feel sorry for that poor babysitter, probably didnít know what hit her with those two! The prank, oh the prank! It seems a bit sinister, considering thatís the message that Voldemort left after Ginny, but it just fits them so well, as Fred and George had a bit of a dark sense of humour, so I think that would have rubbed off on Georgeís kids!
Roxannes reaction to the priest was very well thought out. I know someone who lost a person close to them, and they completely gave up on religion, and blamed God completely. The little piece about Fred listening so the priest wouldnít feel stupid was very sad though! Already tearing up over here.
I donít know if I can make it through the eulogies, because no doubt they will be very emotional, but I will read on.
Jamesí piece was just beautiful. It was so plain and simple and, perfect. Only word to describe it. Itís the sort of thing youíd hope someone would say about you. It also proves your power as an author, that you didnít need all the theatrics and grand gestures, all you had to do was let someone talk about the best friend they ever had, and you reduced me to a blubbering mess.
The duck tie and beret are going to come into play later arenít they? Please say they arenít because I donít think I could take it! I wonít survive it! The part about Fred protecting Roxanne from the old hag was brilliant as well. You showed us how much Fred actually cared for Roxanne, that he would risk getting expelled to protect her.
I like how Roxanne acknowledged Fredís faults at the beginning of her eulogy. It showed us that she wasnít blind to his downfalls, but he was her hero all the same, and that shows what a good person Fred was. Seriously tearing up over here.
REALLY? FRED HAD TO DIE ON ROXANNEíS TWENTY-FIRST? REALLY? You want me to dissolve into a puddle of tears? Because I am pretty close to it! Pretty darn close. He was wearing the duck tie. He was wearing the. DUCK. TIE.
He wore it to every formal occasion and even to his job interviews. Then he wondered why he could hardly ever get a job.Ē
That line really got me. Even though sheís still so upset, she still managed to crack a joke, because, basing my claims on the type of person Fred is in this piece, I donít think heíd want people falling over themselves in grief. Heíd want them to remember the good times, and to laugh and well, not to have fun, but not to forget to live either.
He had the duck beret on him. Gah! Thatís it, Iím a puddle. Iím a puddle.
The fact that they remembered that although Fred had died, they remembered it was Roxanneís birthday also is very true to Weasley character. They would want to make sure no one was forgotten, even though the worst had happened.
Freds note has such a bittersweet feel to it. As Roxanne put it, it would be a birthday to remember, but not in the way he meant. And Roxanneís goodbye. . . . speechless.
I loved this one-shot so much! It actually made me cry, because the thought of losing my sibling is terrifying. Thank you so much for such a wonderful piece.
Author's Response: Hi there! :D
I'm so sorry for all the tears! D:
You're way too kind, all your comments have made me flail like a fish out of water, thank you! ♥
I really wanted to show Fred's faults because I've noticed, whenever someone passes away all we do is focus on how great they were. And, it is a loss whenever someone dies, but to me, making someone seem like they're perfect doesn't preserve the memory of them. I remember my grandpa's with their weird smell (seriously, they both smelt) but, I still remember their good qualities. And me, personally, preserving ALL the characteristics of someone who's passed on is more important that remembering only the good things. :)
I'm glad you enjoyed (?) it, it was really difficult to write.
Thanks for the lovely review and for the second place! ♥