Wow, Italy! I hope you have a good time there. I've never been there, but from what I've been told it's pretty nice, right?
I'm always so happy when I see that you've updated this story! With some fanfiction stories, I find that the chapters are so long and you just read and read without ever really getting anywhere, but you've successfully avoided that. There is such a natural flow in your writing, I just read and read and then the chapter ends and I just crave more.. haha :)
Pyxis' little theory... that was so clever! It makes perfect sense, considering his mother's history with men. I'm actually in the middle of re-reading the HP book, and I'm currently reading the Halfblood Prince. It's so great to read your story alongside with it - I can easily imagine that this is what actually happened with the Slytherins during that year.
If Zabini IS a Narcissist, Daphne seems to be in danger. And we all know that two people that Tor loves are going to die. I guess one of them could be her... I'm not sure how I'd feel about that, because I don't like Daphne, but I also don't want Tor's sister to die..
I absolutely love Terry! He's such a wonderful boy, such a good person. I love how upset he was when they talked about Muggles vs. Wizards, it just shows that he's a genuinely good person. I hope this can wear off on Tor! ;)
And I love how you portray Ginny. She's amazing, probably my favorite character of your story (alongside Tor and Terry, of course!).
I guess I'll have to be patient until you get back from Italy, but I really look forward to reading the next chapter. I'll probably take a look at your short story collection as well, since I can't get enough of your brilliant writing :)
Author's Response: Thank you!!! Italy was absolutely amazing, its a great place to write, haha.
I'm glad that you like the pacing and the flow of the story. The scene structures and lengths have been coming unusually naturally to me with this story: yet another case of the story seeming to write itself.
Ah, Pyxis' theory-- not sure yet if he has a point, or is just an overly paranoid type. I could definitely see him growing up to be like Mad-Eye Moody, only more fond of practical jokes. And I always imagined Zabini as being pretty shady.
I'm so jealous that you're re-reading the books! I don't have my copies with me at uni, and really miss them, haha. I'm so glad that the Slytherin take on HBP is believable, and that so far Tor's story has cooperated/complimented the original book, because that's exactly what I've been hoping to do. :)
I love Terry too!!! And Ginny!!!
Chapter 15 is now officially in the queue!!! And ooh yes, please do check out the short story collection!!! I'm not 100% sure yet with how its turning out as its very different from writing a novel, but is still challenging and fun all the same!
Thank you so much for your awesome review, as always! I always get so excited when I see another one, haha :)