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Review:nott theodore says:
Hello! Review tag here!

I don't usually read these stories (post-war, that is, not romance!) but I know I'm missing out on so many good stories, which is why I like taking part in the review tag. I hope you don't mind my laziness for choosing a one-shot instead of some of your longer stories!

I really enjoyed this story. We don't find out much from the books about Bill and Fleur as a couple, so reading stories that go into more detail is really interesting. I thought you conveyed their love for each other very well. It was only short but it didn't need to be any longer because you wrote it really well.

I liked all the little details you included in the story, such as the effects that pregnancy has on a witch's magic (the thought of exploding kettles makes me laugh, although it probably shouldn't, since I guess it could be quite dangerous!) and what stage the other Weasleys are at in their lives.

I thought that the way you linked the beginning to the ending so that it seemed like it had come full circle was clever, too. Initially it seems like Fleur is talking more about the cottage and then at the end it becomes clear she is talking about Bill. This story brought Bill and Fleur to life for me and made me believe that they do truly love each other.

Overall, it was a great story and I'm going to read some more of what you've written when I get a chance!

nott theodore :)

Author's Response: Oh, choosing a one-shot isn't lazy at all! Review tag is actually the way I get to read more of other people's one-shots, and reviews are always, always appreciated, no matter where they're left. ♥

I'm glad you enjoyed this, too! I've only written one other Bill/Fleur and read maybe two or three, but I really love the idea of the ship. And there seems to be a great realism to their romance, too, which I love. I'm not one for filling in the gaps with purple prose and unnecessary dialogue, either. Short one-shots probably take up more space on my page than longer ones!

Making one-shots come full circle is my FAVORITE part about them. You don't have chapter after chapter to tie off ends and continue the plot along; you've got, well, one shot at it. I want to leave my readers with a sense of accomplishment and finality at the end of all of my stories, whether it's a small one-shot or the last book of the trilogy I'm currently writing. I owe it to them to do that. Bill is the imperfection of the title, but you were supposed to think at the beginning it was Shell Cottage. ;) Well done!

I'd love to hear more of your opinions on my stories! No rush, of course, and you certainly don't have to, but this was such a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to leave it!


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