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Review:adluvshp says:
Hey again! Here for review tag =)

Wow, another one of your masterpieces. I am truly fan-girling over your writing right now! *squee*

So, I absolutely loved this one-shot. You provided a very unique, dark, and twisted outlook on the Rose/Scorpius/Lily dynamic. Your descriptions and imagery were the added flavour that breathed life into the piece. I loved your use of vocabulary and over all writing style as well, it made for such an intense and captivating read.

What I enjoyed the most about this one-shot was how I loathed and pitied all the three main characters at once. It is not often that it happens, and to say that I was floored by your characters would be an understatement.

I loved how Rose had Hermione's determination and dedication in her, and though she devoted it to academics, she took it in a completely different direction as well. The way she "obsessed" over Scorpius, noticing him, and even making notes about him - I could see the "craziness" (for lack of a better word) in her mixed with her mother's traits. I pitied her for her situation, and yet I couldn't help but dislike her a little - why couldn't she be just happy for her sister, and try to move on? Well, she was interesting character indeed.

As for Lily, I disliked her for her naivety. She came across to me as self-absorbed yet "clueless" in a way and it was so hard to place her. She was very complex and it made me like her and love her at the same time, I just can't make up my mind about her. Hats off to your writing, lol.

I can't comment much on Scorpius accept feel bad for him that he wasn't aware of he's doing to Lily and Scorpius, and yet disliked him because somehow it came across to me that he was sort of aware. And then he called Lily a mudblood, ghosh. I'd have expected better from him - learn from his father's mistakes - or maybe I should say I'd have expected Draco to teach his son.

Anyway, great story and great characters. I was absolutely engrossed while reading, and enjoyed the darkness of it all. Superb job!

10/10
Cheers!
AD
(AditiDraco95)

Author's Response: Wow, thanks AD!

Several people have commented that they felt simultaneously attached to and repulsed by the three main characters in this story. I think that's good. People are naturally complex in everyday life and I want my characters to reflect that.

Rose was meant to come across as being a little crazy. "Obsessive" is the perfect word. It goes beyond having a crush on Scorpius; she wants to possess him, to have conquered him. I saw it as taking her dad's advice way, way beyond how he ever meant it to be interpreted.

Lily and Scorpius are sort of wrapped up in their own world. Lily wants to hold onto the illusion of being perfectly in love, and Scorpius just sees a pretty face he can take to the ball. Then again, maybe Rose's dark, fatalistic view of their romance is too over-the-top. Maybe they're just two kids having fun. Who knows?

Anyway, thanks for another lovely review :)

-Amanda


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