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Review:patronus_charm says:
Hey Jami! Sorry it took ages to get here, I have way too much going on now!

I never thought I would say this but child Bellatrix was adorable! It was those little things with her character about her boots rubbing against her, and how her heart fell when she heard Avery was coming to dinner with them. You could sense how disappointed she was by that, and then at the same time, almost glad that she was being included in the big peopleís discussion and it was really lovely.

It was quite scary how Cygnus indoctrinate her at such a young age, but at the same time so fitting. He spoke to her about Nobby Leach with such passion that you could see how she really had no other way to think, and that she was almost forced into these views. When you put it like this itís strange that Narcissa and Andromeda didnít go that way either.

Due to the lack of appearance from Narcissa and Andromeda it seems to me that their father knew that Bellatrix was different, almost special. It seemed that he was using her as a replacement for the lack of son, and hoping that she would carry on the tradition of muggle hating. I really liked getting to learn more about him, and I hope we get to see more of her other relatives in the future.

That fire sounds ominous, and I have my suspicions about who caused itÖ It really is a scary world she was brought up in, and so many people fail to recognise it, so Iím so glad to see that youíre doing it here.

I canít wait for the next chapter!

-Kiana :D

Author's Response: Hi Kiana! Now I'm the one that's sorry for taking so long to get to this response! In my defense, I got strep throat last week and am just now getting my mojo back :(!

I think you hit the nail on the head with this. Cygnus, in my mind, was a father who was abusive in the emotional sense of the word. I don't think he was some crazy man who waved his wand and cursed his daughter every second. I've seen that done before and it didn't feel right to me. But I think he kept them at such an arms length that he was hardly a father at all. While I see Andromeda being almost relieved of that, and Narcissa not caring enough to be bothered, I think Bellatrix would have really been affected. I think she craves approval of those least likely to award it. Cygnus sees that, and he almost uses it against her.

I'm so happy you liked this second chapter! To be honest, I'm not sure yet what's going to happen in the third! Which is so weird for me. I'm a crazy planner. Haha. But this story feels so good to just go with and not plot every chapter.

Thank you so much for stopping by ♥

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