Hola, I was so excited to see you had a new chapter up! I love this story, there's something about Edie's voice that is just so relatable. I love how awkward she is, and I have physically cringed on a couple occasions like when she snog-attacked Jae Chang, but hey if readers are physically reacting from reading about Edie's wild exploits then that can only mean you're doing something right!! :)
I really liked the first draft of the article, and I'm curious to see what will happen if Oliver reads it. I particularly loved the part about retired athletes pension, since I think the amount pros get paid in the, er, Muggle world is ridiculous and shows something very wrong about our priorities, so I'm really happy you wrote about that. Oh, and I'm really mad at Oliver, btw. He deserves to be taken down a peg. (But eventually forgiven so he and Edie can fly into the sunset.)
And Lisa's pregnant! I'm a little confused about why she's so upset, since she's getting married, has a good income and all that, but of course it would be a shock and take some adjustment. And not everyone is cut out for parenthood, so I'm curious to see how Lisa and Justin will act with this sprung upon them. Still, they do have a better situation than the majority of the other pregnant couples in fan fiction. :P Oh, and I love the chapter title. That baby is going to have a very long last name!
Can't wait to read the next chapter!! :)
Author's Response: Hahahaha. I am so glad the snog-attack made you cringe. It was kind of painful to write xD But you're so right about readers' reactions; that's such a lovely way to think about it. Thank you!
UGHHH I COULD NOT KEEP MY OPINIONS TO MYSELF. WHAT? HOW AM I SIMILAR TO EDIE COME ON. But seriously, it drives me absolutely insane that athletes are paid so highly, while we can't find a dime to set aside to lower the cost of higher education. UGGH. I acknowledge the amount of dedication, physical strength, coordination and quick-thinking that professional sports require, but come on. That's awesome that people are going to be talking about your front-flip into the endzone for years, while I can't find a job in my field because I can't afford grad school. Great.
*Rant over.* I'm sorry, I really am.
Haha, you are definitely not the first person to be surprised that she's upset. But... I mean... Lisa is one step away from her dream career, which is probably the most important thing to her, other than Justin. Cut-offs like this are bad for having to answer a lot of questions in reviews, but I promise the very next scene is Lisa explaining why she's so upset! And I totally agree about pregnancy fics, haha :P
Thank you so much!! ♥