I really like that it was Flitwick that told them. Not because I preferred it to be him, but because it was really believable. The kids were obviously terrified, so I like that Louis gave him the nod of approvement. Though, it makes him popping up so quickly to defend her a little strange. I'd still be too scared out of my wits to even do that.
So that answers my question a little bit better. It isn't both that get expelled, just the mother, and then she gets to be homeschooled, which isn't all that bad I guess. Though, I do think it's hypocritical of Flitwick to say that what she does with her baby is her choice, but then he forces her to be homeschooled because he feels that the stress of schoolwork and the stairs and everything would be too much for her. It think that too should be the mother's choice. Though, I think to really spice the story up, it would have been good if Flitwick said that IF Freya decided to give the baby up for adoption (or if it was at all possible for her to abort the baby if she wasn't as far along as they thought she was), she could return once everything was said and done. If not in the middle of the year, at least the next year. I wouldn't think they would take her back if she decided to raise it, simply because someone would need to raise the baby now. Unless they got a consent (though with her parents I highly doubt it would happen for her) of her parents that they would watch the baby while she was returned for Hogwarts. This way it makes Freya think more deeply about the possibility of adoption so she can get her life back together at Hogwarts. It will lead to a good argument for Louis.
Though I know every father, and in a good portion of what we read and watch of father's when their teenage girlfriend is pregnant, feel as though they get to decide what happens with the baby as well, I wish it would sometimes be explored differently. Don't get me wrong, I would let my boyfriend/husband decide what goes on with the baby, but only after I make the permanent decision of what to do with the baby. (I don't know if this gets too political or not, but I would never abort, I would most likely never adopt out either, but if I so chose to go the adoption route I wouldn't let my boyfriend/husband choose on that matter because it is MY body). Though, that may be an entire legal case on it's own. I have no idea. That's also just me :).
Well, even though it was angst-y and sad, I loved this chapter. You have a very good way with words and setting a mood so unbelievably believable (is that a good phrase or what? xD) that I can't help but feel like this would be like an actual teenage couple. You do a great job, and I love reading the story! :) Keep up the good work and I'll continue on!
Author's Response: FLitwick is a good teacher, he knew that Louis and Freya were too scared to say anything so he helped them. Louis just get's a little bit braver at the end, he can defend others more then he can defend himself. He has a little bit of BIll's temper in him.
Yep Freya gets homeschooled, by only because of how hard it would be for her to be pregnant and climb all those stairs.
Maybe it is a bit hypocritical, but he's making it so it's easier for her, noone wants to be pregnant and walk around so much of the school.
As for that choice... that might come up at some point. :p She will have the option of returning to the school after the baby is born, if she gives the baby up for adoption or someone can look after the baby. It will be a big moment in the lifes of Freya and Louis.
I think it would probably get a bit too political, especially after certain stages of the pregnancy, like if it was too far along the father would have more rights then at the beginning of the pregnancy. I know that fathers have rights as to whether their baby goes up for adoption? But I'm not too sure how much rights. But things shall be delved in further later on in the story. :P
I'm glad that you loved this chapter, and I'm so glad that you think that, that's made me so happy! That is a good phrase don't worry. Thank you so so much for your wonderful reviews! I love them so much!