So where do I start? That last line?? Well, I think I'll get to that later. I have to start with this: you dedicated this chapter to me? Wow, I don't even know how to respond to that (especially since it was one of my favourite chapters so far in the story!) :D It's always nice to hear that my comments can make you happy, and honestly, I've meant every single on of them!! I feel very honoured :D
The first part of this chapter, visiting Azkaban etc., was perfectly written. You could really feel their dread, and the sadness and horrible atmosphere that surrounds that place. To have Carrow guard the prison was a nice touch as well; you also hinted something about Tor standing up to her next year. I just assume that we'll have Terry to thank for that.
The way you used the Patronus was so clever and innovative! To have it cheer even Mr Nott up - I was so sad when he didn't recognize his son, and it made me feel better for a little while!
While that part was very sad and horrible, the feeling that lingers with me now that I've finished the chapter is the one that pervades the second part of the chapter. I'm so glad that you allowed them to be just kids for a while, and especially for Tor and Malfoy, as I think that they are suffering the most. Well, maybe the Nott boys, as well: especially Theo. I still don't know what is going on with him, but Tor and Pyxis' discussion made it seem like it had something to do with him being recruited by the Death Eaters. Maybe he's supposed to be involved in the attack against the Weasleys somehow? I can't wait to find out. You've built up a lot of tension around him, so that's probably the part I look forward to the most as of right now. Also, it seems like Pyxis is starting to suspect that something is going on with Tor. Maybe he'll be the one to find out about her and Terry. If it is, I'm not sure if he'll have a bad reaction or if he'll just support her, because in my mind, he's the best friend she's got. I think. Haha, they're all so complicated, so I don't really know!
And then came that last part. Within two years, one of them will be dead. I have so many suspicions! I don't know if you're interested in hearing them, but I'll just give you an extract anyway: It could be Daphne, as a result of that whole Zabini thing that Pyxis was rambling about. It could be Theo, because he is bound to get involved with the Death Eaters (this is most likely to me). It could be Pyxis, although I know he will still be alive at the Battle of Hogwarts, thanks to Resistance. But maybe he's the boy in the wood with the centaurs? But I do think it's one of the people that Tor loves, from little Emma's prediction (was her name Emma?). It was the perfect ending to a flawless chapter, and I once again want to thank you both for writing it and for dedicating it to me! You are the most awesome person, you really are! :) I can't wait for the next one (I'm thrilled that you updated so quickly again, by the way!)
Author's Response: Hi! Aw, yay! I just thought you deserved a shout-out for all the love you've given this story! :D
I'm glad you liked the Azkaban scene, it was very fun to imagine and write! It's such a nasty place, and I wanted to show Tor and the Notts how far they have to fall if they join Voldy. Not sure if Theo saw it that way, however!
I really loved writing the second half as well, and felt that since the first bit was so depressing they needed some fun. After all, they are still pretty young! I'm so excited that you're enjoying the buildup around Theo, and yes there's definitely a lot going on with him! All your predictions are so awesome, and much will be revealed soon... well, someday! :)
I love your suspicions, and those are such interesting ideas! Yes, at this point it could pretty much be any of them, hehe. :) This particular chapter ended up with a lot of ominous foreshadowing, didn't it?
I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter, and thank you for a wonderful review, as per usual!! :D I think you'll enjoy the next chapter as well... :)