Yay, we found Fern! I didn't actually realize that at first, but then I saw she was on the list for snowball fights. I still worry about her though... Also, her relationship with Peeves is kind of cool. It's interesting to see Peeves actually care about someone, especially considering it was someone who yelled at him for something completely random.
James is an... interesting character. You can really tell that he's a bit of a softie, what with his whole buddy system thing, but he's also got quite a bit of an ego, since he's unwilling to go public with Lorcan (speaking of which, she's so often a male in fanfiction that it kind of surprised me a bit when she was with James :P ).
The requirements for Charlie's girlfriend was hilarious. Given he's the only Weasley that never settle down, it would make sense that the entire clan is trying to find him a girl that is absolutely perfect.
I don't really think you need to apologize for the amount of "academic" stuff you talk about in this. After all, they're at school, so academic stuff is kind of the centre of their lives. Naturally it has to be present in at least some part of the story to keep it realistic. :)
I love the DADA scene especially, because it really shows what a team Summer and Autumn are. It also kind of shows their character, in that Summer is the more offensive one, and Autumn is more defensive, which parallels their personalities. I'm trying to decide if Professor Bones's comment about Autumn having to be the offensive one is foreshadowing or not... :P
Aw, yay, Autumn and Louis! Except, of course, Louis is being a little chicken about it and acting like it was just to get other girls off his back. I really am excited to see how their relationship plays out. I think it's interesting that Louis is younger than Autumn here, because it's often seen the other way around, but the guy usually isn't younger than the girl. I like the change of pace though. :)
"That's a terrible name for your family mafia."
Once again, Autumn's sense of humour gets to me... I mean, who calls a family a gang? :D Also, PEASTERLY. That's kind of hilarious, and a nice change from Wotter and Peasley.
I love that Dom hints at Louis's interest in Autumn, but then drops it. Foreshadowing is my fave. :P
I know that the "running-into-the-other-person-thing" (I don't think that makes sense, oh well...) is possibly considered a cliche, but personally, I run into people all the time, so I wouldn't consider it to be cliche, considering it's actually quite common.
Overall, I love the sense of humour you have going on with this story, so feel free to re-request for the later chapters! :)
Author's Response: Hi Taylor!
I think Peeves respects Fern precisely for yelling something so random at him. It's honestly one of my favourite friendships in this entire story, if you must know.
Ah, James. He's very protective of his family, but he's also quite self-conscious. Unfortunately for Lorcan, she doesn't ft with the image of himself he wants to project. I sort of despise him for that aspect of his personality (why I wrote him like that, I have no idea).
I'm so happy you picked up on how the duel parallels the twins' personalities! As for the foreshadowing, my lips are sealed ;)
Of course Louis is being a chicken, Autumn is his little sister's best friend and she's blissfully oblivious! Louis is older than Autumn though...
Peasterly has me cackling everytime I type it, I'm happy it does the same for you!
And yes, Dom likes foreshadowing too.
Thank you so much for yet another lovely review, and I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you :)