Hello again! :)
I really loved this chapter, it was so tense and suspenseful! Ok, well first of all the depictions of the Quidditch game and Ginny's annoyance and stress was really great. I love how you write Ginny, she reminds me so much of how she came across in the books, and she has so much personality and character. I love how she went to confront the Lestranges, even if it was a little foolish, and her interactions with McLaggen, who is still one of the most amusing character for me as well.
Harry and Ron are so protective! I think the argument that the Auror force was severely depleted made a lot of sense, and it fits that they'd be hunting for new recruits to fly into action. I really enjoy the little details of the story to make it that much more realistic, like the anti-disguise charms in the office.
The conversations of the headmaster portraits was really great, possibly my favourite bit of the chapter! I love how Dumbledore pointed out how involved McGonagall gets with Quidditch-which is so true, even though she tries to hide it! :P Phineas Nigellus was so typical, I laughed out loud when he commented that the invasion might help Slytherin win!
Oh no, poor Ginny! :( I'm pretty sure she'll survive, however! It makes a lot of sense that Death Eaters would be difficult to round up after the war, and that they'd target Ginny, especially with the personal vendetta of the Lestranges! I did think that the Aurors realizing the Lestranges was a bit confusing, however, as it seemed like they just casually came in and mentioned that despite not being able to find the Lestranges they now knew exactly where they were. It might be more believable if they had suddenly received a report that the Lestranges were spotted near Hogwarts, or overheard talking about going to Hogwarts, or even if they had received a tip-off or threat to Harry that they were going after his loved ones? After all, they really weren't too subtle about the attack! :P Just a thought I had, anyway! :)
This was another wonderful chapter, and I'm trying to grab the opportunities to come and review whenever there's a chance! Can't wait to find out what happens and if Ginny's going to be ok! :)
Author's Response: I'm so thrilled to hear that you liked this!! I've been feeling quite insecure about these two chapters, so it's really great to get some positive feedback ;) Thank you so much!!
I'm so glad that you still think Ginny stays true to her character. She's one of my favourites from the book, so it's really great to hear that you think I've done her justice so far :)
Harry and Ron are protective, but I think it's a damage from the war. Also, who wouldn't worry in that situation, right? It's so great that you always notice those little details, that makes me so happy!
I'm also very happy that you liked the headmaster portraits. I think it was my favourite part of the chapter as well - Phineas Black was really fun to write! :) Didn't think I'd be able to include him in this story, but well...
Thank you for pointing that out about how they got information on the Lestranges. I'll definitely go back and change it, because I agree with you, it would use a bit of improvement ;)
I'm so glad that you still like the story, and I do hope you'll come back, because I appreciate your reviews so much! They're so kind and helpful, and I'm incredibly grateful that you're taking the time to do it!