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Review:Cirque Du Freak says:
Amanda ♥

This is a lovely one-shot! It really puts into perspective the lesser roles that people have played in the wars, and also Andromeda in general. When we're introduced to her in the books she's characterized in a particular way that makes her seem upright and homely - a less traditional Molly Weasley.

And yet here you've portrayed her as this person who is so detached from life and even herself - where she's simple and withdrawn and she does what's asked and needed of her. It's a very different light to shine where she's the woman who's generally overlooked in society and yet she was so instrumental and important.

I don't think I'm making my point come across well, but everything you did here was just the answer to all things love about Andromeda and it makes me happy okay? Just the different view and this outlook on life that Andromeda goes through as a whole and how she thinks of her life and despite all the laughs and the smiles and the happiness and even the depression and tragedy - this is her overall. She's been these different things in each point of her life and even though she feels as if its been taken away from her she is still finding a way to make herself there for the people who are around her and for whatever role she may play in life or death.

I just... yeah, this is love.

I think there was just one typo at the end here in this sentence: "my few talents until [them]" - think you meant "then" here. :-)

Thank you for the lovely swap, my dear!
Hanzi ♥

Author's Response: Hey Hanzi :)

Yeah, I think it would have been awkward for her to show up at an Order gathering for the first time, especially since she didn't have a trusted band of friends to rely on like her cousin. (Actually, it probably would have been way easier if Sirius had been there with her toward the end of the war--ugh, my feelings.)

It seems like purebloods, women in particular, have this sense of duty just bred into them. Rather than shed that, she might have used it to benefit the side of good and contribute in whatever small ways she could. I definitely think there's something honorable in that.

Well, your review really made me smile. I still don't feel like I totally know Andromeda, but I want to. She seems to have this inner strength that I think is really defining of femininity and I totally admire her for that.

Oh, and thanks for the note about the typo--yes, "then." It would be impossible for me to catch them all on the first editing run. I'll have to go back and correct that at some point.

Thank you so much for this fantastic review!

-Amanda


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