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Review:marauderfan says:
*picks jaw up off the floor*

So, I thought I'd see what I'm competing against in the sad ending challenge, and I was blown away by this one-shot! I really like how from the beginning it's got a thread of sadness running through it, even though the memories in the first half are all happy.

I loved your characterisation of Hugo. And Anslee is great - it was a nice touch to have her as Colin Creevey's niece, which already sets up the theme of people dying too young, but also easily sets up the way the story is told in photographs, in little fragments of Anslee's old life. I absolutely loved the way Hugo asked her out.

The end is absolutely heartbreaking. Especially because it's long after the war, when people are supposed to live happily ever after and not die young. And then something as mundane as a car crash ruins it all. I think it was even sadder because it was a car crash than it would've been if you'd had him die of some magical cause.

I can't say I'm surprised this piece won the TKAM challenge as well, it's just so beautifully written. (I love that book - great integration of that quote btw.) So glad I read this one-shot, it was incredible. Great job!

Author's Response: Hi there! Well, I'm very happy that this was jaw-dropping - that's a very nice compliment!

I really tried to foreshadow in the first half, even though the memories themselves are rather happy.

Hugo and Anslee were so much fun to write, and really kind of brought in the photograph theme as well. I did love that scene of Hugo asking Anslee out - it was so much fun to write!

The ending was inevitable - I knew it was going to happen, but it didn't make it any easier to write. :(

Thanks so much for the review!

-ShadowRose (Taylor)


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