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Review:Calypso says:
Hello there! I'm finally back for the next chapter!

Oh the scene with Simon's family was so sad! :'( You really captured the panic and confusion of everything that was happening, and the way that their lives were uprooted by it all. I really liked how you explained the reason for them not using magic to escape- it seems totally believable that Joseph's status as a French citizen and First World War veteran would have led him to underestimate the brutality that the Nazis would show towards him. His thing about "the Nazis are violent but they aren't monsters" was so ironic it was painful.
Your description of Sarah behaving like a younger child was particularly heartbreaking too.

And I felt so sorry for him when he woke up in the camp with all that uncertainty and fear. I hope the rest of the group can find a way of saving him!

Another thing I liked was seeing a bit of everyday life for the group, just before the letter arrived. It was a little glimpse of another side to them, and displayed some of the everyday realities of life in occupied France...

Ooh and Astrid's going right into the lion's den...! I'm very intrigued as to how that's going to work out for her, and I enjoyed that little hint about her and the Minister... Her conversation with Mme Gauthier gave a rather dark edge to the end of this chapter, and showed what danger Astrid's resistance connection put her in (although hopefully being a witch will give her a bit of an advantage!)

I'll be interested to see what happens next!


Author's Response: Hi there!

I'm so sorry for any feels this chapter might have caused (only to a certain extent though, because you finding the chapter sad is also the best compliment ever). Thank you for thinking that the confusion was well written, it was an important part of the chapter that I really didn't want to mess up! It's one of the worst things about the treatment of Jews during World War II, in my opinion - the way no one fully understood what was going on until it was too late, and how people were so convinced that nothing would happen to them because of their French nationality...

Sarah, my poor sweetheart - most of the time writing children is something I love but in this situation, it just makes it more difficult.

Ahh, I'm glad you like seeing the group's everyday life! There should be more of that in between (attempted) action scenes, given that the Resistance movements spent most of their time waiting and planning their next missions while leading lives as normal as they could manage.

Astrid is indeed going straight into the lion's den, I hope you enjoy her upcoming scenes!

Thanks for such a lovely review!

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