|Review:||Courtney Dark says:|
Wow, it has been a long time since I read and reviewed this gem of a story. And I was hoping to catch up to everyone else, too (sigh). I really do hate it when life gets it the way!
I'll try and make this review snappy, as it must have been a while since you wrote it:)
You write so professionally! I probably already said that in one of my other reviews, but it's true! While I was reading this chapter, I definitely felt like I had a published book held in my hands. This is probably going to sound weird, but so far your story seems to have had a sort of...gothic feeling about it - in the best way possible, obviously!
Because my brain is fried today, I don't really know what else to say about this chapter apart from that I loved it and I am enjoying learning more about each of the character - I also can't wait to see Severus and Beth's relationship develop, and see what the other marauders reactions will be.
Great writing, and you will definitely see me back soon!
Author's Response: ♥ You are too kind! Life gets in the way much more often than I like, and I'm actually a little behind on my own fic reading, so I completely understand. I'm really happy you chose to come back and read at all, though, and I do honestly mean that!
Your comment about my writing professionally is possibly one of the best things anyone's ever said to me in a review. :) I work very hard to try and make my writing as neat and clean as possible, even fic, because it's just easier to read, and I feel like I owe that to readers. And coming from you, it also boosts my confidence tremendously in writing original fiction, which I'm wrapped up in now, and it just makes me feel like I'm GOING to do this for a living someday. And it'll largely be thanks to people like you, who've kept me going through reviewing my stories here!
"Gothic" is just... that is kind of how it looks in my head, and I can't express how neat it is to hear that from someone else's mouth, too. I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter, and moreover that you're still returning to read more! Severus and Beth's relationship does go places, I promise -- perhaps not as quickly as some people would have liked, but I tried to keep it realistic, and I hope you find it such.
Looking forward to answering more reviews from you, and truly, thank you very much for leaving them!!