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Review:WitnesstoitAll says:
I read this earlier and intended on leaving a review, and then life happened. But here I am!

This was such a great little one-shot. It was so sad to see Petunia in this light. She's not the most likable character throughout the HP series, but you really broke her down here and made her identifiable as a woman unhappy with her current place in life. I think the bit I felt the worst for her her was the moment she felt the need to clean up Dudley's crayon scribbles but couldn't because she was being screamed at by her child. To be bullied by both her son and husband would be awful.

I was so cheering for her to just get on that plane and see Rome. To dress up and smile at people and pretend that for a few days, that she was just a happy, woman. But then she didn't have her port pass. And she knew she shouldn't spend the money.
And it was really irresponsible for her to take a holiday anyway.

Gah. This one-shot made me feel so many feels! Great job.

Author's Response: Wow, thanks for coming back. Yeah, life getting in the way. I know all about that for sure! I wanted to give Petunia a little more dimension, for myself as well, as I've never really liked her or gotten to "know" her as a character. I tried to break her down and understand her, and that, I think, helped the readers get to know her too. Since so many people were going to be writing HC stories, I wanted to write about someone that no one else would. So, I chose Petunia. I was so close to letting her get on the plane at the end, but just couldn't do it...for the sake of the story and what I wanted it to say...I just couldn't. I'm so glad you felt an emotional response to this story! Thanks for reviewing! This made me feel so many feels! :)

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