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Review:BluebirdBrigade says:
Hello there!

Gryffindor reporting for reviewing duty! This was such a gorgeous one shot and really unique to the whole travel theme. It was very bitter sweet because Rose was travelling because she wanted some belongings from her late fiancé but then she managed to find companionship and perhaps love in his brother. I really liked this, I loved the way you described how weird this journey she was making was because she'd never left the pub due to her attachment to it and the memories it holds.

I like the way you characterised Rose, I have seen her portrayed as a bimbo in so many stories but your interpretation of her is so realistic and faithful to the story. I'm glad to see her as a woman who has see the good and bad of the world and has experienced love and loss. I liked the way you incorporated the whole wishing well element to the story and the mystery surrounding that and also how sweet Jaxson is with his songs which made me feel all the more upset that he'd died albeit heroically. Jayden seems just as sweet too. I really enjoyed this, it was so lovely and very emotional - I felt both sad and happy for Rose by the end of the story, it totally struck me in the feels. As CC I would have liked to see just a little bit more of a difference between Jayden and Jaxson to show that Rose doesn't just like Jayden for his similarities to his brother but also because of his differences otherwise I feel like she's just replacing him with Jayden but that might be your goal, I dunno. Either way - I ADORE this fanfic. Love it's originality and saw absolutely no spelling or grammar errors, just good job overall!

Maz x

Author's Response: BluebirdBrigade,

Well, hello there and thank you so much for taking a chance and reviewing my story for the House Cup.

You give me many beautiful compliments and I appreciate it so much.

Yes, Rosmerta is not accustomed to leaving the Three Broomsticks, but she leaves because of her love being given to her after all that time. ;(

My mother-in-law actually owned her own restaurant for years and so, I know that it takes a very smart woman to own her own pub, not a bimbo. A busy successful business requires brains to run it. So, I appreciate you mentioning that.

And yes, she has seen a lot... love and loss. And I'm so glad you liked the wishing well. I try to put a magical element in each of my stories, after all, this is the HP universe. :)

And I agree, I should've brought out the differences in the two brothers so that she wouldn't see him as a replacement. But I must say the word count killed me. It was a struggle to keep editing down, down, down. I actually had to cut quite a bit.

In using a minor character, I was trying for some originality points, but in the end it was fun to give her a back story and some depth to an otherwise unknown. :)

Anyway, thank you dearly for your in-depth, unexpected review. It is much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Dark Whisper


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