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Review:nott theodore says:
Hi again!

Urgh, I don't like Tor's dormmates at all! Demetria seemed horrible at the beginning of this chapter, and she fits well with Griz - they're the sort of stereotypical Slytherins who give the house a bad name (although to be honest, at this point, most of the house are doing a good job of that!)

Rice Kelpies was a good addition to the story, though! :P

Wow, that history lesson was so powerful! What a first Muggle Studies lesson for Tor to have! I'm so pleased that she went though, and the lesson was so appropriate for her at this point. I love the way that, thinking about it in this way, her views are a (if possible, when thinking about Muggles) a lot less prejudiced than in terms of her own world and what she's been brought up to believe in. It's such a good parallel to draw with what is happening - or beginning to, at least - in the wizarding world. Referencing something like WW2 really brings home the magnitude and complete injustice of what the Death Eaters are proposing, and it seems so bizarre for someone to know nothing about it, since it is such a big part of our history. I thought you did a great job of writing a lesson about it as a subject that most people would know very little about.

I'm so happy that Tor went to that lesson, I can't even tell you. Anything that can open her mind and make her views less prejudiced is good in my books!

Theo is another of those characters I can't make up my mind about. I feel like Tor's view of him is rather coloured and biased from the way she feels about him, although it is nice to see a different side to him than the way he's viewed from Harry's eyes. I love Tor and Terry together, but a part of me thinks that things would be much easier for her if she could be with Theo instead. Then again, it's hard to decide, since I get the feeling that Theo will end up joining the Death Eaters, rather like Malfoy... would it be better for her to stay on the side of her family and friends and not lose so many people, or would it be better for her to lose her prejudices? It's so difficult!

The ending to this chapter was great - it's not exactly a cliffhanger, but I really want to read on and find out what happens next, and where her father has been and what he's been up to!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Hello! :)

Ah, I know, they really are awful and live up to the traditional Slytherin persona. But I'm glad you liked the Rice Kelpies, I thought they sounded pretty yummy. :P

I'm really glad you enjoyed the history lesson in Muggle Studies and thought it effective in reflecting Tor's situation. I thought it would be so interesting how wizards learn about Muggle history and issues and how someone like Tor might react since she grew up so sheltered.

I'm glad she went too! :D I knew she would though, and while Terry and her feelings for him are a good catalyst to change, it isn't enough. She needs to begin to see the horror of it herself.

I agree, Theo is quite complex. I'm glad you've noticed how bias and rose-coloured Tor's view of him is, but I'm glad he seems a little more rounded than what Harry thought of him. You're probably right, things would be easier for Tor to be with Theo, yet she would probably be and act like a very different person.

I'm so pleased you liked this chapter, and the ending as well. Thank you so much for all these incredible reviews, and I'm so sorry for taking a while to respond. You're the best! :D

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