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Review:patronus_charm says:
Iím loving all of the HC review challenges because it gives me an excuse to read more and more of you lovely work! ♥ The French chapter was tres fitting :P

The analogy of beauty and the beast was really fantastic. Another thing which made it so fantastic was the way it continued to run on throughout the one-shot and wasnít limited to one simple line or phrase which gave it an even greater impact and left me thinking for even longer which was really great.

I always found Teddy and Victoire a bit of an obscure ship and one which I never fully grasped so your interpretation of it here was perfect in my opinion :P The idea of Victoire being perfection and then Teddy being more of a rugged sort of person was really great and showed even if they were forced together to be the icons of war it could ultimately never work due to the striking differences.

Your dialogue in this one-shot was really great too. The stilted air to it really showed how there was underlying friction which was just waiting to result in an earthquake like disaster. The dialogue tags which also accompanied it were really fantastic with the sighing it sort of represented Teddyís inner anger at Victoire.

I know this review is really short in comparison to my others but I still loved it just as much as your other work!


Author's Response: Thank you for stopping by again! ^_^ It's lovely to hear from you on any of my stories.

For all of my one-shots, I try to have a single image or theme on (or around) which the entire story is structured. It seems to have become part of my short story writing style, helping to both inspire me and bring the pieces of the story together in a cohesive whole. I'm glad to hear that it gives the image/theme more impact - the alternative is that it could instead make the story sound repetitive, and I'd want to avoid that at all costs.

Haha, I don't get the ship myself - it's there in canon, I know, but I can't properly grasp Victoire's character enough to see her being compatible with Teddy, not for very long at least. It's a treat to find someone else who doesn't understand the ship - I can't believe that this story, with its pessimistic interpretation of the ship, actually helps you understand it better! A lot of the question whether Teddy or Victoire are "right" for each other depends on how much Teddy is constructed as a rugged "beast" and how much Victoire takes the role of "Beauty" - there are all sorts of variants, and certainly one could have Victoire reject that role altogether.

Thank you for that compliment on the dialogue! It was one of my huge weaknesses when I was starting out - one that lingered for years after I joined HPFF - and it's fantastic to hear that it turned out well in this story. ^_^

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