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Review:Roots in Water says:
Hello there!

So what is Scorpius' big plan? I do hope that it won't get him in trouble. Not only would he be in trouble with the law, but there would be even more problems with his and Rose's life in their small apartment. *sigh* I'm really starting to get attached to him- the fondness and love between him and Rose is obvious, even though you haven't yet dropped the "l"-word.

In fact, their relationship is one of the things that I really like about this story (not that there's anything I dislike). I think that you've done a fantastic job of writing the dynamics in their relationship. Seeing the lasagna Scorpius left warm for her, or his loud singing, or especially his concern for her well-bringing (as well as Rose's knowledge of his habits) has really brought their relationship to life for me. It's great to see that they aren't fighting about their money problems; particularly that Rose isn't nagging Scorpius about not bringing in any money himself. Their financials will look up!

I also really liked the peak into Rose's relationship with Victoire and Teddy. Your description/version of Victoire was quite interesting- typically she's portrayed in the more "socially-accepted" version of beauty but her appearance here definitely fits in with her Weasley heritage. :) It was very interesting to see that Rose actually asks them to accompany her on her cases... But then again I suppose that she's never really had any dangerous cases before.

I also really liked the glimpse into Ron and Hermione's relationship. I particularly liked the line about how proof of Ron's love for her can be found in the fact that he doesn't really mind Hermione's awful cooking.

All in all, I really enjoyed this chapter and I hope that Rose finds some leads soon! The whole business with the activity in the brother-in-law's house seems rather suspicious... She'll probably find something there. Great work! :D

Author's Response: Ah, you'll have to keep reading to see his plan! It would certainly complicate things for them if he started breaking the law. I do love Scorpius, so I'm always happy to hear a reader starting to fall for him too ;) He's a good guy. Very solid sort of man. Since Rose is so flighty, that works well with her.

Rose and Scorpius have been together a long time at this point, and you do get to know each other. That sort of comfort level is a really warm and fuzzy sort of feeling - when you know each other so well. They do love each other. I tried not to focus on the romance in this story, though, since it's a mystery novel. The first time I wrote mystery, actually. My other HP fanfics to this point were largely in the romance genre. This was a bit of a challenge to write in some ways, particularly the action scenes.

Victoire and Teddy are a lot of fun. I especially love writing Teddy's view of Rose, since he sort of thinks of her as an inept and self-destructive teenager who doesn't know what's good for her. And he's not totally wrong, since she's often merrily racing headlong into danger. Making Victoire resemble her grandmother instead of her mother is still one of my favorite ideas for characterization. I love the thought of beautiful veela Fleur trying to parent short, round, red-headed daughters. Rose does like to invite Victoire along (not Teddy though) for surveillance, since she gets bored easily. She hasn't taken her on anything dangerous, since as you note, she rarely gets dangerous cases.

There's more Ron and Hermione later ;) I just love them. Thank you so much for reviewing!


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