|Review:||Courtney Dark says:|
NO! NO! NO! NO!
Poor, poor Belle:( I am honestly a mess of emotions right now, and can't think of much to write other than to say that I was actually crying through most of this chapter, even before Belle died, because I had a horrible feeling something terrible was going to happen, left over from the last chapter. But I was still hopeful that her friends would save her, that everything would turn out alright in the end...and then it didn't.
I still feel like sobbing, actually, and will probably go away now and sit in the darkness, wrapped in a blanket and stare aimlessly into space for a while. HOW CAN BELLE BE DEAD? I had grown to love her so much, and I can't imagine what this story will be like without her - obviously it was still be fantastic but...SOB! CRY! WAIL!
Wow. This is really an interesting review. In saying that I am completely devastated about Belle's death, I have complete faith in you as an author and I am looking forward to/dreading the next chapter (the last chapter, did you say?) and finding out why this had to happen!
This chapter was very well written and, as I said before, I was a mess of emotions - sad and tingly (if that even counts as an emotion?) at the very beginning when Lily and Belle and Alice were finishing their year at Hogwarts for the last time, happy and tearful (yet again) when Alice announced that she and Frank were going to be married, happy when Sirius, Belle and the rest managed to blackmail Walburga, full of dread for the WHOLE chapter and unbelievably, unbelievably sad when Sirius found Belle dead - although I think you wrote his reaction perfectly. It made me even more UPSET when I saw how angry he was, but the reaction fit him perfectly. I am not quite sure how he will be able to get past this - how anyone will.
This was an amazing chapter - sad and horrifying, but amazing.
Author's Response: Courtney :( I'm so, so sorry.
I never meant to love Belle the way I did, and I can't even tell you how much it hurt to write this. She had her fate planned out from the start, but by the time it came down to actually writing he death, I just wanted to change it all and make them live happily ever after.
It's such an honor that you cared about Belle enough to be hurt by hear death, though. I know that sounds mean, but the fact that your sad makes me feel like I created something decent, if that makes sense.
Writing his reacting was what really broke me. He didn't deserve it anymore than he deserves his fate, but at least when he dies in HBP we know he has Belle waiting for him.
Ugh, you're amazing for not hating me and even more amazing for caring about Belle. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I can't explain what it means to have you loving Belle this way ♥