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Review:marauderfan says:
Aww! This was really wonderful. I've never read anything about the founders as children before so this was really fun to read. I think you did a great job with their characterisation - both in terms of their age in the story as well as who they become in the future.

I love the little details in their friendship that makes it so realistic for children of that age - the secret lark call, going on "adventures", and of course the slight rift that comes between them because Godric is two years older and trying to be a grown-up.

You wrote their personalities so well. I love how Helga was a gypsy and a traveller, what a neat idea. And I liked it when Helga got all smart with Godric and told him that maybe the seer was a lady! Good for her ;)

I also really liked the way you wrote Godric. I'd never thought of him being a Muggle-born, so that was an interesting touch. And I can already see those classic Gryffindor traits coming out in him - his worry about the family honour/ a bit of superiority, what people think of him, and learning to wield a sword at a young age. And how he takes care of Helga at the end.

Most of all I loved the way they rely on each other - they each have their strengths, and trust each other (ok, Godric insisted on going his way at the fork in the road, but he did know she was right!) But you've hinted how they learn to get over that and become leaders, showing a glimpse of how well they'd work together and appreciate each other's strengths as they go on to found Hogwarts in the future.

Altogether this was a wonderful story, great job!! :)

Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for the great review! It was a fun experiment to write from the perspective of kids :)

Writing Helga was great fun. I wanted her to be a little sassy! And Godric is in that place between child and adult. Those growing pains kind of strain his friendship, and I hoped to show that as realistically as I could. I'm glad you could see some of the traits in him that will come to define Gryffindor house. I did want this story to be mainly about growth for Godric, and the beginning of his journey to become a leader. I'm so glad that message came through for you!

Thank you again for coming by! This was such a lovely review :)

--Maggie







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