Is it just me, or do these chapters just get better and better?! Who knew someone besides Jo could write Bellatrix - who indeed is very hard to write - perfectly. It was spot on! I think you captured her fear and passion for Voldemort perfectly, and it was captivating. When I'm reading again, I just want to get in there and Avada Kedavra her face off because her dedication and er - love for the dark arts and Voldy is so aggravating. Eurgh.
Dobby! Oh good lord, he's so well written, that poor elf! My inner Hermione kicked in when Bellatrix dropped her coat on him. I was about to go all S.P.E.W. on her...
The description during the Death Eater's meeting was sheer beautiful in a dark, angst filled way. It's really hard to pull that off. And I have a shrewd idea on who this Rukin guy is... It's that kid from Durmstrang. I shudder just thinking about what's going to happen to Lily, if she falls for his tricks. I think there's going to be jealousy involved through James' part.
Sirius! Oh god! I need to gush about him in every review! He's so DREAMY! **fangirls all over the place** I didn't mention it before, I think, but the password to get into the HB and HG dorm is sheer brilliance. I love Sirius' quick witted attitude, and I like how brotherly he is to Lily. And when he told James that he was his brother, not Regulus... *dies*.
You wrote Dumbledore thoroughly well! "It's a marvelous thing, you know, finding beauty where destruction has touched." That is the most Dumbledoreish thing I have ever read that wasn't in the books.
And McGonagall, "You aren't the only one who can do a bit of match making every now and then." She's so awesome. So awesome.
All in all, this chapter was where I think I could tell it's getting pretty intense. The Death Eaters are working hard to get into Hogwarts, and Lily and Sirius have a secret... I wonder what it is. I infer that it may be something do with her parents being killed by Death Eaters... But anything's possible really. Really good chapter Jami!
Author's Response: Hi darling! I'm so sorry that this review response has taken so long! But I know I told you my spiel about being on vacation. So yeah, that's why :P
Awww haha you're so sweet! I hope the chapters keep getting better! I really, really want to always keep improving, so if you're ever noticing a chapter not seeming up to par with the rest, please tell me!!!
Hahaha well, you can go SPEW on Bellatrix, but i can't see you living through it :P!!
Ohh! I wish I could tell you if your idea is right, but then I'd spoil it! I'm the queen of spoiling surprises :P!
Yeah, I think I might have a bit of a crush on Sirius as well, hahaha. I'm SO excited you like Sirius so far!! I hope you keep liking him and the rest of the characters. I want their relationships with each other to feel as realistic to everyone else as they do in my own head.
Ahhh Dumbledore is SO SCARY for me. I'm getting a tiny bit more comfortable, you know, after 39 chapters. But he still takes longer to write than any other character. I'm really excited that he's feeling Dumbledore-ish to you!
Thank you SO MUCH for another amazing review, Nadia ♥ I've been so excited to get some time to come answer it. I didn't think I'd be this busy considering it's vacation, but I'm just trying to soak up every bit of family time I can.
Thank you again!! ♥