|Review:||Cirque Du Freak says:|
I don't know whether you knew of my love for fluffy Oliver/OC's before pairing me up with you, but ahdgsahfgafha I'm so glad you did. I turned into a messy puddle of utter Mr Blobby goop after reading this fluffiness. If there is one pairing that I could live with having all the fluff in the world it would probably any minor character/OC and you so happened to have me read Oliver/OC after just finishing reading another one and asjhsahsasuaiha so in love. Okay enough splurgeyness (':
I'm wayy too happy over the fact that you decided to pick up on this time of Oliver's life - usually you get the AU's where Harry doesn't exist or the veering into AU where Harry and Voldemort and basically anything remotely serious is there in the background no larger than a 0.8 point of paint. So I'm definitely excited to see what you do with this considering it's got the grief and the experience of war settled into this - you've established prominent characters that will definitely be in this already like Fred, Angelina, Mia, Aidan and maybe even some other old faces, too.
You've also given Oliver the shoulder injury which I think is also expected seeing as Quidditch, or any sport for that matter, is a short-term profession primarily because you need to be in absolutely fantastic shape to keep going at it as well as being careful enough not to get injured in the midst of it. Especially a game like Quidditch players are not likely to last long, but I do find it cute that you've made him Manager of the team and I also really like the whole interaction between Oliver and Aidan and the fact that they're both end up being interested in what takes place behind the scene instead at the forefront. It's like Oliver is learning to appreciate the processes that make the big things happen in the first place - lots of character development squees on my end.
Obviously Mia is a huge question mark at the moment other than the facts: single mother, probably has a demanding job especially in the summer if she's more socially frequent in the winter, Aidan is school age so he could be going to school? Tutored by family? Does Mia have any family? What's the kind of reputation she has? Obviously not a good/non-existent relationship with Aidan's father. Questions, questions!
I can't wait to go on to the next chapter! Thank you so much for pairing us together, because I do love your work and I never quite have enough time to ever read the longer works.
Returning very soon I hope!
Author's Response: Hi lovely!! I'm so happy you like this far!
I'm a canon-holic, so I didn't want to write anything that would clash with that or with what we know was going on in the world during Oliver's school time. I also really enjoy writing adults more than teenagers, and having a single mom was something I've been wanting in a story. then Oliver fit perfectly as her counterpart! I didn't know you were an Oliver fluff fan, but that makes me even more happy I paired us!! To be honest, I did so because I've been wanting to read more of your stuff, hehe.
I'm excited you like Oliver's new position!! Honestly, I had enough of writing quidditch matches through a players eyes with James. I mean, how many ways can you describe someone chasing after a Quaffle?! So I figured getting to write the matches from Oliver's eyes, just as emotionally involved but seeing the whole thing, would be more fun. And his personality always seemed to fit manager/coach really well. You know, that micromanaging side he has :P
I'm so excited I got you curious about Mia!!! I really wanted people to have lots of questions about her, and am hopefully going to pace myself with answering them through the story :P!
Thank you so, so much for this awesome review. Please don't thing, because this response took so long and I haven't been to your story yet, that it's anything to do with lack of excitement. I'm going all around the country visiting family right now, so things are just crazy. I'm so excited to head over to your story, though, and really happy you liked how this started!!!
Thank you so much, Hannah! ♥