How this been up for over a month and I've only just realised? *cries to self* oh well, I'm here now and that's the main thing!
I loved the setting of this, it really set the scene for a Christmas which hasn't gone well!
Aw, Scorpius as a child was very squeal worthy! I think it was the way he greeted the present with such trepidation and excitement which really did it for me! I wish Christmas could still be like that for me now because I really miss it.
I think the way you describe Scorpius and Draco's relationship in this and CDR has to be my favourite one. You just have a way of writing them which makes them seem so natural and right and aw, I could just read it for days.
I know I shouldn't have laughed at this line as it was a fairly serious one but still it had me cracking up. ' The Pureblood and his muggle-loving son; a common problem with no apparent solution.' I think it was the matter of fact language you used in it which really made it great.
Ooh another thing, I love the blend of all things magical and muggle in this! With the carol services on the wireless and the omnipresent love of tea drinking. ♥
I've never Astoria like that before! You always surprise me by how you go against the stereotypes with your characterisation and I always really love it. I never imagined Draco having marital problems yet I was finding myself think this made perfect sense and why did I never think of that before.
What??? Scorpius was calling Rose? What happened to your love of all things Scorpius/Lucy? I have a feeling I'll need to read Starving Artists to get the full story on this. Speaking of that, this one-shot made perfect sense to me without reading it.
Gah, this was a wonderful one-shot and I loved every second of it! ♥
Author's Response: Kiana! So sorry it's taken me a month to respond to this! You leave the nicest, most insightful reviews, and I feel so bad I've neglected to answer them.
I really posted this one at the wrong time, didn't I? :P should have held on another six months or so!
Awh, thank you so much for saying you like Scorpius and Draco's relationship! As a product of what the media likes to call an, ahem, 'broken home' myself, I take a weird pleasure in writing dysfunctional families - I guess it's kind of cathartic for me? So it means a lot when people comment on said dysfunctional families, and that other people can find them natural to read about or relate to them.
'the omnipresent love of tea drinking' - literally a summary of everything I have ever written, am writing, and will ever write. Blame it on being british.
Ah, thanks for saying that too! I find, often, when I read about divorce, the father is the one who walks out/is absent and the mother becomes a kind of passive martyr. I hate how this formula is repeated again and again in fiction - it's very tired, and doesn't reflect real life. I wanted to write about how, even though Astoria is the one who physically leaves, both parents are guilty of abandoning Scorpius in their own way. I think. Did that make sense? And, depressingly, my headcanon has always been that Draco and Astoria divorce...
Yeah, this is a Scorose! Starving Artists is Scorpius/Lucy (that's not even a spoiler any more, haha) but Scorpius actually has history with Rose in that story, which complicates things. In this universe, she's his first love, and therefore first port of call in all episodes of festive angst.
Thank you so much for reviewing, I'm really glad you liked it! You're a fantastic reviewer - that Dobby was very much deserved :) ♥