Hey Aditi! It's BookDinosaur here. :)
So I really liked how you started off this chapter, with the reactions of Dom and Teddy to the news. I think you've successfully managed to write all the emotions they were feeling - shock, disbelief, anger, hurt - and you've written that brilliantly. The reactions of Dom and Teddy were wonderful, really believable. I practically see the situation in front of me.
I know I've told you this before, but Teddy and Dom are just the most perfect couple alive (well, sort of alive). They're so protective of each other, and they always seem to put the other person in front of themselves. I love how they can calm the other down and always act as the voice of reason for the other person... I swear they're perfect for each other. I'm even more invested in their relationship after reading their interactions in this chapter. :) They're adorable.
The way you wrote Wilson Young, you made me feel a certain amount of sympathy for him. He seems like a more desperate character than anything to me. I mean, what he did was unforgiveable, but now you've given us more background about him, I understand why he did it. I really like the contrast you've provided us with here; you showed us really powerfully the difference a supportive family and group of friends can make to a recently turned werewolf.
Dom returning to her workplace was probably my favourite part of this chapter. Again, you gave us a really powerful example - this time of how prejudiced people still are to werewolves, even after the laws and acts passed to try and help werewolves have as normal a life as possible. It's really realistic and heartbreaking. You're showing us how hard it is for a werewolf to fit in with normal society, and you're doing it really well.
I really liked Julia, she seemed like a really nice person, who obviously placed her friendship with Dom higher than any fear or prejudice towards werewolves she might have. She's exactly as I would imagine a best friend to Dominique would be. :)
Ahh, you're so mean! Did you have to end this chapter on another cliffhanger? Gah, I really want to see Delilah Jones' reaction, and her motive. Surely she's not so cruel as to have Dom bitten for the sake of one story?
Anyways, I loved this chapter! Update soon!
Author's Response: Hi Emily! It's always a pleasure to read your reviews, so thank you.
I am glad you liked the way I started this, and found Teddy and Dom's reactions and emotions believable. It's great to know that you could envision it all.
Haha I love Teddy/Dom, they're my OTP, and part of why I love them so much is because they have their own flaws and yet they complete each other - they are truly perfect for each other (in my head at least) so I am so happy to know that you think along the same lines. It's such a nice feeling to know that someone is invested in a relationship that I created between my characters.
I am glad you could sympathise with Wilson Young - he is indeed desperate. I tried to create the contrast yeah, so it's nice to know you caught on to it.
I contemplated a lot on the kind of treatment Dom would receive in her workplace so it's satisfying to hear (or read) that you found the situation realistic. You've made my day by saying that I am doing well in showing how hard it is for a werewolf to fit into normal society, as that was the main concept with which this story idea grew!
Julia is a character I enjoy writing though I am not much of an OC person, so I am pleased you liked her as well. Dominique definitely needs a best friend like her!
Haha I love cliffys xP We'll see Delilah's motives soon. Thanks again for reading and reviewing, I'll try my best to update before September ends!