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Review:MargaretLane says:
For some reason your mention of all the funerals reminded me of the executions after 1916. There were only 16 of them, which isn't much compared with fifty deaths (although many more people died in the battle itself), but they happened a couple at a time which created a lot of sympathy for the rebels.

You quoted Agatha Christie. *grins* I've been an Agatha Christie fan since I was about 7 or 8.

Gosh, that part about her lost boy coming home brought tears to my eyes. I think I mentioned to you in another review that it isn't deaths that usually make me cry. Somebody coming home when they were feared lost (or in Harry's case, nearly lost) is far more likely to do it. I think this is a cultural thing, related to our centuries of emigration.

Yeah, I was thinking the same as Molly Weasley. There was no way Fred would back away from a fight.

Love this chapter. It made me cry.

You portray Molly's feelings so well and you really bring the horror of the war to life.

Author's Response: I understand the need for a happy ending of Deathly Hallows, really I do. But I have always felt it ended way too abruptly. Voldy's gone, battle's over, book's done. I'll just skip ahead 19 years and that can count as a happy ending. That didn't work for me. I need more closure than that. I really, really wanted a few chapters more. The Weasleys going back to the burrow, the people who died having their sacrifice recognized somehow, a quiet moment for Harry to sit and watch a sunset or something. So, I guess that's why I put the funerals in. I don't want the people who died to get overshadowed by the fact that in this fic, Fred didn't.

Sorry for the tears, but hearing about them is really a compliment. Poor Harry. He just really needed a mother and a home to come back to. It felt so good to finally give that to him.

I'm not sure Fred has ever backed away from anything, has he?

Love this review! It made me smile! Thanks so much for reading and your amazing reviews that keep popping up.


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