Hi there! So glad to see you had updated :) And wow, what a chapter! I swear, this fic just gets better and better with each chapter I read. I feel so badly for both Tor and Terry right now - I can completely understand the actions of both of them. What an incredibly difficult situation - not only are the teenage years just difficult anyway, but throw in the fact that they're on opposite sides of the war, and Tor is torn between the boy she loves, and the family she loves - ack!
I'm really glad she defended Taurus, and I feel so badly for Taurus as well. That scene in the common room was a great one because it showed Tor finally taking a stand instead of remaining silent on the sidelines. It may hurt but she can know she's doing the right thing, which I think she's beginning to realise by this point. Its really sad that Tor's best friends aren't as aware though, and get caught up in the pack mentality of the Slytherins such that they can't think for theselves and help out their friend and fellow Slytherin.
And oh my goodness that ending. I can't believe she Obliviated him! :O I think it'll go well for a little while but Tor will be overcome with guilt, and then Terry will remember and be even more angry with her. Not that I really want that to happen, because I want them to all live happily ever after, but I know that's not going to happen.
What a powerful and amazing chapter! You are doing such a good job of explaining the mindset of a teenager on the wrong side in the war. Tor just seems so real to me. You are such a talented writer and this is absolutely one of my most favourite stories on the site, if not my favourite.
(Lastly, I loved the nod to Romilda Vane in here, lol.)
Awesome job! ♥
Author's Response: Hello! :) Ah, you are just too good to me, spoiling me with amazing reviews like this. I can't express it enough, thank you for supporting this story, hearing feedback just means the world to me! :D
I'm actually really glad you sympathize with both Terry and Tor. Neither of them are really "wrong" in this situation, and looking from both perspectives I think I would have acted exactly the same. As the war begins to grow and consume their lives, the relationship just gets harder and harder to keep strong, and I love writing the divide, so I'm pleased you enjoy reading it!
I know, poor Taurus. :( But I'm pleased you were proud of Tor for standing up for Taurus, and you're right, she has been silent on the sidelines for too long. I agree about Tor's friends, though to be fair a few months ago I'm not sure if Tor would have stood up for Taurus. Being in Slytherin, they do all look out for their own interests and protect their status, and Tor is only now beginning to look past that and seeing the bigger picture.
Ah, excellent predictions about the Obliviating! :) More clarity and explanation will come in the next chapter.
Hearing that Tor seems "real" is honestly the highest compliment you could pay me, she feels very real and true in my head so I'm so thrilled that comes across in the story. Ah, one of your favourites?!!! Thank you! :D Your kind words are so incredible and encouraging to receive, and I really hope to update as soon as possible! :D And, if all goes well we haven't seen the rest of Romilda, haha!
Thank you again, dear! :)