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Review:nott theodore says:
Oh, I've been so excited for you to post this and me to actually be able to follow one of your stories as you post it!

I haven't read many post-Hogwarts stories but I'm so intrigued by this one after just one chapter. To be honest I've never really thought about the effects that Ginny might have had after being possessed by Tom Riddle; it seems to disappear and be forgotten about during most of the series and I think that I'd probably forgotten about it too. But it seems silly to think it hasn't caused any problems, and I can't wait to see how you explore them here.

The majority of this chapter had this sort of calm, blissful feeling to it that I tend to associate with the post-Hogwarts stories, but there were times when you didn't hesitate to remind us that starting new lives after the war was over isn't going to be easy. The moments with James were really cute though, and definitely showed the more enjoyable side of motherhood.

The nightmare about the snake was so chilling - it really gave me the creeps! I love the symbolism of the snake, and the fact that for Ginny it must instantly be a scary image due to what she experienced while she was possessed. But the dream was disturbing especially when she looked in the mirror - I had goosebumps at that part!

I think there may have been a connection between motherhood and Ginny's recurring dreams; definitely her state of mind might have been affected by having Albus. She definitely seems a little frustrated with her life at the moment, which is understandable since motherhood must be difficult and she's having to reconcile herself to the fact she's no longer a Quidditch star. Even if they aren't affecting her problem with Riddle, they're really interesting to see in this chapter.

This was a fantastic first chapter, and I'm really looking forward to the next one!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Sian! All of my favorite people have cropped up again with the release of this new story :) I'm so excited to see what you think!

Yeah, I do think Ginny's possession was sort of dropped in the canon storyline, and it's interesting for me to explore the notion that she suffered some lingering trauma as a result of what happened to her.

I'm glad you picked up on the contrast between Ginny's nightmares and visions and the apparent normalcy of her everyday life. It's doubly great that the creepiness worked and was tangible to you - I hoped it would be!

Hmm, interesting theory! We'll have to see what's really going on with Ginny's nightmares and how her experience changes over the story - for better or for worse.

Thanks for your wonderful review :)

-Amanda


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