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Review:fanofgredforge says:
I really thought it would just be formalities for the last 2 chapters. How could I have been so naive. Should have known(expected) better form you considering the rest of the story. And boy, you did not disappoint.

There needed to be more loss considering the gravity of the plot. This was it I guess. Still unexpected at who you chose(though in hindsight seems like the first character one would chose out of the 6) but that is what makes your story so much better than an average fanfic.

I read in your responses that Methuselah was always supposed to die. But then readers really liked the character and Methuselena got itself a big following. An average author would have gone with the sentiment and changed his death. It would have still kept it a great story and people would have still enjoyed. But you stuck to your original plan and that is what makes you an amazing author. I have seen a lot of authors change plots when reviews start pouring in but you didnt and #respect for that

Author's Response: As you say, for it to go down without this sort of ending would have BEEN a formality. Scorpius being given the Stone by Thane would not have been an appropriate dramatic climax. If the plan had gone down without a hitch I think readers would have been dissatisfied.

It was super hard to stick to my guns. Not just because readers loved Methuselah and Selena, but *I* loved them. They wrote themselves, I adored their chemistry and innocence, and I adored writing Methuselah himself. I really, really wanted to save him. If I could have found an alternative which didn't compromise the plot and the themes, I would have done. But I couldn't.

I'm glad it's appreciated, I'm glad it's gone down in the successful/horrible way it has. Because I'd rather lose readers than compromise the story and the drama, but ultimately I'd like to keep both!

Thank you for your words of support, and for the review.


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