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Review:HollyStone73 says:
Ok...I am REALLY going to try to get through this review without gushing like a silly schoolgirl...No promises though...

I absolutely LOVE what you have done here. While the whole concept of making James & Lily wait in a scary white waiting room for so long is really sad, I long the concept of it. The fact that Lily know that she has "unfinished business" to help Harry is just perfect.

The way that you personified James throughout all of this was simply perfect! While we never saw much of him in the novels, from what little we did see or hear of him, you have matched him as close to cannon as anyone could hope for. Him brooding over the fact the he is James Potter and he never loses, comparing Harry's weight to the quaffles & even him reflecting on the pranks that him & Sirius used to play on each other all add amazingly personal

I absolutely love the interactions between James & Lily and how willing he is to allow he to see the more fragile and broken hearted side of himself that we know he would never allow anyone else to see. The fact that he is more than willing to endure the waiting room now that he is with Lily is just priceless.

All-in-all an amazingly well-written & emotional piece. I throughly enjoyed reading it as I have other pieces you have written! You most definitely have a gift with words and I am glad that you choose to share those words with the rest of us!! Great job!

Author's Response: Hi!

I wrote this after reading a few "afterlife" stories on various sites. I thought it was a really interesting concept to explore -- what James and Lily might have made of their situation and Harry's -- if they'd had a chance to talk it over.

I'm really glad you like my take on James. Most of my head canon on the guy comes from Jami's story Before They Fall, but I did try to make him a bit more grown up and perhaps a little more emotional here. After all, he's experienced fatherhood **and** he just died. I think that would tend to make a person a bit emotional.

He is absolutely willing to show his fragile side to her, just as she's willing to share her insecurities and the part of her that's less put together with him. For the two of them, as long as they're together in the same place, well, things could be a lot worse. ;)

Thank you so much for all of the compliments. This was pretty rewarding to write, and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the lovely review!


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