What can I say, Slide? Pathetically, I couldn't tell you anything that hasn't already been said by your other reviewers - but I want to say something. Something to tell you how much this story meant to me, how watching these characters change and grow was, in all honesty, a wonderful experience. I love that Albus showed me that you can be both strong and caring, yet in being strong you are not without weakness. I love that Selena was a woman to her core, with a care for pretty things and appearence, but she was more logical and clever than you ever could have predicted. That Rose was the complete opposite of her, but also gave into the girly things without it changing who she was at her heart. That Scorpius and Lockett were strong and weak, right and wrong, and incredibly determined and inspiring. And Jones...
I should have known that as soon as I attatched his character to Mordin Solus, he would sacrifice himself in a similar way. However, out of all the characters to compare him to, Mordin is the one. I know you sad you were impartial to him, but he holds a special place in my heart, and Jones is right there next to him. Not that I'm saying your character is like Mordin - Jones grew and developed and turned into an incredible man by the end of the story (his *own* man, and one I'm so proud of), and a good friend for your characters (and myself). Selena's heartbreak at the beginning of the chapter had me in tears. Your characters have stolen my heart, and I love it.
And Draco. I saw that coming, but didn't want to believe it. I love Draco, usually, but your story has me wanting to wring his neck. I'm proud of Scorpius for standing up for himself. I hope his mother contacts him. In the meantime, I'm glad he has comfort by the Potters' side. It's a fitting home for him, if there ever was one.
I remember reading, somewhere, vaguely in an authors note, that you are working on an original fiction? This makes me so happy - that will be a story I will be pre-ordering and reading and re-reading if you ever get it published. Your writing is ... I don't have a word that could do it justice. In the meantime, I'm running over to read 'Starfall' as soon as I'm free.
Thank you for this incredible, inspiring, wonderful story. From your biggest fan,
Author's Response: I can only be thoroughly touched and pleased that you've taken all this away from the story. It was always meant to be fun and adventurous, but it certainly grew into being more than that as time went on, as the characters grew in their own right, and however much Methuselah's arc was planned from the get-go, he more than any of them grew beyond what I anticipated.
This Draco is certainly, right now, utterly unsympathetic. I dislike characters being 2-dimensionally evil and selfish, and so there IS a wider story to Draco in this tale, and one which will be told down the line. Certainly I don't think that, in canon, Draco would necessarily turn out like this. But it will be explored.
I'm certainly working on original fiction, I enjoy writing too much to not try to do this for a living. Hopefully some sort of news might come out of this soonish.
Thank you very much for sticking with the story, thanks for the kind words, and thanks for all the reviews! I'm just glad you enjoyed yourself along the ride.