Hey there, KatieRoo from the forums here with your challenge review!(:
OH GOODNESS WAY TO RIP MY HEART OUT THERE AT THE END!! Oh geez this was seriously beautiful. Way way better than the original quote.
Honest to goodness, I have never read a Rolf/Luna anything, and if they're all pretty like yours, consider me a major shipper now. I simply adore that this story was set in the lifespan of Rolf. He was a very pleasant character, and very admirable. I absolutely adore the characterization you have of Rolf, it was so heartbreaking to have his own father make him make a super important choice in his life, like you said, to be the person he wanted, or to be the person her was. Simply heartbreaking that his father couldn't understand that. The insight there just fit so perfectly with Rolf's personality from there on out, because if his father couldn't love him, who could?
I am so glad though that Newt took him under his wing, and let Rolf become the person he was suppose to be.(:
Dear Luna, I'm so so impressed/awed/amazed at how WONDERFULLY you made her. I have so much respect for Luna, and I'm so glad you did the poor girl justice in your writing. She was a beautiful character here in your story, just stunning. And I love that you didn't rush the two's love. The awkward dialogue between the two is so cute and wonderful, and was just plain adorable. But it was so cute how they decided to go on adventures together! I seriously don't think the two could of had a date any other way, because who doesn't love looking for crazy/nonexistent creature together?:P Totally adorable.
Again, the scene where they send the twins off to Hogwarts, you just captured that moment perfectly. Like, I don't think anyone could have written that scene better, like not even JK R. Just so so beautiful, and heartwarming. Like its freezing in my apartment at the moment, and I'm still warm because my heart was so happy at that scene. I have an incredibly happy warm heart right now.:P
AGH! Okay, just rip out my warm fuzzy heart now. I'm so sad that Luna died before Rolf. All couples should just die happy together. Lol unrealistic, but moving on. I think that yet again, everything Rolf spoke was perfect for Luna. It was just a perfect ending scene, but beautifully, beautifully written. Just gah. I keep saying the same things over again, I just can't effectively type what I want to say!
Wow, I'm seriously so happy with this one-shot, and I hope you're beaming too. I literally cannot type you high enough praise because I do not have the word to say how much I ADORED this one-shot!(:
I thank you so much for participating in my challenge, and doing such an incredible job, and good luck to you!(:
Author's Response: Um, seriously your review just made my life.
I've never read a Luna/Rolf either! So now that I'm so attached I'll have to go check out the ship waters!
I've been so nervous with this posted with no feedback because writing Luna, my favorite canon character, for the first time was ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING.
I'm glad you like Rolf! It was hard to get into his head and I made the writing a bit more formal and choppy than my typical style really trying to emulate him (and by 'him' I mean the 'him' I made up in my head). I wanted the transformation for him to be a bit circular--love dad, love no one, love Luna, but for the second love to show him that it doesn't mean giving up who you are. It means embracing them. Sorry, that's the English major in me analyzing my own work :) I've had to write a lot of essays this week for finals.
I know, it was way sad. I actually cried writing it. Which, is huge, because I NEVER cry during fics/movies/books. I really connected with them. Thank you SO MUCH for hosting this challenge so I got a chance to think of this. It was an eye-opening experience.
Thanks for your review!!!