The girl on the seat across from us, whos been very patiently ignoring us until now, slams the magazine shes been reading down on her legs. “You guys,” she says firmly. “You have got to cut it out. Youre giving me a massive headache.”
Forgive me for the comparison, and Im totally sure that all of the Potter-Weasley kids would look at me like crazy if they read this review, but this sounds SO much like what Hermione would say if she, Ron, and Harry were just normal kids in nextgen, and she was doing her homework, and Harry and Ron were fighting over Chocolate Frog cards. Excuse me while I drown in plot bunnies and scenes-that-will-never-happen because of a crazy ... dude called Tom Riddle. :P Ahem. Excuse my rambling. I sound like an old lady.
Theres a noise at the door into our compartment, and were both distracted as Lily appears in the entryway. I notice shes put a pink streak in her hair since saying goodbye to Mum and Dad on the platform, but I dont feel like telling her that it looks really bad against the red.
I love this introduction of Lily Potter! She sounds like a rebel child. Like, "I dont care WHAT Auntie Fleur says, Im going to wear this streak of pink in my hair, and Im gonna love it!" And its not a simpleminded introduction, either. Its not like, "Oh, heres Lily, shes a redheaded porcelain doll, shes Ginny 2.0, here you go." Its very creative and original.
“Old as sin,” my dad remarked when he heard Flitwick got the headmaster job. “The school boards gone absolutely mad, giving him that job. He was old when we were at school.”
My parents both thought Professor Longbottom should have gotten the job in the first place, but then Lily told them they were biased, seeing as how he was a personal friend of theirs, and that sparked a very typical Mum-and-Lily argument that had Al, Dad, and me scurrying for the back garden to listen to the Puddlemere United game.
HAHA, I love Im-A-Father-But-Im-Just-As-Cool-As-My-Kids!Harry, aw. You know, I bet Flitwick was old when the MARAUDERS were at school - I wouldnt be surprised!
I love how you paint a very normal family picture with a dash of Rebellious!Lily and James is just, like, there. Its exactly how I pictured the Potters to live in the future: Harry, Ginny, James, Albus, and Lily.
At last, we can hear speech through the noise. The girl hiccups loudly and screeches, “There’s a man on the carriage path! And he’s dead!”
BUM BA BUM! :O *creepy music and violins play* Nice cliffhanger!
On to the next chapter! Forgive my fangirling over the Potter-Weasley Clan. xD