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Review:MidnightBlue_x says:
Back again with my second review! I'm going to jump right in!

So my favourite character in the entire series is Regulus Black, so I was pretty excited to see him in this chapter. (And yes Ellie, he is cute!) I loved how you wrote Regulus'. A lot of people make him quite broody and whatnot which is fair, but I think he would have had a bit of that cheeky side like how you've written him, even if it didn't come until after he died. I really do hope that we get to see more of Regulus in the future! And the fact he'd watch Doctor Who- that really made my evening.

I loved how Ellie is a smart main character- I think the point about how main OWL's she got is actually really interesting. I think it builds on her personality- she's sarcastic and blunt, and she doesn't let her gift get in the way of her life. I really like characters like that. I love the interaction between Ellie and Chris- I think their becoming my favourite set of siblings that I've read in a fic for a while. That being said, I think the fact that Ellie is so reluctant to tell her brother about her gift is both sad and very realistic. Keeping a secret like that for that long is bound to have its consequences, though I hope she will eventually tell him!

I loved your characterization of Ginny. She's very quick-witted which I enjoyed, especially against Ellie's confusion at the time. I thought it was incredibly entertaining. I loved the bit about the strait-jacket and the ticket to Bedlam- I think those thoughts that sort of run away in moments like that is also very realistic and again, entertaining. I liked how Ellie looked up to Ginny as a mother, and how she felt being included into her family.

Like I said in my first review, I really think your writing style suits the fic perfectly and you just made that really clear in this chapter. I think it's very consistent, which then allows for everything to flow really nicely. I can't wait to see some more Albus/Ellie interactions soon!

x Ely

Author's Response: Regulus Black is a seriously ignored character. He's so much a part of canon, yet he's a completely blank canvas in terms of characterisation! There's just so many places that you can take him - such as the ghost plain. I always figured that without the whole Voldemort thing he'd be a lot like Sirius, so that's the way I wrote him here. And of course he loves Doctor Who - he wouldn't be perfect otherwise!

Ellie's strangely protective of her grades. They are quite important to her - and you're right in saying that she doesn't let her gift get her down. She just tries to manage her life around it, rather than accepting it as an integral part of it - so much room for conflict! Also part of the reason why she doesn't want to tell Chris her deep dark secret!

Ginny was such a joy to write. She's quite emotionally mature in the books, and now after a stellar Quidditch career, three kids, and a few years of marriage to one of the biggest names in recent Wizardin history, that emotional intelligence was just bound to increase! I'm glad that you liked her!

Thanks so much for another wonderful review!


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