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Review:a christmas nymph! says:
Hi darling! Secret Santa's back again with another review :P

Wow, what an interesting and incredible read this was. I have never read Fleur/Krum fic before, but after reading this, I am just wondering why there isn't more of it about! This was a gorgeous look into these two characters lives and love.

I honestly just loved reading this. The way it flowed and grew was beautiful, and watching their relationship develop really touched me. I really liked how they were both slight outsiders - because they were both from different countries, partly, but also because neither of them seemed to really connect with anyone else at the ball. It really showed their own connection very strongly.

Something I find truly amazing is how you managed to maintain both their accents without making it seem awkward or annoying. The strange intonations to their words were utterly part of each character and it worked perfectly. Well done with that, truly, because that's a really really hard thing to pull off!

Your description and use of metaphors was especially lovely. These lines really stood out to me:

A lonely elephant stamped its way through his stomach, butterflies beating restlessly above it

dreaming fitfully of her rejecting him with a cold word and a perfect spin on her foot, her hair swinging round like a silver waterfall, trailing that delicate perfume she wore through the air.

Opposites attract, yes, but similarities keep you together.

The kiss was fierce, demanding; he couldn't stop, couldn't breathe, couldn't think. She had conquered him completely, every sense he had was now geared towards her and only her. Hermione's shadow, present for so long, vanished; Harry Potter's looming figure crumbled into dust.

Overall I LOVED reading this. I always love encountering a new and interesting pairing, especially when it's written as beautifully as you have written this. Well done!

Christmas hugs from your Ravenclaw Secret Santa!

Author's Response: Hi there again, Christmas Nymph/Secret Santa! :)

Haha, thank you so much! It was written as a present for another member, who had said that she thought Viktor/Fleur would be an interesting pairing, so I couldn't resist having a crack at it :P So I'm so glad you like it!

I liked emphasising how sort of aloof they both are - whether intentionally or unintentionally. Like, yeah they're both from different countries, but neither of them are necessarily the most comfortable with going up to people they don't know or used to know and start talking. Viktor especially - he's so lonesome and sullen in the books, I kinda wanted to bring that into this too.

Haha, thank you so much! Writing their accents was simultaneously fun and so, so irritating because I would read over it and find another whole bunch of things I'd missed, which should have been written differently because of the accents. Never again, lol!

Gah, thank you so much again! :) I'm so glad you like it - description is something I find more natural than other things in writing, and I love metaphors, so I'm so happy you liked them! :)

Thank you so much for the really, really lovely reviews, Secret Santa! :)

Aph xx

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