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Review:Secret Santa says:
First of all, Santa would like to apologize for being so late with this; my memory is not what it used to be. Also, I think you know who I am since I left you two reviews on another story but didn't remember to let you know what they were for! Still, I hope you enjoyed your secret Secret Santa reviews. In this review, I'll be hiding my true identity behind another name just because it's more fun this way:)

And now onto the actual review!

I loved how you made Mary Cattermole and Mary Macdonald the same person. It really gives the story a nice touch. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Reg and I really felt his hopelessness after Mary went missing. You gave very little description about the five months and it works; it gives the impression of him spending his days in a kind of a fog, mechanically repeating the same thing day after day.

Then, the big reveal: Mary is alive, she's fine and she's working with Potterwatch to tell the wizarding world the truth. This time, I could feel Reg's rising hope and his uncertainty whether or not to contact his wife.

I loved the scene with Kingsley. Poisonous moss, indeed! Very clever.

The ending was simply perfect. I found the reunion of Reg and Mary simply touching and thought the story ended in the perfect spot. All in all, I think you did great job! This story makes a great Christmas Day reading with its hopeful tone and happy ending!

Merry Christmas!
- Your Not-So-Secret Santa

Author's Response: No worries! And the lack of anonymity doesn't make the reviews any less wonderful :)

Thanks, I'm really glad you liked the two Mary's being the same person, I love drawing connections between small details in canon. That is exactly what I was aiming for with the lack of description about Reg's time without Mary, so I'm happy it came across that way!

It's wonderful to hear you could connect with Reg and feel his hopelessness and then uncertainty, and that you liked the ending!

Kingsley is such a cool character! He absolutely had to make an appearance :p

I'm so glad you enjoyed reading the story, and thanks so much for your review! Merry Christmas to you too ♥


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