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Review:CambAngst says:
Hello, again! I'm starting small. I'm going to try to review my way through this story, properly, and then tackle Learning to Live Again. Also, this happens to be review #900 I've written, so I wanted to review something special.

The whole idea behind this story is amazing. It's such an incredible gift to give a young couple. I mean, except for the couple who got memories of the bride's previous suitors, but I was pretty sure that wasn't going to happen here. It's perfectly magical and the sort of thing that I feel like any Potter fan would instantly connect with.

McGonagall's memory was perfect for her. I loved the fact that she was able to give Ginny and Harry something priceless and irreplaceable from Dumbledore at the same time she was sharing her own memory of them. The warmth and playfulness and sensitivity of Dumbledore's reaction was so perfectly in character for him. It made me instantly think of his confessions to Harry at the end of OotP. And I especially loved Ginny's reaction to being caught, the fact that she seemed more proud than embarrassed. Excellent characterization!

Seamus's memory cracked me up. At the start of the memory, I had it pegged for being Dean's memory. It was hilarious seeing Colin get most of the action in the game. And the rationale for why he picked that memory was beautiful.

Teddy was awesome in this! He would have been, what, maybe 4 or 5 at the time? So cute! I loved the way that Ginny was teasing him and I absolutely adored the fact that it was such a simple memory that he picked. The way that he and Ginny ambushed Harry was sweet and funny. He probably had more fun that day than any he could recall.

Amazing start to an amazing story! I'll be back soon!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I appreciate it. I think you'll enjoy the story (I may be biased). The idea behind the story is that I wanted to revisit scenes from the books and my own story and let the reader see them from a different perspective.

The McGonagall memory is very close to events in my real life, and part of it is a word for word quote. I'll let you try to determine which parts...

For Seamus I wanted something so off the wall that there would be no chance of anyone ever reading a similar scene somewhere else. I think I succeeded.

As for Teddy, I wanted it to be innocent. A 4/5 yr old Teddy wouldn't have a memory with 'bigger' meaning, so his is simply his favorite day. Which just happens to have a bigger meaning for all us grownups.

Enjoy the story, let me know what you think of the rest of the story. Oh, and some of this will reference portions of Learning to Live Again, so it may be a bit of a spoiler in that sense. If you're worried about that then read LtLA first...


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