Oh Kiana. We have answers. Finally I get some precious answers. That man at the beginning was certainly very mysterious and intimidating - what's up with him? Controlling past, present and future sounds very powerful, and also a little greedy. More and more I'm getting the feeling that he might be more than natural. Hmm.
Okay, I promise I'm not a sadist, but I think you did a really good job of the torturing Scorpius bit. In most other stories I've read where the Cruciatus curse is involved the character is usually fine right after the pain and I always found that to be slightly unrealistic, so I'm really glad that your portrayal of it was more realistic. I loved Scorpius' reaction as well, how he just wanted to lick his wounds and how he doesn't want any pity from Dalila or Rashidi, it was so realistic, so major kudos to you for that.
I absolutely adored your brief Hermione POV. I think you captured an older Hermione's voice beautifully, still her but older. It was so believable and wonderful to read about, how she had a fractured relationship with her daughter but they tried to put it aside and keep on cummnicating when Rose was away, and how worried she was because no owl had reached her yet. I found it so touching how Hermione was so proud of her daughter, but, perhaps didn't know how to tell her. It's so beautifully realistic as well, how there are some things she can't learn from books, because I have the same problem sometimes and i could relate to Hermione so well here.
Hahaha, Edward was so endearingly awkward when he was talking with Rose! I already like him, so you better not have him lined up to be the surprise villain, missy. :P I loved how Rose immediately thought of how looking for Acanthus in a previous century will make her report even better, we can tell her head is in the right place. :P
This was a great chapter Kiana, great work so far! :D
Author's Response: EMILY.
Yes, you do! I'm not that mean so I had to give you some. Bahaha, yes it is a little greedy but revenge can make people like that so in a way Scorpius does a deserve if you have the mind of a sadist. He is a human, don't worry, but anything more is still a secret!
It's fine, I love torturing people both mentally and physically in stories so being a sadist is completely fine especially if it's done to Remus :P I'm glad that you liked Scorpius' portrayal in that scene because it is something rather odd and that you don't see it everyday. Haha, the no pity thing was a nod towards the old Malfoy pride so it's great that you liked it!
Yay because as you probably know by now Hermione tends to appear a lot more from now. I always imagined her and Rose's relationship to be a little fractured as she probably always wanted the best for her daughter but whether Rose wanted that too was a different issue. I guess it's because of the whole not being able to learn from books thing coming into play which is true for quite a few people I think as it's me and you too now :P
Well, he isn't the villain I'll give you that, but there is one in the midst of them all so who will it be is the next question! Yes, she is ever the journalist even going back a century doesn't stop her!
Thanks for another amazing review, Emily!