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Review:patronus_charm says:
Ah Julia has a new one-shot! Well, two in fact but I felt in the mood for angst and I saw teh recommend this on the forums so I decided to read this one first!

Ah this story was so beautiful and so sensitive for the subject with never dramatizing things and just having the perfect and yeah I loved it. ♥

Fred was the prefect character for it. It was such a refreshing portrayal of him compared to the usual types, and I have to say Iíve never really seen the aspect of his issues with being called Fred explored before and how he compared to the old one, so I really enjoyed that aspect. He was so introspective too which was a nice change, and how measured his thoughts were despite dealing with everything was a new level to his character.

This depression and reminder of Fred seemed to seep into everything he did leaving him no escape and that really made my heart break to see someone suffer so much at the hand of a ghost. I think it was when he was examining his scars which is when it really got to me, just seeing he had reached that level and then to see later on his whole body followed him in that was a great analogy for both his mental and physical state wearing down.

Your descriptions in here just added to the general levels of angst and they were just so beautiful and angsty and Iím going to list my favourites as they deserve to be recognised.

Ď a smudge of peach-pink above his hip-bone with a slight, echoing pain.í It was just a different way to view it and it gave me an insight into how Fred saw that part of himself which really helped me understand him.

Ď Freddie was a portmanteau, a childish nickname that suited the living namesake better. Ď ok this isnít description but this line! It just made me so sad to see what a low opinion he gave himself and it made me want to hug him to make him feel better.

Ď But nothing changed the fact that it was still all in his head. Ď ah I loved this as it was a sort of realisation for Fred that hope could come through.

Aw, this was such a beautiful one-shot which left me close to tears. It was just so well written!


Author's Response: Hi Kiana!! Thank you so much for this review and I'm sorry I took so long to respond to it! I feel awful, and I see you've left me some others too - I can't believe I left them for this long!

Ahh, I'm so glad you liked this. Yes, reflecting on it, JKR's decision to name her characters' children after their dead relatives does seem a little strange, especially in the number of times she does it in the books. I know it's a common practice, but if I'd been named for a dead close relative, I would forever feel I had to live up to their reputation - which is a big ask concerning Fred Weasley. So I wanted to explore that a bit in this fic to try and contextualise Fred II's relationship to his family.

I like how you picked up on the relationship between his mind and body - that's something I hadn't really considered.

Thank you so, so much for the review. You're too kind to me !! ♥ ♥ ♥

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