Hey there! KatieRoo here from the forums with your challenge review!(:
Oh wow. So all the other Hannah/Neville fics I've read are very happy upbeat, but I absolutely loved how kinda dark this story was. You know, we really don't know too much about Hannah, but I loved the way you characterized her. I think it was very realistic on the attitude of someone coming out of a major war like that.
I also just adore what you did with Neville. He was always the awkward school boy in the novels, but just completely emerged as someone else in the last novel. I just loved that you kept him that klutzy stammering guy, because really, who just transforms overnight? And, even though like you mentioned Neville was dealing with his new found fame, I'm glad you kept him a humble guy.(:
Gosh, I just thought this was seriously wonderful. The quote tied in perfectly, and I thought your plot line was super great too. Man, I would love to read on more of their love story, you did a great job with them!(:
Thank you so much for participating in my challenge, good luck to you! And many cheers for the new year!
Author's Response: Hello! Thanks for the lovely review! I'm sorry that I've been terrible and I haven't responded promptly, but here I am now! :)
Yeah, even though I'm not a dark person at all, I have a tendency to write darker fanfiction. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you liked the way I characterized Hannah. Because she is a canon character, I wanted to make sure that I got the basics correct, but after that, I tried to imagine what she would be like after the war. I am incredibly pleased that you thought her characterization was accurate!! :)
Yes, Neville is one of my loves from the series. I recently reread the books, and because I wrote this fic, all of his moments kept jumping out at me. (So I have you to thank, really!) He's just so awkward!Neville and clumsy!Neville, and I didn't think that one snake would change that very much. I truly hope that he would stay at least somewhat the same in his adulthood.
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!! Funny, I've actually gotten the comment from several people that they "can't wait for the next chapter" or "would like to see what happens next." Well, that's got the wheels in my mind turning, and I think that I might turn it into something a bit more substantial one day. After all, love can't happen in just a tiny one-shot (well, for me it can't). So maybe? :)
Thanks for challenging me! I had TONS of fun with this piece because I've never ever written a canon couple before. Good luck judging all of the great entries that people submitted for your challenge! :D