Hello Tanya! I'm here for the Tenth of the Twelve Days of Reviewing. :)
Ahh, I don't know whether to be surprised or not that some sort of music made it into your work. But this was really good, I can see why it won one of the two awards for Best-Written and Most Original story!
I can actually relate to Rose here, I used to be quite obsessed with having everything even (chewing with both sides of the mouth equally, for example) and it's really interesting to see someone else with this problem, because the numbers, the evenness or in her case the threes, they're just so important in a way that nobody really understands.
I love that they both had their own problems, because really, everyone does, and I absolutely loved how they could both work through them and end up happy anyway. It was just so adorably sweet, and I loved it all. It was really sensitive, but sweet as well.
The characterisation of both Rose and Scorpius were fantastic, the way Scorp holds himself, and how Rose dances, it's all just so perfect - I can see hints of their parents in them, but also something that's just theirs alone, and it takes real skill to do that, so major kudos to you there. :)
All in all, this was an absolutely fantastic story and I loved reading it, I'm so glad I had the chance to! :D
Author's Response: Emily! *squee*
Hahaha Yay, musical influence! :-p Ah, what can I say? It's in my soul. ;) I'm so glad you liked the story, and thank you so much; I still can't believe I won!
I actually relate to Rose myself, though not quite on her level - however your chewing thing is something I do quite often! I also have to eat colored candy in order from my least favorite color to my most favorite, as well as from smallest to largest within each color palette. It's completely nonsensical, but I have a hard time not doing it that way. I'm glad you found her relatable, and subsequently accurately written and portrayed as someone with minor OCD. That means a lot to me!
Ah, I'm so happy you enjoyed my versions of both Rose and Scorpius and the fact that they are each so imperfect, but could still find happiness in one another! And it's so exciting to receive reviews where people recognize the connections to these two and their parents! I'm glad those subtle hints still made an impact!
This is such a sweet review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave it! *hugs*