Hey there! Hey there! Hey there! (Hehe, get it?)
So this is the second fan fic story I've ever read that has OCD in it, and just like the first, this was exceptionally well written! It honestly pulled me into the head of those that were suffering and it really makes me feel for them. The anxieties are real, and the reminders are there over and over and over again.
I think my favorite bit that was added was Scorpios' stutter. I've never read a story where someone had this sort of setback, and I don't know why seeing as how that is something a little more common than most remember, and I really liked it. It made him seem so adorable, and sweet, and it showed a different side to him that other stories don't delve into.
I don't know if the mistletoe bit was made up on your bit or not (for some reason my brain is telling me that happened in the books, too, but maybe it is because you made it so absolutely magical and believable?) but I loved that you added it either way. Glitter would be a nightmare for anyone who has to be clean at all times.
I sort of want to bounce on the heads of all the girls in poor Rose's dorm. I understand she gets where they're coming from, and I get how they feel to because sometimes it is hard to understand something that you yourself don't go through, but you would think after all the years, they would just roll over and wait for the one solid minute to end. There's no need to make her feel worse than she already does.
All in all, I think it was a beautiful little story and I have absolutely no complaints! (Not that I was looking for one). Rose was different than any other Rose I've ever read, and the same goes for Scorpios, and that's what made it so enjoyable. There was a sad note playing in the waltz the whole time, but you knew that she would go on in her life of threes just fine as long as she has Scorpios by her side. Lovely job! I really loved it! :)
Author's Response: Mae, Mae, Mae! Hi, hi, hi! ;)
Ah, yay! I'm so happy that you enjoyed it - especially considering you had another with similar aspects to compare it to! It's so great that you felt like you were in Rose's head, too, so that you could understand her struggle on such a real level! That's wonderful!
I'm just thrilled you liked Scorpius and his stutter! He's very sweet in this version, I think, and I'm glad you agree; the stutter seem to add to that, huh? It's like you just want to hold him! (Or is that just me?...) Thank you! :-D
hehehe Nope, I made it up! But that's pretty nifty that I may have fooled you! :-p I'm so happy you liked the idea of the glitter-bombing mistletoe! I was a little nervous about it, because in fanfiction the big mistletoe thing is to make it trap people, so I wanted to stay away from that. Anyway, phew! Thank you!
Right?! Bounce on them, Mae! I grant you permission! ;) But you're absolutely right: there really are two sides to OCD - the people who have it, and the people who have to tolerate the people who have it. It's sad that some people simply do not have the patience for the little ticks and compulsions, but I like to think that's what adds to Scorpius' charm here - because he doesn't just tolerate her, he loves her. ^.^
Yay! No complaints is always great to hear! And I'm so happy to have created a unique Rose and Scorpius! Gah, you're just incredible! Thank you so very, very much for leaving this review! *sends endless amounts of 'thank you's and cookies your way* :-D