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Review:toomanycurls says:
Hello!! Review swap addict here. :D

Oh my, those letters sound rather racy. I do like the Victorian romance they have with each other. the idea of people falling and staying in love over such a distance is extremely romantic to me.

I like the Fat Lady's meeting of Dumbledore. It gives a good sense of her age that she refered to him as young. I could see Dumbledore taking the time to care about the portraits.

Forboding struck me as soon as Fortescue couldn't make it to his other painting. I love how you weaved in the information about the hospital and people not agreeing with it to its fire and destruction. The information seemed so benign at first and a good example of wizarding prejustice but then it became oh so painfully relevant to the Fat Lady. :(

I don't think Jeremiah's destruction could have been any sadder. It speaks well of Dumbledore that he would pass such information himself (or even bother to at all). Her grief felt so realistic and was sad.

I love how Dumbledore approaches her to be the guard to Gryffindor tower! And her being put in Jeremiah's frame is wonderful. :D

Having Tom Riddle visit her and charm information from her regarding the cup was brilliant. I wondered if he would have come by and asked her about it once you wrote that it was *that* cup.

It's interesting that the Smiths would visit her painting. I'm not terribly surprised that she's not impressed by them. It's a bit sad how the father views her as less valuable alone - that statement just struck a chord with me.

Oh your ending is so bittersweet. I love that she goes on and gets to watch generations pass before her eyes but so sad that none of them stop to know her or her wisdom.

I've enjoyed this story so much!
-Rose

Author's Response: Hello! :) Haha review swaps are just love.

Haha yes! I imagined there would be some racy things though in true Victorian tradition the Lady would never tell anybody else about it. :P I think it's romantic too- it really shows true commitment and love.

I'm glad you liked Dumbledore- I imagined him being very involved with everyone around Hogwarts no matter how insignificant they seemed.

I'm happy to hear you felt the ominous hints set in! I quite liked coming up with the descriptions of what might have happened at the hospital. It really did creep up on her and was so unfair that it happened to Jeremiah. :(

Ah, Dumbledore was just so great in my imagination here! I liked the idea of his watching out for the Fat Lady.

I'm glad you liked Riddle's appearance! Hehe, I'm glad you predicted that might happen- it tied in rather unexpectedly for me while writing it and helped the story come full circle.

Haha, I imagined not many people would be impressed by having Zacharias Smith as a family member. :P I'm glad that stuck out for you - I thought it showed how she was really just a possession to most people.

Aw, bittersweet, I know. It's not really a happy ending, or an ending at all, but I like to have hope that she had a decent life.

Thanks so much for the amazing reviews! :D It's lovely to know you liked the story. :)


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