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Review:Lululuna says:
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This was a great continuation! I really like how the plot is moving along quickly, but with a great deal of detail and emotion packed into it. And the scene at the end gave me shivers! (though I'll get to that later).

I've only ever seen therapy sessions on TV shows before but I thought it was interesting - it felt like Bree didn't really do much, but that Ginny felt a lot better after which was interesting. I felt that Bree was quite unprofessional with believing Skeeter's nonsense and having preconceptions about her client, and it makes me trust her a little less about whether she's reliable in keeping Ginny's secrets. I suppose that being in the public eye would be quite a fine line to walk for Harry and Ginny, and any personal problems (real or fabricated) would be torn apart in the press.

The funny thing about this therapy session (and the ones I've seen on television for that matter) is how quickly they run out of time! I suppose that is the nature of having an appointment, but I did find it a funny idea. :P

I also really liked how Ginny cringed at the idea of a journal - how it's tainted for her. Another idea I really liked was how Dumbledore had kept the story away from the newspapers, as I have wondered about how the whole Chamber of Secrets fiasco blew over.

Gah, I honestly was really scared during the last scene. For real, like it's a good thing I have all the lights on and the forums open on my computer (the forums are the least ghostly thing ever :P). The idea of something slithering and reminding Ginny of the Basilisk was honestly terrifying, and I was shocked when Ginny actually went up to investigate the attic. Why, Ginny, why?!

It's crazy to think that mysterious writing has once again appeared in her journal. Ah! I am definitely staying away from all my notebooks tonight. :P The fact that whatever it was had dragged all the boxes away as well made the fear all the more tangible.

I wonder if Ginny did those things and then went back to bed without realizing... or perhaps, in some way, she's become a sort of Horcrux and Tom (as she calls him, interestingly) lives on within her? It wouldn't be the first time that happened, after all!

I'm so curious to find out what on earth is going on! Also, the last line was just perfect in rounding off the chapter and complementing the very creepy scene. Well done, I loved reading this! :D

Author's Response: There is something we've heard of in the mental health community that relates to your comments about the therapy session--it's said that just going to therapy, no matter the type of treatment used or the person assigned to your case, can sometimes have a placebo effect that causes you to feel better. I don't know if it's really true, but I do think it would be cathartic to Ginny to be able to divulge her secrets to someone else. At the same time, I totally understand her not trusting Bree at the moment, you know? And yeah, it did go a bit quick--you'd be surprised how much dead space there can be in a therapy session, or just small talk. I didn't want to bore the reader :)

Glad you liked the last scene! I really tried to make it scary but I didn't know if I could pull it off without mood lighting or creepy music. I love that it bled over into your present experience, though, if I can say that without sounding too cruel!

Glad you're curious! Thanks for another kind review!

-Amanda


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