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Review:AlexFan says:
Woah, this chapter was just . . . WOAH! This chapter was intense! I definitely didn't expect all of this to be happening as soon as Ginny arrived at Hogwarts. I thought it would've been at least one day before all of the trouble started and everything.

I don't know how I feel about Snape, for some reason, everything he said just doesn't feel like him. I know that he has to say it and everything but it just didn't sound like something Snape from the books would say. I don't know how to describe it. Not to say that the scene wasn't brilliant, because it was, I had my mouth open in shock. I couldn't believe that they had actually resorted to using the Imperius Curse on Ginny, I shouldn't be surprised because they're death eaters after all but it surprised me nonetheless.

I kept rooting for Ginny to fight off the Imperius Curse though, I wanted her to fight it off so badly but then she kind of knocked herself out and I was like "Okay, that's cool too you know).

I loved the scene at the end with McGonagall, she's a strict woman and she's not known for showing a lot emotion often but I love how you brought out the side of her that she usually keeps hidden, the side of her that really cares and wants to protect her students from the evil. That last line though where she told Ginny she could be a miscreant she just couldn't get caught, I loved it because it reminded me of McGonagall in the fifth book.

My advice to Ginny would personally be to do it but make sure that she didn't get caught.

Author's Response: I totally get what you mean with Snape! That headmaster's speech was ridiculously difficult to get through. My reasoning was, yes, he's trying to play a part, but he's just as uncomfortable being headmaster as the students are with having him as headmaster, though you're right. It is off, I just can't figure out how to fix it. Lol.

I thought that was the most logical way for Snape to handle the situation. Here he is, giving a speech to students about how he's there to help them, and won't harm them, and isn't the enemy when Ginny stands up and contradicts him. If he goes all public with "how dare you..." or any kind of immediate punishment, he's proving her right, and making himself look bad. But if she walks out, to outsiders it's just that one Weasley girl with the bad temper upset because her boyfriend is gone lashing out at the new headmaster and then walking out. That's what I was going for anyways. And then, I figured if a full grown wizard like Barty Crouch Sr. took a lot of time to throw off the imperius curse, it would take Ginny awhile too. Then I remembered the first time Harry fought against it, and how he wasn't really able to just pull himself out of it. He struggled against it and then the pain of running into the table brought him out of it. I figured at least making her legs stop was something the headstrong and slightly aware Ginny could accomplish. +]

I'm glad that you liked McGonagall! I tried so hard to make her in canon, and I'm glad that you think I did well.

I'm glad that you've liked it so far. Can't wait to hear your take on the last chapter. +] Thank you so much for this. I've been waiting for someone to tell me how to improve this. +]

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