I apologize for the brief delay. I was having technical difficulties of the keyboard-meets-coffee variety :(. That does mean that I now have a shiny new keyboard!
I'm pleasantly surprised that Victoire is standing her ground about having a child out of wedlock. I think it's fantastic that she's holding out to have her wedding the way she wants to. With a stable relationship, a good, stable job, and being old enough to be mentally and physically capable to raise a child, she seems to be well-off in raising her child. So I think that she's perfectly entitled to ignore her mother in this perspective.
Aw, Van seems like a really good friend :D. Speaking of, I think I'm love with the name Van now *you've created a fangirl*. Furthermore, the two's interactions were quirky and humorous and I really appreciated the good-natured laughs I got out of them.
Oh, and Emmaline was absolutely precious!
Yeah, I can definitely see why Louis was a little upset that she came home really late. Poor guy has to have a personal life, after all ;). But, in Victoire's defense, she did have to stay late at work...and SHE needs a personal life herself, sounds like.
Oh gosh, talk about a cliffhanger! I hate them and love them so very much ;).
So, this was very well-written, and it flowed very well. Mostly, it was extremely enjoyable. Fantastic job, I'd say!
Author's Response: Oh wow! I'm glad you were able to replace that! That really sucks! D: You should keep those two separate ;)
Otherwise, no worries! :D I don't feel like there was a delay. :)
Oh I'm glad you agree with Victoire! I really like writing a character that stands on her own, and she was just the perfect character to do that with. I've tried writing her mean, or more girly, or like she came straight from France, but I really like this Victoire. She's so much fun to write and it makes it so much easier to get into her head! :)
Yay! Van has a fangirl! :D that's seriously awesome because I LOVE Van, as side characters come that is. :) I have so many plans for her, and she needs a fangirl. ;) She is who I hope to channel my humor through. I've never been exceptionally great with putting my humor in my writing, but Van makes it a lot easier and I've been so pleased to see that she's made it work so far. Needless to say, she's a lot of fun and I'm glad you like her. :)
Oh that little girl! How she can be a pain, though! Haha but yes, she is very adorable. I have a lot of fun writing her, too.
Louis! Oh he's a cutie! Yes, poor guy does need a personal life, but I'm afraid he'd bend over backwards for his family first. They are, after all, mainly part Veela women and he would have to suffer their wrath otherwise ;). Victoire, she's in desperate need for a little time off! I'm excited to fit something that happens in a little later because I hope we get to see just that. I'm not a Dr., nurse, or medical type person at all, so I'm just sort of winging her availability here, but I hope it turns out believable enough.
I had to do something to make it somewhat more interesting, yeah? :p
I'm so glad you liked it! :) It is really nice to know that it's been enjoyable so far (though this is the first chapter haha) and that there's no confusing bits. Most of everything I write I get those two complaints lol. But I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for taking the time to come back after your keyboard and coffee had a disastrous date! I hope you continue to like it, too, if you so choose to move on! :) Thanks again!