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Review:toomanycurls says:
Hello!!

I'm so excited to have a new story of yours to read! When I saw you had this pair I was quite interested to see how you'd put them together. I just love everything about this story.

It's a bit eerie in the beginning. I loved your description of her visitor - the ever changing visage and undefinable features. The world around Bathilda just seems like a hazy dream.

The scene from 1904 (congrats on not typing 1940 :)) was divine! You captured the mood and texture for not just that era but of two women who are in a clandestine relationship. The imagery of doxy infested wigs was wonderful!

Hearing Bathilda list off the families there made me want to have an entire book series on wizards in this time period. It's fascinating to me that the Potters also bragged about their connection to the Peverells - just because that would also be bragging about their connection to Slytherin. I thought her choice in clothing was quite striking - just that being unmarried at her age required that she show her chastity through symbolic choices in clothes. I LOVE the mention of Muriel listening at the door - such a great reference to the books and Muriel's own account of her past.

Muriel stealing Bathilda and taking her up to the hidden room was just amazingly romantic. Reading their interaction reminded me a bit of Fried Green Tomatoes with their deep concern for one another and romance.

I love that Bathilda's visitor is satisfied with her recounting but wants her to tell more. I think that'll sent a wonderful cadence to the story. Your diction fits beautifully with the period it's set in!

Love this!

-Rose

Author's Response: Hi Rose! :)

Yay! Thanks so much, I thought this would be a really fun pairing and I couldn't resist writing about them. I'm really happy you love it!

Ah yes, very eerie. I'm glad you liked it, and the visitor. That's just how I pictured it, like a dream that isn't quite clear and defined, and I'm so happy that's how you saw it!

Haha oh god, numbers hate me but I succeeded in proof reading myself this time. :P I'm so glad you liked the historical era and how it came across. Hehe, I loved the idea of the stuffy old wizarding society and their wigs, I'm glad you liked it too! :D

Ah, I totally agree! Wizarding history and the old families are just fascinating. That's a very good point, and how the Peverells lead to both the Potters and the Gaunts. It's funny how conscious of their ancestors they all are. I'm glad you noticed the clothing, and Muriel spying - I wanted to tie in the story as much as possible to canon so spent a lot of time thinking how this could intersect as much as possible. :)

Ah, I'm glad you liked the romance! :) That's really such wonderful praise about the characters and the diction, thank you!

This review is just so amazing, I feel like this response is just full of flailing. :) Thanks for all the lovely comments, you always leave some of the best reviews!


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