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Review:Infinityx says:
Hi there! Here for the BvB battle.

I loved this chapter. I really admire the way the plot just flows seamlessly and so effortlessly. Your writing style is brilliant and it's wonderful to read your story.

The way this chapter begins makes Ginny's character all the more interesting to me. She's naturally the type to feel frustrated about staying at home and taking care of the kids but her thoughts about having another baby who might take after Ginny shows how much she loves motherhood as well. I think that complexity in her character is a nice touch. I'm also curious about how these two conflicting sides to her will affect her mental state later on.

when they were young, she had never been able to talk to Harry about her problems because he already had too many of his own.
There's a lot of light shed on the type of relationship that the two have with each other. She seems to put her own troubles behind Harry's and feels this responsibility to support and take care of him. Once again, her motherly nature is prominent here. Sometimes it feels like she's completely changed after the war and getting married.
But there's the line which Harry says "At one point I even got up and moved your wand over to my side, just in case you sent a Bat Bogey Hex my way by accident." I don't know if this was your intention while writing it, but I felt like it was a subtle indicator that Ginny hasn't completely changed. She's still that hot-headed, fiery person that she was when she was young. I hope that side of her is seen more in the coming chapters.

Her dreams are really unnerving. Her calmness about the whole situation just shows how close to the edge she is. I hope she gets better soon.

I love all the little details you've added in this chapter. It gives the story a very realistic feel.

It's nice that they're maintaining a good friendship with Luna as well. It seems like a given that Hermione and Ginny would become much closer now that they're practically family, but I love how there's that bit about the two sharing a secret cup of tea in the kitchens. It shows how their friendship was something that grew over a period of time, and not just because of proximity.

Poor Hermione. I'm glad she opened up to Ron about her problems. I hope Ginny does so soon with Harry. I'm interested to see how this therapist will handle Ginny's situation. I'm sure it's not going to go away very easily and I'm curious to see how the plot will progress from here.

Another thing that I found incredibly interesting is why the dreams suddenly started again. Ginny tells Hermione that they were reducing as she got older and now she had them two nights in a row. I wonder what triggered them again.

Beautifully written chapter Amanda! I absolutely love your writing. Great work!

Author's Response: Hey, thanks so much for stopping by! I'm sorry it's taken me a while to respond :)

Yeah, I think Ginny would naturally mature when she became a wife and mother, but it would be wrong to just erase her whole personality, so I would say she definitely still has some hot-headed moments. She's very independent and hates the thought of anyone having to take care of her, especially Harry, despite the fact that she really does need him right now.

I wanted to juxtapose that sense of eerie calm, the calm before the story, with the darkness in Ginny's dreams. On the surface, she's relatively happy with a family of her own and--as you pointed out--some good friendships. But she's obviously dealing with something big that she keeps inside.

I have my theories about what brought the dreams back, which I'll explore later. But I'm always curious to see what readers think :)

Thank you so much for this lovely review!

-Amanda


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