Hihihi!! You didn't think that I'd FORGOTTEN about this story, did you?!
Of course not! That would be silly! I actually read this chapter when it came out, but the events of last week kept getting in the way of me reviewing.
But never fear! I am here now! :D
Wow, so a lot happens in this chapter. And I mean A LOT. Andie's FINALLY admitting to herself that she really does like Ted, even if she IS still trying to deny it. And the moment when she slipped up and insulted Ted's blood status yet again is probably going to haunt her for a very long time.
Oh my. George is being his difficult self, what with the owl and everything (Medusa is a great name, by the way!), and then he figures out that Ted and Andie aren't exactly friends anymore... Too late, she's gone! I think it's interesting that, even though he cares about Ted's well-being and general happiness, he's still pretty angry that he had to miss all the drama because he was passed out. Typical teenage boy. :)
Uh oh! Splinching! Or as Nelson likes to call it, squelching. It's really great that he was so kind and fixed Andie's hand with a Muggle cure, and she didn't resist. She's finally learning to be grateful to people who help her out, rather than snarking at them because of their position in society. And then the George revelation! That explains a lot! Poor guy. He's tough on the outside, but inside he's still grieving. :(
YES!! I KNEW that this was one of my favorite stories for a good reason! You know what an oboe is!! I play that! :D Okay, so the oboe didn't figure into the plot at all, but I got really excited when I saw the word "oboe." Thank you for knowing what an oboe is! (A lot of people don't, unfortunately.)
The confrontation. Such. High. Drama!! I love it! They were so uncomfortable, and then Andie mentioned "bedroom eyes," hahaha... And Ted kept throwing her words back into her face--there's still such a disconnect between them, even though they've been friends for a little while. He has absolutely no clue that she's actually changed her mind. And then Andie pulls a Bellatrix... Holy Merlin, that was scary!!
"But you are poor!" Andromeda cried, exasperated. "You're poor and you're Muggleborn and you're a metamorphmagus. Those are all parts of you. You wouldn't be the Ted I wanted without them."~Best line of dialogue EVER, hands down. All the chips are on the table now! Andie let her subconscious do the talking, and oh boy, how it talked!! That was BRILLIANT.
Oh my gosh, and then Ted's revelation that he started liking her waaayyy back during the Hog's Head incident... WHILE he's metamorphosing!! MORE HIGH DRAMA, INDEED!! But it's okay, he got over it--Phew!
And then Narcissa.
The title of the chapter lied. Things DIDN'T go according to plan.
Another great chapter!! I'm super happy that you've got another one up now, and I'll probably review it later on today. (I've already read it, of course. Sorry not sorry if that's creepy.) :)
Author's Response: Well HI. But of course I didn't think you'd forgotten this little story! You've been such a stalwart reviewer, and life is crazy and busy and wild. I love your reviews whenever they come. That was hokey. Guh. But seriously, thanks for popping in to write such nice words.
Poor George. If I were in his position, I'd totally be bummed to miss out on the drama, too. I guess in that way I'm a typical teenage boy? Lol. But it's tough stuff to be passed out when exciting things are going down. Alas.
You play the oboe? SO FUN. I love the oboe. I've loved it ever since I was a wee child and first heard Peter & the Wolf in Kindermusik, and I was all, "Who is the duck?! THE DUCK ROCKS." And then I was informed by the helpful British dude one the cassette tape that the the duck was an oboe, and I loved oboes forever after. True story. In fact, I made Ted listen to a composition that included parts by my three fave instruments: cello, oboe, and French horn. Yes, I shamelessly catered to my inner music dork. No regrets. Anyway, it makes me pleased as punch that you play the oboe. Def another reason to like the story. Def.
Baha, yes, I indulged myself in a little irony this title. Silly Andromeda must learn that nothing goes according to her plan, like, ever. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the read! Thanks for your love-uh-lee review!!