Goodness me! That was so charming! A little sad it didn't go as planned, but honestly, I think I get exactly what Lily was thinking right there at the end before she kissed him. And the bit in the end about pity turning into affection and such, melted my heart! Seriously!
D: Please answer this question with upmost honesty! Will the snow globe ever work the same? I assume they reparo-ed it, but I'm sure it needed more charm work to get it going!
Poor James. Me. Wiseacre didn't even remember him! I bet that was a spot embarrassing! Though the snow globe was still a success!
I really loved how you could add things without fully going through them. Like how he lost his wallet, and why there was no carriage ride. It was enjoyable to expect those things, and while you're reading, they just come up! :D
AWWW! He tried to change his hair habit for her! But I love it! Secretly, I think Lily does, too! Haha :) That's why she counted! She was waiting for him to touch his hair, but he never did!
I definitely had a few laugh out loud moments. Seriously, you and your partner write Marauder Era extremely well! I loved every bit of it and still can't get over how much I'm caught in the afterglow of reading this!
I can out my finger on the spot everything messed up! I blame Lily, too! If she had just dropped that he had been late, he would have come in with ease and not been at a loss for proper words! Though, it's really cool to see that he even has to realize he's not a suave as he thinks he is (as mentioned in the story before! XD)
Good things come to those who wait. Well, James still got kisses, yeah? So technically speaking, Remus wasn't wrong about both things! Though he sure tried to prove him wrong just like he did with the buttered toast, didn't he? XD
Really, this and the story before was an absolutely amazing read! I'm in love with them as a whole collaboration and separately! I really do wish you two the best of luck! And I'm finally all done with reading and reviewing all the stories! I'm glad this one was right among the last of them! It brightened my whole night!
Author's Response: Mae! You're so insanely incredible for reviewing ALL of the Speed Dating entries! I was really nervous to be your last, but I'm so happy you enjoyed it even though it was preceded by the other amazing entries! Thank you! *hugs*
hehehe Yeah, things went just a bit awry, didn't they? I'm happy your found it charming, though, and that you could understand Lily's ability to see through the catastrophic bits! I have it in my head that by the time Lily had accepted to even go on this date, James had already won her over. ^.^
Hahaha! Ah, I'm so sorry to tell you, but no. Not that snow globe, at least. However, I imagine James would reorder it for her - paying for it himself, this time - and so she'd get it back eventually anyway, good as new! How's that sound? hehehe
LOL I couldn't resist. In Singularity's chapter, James expects to have this charming back and forth with Mr. Wiseacre, so I just couldn't help but to make the reality one in which he doesn't even remember who James is! hahaha Poor thing. :-p
Thank you! I'm glad that worked for you! It would have been nice to expand some of those things, but the word cap just wouldn't allow it, unfortunately - but I'm so happy you still remembered them from the prequel! Yay!
hehehe He did! How sweet - though he failed a few times... LOL I'm glad you liked that addition - I really wanted to give James something to be always consciously trying to control his subconscious! And I think Lily liked it as well. ;)
Yay for laughing out loud! I love to hear that! And I'm so happy you feel that way! I love the Marauders and was so happy to have the opportunity to play with a few of them! Eee, you're so sweet!
LOL! Right? Things don't even have a chance to be good before they're already bad! *cackles maniacally* It was really a lot of fun taking James down a notch. ;)
Indeed! Wise old Remus. hehehe I couldn't help but stick him in - he's one of my absolute favorite characters. And what's a Marauder story without a little bit of mischief over breakfast, huh? hehehe
This is just such a kind review, Mae! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to leave it - along with all the other people you made happy on your journey to this final entry! It's really so wonderful of you! I'm so happy you enjoyed my story and my collab with Singularity! We had a blast writing it, as well! Thank you again - you're truly fantastic! *hugs*