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Review:patronus_charm says:
Ooh this chapter was really creepy! Iím still not certain about Bree and her form of therapy in this only highlighted why I wasnít sure about her. I can understand why drawing out Ginnyís fears of Bellatrix might prompt her into revealing her secrets and recovering but Bree just seems to be a little too mean and too intent on causing Ginny pain. I donít really know what her motive for it could be whether itís purely because sheís a sadist or she has links with former Death Eaters, but either way Iíll be watching her.

The therapy scene in general though was really brilliant and you wrote it really well. I could definitely tell you have a background in psychology here because the manipulation of Ginnyís emotions was fantastic especially when the world of pleasure with France was destroyed so brutally by the arrival of Bellatrix. Even if the therapy scenes put me on edge because of Bree, they are worth reading purely to get into Ginnyís mind and seeing how much she was suffering.

I really loved the nod towards Fred and how he and George were always protective older brothers to her as it was so rarely done. It was just so moving to see her go to him for reassurance that the demons of her past were truly dead and she wasnít just imagining in it. It almost seems that Ginnyís getting more and more paranoid and doubting everything so it will be interesting to see if it worsens or not.

Ooh the ending! I donít really know what to think because I just didnít see it coming so Iím still trying to register as to what it could be. I have a feeling Ginny might somehow be involved in this passage as it might be either a deluded middle of the night thing she made or a purpose built secret escape place. Or it could be Bree and the reason as to why sheís so creepy!

Author's Response: Hey Kiana :) You always leave such lovely reviews for me!

It is so interesting to see what people think about Bree as her therapy with Ginny continues! I don't want to give anything away, though, so I won't say too much about her, except that Ginny's case is an exceptional one and it would be hard for anyone to get a handle on the problem.

I do try to draw on my experience and write all the beautiful awkwardness and raw emotion that you'd see in a real therapy session. It's a privileged place to be and yet it always leaves a mark on everyone in the room. Glad it felt realistic to you!

I really wanted to pull Fred into the story somehow because his loss was obviously devastating to all members of his family. He seemed like he would be a good safe space for Ginny, someone withdrawn from the situation and unable to say the wrong thing. You can tell she's really getting desperate, running to a grave instead of her husband.

More will be revealed about the passage in the next chapter (if I ever get around to writing it... sigh). Thanks so much for your thoughtful review!

-Amanda


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