I really love how you write the Weasley family at the Burrow, personally, I'm in favour for the summer lasting as long as possible just so I can see more of how flawlessly you write the canon characters. :P The focus on food and all the little sibling relationships and deviousness are great, and I love how Ginny has to hold her own against her brothers. That feels so realistic and really fits with her character.
Hmm, so there might be something between Fred and Angelina? That makes sense, considering the Yule Ball is happening soon (sort of). I'm curious about what might happen in terms of Sadie and Fred, though I think they have a long way to go in building a friendship and comfort before anything romantic can happen.
I love the bonding time between Sadie and Arthur, and how he spares the time in his day to go around and do things for each of his children and his adopted "children." It reminds me of how he takes Harry to the Ministry for his hearing and spends that individual time. It's really love that Arthur and Sadie's father had that love of Muggle things to share, and how that also gives Sadie something to relate to with Arthur. Seeing the flashback, when Sadie was unharmed and loved and innocent, was so poignant, and showed the girl she could have grown up to be had tragedy not struck. :(
You always amaze me with how well you write the canon characters, like Arthur recommending a puddle to Sadie. :P It shows what a playful, gentle man he is and how he really connects with his children and engages with the physical features of their home. You ground the story really well both in terms of characters and the setting - this story could really blend so seamlessly into canon.
The ending, with Sadie's fear of magic translating to herself, was really heartbreaking. :( This poor girl, but at least she's getting happier and has somebody to look after her again. ♥
Can't wait for the next chapter! :D
Author's Response: Okay, how did I miss this review, when I was responding to all of your others? Oopsie!
I guess I had TWO reviews left to respond to from you. Sorry...
Thank you so much for the compliments about the Weasleys and the Burrow. I absolutely love that family, and their home, and worry I spend too much time there in stories. Makes me really happy that you don't mind and think I do it justice.
Fred and Angelina - Okay, this is complicated in my head. I think they might have had a mutual attraction...a lose sort of friendship/relationship that was easy, comfortable and not too binding. Does that make sense? I mean, he did ask her to the Yule ball, without any hesitation, and she said yes. But I don't think they were out dating every night either. As for Fred and Sadie, you are right...it's going to be a slow build to that.
I am very fond of Arthur and ever so grateful that JRK chose to include such a good father-figure in the series. I love writing him and having him care for his children, all of them.
And yes, poor Sadie, so much was ripped away from her. But it's also those memories of good and love and light that kept her sane through all the darkness.
And now I really am blushing about your compliment on canon. Thank you so very much. I'm trying really hard to blend this into canon as much as I can and still include an OC.
Thank you so much for reading! I do hope to have a new chapter up very soon.