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Review:MadiMalfoy says:
Hi, MadiMalfoy here with your long-ago requested review! :)

FIrst of all, just wow. Gilderoy is really a difficult character to capture because we're given this very shallow and face-deep persona with not much underneath. After he loses his memory, all we're canonically given is that he is residing in St. Mungos in the long-term ward. So you really took a chance to explore his life after losing his memory and did it very well!

You were concerned about the plot flow due to splicing different rewrites of this together, but I couldn't find any interruptors of the plot whatsoever. Your bits and pieces flowed very smoothly and nicely. I think it makes sense because you had total freedom in writing this so you took creative liberty and created a very touching product! The fact he continues to lose his memory saddens the reader because the Healers can't figure out why and yet he keeps going and fighting because he wants to continue his relationship with his one remaining fan.

His death could not have been any sweeter than how you wrote it. It really contradicts his actions from when he was younger (i.e. ripping off all of the people who really did what he wrote he did). The memorial made by the staff of the hospital supports his personality changes after his memory loss and the lasting effects his presence had on the staff.

A truly wonderful one-shot that highlights the good parts of Gilderoy Lockhart that had gotten swallowed up in his celebrity status but showed themselves when he could no longer remember that part of him. Great job!! :)

Please re-request for any of your other stories any time you'd like. :)
~MadiMalfoy x

Author's Response: Hey, thanks so much for stopping by!

Yeah, it was fun to explore Lockhart beyond the characterization in the books and think about how his life may have progressed after he entered the hospital.

I'm so glad the plot flowed together well despite all my rewrites and details. It was sad to imagine Gilderoy's condition deteriorating, but at least he made the best of his final days and died with a little bit of grace.

I'm glad you picked up on the contrast between these last moments and the majority of Lockhart's life. The tone and reception were definitely meant to look different!

Thanks so much for your kind review :)

-Amanda


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