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Review:patronus_charm says:
Hi there!

I really loved this one-shot as it was a story which made me wonder why on earth have I never paid enough attention to Bode before, and those stories are the best ones in my opinion. I loved his characterisation with the way he just wants to break free from this boredom and tedium of life at St. Mungoís. I could tell he had a logic mind with the way he conceded it was safer there, but just the way he wanted to break free and be back at the Ministry was really interesting and showed how passionate he was about his work.

There was the dash of humour in there too which made me laugh so much, as it was just such an unexpected twist, but one which seemed to go so well. I loved his general disdain of the healers and nurses and how they patronised him in his opinion. It must have been quite a shock to have this role reversal with him being the inferior one after knowing all the secrets of the Department of Mysteries, so it was a really interesting perspective to include.

Another thing I loved was how you included some lovely description throughout and his whole life at St. Mungoís really came alive to me, so I could really enjoy it.

The ending with the plant was so great! I loved how he had realised what it was earlier on but I couldnít tell them what it was. Ok, it sounds horrible saying love, but I loved the irony of it, and the way it was always lurking away in the back of his mind no matter what. The suddenness of it cutting off just as it went around his throat was great and it meant we really got to see his last moments and fully enjoy them which was really cool.

This was such an interesting one-shot!


Author's Response: Yay! This has improved my mood so much (I was genuinely swearing at my textbook because it is so badly written...)

Poor old Bode, no-one cared about him... I like minor characters. A lot.

You're the first person to really comment on humour in my stories. He has this really high opinion of himself and he can't argue with the way they think of him, so you get the pompousness even when he's helpless. Which, yeah, is kind of funny. Though he clearly wouldn't agree :P

Thanks! I have some really intense emotional scenes in other fics, but I can hardly say I grew to love Bode! So he didn't get a sad tear-jerker death scene. He had a sudden violent death at the hands of a plant that he knew was dangerous at the moment he succeeded in figuring out what he'd been looking for (which he'd been convinced knowing would show him how to escape). Dreaming of the the moment that had put him in the hospital finished the job. Ironic. (And that paragraph probably makes no sense. Oh well.)

Thank you for the amazing review! I might just refrain from throwing my textbook across the room... :P

I'm in a crazy mood. I should not be communicating with human beings right now. I am. Sorry.

- Leonore

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