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Review:patronus_charm says:
Hi Laura!

First of all ahahahahahahah Ted and Andromeda love!!! There is never enough of them which is such a shame so sorry while I squeal away that someone has actually written a story about them because it so rarely happens!

Secondly, the structure of this was so great with the different sections and the varying size. What really made a success was how each one had a different mood and tone to the other and I could tell that you really took care to make sure it reflected the changes in Andromedaís life. I have to say that I think the smaller ones might have even been my favourite as the quick snapshot into her life was so captivating the images stayed in my mind for a while.

Andromedaís character was really well written with her reflective thoughts and how she sometimes lacks confidence in herself. Thereís a bit towards the end where she wishes she was more like Bella, but I find that she almost does have that fiery edge to her with the way she ran away and how Tonks was conceived before the marriage as both of those went against the norms of her life and showed she did have the spirit we see Tonks. She was just such a wonderfully complex character and I think you wrote all her layers really well.

Andromeda and Tedís relationship was really well written too and you showed how it progressed with age really well with the innocent but sweet love at the beginning, to the more passionate and then the complacent but comforting love at the end. It was just so lovely to see them at all the stages of their life. Ah, then in the final scene when he was apologising for making them targets it really made me sad, but then their love is so strong she just accepted that and stayed with him. Gah, sorry for rambling I love this pair a little too much :P

Finally, one thing I forgot to say was that I liked how you made Andromeda continually haunted by the shadow of her being a Black as it showed how your origins can never leave you. It was also really great how they always lurked away in the back of her mind as it showed us how her life could have differed and another perspective when the wars occurred.

I really loved this one-shot in case you couldnít tell :P

-Kiana

Author's Response: Hey there, Kiana! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! And yeah, I do love Ted/Andromeda - they're such a sweet couple, but they're so hardly written, it's so sad! I definitely agree with you on that one!

Thank you! I'm so glad you liked them, as this is the first time I wrote a one-shot like this, with different sections, so it was a bit of a new experience for me. It's so great to hear you liked the shorter ones - anything short is so hard for me to write, haha! :P

Gah, thanks - I'm so happy you like Andromeda! I've read a few Andromeda-centric one-shots, and, like Sirius, they all seem to focus on how glad she was to run away and how she hates her family, and I really wanted to go down a different path with her. Yeah, she's stronger than she thinks she is, I think, but I loved including the sister relationship, and people often don't realise those kinds of things about themselves, I think. I'm so glad you liked her as a character, though! :)

I loved writing Ted and Andromeda's relationship, actually - especially because it's not much of a traditional relationship, with all the secrets Andromeda is keeping and all... but yeah, it is really sad at the end, with Ted leaving, but I had to keep it canon, haha, and I didn't really want to leave it with a nice, happy ending :P And no worries - they're such a good pairing, and I really don't mind! ;)

Thank you so much - I'm so glad you liked that, since I really wanted to emphasise the idea of her missing her family so much, because I think family is incredibly important and it's the kind of thing you don't realise how much you need them until you lose them, you know?

Thank you so so much for the really great review - it was so amazing to get, I really loved it! :) (And sorry for the late reply!)

Aph xx


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