|Review:||Whimsical Diva says:|
You know, when I was reading the whole Draco-Scorpius bit, strangely, I was Team Draco through and through. Scorpius was being absolutely ridiculous, and most certainly hypocritical - the one thing he fails to acknowledge is that Draco has, time and time again, tried to make contact with Scorpius and attempted a rapprochement, albeit after a fashion - which Scorpius keeps spurning. I feel, despite everything, Draco loves his son deep down and has his best interests at heart. It doesn't seem unreasonable at all on his part to ask his son to come back - that's what all the parents want. Maybe Scorpius will learn to appreciate his father more later, especially if turns out that Astoria's the one who is high up in the Council.
I was also Team James through and through. Someone had to call a spade a spade, and I'm glad it was James who did it. Albus can claim he isn't doing this to prove anything, but this isn't strictly speaking, true, is it? It's strange - Albus appears to be so good to be true when he's with his friends, but he's nowhere near as good with his family (Rose notwithstanding), is he? Maybe he feels more comfortable and 'in his element' when he's with friends who look up to him, as opposed to family where he really gets overshadowed by his father?
I wonder what Rose will discover about Lisa. I'm sure, on closer inspection, there must be something there that doesn't add up. I also wonder whether what Lisa said to Scorpius is really true - that her instincts tell her to side with the gang, and not with Thane? Or is that, like everything else, a lie? I'm still predicting that Starfall will end with Lisa's betrayal or her death - but we'll see soon, won't we? I guess you'd call this the end of arc 2 of this fic - just like Kythos was the end of arc 1?
Author's Response: Scorpius has stonewalled Draco's every attempt to explain or reconcile. This is absolutely true, and he's being rather petty and short-sighted about it, ESPECIALLY now when Draco thought that he was dead. On the other hand, this is the Draco who sent him letters during Phlegethon criticising his every move, and their conversation at the end of Ignite was not particularly warm. So the question is if Scorpius should give him a chance, or if Draco's had all of his chances and Scorpius is right to cut him off. I don't have an answer for that!
I'm not sure that Albus changes so much around his family as that the circumstances are different with his family. His family are a personal obligation clashing with his more moral obligations to the Chalice hunt. Then again, how much is Albus hiding from the difficulties in his family by focusing on something else? How much does he chase heroics to be his own man or to live up to his father's legacy? Guess we'll see. Why one chooses to chase heroic deeds is basically The Thematic Question of Starfall.
We'll find out more next chapter on Lisa, and why she did what she did, how much she was telling the truth. And of course I couldn't possibly tell you how it'll all end for her!
If Starfall's a 3-act play, we've got one more sequence before the end of Act 2. Then comes the Grand Finale.
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