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Review:oldershouldknowbetter says:
This is wonderful.

You came to my notice because I wanted to ask you a question relating to the Forums. Whenever I have to ask someone a question I always look up what stuff they have written to see if there's any Rose/Scorpius stuff - and lo and behold.

Because I don't have time for much reading at the moment so I only read a couple of your one-shots.


This is such a warm, feel-good, fuzzy little read. Such a wonderful thing to read on a cold afternoon.

I have a sense reading this that the greater universe outside of this - your 'Midnight run' series - might be very much greater than the hints given here. A feisty Rose around which things 'just happen', a bounty hunter as a profession ... hmm, intriguing. When I have the leisure I must read them - especially since the stories have the magic COMPLETED after them so that I can read them all without any horrible wait.

But back to this.

I love Rose/Scorpius, it is after all the ONE TRUE PAIRING!

But a Scorpius that is worth of the affections of Rose has to come from one of two places; either he must be good because of his father (a redeemed Draco) or in-spite of his father. This seems to be the latter.

Scorpius is his own man, drawing and muddling through. It doesn't appear that he hates his father (good, Draco is not too bad then) but he obviously hasn't ever really stood up to him.

... until rose that is.

This is why I must read more of your stuff. Rose has unlocked the potential within Scorpius and set him free to become himself. Any good romance has the characters fundamentally effecting the behavior of each other.

The way you started writing him, it was so obvious that the reason he never really had any girlfriends was that most people thought he was gay. It is a rather nifty device to keep him off-the-market for most of the time they could have been together and they weren't. I don't believe that the romance should start between the characters when they are too young, it's just not right. So you have to have some device whereby the handsome, rich kid hasn't already been snaffled up by a girlfriend already. Everyone thinking he was gay is as good a device as any and brings with it a whole cachet of pre-made characterisation. We get the impression that he must be conscious of his appearance, be neat, tidy and polite and the show-tunes don't help, of course.

I like the amount of bravery you've given him. He wasn't brave/ballsy enough to just march over to her and ask her out as soon as he started fancying her. It took him awhile and he had to 'screw up his courage', but once he had started he continued and didn't falter; despite the impediments put in his path by a Rose who unconsciously puts roadblock after speed-bump after pit-fall in his way. He perseveres though and is rewarded when he gets his girl. The kiss was wonderfully done.

A great little one-shot which leaves one desirous of more; luckily for the reader there is a whole series.

Now for enough time to read it ...

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