|Review:||A Worthy Gryffindor says:|
Really enjoyed this chapter! It's nice to see Ginny catch her break!
In the original books, I loved reading the quidditch scenes and this was no exception. Although this Avery fella seems a bit suspicious. I don't know whether it's just his captain-like disposition or just me, but there's definitely something more than meets the eye with him. I just hope it doesn't involve a crush on Ginny, because the last thing her and Harry need is to go through the whole 'Oliver Wood' saga again! Speaking of Oliver Wood, I hope he catches his break soon too - I'd love to know what you think will happen to him in the future!
While I do like Ginny (she's all for female empowerment - I suppose most of the female characters are really), I think her reaction to her family's excitement was a bit childish. They're only excited for her - there's no need for her to be annoyed! There will be pressure, but not from her family - if she can't take that, how will she fare training with the England team?! George breaking the news was very sweet too - even I felt a bit taken aback, and I already knew! It's just so strange to think of George as a father - especially after only yesterday watching The Philosopher's Stone, and seeing him so little. It's strange how you feel protective of the characters after a while! I feel sorry for poor Hermione - in my house, there is only me and my mum, and I couldn't imagine having to sit by her side and know that she is going to die. It's good that Hermione is so strong - I don't think a normal person could cope with such a loss.
Harry and Teddy's stroll through Diagon alley was also very cute - I especially liked the little nod to Hannah and Neville (it's only a matter of time!) When I read the passage about Teddy wondering amazed through Diagon Alley, pressing his nose up against the windows, I can't help but remember Harry, 11 years old, being just as excited on his first visit. And now here he is, taking his godson! Again, it's strange to think how much they've grown up. The mention of Sirius was very apt too - Harry's grief over his godfather's death is often glossed over, and I'm glad you talked about it. It must be incredibly sad for Harry to see Teddy and wish that he and Sirius could have done the same. I suppose that explains the bond that Harry and Teddy share - it is a recreation of what Harry and Sirius could have had.
Wow this was a long review - just so much to say! Really enjoying the story! I hope soon we will hear more about Harry and Ron's work at the auror office, though I fear the next chapter will be a sad one, with Emily's death imminent. Though I'm sure no matter what, it'll be brilliant!
A Worthy Gryffindor /***
Author's Response: That makes me very happy!
I'm so happy you liked reading Quidditch here as well :) Hopefully we will get the chance to explore Avery a bit more in the chapters to come!
I totally understand what you mean with Ginny. I guess she's just one of those people who would hate for people to take things out in advance and put pressure on her.. But of course, they are only trying to show their support for her. Haha, I kind of have trouble imagining George as a father as well - in the books, the twins were always the irresponsible, childish ones but I guess they all grow up. Anyway, I can totally see him being an immature, really fun dad. I couldn't imagine watching my mum die either - my parents are the best people I know, I can't even imagine going a week without talking to them.
I'm really glad you liked the Harry and Teddy-time, and that you picked up on the Hannah-Neville thing :) Yes, it's like a circle, eh, with Harry going back with Teddy... Yes, it's actually easy to forget about the loss of Sirius, but it affected Harry so much.
I'm so glad you're still enjoying the story so much. Your reviews, of course, never fail to disappoint. I can't believe you always take the time to write them, and it means so much!