I just realized that we have the same style of summary for our stories. Except yours are definitely more comprehensive summaries, haha.
The information Ben chooses to share about the city in Italy is amusing. I mean, normally when I want to know something about a place, the first question in my mind is who is its patron saint. :P
Lyra comes off as a bit... unbalanced here. I mean, being so dramatically revolted by the couples and then actually punching Albus in the nose (possibly breaking it)? ... yikes! I can see why Draco called her a troublemaker.
Tall Awkward Gangly Friend. -- !! You've just invented a term that describes me 100%. I hella relate to this.
Wow, sarcasm does not work as well when not spoken. -- ALSO something I relate to. I have to resort to goofy looking emojis instead. See above statement about the patron saint. :P
I noticed Lyra watching Audrey walking. Do I detect a crush? I hope so because it would really round this story out into a nice rainbow. :D After all, there are no straight people in this story so far, except James.
Am I jealous or do I find love disgusting? -- She might be aromantic! Either that or she's a lonely, bitter teenager surrounded by people in love. Both equally likely options, and I'm not sure which one it is at the moment (neither is Lyra, I guess).
Hogwarts has an Orchestra! My nerdy violist self is very happy about this.
I like that you took into account how Hogwarts would have so many more students - in terms of sorting, and the number of professors teaching each class - as it'd be sort of a baby boom generation after the war, so I like that you included that as it feels pretty realistic.
I'm also excited that they're back at Hogwarts. And I'm still wondering how Lyra got the status of prefect even though she punched Albus in the face.
Author's Response: We do? Cool. Don't worry, yours are definitely perfectly easy to understand, but with a complex undertone that makes it interesting.
That's Ben, always giving every detail!
Draco didn't really call her a troublemaker, it's just that she is one. I plan to show some of her pranks in the future. She especially likes punching people, if you haven't noticed... Or palming them in the nose.
I hella relate to it too, ha ha!
Nope, no crush. Just best friends who care a lot for each other (Audrey's straight and she has a boyfriend called Parker, whom you'll meet later on in the story). I could have done that, but I chose not to because I absolutely despise stories where EVERYONE is LGBTQA+, they just really annoy me and if you think about aren't inclusive because they leave out straight people (which, let's face it get represented quite enough), but it's a lot more normal to see the balance between straights and gays and aces and transgenders then just having everyone be gay. Oooops sorry, I got a bit ranty there! I apologize.
You play viola? Cool, I play the cello! Yeah, I was going to have Ben play cello, maybe trumpet if I'm feeling up to it.
For sure, I definitely want this story to be silly and out there, but also down to Earth.
Well... She had it before she punched Albus in the face, and no one really saw so.
Thanks so much! Sorry that I've been taking a million and a half years to answer these, I'm normally so quick to answer reviews (because let's face it, I don't get many) but they just started piling up and I found no time to answer them, and when I did I'd procrastinate it. But I promise you that I read all of them when I first got them, and I loved them (and still do).