OMG! You have a new story! I can't believe it! I'm late in the game! I'm so excited like you have no idea! Yay!
You're already killing me.
"I at last found the butter in with the silverware"
So sad! I don't even know who I'm getting attached to just yet but I already want to squish them. Not sure because this is the magical world what her mother would have but dementia and Alzheimer's runs in my family. To see the person you love with half their mind unable to remember you or anything is completely heartbreaking. It's earth shattering. I don't even like to read about it. It gets me emotional.
I am home with your writing.
God, you just make everything so real. Your descriptions just capture me. I got lost for a second in this dark world.
My heart lurched when she found out about Marlene but then I was also worried because I wasn't sure if her mother really did know or not. I'm intrigued by that relationship. Why all the lies? I'm assuming the father isn't magical? Or something happened to her mother that they're no longer part of that world?
I'm so down with the AU by the way.
To even get a letter from Sirius makes my heart sing.
But I'm not sure if should. So she trusts Sirius and I'm assuming he's not in Azkaban then? For their deaths? Oh so many questions and I need answers!
And she saw Lily and James dead?
That would give me nightmares for the rest my life. I wouldn't be able to live. It's obvious she's barely holding on though.
Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Hello!!! So excited that you've come back to check out another brainchild of mine, for better or worse ♥
"I don't even know who I'm getting attached to yet but I want to squish them," lmao, I love this. I definitely was trying to lay down some subtle anxiety and helplessness for the reader so I'm glad I totally TRAPPED YOU. And yes, on a more serious note, Dementia and Alzheimer's runs in my family too, and so I feel that this story is going to be difficult to write, but I feel that it needs to be done. But omg please don't feel like you have to read this fic if it's going to be traumatic for you in any way (though I would obviously love you to, just know that it'll be present!)
You're pretty spot on about her parents being Muggles--at this point it doesn't spoil anything so I feel I can say that? Chloe is trapped in-between two worlds, at this point in the fic, which we will work up to again as the story continues. She's alienated by her parents who are terrified of the Magical world and its war, and at the same time she doesn't entirely believe in fighting and feels like an outsider of the Order.
Yes yes yes AU! I haven't worked up the desire to write a next-gen fic, and I already did a post-Hogwarts, so it seems I'm out of time periods unless they're AU (I'm not a huge Founders' era fan.) And I've said this in other reviews, but everyone knows so much about the Marauders--whether canon or headcanon from popular fic or discourse--and honestly being canon isn't that important to me? I guess that's where I differ from a lot of other writers. Like I was researching whether or not one could Apparate from Hogsmeade, and found myself thinking, "I don't really care if you can or not, because it works for this story." I guess my thoughts are that it's fanfiction, and you should have fun with it, whether that means strictly adhering to canon or making it up as you go!
Honestly, I was about to say, "No, Chloe didn't see Lily and James dead," but now you got the cogs a-turnin', and I want to rework everything I imagined for that scene. So thank you, haha! It's funny, you reviewers are honestly where I get a lot of my inspiration because you're creating all of these lovely conversations and thought processes. Seriously, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.
Hope you're doing well!