"I'm not angry, I'm disappointed." Is there ANYTHING worse in the world than to be told that by a parent? But Rose handles the situation marvellously here. Of COURSE it's unfair that Hermione can have all of her misdemeanours turned back on her as Rose's excuse for doing something stupid ... but it IS rather like the pot calling the kettle black for Hermione to expect her daughter to sit safely in the castle instead of DOING something. It's just like Hermione, and indeed ANY mother, to ask that. Likewise, it's entirely in Ron and Harry's nature to congratulate Rose for being successful!
Aww, the trio thanking and congratulating Scorpius as well. That's cute. I love that Ron commends Scorpius for being scared of the big nasty spiders.
HAHA Lockett's going to try curing Hector. Well THAT'S not going to be awkward.
"I think those were my nightmares, actually, Malfoy kept scoring and it was awful..." Oh Hector. You have no idea.
BUT. Symptoms have been alleviated by this concoction, which can only be a good thing. Just a shame that Hector was one of the bunnies. Of COURSE Rose can't tell him RIGHT NOW that she wants to end things with him and hook up with his worst enemy. But that's not the answer that Scorpius wants to hear.
Oh, Scorp. The poor kid breaks my heart, he really does. He doesn't know how to help himself! I feel for him here ... but at the same time, he's being a total moron. He's just so used to people thinking badly of him that he's dependent upon never upsetting or disappointing Albus who's the only person who sees him for who he really is, and NOT just for being a Malfoy - and so poor old Albus thinks that he's being neglected or forgotten or even taken for granted when Scorp is just trying not to disappoint him. Aand of course, Scorpius fights fire with fire (appropriate metaphor methinks - is it a metaphor? Yikes, I feel as though my knowledge of the English language always falls apart around you!) and turns a bad situation into a TERRIBLE one. Not to MENTION his jibes at Methuselah and Selena. Way to alienate almost everyone still conscious in one fell swoop, Scorp. He's going to have a rough time of it next chapter, that's for sure. :(
BUT. I like how tensions are escalating within the group. Bad for Scorpius but certainly juicy for us readers - and besides, it's inevitable that things won't run smoothly with five teenagers all holed up in the same place with so little other company, especially with the rampant sexual tension and friendship insecurities thrown in to boot. Love it. LOVE IT. Report Review
If I were in Rose's shoes, I wouldn't have been able to do it either. That boy looked at her with hope of getting well with her on the job.
I can also see where Scorpius is coming from. He's been alone in this for so long, a loving shoulder to lean on could help alot right now.
Albus pegged Scorpius right. Scorpius needs to vent, but with lack of good candidates, Al is his stand in.
Loved the chapter, see you again soon! Report Review
The xhapter was amazing, worth the wait. poor Scorpius, even if he deserves Al's reaction I feel sorry for him. PS: would you continue to post on other sites? Report Review
Wow that was intense!! The fact that Hermione didn't necessarily condemn Rose for going out and fetching the Acromantula skin without approval but merely scolded her and grudgingly conveyed Ron' and Harry's approval for her and Scorpius made me smile. It showed that Hermione trusts her daughter to an extent and realizes that Rose is nearly of age and is able to make most decisions for herself without getting into too much trouble. The touching scene between Rose and Hector and then the strain between Rose and Scorpius was brilliant! Before I continue rambling on about what you already know, phenomenal job with this chapter! :) I'm excited to see how everyone else reacts to the potion and what will happen if it counteracts Pheglethon and they all wake up! Ahh, fantastic job, once again! xx Report Review
I'm here! Finally...
I love the dialogue between Rose and Scorpius. She's so concerned about Thane's motives, and all he cares about is his broom. Amazing. "The sweepiest broom!" Rose's question is indeed a puzzling one, and one which I was wondering myself in the last chapter - why has Thane just let them go? But that all comes back to the key question of "What is he doing all of this for?" and I doubt that will be answered for a while, so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the Rose/Scorpius chemistry here, which I utterly love. Along with their differing reactions to what just happened - namely, Scorpius just being happy they got out of there ALIVE.
WHOA KISSY! Yeah boys, get in there Scorpius my son! I like this, I like that it took the "we nearly died" episode for him to go ahead and make his move in the end, SO MUCH YES. The right amount of holding back to ramp up the UST, and the perfect moment for them to finally get going. I must say I'm relieved that you're not going for the "I'm going to tease you right until they kiss in the last chapter" approach which I utterly hate. This is PERFECTO. And I realise I'm getting slightly ahead of myself because they've had One Moment, it's hardly as though they've declared their undying love for each other. But Things have Happened, and this is exciting. Love the reference to Rose's Weasley jumper, a true magical institution. And the fact that she initiated a kiss of her own. Basically I love it all.
"And I lost my broom." SCORPIUS! Oh my god I love this kid. SO MUCH.
It seems very much RIGHT that Nat isn't angry with Rose and Scorpius. She clearly doesn't take to a position of authority all that fondly, and I guess because she doesn't have a family of her own she's not quite so concerned when other people's kids are risking their lives, so long as they're successful in their aim. Rose and Scorpius did something silly, yes, but they survived and they got the goods, so what does it matter to her? Very right for this Nat. Whether the Nat of old would have had the same attitude, I don't know, but from the Nat who "sold out" her colleagues... to be expected.
But she's making Rose tell Hermione. Sneaky. Underhand. Almost cruel. I APPROVE. Aaaand more evidence of her apparent lack of compassion, that she's more excited about proving Hermione wrong than she is about actually curing this affliction.
Albus' reaction to this is adorable. Of COURSE he thinks they were idiots and would have wanted to tell Nat, but he wanted to go with them as well... And I like seeing more of an insight into Rose's thoughts on the Scorbus bromance. It almost seems as though part of her bad feeling towards Scorpius was because of resentment, that her cousin has a close friend who's NOT her. I may be reading too much into this, but that's my impression at any rate.
"I'm glad you two are getting on better." Oh Albus, you don't know the half of it.
More kissy time! HUGE approval for Rose's little pang of jealousy at the thought of Scorpius' previous activity with girls. Such a small thing to throw in, and yet such a real, genuine feeling. It's little things like that which make your characterisation so accurate, and I love that kind of attention to detail.
And so we leave them in a very interesting situation. Because they've both admitted to themselves and each other that there's SOMETHING there, but neither of them have a clue exactly what they want right now and that's not a question that can be answered on the spot. Excited to see how they DO deal with things! And I absolutely love that last line, beautiful. Cracking chapter, it's just a shame it's taken me a month to get round to catching up with it! Report Review
*Dances around room*
I can not wait for more! At least now they are somewhere, but know fanfiction as I do there are going to be some difficulties ahead.I just hope my heart can make it through it :P
Great work I hope to see more soon :)
I do not know if you know or not be I am the same lynyl (now LiveLaughLoveToRead) on FF(dot)net, so don't think you have lost a reader just reader found story on her favorite site. Report Review
Love your fic. I love the mystery, your writing style, everything. So glad I found it on this site to continue to read it. Waiting for the next update.Author's Response: Updates soon, I promise! Glad you're enjoying the story, and thanks for reviewing! Report Review
This is such an amazing story, I don't want to stop reading it. It flows well, the script is good and consistent with 16 year olds and the way the story is written is modern and refreshing. The detail added to this story is perfect and the characters are portrayed marvelously. I hope you continue to write not just fanfictions but your own pieces too as this is an excellent piece to read.Author's Response: Thank you! I do try to keep the characters dynamic and dramatic (and a little heroic, in their own ways, as suits the genre) - but they are still, yes, 16-17 year-olds. So I'm glad that's all come off well for something enjoyable. I do, indeed, write my own stuff, but I enjoy my fanfic as a way to blow off steam and I'm always happy when it finds an audience. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
A kiss! I am so happy inside right now. I was hopeing Scorpius would Tell Rose his feelings.Author's Response: A kiss indeed! But it's not all over yet. Still a plague and all the tension that comes with to deal with. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Okay so I have to say this story is brilliant. Im not usually a fan of these stories, I am a fan of cliche love stories, but I absolutly love this one. I have spent all weekend reading every chapter and your idea behind the plot is wonderfully. How well thought out it is is amazing, pleasae keep writting more!Author's Response: I do try to avoid the clichÃ©, so I'm glad I'm succeeding at both doing so and yet making it entertaining for you. There will be more to come for sure, so I hope you keep reading and thanks for reviewing! Report Review
YAY OMG THEY FINALLY KISSED AND THREE TIMES NO LESS!!! :D Fantastic! :) I love how Lockett acts all nonchalant about they're quest into the forest and then drops the bomb about them having to tell Hermione. Absolutely brilliant! :) I really want to know if the Acromantula skin will work (at least to an extent) in curing the students/professors and how Hermione will react to hearing about Rose/Scorpius' retrieval of it. And I want to know if Albus will be perceptive enough to pick up on Rose/Scorpius's feelings for each other. Love it!! :D xxAuthor's Response: Lockett is a sensible woman. Why chew them out when Hermione will do it for them, and far more effectively? So much better to bribe them with it - she won't tell them off if they talk down Hermione. We shall see more of that aftermath next chapter.
How much Albus knows is... well, he wouldn't show clearly if he did. But then, it's 3 AM, maybe he misses things? Who can say! Thanks for reviewing. Report Review
Eekkk!I'm totally girling out right now cause nothing really happened in this chapter but everything happened,if that makes any kind of sense.Finally!They're adorable.The end.I will be happily awaiting the next installment where I will be back to my normal self that reads the story to unravel this mysterious man and his plague.But for now I'm just going to say,this chapter was friggin' cute!:)Author's Response: This chapter is all aftermath, you're right - minimal plot progression. Oodles of characterisation progression! The next installment will come soon, and plot will come soon, but I'm glad this chapter was fun in the meantime. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
OH MY GOD THAT WAS GOOD! :D I personally hate the Acromantulas--I think it was because I watched CoS when i was younger--but they worked for this. :) So Scorpius finds Prometheus Thane, eh? I'm curious, is there a certain connection with the name Prometheus (i.e. the man who stole fire from the Greek gods)? It ties in with the story very well if it does..Anyway, fantastic job, so excited to read more! :) xxAuthor's Response: I hate spiders. Acromantulas seemed an appropriately creepy obstacle to throw out there for this scene. I couldn't do what Scorp and Rose do in this.
Prometheus Thane's name is not entirely accidental, nope. But then, I'm throwing my fire symbolism around left, right, and centre, which, well, the story IS called Ignite. More to come soon, and thanks for reviewing! Report Review
"All he had to do was wait. And then get the hell out of the Forbidden Forest."
No problem right? hahaha
I can not wait for the next chapter, as I always say. This story has so much more than the relationship to it. It is a story that you want to read not just for the parring but the story that is behind it. You captavate your readers and make them want to smash there computers after they are done because it is so good and they are so greedy and want so much more of your writing.
I wish there was a rating higher than 10, because this story is beyond 10.Author's Response: New chapter soon, promise. The relationship might be a centrepiece of this story, and a driving impetus for me to write it - but there's a plot too, and I care a lot about it and the other characters. Very glad it's going down a treat.
But don't smash the computer, then you couldn't read more, could you! ;) Thanks for reviewing. Report Review
I just really need to tell you what an incredibly talented author you are. The intricacies of the plot and idiosyncrasies of each character really go to show the amount of care you've put into this story. Thank you for sharing it with us poor plebeians here on HPFF when you should be out there writing for the masses :) I can't wait to read more!Author's Response: I do try to write for the masses as well! We'll see how well this works out. And you folks are hardly plebeians; I enjoy thoroughly writing for fun and for an audience who's having fun along with me. That's what I love about fanfic and that's what I'll keep on putting into it - no pressure, just good yarns. Thank you very much for your kind words, your readership, and for your enjoyment! Report Review
Now I'm curious what the nasty guy really wantsAuthor's Response: His motivations are indeed complex. More as we continue! Thanks for reviewing. Report Review
Here for the doozy. It better be REALLY good, but no pressure.
Oh no. I have a REALLY bad idea about what Scorpius is up to here. The word "expendable" NEVER refers to anything good. And sure enough, it's not good. The FOREST? Man, Scorp, I love you but you're an idiot. Oh, but it's fine because Rose is going with him, that will make EVERYTHING okay. I have so much feels for the fact that she's refusing to let him go by himself... But it's still a really stupid idea. And Scorp feeling overprotective of little Tim is just adorable. He's like the Jeremy of Ignite - and if he gets in the way of Scorose there will be hell to pay.
And, naturally, I love the bit about James and Albus struggling to cope with being Harry's kids. SO MUCH YES for this. Although I'd disagree with Rose - her uncle may be the big cheese, but she has TWO parents who did all that stuff, James and Albus (and Lily) only have one. So she has at least as much right to feel pressured by it all. :)
OH GOD Acromantula hunt was always going to end badly, wasn't it? And then, and THEN, they're saved by THANE? Wow. He's a curious character. All of the potential motives that Scorpius reels off seem plausible, and very interesting. And this raises so many questions! Aside from the obvious one of why all this is going on. Why let them GO? Why save them in the FIRST place? Thane is far from clear cut, and I LOVE this. And will the Acromantula skins do anything? Thane's let them go with them ... but what if he doesn't mind if this is cured? What if that's what he WANTS? Argh, questions questions questions and no darn answers! Spiffing chap bro.Author's Response: Do I promise goodness and not deliver? And yes, they're both being VERY stupid. But stupid is a hop across the line from daring? No, no, still stupid. One of those acts of many virtues, but sense isn't one of them. Tim's an important character, yes - Jeremy was never seen again after his diabolical interference, but we'll see more of Tim and what he means to Scorpius.
While Rose might have both parents as heroes to contend with, there's only one Harry Potter. But we will see how those pressures begin to weigh down on and affect her - and further nuances of how they affect poor, poor Albus.
It wasn't sensible to go on an Acromantula hunt, no. They almost got away with it - but they had no flying car to save them. They DO have an evil arch-nemesis, of course. And yes, I'm happy with this scene, and how it goes down. Thane's a 'villain' I am keen to develop more and we'll see him further in future installments.
I can't promise answers SOON I do admit. ;) Cheers for reviewing! Report Review
THEY ALMOST KISSED!!
I really like their relationship, they're so very different. It's refreshing. Rose is even more uptight than Hermione was, but then, Scorpius is not at all his father. It's wonderful. I was so excited that they were finally going to kiss- but no, Lockett interrupted.
Which brings me to Lockett. I actually really like the character. I mean, if she were a real person I'd despise her, but as a fictional character she's fascinating. It's been interesting as more of her past is revealed to realize that she's sort of a gray character. I can't wait to see how she continues to develop.
In future chapters, I wouldn't mind a little more Albus- so far he's been pretty quiet, but I'd be interested to know how he's dealing with the stress of the situation. It must be affecting him more than he's been showing.
Overall, a brilliant chapter, and I found the conversation between Hermione and Scorp very well done. I'm glad to see Scorpius taking a stand, and finally revealing some emotion to Hermione. That way when his (future) relationship with Rose is revealed, she won't be quite as prejudiced against him.
Finally, the cliffhanger should be interesting- I can't wait to see why Lockett can't know about Scorpius's presence, and what he plans to do in the Library- talk to Methusalah, perhaps?Author's Response: YES THEY DID. Ha, I love doing that to people. Rose is less uptight when she's NOT dealing with Scorpius, but then, we'll see that develop. I'm glad you like Lockett; she's a useful foil and I wanted to really subvert the Mentor archetypes. The kids needed a responsible adult, for just sense and also so they could realistically work on a cure, but she couldn't be too much of a safety net. So I wanted a really -flawed- mentor figure and she provides. I'm glad people are enjoying her.
Albus has been rather neglected lately, and in this mini-arc. We will see more of him in times to come, but you're right, more from him is really preferable. It shall come!
Glad you enjoyed the chapter; it's one really full of STUFF so I'm glad it's gone down well. Scorpius' plans and schemes will be revealed soon! Cheers! Report Review
realy good keep it up! does Scorpius and Rose ever get together?Author's Response: You'll just have to wait and see! Thanks for reviewing. Report Review
Ooh this is getting SO GOOD.! :D The fact that Hermione is going against anything she would have done in her school years is so frustrating for me as a reader too!! You write so well, it's refreshing :) I was so excited I nearly gasped out loud when Scorpius almost kissed Rose! But anywho, loving how they are slowly becoming more and more confused about each other! Update this again soon, I'll be waiting! :) xxAuthor's Response: Hermione's hypocrisy is a little bit of just being the PARENT this time around, and a little bit Being Hermione and reckoning she can get things done without anyone else getting entangled in the situation. That, and "Harry did it" really can't count as an excuse for Al or he could justify bank robbery! Thanks for reviewing. Report Review
I suppose there would be no progress if there weren't trouble. Scorpius is in for a lot of it soon, my guess. Good chapter, see you soon!Author's Response: There'll be trouble for sure. And updates will come soon! Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
I was SO prepared to hate you for sticking this chapter up, because I'm chomping at the bit for more BTP, I NEED to know what happens next, although I wouldn't put it past you to throw in an ENTIRE chapter of Cal/Tobias chat which has NOTHING to do with the Lackardy case just because you CAN ... but I digress. Point is, I fully anticipated hating this chapter JUST BECAUSE it's not BTP.
But holy HELL. Chapter has everything in it. EVERYTHING. Except Artemis. But then she'd have ruined the Scorose moment so THAT'S OKAY.
Ahem. From the top.
I like how it's a bad thing that the six have become so USED to such a horrible situation. It seems like the natural reaction; because it's such an UNnatural thing to be doing, so of course it's going to be alarming to realise that it's become the norm for them. Four weeks in. It's making me wonder how long this will go on for. Intriguing thought, because like I've said before, I literally have NO idea what's to come; this could be wrapped up within five chapters, or we could have another fifty to come. I'm rather leaning towards the latter (perhaps not FIFTY chapters, but you get my drift) and it excites me because there is LOADS yet to find out.
Scorpius is getting used to his job, but still doesn't see it as a job in the same sense as the others'. Sigh. It is, Scorp, it really IS; in fact, it's the most important of them all. At least Nat realises that. And I like that Scorpius notices that Nat is approving. Despite what he may think of her it's obvious that that approval makes him feel better about his worth.
I get the funny feeling that the guitar theory will work. Because this is Scorpius, and he's the type of person whose mad ideas WOULD work. And I love that idea, too; I love the theory of sound affecting magic. BROWNIE POINTS.
Also love the politics thrown in; that France and Spain will help IF they get something in return. Not that I can imagine their help would be useful; I can't see what they'd be able to provide that Britain doesn't already HAVE that would suddenly produce a breakthrough. Hmm. And an interesting theory on WHY Thane has done this. I like it. It may not be right, but it's plausible. We shall see.
OM NOM THE SCOROSE. LOVE how she recognises his worth, YES YES YES. And then SO MUCH UST and Nat walks in and ruins it all. UNGH. But still, better payback in the end if they're kept apart for longer. Plus less chance of them refusing to come to terms with their feelings. Yes, I like. Even if the wait will prove to be an agonising one.
Ho hum, a BREAKTHROUGH. Possibly. Hermione's been involved with regulation whatnot and NATHALIE BACKSTORY, this makes me far too excited. At the moment, I'm leaning towards Nat here; clearly the regulations that Hermione had brought in, whether necessary or not, have completely put a stranglehold on potion research and have made things very difficult for the likes of Nat to do their jobs. It's easy to see why she's angry right now, especially because Hermione questions her research here at every turn.
And I love their shared refusal to let anyone near the Acromantula in the Forest. Amazing Al reaction. "Dad did it." Which pretty much applies to everything in the wizarding world these days. But they're right, NOT a good move at all; they weren't friendly even when Aragog was alive, and Harry and Ron only got out thanks to a magical car, and once Aragog died even Hagrid couldn't get anywhere with them. BAD MOVE. Though I don't get why they can't just send experts into the Forest - oh wait, quarantine. Yeah, fair enough. EASTERN EUROPE it is.
Haha oh Selena. I love her.
Hmm, Hermione wants to talk to Scorp. Wants him to look after Rose and Al. Well, he'll do that ANYWAY of course, he doesn't need to be ASKED. Oh, I love that he let slip about his family, it's about time that Hermione realised he was his own person, and NOT his father. Bless.
YES, questions about Nat, I like this. Hmm, started off with healing solutions, moved on to more lucrative research. Very interesting. And selling out her colleagues; that's cold, really cold. And doesn't seem like the Nat we knew in Anguisverse. Why did you do it, Nat? The scars of being in Azkaban for nearly a year driving her to avoid prison at any costs, perhaps? It's intriguing, VERY intriguing. And explains some of the resentment between her and Hermione; of COURSE they're not going to be on the same page. Explains Hermione's reluctance to believe Nat, and suddenly I'm on her side a little bit more here.
Understanding, that Scorpius would have that reaction to Hermione bringing his father into the conversation. But she REALISES, she realises that he's nothing like Draco. And I like this, very much. I must say, I LOVE your characterisation of Hermione. Hardly surprising, given that I loved her in Ren, but you have it JUST right; that slight arrogance and sense of superiority that is never going to go away, along with a COMPLETE sense of righteousness ... and then she's loving and caring towards her family and you can't help but love her for it. No matter how infuriating she can be, she is so HUMAN underneath it all. Beautiful.
Running out of characters so can't comment as much as I'd like on the ending, but I like Harley here, he's more likeable than before. Even HE senses that Scorp has family issues! It seems to be the underlying trend in this chapter - but then, it's the underlying trend in this whole fic, isn't it? So much characterisation love.
Mammoth review. Apologies if I've been rambly. But a SUPERB chapter, thank you for posting it! Now, NOW, I will go back to waiting (im)patiently for BTP. MAN I love your fics.Author's Response: You know now I wasn't so mean as to just put a chapter of inconsequential chatter up. HILARIOUS as it would be. But noo, you can't hate Ignite. This isn't me being hurt, this is me being smug 'cos I know we're getting to the REALLY good bits right now. Except for no Artemis. I should have put Artemis in this chapter.
Hard to guess how long Ignite will be. 30 chapters? Less than 40, I'll wager. Though I'm still on my buffer, I've not written a word since November. *slaps wrist* Got a lot of buffer at least. But yeah, these guys are getting used to an incredibly unhealthy and mental situation, and it's NOT good for them. Especially Scorpius; everyone else feels productive in their own way but Scorp will always find something to be all lamenting about. Nat is sharper than even she gives herself credit for.
No comment on how successful or otherwise the guitar plan might be! And of course there's politics, it's one of my stories! Plot point or not, there would be international consequences of something like this. And I dangle Scorose, ha ha ha, mine is an evil laugh.
YES Nat Backstory. And this isn't even all of it, there's more beyond this chapter. But this is the source of their conflict and discontent; a mistrust of one another's reactions. And yet, unity on "don't do bloody stupid things your father did, Albus". Because if that argument worked, Al could get away with anything. So, Forbidden Forest is a BAD IDEA.
Hermione might be biased, but she's still smart and she's still Hermione. With a touch of manipulation in there for telling Scorp her side of what happened to Nat. The situation is STILL more complicated than this, but this is why Hermione isn't thrilled that Nat Lockett is the Responsible Adult on sight. Hermione was never meant to be a major character in Ignite, though - but once the Patronus idea came up she's begun elbowing her way in left, right, and centre. I do love writing Hermione.
This chapter DOES have it all, so review length makes sense but THANK YOU for Mammoth Review and all the good will! :D Report Review
I love Scorpius!I also love this story.Keep up the good work:)Author's Response: Thank you! More updates are forthcoming. Cheers for reviewing! Report Review
I'M HERE I'M HERE I'M HERE.
Prometheus provides another chapter image option! Happy times, though I hope this doesn't mean less Scorpius/Albus/Artemis image time.
"Prometheus Thane is dead." Why doesn't that surprise me? Oh, Scorp. "You're wrong, I'm right." I love him. I'm with him though; I reckon Thane has staged his death or something. Possibly. Don't know anywhere near enough about him yet to know why he'd do such a thing though. READING ON.
Rose standing up for Malfoy. Unbelievable. Already I love this chapter so much, and I'm barely into it! Hermione's spot-on attitude towards Scorpius, treating him like she would his father, assuming that he's the same. Admittedly Scorp - or anyone - telling her she's wrong is a bad move and one she's not going to take too kindly to, but SHE is disinclined to even consider taking him seriously because he's a Malfoy. So in character from them both. And ROSE. Stubborn as anything, but even she can't deny that she had Scorpius figured out wrong. And now she sticks up for him to her mother. Love it.
"'Miss Rourke is correct,' said Methuselah, who did have such a habit, just for rainy days". DEAD. Love him.
Pro-Dark magic family, but NOT Voldemort supporters. I like this. Avoidance of the Voldemort-lite villain? And Prometheus is a very interesting character. Freelance freedom-fighter! It makes his motives much more intriguing. And actually I agree in that it makes him a more dangerous character, because its less clear just what our six are meant to be fighting here. It saddens me that the main reaction of the group is 'He's from a Dark magic family, of course he's bad.' Even Albus. Poor Scorp!
Owls are safe. Happy days!
'Al told me off so I stopped.' Because Scorp will do anything Albus says. Love this. And I also love the little reference to Matthias, I like having more insight into him. He intrigues me as a character. The funny thing is, I probably wouldn't notice him if his surname wasn't Doyle!
Rose is, once more, being NICE. And Scorpius doesn't know how to handle it. She's beginning to learn a lot about him, now she's started noticing him more. Picking up on his insecurities about his family; he may not be a carbon copy of Draco but he hardly wears his heart on his sleeve in terms of how he feels about them, and certainly not to ROSE, so the fact that she's picking up so much suggests to ME that she is, in fact, quite observant. She was clearly watching him in the Great Hall...
And an agreement to end the hostilities. I like this. Wonderful Scorose developments in the past few chapters.
Ah, the Map! That will come in handy. Love Scorp's Prongs remark, haha.
Oh, Scorpius. His family are utter idiots (stronger words are available but, you know, 12+). I love every moment of this passage; Scorp's anger about his dad, Al's attempts at pacifying and reassuring him, the fact that Scorp is only saying all this BECAUSE it's Al... Love it. Love the whole chapter. Plot developments regarding Thane but, more importantly, Scorose developments and, or course, a lovely Scorbus moment. Because I love those. EVEN IF Albus was silly at the beginning of the chapter. I like!Author's Response: Prometheus does indeed provide options for chapter images, but we won't have too many of him. Nothing could interrupt the slew of Artemis pictures, after all! Artemis is an important character. Scorp is indeed an arrogant toe-rag in the manner of his father; Hermione isn't completely judging him based on Draco, but now she has to go head-to-head with him to argue her case, it's stirring up old resentments. It's one thing to intellectually know he's not his father's son. It's another thing to keep your cool in a tense situation when opposing him.
Rose, however, is also her mother's daughter to the extent that she (without half so many issues) can look to the logic of the situation, and SHE can see that Scorpius has a good argument. And she might be so angry with him, for so many reasons, but she will hold to the logic and the principle, which says Scorpius needs listening to. I do love Methuselah took. ;) He's a hoot to write.
Definitely avoidance of the Voldemort-lite villain, but there's a lot more to Thane than we have yet to see. His motives are shrouded in mystery for a reason, a mystery we will continue to uncover. But old prejudices remain, and people are being a bit short-sighted: He's from a Dark magic family, he's set AGAINST them already, so Albus is just lumping him in with the rest of his bloodline. Naughty Albus. But yes, Scorp will do anything for him, which is why most of the time the Rose/Scorp fights are precipitated by Rose. Most of the time.
We will have more on Matthias as time goes by. He's his mother's son, clearly, involving himself when originally he was JUST a name, and then I wanted to mention AN ex of Rose's (because the girl deserves her own happy, active dating life), and now I have PLANS for him. So many plans.
Rose is a smart girl, and she sees more than even she lets on. A lot of this has been nestled in the back of her mind for years about Scorpius, even if she doesn't realise it. The problem with hating someone is that you do pay an awful lot of attention to them! So in her way she knows him well, despite how much she thinks she might not.
And, finally, we get more than off-handed comments and assumptions about the state of the Malfoy family. And it's not a great family, absolutely not - but Scorp's got Albus, which makes it all okay. And Albus might be silly, but he is still Al - he gets over it. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
I am falling...falling from that gorgeous cliff that you just through me off! My physics teacher told me that it is not the fall that kills you but the lack of a soft landing, this killed me by falling.I do not want to know what the land will feel like. This was such a well written chapter, as is everyone I read...
This is one of my favorite stories, it has so much more too it then others I have read and every time I read it I just get more addicted. I read this on christmas so this was the best gift ever...thank you so much for writing. You bring so much joy and this one review can not express enough the graduated us readers have for you writers. Thank you is not enough, but it is all I have, so for now it will have to do.Author's Response: We've got a good way to go until the landing happens, I hope! So in the meantime I really hope you continue to enjoy the ride. Thank you very much for your kind words, but above all, thank you for reading and enjoying the work, because above all I want people to ENJOY what I'm putting out there!
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