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Review #26, by Kathi Embers

7th January 2017:
This is the best fanfiction I ever read! You really have a lot of talent!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!

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Review #27, by Art Embers

1st January 2017:
Hello...I just finished reading your Stygian trilogy and I unhesitatingly declare my love for this first part, "where it all began".You have a masterly standard of characterization and description, which enthralls reafers to the end ! Thank you for such a rollercoaster of emotions! However you broke me when you killed Methuselah Jones.absolutely heatbreaking.
Do you have any plans to update the 4th ends in a cliffhanger.if and when can we expect new chapters?

Author's Response: I'm glad you've enjoyed the trilogy! And yeah, I'm sorry you've caught up on Part 4 to find it incomplete, I just have other fics which I put as a higher priority. I might try to get fewer but longer chapters done for Regeneration, but we'll see. Cheers!

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Review #28, by Shanna18 Steam Out

24th November 2016:
Hey, since I've been read first chapter I've said in my mind: "Oh, my god, I MUST translate it!"
Well, let me explain: I'am a Italian fanfiction writer, I go to School Languages and I LOVE, ADORE translations. So, if you permitt me, I would like translate it into italian. Don't worry, beacause I'll give you all your dirict, and i'll translate for you your reviews. and, also, I'll insert all your comments.
So, can I?

Author's Response: You absolutely have my permission for this! It'd be fabulous if more people could get the chance to enjoy (or heckle) my work! Thanks a whole bunch!

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Review #29, by Hazel Bludger Embers

11th October 2016:
Welp...thank you for literally crushing my soul. I cried through the majority of this chapter. Amazing.

Author's Response: I'm afraid to say that I'm not sorry. Crushing souls is what I do, you will come to learn.

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Review #30, by Hazel Bludger Blaze of Glory

11th October 2016:
OH GOD NO (this story is so freaking good I'm hype there's 3 of them) I LOVED METHUSELAH SELENA LOVED METHUSELAH

Author's Response: So glad you're enjoying. ;) And yeah, poor Methuselah. He was too good for this world. In an awkward nerdy sort of way.

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Review #31, by Ben Embers

21st May 2016:

That was bloody exhausting - and that's just reading it! Thanks so much for spending what must have been many many hours working on getting this story down on paper - it's truly a gem and I'm sure I'll be reading it again in years to come.

Loved the depth of characters and the funny little jokes you put in - I found myself awkwardly chuckling out loud on the train a few times with the witty repartees from Scorpio.

Can't wait to read the remainder of the trilogy!

Author's Response: It was a pretty daunting story to write and finish, yeah, but I'm super glad you've enjoyed and feel like you'll come back to it. I did rather enjoy trying to make it FUN as well as fairly dark in its way; Scorpius is an utter pest, isn't it?

I hope you enjoy the other two stories and thank you for reviewing!

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Review #32, by Taro67 Embers

10th April 2016:
Bravo, bravo! Your story brought me through laughter and tears. I started one evening and couldn't put it down until finishing the next morning.

My favorite part was the interactions between Selena and Methuselah. Too often, ones who are intelligent in logic/reasoning and ones who are intelligent in emotions/human behavior tend to under-appreciate each other. I wish that more corroboration like theirs could manifest in the real world.

What makes a hero? To me, Harry Potter's heroism came not from his physical battles against evil wizards, but from his front of courage, integrity and determination that drew an alliance behind and around him. I thought that Albus and Scorpius also falls into this category of heroes. Methuselah, however, is a different type of hero, one that often slaves away unseen. I will miss him in reading your sequels.

Selena. The vapid, vain, gossipy female is too often given a flat characterization and used as a punching bag, especially in fanfiction. But what made them this way? Kudos to you for redeeming this character in Selena. Her sociability (or feminine wiles?) brought the house elves on board. Her gossip brought accountability to the group. Her immaculate grooming brought order and stability into the chaos. Another alternate type of hero.

I haven't come across many fictional portrayals of academia-meets-reality. So as a grad student, I enjoyed the nuanced characterization of Lockett the quintessential academic researcher. She was not always the brilliant savior but not always the bumbling bookworm either.

Please continue to gift the world with your writing!

Author's Response: I'm sorry to suck you in overnight! Yeah, I was super cruel to poor Methuselah and Selena. They had a lot to learn from each other and respected the ways they were different, even if it stemmed from insecurity on both their parts; Methuselah hated being useless with people and Selena never thought herself that smart, so they both had something the other valued, even envied. I do kind of regret that we never got to see how their story could pan out together. And Methuselah would have had a lot to contribute to the future of the story, with his own brand of very logical heroism. But then, if a character's story was complete when they died, we wouldn't lose anything.

Selena, on the other hand, has miles to go in the rest of the series. And we find out more of why she is the way she is, and she manages to value more of these traits. From the get-go I know I wanted her to be the gossipy girl but properly get under the skin of such a character; I'd be lying if I denied characters such as Buffy's Cordelia Chase inspired her.

Poor Lockett. One of my more ambiguous and awkward characters ever. She was not equipped to be in that position, less so than even MOST teachers, and yet she had the skills to save the day. A difficult creature is she.

Well, Ignite's two sequels are up and complete and I'm still writing another story, so I have no intention of stopping soon, but thank you so much for your kind words and your review!

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Review #33, by nhrdez Embers

17th February 2016:
Great story! Really enjoyed reading it. Look forward to the next part of the series.

Author's Response: The whole trilogy is mercifully complete, so I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reviewing.

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Review #34, by MercyWaters Steam Out

19th January 2016:
This is GREAT. Absolutely love how you've characterized them all. Can't wait to read more!

Bri, xx

Author's Response: Glad you're enjoying it! Plenty to read from here. Cheers!

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Review #35, by ayumi Embers

8th January 2016:
It is literally so late (or should i say early?) but this was one of those rare gems that you just CANNOT stop reading. All of that in a single sitting, and absolutely no regrets whatsoever. You're an incredible writer!! So many things about it were absolutely incredible - character developments, beautiful descriptions, povs that were so clear that you didn't have to write who they belonged to...the list goes on. I am ecstatic that there's a sequel, which I am going to start right now :D thank you so much !!

Author's Response: In a single sitting! Wow! That's quite a session, but I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much you couldn't put it down (switch it of?)!

Thank you so much for all your kind words, and I'm utterly grateful you enjoyed the story. Now go, enjoy the sequel!


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Review #36, by cherry_pop94 Embers

18th December 2015:

I'm so sorry that I didn't review every chapter as I read this. Actually, I'm already on Oblivion, but I just couldn't zip through this trilogy without at least leaving a few reviews for you!

This story is absolutely PHENOMENAL. I read this in about two sittings I think because I just could not put it down! I have terrible timing though, I've got exams!

There are just so many things about this that were absolutely brilliant. The plot, the pacing, the characters, the drama, the fact that despite all this darkness, you managed to put in so much humour still. You're an incredible writer and this is one of the best stories I've ever read here.

Methuselah's death absolutely broke my heart. I did not see it coming at all, but I should have known, someone's got to die here. I just... he was such a lovely character! His fears about his relationship with Selena were just so real. And when she realized he was dead... chills down my whole body. I could feel her pain through me it was absolutely devastating.

Seriously, this series is absolutely brilliant! I've favourited them all!


Author's Response: It's about time I got to your reviews! Frankly I'm just happy for any readers, so never be sorry, even for not reviewing! Not to mention it's been more than made up for with the slew of attention since, for which I'm HUGELY grateful.

I never really intended for the series to get as dark as it did - I knew it would grow up from the hijinks of the earliest chapters, but I figured the humour would remain. I'm glad that turned compelling rather than a bit odd for mood.

Poor Methuselah. I'm cruellest of all to him; there was an awful lot more to the character in terms of how he could have grown and developed and I still kind of hate myself for ending it when I did. But then, if his character arc was already over, it wouldn't have been so compelling that he DID die.

Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #37, by The Basilisk Heartburn

17th December 2015:
It isss rare for me to review one chapter right after the other but thisss, thisss ssstory demands it. I am absssolutely in love with how you have crafted the charactersss. I know from the sssumary that there is more thingsss to come than what hasss happened thusss far but honessstly, I am hooked with what you have written already. If thisss was just a regular ssstory without the coming added sssussspenssse of the quarantine I would ssstill be enjoying thisss ssstory.

Author's Response: I have the Basilisk's attention. This might be dangerous.

The kids were quite fun to write in all their teenaged silliness. I do sometimes wonder if there'd be mileage in an AU of 'Ignite, except if the illness didn't happen,' which wouldn't be really an AU at all, just a more regular Next Gen drama.

But I digress and you are hungry and I am very grateful for your kind, snakey words!

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Review #38, by The Basilisk Steam Out

16th December 2015:
I decided to ssstop by and give a review to sssomething of yoursss. I figured there was little better than to look into what ssso many othersss have enjoyed. Clearly you have made a mark by earning a Dobby and I can sssee why.

I was instantly charmed by your wordsss. You have made very clear and well rounded charactersss that are full of life. I love how you filled Ssscorpiusss with wit. His humor highly amused me. I like his quipsss and how he just juggled thingsss and rolled with the punchesss as it were.

I think though I knew I was going to like thisss ssstory when I read the line about how Hufflepuffsss hunt in packsss. It is ssso true! You have a very good grasssp on the charctersss and houssse traitsss.

With your comedic touch and way of making the charactersss real along with having a good narrative voice, I look forward to reading more of your ssstory when I get the chance to return.

Author's Response: I am lucky indeed to get so much Basilisk attention! You are a little hissier than in past days, so I hope you're well-fed. I don't want to be marauded by a hungry Basilisk.

Scorpius has always been a hoot to write, and really is the cause and source of most of the comedy of the series. So it's just as well people like him, or they'd doubtless find my writing hard to stomach!

Not that I want you to really stomach anything about my writing. Or me. Let's, in fact, forget I used the word 'stomach', and I'll just thank you and we'll move on and I'll invest in some mirrors?

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Review #39, by AutumnRed Embers

16th December 2015:
This is, genuinely, one of the BEST stories I have ever read. I loved the elaboration on characters, giving them very distinct qualities and traits. The story itself is just BRILLIANT, and I remained captivated the entire time. I'm envious at the genius ideas throughout, as I could never think up such amazingly creative and different things. I must say I sobbed at Methuselah's death. So much emotion and wit went into this and it paid off exceedingly well.

Off to read the next of the series (which I'm so glad you wrote)!

Love and Magic.

Author's Response: Thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed the story, and a little sorry I made people cry at Methuselah's death. It was pretty tough to write, poor kid.

Thank you so much for reviewing, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series; it's now complete!

~ Slide

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Review #40, by Crookshanks11 Embers

10th December 2015:
This story was absolutely amazing, and I loved every second of it! And i'm holding out hope that in the sequel Draco will become a slightly more decent human to his son.

Author's Response: Draco does have his very own arc in the trilogy. He's certainly different by the end to how he was at the beginning. Maybe he won't disappoint you too badly!

Thank you so much for your kind words and for reviewing. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

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Review #41, by LiveInTheAM The Melting Pot

4th December 2015:
I know this is a review made for a chapter long ago written and inevitably unread, but I have to say this before I forget. I've been reading this story non-stop and don't intend to ever quit until I'm done, and - allow me to affect true Harry Potter fashion here - bloody hell, mate, you are one talented writer. Your pace is perfect. Your descriptions are individual and delightful. And your characters are deep. I'll say it again, you are incredibly talented. Publish something, anything.

Author's Response: I got to the review! Eventually, it's been a busy week. I'm so glad you've found the story and are enjoying it; I hope you stick it through to the very end.

I do, indeed, self-publish some bits and bobs; they're out there in the cyberspace somewhere for those who know where to look. ;-)

Thank you very much for your kind words, and for your review!

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Review #42, by Hannah Irons in the Fire

16th November 2015:
Really loving your story! It is very well written with engaging characters and an intriguing plot. I love your interpretation of Scorpius in particular.

Author's Response: Really glad to know you're enjoying the story. Scorpius was a pleasure to write; popped into my head fully formed and was a nuisance until I agreed to tell his story.

Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #43, by Anon Embers

2nd November 2015:
Absolutely beautiful. This story is brilliant. You've made me laugh and cry and everything in between. I am speechless. Just amazing. Thank you.

Author's Response: I am so glad you've enjoyed! Thanks for reviewing.

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Review #44, by Kaist Embers

16th October 2015:
Hi, I'm an anon who probably never would've found this site if it weren't for TV Tropes. What can I say about this story? I can say... I can say it blew me away, like wow. OCs, now, OCs are usually difficult and the characterizations of the new generation of Potters and Weasleys get so very old and tired in this fandom- but this is different, and I saw myself in Scorpius and Methuselah. There's irony in that, considering how different they are. But isn't that the point of a lovely story? It resonates with you. And I saw Methuselah's sacrifice coming from miles away, but oh, how I wish he had lived. Your little cast and their situation were refreshingly different and maybe just a little bit beautiful.

And Lockett- I wanted to comment on her. Because it's not so often that we see the one who deals with everything via humor in a jaded position, y'know? Or if they are, it's usually stated flat out. But you didn't do that with her, and that made for a really good compare/contrast situation with Scorp.

So thank you for writing this. It was brilliant.

Author's Response: Yay, my TV Tropes rec! I've always been so pleased by that. And I love writing my OCs, and subverting tropes where I can, so I'm glad both have worked for a satisfying story!

I wouldn't have thought anyone would see themselves in BOTH Scorpius and Methuselah, but thinking about it they do share certain insecurities and engrossing themselves in aspects of themselves to control that (or you relate to them in an entirely different way).

Lockett was a challenge to write; I wanted the cranky mentor archetype, but producing a sardonic, older character laden with a LOT of her own issues was tough. Satisfying, but tough, and she made a fun foil for Scorpius.

So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for reviewing.

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Review #45, by RoseFromGryffindor Hot Blooded

11th October 2015:
Until Professor Lockett cam it I was screaming at them to use Veritaserum

Author's Response: Veritaserum did have to come in, but yeah, as the chapter establishes, at this point in time Veritaserum is MUCH less used! But Lockett can, of course, brew it.

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Review #46, by RoseFromGryffindor Rising Heat

10th October 2015:

Author's Response: Sometimes I'm mean.

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Review #47, by TreacleTart Heartburn

20th September 2015:
Hello again!

Back for chapter 2!

Wow! I don't know this Miranda girl well at all, but can I just tell you how much I dislike her already. Whatever she did to Scorpius sounds pretty awful. It's a shame that he doesn't feel like sticking up for himself and correcting the lie. It must be miserable walking around having everyone think your worthless.

I really enjoyed the whole interaction with Warwick and Scorpius. I liked that Warwick didn't just plant the dungbombs the first chance he got, but instead waited and planned the best moment to do it. He sort of reminds me a bit of Colin Creevey in a way.

I wonder what Albus was upset about in the beginning in the common room. Everything so far suggests that he doesn't really get upset or lash out in frustration, but he was clearly frustrated with Scorpius. That seems unusual and then for him to deflect the questions instead of giving Scorpius a proper answer.

Rose came off as a bit of a git here. Obviously, she's listening to what her boyfriend tells her, but it's really a shame that she doesn't realize he's a humongous git. Anyway, the way she laid into Scorpius like that was a bit below the belt. If she could stop being so blinded by hate for a few minutes she might actually realize what's going on. When she said that about Miranda, I was a little surprised that Albus didn't say something. I know he's sworn to secrecy, but I think it probably really bothered him not being able to correct his cousin.

This was another good chapter! The dynamic between all of your characters is excellent and I'm really enjoying how this is progressing.

Good work! I'll be back for the next chapter soon!


Author's Response: Hullo!

Miranda has been a brat, absolutely, and she's good enough at it - and he's been hurt enough by it - that he doesn't want to get into a public slugging match of he said/she said.

Tim's pretty eager to please, but he's a canny kid. He knows how to do it right. Also, he's a Slytherin (so cunning, but harder to plant dungbombs on a Hufflepuff!).

I never really picked up on that thread of cranky Al in this chapter. I originally intended a bit of a subplot of how Al wanted to focus hard on his NEWTs and do well but Scorpius kept horsing around and that created a tension between them - the sort of 'do you remain friends as you get older?' thing - but then Plot Happened and there was no room for that thread.

Rose doesn't know what she's doing; she's been lied to and she's not psychic. BUT she's being a bull in a china shop, and she does know, deep down, that Hector is Flawed. And she has a serious bee in her bonnet about Scorpius. So she's ignorant, but kind of wilfully ignorant because it's inconvenient for her to think about it.

Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #48, by TreacleTart Steam Out

20th September 2015:
Hi there!

I'm making an effort to review all of the Dobby nominated stories and that led me here. Congratulations on your nomination!

To be honest, I'm not really sure how I haven't read your stories before. I've heard nothing but positive reviews of them and just the summary of this story alone was enough to convince me that I'm going to like this.

I was immediately drawn into your story by Scorpius wandering through the train station on his own. I wondered where Draco and Astoria were and why they wouldn't accompany him on his departure for school. It's kind of sad that he feels like it's less complicated if they aren't there. I wonder if that's because somethings wrong with Draco or because Scorpius is the normal embarrassed teenager.

Your characterizations really stood out to me. I adore Scorpius as the snarky, quick as a whip, sort of socially awkward boy. I also enjoyed Albus as calm and collected. I think the way you wrote the friendship between the two of them creates a really nice balance. They seem to sort of feed off each other.

There was one thing that I really loved and it was a minor detail, but something that stood out, was the fact that Ron was nice to Scorpius and even laughed at his jokes. I literally have never seen anyone make Ron amicable towards Scorpius, but I'm so glad that you did. I always liked to think that Ron had a good sense of humor and was a nice guy and I think after all of those years he might be able to move past his own problems with Draco. The part about Hermione's last name made me giggle a bit too. That seems exactly like something she'd do.

Rose was quite the pistol and I'm not sure why she hates Scorpius so much. To me it almost seemed that he's really into her, but since she isn't into him, he's decided to drive her crazy so at least he gets a bit of attention.

As for Rose's boyfriend, he seems like a tool. I know Scorpius was looking to start problems, but there's just something about him that grates on my nerves. Maybe it's his inability to keep up with the witty repartee.

I thought what Harry said to Scorpius was really sweet. Of course, Harry can relate to being alone at the train station and it was really kind of him to let Scorpius know that he was there for him if he needed it. I know Scorpius felt awkward about it, but I think deep down it means more to him than he's letting on.

This first chapter really was very enjoyable and did a great job of introducing each character. I feel like I now have a clear sense of who each of them is and what's going on in their lives. I can't wait to see them develop and to see where this plot goes.

As far as CC goes, I did notice one tiny little typo, but that's it.

And wve had this conversation over and over. - weve

All in all, a very solid start. I'm truly eager to read more. In fact, I think I'll head to the next chapter right now!


Author's Response: I have been terrible at replying to reviews. *cough* I'm glad you've heard good things! And gladder you're here now!

Scorpius is a pretty normal embarrassed teenager in some ways, but his relationship with his parents is, to say the least, rather fraught. But he and Al work well together; this Al could do with someone to make him brighten up, and this Scorpius definitely needs people to calm him down!

I kind of hate the trope of Ron being antagonistic to Scorpius. I can see him never wanting to be nice to Draco (maybe able to be a Polite Adult but never more than that), but I don't see him actually judging Draco's child without reason. And Ron is good enough to his family that Scorpius being Albus' friend is a reason to be NICE. But then, I am very protective of Ron.

I couldn't see Hermione taking her husband's name at the best of times; I absolutely can't see her wanting to be called, "Mrs Weasley." No way!

Scorpius' actions are a little bit 'pulling pigtails' for attention, yeah. Also a lot retribution for Rose being mean to him - but also over the years it's become a bit of a chicken-or-egg rivalry, with poor Albus in the middle.

Hector's mostly just on the mean/selfish end of teenage boy. Which is pretty bad sometimes tbh.

I hadn't intended on the Harry/Scorpius connection when I planned the story, but it became very obvious once I realised! So while Harry hasn't known how to approach Scorp, despite being Albus' friend, he still wants to reach out for him on his own terms.

Curses! Typos even after all this time and editing!

Thanks for reviewing! Glad you enjoyed the chapter.

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Review #49, by Penelope Inkwell Sackcloth and Ashes

18th September 2015:
Hey there! I remember I enjoyed this story so much the first time, but I wanted to re-familiarize myself with it a bit before Dobby voting.

Poor Scorpius. I mean, Albus had a point--what he did was more than a little stupid and unfair. But, like he says, Scorpius prefers an audience. Having 2/3 of the school or so giving him the silent treatment is probably the worst punishment you could give him. Especially with Al not talking to him, either.

The difference was that where Rose ranted, Hestia was more the kind to conclude her diatribe with informative pamphlets... And according to Albus, Scorpius had taken the pamphlet explaining what a menace to society he was and had it framed. She'd not had the heart to tell Hestia.

Somehow I think that leather pants aren't going to be quite as anti-Malfoy as Rose suspects...

I'm glad that you show us this bit with Rose and Hector. When smart girls are taken in by jerkish guys, I really like when you get to see why, because otherwise it doesn't seem to match up to their character. I mean, 'we're all fools in love' or whatever, but since it's quite clear that Rose isn't at all in love with Hector, I'm glad that we can see why she doesn't realize how he is. He's a completely different, seemingly quite likable and even considerate, person around her.

Oh Methuselah. You're such a frustration, and such a joy *cries*

It cracks me up that Scorpius is so up on the gossip, but it seems very him. He's such a social creature.

I have to say, insulting someone's earrings is pretty catty and unnecessary, but I think Selena's pretty justified in being miffed over getting detention. Especially a Forbidden Forest detention. No earring is worth that.

'Presumed destroyed, Professor, it's not proven.'

Reading this just reminds me of how incredibly well you manage to weave such humor into the angsty, horrible situations that are soon to come. That's such a gift. Congratulations on your Dobby nominations! You've earned them!


Author's Response: Yay, returning readers!

Albus is right; Scorpius was entirely petulant and lashing out. He kind of wants it both ways; he doesn't want to fight for the truth, but he doesn't really enjoy being judged on it. But he could cope with silent treatment, until it's from Al!

Yeah, Rose is perhaps being a bit oblivious in assuming leather trousers are going to deter anyone. Unhelpfully, Hector fails to compliment. But noo, Rose doesn't love him - she is, indeed, more interested in something easy, fun, in someone likeable (as he presents, of course, differently to her!).

Methuselah, such a hoot. And of course Scorpius is up on the gossip! He's a fussy little fellow sometimes. Selena IS totally petty enough to make an unkind, catty comment about someone's earrings, but she really IS getting a disproportionate punishment! Entirely there by bad luck.

Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #50, by HeyMrsPotter Like Wildfire

13th September 2015:
Me again :)

I like that there's a hint of something going on with Scorpius and Draco in this chapter, and that makes sense with him travelling to King's Cross on his own for the previous two years. I wonder what it is... Rose pushing that subject can't be a good thing!

I really loved your desription of the forest, especially when the centaurs pased by, I really felt like I was there hearing them with the group. The twist in events here was so exciting! The build up was great, with the centaurs being spooked and then the fire and what happened to Scorpius at the end! I need to read the last few Dobby nominees but I'm going to add this to my favourites and come back to it asap!

I can really see why this was nominated, congratulations again.


Author's Response: I have been rubbish with replying to Ignite reviews. *cough*

Scorpius and Draco have a strained relationship - well, it rolls out in the story, but you're definitely picking up the clues! Though Rose doesn't realise she's poking an awkward topic.

So glad you've enjoyed the story so far! Thanks for reviewing!

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