THINGS THINGS THINGS THINGS ARGH THINGS
gina i am literally almost crying this is such a shipperly story help HALP i NEED TO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL MY FEELS
ok not to lower the obviously high-brow tone but biscuits are not the answer when they come out of a boy's sleeve
you just don't give it a rest with the feels, do you? IT WORKS OH WAIT THE CASTLE IS GOING TO EAT IT HAHAHHAHA WAIT FLITWICK HAS IT AND IT'S NOT DEAD AHAHHAHA BUT WAIT BEA YOU DON'T GET IT BACK HAHAHAH AND BY THE WAY NO MORE INVENTIONS
BASICALLY YOUR LIFE IS OVER EXCEPT FOR SCORP'S NICE ARMS AND SILVER EYES AND OVERALL HOTNESS
omg when she goes back the room my creys SCORPIUS'S BOOKS AIUERHIAUWHERIEWUHR
take a break from castling. wizards have the best logic i swear
bea's confronting DRACO OMG dear sir i love your son but i almost killed him and broke the castle figuring it out, love, bea chang
more Things !!! !! I am excite~
p.s. check your tumblr messages ahem
♥ ♥ ♥Author's Response: SO MANY THINGS I have turned you into a naval base what have I done.
hey. hey now. be careful with the biscuit sass.
I took a page from Julia's journal of downtrodden and flooded the dams with the world's largest sad puddle.
YOU READ IT TOO FAST BUT I ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT it's just Anjali twirling her mustache.
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ARGH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H
the last scene. I am dead. DEAD.
also I remember you talking about turning Tesla into a Wizard and now I see it in action. I had approved before but now I super-approve.
Scorpius in an orange blazer. it hurts. Albus in an orange blazer--IT HURTS MORE. but it's also so good.
And bea standing up to Anjali. Actually I can't talk about anything else because I'm going to go weep about the ship feels. SRSLY THAT LAST SCENE I'M GONNA CRY SO MANY EMOTIONS
WHAT ARE THESE
I literally do not ship things in real life I am the worst person I hate romance everything but THIS JUST ARGHAuthor's Response: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !~ this was one of those scenes where guh I was just like THE IMAGE IS IN MY MIND AND I WILL GET IT OUT IF I MUST SCRAPE IT OFF WITH A SPOON.
super approval do I get a sticker?
they are traffic cones.
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tan doesn't clash with lime; nor aqua, or grapefruit. YOU JUST GOTTA GO WITH IT O K
they are rocking back and forth together. be still my heart.
I love and envy the way that you've created a new register for Bea and Scorpius; things they say to each other mean different things than what they'd mean to other people. That that is clear to readers is something incredible to me because it's so difficult to make people believe the implausible. I suppose that's a bit rich, talking about a story like this, but I just really enjoy reading their interactions, not just because I get FEELS but because I can tell you really think about them and their relationship exists in a kind of space where there are established rules, but they're not static.
Also, who says writing essays isn't fun. Ahem.
DJ CREEVEY EUHRUEHRUEHR
Albus would be the best pity date ever, Scorpius, you should be grateful. I have full faith in the fact that Albus will get his themepark and it will be a magical place.
awryerye creys. This is so good. I can't believe I haven't kept up with reading it. This sort of writing brings back the magic of Hogwarts and plot-rooted fic, which is what drew me into the ff world so deeply eight years ago. And apparently, it's what's keeping me here, too. THIS IS SO GOOD HELPAuthor's Response: I AM NOTING THIS BUT WITH A RAISED BROW OF DISBELIEF.
I am like rolling around in that paragraph because it says everything I have ever wanted to hear *__* LIKE I know Capers is an ensemble but it is undeniably very much /Bea and Scorpius's/ story, individually and together, and to see them grow as their interaction changes c: bless those bbs.
I SAY. unless they get turned into confetti >:D
Yes, wizards needs more theme parks anyway. Perhaps the Wonderful World of Muggles, feat. flying microwaves.
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As she was about to retort, she became acutely aware of how dizzying forty feet could be, especially on such a wobbly piece of wood. Her single-handed grip on Scorpius' blazer turned vice-like.
HOW DIZZYING SITTING ON A BROOM WITH SCORPIUS MALFOY CAN BE, YOU MEAN. ahem. Also, ouch, I've tripped over a bale of hay once and got scratched up from it. You'd think hay is something that wouldn't hurt you but no. But also my writing professor last year told the class that the best thing that can happen to you on a date with someone you really like is for something to go wrong, because that way you become allies against fate and therefore the relationship is perfect. Or, something like that. So what you're doing is creating the perfect relationship. I just thought you should know.
togas and chocolate in heaven omg creys bea is me except for being a genius and actually talking to boys COUGH
OH MY GOD GINA I HATE YOU TOO MANY GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND UGH IT HURTS
poor fred. Bea missed his game and so did everyone else lol
ALBUS. You tell Fred how it is, you little gem.
RAWERUYIWEYUR you make me feel things for ships I don't even ship how are you possible stop hey how about you give my feels a break
wait no NEVER DO THAT because sob it's so gooda wueyraioweyroaiweyroiau weoiuaower i cheese
GINAAA I CAN'T ANYMORE BUT I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO READ THIS IS EMOTIONAL SUICIDE BUT ALSO I LOVE IT ♥ ♥Author's Response: oh no hay does seem very scratchy. We had those trees that had these super long springy needles that came in hair-like bunches and anyway, that's what I think of when I think of hay. I also do not know the difference between hay and straw. I will google that now.
"So what you're doing is creating the perfect relationship." ehurrheurhuerhrur.
what is heaven without togas!!! I don't want to see angels going around with MCR shirt hand-me-downs from the 90s ok.
lol fred, you are too easy of a target. It's ok, he's the hero that Hogwarts deserves.
O IM SORRY DID YOU NOT ORDER FEELS AND AN EXTRA LARGE SIDE OF HEARTBREAK~~
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It was almost felt as if it were something Bea was not supposed to see, like she had intruded upon a side of Scorpius meant for someone else.
This is such good writing UGH WHY HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS
ALBUS THE BLUDGER WHISPERER I LOVE YOU
SCORPIUS SAVES BEA I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS RIGHT NOW I HATE YOU O.M.G. FEELS I CAN'T HELP GASP COUGH
I am learning how to write ships just reading your chapters again. This is obviously a really important one in terms of moving the plot of the story along but I'm in this for the ships. I hope I've made myself clear. Ships ships ships. Ships. And smiley-face chips :3
OK what did I tell you I am incapable of leaving you good reviews I am so so sorry. BUT ALSO NOT BECAUSE aiewuryiauwtruiewrAuthor's Response: BY READING YOUR WRITING??? this is actually true. Gubby knows that I like to read her writing when I get stuck on etc. because she has this way of description that's like seamless?? AND IT'S MAGICAL??? Also it's 5am what am I doing responding. lol I just finished an essay and came derping ok.
ALBUS SAVES THE BLUDGERS. SCORBEAS SAVE EACH OTHER.
c: ships ships chips. I am ok with that obv. NAVAL BATTLE AHOY
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"Did James tell everyone to keep me away from girls?"
He nodded. "Yeah, a little bit. A couple of us had a seminar at the end of last year. He passed out pamphlets. We called it Fredwatch, but that sort of watching is a lot less creepy. James said, 'You get restless without distractions and channel it into unhealthy pursuits.' His words, not mine."
OMG I LOVE JAMES
Dear Lord, Scorpius and Bea under the cloak sound like my humanities class when we were learning the theory of quantum physics arguing with the professor; or, rather, questioning intensely. And beyond this it's highly entertaining, which class wasn't.
Scorpius stopped fiddling with the pick and stared down at her. "Why do you have to meet them?"
She shrugged. "It's their company, isn't it?"
Something passed over his expression, almost like relief, and he resumed twisting the tiny rod of metal.
BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THEY WERE DATING AHRUWEHRUWEHRUHWEURHAUWEHRYHEWURY SCORPIUS
OK, so I'd read this chapter before but hadn't left you a review and I thought, if I'm going to marathon read, I'd better really make sure I know what's going on so I can pretend to leave nice reviews; anyway, I Love SCORBEAUS as you know and am looking forward to it. I know you don't ship anyone in this fic but I ship everyone which balances it out. OK moving on ♥Author's Response: I DID NOT REALIZE HOW ADORABLY I'VE WRITTEN THE POTTER FAMILY UNTIL I THINK OF JAMES AND ALBUS TOGETHER. THOSE DORKSsfjdkfm.
This is because cats.
LOOOL he's just embarrassed about his parents like any other teen, although I thought of that too. I lulz over how much of the stuff they say sounds like they're in a relationship and I /don't even intend that/. REALLY.
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hey, I completely love your story. It's really good, and really exciting. I always find it hard to think of action scenes, but you have done it really well.
Just want to mention, i felt like an utter fool when reading one of your earlier chapters, because I thought it was actually Statue of Secrecy, haha :DAuthor's Response: c: thank you! Baaahaha, i'm sure Bea is glad that she isn't alone! I like imagining the Statute as a bunch of words written under a statue of a super bearded wizard in an action pose. It spices it up. Report Review
Look at me, reviewing just a day (or two) after you've updated!
First, i love the chapter image! It's definitely different from your other ones, but really cool and interesting. I love the image of Bea swinging her hair around, very surprised/action-y.
Sooo--I'm thinking this is going to be a running review. I love the description of the Portkey-- it's poetic and conveys travelling but yet feels instantaneous.
And all the feels! Scorpius is all "did you cry for me?" and tries to wipe her tears away and so does she and she is all "i thought you were dead." And then Bea is a gerbil. Because that is how anyone would react to all of that.
But then Bea kisses him and go her for taking that initiative. And it's funny to see Mr. Cool flounder. (though, I guess he just died or something. Speaking of that, he's surprising cool about being/seeming dead).
Oh and then there are the hormones. Bea and Scorpius might be able to fight off the baddies but they're no match for the mighty teenage hormones.
And the style that that scene is told in is really funny. Like it's not really the narrative voice of either one of them (well, maybe a few thoughts from Bea) but it's more like the narrator who makes comments about things selectively and maybe a bit randomly. Like the "conversations that need not repeating out of context" and Bea befriending the floor.
And the foreshadowing. Green carpet! So very Slytherin.
And all the flirting. "Don't call me darling." "what instead? Cupcake?" ...a surprisingly appropriate nickname. "Are we going to be like this now?" Scorpius when purposely flirting is trying to be all suggestive and flirty but just comes off as cute.
Ahh and so many more sad feels. I am all "I am sorry babies!" Like they act like they are old and capable (and they are mostly) but then there's this where Draco is dead and Scorpius gets beat up and Bea is crying.
Again with the lovely, funny narration. "But it was misleading, like calling the Head Auror a man with a head injury and no fashion sense. There were a few important details missing."
And then the escape which is quite the caper. The Malfoys are rich! I mean who has an underground river in their catacombs?
Bea's all grown up! I feel like her ability now to recognize the stakes and destroy her invention show that. It's a nice contrast, even though the two times that she has to destroy it aren't so very far apart.
Ooh, more magical transport cliff hangers. IN this case, perhaps somewhat more literally. So Scorpius apparates them (illegally) to somewhere off the ground. And they fall into water. And he is sort of unconscious. Well, at least I don't have to worry too much. I very much doubt that you would kill him and/or Bea after they just escaped :P
Well, this was a pretty fantastic chapter so well worth the wait. And I can't believe it's almost over! Also. Coming up with the Draco twist last minute makes it all the better I think. It's totally utterly shocking because you hadn't foreshadowed it at all. And, the "he's d-d" line works perfectly for Draco, it's also a bit shocking in retrospect because at this point no one's really thinking about Draco.
Anyhows. This review is really excessively long and full late night randomness. Hopefully it doesn't take you too long to sort out everything that I wrote here xD I always feel like I have to apologize because, really, I should edit my reviews. But I don't.
♥ HaleyAuthor's Response: AAaa Haley c:
I just lazied up a CI from my tumblr gifset xD I knew I wouldn't have time. Weird thing I noticed is that it's like twice as fast on Chrome than Firefox.
RUNNING REVIEWS are the best. The only kind I leave. Like running review responses.
IT'S CUTE AND LOVEY DOVEY WHILE BEA IS A GERBIL AND SCORPIUS FLOUNDERS. This is how I write fluff while people are dying and kidnapped. Ofc it would be at the end and in a pantry where they start making out.
Bahaha, that is mostly Bea's random thoughts making commentary. It was indeed stony.
THEY ARE REALLY JUST CUTE. I remember you thinking that I didn't intend Capers to be romancy and stuff, but the truth is I've been shipping everyone like crazy and I've been holding it all in until the very end :'D IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.
Malfoys have /everything/. I was so happy when Julia gave me the snippets about them from Pottermore because they are actually really ridiculously rich and had a history of business WITH MUGGLES no less. Semi-canon is working for me!
Babies are all grown up ;-; time to kill them. kidding, kidding. probably. I've almost killed/actually killed enough people eh? I wish I had time to develop Draco a bit more. I would've "in the future" had I not well, killed him 8D Alas.
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The real review, I always forget about this weird punctuation "shift + ,".
He's alive - I knew you wouldn't kill him!
"on a sack of sugar a la Potterpuff" oh, my favourite word :D.
Oh, wow (2) ^^.
Waiting for the next chapter. I hope I'll be in better shape than today :D.
NadiaAuthor's Response: Darned punctuation, I always do the other heart just in case ♥ though I think the less-than-three has its own charm.
c: quite alive! ...for now. And Albus has his wee shoutout~
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Oh. My gosh.
I've been silent-reading for a long time and I get so excited when I see you've updated this and this chapter was nothing short of perfection. It was so suspenseful, beautifully-written, heart-breaking . . . wow. I can't even begin to imagine how to leave a review for this story but wow. Five out of five stars. I love your characters and how they've evolved so realistically and I will cry when this story is over probablyAuthor's Response: c: I was worried I couldn't have all of those things in one chapter. Funny bits and heartbreaking and action all at once. It was an uphill battle, but worth it! ♥ thank you so much! Report Review
I'm just happy you updated. There is nothing more frustrating than an author who has a couple of chapters left and never finished. Trust me. I never thought this whole kidnapping thing was going to happen and well I must say that you are a bloody amazing writer who just needs to keep writing. Anything really. I expect for Scorbeaus stories when this story is done with because they are just too cute of a pairing. Please keep writing and update soon!Author's Response: Oh no, I know that feeling D: Pretty much what keeps me updating (and I'll even get to Play one day!). I don't want to do that to anyone. c: Oh, I'm glad someone's looking out for Scorbeaus because I am a weee chock full of that stuff secretly. Cough, like a vault of docs.
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I loved this chapter!
You are the master of cliffhangers. They will seriously kill me one day! It's so unfair! Can't you for one end it all on a nice happy note, where they're all safe and live happily ever after?! (I know that that would make the next three chapter's pointless though... so I don't really want it... it would just be nice...)
Anyway, I really, really can't wait to see what's going to happen next!Author's Response: It's cool I've only got 3 chapter to go how many cliffhangers can I have left? 8D
I will say two things: 1) I've always entertained the ending of Capers being bittersweet 2) but I like super happy endings. So, you'll see! c:
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UM, SO THAT WAS AWESOME!
MY JAW WAS LITERALLY HANGING OPEN ONCE I READ IT. 'TWAS THAT AMAZING. Scorbeaus was perfect, despite the whole life and death situation. i just loved it. it was amazing. please, you have to update soon :DAuthor's Response: C: WOOO SUCCESS! I am so exhausted after posting this, but I definitely am trying to post the whole story by April. That was my goal over two years ago, and I'm almost there! Report Review
Very few Next-gen Fanfiction writers(or, less face it, none of them) can actually show Hogwarts More or less the same as JKR. I don't even bother to try. But you do, and what's more, you succeed. I gotta say, I'm either so jealous I want to kill you, or so happy I want to hug you. As a fellow writer, I'm proud to read your stories, steal your ideas, and call them my own.Just kidding. Mostly.Author's Response: Eee, thank you c: Please don't kill me, I'm not done with my stories yet. I'd prefer you not killing me after I finish them too, but I understand if some circumstances prevent you from doing that.
Capers is very much my headcanon for next gen, and it's been wonderful to share it with so many people who love it as much as I do! Report Review
Ahem. Please excuse me for one moment while I fangirl like crazy.
SCORPIUS AND BEA! ZOMG, I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW! AHWIELFLEIWNVGEROAIDMKAIJEOKGOREIA
So much love right now. For this story, for those characters, and - most of all - for you. Also, can I get a WHOOP WHOOP for Bea for being all awesome and non-compliant hostage and stuff? Because she was kick-butt in this chapter. GIRL POWER.
Side note: this chapter is extra awesome when being read while listening to Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford and Sons. Just something I noticed.
Brilliant work. Now I'm just counting down the days until Bea skips off into the sunset while holding hands with a purple argyle blazer clad Scorpius. I still haven't forgotten that.
Again, much love!
-LauraAuthor's Response: *excused*
SFhdjgdsjf!! It only took 24 chapters for the blatant romance right? And then I proceed to smash everyone's hearts to pieces.
If the characters in Capers were ever compliant and did what was safe, there would no story. It would be a cooking show about cupcakes, and even then, Bea would probably end up blowing up the castle anyway.
Ohhh yes this chapter is very much a melancholy/hopeful song chapter. I have oodles of cheesy lyrics to go with it.
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Ee this chapter was SO GOOD! Absolutely loved all the action and romance!! I love Bea/Scorpius! SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER :D Keep up the awesome work!Author's Response: Thank youuu c: I always said I'd jam in all the action and romance at the end AND SO IT IS HERE! Report Review
Hey remember me? I remembered you said that you had posted more chapters on this site and beig the impatient weirdo I am I decided to check it out :) Now I am begging you to update this soon because you cant just leave it at a cliffhanger like that! So please, please, PLEASE update soon
MaraudingPrincess xoxoAuthor's Response: Eee thank you! I'm a bit backed up in er, everything, because I've had a lot of schoolwork, but I will be posting today or tomorrow most likely. The chapter is largely done (actually largely done), sans a few hundred words. Report Review
Ah! Such a fantastic comeback! Your return to Capers is widely celebrated throughout HPFF, without a doubt :D
By golly, this chapter was phenomenal - of coirse! Of course this was bound to happen, and yet i jumped up in suspense and surprise - you have a clever gal like me dangling around your ingenious little finger like a wonderful fool!
Gyah! this really came out beautifully! A wonderful intermediary chapter (still filled with wonderfully gooey-centred action!) and i am filled with fanatic fascination for whats coming next! :D
Anyway, I can't wait for the next chapter! (much love)Author's Response: Heee, I would be pleasantly surprised if many people believed he were dead, but I did at least want to keep the characters in a bit of mystery for most of the chapter.
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adjfkalgnagnagla. I don't even have words for this chapter. I honestly just sped through reading this because it was so good. I KNEW HE WASN'T DEAD. I was actually thinking of The Draught of the Living Dead but that seemed like a long shot with those goonies. :P
Okay, so I guess I feel sort of bad for Anjali. I mean, I was pretty sure she was involved with at least them stealing the prototype but I couldn't tell if she knew about Scorpius or not until now.
Ugh, and Scorpius loves Bea! Ee. I knew it. I'm also glad Fred was okay! I got worried with the title of the chapter, at first. This is a bit more serious and angsty than most Capers so I was kind of glad by the small doses of humor, like Fred wondering about clean socks when he thought about his impending death, and all that.
I wonder where they're going! But I'm glad Bea was right about Scorpius and he's alive and awake now. Yay. And the plot thickens with Draco's death? Very interesting. We shall see what happens! I know you're planning on updating soon so let me know and I'll try to get to it this week and not like...months later.
Again, sorry for the short-ish reviews. I never know what to say besides what I already have, you know? I love this story and everything about it. You've done such a fabulous job and I know when it's completed, it will be one that I would love to reread again. :)Author's Response: This chapter was a paaain. Transitionary and action, oh lordy did I dread it. But I think those are actually the ones where the end product's a little better, because I like moving things along, and this chapter is all about moving things along.
Anjali gets her semi-redemption! Most of the time, the sexy anti-hero goes to male roles, so I've been very very happy to write her character as it is, a controversial figure to the end c:
I had to jam in humor at the last moment. There is not a lot of happy, but Bea tried to be adorable while kidnapped too.
AND I SAID I WOULD UPDATE SOON AND that didn't happen. But now i have! And I laaav you ♥ DON'T DIE FROM SCHOOL! Report Review
YOU CANNOT DO THIS TO ME, GINA. My heart is crushed.
This was such an exciting chapter, though! I think you built it up really well and the use of disguises really helped. I loved Bea terrorizing potential thieves as an old woman. "Respect your elders!" Hahaha.
I love getting to see more of Fred here too and how he's sort of become the point man, as you say. It's kind of nice to see how plans come together and you realize that they don't always go as planned. You always seem to have everything all tied together so well and it's all well thought out. I love reading this story because you do make things realistic and I think that's important. :)
I still don't know if I trust Anjali but she did bring them to Scorpius and Al seems to trust her. I don't know. There's just something about her that seems off to me.
I really hope that Scorpius isn't really dead and that it's some spell or something. Poor Bea. Poor Scorpius! AHH. Sorry for the short review but I must continue to the next chapter ASAP to find out what happens!Author's Response: OH BUT I DID it's okay I read your next review too 8D
The story seemed incomplete without a stick-waving grandma. I've got a family of traditional Chinese farmers and I remember my mom telling me how she used to play marble games and jacks with /rocks/.
Ahh, I'm glad there's people out there who thinks these are well thought out because I certainly don't xD Especially not while writing them and wailing at all the plot holes. I was saying that I'd be too logical of a kidnapper because I wouldn't beat around the bush and just snap a few necks and the story would be over because everyone's dead and I'd get away. So the moral of the story is, it's a good thing I'm not a kidnapper. 8D
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So when I first started reading this, I was giggling at the idea of Bea wearing a skirt and was trying to figure out WHY. Then her nervousness kicked in and she started talking about how easy it was for the other girls and I figured out she was going to ask Scorpius out and I did an internal squee. I love that she snuck into the Slytherin Common Room and then when she blurted out her request, it was Xavier and not Scorpius there. Then Norman! Haha. Poor girl.
But oh my gosh, when they started talking about not being able to find Scorpius and how he left his blazer and all that, there was like...a pit of fear in my stomach. I trust you and where you're going with this and it's kind of ridiculous how attached I am to your smarmy blazer-wearing Scorpius but nghh.
AND CUPCAKE FORENSICS. You are such a genius, Gina. I love it and Bea asking Fred for help with his stalking and you did such a fabulous job building up the suspense (the blood, and then the room of requirement, and the vanishing cabinet!) WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? I hope they find Scorpius safe and they don't get hurt..which seems kind of I don't know...not so Caper-ish, I suppose. But we shall see! I'm excited I'm almost caught up!Author's Response: Bea is so no-nonsense about the dating scene. She doesn't even stop to consider her feelings or anything, she's just like 'I think I like him, let's ask him out' and totally bumbles her way through it. No shame, until the actual moment, and then she ends up sandwiched between his roommates because things like that just /happen/.
YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ME, MISSY. I DO TERRIBLE THINGS TO MY CHARACTERS. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TWO CHAPTERS AGO!
Everyone's got to get a bit hurt in a Caper. At the very least, banged-up elbows. It's like a Weasley dinner; isn't right without something going totally explosively wrong 8D Report Review
BUT SCORPIUS IS DEAD AND NOW HE ISN'T AND DRACO IS OH MY GOD I'M FANGIRLING SO HARD AND THIS IS REALLY BAD YOU SORCERESS OF WORDS, YOU. When Anjali says, 'of course he would do that, he loves her' (bit of paraphrasing being done here), she BETTER MEAN BEA. Because Bea and Scorpius are going to live happily ever after with the quirky Albus living next door, trying to keep Fred from continuing his chase of Anjali. Or something of the sort; you could come up with something much better. Which I'm counting on :D but first, IS DRACO DEAD and no way are they using Bea's machine for evil purposes! BAD BAD MEN. And where do they get off, kidnapping our favorite biscuit-loving heroine? Not to mention Scorpius. Grr, woman, you sure know how to do a cliffhanger.
LOVING IT. as always.
-ric.Author's Response: !!!
I do a lot of vague things with pronouns eh? :'D I actually did one before that was super subtle that I'll probably mention when I post the next chapter.
A few others have demanded that Bea and Scorpius run off and have lots of Beabies with Albus as their manservant/footstool so I suppose we'll see what'll become of this ragtag group.
I hope my readers know by now to pack the climbing gear because there's still cliffs to come 8D!
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Oh, Fred. I love how casual Wood is about everything, going between accusing him of getting Al a spot on the Puff team to asking him to Hogsmeade. Haha.
Aw, Bea. A "blanket Bea-rrito" is a cute way to describe it. I love that she was frustrated by how easy it was for Wood to ask Fred out and she wishes she could be all...girly and normal, lol.
Also this: "We might not see eye-to-eye all the time, and you might be naggy and a killjoy and easily manipulated by pretty girls - " I love it.
AND BAKING FOR SCORPIUS. Oh my god, that's just so precious. I love how she thinks it'll be easy but then oh man, all the substitutions and all that. Then Scorpius walking in and being all charming and taking charge. Nghh. I'm gonna marry him. AND THEY'RE PARTNERS AGAIN. Ahh, I love it and Bea's enthusiasm about it, throwing herself into his arms. I melted. :)
OOH, the plot thickens. I'm so excited to almost get caught up and to figure out what's going on because OH MY GOSH, what IS going to happen? I bet Anjali is somehow involved in this business! Hrmph.Author's Response: Verona is a very much a product of her parents 8D Horrendously blunt and has the emotional content of a teaspoon cut in half.
I had to ask around about whether the Brits had burritos (seeing as I'm spoiled with the stuff 'round these parts) and justified it by assuming they enjoyed a lot more cultural diversity in the 2020s. I love the paradox of Bea. Out of my lead characters, she's the only one who ever really gets girly and doesn't think twice about showing it, and she has her shy moments too.
THE CUTEST SCENE AFTER THE WORST SCENE~
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Oh...Gina! WHY DID YOU DO THAT? I want to cry. Poor Bea and her invention. She worked so hard and they were so close. It seems like such a bitter disappointment.
I love Scorpius's enthusiasm at the beginning, trying to show off and all that. My favorite part of this chapter was Bea's sudden realization about Scorpius and every minute detail, like how close he's standing, his breath, etc. Just...gah, it's that moment when you realize there are feelings involved and then that person...everything they do is magnified, you know?
Ugh, one thing I love about your writing is how realistic it is and how beautifully written everything is. One thing I like with the whole realistic thing is when Bea asked Fred about getting a job in accounting. I don't know. Like I said in the last chapter, Bea is sort of growing up and I like that she's realizing more about what she needs to do to secure a future for herself.
Your realism also gives me such a fantastic images in my head when I read each word and I love that I can picture the story while I'm reading. It's something special, that's for sure.
Plus, while this chapter was sad, there was still your usual humor, which I loved. Statue of Secrecy, lolol. And the whole "breaking Hogwarts" thing.
I'm curious to see what's in the future for Bea and Scorpius and pretty much...everything. Where do they go from this?Author's Response: I HAD TOOO. Rules of fiction and all that :'D
Bea in a crush is the most adorable thing ever. She slinks around beet-red and anguishing. Best part: she always likes really hot unattainable men, like James, Teddy, and Xavier.
I finally started looking more toward the future with this chapter, because that's what I wanted to steer Capers in by the end. Starts out all fun and derpy and then kind of serious and derpy. This chapter is meant to serve as a sort-of end of an arc, so what happens next is really all about 'what now?' since what brought them all together in the beginning is gone. They're growing up so fast ;-; Report Review
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