when are you writing more??? i love this so much and i miss reading the new chapters!!! WRITE MORE!! :)Author's Response: Aw, I'm glad you like the story so much. :) I write as quickly as I possibly can - I have RL concerns that do, sadly, have to come before fanfics. ;) I'll get the next chapter up as soon as I can! Report Review
She had liked it much better when she hadn't felt guilty about eavesdropping on him.
^ And the transformation of Rose becomes obvious in this chapter. I was really surprised that she cried here. She always comes off as really cold and 'hard.' Her crying made me realize that the Rose from the first chapter never would have acted this way. It has only been a few short months and she's grown up tremendously, well as much as a 15 year-old can. You're really great at character development.
So I ask, your new story with Rose/Scorpius it is a sequel to this one or is it an entirely new story and concept?Author's Response: It'll be a sequel - I don't really do new stories, per se. The characters I write are pretty much always consistent across stories, unless I specifically note otherwise. :)
Thank you so much for your review - I'm really glad you enjoyed the chapter and felt like Rose has developed as a character! :) Report Review
AW! My poor babies! Especially Scorpius. Man, if anything like that ever happened to me, I would go into hiding for a few years. He's so patient with Rosie, aww :') THEY'RE JUST SO RIGHT TOGETHER. Which reminds me, why, oh why, are you expecting the sequel to be dark and angsty?? There is no need for that here! Let everyone be happyyy!
Lucy's such a good cousin for Rose. I can really sympathise with Rose, even though I feel like she could probably take a little more responsibility for her actions causing these effects. It kind of seemed like she wasn't expecting Scorpius to be so upset at her. Which, you know, she probably was, but it just didn't seem that way sometimes.
Sorry I haven't been around much to review and such - I took a bit of a break from HPFF when life got crazy. Thanks for cranking out all this Scorose goodness though! :)
-CatAuthor's Response: Aw, the sequel isn't going to be *that* angsty, I don't think - I'm certainly not going to create drama for the sake of it! The sequel starts 7-8 months after they've left Hogwarts, though, and there are some things they're going to have to grapple with in terms of being adults.
Among other things, Scorpius is training to be a Healer and Rose is in a dangerous line of work, and Rose still hasn't met Lucius or Narcissa - both of which are touchy subjects that get touched on in the first chapter. :)
No worries about not being around much - life is more important than HPFF, and I'm glad you're still enjoying this story! :) Thank you for the review! Report Review
what actress is in your ci's?Author's Response: The Rose CIs? Her name is Karen Gillian. :) Report Review
I've been curious about your next gen adventures, so here I am! Yay!
Okay, let me start by saying I don't read much next gen, basically only when it's requested, so I'm not going to be helpful in knowing if something actually cliche or not. But, I did notice a huge difference in what I've read and this. Rox and James are very close. Rose is a mixture of Hermione and Ron both, with some magical coordinated in there (not that Ron's NOT coordinated, he's just never really the *best* at being able to perform.) but she's also not mini copy of Hermione.
Rose nor Scorpius seem irrevocably in love with one another from the start. Thank God. Rose isn't pregnant with her enemy's child because of a one night... anyway. Again, thank goodness for that.
Al is in Gryffindor. Oh, and you've started this off with things that actually related to school. All in all, I'd say that's a pretty impressive lists of the cliches I do know being avoided.
Your characters seem realistic so far, I don't know much about them but I'm intrigued to know more - which is the best thing a first chapter can accomplish imo.
I think you have a good balance of imagery and just letting your scene play out. Too much imagery can get a bit suffocating if it's getting in the way of a story, but your descriptions enhance them as opposed to drowning it.
I also really loved that Scorpius was calling Rose the self absorbed one, because what he was saying actually made sense and made me believe him!
I think this was a really excellent first chapter, your writing is a pleasure to read ♥
yay Gryffies!Author's Response: Oh, I love next-gen! I mean, there can be a lot of cliches, but it can also be really fun and imaginative.
I definitely tried to avoid the cliches when I wrote this. I'd read enough Rose/Scorpius fics to be able to pick them out, and part of why I wrote this in the first place was because I kept thinking, "This story would be so much better if Rose was not so deeply in love with Scorpius so quickly." Or whatever.
Thank you so much for the review, and I really, really hope that you continue to like this. It was my first fic (though it's undergone substantial editing), and while I occasionally have mixed feelings about it, overall I'm really pretty happy with it.
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I loved this chapter! Really well written, and Rosie's reaction is very realistic. :) I love your version of Lucy, too.
I can't wait to see some Scorp/Rose interactions soon! :)
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Sorry for taking so long to review! I was at a family reunion and then I've pretty much been non-stop watching the Olympics.
I'm so glad to see what happened with Rose's curiosity getting the better of her again. We hadn't seen her be terribly nosy/curious for a little bit now, and I think it wad time to speak to the title of the story again. I knew Rose couldn't stay away form eavesdropping forever. :) Though of course, you always hear something you wish you hadn't.
I really liked the inclusion of Lucy. And I thought her advice to Rose was spot on. They're fifteen - she's right; Scorpius doesn't love Rose. He's just infatuated and in our culture we say "love" rather loosely. Rose definitely needed to hear that. But I'm excited to read the sequel, in which I hope they do finally reach a point in which both Rose and Scorpius mean those words.
I think Scorpius's reaction made a lot of sense. How embarrassing would that be? Especially at that age! And there are definitely some trust issues involved. I hope it doesn't mess things up between them too badly, or for too long!
Excellent chapter!!!Author's Response: Oh, no worries! I'm been watching the Olympics a lot, too - I always love the gymnastics and the women's football in particular. (And yay, one of my teams made the final! ♥ the US women's national team.)
And yeah, that's how I was feeling, too - Rose has matured a little, but it's been about a month. She's not a completely reformed human being just because she's got a boyfriend.
They definitely do mean those words in the sequel - at that point, they'll be adults and have been together for a few years, which is obviously very different than fifteen and going out for a month. :P Whether that actually makes anything easier... that's a different matter entirely.
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I loved this chapter, I hope Scorpius and Rose work everything soon but I'm not too sure how they're going to do do that. I can't wait to see what's going to happen next, I can't believe there's only a few chapters left but I can't wait to read the sequel. Please update as soon as you can. :DAuthor's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you liked this chapter, and I'll have the new one up asap. :) I won't say too much, but Rose and Scorpius won't have quite as much trouble making up as one might think... Report Review
Amazing! But is Dominique lesbian? I didn't really get it:P otherwise AWWW SCORPY. he's such a wonderful characterAuthor's Response: Yep, Dominique is a lesbian. :) I'm glad you like Scorpius - I have a lot of fun writing him!
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Rose has been so clueless at times in this story that I have sometimes had a hard time seeing her side. Her remorse about what she heard and having to confess her sin has made me actually feel sympathy for her here. I do, however, understand Scorpius' embarrassment and anger. Rose has probably done herself in here - I look forward to reading what happens next. Lucy is so comforting here - she really does seem to be the only Weasley with "normal" emotions. Thanks for the update!Author's Response: I'm glad you felt some sympathy for Rose here - that's definitely what I was going for. Scorpius's reaction is completely understandable, but I did want to show that she has grown up a little - yeah, she's still eavesdropping, but at least she's willing to admit it! :P
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I'm surprised Rose said anything to Scorpius at all. I figured she would have waited. good update :)Author's Response: Thank you! :) I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
Another great chapter in a fantastic story! I thought it was so great I read it twice in a row.Author's Response: Aw, thank you for the review! :) I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
amazing! i love everything about their relationship! more please!!! and have to ever considered writing a Dramione story? you may or may not ship them i was just wondering! anyways, so amazing!Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'll try to have the next chapter up within the week - my muse is cooperating with me for the moment, and I want to take advantage of it. :P
Hmm. I have to admit, I haven't ever considered writing a Dramione - it's not a pairing I really dislike (depending on how it's written, obviously), but it's not one of my favourites, either. I'll keep it in mind, though, if I ever want a challenge! :) Report Review
i like the chapter but i cannot tell if albus is in slytherin or not. i know he is suppost to be. other than that good job :)Author's Response: Nope, my Albus is in Gryffindor. :) None of the next-gen characters' Houses are ever stated in the books (or, to my knowledge, by JKR), and I personally decided to go with the interpretation that Albus gets Sorted into Gryffindor. The way I characterise him wouldn't work with Slytherin at all. :P
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Already hanging out for the next chapter!! XxAuthor's Response: :) Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review! Report Review
This is my favourite scorpius/rose story- i love the way you characterized them and now I can't think of them any other way
Please update soon! :)Author's Response: I'm so glad you feel that way! :) Thank you for the review - I've just updated with the next chapter, and I hope you like it just as much. Report Review
everything about this was so amazing! James and Roxanne's commentary was hilarious! as Ron would say, Bloody Brilliant!Author's Response: Aw, thank you! :) I love James and Roxanne - they're a lot of fun to write, especially in this. Report Review
loved it!!! so amazing! you've captured all the characters perfectly!!!Author's Response: Aw, thank you! :) I'm glad you liked it! This was one of my favourite chapters to write. Report Review
I just started reading this story and I love it! Its one of my favourites now and I hope you update soon!Author's Response: Aw, thank you! :) I'm glad you like it so much, and I hope you like the latest chapter just as much! Report Review
BLOODY HELL!!! that was absolutely brilliant!Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! :) I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
Is Rose ever going to stop eavesdropping? When Scorpius finds out he is NOT going to be pleased. She could really damage her new relationship - I don't think that's her intention but her new knowledge will certainly affect her behavior with Scorpius. Thanks for the update!Author's Response: I'm not sure she'll ever completely stop eavesdropping, but she will get much better about it, especially with Scorpius - I think that this was just kind of dangling temptation in front of her that she couldn't really resist. In almost every other situation, she would have said something... but this one was just too good. Unfortunately, as you said, it's something that she's going to have to pay the price for, and she's not going to like it very much.
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How can you love her?
^ I was wondering the same thing so when Louis said 'teenagers' I agreed with him. It's just so premature. I think I was excited at first in the last chapter when we found it out but now it's been awhile since you updated so it has soaked in for me.
I think it stays in character with Scorpius to want to say something like that and to think that he loves her. I'm glad he didn't say it because I think it would have ruined the story for me. It's too soon. Too early. Having Noah pretty much say that and make him realize it was a good touch because I feel like Noah is the only one that can talk some sense into him, aside from Albus but that would be such an awkward conversation to have with Rose's cousin even if he is his best friend.
I feel like I'm back to that love-hate relationship with Rose. I wish you'd give us some more insight into her because I felt like with her listening in on their conversation she was back to her old ways and her old characterizations, if that makes sense. I think it was because the chapter was short that it lacked just a little more something that was unsaid or that needed to be thought of further. I really don't know if that makes any sense. It just felt kind of dry to me. Not the entire thing it was more the end. I understand she's trying to figure out her feelings and it'll take awhile but they could have been branched on.
I can't believe there are only four chapters left!Author's Response: Yeah, at first I hesitated to add this in, but honestly, I remember being a teenager, and my friends and I all made premature declarations of love at least once. In a lot of ways, I think it's in keeping with their age group, provided I keep it in perspective - and between Noah and Lucy in the next chapter, I think I have.
I know what you mean about Rose - I kind of wanted to portray her as being a little numb and shell-shocked, but I'll definitely go back when I get the chance to add a little more to it.
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Wow! What a chapter to update with after a break. Scorpius thinks he's in love with Rose - that's huge! Poor guy, he just doesn't get a break to process all of his feelings, does he? I'm wondering what Rose will do about. When my best friend's boyfriend first told her he loved her when they were seventeen, she didn't know what to say so she said "Thank you." But I can't imagine Rose having such a calm reaction as that! I'm curious who Rose will tell about what she heard Scorpius and Noah say. That's quite a thing to overhear!
I liked that Rose's lie came true, unintentionally. And I liked that we got to see Louis, and get a brief look into his personality.
A sequel?!?! Huzzah! I'm thrilled to hear that there will eventually be a sequel to "Curiosity!" I'm very glad that we'll get the chance to see Rose and Scorpius at a later age and see how they've developed as characters, and how they've grown in their relationship since the end of this story. How exciting!
This chapter may have been short, but the quality was as high as ever! Great job!Author's Response: Oh, god. You know, I think that that's actually a pretty common response, especially from girls - I've heard similar stories from several of my female friends! It's a little funny (and something I can completely understand - I haven't had that reaction yet, but I'm sure I will at some point).
I'm glad you liked the brief glimpse at Louis's personality - I enjoy both Louis and Lucy a lot (Lucy's featured prominently in the most recent chapter), and I'm hoping to write a story focused on one of them. (I actually have the beginnings of an idea about a story that focuses on Lucy and Noah after Hogwarts working in the Department of Mysteries - Noah will greatly disappoint Scorpius by doing something odd and somewhat dangerous after all. :P)
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Gahh! I really, really love this story. :) I was stoked to see an update on it in my favorites!
This chapter really sums up something that I think has been ignored by Rose for quite some time--that Scorp is in way, way, WAY more than she is. I hope she knows that it's not necessarily a bad thing to date someone that's head over heels for you--so long as you think you could be at that point in the future. ;)
Great job, as always, with characterization and creating a really strong, steady voice of narration in Rose. Love it!!
Looking forward to the next update,
Kate/RPAuthor's Response: "I hope she knows that it's not necessarily a bad thing to date someone that's head over heels for you--so long as you think you could be at that point in the future."
Such, such a good point. I actually tend to think that people are rarely on exactly the same wavelength when they're still early on in the relationship, and that's absolutely okay - provided, as you said, that they feel like they could be at some later point.
Thank you so much for your review! I hope you like the new chapter just as much! :) Report Review
i like it.:)the chapter works really well with the story and as usual,your grammar is perfect!:)Author's Response: Aw, thank you! :) I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
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