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Review #1, by water_lily43175 

11th December 2015:
Well this chapter was full of all of the feels. Is Scorpius really, after all this, going to die anyway? GUH.

It's funny, because before I was thinking that Albus was in a better place than Rose was regarding Scorpius' loss and return. But it's become pretty obvious that that's not the case. And if anything, Rose is coming across as the stronger one, the one able to hold herself together, at the moment. Although how much of that is because she has the ritual to work on which is keeping her occupied, I don't know.

And yet. AND YET. Something about the end of this chapter is suddenly feeling ominous. Has Rose got something up her sleeve...?

Author's Response: Yeah, Rose is so much not more prepared to lose Scorpius. Al is sad, but he's kind of coming to terms with it, because he CAN come to terms with what choked him up and broke him last time Scorpius died. A lot of it was about Eva and himself.

A lot of what choked Rose up was just losing Scorpius. And I don't really know why she never got over him like Selena could get over Methuselah; I don't think it was some inherent weakness, I just think she never really WANTED to get over him. In some ways she was 'lucky'; Scorpius is right for her, and so she hangs onto him with all of that adolescent FIXATION of first/early loves (let us not forget she did love Matt, she WAS In Love with Matt, this is textual and WORD OF GOD), without it burning out when you realise you're not right for each other.

And yet it meant she couldn't let him go.

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Review #2, by missdagane 

5th October 2015:
Well, first of all I wanted to apologize. I'm a faithful reader since Inite but I didn't review in a long time... seeing all your work as a wonderful autor, reviewing is the least I can do. Your fic is amazing. I can not tell you how impatient I am to read another chapter, how great my time is when I'm reading your fic. I don't feel confident enough to leave reviews, because english isn't my born language and I can't just express what I have to say. About this chapter, I can't imagine Scorpius dying again. They have all suffered enough, but of course, I know you'll write a bittersweet end, it would not be right to do a true happy end (even if I love them). I'm a little lost with Rose reaction: I couldn't imagine her telling she discovered a way to destroy the chalice, qualifying herself a genius, when it means the death of Scorpius...anyway I trust you, I don't know where we go but I know it will be amazing.

Author's Response: Any review is much appreciated, so thank you very much for taking the time to write this. Absolutely no apology is necessary, and thank you also for following me and the tale this far!

Scorpius dying would be a harsh blow indeed; they're all better off than they were, and perhaps have learnt from his return enough to stand the loss. But it would be harsh and cold.

Rose has an internal logic to what she's doing which might not be apparent yet. It should hopefully become clearer in future chapters!


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Review #3, by fanofgredforge 

21st September 2015:
Its like Scorpius is a metaphor for your trilogy. Both coming to an end together. Fitting but ultimately sad. Atleast there is a good bit of chapters before that.

Author's Response: Huh, I never thought of it like that. Well, it has always been his story. He was there at the beginning and he will be there at the very end. Even if that is only as a presence.

But we shall indeed see, because we have a lot of chapters to go still!

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Review #4, by whykay 

21st September 2015:
I can't comment. I am too upset. I am hoping there is a card up your sleeve. Please. Exchange with DeSable perhaps? Ugh. This totally sucks.

Author's Response: I have many cards up my sleeves, and they're all aces. Question is, are we playing aces high?

It's not over 'til it's over.

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Review #5, by Solana14 

20th September 2015:
I am feeling incredibly sad at this moment. Like a loss is coming that no one can prevent and everyone is now trying to bring themselves to accept and move on. Move on, Rose seems to be telling herself, and live after it's over.

Are you really, really going to kill Scorpius? I guess I should have known it all the time. I'm not feeling any sense of hope now. I'm feeling... like the characters. And that's a mark of a brilliantly-written story. I'm there with them. But I'm finding it hard to believe, in spite of your insistence that you're not going to be easy, that you'd take away a beloved protagonist and still insist the ending will be a good one. Then again, you didn't promise that either, did you?

Still a brilliant story. And I'm still there till the end.

Author's Response: Albus isn't enormously happy with it, and is raising the moral questions which should, perhaps, come up sooner. IS it monstrous to accept Scorpius' death as necessary for a greater good? Rose certainly has a focused perspective now, though we'll see where that takes her.

But it's not over 'til it's over, and everything happens for a reason assuming I've done my plotting right. It would be very hard to kill Scorpius and end up with an ending that isn't miserable. But I aim for 'bittersweet,' not necessarily happy.

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