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Review #1, by justawillowtree Free

1st September 2017:
Oh, I love your sprawling next-gen universe so much, and along with the fact that Rose/Scorpius is my favorite thing to read about for next-gen, this is one of my favorite stories ever. (I love your Midnight Run series so much. Rose is so funny, I love her.)

Author's Response: It's funny, I never cared for ScoRose and started writing it almost accidentally. I feel like I don't know how it happened, Rose just settled into my brain and brought Scorpius and his showtunes with her. And now I love them both. Thank you so much!

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Review #2, by nazuza Free

11th November 2016:
This is an enrapturing chapter. I love your take on Scorpius, completely different to the ones I've read of so far. His shy and retiring demeanour warms the cockles of my heart. And Rose described an unknowing goddess- wow!
I love it. If you ever felt like writing more of this, you have me who would be so grateful to read it!

Warm regards

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I really loved reading this review. I don't think I'm totally done with Scorpius and Rose yet, but no current plans for new stories right now. Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #3, by oldershouldknowbetter Free

19th September 2014:
This is wonderful.

You came to my notice because I wanted to ask you a question relating to the Forums. Whenever I have to ask someone a question I always look up what stuff they have written to see if there's any Rose/Scorpius stuff - and lo and behold.

Because I don't have time for much reading at the moment so I only read a couple of your one-shots.


This is such a warm, feel-good, fuzzy little read. Such a wonderful thing to read on a cold afternoon.

I have a sense reading this that the greater universe outside of this - your 'Midnight run' series - might be very much greater than the hints given here. A feisty Rose around which things 'just happen', a bounty hunter as a profession ... hmm, intriguing. When I have the leisure I must read them - especially since the stories have the magic COMPLETED after them so that I can read them all without any horrible wait.

But back to this.

I love Rose/Scorpius, it is after all the ONE TRUE PAIRING!

But a Scorpius that is worth of the affections of Rose has to come from one of two places; either he must be good because of his father (a redeemed Draco) or in-spite of his father. This seems to be the latter.

Scorpius is his own man, drawing and muddling through. It doesn't appear that he hates his father (good, Draco is not too bad then) but he obviously hasn't ever really stood up to him.

... until rose that is.

This is why I must read more of your stuff. Rose has unlocked the potential within Scorpius and set him free to become himself. Any good romance has the characters fundamentally effecting the behavior of each other.

The way you started writing him, it was so obvious that the reason he never really had any girlfriends was that most people thought he was gay. It is a rather nifty device to keep him off-the-market for most of the time they could have been together and they weren't. I don't believe that the romance should start between the characters when they are too young, it's just not right. So you have to have some device whereby the handsome, rich kid hasn't already been snaffled up by a girlfriend already. Everyone thinking he was gay is as good a device as any and brings with it a whole cachet of pre-made characterisation. We get the impression that he must be conscious of his appearance, be neat, tidy and polite and the show-tunes don't help, of course.

I like the amount of bravery you've given him. He wasn't brave/ballsy enough to just march over to her and ask her out as soon as he started fancying her. It took him awhile and he had to 'screw up his courage', but once he had started he continued and didn't falter; despite the impediments put in his path by a Rose who unconsciously puts roadblock after speed-bump after pit-fall in his way. He perseveres though and is rewarded when he gets his girl. The kiss was wonderfully done.

A great little one-shot which leaves one desirous of more; luckily for the reader there is a whole series.

Now for enough time to read it ...

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Review #4, by Sharvi Free

6th January 2014:
That really was probably the most beautiful piece on ScoRpse that I've ever read. And reading it from a Hufflepuff Scorpius made it all the more enjoyable! Really, I love the particularly when Scorpius sees her more as the woman she is, but at the same time that fact just makes her all the more godly to him. It's so beautiful!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the story. :)

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Review #5, by ginwannabe Free

26th November 2013:
I haven't read much Next Gen...I haven't read much HPFF in a long while. I figured I'd start with your one-shots, because that's what I have time for. Rose reminds me of Ginny, standing up for herself and bold, and Ron in how things just seem to happen to her, lol. I'm looking forward to exploring this new world through your eyes.

Hope NaNo has gone well for you!


Author's Response: This one's quite a bit different from the usual Next Gens. They're generally set at school, and in mine Rose et al are in their 20s. This was originally sort of a lark, and then turned into two sequel novels and a novella, a couple of one-shots, and some spin-offs on various cousins. I don't know how that happened. There's a lot of Ron in Rose, and she really hero-worships her dad in a lot of ways. I hope you like it! Thanks for reviewing!

I had back-to-back out of town trips that derailed NaNo to the point I just quit and went back to writing my current WIP fanfic, "The New Pride of Portree". Ah well. My first time not winning NaNo, probably that's good for my compulsive competitiveness XD

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Review #6, by Beeezie Free

17th July 2013:
So I want to mention a couple things about this.

I love your writing style. I may or may not have mentioned this in previous reviews, but it was true then, too. It's just absolutely lovely - there's just this slight tinge of melodrama and a lot of humor. The way you string words together makes me laugh all on its own, and I find your style to be one of the most readable of any writer I've read on the archives.

This story in particular was just amazing. I love the way you describe Scorpius's falling for her - it was just so funny. Angel, indeed. I also love the bit where he's an artist and a theatre person and a Hufflepuff - not big on the stereotypes of Scorpius, are you?

Rose was also a lot of fun, and I loved how clueless she was when he initially asked her out. (Especially since my Rose was similarly clueless when someone asked her out in one of my stories - it's just something that never gets old!)

Excellent, excellent job.

House Cup 2013 - Ravenclaw

Author's Response: Wow thank you so much! I'm a little speechless. I love writing and reading humor, so I do write it a lot, and I enjoy the melodrama ;) I'm so glad you like my writing! I'm squeeing a bit here. :D Thank you!

Scorpius is fun to write. His perspective is so different from Rose's. He's so calm where she's so chaotic. I'm definitely not into the Draco Jr version of him. I just can't see that ever working with dating Rose Weasley. I actually question whether they could ever work out in real life, given how often his family tried to kill or destroy hers, but for some reason I wrote them together and now I can't stop. lol.

Rose is a bit ditzy at times. She had no idea he was asking her out. In her defense, he was a bit vague at first, and she, like most of the school, thought he was gay, so she was not viewing him through the lens of a possible romantic partner. But still - ditzy. I agree, it never gets old!

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Review #7, by Ram Free

7th May 2013:
Aww that was so totally adorable

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

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Review #8, by SmileyChabbit Free

29th January 2013:
i love this entire series.:]

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :)

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Review #9, by SexyDoorFrames Free

8th December 2012:
First of all, excellent music choice up there. I love that song. And I loved this, it was a beautiful piece and I enjoyed it from start to end. Your description is outstanding, I could imagine everything perfectly. Each line added something new to the story.

I love your characterization of Scorpius, after reading a lot of peoples take on him, I have to say yours is one of my favourites and it felt very fresh to me. It's so different. I love the fact that he's so into showtunes. It really amused me. I loved this development throughout this piece. He's lost but he finds his purpose, I loved that. And he's in Hufflepuff, I haven't saw that before so I really liked it.

And I liked Rose. She feels very real to me. She's just so adorable. And a bit mental as well :P Also loved that she thought he was gay! I couldn't help but laugh at that. And the fact she made the squid sulk for a week made me laugh too.

And the thing is, I actually believe them as a couple, which is hard to pull of sometimes, but I could imagine the pair workings together and complimenting each other perfectly.

Also, I am so happy that neither family disowned their children for who they are dating. I've never really believed that it would happen, I mean, yeah, I know they wouldn't be happy about it, but I've felt that cutting your child out of your life is a bit extreme, I can imagine threats, but I could never imagine neither party carrying it through.

In all, I loved this.

Author's Response: Thank you! Love that song. Mumford & Sons has some of the most interesting lyrics. And I love a folk sound. ;)

I have to admit, I made a Scorpius that I thought I could envision with Rose (because you know I don't actually find that ship believable even though I write it haha), and the only way I really could do that is to make him totally different from other Malfoys. He's the black sheep, much like Sirius was in the Blacks. Totally different sort of guy, just out of nowhere. And now he's stuck on me and I can't picture him any other way. :D His showtunes and Hufflepuff-ness and being so solid while Rose is so flaky.

Rose is a hoot. I love writing her. She's totally nuts and doesn't seem to realize it. And naturally she'd think he was gay ;) The whole school thought he was gay. Poor guy. No wonder he didn't manage to date anyone but Rose.

This sort of thing is the only way I can see them together, cause I just don't really buy this ship. I write it the best way I can, but in reality if it were the canon world, I don't see Scorpius having anything to do with the Weasleys and being a mini-Draco basically. But I prefer him my way. I have turned into a full-on fanfic writer I think, when I know it's crazy and write it anyway.

They're not happy, but I can't see them disowning. Ron is all bluster, and Hermione is all logic, so those two would never disown Rose. And Draco, that's his only child. He'd talk big and be all cold, but I doubt he was ever very affectionate, so... Anyway thank you so much for reviewing! I really appreciate it.

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Review #10, by slytherinchica08 Free

11th August 2012:
Oh I just loved this oneshot to pieces! It was just so cute and fun that it was just really enjoyable to read! I loved the characterization of Scorpius as it was something original and was just a very fun and fresh read. I loved that you placed him in Hufflepuff as I've never seen that before and adding in the bits about music and drawing was great as well. I couldn't help but smile throughout this whole piece especially at the mention of people thinking he is gay. Also I thought Rose was rather original as well and loved how she makes him feel better and how things just sort of happen around her. This was such a fun read and it drew me in right away from the beginning and your summary pulled me in as well! Great Job!


Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it :) This is Scorpius and Rose the way I write them in my Next Gen novels, so they're quite a bit different from the usual run, I know - I haven't seen anyone else characterize Scorpius the way I do - so it's nice to hear when someone likes my version of him. Thanks for reviewing! I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the story :)

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Review #11, by greenphantomme Free

11th June 2012:
I love the Midnight Series you have going on! Very, very much! It's unique, fun, and interesting. This one-shot slides right in nicely!


Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you're enjoying the series :D Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #12, by SilverRoses Free

22nd April 2012:
Oh that was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I enjoyed it SO MUCH! I love how it's sort of from Scorpius' point of just wouldn't have been the same otherwise :) And I LOVE the part where he was pleased because he had kissed her senseless...ADORABLE!! Oh my goodness, it was just so GOOD!

I do have a question, though: This Midnight Run series that you have, I have seen alot of stories of your that say they are part of it. Well, I started reading Sparks, and it sounded like you had written something that went before it. What order are the stories in that series supposed to be read in? I would really love to read them all, but am not sure of the order.

Thanks, and this is possibly the most well-written oneshot I've ever read! I loved it so much!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I'm so glad you liked it! Scorpius is adorable ;) I quite like him.

This is part of a series but is sort of a side one-shot, so it's okay to read it whenever (though it'll probably be more meaningful when you know Rose better!). A Weasley Christmas is the same, it's a one-shot that fits chronologically before the main novels. Pretty much if you see a story of mine marked Next Gen, it uses the Midnight Run version of the characters :)

This is the order the main series goes in:
Just Another Midnight Run
A Weirder Shade of Midnight
Sausages and Cookies
Sparks (overlaps with Weirder Shade, but you'll want to read that one before Sparks)
Next Midnight (currently in progress)
... and both Free and Weasley Christmas can be read any time, since they predate the events of JAMR.

Thank you very much for the review! I hope you get a chance to read more of mine, let me know what you think if you do!

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Review #13, by Lillylover22 Free

18th April 2012:
That was beautiful. My favourite so far. 10/10 : )

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it!

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Review #14, by Siriusly3 Free

9th April 2012:
This is so adorable. Scorpius is so womanly in all of the Midnight Run's and his girl has such a manly job *giggles* Can't believe she thought he was gay (kidding, he sings musical songs.) This is a lovely one shot and it's nice to see Scorp's POV. I love the last line of this and the whole idea that she freed him, poor Sco- I'm so glad he was a Hufflepuff, he's the best kind of Hufflepuff (a great finder!) I'm so happy that she made him relax and not worry about being Draco (though I wish Draco wasn't so cruel in these fics:'(..) Aw and he said sorry for kissing he. Sco is so cute!!

Author's Response: He is a bit girly - definitely Rose wears the pants in their relationship in a lot of ways, and he's pretty much fine with that.

It's only too easy to believe he's gay when he runs around singing things like "Climb Every Mountain" haha... But he's straight really!

I think Draco is a bully and a jerk in canon, that's pretty much demonstrably true. I just don't think he's going to change that much. He IS changed enough that he will speak to Rose and not disown his son for dating her (or being maybe-gay haha), but he's still Draco Malfoy.

Thank you so much for the review! :D

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Review #15, by VampireMaidenPhoenix Free

23rd March 2012:
Ooooh I loved this! I think some of my favorite lines were the ones about show tunes, especially, "I like showtunes. I also like girls. You, specifically." It made me giggle.

I think my absolute favorite was where it stated that Scorpius now believes his purpose in life was to "prevent Rose Weasley from causing wholesale destruction to herself and everyone around her." That also made me giggle. It reminded me a little bit of something Edward had said about protecting Bella from herself, but it was in a more realistic, cutesy sort of way. Most of the Rosius's I've read have this very sarcastic, cynical, insecure Rose and a very cheeky, sarcastic, cocky Scorpius come together, and I do very much love those, but I think that what you've wrote here was very adorable. I like adorable (part of why I'm such a fan of Harmony as well XD). I like the fact that Rose is this cute innocent little thing and that Scorpius is a Hufflepuff introvert.

Also, I would think that with parents as [in]famous as Rose and Scorpius's that they would definitely have to develop an idgaf-type attitude or would be a bit insecure and self-conscious about almost everything that they do.

Basically I'm saying that I loved this story and it's in my favorites now XD

Author's Response: Scorpius and his showtunes ;) It's so much fun to write him that way. Artistic and fun, but he's the sane one in the relationship in a lot of ways.

I do write Rose a bit sarcastic, but I know what you mean about fanon portrayals of her. She's often very hard-edged and sharp. I actually dislike her greatly when people write her that way. The "Juno" style. I don't like it. So I do my own thing. My Rose is twee and silly and quite lazy, but she's mostly a nice person and keeps her less-nice thoughts to herself. I can't agree with you on Twilight or Harmony, since I despise both of those ;) but I appreciate the thought.

I do think there's insecurity in being the NextGen group - having parents as famous/infamous as Rose's and Scorpius's definitely has an effect. The way I write Rose, she really idolizes her father and is a lot like him, but still has a lot of her mother in her. Scorpius is his own guy in a lot of ways, not much like Draco (to Draco's disapproval).

Thank you for reviewing! I'm glad you liked it :)

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Review #16, by Cavell Free

9th March 2012:
This story was so sweet and heart-warming and I really, really loved reading it. You gave me a different sort of Scorpius and Rose, and reading them in a new light was good for me, as now I've found my love for them again :p You seem to be a brilliant author, so keep up the good work!

Author's Response: I'm pretty sure there aren't any other Rose/Scorpius like mine ;) Poor guy, he's really not gay! I didn't like this pairing when I first started writing them, but they've definitely grown on me. I do like to portray them differently, and I normally write them as grown-ups and not teenagers, so I find that helps. Thanks for the review and the kind remarks! :)

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Review #17, by GuardaGuada Free

7th January 2012:
This is great. I hadn`t been around the site for a while. I love your take on Rose and Scorpius, how you don't start in the Love&Hate relationship. You write about a relationship that is healthy and good for both of them, which is super cool; a lot of the time romance literature is about impossibly tortured couples... It's kind of tiring. And it's cool to say, normal relationships are also worth it.

Author's Response: Good to see you back! Nope, they aren't really love/hate in my head. I don't think you get a good foundation for a relationship that way, but that's just me. And it is tiring, isn't it? Rose and Scorpius sort of ground each other - even though she's kind of insane haha - they're very complementary in personality. I'm glad you enjoyed the story! Thank you so much for reviewing :)

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Review #18, by GinnyMione Free

29th November 2011:
Loved this so much! Well done :)

Author's Response: Thanks! And thanks for reviewing!

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Review #19, by ExpectoPatronumExpelliarmus Free

17th October 2011:
Absoloutly AMAZING 10/10 i loved it

Author's Response: Thank you very much!

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Review #20, by tangledconstellations Free

3rd October 2011:
Awh! This is the cutest in the universe!

I love this! I think it's absolutely wonderful the way you've captured that childish-but-still-old-enough-to-know-better feeling, and that Rose is so unique! I mean, usually she's all sassy and witty and flawless, but here, she's just...adorable. So cute. A little cringy. But happy. :) & thats what makes this such a lovely read! There is nothing negative in this what so ever, and it's left such a happy feeling in me!

Even though this is simplistically happy and cute, your language still astounded me, and made me super jealous! I felt as though there was no repetition and every sentence brought something new to this. It was just so fresh and really lovely to read, and like I said before, so unique! I loved this!

Don't ever stop writing! (& Happy Birthday Gift Exchange!!) Laura xxx

Author's Response: Rose is pretty unique, isn't she? She's a hoot. It was fun writing her so much younger than I normally do - my Rose-centric novels are set when she's about 27 - although to be honest, she isn't that much more mature 10 years later than she was in school haha.

I try to avoid being repetitive, although a bit creeps in with romance stories. This one I wanted a bit of innocence, and a lot of hope, you know? It's very much an optimistic leap to the future kind of story, or so I was going for, anyway. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for the review!

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Review #21, by Giola Free

31st August 2011:

Ok, first off, I am a HUGE fan of Just Another Midnight Run and A Weirder Shade of Midnight, they both kept me up quite late since I couldn't seem to stop reading them :P I read them before I really became active here and reviewed a lot, but I promise you one day I will, because they are just that good that they deserve it :)

I read this when you first put it out, and it captivated me then. I came back to it today, and it was just as amazing. You have such an amazing grasp on description, I could really see Rose in her pink shirt standing in the middle of Hogsmeade as Scorpius thought of her.

Scorpius' thought process here seems very realistic to me, you portray the awkwardness of teenage romance really well, and have a logical sequence to his thoughts and actions, it all makes sense. It's a very cute and sweet one shot ;)

The fact that you chose to write this from Scorpius' point of view, not Rose's I think is what makes this piece so unique. It stands on it's one feet, able to be read without reading JAMR and AWSM.

Oh, also, I love the showtunes. Really. Scorpius having a love for showtunes...that's just classic. Completely unique. You capture him perfectly here :)

To be quite honest, you are one of the authors on HPFF that have inspired me the most. I was a bit afraid to leave you a review, actually :P Keep doing what you are doing, you brought inspiration to me and, even though I've probably lost a few nights sleep staying up reading, so much joy.


Author's Response: This review made me SO HAPPY, you have no idea *hug* Thank you very much! I'm really glad you came and reviewed, and so pleased to hear that you like the Midnight Run series so much. I don't know why you'd be afraid to review! I'm nice, I swear! Despite what my kids might say about me being a mean mommy. lol

I tried to keep Scorpius as the way I see him, the calming influence in the relationship. Rose is all chaos and craziness, and Scorpius is the eye of the storm for her. He's got more logic to him than Rose often does. She likes to leap merrily to conclusions.

The showtunes are fun ;) I find it very funny anyway. I just love the thought of Draco standing outside his son's door, listening to the strains of "West Side Story" and "Oklahoma!" and wondering where he went wrong XD

Thank you so much for this lovely review, it really made my week! I really appreciate it.

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Review #22, by lily_evans_ginny_weasley Free

27th August 2011:
This story was sort of like awkward teenage love, except in an utterly perfect way that awkward teenagers can only dream of.
That's all I have to say. Thanks! :)

Author's Response: Teenage love is so often awkward, isn't it? :) Thank you for reviewing! I'm glad you liked it.

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Review #23, by Hope's Mom Free

25th August 2011:
I just ran across this in the archive and loved it! My favorite line was "I also like girls. You specifically." I have since just finished all of your "Unsinkable" stories - they are wonderful. You are so talented - the stories (especially some of the shorts and the last one) were touching and made me cry. Thank you for sharing your stories!

Author's Response: Wow thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked all my stories, and that you took the time to read them all - thank you! That really means a lot to me. :) Thanks for the review!

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Review #24, by TheWorldISee Free

16th August 2011:
Hey there! It's been a while since I've frequented your page. I temporarily forgot about checking up on your page for updates but I'm so glad I remembered! This is a lovely little snippet into the beginning of Rose and Scorpius. I just love your version of them. Your thoughts on them are so much more original than any others I've seen. Many people take Rose and Scorpius and just sort of mold them as duplicates of Hermione and Draco, but actually somewhat interested in each other. You've really gone a different direction with it and it totally works. Scorpius as this shy, sensitive artist that's ever worried about being looked at as a Death Eater's son. Rose and this bizarre combination of girlie pink, unicorn t-shirt wearer and a non-sensitive almost tom-boyish kind of person. I don't even know with Rose, am I getting her description at all right? She's so weird, in a good way! You've done it again. I've missed reading your work! I am going to continue on happily to your Roxanne story!

Author's Response: I don't write them as duplicates of Hermione and Draco in part because I just don't see them that way and also because that is a ship that can never work. To me, anyway. Their personalities just can't go together. So for their children to work as a ship, they have to be their own people. Which I would have written them that way anyway. I'll stop rambling now.

Rose is a bit of an odd duck, isn't she? Pink and sparkly in her clothes, childish in a lot of ways, lazy - it's like she's forever 15. But she has her moments, and she'll settle down a bit eventually. Not fully, because she's Rose, she'll never grow up all the way. ;)

Thank you so much for the review! I'm really glad you liked it.

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Review #25, by NaidatheRavenclaw Free

12th August 2011:
Well, I knew as soon as I clicked on the story that this was going to be a squee review, and guess what? I was right! :P

You really do originality well. There are so many ScoRoses out there, and yet you still found a way to make this your own. Just in the way you wrote Rose, really. She wasn't some sort of beautiful, perfect, leaning on Mary Sue type character. She was different, but Scorpius still liked her, and that really put a twist on this love story.

And a with most of your work, this was hilarious. I was laughing so hard for parts of this. The most prominent would be when Rose called Scorpius gay and when they kissed. (which, by the way, was adorable) I really loved it all though!

Happy staff/prefect Friday and thank you SO much for all you do for the site! *hugs*

-NaidatheRavenclaw, Ravenclaw

Author's Response: Hehehe... I always take squee reviews as huge compliments, so thank you so much!

Rose the way I do her is definitely not a Mary Sue. She's lazy, lies a lot, is often irresponsible, and somewhat incompetent at her job. Smart enough, but can't be bothered to apply herself. I tried to make her a mix of Ron and Hermione, but more like her dad (because often in fanfic, she's Hermione Jr, and I feel that discounts Ron unfairly). And Scorpius, who is also lazy but more responsible than Rose is, just loves her. It was fun to write the beginning of all that.

I'm really glad you liked this story, thank you so much for the review!

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