Aww that was so totally adorableAuthor's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Report Review
i love this entire series.:]Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) Report Review
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. Report Review
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!
~Slytherinchica08~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 :) Report Review
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! Report Review
Oh that was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I enjoyed it SO MUCH! I love how it's sort of from Scorpius' point of view...it 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! Report Review
That was beautiful. My favourite so far. 10/10 : )Author's Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it! Report Review
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 Report Review
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 XDAuthor'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).
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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! :) Report Review
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 :) Report Review
Loved this so much! Well done :)Author's Response: Thanks! And thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Absoloutly AMAZING 10/10 i loved itAuthor's Response: Thank you very much! Report Review
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 xxxAuthor'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! Report Review
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.
-GiolaAuthor'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. Report Review
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. Report Review
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! Report Review
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. Report Review
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, RavenclawAuthor'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! Report Review
Aww! I love your writing you make every step of the characters so certain and it really feels as if you know exactly where they should step and where they shouldn't, like a masterful pupeteer!
The way that you describe Scorpius development throughout the story is amazing, really. From being insecure and somewhat disliked (or well held at a distance) to being secure and complete and the thing that I am most impressed of is that his change doesn't seem exaggerated, because you do it so gradually :)
My favourite part of the story is when Scorpius is asking Rose out, and she just won't get it! that made me smile because it makes everything more realistic than if you'd made her understand it at once (and is more like the way some *cough* me *cough* would react)
I absolutely loved this story! and I really hope that I can be as good a writer as you are someday :D
CheeringCharm HufflepuffAuthor's Response: Wow thank you! This story I did feel very secure in where the characters were at and where they were going, so I'm glad that came across.
I think Scorpius's change was almost a subtle one, so that other people wouldn't even really notice that no one was holding him (and he them) at a distance, but just think they were getting to know him, you know? Through Rose, because she's boisterous and silly and gets in trouble (through no fault of her own!), and everyone would assume that if Rose thinks Scorpius is okay, then he must be. I think they complement each other well. Or I hope they do, anyway. Similar enough but different also, if that makes sense.
Thank you so much for the lovely review! *hugs* Report Review
Long time, no see, my HPFF idol! :-D
I, for some reason, have a weird aversion to Rose/Scorpius. I can't explain it. It's like having an allergy to peanuts. Really no good reason. Maybe it's the way they're usually written. But anyway, I wanted to read this because, having read Just Another Midnight Run, I love your Rose and your Scorpius. And this didn't disappoint. It's very sweet, and I'm a sucker for prequels, sequels, and so forth.
I sort of want to read more about them in their early dating years - and funny enough, less out of interest in the pairing and more because your Rose just amuses the heck out of me.
But one reason I really liked this was that now I know a little more about your Scorpius, not just what we see from Rose's POV a few years later. And he's so realistic. Bored and not really sure what he wants out of life - but you haven't crossed over into making him some emo caricature (not that there would be anything wrong with that - as you know, I love me some exaggerated archetypes).
And I love that he loves show tunes.
This also reminds me that I need to read A Weirder Shade of Midnight. Free time doesn't exist these days, but I need to find a block of time to just sit down with a bag of biscotti and read the whole thing straight through. At the end I'll be very fat but laughing a lot. :-)
I really enjoyed this. The very last section, though, made me go, "Elaborate! Write more! Novel! Mini-series! Lifetime made-for-TV movie!" I'd also like to know what she said to the giant squid.
Great job, as always.
RonsGirlFriday (Ravenclaw)Author's Response: Hey homie! I'm glad to see you back online, and I feel quite proud that you came to review one of my stories in your non-copious spare time :D I love your writing, so I'm always happy to hear what you think of my stuff.
I have to admit, I actually never liked the Rose/Scorpius ship much. At this point, I like them the way I write them, but in general, it's Dramione-lite to me, and I hate Dramione. But somehow I wound up writing two Scorose novels. Not sure how that happened haha. I love a good prequel too.
I thought briefly about doing a Rose-during-school short story, but I find the school setting less interesting these days. I think I've been a grown-up too long haha.
Scorpius and his show tunes, oh my... Poor guy, it's hard to be a straight guy trying to get a girl when everyone assumes you must be gay, I'm sure. I'm glad you liked his POV. I thought it was fun to show Rose the way he sees her, instead of just how she sees herself. I wrote another one-shot in his POV, did you see? A Weasley Christmas, it's called.
Thank you so much! Once I get my butt in gear and write a bunch on Sparks, I'm going to be writing a different kind of Rose/Scorpius that will mix their points of view. Should be fun, I hope you'll like it ;) Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Wow. Oh, wow. And did I mention wow? I really love this piece. I think the reason for this is mostly how you've managed to build a complete story, with a dramatic midsection and all, without actually having anything particularly dramatic happen. Theoretically, if I tried to describe the story, it wouldn't seem too thrilling, and yet somehow it is. Instead if relying on unrealistic plot twists and over-the-top misunderstandings, you've just let your beautiful writing style show through, and let that carry the piece. It males me think you'd be good at telling any story.
It also helps that your characterisations are stunning and original. Scorpius as a sweet, mild, slightly camp Hufflepuff. I LOVE it! And Rose too, is compelling. Even more so because you show us her through his eyes. I think that's what's so unique in this piece - the sheer magic of the young love you've evoked. It's not over the top, or melodramatic, but it's almost tangible in the way it underlines all of what you've written.
So yeah, wow.
CapellaBlack, GryffindorAuthor's Response: Scorpius is a little campy, isn't he? It's fun though, I like writing him this way. He likes to draw and paint and sing, but not do anything particularly taxing. Mild is a good word for him, he's just sort of a generally nice and decent guy, if rather lazy. Rose is a bit campy too (and lazy), but she fits him. And he does love her. It was fun to write this, to show the beginnings of him loving her.
Thank you so much for the lovely review! You are very kind :) Report Review
I don't read much Next Gen so I can't claim to be any sort of expert, but I get the general gist of how people write these characters. It's nice because Rowling never really defined them so as writers you're free to write them as you please and there's no right or wrong way to characterize them. And I really really like your Scorpius and Rose. It's different and refreshing.
I love how you made Scorpius a Hufflepuff and made him confident in who he is. He likes show-tunes and he isn't afraid to let everyone know it, even if everyone thinks he's gay for it. I thought it was cute when Rose said that was her opinion as well, and boy, did Scorpius show her he definitely was not gay.
Rose is just...fantastic. I don't even know, she's a wild child and so eccentric. She wears a t-shirt that clashes with her hair and she pulls pranks and hexes her siblings. It's a nice portrayal of her, I think.
It kind of makes Rose and Scorpius polar opposites - he seems more of the wallflower type and she's just out there. It's nice. I'm glad she's bringing out a stronger side in Scorpius, setting him 'free' as it were, and having him stand up to his father and everyone who disapproves of their relationship. I think she's good for him, and I'm going to make a point to read more of your Rose and Scorpius. :)
Also - your descriptions were so wonderful. His quiet awe at her beauty. I could picture him watching her, bathed in the golden sunlight and just being transfixed by her. It's lovely imagery.
forsakenphoenix (Ravenclaw)Author's Response: I had someone say to me once that my Next Gen are basically OCs by the canon names; I thought that was odd, given that all Next Gen is basically original characters. We know so little of them from canon, and that only as children. People grow. But, I do write a lot of Next Genners differently from their fanfic stereotypes, so I suppose it's understandable.
Scorpius is definitely more of a wallflower. He's sort of quiet and calm and strong, which is good for Rose, because she's slightly insane and flaky. But, both of them are pretty much slackers, not a lot of ambition between them. I really enjoy writing them at this point - they're currently my favorite characters to write. Rose's wardrobe is sort of her signature, especially the pink unicorn t-shirt. She favors cute and sparkly.
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked this, and thank you for reviewing! Report Review
Kind of confusing beginning but such a cute story :DAuthor's Response: Sorry about that, wrote this one kind of off the cuff. I'm glad you liked it though! Report Review
Aww, this is such a sweet little story. I really love your portrayal of Scorpius and Rose. They acted like sixteen year olds in this story. There was no huge over the top melodramatic declaration of love, just a simple, I like you, which is a more realistic portrayal of high school relationships.
Scoprius was a nice change. He was very self aware and in so being, also very sure of who he wanted to be. He was staying true to himself and what he liked rather than swaying to popular opinion, even if by liking show tunes, people thought he was gay.
Rose was an electric character. She had so much life in her which was shown not only through the way Scorpius perceived her, but also in how you described her looks and with the things she said and way she said things. She is also still young and growing which is put across quite elegantly with this simple phrase "Holy Kneazles".
The story flowed beautifully and had lovely description through out. Grammatically is was also really good. It was a really enjoyable read.Author's Response: Wow, girl, you write great reviews! Thank you so much, I'm glad you went after me in the review battle so I could get one from you ;)
I generally write Rose and Scorpius about ten years after this, so it was fun to make their characters 16 instead of 26. An interesting challenge, sort of de-evolving them into teenagers. Scorpius is Rose's rock, for sure, she's all wild and crazy - electric is a good word - and he is the one to be there and say "Another building destroyed?" without surprise. He's a good guy. "Oh holy Kneazles" is a sort of catchphrase of Rose's. She says it a lot. Sort of like "Holy cow".
Thank you very much for the lovely comments on my story - I'm glad you liked it, and so glad you left such a wonderful review! Report Review
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