It looks like you get my 500th review. Lucky you!
I was browsing about the forums today when I saw the holiday review thread, although I'm not sure how to participate in it. I'm a bit thick on things like that.
Anyway, I very much enjoyed this one. Tonks and Charlie are great characters here, and the whole thing is so well defined in so few words. I especially enjoyed Tonks' remarks, and the ending was perfect. Just perfect! There really was a dragon, and Charlie thought that he'd been had while the little critter got away. Loved it! 10/10!Author's Response: 500th review!! Wow, thank you. :) I've never been extremely interested in Charlie, but I absolutely adore Tonks and the prospect of writing a story about the two of them was fun. I enjoyed writing it.
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Oh I just loved this. It was wonderful, funny, interesting and made me grin ear to ear by the end of the chapter. I really love the way you write, I just can't wrap my head around the goodness of your writing! I secretly really love Charlie/Tonks, even if there's never a happy ending if you stick to canon. So it just makes me sad usually, but this is so uplifting. I love the fact that the romance was only hinted at, and that the friendship between them was the main focus. For a minute it made me wish to have a friendship like that, easy-going and hilarious. The dialogue carried this story perfectly, I loved reading every sentence these characters said to each other, they were just amazingly natural with each other, it felt real!
Tonks was especially lovely. The clumsiness here felt really in place because sometimes it can be overdone, but here it was just normally a part of her character. Oh and it was so cute when they were both a little jealous, taunting themselves about Hajari and the other girl. I laughed when Tonks imitated him and called Charlie 'Charles', just lol.
The ending took my breath away. I knew there had to be a dragon somewhere in there! It added a wonderful essence of magic to the whole piece. I just adored this little piece, it made me really happy. :)Author's Response: Thank you so much! You always leave the loveliest reviews. :)
I think that the reason why I usually avoid Charlie/Tonks fics is because it can't really turn out in a happily ever after. I love the romantic endings - even if they're tragic like Remus/Tonks. It's why I love Romione and all the other canon pairings. Luna/Rolf. Drastoria. But if Charlie and Tonks were ever together, it didn't work for whatever reason and that makes me sad.
The friendship really was the main focus, and underlying attractions very much to the side, so I'm glad you liked that. I like Charlie/Tonks as a bromance. It would be fun to witness their adventures together.
The secret dragon! And they'll never know! Poor Hajari will probably be subjected to some kind of revenge and won't know why. XD
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Ahh, this was so great! You seriously never manage to leave me disappointed and I always love your stories :) I really had no idea where this one was going when I first started to read it, but that's always how the best stories are, aren't they?
I really liked Charlie and Tonk's friendship! I've only recently discovered them being a pairing and I actually quite like the idea :) You stayed true to Tonks' character of being clumsy and loud and I loved that! I'm such a huge fan of canon and it makes me happy when characters are kept the same from the books to fan fiction(:
I also loved Charlie. He obviously had some feelings for Tonks and I just loved the cute little ways he made fun of her and how they talked together. Can you tell I'm a fluff lover? :p
Your little background stories/flahsbacks between Tonks and Charlie & Hajari were really nice and added a lot to the story in a way that just saying something like "We tried to figure out what he was hiding" couldn't have. I totally understand why Charlie thought he played them. Hajari seems like a good sneak and that would've been an excellent prank to pull if it had been real ;)
All in all, great story! I love your writing and I hope you continue with it for the rest of your life(: you've really got something special with writing and story telling!
-AmandaAuthor's Response: I love Charlie/Tonks as a friendship more than a relationship, since I'm such a stout Tonks/Remus shipper, and I think of Charlie/Tonks more along the lines of a bromance. But here it was fun to give them underlying feelings for each other, even if neither would admit it.
A lot of people get turned off when Tonks is depicted in fanon as being the same as in canon - clumsy and loud. But that's how she /was/. That's /Tonks/. So I had to incorporate that.
Baww I'm a fluff lover, too. They put me in happy moods. ^ ^
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Oh, that ending! Fabulous! This story was incredibly sweet, just the kind of thing I needed. ^_^
Charlie and Tonks stories are hard to come by, and it was fantastic to see that you'd written one. You portrayed them both at this age perfectly. They're pranksters, but they're serious about things too, which is a great combination to see. I loved the little details you snuck in throughout, such as the way that Tonks just wanted her picture in the paper for anything and Charlie's crush on her peeking out between the lines. But I like how they're close friends who obviously care for one another, like how Charlie doesn't want her to lose anymore points for Hufflepuff. You capture that middle ground of affectionate friendship really well, and it's part of what makes this story a great pleasure to read.
With Tonks, I think you nail her characterization in a single line: "I'm always quiet," she whispered loudly, promptly tripping over one of the trick steps in the staircase. That's Tonks in a nutshell right there. XD It was wonderful to see someone including her clumsiness without overdoing it - it's hard to find that balance and just write Tonks as a gawky adolescent witch, and you do it so well. I love your version of Tonks! Charlie too, as he was particularly adorable - a Weasley through and through, like a combination of Percy and the twins, but with his own quirks. Gah, I don't know how you wrote them so perfectly, but it made me ridiculously happy.
There are so many other parts I could mention, but then I'd be quoting the whole story and this wouldn't be much of a review. Needless to say, I loved reading this. The ending... I can only squee over the cleverness of that twist - again, perfect is the word that comes to mind. Amazing work with this story! :DAuthor's Response: Thank you!! I'm so pleased you enjoyed this. I wrote this for Melissa (WitnesstoitAll) for her birthday, and she requested Charlie/Tonks. I'd never given them much thought before but I love a challenge, and this ended up being very fun to write. I find myself writing more feel-good one-shots these days because my WIPs can get a bit heavy, and it's nice to just run around with some silliness like in this particular story.
I wish I knew more about Charlie. He was a neglected Weasley - scarce mentions in the books, none at all in the films, and he's the only sibling to not get anything on the family tree. I think it would be fun to see a fluffy story about him in his school days, back when everyone thought Voldemort was vanquished and Weasleys were only known for being gingers, not the resistance. And Tonks would make a pretty fun sidekick... Gah. Must suppress those plunnies!
I'm so happy you liked the characterizations! And the ending...hee...the water dragon that only Stella saw. I think that Task One in the House Cup must have still been playing on the brain when I wrote this, with the dragons.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for taking the time to leave this lovely review. It brightened up my day quite a bit. :) Report Review
Ah! Such a lovely story! I'm so glad to have stumbled upon it! I never thought about Tonks and Charlie being friends, but this seems so plausible and you've written a wonderful story about it.
Firstly, I'd like to take a moment to tell you how much I admire your Tonks. She's not your usual teenage girl, yet, at the same time, she's is smitten by her friend's enemy and has some sort of a soft side to her; it's a nice balance to maintain. I also like how you've included her few canon characteristics and blended them into this plot without making them seem as though you were trying to force them in.
Charlie seems very interesting as well; how determined he is to find magical creatures and how he's so into them, the passion he displayed when he was holding the egg -when he still thought it was an egg anyway... I really liked that too! The interaction between him and Tonks seemed so natural, and their bickering makes it all very entertaining.
One of the things that helped me admire the story even more is the way you've sealed it. You gave it that sort of moralistic ending that made me smile! Also, the way you've described how the little dragon went into the water was so elegant and vivid; I just loved it!
Again, this has been such a nice, light-hearted read; it's a simple idea, really, but the way you've written it and the characters you've included make it seem unique and keeps the reader interested to see how things will end! And, honestly, this story has made me eager to read more of your stories, and I can't wait to get the time to do that!
-MannoAuthor's Response: Hey, Manno! Thank you for stopping by my story and for leaving me this lovely review. :)
I honestly haven't given much thought to Tonks and Charlie as friends, either, but this was written for a friend of mine who's interested in that pairing. She's a big Charlie fan. XD I, on the other hand, really love Tonks, so I was excited to write her here when she was young. I'm glad you liked her characterization!
Aww, I'm so happy you enjoyed this. :) It's a rather simple one-shot but I had a lot of fun writing it. Thank you for your wonderful review! If you do come back to visit my author page, I hope you enjoy whatever you click on.
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Omg. SARAH, you wonderful person you. This was honestly the best birthday present -- everything about this was so light hearted and sweet and fun and gahhh. It twas brilliant.
Tonks and Charlie's friendship was so natural and easy feeling, their bickering and shoving and wand pointing all leant itself to how long they've known each other and just how good of freinds they are. Tonks was perky and clumsy and everybit the girl I imagined canon tonks to have once been and charlie was so driven and keen and lovely. YOUNG CHARLIE, YOU SHALL GROW UP INTO A GORGEOUS DRAGON KEEPER ONE DAY.
And ermehgerd. STELLA. STELLA MADE IT INTO THE STORY AND PLAYED A BIG PART. HE. SUCH A SMART KITTY, TOO. I adored the role she got to play in this story, purring on Charlie's leg, and accompanying them on all of their adventures and the fact that only she knew that they really had succeeded in finding the water dragon... PERFECT. AHH. I REPEAT, ERMEHGERD.
The plot of this was so charming and fun... an epic quest to find something... I loved that charlie placed his trust in Tonks only to have her loyalties skewed by a handsome smile and shining hair. Ahhh!! I can't believe that Charlie had actually discovered a mythical water dragon... only to leave thinking it was just a prank by Hajari... GAH, CHARLIE SEE WHAT STELLA SEES.
lol. I absolutely loved this story. thank you so, so much. It was a lovely birthday present.
MelissaAuthor's Response: Yayy, I'm happy you liked it! WAS A WEE BIT NERVOUS ABOUT POSTING because I've never written Charlie before, or young Tonks, and could not for the life of me remember if you wanted it to be shippy or friendship. So if you wanted shippy, I le apologize for le fail.
CONFESSION: CHARLIE IS BEGINNING TO INTEREST ME NOW. Which means you need to hurry up and write your Charlie fic because I am suddenly overcome with wanting to read about him.
Stella!! I wanted to squeeze a Ben in there somewhere too, but forgot. Stella and her secret water dragon knowledge. ^ ^
Baww, Tonks, one look at the attractive enemy and she's a goner. Charlie! Turn around! It exists!
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This was so sweet! I loved the dynamic between Tonks and Charlie. It seems so fitting that they wouldn't realize they HAD found a genuine egg. I also liked how naturally they talk about OCs--they fit so seamlessly into this background.
Thanks for the great story!Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing! Hajari kind of came out of nowhere and stole some of the show, didn't he? :P Ahh, OC's. So glad you liked this!! Report Review
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