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Review #1, by peppersweet The Long Expected Party

30th December 2013:
Hello! I'm here for the 12 days of reviewing challenge at the forums, reading chapters with 0 reviews. I've got to confess that I only found this by searching for stories that had 'Scorpius' in the title (you've gotta be creative to fulfil these challenges, I've found) but I'm glad I came across this. This is a really good start to a story and I'm pretty gutted there isn't a second chapter right now. Little Scorpius is very precocious, but I'm already on his side and it's devastating for him to be called back to his 'rightful' parent - whoever the hell that is - right on his eleventh birthday. I almost don't want to know who it is, although from the word 'ferryman' in the title I feel like it'll have something to do with the underworld.

Your characterisation of Draco and Astoria here was excellent. I've always been of the belief that they would have had an, ahem, turbulent marriage, and I tend to write them as divorced, estranged, or plain miserable. I liked, here, that the balance of power was shifted. In most fanfics, Draco is the domineering and spiteful one, whereas here Astoria seemed to be in control of the marriage and Draco was this...this pathetic alcoholic. Their struggle to conceive and the ensuing strain on their marriage was written very realistically. Although I have to admit I laughed out loud at Astoria's possible reasons for Draco's impotence that included 'having the dark mark' and 'sleeping with Pansy Parkinson'. Astoria's definitely on the warpath here, and I love it!

You haven't updated this for over a year so I don't have high hopes of seeing chapter 2 anytime soon, but should you return and see this review, I'm definitely interested in finding out what happens and you'd have a reader in me (so long as real life doesn't eat me, as it often does in term time).

Good job! Also, merry belated christmas and a happy new year :)

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