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Review #1, by Gail Welin Restraint

11th May 2016:
Hi Gabbie!

I'm here from the forums for our review swap!

Oh, I love the thought of Zabini being the DADA teacher! And that he'd dislike the adopted Malfoy is a great touch! It's kind of a Severus-Harry situation and it'd be only logical that people would still hate on the Malfoys!

It's really cool that you didn't give those nasty shame for Puffs names but sticked to the green eyed girl and friend! It made it even easier to dislike them (not that it would've been hard otherwise, haha) and not make them relevant as characters to the story. I feel sorry for Roxanne, for having such a "friend", though...

A bit of CC if you don't mind :) "But he did hate this school but he did his work" the first 'but' might be cramping the sentence a little. :)
Also, I'm so sorry but I couldn't understand "Benjamin had never heard her call herself other than black, other than a Weasley and yet that didn't make people doubt her." (I'm not a native English speaker and I ended up overthinking it :/ )

I really loved Benjamin Malfoy! He's got class that tops his negative appearance and very likeable because he sticks up for a person he cares for. Also "Because I'm her pet and she's my master" was a hilariously shocking answer!
"Benjamin opened his mouth to say no but his head dipped in a nod." was just adorable. He likes her toes, doesn't he? :p

That was a wonderfully sweet story, thank you for writing it! This one-shot has so much originality it's beyond refreshing. And I really liked their shy crush/love relationship! Have you written more about this pairing? It'd be really interested!


Author's Response: Hello!

Thank you for stopping by! I certainly didn't think that you would read this, I haven't had a review for this story in ages. You've made me really happy! ;__;

Weirdly enough, I can't imagine anyone else being the DADA teacher. Zabini had a pretty messed up history with Draco so he hates Benjamin in return. You would have to read my other story, "A Force of Wills" or "Grey" to understand that though.

I didn't think the bullies needed names and I liked keeping things simple. Benjamin didn't know who they were because he doesn't really associate much with other students (Plus, he's a Slytherin so he doesn't hang around many Hufflpuffs except for Roxie) and it was fun to have him reducing them to caricatures.

Roxanne will learn her lesson about having such a friend, trust me.

This one-shot is pretty old but I was going to go through and edit it. Thank you for letting me know about that CC! Also, the line about Roxanne being Black is this:

Roxanne is Biracial and she doesn't look like the typical Weasley. She doesn't have red hair or pale skin so a lot of people don't think she counts as a Weasley. I hope that helps!

Lots of people don't care much for Ben so this makes me happy! He's not so bad here though. He cares about Roxanne very much and he would do anything to make sure that she was happy.

"Because I'm her pet and she's my master" is my favorite line too. Hahahah.

Maybe Ben has a toe fetish? Hahah.

Thank you so much for this review! If you ever wanted to read more about them, I have a story called "Abandon" that features them as my main pairing. I'd love to see you again!

Much love,


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Review #2, by The Summer Snake Restraint

18th May 2015:
Greetings from The Summer Snake! I have recently slithered out of hibernation and discovered this amazing place with such amazing stories, so I want to read and review as many as I can before I go back into hibernation!

Aww, this was a sweet little story. I enjoyed your characterisation of Benjamin and Roxanne. I'm very curious to know Ben's backstory though - how come he's adopted? It's very interesting.

You got the chemistry going between Ben and Roxanne quite well too. I enjoyed reading their banter and interaction. Their friendship was very well portrayed. I wish I had a friend like that but oh well I'm a slippery reptilian creature so I really don't xP

Your narrative was great and flowed smoothly. You had a nice balance between dialogue and description. There were some really good scenes here - especially the one where the baby squid is playing with Roxanne or when Ben lies with his head on Roxanne's lap. You were great with words there and painted nice imagery =)

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this! Great work! *showers confetti and flowers*

Ooh look the time is ticking, I must be off to explore more of this wonderful sun! See ya!

With love,
The Summer Snake

Author's Response: HELLO!

Hi, I'm Gabbie and it's nice to meet you! I don't think anyone has reviewed this story in AGES. I was so happy and surprised by this and I have to thank you for leaving me such a wonderful review! ;_;

You can learn all you want about Benjamin in the story, "Abandon" on my page. It's from Roxanne's POV and sheds some light on his past but not everything. ;)

I think that Ben and Roxanne have a very nice relationship. You can see that they care for each other and that they support one another and my favorite part of this is that she did open up to him a little. You can see that Ben loves her but he can't quite accept that just yet.

Thank you so much for the review! Baby squids are awesome and who doesn't want to have Ben lying on their lap? Hehehehe.

Thank you!

Much love,


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Review #3, by GirlOnTheSidelines Restraint

8th February 2013:

I absolutely loved this! It is so interesting reading something from Benjamin's point of view. This was so sweet as well, seeing Roxie from his eyes and the fact that they are younger too. Loved the bit about the squid and its babies.

Interesting to see Roxie's friends as well, especially as we haven't seen them much (if at all) in Abandon. But Benjamin doesn't exactly do much to help his reputation, does he?

"A passionate moment between my mouth and your nose. Best. Line. Ever. I laughed so hard at that.

Off the read some more of Abandon now but seriously, well done with this, it was great.

Lots of love,
GirlOnTheSidelines x

Author's Response: Hello!

Hey there! I'm so happy that you loved this one-shot. Its always nice getting into Benjamin's head, right? He's actually not that hard of a character to get into, he's really fun and straight forward...kind of weird but you know, its Ben. Hahahha.
Roxanne from his eyes is something really special I think. He has no ill will towards her and it really showed that he does care about her, despite how he acts in Abandon. :3
Hahaha, the giant squid babies! For some reason, I like the idea of the giant squid being female.
Oh, you meet Roxanne's friends in Abandon soon, particularly Adam Jordan sometime down the line. I hadn't really concentrated on that but I will in the future and Ben really doesn't care about his reputation. He's just a force of nature.
Hahahahaha! A passionate moment between your mouth and my nose comes from George in This is Angelina. I wonder if anyone caught that at some point? But its been a while since you've read that! Hahaha. Roxanne is so much like her father that I thought adding that line in would be really cute.
Hope you enjoy Abandon! ;) Can't wait to see you again! :D
Much love,

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Review #4, by patronus_charm Restraint

5th February 2013:
Hi Gabbie! I'm here with your review, and can I just say I love your banner it's great!

The first line was great, as you know I don't entirely like Benjamin, but I guess hearing what he has to go through everyday, and all that prejudice directed at him musn't be an easy thing to go through at all. So I guess this helping me to sort of sympathise with him!

This line though did make me lose my sympathy for him and made me worry greatly about his mental state!

I'm her pet and she's my master. Benjamin retorted smartly and the girls gawped up at him and he sent the companion a sly glance. She frowned, got an issue with Weasley?

Benjamin is just so strange really, I don't know whether it's because he has issues about him being adopted, or whether it's because he's a Malfoy, or he's just plain weird, but it would be interesting to explore the reasons behind his actions!

I can now see why Benjamin doesn't descriminate against her as much, due to her not resembling the Weasley traits much. And this is followed through by his relatively postive comments about her parents.

Ben's thoughts were suprinsgly not that strange which was a pleasant surprise, and it was interesting to get his persepctive on everything, as it made me more able to understand him, and get a better feel for what he's going through.

I think it was a great addition to the Abandon story, as I loved reading stories like this, as it allows you to explore a new perspective, which you never imagined before:)

I will read the lastest chapter of Abandon soon, so look out for that! Kiana :)

Author's Response: Hello!

Hey, there lovely. Thanks for stopping by with this review and liking my banner! I'd had something more complicated in mind for it but it turned out very nice despite that. :3
The artists at TDA are awesome!
I don't think anyone can say that they really 'like' Benjamin, especially at this point but I'm glad that you were able to sympathize with him on some level. He's a hard character to write because he's so complex and all of the hate he gets from others because of his last name really defines him on some things.
Bwhahaha! That line isn't meant for you to worry about his mental state, though you sould sometimes. Benjamin is very sarcastic and the line about her being his master and he his pet is just a taste of that. And, I'll admit it, he's weird. He's very, very weird.
I think as I continue writing Abandon, I'll go through alot of what his issues are and hopefully you'll be able to understand him better. Added with the flashbacks in Abandon and you might actually gain to like him just a little, though I doubt it. HAHHHA. He's a hard character to actually love, though some of my reviewers actually adore him for some reason.
Its that long black braid and that smile, I think. ;)
Benjamin has known Roxanne for a long time and even if she looked like her cousins, he woudl probably still like her. She's actually nice to him and he says something like that, which explains why he can't stop seeing her. He's the sort that isn't offered much genuine kindness. ;D
And he honestly does like her parents, you'll see in Abandon if you read the latest chapter, he's got a crush on her mum.
Ben's thoughts aren't really as weird as they COULD be but they are a little out there. I'm glad that you were able to understand him better. :D
For now. MWhahhahhahaa.
I love doing companion one-shots for my stories and I think you should check out the others on here! :D Please? Hahahha.
Hope to see you soon and thanks for the review lovely! :)
Much love,

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Review #5, by Casper Restraint

7th January 2013:
Loved this- I really appreciate you letting us get into Ben's head! I was wondering what was exactly going in there! This was an awesome companion to Abandon, and it definitely will tide me over until there is an update for that...(hint hint ;) haha)!

Side note: in the last sentence I think you meant letting instead of 'lettering', but that's just a quick typo :)

I like their relationship, it's very sweet and built on an actual foundation- not thinly contrived, it seems they actually connect on an emotional level which is very nice to read :)

Thanks for the awesome one-shot :)

Author's Response: Hello!

Hey, its good to see you again! I didn't think that anyone would even read this one-shot, to be honest but this is so nice. :D
Ben's head is a dangerous place to be, isn't it though? I was a tad frightened of getting into it myself because he's just so complex. And hilarious. Hahahhaa.
I'm so glad that it went well with Abandon, I'd hoped I would be able to mix the two well. For a moment I had my many doubts. Hahahha.
I'll be updating for that as soon as I get some of my other stories done, I promise. I have two other WIPs to get finished and Abandon's next chapter is already done. :D
Ah. I'll go and fix that typo! >_<
Ben and Roxie's relationship here is very sweet, its built on something that they can't even name. And I think it showed here really well. :)
Thanks for coming back!
Much love,

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Review #6, by aquabluez17 Restraint

6th January 2013:
wow hun this was really great! i LOVE Benjamin and Roxy. They are just too cute! I hope you update the actual FF soon =) Can't wait to read more :P

Author's Response: Hello!

Hey, welcome! Nice to see you reading this one-shot, I didn't think that anyone would notice it, to be honest. But yeah, Benjamin and Roxy are great to write for, they're just so much fun. :3
I'll be updating for that FF soon, I've got some other work to do. I've got two other WIPs to take care of before coming back so hold tight!
Much love,

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