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Review #1, by maskedmuggle Startled

30th December 2013:

I really enjoyed this one-shot! It had so many emotions in it, from sadness to hope and even to happiness. Here for the 12 Days of Reviewing but I'm really glad I got a chance to read this :)

I loved the whole situation you came up with following on from the Writer's Duel prompt. I really loved how you characterised Gwenyth and the way both James/Albus Potter were involved in the story. I also really liked how in the end the Potters invited Gwenyth over - it was just such a nice way to end the story and reiterates all the good stuff about how welcoming and openhearted the family is.

Despite how serious the situation kind of was, I also really enjoyed reading some of the more humorous moments: the discussion about the new department "Its acronym is DUMB." and the way Ginny sent them a howler (perfect characterisation of Ginny through the howler dialogue!) - and I found this so, so realistic/true because I can just imagine it - "She treats us like we're still kids," James muttered.

Even though this is a one-shot I actually really feel like I want to read a follow on chapter/s about whether the mother really is the herbolist, and why she left Gwenyth/how they came to be separated. I feel like this could actually work super well as the opening chapter for a short story as there's still some unanswered questions :P Overall though, I found this to be such a great one-shot, and I thought it was really well written. Really enjoyed it immensely! :)

- Charlotte

Author's Response: Wow. Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I was also thinking about turning it into a short story. The same questions you brought up also captured my interest. I hope to, in the next few weeks, begin to add chapters. I'd love to hear your continued input, if you stick around. Thanks again for reading it!

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