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Review #1, by sambonifi9 dos

15th May 2015:
So excited to see this novel being written from Carlotta's perspective! I hope another chapter is coming soon!

Author's Response: And I'm excited to be writing it! :) Next chapter is in the queue, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #2, by patronus_charm12 dos

26th April 2015:
Please tell me that you're writing another chapter.

I loved 'Off the Rails' and this is turning out to be just as fantastic (I hope so). I actually started reading 'Off the Rails' last week and after I finished it and found out that there is another story... I was up in seventh heaven.

I fidnt actually post a review for "Off the Rails' so its more like a combined one. YOU ARE A BRILLIANT WRITER. The plot twists were epic, I swear you earned that dobby. I loved how you introduced the next generation wonderfully, addressing all issues faced by them (fred, roxy, james etc).

The way you write and describe the quidditch matches... It just brings tears to my eyes. I swear I dont even dream of describing quidditch matches to that detail.

I cried at the end of the last book... WHY DID YOU KILL CORDELIA.

Brigid and Freddie FINALLY got together. Hard to be thinking of Brigid as Mrs. Weasley though. xD

Anyways. Post the next chapter soon. Dying to read more.

Author's Response: Next chapter is in the queue! :)

I'm so glad you liked Off the Rails, I really do think the next generation would suffer in some sense from their parents' legacy so it was a fun thing to tackle. The Quidditch matches were the bane of my life though, never again!

Oh man. Sorry about Cordelia. I've had a lot of people tell me off for that. :(

Thanks for reading and reviewing!

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Review #3, by Rosie S dos

18th April 2015:
YAYAYAYAY I am so glad you updated! Have read all of off the rails again for a second time im combining my reviews here because I've only stopped reading at the end of your writing! Reading for a second time allowed me to appreciate so much more the subtlety of your writing, the way you brought all the plot points in but still made them surprising - like the way james always stressed the importance of Hogwarts quidditch and his happiness at teaching. Also I thought you dealt with the impact of their parents lives brilliantly - I particularly liked the line about them being "born lost" - it was its nice to see the 'famous rich kid' done without relying in a way that didn't make me groan at the self-absorption and I thought the George-Angelina relationship was really insightful. Also the whole begin and end on a wedding was lovely and circular :) Will this sequel be all from Carlotta's POV? It's interesting to see her insecurities over James and her place in their world - she sees herself as so much less than he sees her. I'm glad your dealing with all the messy decisions of politics with Lily's squib foundation - there's definitely no easy right answer here. I do feel like Carlotta has to compromise a little too much in this - but that's no doubt something you'll explore!

Author's Response: Hi, thanks for reading! :) I think the next generation would suffer to some extent from the weight of expectation from who their parents are, so I'm glad you liked that. I was pretty happy with how that little bit of the story turned out in the end. This sequel will all be from Carlotta's POV, I think she has a lot to say and of course there are a few matters left to be tackled, namely how she copes with living in the magical world and her little illness situation. Thanks for reviewing, I hope you continue to read!

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Review #4, by anon dos

9th April 2015:
I've read off the rails and I can't wait till you update derailed!

Author's Response: Update hopefully coming soon! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #5, by MargaretLane dos

5th March 2015:
Saw this up a couple of days ago and wanted to read, but I was pretty busy, correcting mocks.

Really hope the real life stuff you were busy with was all good.

Unicorn League?

And I can TOTALLY imagine James disregarding the rules, even as a teacher.

Oh, I'd forgotten about the Squib Foundation and all the difficulty with that. Yeah, I can easily imagine it'd be easier for Brigid and Freddie, as they weren't as directly connected with what happened.

When I worked in Lidls, I once had a girl come in in school uniform and try to buy alcohol. I mean, she might well have been 18, but she'd no ID and honestly, school uniform and no ID!

*laughs* I reckon that whole "messed up" thing is what happens when you've such a small community. And now I'm thinking of our Civil War. Dev's kids called Michael Collins "Uncle Mick" after all. MacNeil had a son take sides against his government and end up killed by the soldiers under the command of the government he was part of. His other sons carried the coffin wearing their army uniforms, the same uniforms which would've been worn by his killed. O'Higgins ordered the execution of the man who'd been best man at his wedding. Yeah, compared with that, little is messed up.

Looks like Louis hasn't changed. Louis still hasn't appeared much in my series, although there'll be a bit about him at the start of the next story when he gets his O.W.L. results.

We haven't seen much of Hugo yet, have we? Since he was at Hogwarts for most of "Off the Rails." I'm reading another series at the moment, which has him as main character, which is sort of influencing my view of him. Looking forward to seeing how you portray him. It's always interesting to see the different ways in which people portray the same characters.

This might be a British-English thing or something, but the line, "his want to please people" sounds a bit awkward to me. I'd be inclined to say something like, "his desire to please people.

Oh yeah, forgot Carlotta has some reason to be uncomfortable herself. I was thinking it didn't affect her, as she hadn't even KNOWN about the wizarding war and nor did any of her family, but of course, it was partly about oppressing Muggleborns and Muggles, so it would hardly be surprising if she was a little anxious about entering the home of people who'd done things like levitating Muggles just for the laugh.

James really has grown up, hasn't he? I guess that's what Rails was all about - his maturing.

I do like the idea of the unicorn league. It makes very little sense that only 1/10th of each house get to play at all at any one time. And how are people meant to practice to get on a team, if they don't get a chance to really play until they get on a team?

I can well imagine James would want to protect her. Between the fact he loves her, the fact she's a Muggle and therefore at a disadvantage in wizarding society and the fact she's got Parkinson's.

Author's Response: Hey hey hey! :) Yeah, the real-life stuff was all fine, things just got a bit hectic with getting back from Greece and finding winter jobs and also finding new summer jobs and all sorts, it took me a while to get back into the swing of things. But I've got my head back into Derailed now. :)

I think James, as a teacher, would TRY to be disciplined, even if he'd never be the strictest teacher ever, but he'd still fall short. It's not in his nature to be strict, he's so laid back and relaxed these days!

Ha, Louis hasn't changed at all, has he? Mostly because he amuses me so much to write.

No, we didn't see much of Hugo at all in Rails. That was mostly because, while I could drop any of the rest of James' cousins into his life, for most of the fic Hugo was at Hogwarts. He WAS floating around with the rest of them during the World Cup, but by that point the focus was obviously on the Cup itself. I'll have to try to add him into Derailed a bit more.

Thanks for the suggestion on that grammar point, I think it IS a British-English thing because it doesn't seem out of place to me, but now you mention it I can see how it could trip other people up, so I'll change it. Ta :)

Derailed is going to throw up a LOT of issues which Carlotta will face when living in the wizarding world. When she first found out about it, she loved the novelty of it and everyone she encountered was lovely to her and it was all fine and dandy. But now she's far more entrenched within the world, and knows far more about its history and the context in which people live, she's coming up against a lot of issues which make her feel uncomfortable for one reason or another.

It still amazes me how much James has matured! Of course, he's still not a fully-fledged adult - he struggles to keep pygmy puffs alive still - but he's getting there. Bless him. :) Thanks for the review! I always enjoy reading your thoughts. :)

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Review #6, by a rollerball dos

3rd March 2015:
Great chapter, please update soon :)

Author's Response: Next chapter is in the works! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #7, by Violet Potter 434 dos

3rd March 2015:
absolutely brilliant
I know your other story is really popular but for some stupid reason I didn't read it until I saw "dobby is a free elf " had it as one of their favourites (hi dobby is a free elf if you're reading this) who even though they don't have any stories is constantly on here-just like I am-anyway I only started reading you last novel thingy yesterday and I finished today giving me no time too comment on the other one
your a amazing writer
loved both stories
the only constructive criticism I can give you -or any criticism to be fair- is that you need to start writing this very minute because some people can't write to save their lives and need a nice story to read... so write, write, write!!!
from me xxx
ps. why did you kill the pigmy puff!!!?
oh and yes!!! from he last novel(the prequel or what ever we call them) I guessed right! I'm sorry but I got excited when found out that I had guessed right about James being put back on the team, the England winning and then he'd retire to work at Hogwarts and he and Carlotta would still be together- like how she works at the three broomsticks tho that was genius
anyway write!!!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing, I'm really glad you liked Rails! :)

Ah yes, poor Cordelia. That's upset a lot of people! Basically she was a sacrifice to demonstrate that while James has matured in many ways, he's still not quite reached fully-functioning-adult levels - he still struggles to keep a big ball of fluff alive. Luckily Cecilia has Carlotta to look after her, which gives her a much better chance of a long life.

And I'm glad you like Carlotta working at the Three Broomsticks, I've been really excited to introduce it :) Thanks again for reviewing!

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Review #8, by lhod23 dos

26th February 2015:
Very excited that you are continuing along on this sequel. People think it's so easy to just throw a chapter out and it's just not! (Case and point - I've been working on a story for 3 flipping years and STILL haven't posted it).
Anyway, loved Off the Rails and am excited to see what direction this story takes (especially from Carla's point of view).

Author's Response: Ha, yeah, it took me three years from posting the first chapter of Rails to posting the last, and I must have been writing it for about half a year before I posted. Sometimes life just gets in the way :( I hope I can keep updates going at a slightly more regular pace than this though! I'm enjoying writing from Carla's perspective and it should get very interesting indeed :) thanks for reviewing!

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Review #9, by Prinzesa dos

26th February 2015:
Oh, Cecilia! Why I didn't realise that? I keep calling/teasing my officemate as "Cecilia" though her name is actually just "Cecile". I'll give my review this weekend, don't be mad if my attention is totally on the Pygmy Puff's name. 😉 I'm just totally intrigued. That's all. And maybe add the fact that I really, really love Cordelia and James' relationship - especially their love for 'drinking'. And to tell you honestly, you sort of broke my heart when you killed Cordelia. 😩

And by the way, I perfectly know the "deceased" pygmy puffs' names, I read Off The Rails more than I can remember since September last year. I'll really post my review one of these days for OTR.

Oh, and I think I squealed like a pygmy puff inside the train (I blame you, you made me addicted to the 'ball of fuzz'! 😤) when I saw that there's already 'Dos' chapter! Thank you, dear! 😄 You just made my day!

Author's Response: I'M SORRY I KILLED CORDELIA, it had to be done :( James was being all grown up and mature, we needed some sort of reminder that he's not entirely there yet. I hadn't realised quite how much love there was for Cordelia... Thanks for reviewing! :)

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Review #10, by Slide dos

26th February 2015:

Oh James. You're a terrible influence. First names with the kids, they know they can get away with things? I love you so dearly. Good Carla. Don't feed the runaway kids alcohol. They need to learn to be more sneaky. They've got to EARN it!

NEVER MIND YAY BRIGID. D'aww, Brigid WEASLEY. This makes me happy. Oh, the family drama of dealing with Malfoys. Hilarious and inevitable and kind of sad - not that anyone's reasons for not going near the Malfoys aren't 110% reasonable. And I adore that Louis is just going to party. Bless Louis. Oh JESUS you can't just have one tiff in the Wotters, can you? It starts small then ripples and the moment you think you're free, someone's found a whole new point of contention. Poor Lily. Poor Rose. Probably poor Rose. Not yet sure how much of a prat her Scorpius is.

And it's gotta SUPER suck when the Wotters are just your in-laws. Carla's point about not having the right to one's own opinion is a harsh way of putting it, but I can see why they feel like that. It affects them directly and yet DOESN'T, but they still have to deal with it.

WORD OF GOD Freddie is a saint to Brigid. Case. Closed. :D

Oh noo, Carla, James' breakdown is not your fault! I mean, it's very sweet that James is taking such responsibility for what happened, and it's probably worth considering if he has a rocky relationship with alcohol - not necessarily sure he does, but it's certainly a question worth asking himself. But there were so many things other than Carla going wrong, and STILL!


Yesss James. You rip the system apart. It IS completely ridiculous. Except for - oh yeah. Harry. It's like you're beating me to the point. Flying lessons - MORE flying lessons - make so much sense! Fandom kind of has everyone happily Apparating and getting Portkeys easy (*cough*, guilty as charged), but canon explains that Apparition isn't everyone's cup of tea and Floo doesn't get you everywhere, so flying is a VALID form of magical transportation. Witches and wizards should be properly taught how to fly! Aww, I assumed the Unicorn League was for first years, but this makes a lot more sense. I mean, especially IF Hogwarts is assumed bigger than the ~300-odd mark on size (bloody JK maths), the idea that you play Srs Quidditch or no Quidditch at all is silly.

Ohhh it's another little pigmy puff it'll die a horrible death.

I'm with you, Carla. Stubble on men IS a double-edged sword. Okay, no, I wouldn't let anyone shave my legs, definitely not a man, definitely not with a wand, and what the HELL is Hugo and Alice's relationship?! Have I forgotten something integral here??

On with the show! To the dinner of DISASTER! I can't wait.

Author's Response: Apparently I'm as terrible at answering reviews as I am at leaving them. HNG.

Ha, can you imagine James as a strict teacher though? It would never happen. I like to think of him trying his hardest to enforce his authority, but the students knowing he's the biggest pushover ever.

Brigid makes me so happy in Derailed. She and Carlotta have the most adorable friendship. NAW. And yes, big rifts, poor Wotters - still, at least they're not the type of family to bear grudges, and we'll see what - if any - long-lasting effects this event will have on the family fairly soon after.

I think you'll like Rose's Scorpius. He's adorable.

The single biggest "what if" I've encountered in the Rails universe is, what if Carlotta hadn't gotten mad at James for not telling her everything at that exact point in time? She - inadvertently - hit him at his lowest moment (at that point in time) and it went and made it all worse. And I can't help but think to myself, WOULD HE have broken apart in that way if he'd gotten home to a supportive, happy Carlotta who'd have calmed down his anger and not stoked it? I think he'd have had some sort of Moment, but I don't know if it would have been quite so bad. But then, he was a very messed up and confused poor kid at that point in time, so something else would probably have pushed him over the edge instead. Still, it happened the way it did, and poor Carlotta sees herself as the catalyst that broke him for good. And forgets that she also FIXED him.

Had so much fun creating the new Quidditch curriculum. SO MUCH FUN. It really makes no sense at all - I mean, I expect we missed a fair few flying lessons in PS because Harry didn't necessarily go to them, but even so - flying lessons for a year tops, and that's it? Yeah, that's not at all fair. Enter James.


Haha, you haven't missed anything of Hugo and Alice's relationship, don't worry. They were the "are they, aren't they?" couple of Rails, and now they're very much a couple, and what's more, they're THAT sickeningly sweet couple that does everything together. If only because that's the sort of thing that would annoy Carlotta. I am cruel to my characters.

Ta for the review :)

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Review #11, by thegreatcatsby dos

26th February 2015:
Yes! You updated! I loved Off the Rails and hope you update soon.

Author's Response: I hope to update again soon, chapter three is in the works as we speak! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #12, by Miss Muggle dos

25th February 2015:
Welcome back! I have been away from HPFF recently too, and I only just got back on a few days ago. I didn't realise how much I missed all of these great fanfic.

I had to re-read chapter one to remember what this fic was about, but I haven't forgotten Off the Rails, one of my favorites fics of all time. I might read it again just for fun, though.

I'm glad you're back, and I look forward to regular updates. I can't wait to read about the fundraiser. It's going to be interesting, to say the least.

Author's Response: Welcome back yourself :) The fundraiser should be interesting, I'm writing it at the mo and it's good fun so far! :) hopefully it'll be up soon, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #13, by Paddy uno

23rd February 2015:
What!! Ahhh I want more please please please please you know I acc love you for writing this

Author's Response: The next chapter is in the queue! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #14, by Prinzesa uno

22nd February 2015:
Camila, Cassandra, Cordelia. What would be the next name? Caroline/Carolina? Caitlin/Caitlyn? Calista/Calixta? Cornelia? Carmela? Carissa? Carina?

Haha, I knowI put almost what I had in mind but seriously, i'm so excited!!!

I haven't yet posted my review, my Mac is currently in the hospital and it's hard to type in mobile. Will do once i have my Mac back!

Btw, congrats on winning the Dobby! You truly deserve it!!! 😍😊

Author's Response: Ooh, Calista's an interesting name! I'm beginning to wish I'd thought of that, ha ... Good guesses though - and I'm impressed that you remembered James' poor deceased pygmy puffs' names! All will be revealed soon :) Thanks for reviewing!

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Review #15, by gigi uno

19th February 2015:
Can't wait to read more. I like Prof. Potter and I like how he plans to revamp the training program at Hogwarts and that he chose this life away from the spotlight. I was getting tired of reading next gen fics where the press ruins the mini Potters lives because the fame unfortunately just came with the name. I an very interested to see how Carla adjusts to wizard life because there are very few stories out there that show the Muggle view and canon shows that there have been many Muggles that have had wizard kids or married wizards. So much potential, and I'm sure it will be good because the prequel was awesome. Cant wait to learn the new Pygmy Puff's name. I just hope its not Cassandra, because we don't want anything more to do with Ms. Lynch or Charlotte or anything similar, because that would be too close to Carlotta and confusing. Hope to see an update soon.

Author's Response: James being a teacher is one of my favourite aspects of Derailed! He's like a madman on a mission with his teaching revamp, haha... more on that to come in the next chapter. :) Carlotta's adjusted pretty well so far to the wizarding world, but she's got a way to go yet, and also now she's living in a wizarding settlement she's got a tough time ahead of her, trying to keep her relationships with her muggle friends and family going.

James' second pygmy puff (the one before Cordelia) was actually called Cassandra - so no need to worry, that won't be the name of the new one! Also, I didn't realise for a long time that I'd given James' pets names beginning with the same letter as Carlotta! Too many C's, haha. All will be revealed soon. :) Thanks for your reviews!

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Review #16, by Tuesday uno

14th January 2015:
You are amazing!
I'm loving Carlotta's voice. You are an incredible writer.
Tuesday xx

Author's Response: I absolutely love Carlotta's perspective too, she's an interesting contrast to James and she's very fun to write! Next chapter coming shortly, thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #17, by Sydney uno

12th January 2015:
I want more... Please tell me that you are writing more chapters. I absolutely love this. I just finished Off the Rails and started this and i was shocked that there was only one chapter. Write soon.
Love you and your wonderful stories.

Author's Response: Never fear, I am writing more chapters! Real life has torn me away from fanfic a bit recently, but I'm back writing and the next chapter should be up soon! Thanks for reviewing, I'm so glad you've enjoyed reading! :)

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Review #18, by Derek uno

2nd January 2015:
Loved the first chapter of the sequel.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, I'm glad you liked it! Chapter two will hopefully come soon :)

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Review #19, by anonymous uno

14th October 2014:
MORE! This is fantastic! I loved the previous novel to this, I can't wait to see what this will be like :)

Author's Response: More will hopefully be coming soon, sorry for the wait! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #20, by RedHairGinny uno

4th October 2014:
UmmÖ Iím guessing at something from the letter CÖ how about Caramel? Or Cocoa?
Iíll just stop guessing nowÖ and wait patiently for the next chapter to come out!!
I loved OtR, by the way and even though James retiring was a hard blow to take, I kind of knew it was coming, honestly!
Hopefully (and seemingly) this story will turn out to be just as good, if not better! But I also hope to keep meeting Ryan and Del and Cato and Cleo. Tams and Emily and Sinead too. I'll surely miss them, and also the League matches James played in!!

Author's Response: You're right about the name being something beginning with C... All will be revealed soon :)

Don't worry, most of (hopefully all) those characters will feature in Derailed! While James doesn't play Quidditch any more, and this is Carlotta's story, those guys will feature to differing extents in the fic, Ryan, Della and the Bagmans in particular. I hope you continue to enjoy Derailed, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #21, by Loonylovegood67890 uno

31st August 2014:
This is a really good start! Please continue soon, I read the first story a while ago - it went on my favourites - and I loved it. :)

Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying so far, more will hopefully come soon! Thanks for reviewing :)

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Review #22, by madness uno

16th August 2014:
Looking forward to more of this :)

Author's Response: More to come soon, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #23, by Bijn uno

7th August 2014:
Ooh, I already love the story!
It was quite a shock (in the good sense of the word) Carla now owns the Three Broomsticks, but I think itís brilliant Ė I think it really complies with the fact that Carla now sort of has to choose between the magical and the muggle world, a struggle Iím very much looking forward to reading about.
Iím also very curious how her disease will develop because apart from the revelation and major symptoms, it wasnít really dealt with in Off the Rails. Now youíre writing from Carlaís POV Iím curious how she deals with it together with James, her own pub and missing her family.
I think itís refreshing youíre writing from Carlaís POV by the way. I did like Jamesí POV in Off the Rails, but itís interesting to know how she handles things.
I liked the little row between James and Ginny because, in my opinion, itís exactly how those personalities would deal with the situation.
Looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: Yeah, giving Carlotta the Three Broomsticks equates to pretty much throwing her headfirst into the wizarding world with a brick tied around her ankles. But she's adjusted well to the wizarding world so far, so her only issue is how she holds onto her relationship with the muggle world and her family. It's not going to be easy for her...

And you're right, her disease wasn't dealt with in Rails, partly because I knew that Derailed was coming and would be her story, and partly due to Carlotta herself - she doesn't WANT to talk about her suffering and let other people into that part of her life, so she was never going to be open about it to James. But now, two(ish) years on from Rails and seeing things from her own head, we'll have a lot more on that.

Thanks for reviewing! :)

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Review #24, by Ashcandy uno

24th July 2014:
Looking good so far! That's awesome they own The Three Broomsticks and Carlotta can fill in as the new sexy owner after Rosmerta lol...

I suppose this story will get a bit crazy when her parents and what not will have to learn about what's really going on with her life. And, of coa.rse (not allowed to spell that word correctly -_-), her disease conditions weren't elaborated on in Off The Rail very much so that I think will be a definite plot point at some time. But like I said you're looking good so far! Keep it up!

Author's Response: Haha, yep, Carlotta as the new Rosmerta is pretty fun to think about writing :) I'm glad you like her as the new landlady! It provides for an interesting dynamic as things unfold.

And yes, her situation will lead to tensions with her family, and there will also be lots more on her illness and how that affects her as a person. That's partly why not much was made of it in Rails - that was James' story, and Carlotta was only a part of that. This is her story, and so we'll be delving into her issues and hang-ups a lot more. I'm looking forward to writing it. :) glad you enjoyed this chapter, thanks for reviewing!

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Review #25, by Ernie_the_Dino uno

20th July 2014:
Being the complete dork that I am, I've been re-reading Rails for fun (and because it's AMAZING! RIP Cordelia...) And then I saw the note at the end - Edit: Derailed is now posted! - I DIED! I was so, so, so excited. In the few minutes it took for me to get Derailed up and loaded (slow internet...grrr) I was coming up with all kinds of scenarios in my head as to what had happened in the space between stories, what this sequel (Whoo!) would even be about (because you wrapped Rails up very well, but still left enough open to be continued - did I mention I'm a big fan?) and merlin knows what else.

But when I saw the chapters were in Spanish, I knew immediately it would be in Carlotta's POV. However, that still didn't prepare me for the whole James/Third person thing (or Hogsmeade-HOGSMEADE!). It took me a few tries to understand what was going on - I blame sleep depravation.

I've been reading through your reviews and can see a lot of others mentioned this, but it was so. bizarre!

I love the plot start off. Seeing James and Ginny fight seems right somehow, like they needed to have a row at some point and in Rails that didn't happen. James is so like his mother and we all know about Ginny's temper... And so a fight of the two passionate personalities was brilliant, but expected (at least it was for me). The way that Carlotta behaves with them is very believable, it isn't her fight. And no matter how much the Weasley family welcomes her, she's still not quite one of them. Even if Kreacher thinks so... Love Kreacher, by the way, brilliant.

The whole Hogsmeade/Owning the Three Broomsticks thing was a shock. I was expecting something, something flipping enormous actually, but it wasn't this. I do love it though, it gives both Carlotta and James their chance to live their dreams together (Awww- Sorry, getting a bit soppy there...) but the complications with her family not having a clue where she lives (I doubt that Hogsmeade shows up on most maps... Speaking of maps, will Messers Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs be making an appearance? James is back at Hogwarts... Or did he give it to Hugo? I can't remember if you wrote that in somewhere in Rails - sleep depravation again...) and them not being able to contact her will prove tricky...

Looking forward to more from you, I loved Rails, hope to love Derailed just as much.


Author's Response: I deliberately wrote Rails so that as a stand-alone it would work - there was only really one question left open which was the proposition posed by James right at the end anyway, which could have been answered without the need of a sequel. But I've had Derailed in mind for as long as I can remember, and so I was always going to write it. Although it's taking me a while to get anywhere with it... It should be good fun though, once it gets going!

Carlotta's POV is interesting - obviously she's thoroughly developed in my head as a character but it's still weird to be seeing the world from her head now as opposed to James'! The biggest confusion is seeing his name in the narrative.

Yeah, James and Ginny didn't have any real confrontations in Rails - they're very similar in a lot of ways and so that means that so long as they're on the same page, they're fine, but if they disagree on something they're both going to stand their ground. And Carlotta's certainly not comfortable enough yet with the Weasleys to wade into confrontations. Although a lot of that sense of not belonging is down to HER ... more on that later. :)

I'm ridiculously excited about Carlotta being the landlady of the Three Broomsticks. How awesome a job would that be?! It's pretty fun to think about the situations she'll be put in.

Um, the Marauder's Map .. yeah, I can't remember what I did with that! Oops... my bad! Thanks for your lovely review, I hope to post the next chapter soon!

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