Haha, I love how Seamus takes an opportunity to ask Parvati some hypothetical questions. Judging by the whole 'best friend' part of the question, I'm going to go ahead and jump to the conclusion that Seamus may or may not be in love with Dean (which is exceptionally adorable; I'll ship Seamus/Dean any day of the week). But, oh no, Dean's dating Ginny, right? Oh, poor Seamus! Parvati does have some wisdom to her, doesn't she? Seamus clearly has been developing these feelings for a while, and is feeling so strongly about him seeing him with another person! Also, Parvati and Lavender would definitely make a cute couple! So the reason she's so distracted, the person she's watching outside the window, and who the giftee of the bracelet was (assumptions) is Lavender! That's super cute. But it's all hypothetical, of course! So Dean still has a chance, after all -- hypothetically. ;)
This was a clever little fic!
Awh, this is just adorable. I didn't know going into this that there'd be Parvati. I even wouldn't have made the connection, but when that girl started twirling the bracelet as is her habit, I was so glad that I read to the End of Time first. It helps make this pack a much more painful punch because I know everything Parvati has been through and like eighty percent of what happens. It still makes my heart ache, even though this should be more about Seamus.
I find myself sympathising with Seamus more when you mentioned that he has noticed the way Parvati acts around Lavender. It takes a lot of desparation to notice people in the same situation. And I guess that's why he jumped at the opportunity to ask for Parvati's advice. Although that's pretty much the blind leading the blind, and it kinda turned into a pity party. But hey, at least Parvati was trying to be positive and gave him encouraging advice.
This was so cute. I love stories about friendship, and even more so when you're not trying to break my heart. If you ever do decide to expand on Dean/Seamus, please be nice to us.
Just dropping by to catch up on a bit of your lovely writing! I absolutely love Seamus! He's one of my favorite characters, so I knew I had to read this one!
I love that Seamus is having this internal struggle. It would be quite natural for him to know his feelings but question them as well. I think at this stage it seems that he's still sort fo figuring things out and unsure of how he wants to approach the romantic aspect of his feelings towards Dean.
I really like that he reaches out to Parvati about it. I love the Parvati/Lavender pairing and I really like that you've made her experience sort of parallel to his. It's so nice that they can sympathize with each other. It's a sort of unspoken support and one that will be so necessary as they go through the process of coming out.
I really loved how you ended this. I thought the bit about Parvati telling Seamus that Dean and Ginny won't last forever was really sweet. She clearly knows what he's going through after having to deal with Lavender and Ron. And it's true. We know from cannon that Ginny and Dean don't last...and there's that hug where Dean and Seamus almost lift each other off the ground. If Seamus can just hang on, good things will come for him and Dean!
Are you going to be writing more to this? I'd love to continue to read how Dean and Seamus' relationship evolves and if Parvati ever ends up with Lavender!
Good work! Lovely writing as usual!
Aw, I really liked this. Gay/lesbian solidarity at its finest :') I felt really bad for both of them though. Pining is always the worst, but gay pining is REALLY the worst because of the added element of "I don't even know if they're gay", and gay pining over your apparently-straight best friend? Hellish. So I truly felt for both of them.
I really liked how Parvati clicked on immediately to what Seamus was talking about, and how in responding she quickly got lost in her own thoughts about Lavender. And I also liked that Seamus had already figured out about Lavender :') It all felt very realistic, and so did the way they carefully couched everything in hypothetical terms so the other person wouldn't figure it out (even though the other person already knew, so maybe more so as not to admit it to themselves). And I was happy that it ended on a hopeful, if hypothetical note!
This was a really cute little story that I enjoyed a lot, thanks for sharing!
Ah, I loved this! I know you said that you weren't really sure what you'd planned to do with this story (or at least that it didn't come out the way that you'd initially imagined it) but I really enjoyed this story. I loved the way that it felt so understated and subtle and yet it dealt with something that was so huge for the characters.
Your characterisation of Seamus and Parvati in this piece was really great - I haven't read very much of Seamus in fic when he's not with another character that he's romantically involved with (let's be honest, it's usually Dean :P) or fighting against the Carrows, so it was really nice to see this moment of friendship between him and Parvati and get to explore their characters in that context.
The way that you opened this, with Seamus's frustration and his confusion over his feelings for Dean was great - I kind of wanted to reach out to him and give him a hug, but I was really pleased to see the strength of his friendship with Parvati, and the fact that he felt like he could talk to her about his feelings (hypothetically, of course) for Dean. Of course, part of that is probably because he suspects Parvati's feelings for Lavender and knows that she'll understand, but I really enjoyed reading that friendship between them.
The ending was so lovely to see, with the more hopeful prospects for the future - Parvati is definitely right! <3