THERE'S A CHAPTER TWO?
And it's from the POV of Lumpy! :') Aww, this was the sweetest little chapter and I'm so glad you added on to what was already one of the cutest stories on the archive. I love that Lumpy has made itself at home at the house and considers Andromeda as a grandmother. Lumpy is truly part of the family.
I'm trying to picture a Horklump running across the garden to meet Teddy and it's a hard thing to imagine, because I don't really have any idea what Lumpy looks like apart from somewhat mushroom like, so my mental image of this scene is quite amusing.
Oh no! Garden gnomes! That would have been a very sad end indeed for Lumpy so I'm glad that Teddy saved the day.
Also I love that Teddy got permission to bring Lumpy to school. I mean, if people can have rogue toads like Trevor, I see no reason why Horklumps shouldn't be allowed. And yay for all the exploring they will do!
Can I also appreciate the sheer number of exclamation points in this chapter? Lumpy has a lot of feelings and most of them are very loud. It's almost like because it can't speak, it makes up for that by being so excitable! About everything! Almost like a dog. I think dogs' thoughts would have a lot of exclamation points too. /tangent
I absolutely adored this. It was, if possible, even cuter than the previous chapter, but hey it's hard for Teddy to compete with POV of a Horklump. This was lovely. I'm so ready to read about Teddy and Lumpy's Adventures at Hogwarts.
THERE IS, INDEED, A CHAPTER TWO! (Also, hai!)
I wrote the second chapter during the last HC event and, so, the adventures of Teddy and Lumpy continues (I think I had to write from the perspective of a magical creature or something and couldn't think of anything besides from Lumpy's perspective (plunnies, hooray)).
Yeah, Lumpy needed to become apart of the family! (Lol, yeah, he's pretty much a pink mushroom, so he probably did look funny trying to sprint across the garden!) Yes, those creepy garden Gnomes! They're Lumpy's arch nemesis. I'm pretty excited to have Teddy take Lumpy to school. There will be many adventures. Haha, he is pretty excitable, isn't he?
Yay! I'm glad that you enjoyed this, thanks so much for the r&r!
Back for chapter two of this cuteness!
OMG from Lumpy’s perspective? Welp I certainly didn’t see that coming.
MASTER-EXPLORER PAL. I’m sorry, I can’t with this. As much as I loved it in the first chapter, it is many times cuter when told from the perspective of a Horklump. I had no idea before. Thanks for opening my world.
Omg Andromeda is so nice and welcoming to Lumpy too? And Lumpy considers her his grandmother?? I can’t with this cuteness. It’s getting to too-good-to-be-true and I’m half ready for somebody to be possessed/murder people.
NO MURDEROUS GARDEN GNOMES I DIDN’T MEAN IT
The Horklump’s feelings are fun how big they are. Terror and joy and everything fill him totally up (I’m vaguely reminded of tinkerbell)
Oh. My. Goodness. How is there not a third chapter of Teddy and Lumpy at Hogwarts? Do I have to read the rest of the series to find Lumpy tie ins?
You’ve converted me. I’m a Lumpy fan.
Your reviews are always so fun! I had to tell something from Lumpy's perspective didn't I? Actually, the first chapter was written for a HC event back when at the other place, but I had marked it complete as a one-shot. I'd been fiddling around with ideas for expanding it but never did until this recent MAGIC event [I think it was the prompt about writing something from the perspective of a magical creature/writing about a magical creature/whatever it was], so I obviously had to take the opportunity to write more Teddy and Lumpy. And no series-read necessary, I just have to write more Teddy and Lumpy chapters ;).
Thanks so much!
Aw ten year old Teddy thinks he’s almost a grown up. Precious baby.
Even more precious: TEddy’s meticulous inventory of the paces in his yard he’s explored and the items he’s found.
Really, I adore the entire tone of this piece. You’ve captured Teddy so well, both his youth and his personality. He’s really loveable and fun to read. I don’t know if he’s more of a Ravenclaw or a Gryffindor.
Aw, I love Teddy changing his hair to match the color of the fungus. It’s almost like a way to internalize what he learns about things around him and understand them better.
I don’t know what I like more - that Teddy apologized to it, or that it stopped to listen to him. Oh, okay it’s a Horklump and sentient, that makes sense.
Omg I adore this. I love Teddy forming a relationship with this strange creature that’s partially genuine, partially just what Teddy thinks it is (I’m not convinced the horklump squeaked happily at the name Lumpy, but maybe I’m a cynic). It shows Teddy as super sweet and nurturing.
This was such a lovely little piece, and totally unexpected! I’ve been reading a lot of dark stuff this weekend… Well, you know that, having written the last Very Dark story I reviewed XD
Author's Response: SAM! 80) Ah, yes, little Teddy is nearly a grown-up in his head. He might, indeed, be a Ravenclaw (though he does have that loyalty and braveness of a Gryffie). Haha! Yeah, the Horklump may not have been overly keen on his name, but he'll learn to love it. I'm pretty sure this is the fluffiest thing I've ever written (like, ever). Thanks so much! -Rumpels
Ah, oh my goodness, this was such a cute chapter and such a sweet continuation to the first chapter of this story. It was adorable to see that the friendship we saw beginning between Lumpy and Teddy when Teddy went adventuring in the garden is still going strong later on, after Teddy has been away to Hogwarts without poor Lumpy.
I really liked the way that you switched the narrative point of view in this chapter, so that we got to see Teddy from Lumpy's perspective - it still felt childlike, but the friendship had clearly deepened and I felt a real sense of love and loyalty coming from Lumpy's perspective.
The little detail about Teddy's changing hair colour was brilliant, too. It kind of showed how well they know each other now, and how much time they've spent together, that Lumpy knows that he could be looking for any of a number of hair colours when he looks out for Teddy.
The excitement at being reunited was so tangible, and it was so sweet and charming to read. The peril of the gnomes felt really fitting for the children's story here, and the way that Teddy was so loyal in return, and determined to protect his friend, was adorable. And the ending, that they can be reunited permanently - or rather, not separated again next year - was a lovely, fluffy end to this story.
Author's Response: Hey again! Yes, I had to keep Teddy with Lumpy even after Teddy went off to Hogwarts (they are BFFs, after all ; ) ). I imagine that gnomes are quite terrifying to Horklumps--but luckily for poor Lumpy, Teddy wouldn't let anything happen to his little buddy. I have a few ideas of all sorts of adventures Teddy and Lumpy can get into at Hogwarts. Thanks for the review! :D -Rumpels
Ah, it's been a while since I got to read any of your stories, so I'm looking forward to this chance now!
Teddy in this story was so cute - he's honestly just adorable! And, while I'm not normally a big fan of AU stories, I am 100% behind the idea that Ted Tonks survived the war. Honestly, that family has suffered enough already. And I love how sweet this was, and the idea of Teddy adventuring out in the garden when he's bored.
I find children really difficult to write accurately, but your portrayal of Teddy here was so brilliant - his dialogue felt so natural and believable, and I loved the inquisitiveness that came through in his voice as he was talking to the Horklump. Lumpy is such a funny name, but definitely the original sort of thing that a child would call a Horklump they've just made friends with, and I loved all of his questions and the way that he wanted to make friends with Lumpy.
Lumpy was so cute, and I also really loved the way that you managed to convey so much of Teddy's character in this story. The way that he's so friendly and open makes him very endearing, and he's clearly happy to share with his friends. He's such a likeable little kid, and it was brilliant to read about this adventure of his with Lumpy!
Author's Response: Hey, Sian! This one is the fluffiest thing I've ever written, but it's fun to explore a children's story with Teddy and Lumpy (it was also my first toe into the land of Next Gen). And, yes! I couldn't leave Ted Tonks out, for whatever reason. I'm really glad that you enjoyed Teddy--he was a fun character to explore. Of course, writing a magical creature was also really fun. Thanks so much for your lovely review! -Rumpels
*Transferred from HPFF*
I remember seeing the banner for this a while ago and laughing, and thinking I should come back to read it at some point. So it was very fortuitous that I happened to be stalking your AP this evening and found it again. Hooray!
This was just... the cutest. There is no plot, but none is needed; it just focuses on all the great things about being a kid. I love all his interactions with his new mushroom friend - how he tries to feed it and protect it from the gnomes, and even gives it a name. What this story really made me think of was my own childhood - when I was about that age, my cousin and I used to go explore the meadow behind our grandma's house and look for weird slugs and insects and things, and, gah, this story makes me all nostalgic! So I really love the way you set the tone and it just exudes the blissful freedom of childhood.
Overall, it's an adorable story and I loved it.
Best line: How could it not be happy with such a creative and superb name like Lumpy.
Hello again :).
Yeah, I had a lot of fun going back through and editing this one! I hadn't read it in a while, and I forgot how much fun it had been to write! Thanks for the xfer (and the review to begin with)! :D