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Name: abhorsen (Signed) · Date: 30 Sep 2017 05:11 AM · Chapter: Afternoon Tea

Omg this is amazing. I loved it.

 

Their relationship is so sweet. I like their dynamic a lot - there's clearly so much love and affection there, and while you told us that with things like how long they've been together and their plans to imminently move in together, but you showed it, too. They know each other so well - Scorpius bribing Albus with promises to go look at Quidditch stuff made me smile - I've actually been in relationships where either bookstore trips or soccer matches were used to bribe me into things I didn't want to do. :P

 

I loved your headcanon for Astoria, and Narcissa being the one to help alleviate the tension worked so well for me, because it felt very consistent with her character as we saw it in the books. I think that Lucius bought into the pureblood superiority nonsense and really made it part of his identity, but I'm not sure that Narcissa was ever as invested in purebloodedness as she was in her family. Things like that, Draco's comment about Paul Nott (which made me laugh because my headcanon is that the next-gen!Notts are Scorpius's cousins), and the similarities between Draco and Albus really kept this fairly light-hearted, even with the high stakes on the table.

 

One tiny bit of CC - you characterize Al's eyes as brown here, but I'm pretty sure the epilogue specifically said that they were green, right? It's super minor, but I thought I'd mention it.

 

Overall, though, this was well-written and absolutely adorable. <3



Author's Response:

Hello dear!

I am so happy that you liked this story! Writing it got me hooked on Scorbus, so I'm really fond of it as well. I loved playing with their personalities and making them my own version of Albus and Scorpius than what I've usually read. And I'm so glad you liked Astoria and the elder Malfoys! As you know, I'm a Dramione shipper 'til the day I die, but if Draco has to be with his canon-wife, I want her to be awesome and balance him out. And I like to think that Narcissa would've gotten over herself a bit as she aged. Like you said: family above all.

The part where Draco asks about Paul Nott is one that I just had to put in. I just imagine all those conservative parents who are trying to figure out their LGBT+ kids and attempting to be helpful, like, "But what about so-and-so? The dentist's son? He's gay, right? I'll set you up!" I imagine Draco would be just as tactless.

And you're right about Al's eyes! I think I was just internally wishing I never had to hear "You have your mother's eyes!" again. Blehhh. Ah, well, I'll leave it for now.

Thank you so much for reviewing! I'm really glad you liked it!

Best,
Emily



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