For our review swap!
I am so glad this reminded me to come back to this story as I really loved reading the first two chapters.
I still feel terrible for Alba every time I remember that she has to go up and down all these absurdly tall tower stairs to get to and from the Ravenclaw common room/dormitories. Come on Hogwarts, it's the twenty first century and I think they should work on accessibility. Like what if there were a student who didn't have the use of their legs at all? As is, there's only one way to get into those tall towers and that's stairs. Gah! /rant.
A single thread in a tapestry cannot know it’s worth, -- ooh, I love that!
I can also instantly relate to Alba as 'the cat lady'. We gotta stand together, us cat ladies. Ben does seem really sweet though! I hope she gives him a chance.
Ah, I love that Alba wants to be a healer. Given her background and her personality it's a perfect fit - then she can help others stand tall. :)
I like Maude, even though Alba seems convinced they're not friends past academic acquaintances, Maude does seem to genuinely like her and it's nice to see Alba having friends.
just a note, you say Alba is studying for Astrology, but I believe the one you're talking about here is Astronomy. (which is the study of the stars and planets, versus Astrology which is like how sun signs affect people's personality)
I liked that we got a bit more info about Chandra at the end of this chapter (even though Alba was eavesdropping... tsk tsk! :P ) and their discussion about the Triwizard cup. Also.. ahh! the Triwizard tournament is returning! Well that should be interesting.
Can't wait to find out what James is up to, because he's obviously up to something haha. Awesome chapter and thanks for the swap!