AHHH THE TRIWIZARD TOURNAMENT IS STARTING THIS IS SO EXCITING. I can’t wait to read on to the next chapter!!
I just really like Ben. I don’t know why. There’s something about his presence that’s incredibly comforting, and I know that Alba treasures her friendship with James more, but every time I see James I just get stressed out hahaha. His questioning about her feelings towards men worried me a little. Like. Okay. He just broke up with Chandra, and he’s trying to figure out if Alba likes another boy? Smells a little fishy to me.
That exchange with the judges of the competition was really good. I was stressed out at first that they would force her to stop treatment for the entire time, but at least she can continue taking the potions up until the week of the task. Zhang and Hambledon are really kind-sounding, and I’m very thankful for them. I’m not understanding why Madame Maxime wouldn’t agree. From the books, she’s always seemed to be fairly understanding and wise, so what prompted her nay vote?
Also haha Vesela is highly entertaining. I’m so curious about her relationship with Dimitri, like, why are they working together if they dislike each other? Is it because she’s the most qualified, and so they have to set aside personal differences? But also she needs to cut out that nonsense about Alba because it’s getting tiresome. I’m also really curious about the French competitors, but I’m sure we’ll find out more about them in the future.
I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. You’re amazing at worldbuilding, so I’m so excited to see what type of Triwizard Tournament you’ve set up here! Three chess pieces? Is it going to be like the first Harry Potter book, where they have to face-off with live-sized chess pieces?
I’m going straight to the next chapter after this lol, I need to know what happens afterwards. <3