Hey there, what a fab start! It’s so descriptive and I feel like I’m there, with Andromeda as she tries to hide from everything.
It must be a painful thing, to know for sure that your husband cheating on you, and to have seen it first hand. And she’s such a sweet character too, it makes my heart break that she’s had to go through this heartache. Especially since she was probably only going out with him to please her parent’s.
It’s weird seeing Ted be even a bit sarcastic towards her, but I suppose she’s another Slytherin to him, and being a black has probably gave him some idea of what she’s like!
This is the Ted I know! For quite a minor character, you’ve got his characterisation spot on! I love all the questions about what would happen if she didn’t marry him, or even at all, it must seem so strange to him. It’s strange to me!
Ah, parent’s! It’s a shame you can’t choose them, and I do feel sorry for Andromeda, and all the Blacks to be fair, it must be hard to live up to expectations like that.
This was a great first chapter, and I’m excited to read the next one! I hope she gets with Ted in it and it’s her happily ever after! :P
O/ Hey! Thanks for stopping by!
Exactly -- I think Andromeda was more upset that she'd have to deal with her parents than catching him having an affair (though, to be fair, that probably hurt quite a bit, too). And, yeah, I get the feeling that Ted was in a very awkward situation and, given what we know about the Blacks, Andromeda probably has a reputation just based on her family name. It was really fun writing Ted! I wasn't sure how to handle him going in, that's for sure.
Thanks so much! Bianca did a wonderful job with the next chapter -- it's definitely worth checking out!
Hi, Bianca! Thank you for dropping reviews on our story!
When I read the summary of this story, I couldn't resist stopping by.
And I read through from Rumpel's chapter to yours. It's brilliant! You two did great! I was curious to know how you would develop the story after Andromeda witnessed the love affair between her fiance and the slender armed woman.
"Hoyt Carrow's masquerade" ! An excellent plot! I feel for her that her father enchanted the invitation card to appear everywhere she turned. At the same time, it sounds very cool. Pureblood society must have held the kind of luxurious party at that time.
Ah, death happened midmost of the extravaganza! Accidental death though, it must have been horrible for Andromeda who eventually found the woman had been pregnant. Though I guess all blames should be put on her fiance, Reuben, I feel for him that he had to think about breaking up with the woman or giving up his first child (perhaps?) under a Pureblood arranged marriage rule.
It's possible that she found Ted Tonks under the circumstances you two developed. I really enjoyed the gap between the dark setting and romance happening Tonks took a lead in.
Hi, Rumpel. I missed your world and came back. A summary of this story caught my eyes, so I stopped by here before coming back to your Karkaroff's story.
It's fantastic that you used the sentence for Ted's dialogue.
Though I've read a few fics about Andromeda and Tonks before here and there, I could enjoy reading this from the different aspect. It's completely new. Especially, her mother. Wow, Druella Black spoke in the story! Terrific! I don't think so many authors tried writing her. You did great, Rumpel.
I also enjoyed a few Pureblood family names popped up here and there. It's fun to imagine how real Pureblood people at that time thought and behaved. I was attracted to Andromeda's emotion and felt for her struggle to survive in incomprehensible Pureblood society.
O/ Hey, Kenny!
I've been having such a difficult time with the next chapter of my Karkaroff story -- I'm working on rewriting what I have of the next chapter; hopefully changing direction a little bit will stop that struggle.
This was a very fun experience, to write a collab with Bianca. Trying to write with all the required elements was certainly a challenge (and I love challenges); I think the staff did an awesome job in organizing the event.
It was definitely fun to start writing with Druella Black; I've written Walburga before, but not Druella. I still don't have a concrete concept of exactly what Druella's characterization should be, but I'm glad I got to scratch the surface a bit.
Thanks so much for your review!