Wow. This was dark. It's definitely a bit jarring after the fluffy piece of joy 'The Best Day of My Life' was, but you're such a strong, versatile writer. I really felt everything Albus was feeling, to the extent that even as the vast majority of me was horrified by his actions, there was still a part of my heart that went out to him, and I found his reaction completely believable. You did an amazing job here.
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as always all I can do is congratulate you on your incredible talent! Really amazing work!
And great use of second pov, it really helped to link with Albus' emotions!
I loved the veil of mistery that permeated this, your way of telling and not telling, using description instead of names, building settings and events a bit at a time, so that the reader can guess but not really know what's going on till the very end.
And there was this constant sense of anticipation in your narration... I've been holding my breath all along! And there's still this knot in my throath that wouldn't go away...
Excellent, excellent job! That's all I have to say!
Sending you an ocean of love!