I had to come read since we're both doing the Gauntlet. I'm actually really curious about the contents of the note and it's sort of dampening my sadness level, which is a good thing because otherwise I would be crying and making my own headache worse, lol. I'm also really jealous that you can write such a short and powerful story. I was over 1500 words in before I remembered we had a word limit and I was like, "Well... Crap." I can't do short often. It takes practice.
Anywho, I wasn't kidding about the powerful part. And I love that it's Fred and Angelina and that you used existing canon so well that you don't even have to explain that it's Fred, simply reference the Battle and quidditch, it's like a continuation of the books, a little "HPU Characters: One Year Later" anthology type thing, which I suppose helps to the succinctness of the story.
Angelina has more self control than me. Trying to be helpful or not, I would not be at all happy about someone trying to throw away such a precious memory. Like... I get it... But I would not be happy about it in the moment. I'm glad Angie pulled it out and tucked it away.
This is such a great entry. I feel like I need a redo, hahaha. Looking forward to part 2!
This was so sad! I teared up as I got to the middle. Embarrassing to have tears in your eyes at the train station. I don't ever read about his death because I can't handle it. I thought this was a nice, well written story that was sad but sweet. I also liked the girls friendship here. You need your friends to get through something so tough. Lord, here I am complaining I'm single of Valentine's Day when in truth it could be a lot worse.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! It was something that just popped into my head and I'm so happy with how it came out on the page.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!