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I'd like to start out by pointing out how completely delicious everything in this story sounded. I actually just had Indian food for dinner this evening hah so fanfiction matching my real life yay.
But really to the point of this review: this is one of my favourite representations of Neville and Hannah that I've ever read. I just... love it so much! ♥
I really like how you wrote Hannah's love of cooking into everything. The way you wrote out each step of her cooking process in the beginning showed her attention to detail and how involved she gets with her cooking - and I could understand her being slightly irritated when someone comes in to interrupt! (but of course then she likes the friendly company. And that scene with the silly jokes about fingers made me laugh!) Ahh, and I just loved when she mentions she feels as light as fluffy egg whites, and compares Neville's laugh to chocolate :D Such wonderful descriptive phrases that reinforce Hannah's love of cooking in such a beautiful way. I just loved it.
I really like how you wrote Hannah's personality and background as well, how she started out as a Healer and then quit, and is still figuring out things and trying to be an adult while she works at the Leaky Cauldron. I could really connect with her too, being in a similar 'what-am-I-doing' phase. But as you so wonderfully pointed out through this story: it doesn't matter in the long run, does it - as long as you've got chai, samosas, and a good friend - those are the important things! ;)
This story was PERFECT. I absolutely loved it!
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Ahaha! Thanks so much! My aim was to make people's mouths water, since I made the mistake of writing this story late at night whilst feeling a little peckish. Never write food stories on a full stomach! And I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it. They're quite an uncommon pairing, but I feel as if they have a lot of options as to how their relationship blossomed.
Hannah really does love cooking! I've never really written a character where their interests manifest so obviously into their entire lives, although that is the case in real life - everyone who knows me knows how much of a nerd I am. And I'm just so proud of Neville for being so smooth with that finger joke! I think I fell a little bit in love with him at that point :P
I really wanted to write about how hard it can be to be an adult sometimes. Molly in my other fic is finding that out, but she's quite cynical about it, whereas Hannah takes that in her stride. She understands that life has its ups and downs, and she just rolls with it. Life goal: to be more like Hannah.
Thanks so much for this wonderful review :)