Greetings from the Crumple-Horned Snorkack! While I normally spend my days lurking in forests and/or hiding from the Lovegoods, I thought that today seemed a good day to venture out and read some fanfiction.
This is such a cute story! I really love your portrayal of both Neville and Hannah, and their friendship is so wonderfully supportive and give all the warm and fuzzy feels :D I love how patient Hannah is - I think that's one of the things about her that really shines through. She doesn't pressure Neville into talking, just provides comfort and a listening ear if he wants it. And cake! That cake sounds amazing and now I want one, only I would make mine in the shape of my favourite animal: a Blibbering Humdinger.
Poor Neville - what a rough day he had. But I'm glad he feels welcome at Hannah's and knows that he can always count on her to be a friend when he really needs one, plus the good chance that he'll get some delicious food and some tea as well. The friendship between these two is just beautiful. I love it. :)
I have really enjoyed reading this adorable one-shot! And now I'm actually meeting my own friend the Yeti for some chai!
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I have been graced by the elusive and mysterious Crumple-Horned Snorkack! I am truly honoured that you have taken the time out of your busy schedule to come visit my story.
Yes, all the warm and fuzzy feelings! I wanted to show a romantic relationship grow out of one that was based on a solid friendship. Hannah is exactly what Neville needs. Her patience is but one of the many amazing things about her. I aim to be more like Hannah every day.
Neville could do with a hug, for sure! But yes, he has Hannah to turn to in time of need. And that's what friends are for.
I hope you and the Yeti enjoy your chai! Don't forget the cake :)
Neville is so cute! Even when he's sad he manages to give Hannah a compliment and she's so cute as well. She pretends like all of the sweet stuff that Neville does is just something that's friendly. If only she would open her eyes to the truth.
I absolutely love it when you add in little bits of Hannah's family culture into the story even if it's for something as simple as chai. I don't know why, it's just for me it makes her character come alive even more and I feel like I know Hannah better.
For me personally, it's very obvious that Neville has a crush on Hannah by the way that he looks at her and the way that he talks to her and treats her. And most importantly, by the way that she's the person that he goes to when something like Atticus dying happens because he trusts her and he likes her. You don't go crying to just anyone when someone close to you dies so that says a lot about how much Hannah means to him.
I definitely think that this could stand on its own as a one-shot, but there's a certain level of familiarity between the characters and in the writing that kind of hint that you don't have to, but you should read the one-shot coming before this one. But yes, it can stand on its own.
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Neville is really adorable. And she's adorable. I spent most of this fic battling myself to not make them adorable together already. But the timing wasn't right, I think.
I was really surprised to learn that a lot of people don't know how to brew tea using loose leaf, so I thought I'd include how to do that here as my "recipe". I feel like this series is part love story and part cooking show :P
Ah, that's good! I thought I was being obvious, but I didn't want to be too obvious because then it's a case of why hasn't Hannah picked up on this already? I've written her to be perceptive, so that was the biggest struggle here. But yes! He comes to her because she's the bomb diggity to him!
Thanks for the feedback on that! I'm glad that it reads as a standalone though. Sometimes you're just not in the mood for the prequel and wanna jump right in, so I was trying to cater for that kind of mood a little bit.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review :)