Chiara - from Italy
Mathematician - IT Consultant - Aspiring writer
Very proud Hufflepuff
Obsessed with anything Marauders (and Remus)
Bravery comes in many different forms, even for a Ravenclaw like Rose.
Hey, Beth! I'm here with a snowball (hug) for you! :)
I've been missing this story, I should remember to come back here some time, but for now...
This was such a great chapter! Poor Scorpius... It is so hard to lose your parents, and I can't even begin to imagine if it happened so suddenly and unexpectedly... also, when he was so young, only fifteen... poor child, I just want to hug him tight.
It must have been so strange for him, going to live with his aunt he doesn't really have any relationship with and her Muggle husband. And it's so, so sad the way he just cut himself from the world, even if totally understandable... also. his guilt is so relatable and so understandable as well, but so heartbreaking at the same time. It wasn't his fault, he must know that, but I know how hard it is to believe and how easy to blame yourself... So heartbreaking!
I love that Rose and Al went to see him, even if they had to lie to their parents. You can tell that they really love their friend and genuinely care for him and that's so sweet. Scorpius definitely need that affection. And I love that Scorpius managed to finally let out his grief under theit influence. Also, I loved Rose's stream of words, she's so alike Hermione! :D
And Ron's arrival, and everything that happened, was sort of hilarious, which was nice after all the angst. I mean, I guess Scorpius didn't find it so funny, but... :P
I'm glad that the Potters could take Scorpius in for the rest of the summer, he needs a more familiar enviroment and his friends beside him. It was so effective how you wrote him having those moments when he suddenly just felt the grief building in him with no reason, it's all so very relatable for me.
This was such a great chapter, so full of emotion. I will try not to forget about this story again.
Love and hugs,
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Twenty-one years. It had been that long since he had found her alone in the courtyard.
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Oh, wow! This is so beautiful! So poetic! So melancholically sweet!!!
The descriptions of the night, the snow, the frosty air, were just brilliant. And Severus' emotions are so vivid, from the bitterness to the longing to even that point of hope that they'll be back together one day. You really make the reader feel all that so powerfully!
Love is the most powerful magic, and you really show us that magic in this piece! I love how you wrote the proximity of the world of living and the afterlife in that night, as well as the proximity of present and past. Once again, so poetic and beautiful!
And I loved the memory of their only kiss, the dancing in the snow, the light-hearted fun and then the awkwardness. So cute.
Absolutely lovely one-shot! Thanks for suggesting me to read it!
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Petunia Evans imagines life at Hogwarts.
First place in beyond the rain's click and drag challenge :D
I just signed up on here, but I'm still not sure about how to go with this, so I decided to scroll and see who had already posted what and I saw this and I realized that I've never read anything by you before and that's absolutely shameful and so... here I am... :P
I loved this! Honestly, it was so adorable, and so perfect, and so in character with Tuney (I totally agree with what you wrote in your note, all the venom wouldn't be there at that stage... but the sass was just wonderful!)
Even if you showed us only a few lines of Lily's letter, I could practically hear her squee in excitement and it was so lovely! So very eleven-year-old and so very like I would imagine Lily to be on her first day at Hogwarts! And I adored how you included the Marauders, especially James bringing her to the Gryffindor table. That was adorable! (I know... I'm using that word too much...)
And I loved Petunia's thoughts. As I said, perfect. I loved all the whatever-she-asked-for-it comments and I loved the if-I-had-been-there-then. It was interesting to see Lily's perspective on the four houses and how Petunia interpreted them based on it. I'm a bit offended that Hufflepuff is so unconsidered... but on the other end Hufflepuff has always been a bit unconsidered, and I surely wouldn't see Petunia in there. ;)
I think you wrote really well what Petunia's thoughts must've been and her internal conflict of jealousy, longing and the will for her sister to be happy. It was so [insert A word here]. Also, I'm happy she got to be a bit spoiled by her parents at least. I think she does deserve it after all.
Great, great, great work! Loved every bit of it (style included, forgot to mention that before)!
Finally taking the chance to start reading this!
Oh, my Merlin! Poor Sirius! It's only the first chapter and you already broke my heart! What a terrible way to find out about Regulus... I have tears in my eyes... it's so horrible...
I love how this start, with a normal day of work as an Auror. I love that both James and Sirius chose that carrier, totally my headcanon! :)
"Low-risk duties", unsurprisingly, translates to "desk work" I'm not even slightly surprised by this, and I'm not slightly surprised that Sirius finds it a bit annoying, either. He isn't the kind of person who likes to sit behind a desk when he could be out there fighting, is he? :P
It was so hurtful when he read that Regulus was dead. It felt so impersonal, too, just a little notice, like it helds no importance at all. That also is very close to my headcanon, Sirius finding out by chance, reading it somewhere where it isn't given much thought at all. His reaction was totally understandable and completely in character for him. I bet Viola was mortified when she realized what the matter was...
Poor Sirius... Can I just hug him tight? This was so terribly sad!
I shall be back soon. Great job for now.
Much love and snowball hug,
Hey! Hi again!
I loved the premise so I had to read on...
Your description of Remus' expression, the pressed lips the only give-away for his worry... that was so beyond perfect for his character! And how annoyed Sirius is that Remus insists on keeping his Muggle job because he wants to contribute... such perfect characterization of the both of them in such a short space and so little details, I love it! (You know I have a love for Remus, so I just appreciate it so much)
I'm still feeling so bad for Sirius. The loss of his brother must have been so terrible, and not knowing exactly what happened and how and why must be even worse. I just want to cuddle him. I also really want him to know the truth, to be able to be proud of Reg, but that just won't happen...
So, I've always had mixed feelings for Dumbledore, but I'm sort of hating him right now. He shouldn't ask that of Sirius, especially not in a moment like that. But it is for the Greater Good, isn't it? *rolls eyes* Btw, I'm quite impressed by how well you wrote Dumbledore. I always find him so difficult to write.
I'm also quite impressed by how James stood up to Dumbledore and tried to defend Sirius. The Marauders' friendship is always such a joy to read and it's so lovely how grateful Sirius felt for his friends' loyalty, despite being annoyed bit annoyed that they are trying to "babysit" him. I'm sorry for the slight coldness between him and Remus in the end, but I know it will be solved soon anyway so I'm not worried. I just hope Sirius will feel better soon.
Great chapter again!
Hi again! :)
I love that you managed to put in a Sirius/serious pun, that never gets old. :P
Poor Sirius... he's still so hurt, which is totally understandable. He probably should really follow everyone's advice and take some time off, but at the same time I understand that he wants to do something, just because he can't stand staying there crying over himself, right?
I love your characterization of him, by the way. You capture so well his rage and stubbornness and passion. And I love the characterization of all the other Marauders, too. They are all so perfect.
I'm wondering what James found out, by the way. And now I'm also curious about Viola's source... but it will all be explained in due time, I guess. Sirius does need to control himself, though.
I probably should say more, but I guess I'll just move to the next chapter now.
Great job, as always!
So, I'm back again.
Oh, my god, that nightmare. It was so horrible. I never thought about Sirius feeling guilty towards Regulus for leaving him behind when he ran away from home, but it makes total sense. Regulus was as much of a victim of their abusive parents as Sirius was and you show it so well here.
I felt so bad when Sirius woke up to find that Remus wasn't sleeping beside him. I wish he just admitted that he's NOT fine and that he DOES need help. But he wouldn't be Sirius in that case, would he?
What Viola did was very touching, I wonder what she went through herself. I'm glad Sirius felt grateful for it, despite still not being satisfied.
I loved the moment between Sirius and Lily, you can tell they have a sweet relationship. Also, I love that she is so perceiving and not scared of calling things with their names, Sirius needs a push in the right direction and I'm glad Lily is doing just that.
So, this is what James has been working on. Personally, I think he should inform Gorham, but I guess talking to Dumbledore first won't hurt.
The tension between Sirius and Remus is killing me, I really hope they'll work it out soon...
Another lovely chapter! :)
Hey, Meg! I'm here transferring reviews!
Actually, re-reading this particular review, I should write you a new, more thoughtful one... but I'm too lazy and I know you won't mind anyway... :P (After all, what I meant to say was, I love your stories and you are the best!)
Meg, I hate you!
No, that's a lie, I adore you!!!
But, honestly... How is it that everything you write have me wrapped up this way?!?
This was such a great start, and this story sounds just so promising... Umph... Now I have to wait three updates... I hate you (no, I don't :P)...
Sorry for this inconclusive review. I just wanted you to know that I loved what you've written so far!
Hugs and kisses and tons of love!
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Great chapter!!! Poor Hermione, so scared and lost... Who wouldn't be, really?
I really can't wait to see her with Severus and the Marauders and anyone else (clever thinking of her choosing Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor, by the way... But I'm not so sure it will suffice for her to stay away from them all, will it?)
Update soon, I'm so in love with what you've written so far!
Hugs and kisses,
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Oh, Meg... Wow, thank you so much!!! Your dedication made me so happy! You're just so sweet!
Another lovely chapter (the previous one too... I wanted to leave a review there but I've been kind of busy...)
It's amazing how you always manage to capture any single character's personality so perfectly.
Severus is just so... Severus. Even if I don't really think he would be THAT lonely, even with the Slytherins.
And Lily and the Marauders... Just perfect!
Sirius is such a prat... And still I can't help but love him (I must be crazy)... All the dialogue with him was so amusing :D
And the Ravenclaws, too! I'm even more excited now about Hermione choosing that House. I can totally see her and Amelia as best friends. :)
And Rita Skeeter and Gilderoy Lockhart together... What a disconcerting couple!!!
Can't wait to see how everything develops!
Great, great work so far!
Hugs, kisses and mountains of love!
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Poor Hermione... What an intense first day...
I'm loving everything so much! All the characters are wonderfully written, as usual!
The scene at Potions was fantastic! Ahahah! I doubt anything would make Hermione more offended than suggesting she would copy someone else's work...
Ow... Snape actually spoke up for her... Something is already changing...
Remus and Amelia... Get them together, please!!! They would be just so cute!!!
Ok, sorry... I'm getting emotional... I'm a romantic person, I can't help it...
Great, great, great chapter! Can't wait for more!
The world's biggest hug!
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Remus and Amelia! Yay!
Hearts… Hearts… Hearts…
Ok, Chiara, now give it a rest!
Meg, my absolutely wonderful, adorable Meg!
This chapter was just so lovely!!!
Remus and Amelia!!! Erm… I’m a silly, romantic girl… Sorry, can’t help it…
I loved the way you started, with the book on Time-Travel. I think it was a good choice, since the general mood of the chapter was so light (not that I’m complaining… I absolutely love a bit of fluff…) and it helped us readers not to forget the seriousness of all the situation.
And I loved Hermione’s chat with Remus first and Amelia next, because it was just so believable and classic… I loved Remus’ titubance. And I loved Amelia’s coldness, and then the way she begged Hermione to know what he said… Remus and Amelia!!! Chiara, seriously, stop it!
Rita, urgh… She’s really detestable, isn’t she? I loved the way Hermione insulted her, and she couldn’t even rebate because she had no idea what Hermione was saying :)
Seeing Hermione struggle not to show that she’s actually a lot more advanced in her knowledge than everyone else was just so amusing! I can imagine that restraining yourself from doing something right, when you’re actually so good at it that it comes just natural, must be incredibly difficult and tiresome. Total sympathy to her here.
Severus… Always so grumpy and detatched… I like the way they are showing signs of respect and esteem for each other, though… Their relationship is getting always more interesting. I’m really curious to see how you’ll carry it on.
Now, I’m not fluent with French at all, too. Study a little bit of it at school, but so long ago and for such a short time that I hardly remember anything.
Still, since I’m a perfectionist, and since I have to be helpful at cost of being intrusive, I’ve decided to work out how to translate it better…
Instead of “Je déteste tout a propos de vous.” I think I would say “Je déteste tout de toi.” Less formal. In English you have the fortune to use “you” in both formal and informal conversation. French, as Italian, has two different forms for it. In French you have “tu” when talking to a relative, or someone your age, or anyway someone you are in confidence with. Instead you use “vous” when you address someone you don’t know, or for whom you’re showing a particular respect… I’m not sure if that’s clear enough (it isn’t for me… I never know when I shall say “tu” or “lei” to people. That’s the Italian equivalent of what I said above…)
Similarly, I would write the last sentence as “Si je pouvait, je voudrais ensorceler toi dans le milieu de la semaine prochaine.” I think “le faire” is unnecessary, and “hex” I’m quite sure is not French… I’m not exactly convinced that “ensorceler” is the best translation for it, though (I still haven’t found a word quite fitting in Italian either).
Alright, subject closed. Once again, Meg, pretty amazing chapter! I loved it!!! And… Remus and Amelia!!! :P
Hugs and kisses and tons of love,
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Hello, Meg, my dear!
Here for our swap!
I apologize in advance if this review isn't going to come out too well, I had a terrible day at work and now I'm exausted and a bit depressed (I can pretty much sympathize with Hermione in this chapter...)
Poor sweety, it's totally understandable that she would break down at some point. Being alone dealing with something so huge would crush anyone. It's so sweet that her thoughts went to Harry and Ron. If only she had a friend to confide in...
Severus was interesting to read. As always, you capture your characters with such perfection! I wish he realized that showing emotions and accepting help is alright, though...
James and Sirius! :) I can't help it, I adore them! Even when they are unsufferable bullies... Well, James seemed quite composed here, actually (but only because he's trying to impress Lily... Oh, Prongs... *shakes head*)
Poor Hermione, getting hurt so badly as she tries to help... Was it Sectumsempra? Sev cured her, though. And I think something clicked there. There is a bond forming...
Thanks so much for the swap, love!
Sending you the biggest of hugs!
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And this was another amazing chapter, just as always!
Oh, poor Hermione... She got hurt pretty badly (Sectumsempra is no fun...)
I loved that she was blaming James and Sirius just as much as Severus. And Remus' reaction, too (well, you know I have a thing for Remus...) I adored the fact that he agrees they are idiots at times, but still tries to justify them saying they are great if you know them well. And of course, since he is so grateful for all the furry little problem thing, he would always defend them, which is lovely!
Oh, Severus... why can't you just accept the fact that someone cares for you and that you can care for someone in return? That's called humanity, not weakness!!! Still, I think it's so sweet that he decided to go see her, even if his attitude is so behond infuriating!!!
I agree with Amelia, Hermione's detention is totally unfair! She did nothing wrong, just tried to stop the boys and got hurt, badly, in the process! And she also missed the party!!! Well... Maybe that wasn't such a bad thing! :P
Urgh! Damned Slughorn and his stupid club!!! But maybe his parties will be a good occasion for Hermione to get closer to Severus? Mmm... Very curious to know what happens next...
Great chapter, hon! I really hope to see an update soon!!!
Love, hugs, kisses, cookies etcetera!
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Hi, Meg, love!
Here with the first review I promised you (I'll get to your other chapter later today)
I loved this one! She's making progresses, and that's just great! :D
Of course the way to get closer to Severus would be mantaining a low profile and show talent in Potions! :P
I also loved the memories of Remus and Sirius from OotP time. I can imagine how scared she must've been when she realized that they did remember her... Time-travel paradoxes always ggive a bit of a hesdache... :P
The conversation with Amelia in the end was great too. Personally, I believe the "Mudblood incident" was what draw them apart, but not the actual reason for it. I think Lily had been doubtful of him and their friendship for a long time before that, because of his interest in the Dark Arts and his friendship with future Death Eaters, and that was just the straw that broke the camel. I think she would've forgiven him, if it had been just the word itself... Anyway, I can understand Hermione's reasoning. And just like her, I can understand why the incident happened in the first place.
Great job with this, hon! Just like always!!! I adore your writing and your characters (but you already know it, cause I tell you all the time...)
Thank you so much for accepting to do this swap with me!!! :)
All my love, hugs and kisses!
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Hi again, Meg!!! :)
Oh, wow! What a chapter!!!
It seems that something romantic is starting to go on there... So excited!!! :D
I'm a bit sad about Sirius... It doesn't sound fair that she has to pretend to hate him to gain Severus' sympathy... And it doesn't sound fair that she's so cruel to him either... Sirius doesn't deserve that treatment (even if he is a bit unsufferable at times...)
Severus seems like such a complex person to have around, doesn't he? But I'm glad he's finally softening. I wonder how things will develop between the two of them...
I'm also wondering what's going to happen with Dumbledore. I suppose it'll be a long time before she actually goes back, right? I feel like there are so many things that should be happening yet. I can see why it is a bit of a shock when Dumbledore brings it up. She obviously wouldn't want to leave just yet, not now that she's finally made progresses (not to mention a certain crush she's developing... Eheheh!)
Another amazing chapter! Can't wait for what comes next!!! :)
Hugs, tons of hugs, an avalanche of hugs!
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Hello, Meg, dearest!!! *hug*
Finally I'm here with the review I promised you a while ago (sorry it took so long... it's been an insanely busy period...)
How are you? Really hope you're better!!!
But let's talk about the chapter now...
Wow, this was brilliant!!! Loved it!!! (Not that I expected any different...)
Ahahah! No, Hermione doesn't fancy him... not at all... not even the tiniest bit... ;)
I love how you wrote their dynamics! Especially the charm practising part! It was great to see Severus loosen his pride a tiny bit. And Hermione's amusement. Eheheh!
The Unregistered Animagi part was interesting. Even if I must admit that I found it a bit weird on Hermione's part to suggest that not registering was a good idea. Even if it was for keeping things go in the direction they were supposed to.
Another thing that I found really interesting was the comparison between past-Dumbledore and present-Dumbledore. It was an interesting thought that he would feel more responsible for putting kids in dangerous situation before. And that Hermione's travel in time might've been the reason he became less concerned. (Side note: great job with Dumbledore. You write him perfectly!)
I'm curious to know what the Ravenclaws will say about her not going to the match (because she can't Siriusly hope that they won't notice!) And I'm also very curious about Amelia's reaction when she finds out what Hermione had been up to! :D
And obviously I can't wait for more Severus/Hermione interactions... Already craving for a kiss!!!
Wonderful job, honey! Can't wait for more!!!
All my love, hugs and kisses!
Hello, my beautiful Meg, and happy holidays! :D
(Also, sorry for the lateness... between work, flu and other things I really didn't have the energy to review sooner, even if I've read this a while ago...)
Okay, so... I loved this chapter! Like, a lot!
Hermione's denial at the beginning was great. Ahahah. No, Hermione, you don't fancy him, not in the slightest... :P
I loved her thoughts, especially because they're just so Hermione. This bit in particular "Foolish! Dangerous! Pointless! Impractical! The words sounded off in her head loudly, trying to keep her grounded." Perfection!
And the references to Lockhart made me chuckle, eheheh!
Amelia's tease was just so funny, too! I love how normal teenage girls they are in the scene!
Sev... oh, I so loved how you wrote Sev... he's really so different from what we are used to. Shy, hopeful, titubant, mischievous... and just downright cute! He should be like this all the time, maybe people wouldn't dislike him so much... oh, but I can't blame him, can I?
Hermione's inner conflict was so fun to read. She doesn't want to hurt him, obviously, but at the same time she doesn't want to fall too deep into those feelings she shouldn't be feeling... and the idea of the two of them skipping lessons and stealing boats, when they are both so attentive to rules (well... usually...), is so amusing.
I loved the dynamics between them, the playfulness, the awkward moments... but what I found really interesting was the constant parallel with Lily. I loved to see Hermione being jealous of her, and Severus' reaction at the "just friends" comment. So good.
Oh, the story about how Severus found the island made me sad... you know I'm a tiny bit biased when it comes to the Marauders... but they really cross the line at times... those idiots... I still love them, I can't help it... (can't wait to see Hermione having a word with Remus about it, btw! :P)
Ah, the closing! I so loved it too! I'm curious to know where the relationship with Lily will go now, if anywhere. I really think she and Hermione would've been really close under different circumstancies. I'm glad Hermione understood and didn't react badly to Lily's intrusion. As usual, your characterization is flawless!
This was such a great chapter. I loved every bit of it. And now I want more (Snamione moments, I mean)!!!
I will be around again (still need to get in touch with your rewrite of To Prevent...)
Happy holidays again and much, much love, darling!
Oh, my Merlin, I'm so behind with this, I'm so bad... but I'm here now with a snowball (hug) for you! ;)
Ahahah! Hogwarts will always be the same in that aspect, news always travel fast, especially when it's about teenage romance gossip... :P Poor Hermione, though... that must be mortifying...
But I'm so glad she's finally accepted that she has feelings for Severus! It was about time! (okay, I'm jumping up and down... can't really write ordered reviews... anyway...)
Hermione's denial is so good and so real, even if a tiny bit annoying. Then, again, everyone trying to judge her relationship with him and lecturing her is so annoying too... I do understand they worry for her, but honestly! Then, again, I would probably be that person as well (?) Severus isn't really the person you would want to see a friend with (seeing it from an external perspective)
And btw, Remus is the cutest (yes, I'm biased, I know...) I love that he was so embarrassed when he brought up the subject, and I loved that he showed his concern but in the end backed off and apologized, it's definitely like him.
Oh, my Merlin! The tension between Hermione and Severus when he pulled back her hair... that was so intense and so adorable! I love those two! Like, Siriusly! And Severus getting all jealous when she mentioned being cornered by Otto and Edgar? Aww, if that isn't sweet, I don't know what is... :P
A good Truth or Dare game! Those are always funny! :) But poor Hermione, they are being rather cruel... and I really, really hate Rita! Guess it served for her to finally admit her feelings, but it's still not funny to be subjected to that... then, again, that's how teenage work, I suppose... :P
I'm really curious about what will happen now... will she follow her heart? And if she does, where will that lead her? So many questions, I love that you left the chapter in a sort of cliffhanger, too...
This was so great, and I will hopefully be back soon!
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I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please
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How are you, dear?
So, I've been wanting to stop by your AO3 page for a while now, but I always got distracted by thousand of other things... Anyway...
I decided to take a peek to this story, since you said it's one of the works you're most proud of. And, well, I can see why!
I so loved this first chapter! It just reads so beautifully, the tone is so sweet and so genuine and it just dragged me in!
I loved the way you wrote their encounter, after years of separation. The joy of meeting an old friend, so heart-warming! And then, the confusion of the new feelings, and the stupor and elation of those feelings being returned. And the perfect connection between them. All this expressed so wonderfully through your flawless writing. Really, this is just perfection! All I can do is gush over this forever!
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I'm back for another chapter! :)
Aww... Ernie is such a sweetheart, he clearly cares about her so much! I so loved the homely atmosphere of this chapter! The whole scene was just so cute!
There was a bit of tension when Susan was named. I wonder how things will develop. I must admit, polyamory is a bit of a foreign concept for me, I still have a lot to learn... *hides behind imaginary couch*
Anyway, this was another lovely chapter. Your writing is flawless, as usual, and your characters are just so sweet. Love this so much.
I'll be back! ;)
Lots of love,
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(Well... I'm trying to catch up with the Hot Seat reviews I missed... but that's an excuse to come back to the stories I love... ;) )
So, this chapter...
It made me reflect a lot. Susan's perspective is really interesting to read. Like this sentence: “You feel what you feel. There’s no putting rules on that. How you act on those feelings is up to you.” It's so obvious and simple and true. I love it.
And as always, I love your writing, the way you express concepts and emotions with such simplicity. There are so many sentences that just stood out for me.
"At first I thought it was as if no time had bad passed since we had parted ways at Hogwarts. But that is not it at all. So much time has passed, and in that time we have somehow grown into people who fit so seamlessly together. Whatever it is that we have now, it is totally new." This paragraph is so beautiful, I love the idea of time passing and renewing things. It's such a different way to put it, but much more beautiful and true.
And this one made me smile. "Susan always tries to make things so simple in such a complicated way." (Actually, this reminds me of a scene I wrote in Liar, with Remus confiding all his uncertainties to Sirius... Hannah's reluctance reminds me of all Remus' doubts a lot... :P)
And of course this: “Living is kind of beautiful, period. People just complicate it by making up rules and pretending it’s not.” Such a beautiful closing line! The world would be a better place if we allowed ourselves to do what makes us happy...
Such a great chapter! Your writing is incredible! I love it so much!
Snowball hug rolling your way!
Taking the excuse of a very late appreciation month present to go on with this and see how Hannah and Susan are doing...
Oh, my Merlin! I can't believe Ernie! Such a git, how dares he?! Poor Hannah...
Well, I don't really know what else to say, except I'm so impressed that you can show so much in so little words.
Also, not important, but... Mondays... that employment thing... urgh... so glad it's Saturday today!
See you on the next chapter!
Aww... poor Hannah... :(
I'm glad she has Susan, though, and I love how wise and perceiving Susan is. I love this sentence: I know it seems like your world is ending, because you let Ernie be your world. It's about being ourselves and not let others define who we are, even when we are in love with them, right?
This chapter is so powerful, so painful and so sweet at the same time. I love how you can put so many emotions in so little chapters, it's really impressive!
Might be back for more another time!
Much love, darling!
I thought I'd stop by here again, if only to thank you for all the lovely reviews you left me on round 1.
So, I loved Hannah's doubts, the wondering about how it would go, all the maybes and the overthinking... it was so believable and relatable. I would totally be the person imagining thousands of possible sceneries and struggling to find the courage to actually act one way or the other. Also, I'm so sad she's suffering so much...
I also love how everything seems just like she left it, it's such an effective contrast with her confused feelings. And the way she thinks that she does belong with him after all... poor Hannah... I'm so glad she just stepped out of it when she actually faced him. I'm so proud of her!
And yes, there definitely is something better and much worthier of her out there! Go, Hannah!