First thing, because it's my only... Not negative, but, you know. Anyway... "Rose having forgotten that she still held Rose's hand between her fingers...": is it supposed "she still held Victoire's..."?
So, now I've asked that: I agree with Ron's question - when are they getting married? :P
Victoire seems... Cold. Understandable, I think, if I got that right, considering Rose is with her ex. Oh, Teddy, what a way to create tension in a family. :D I wonder if she genuinely means that good luck. It sounded bitter; I don't think she'd really care if they broke up (which they can't do!).
"He hasn't got any." It was just like saying that Rose and Teddy are doomed. Maybe on both parts. I sense a lot of "will I/won't I" because of their personalities; both feeling like they don't belong (from what I remember of Winner Takes All with Teddy), them spending less time together, like Albus pointed out, not coming to the party together. And that Rose can't even talk about them getting married.
Or maybe I'm just completely wrong and Victoire is only bitter... Maybe she blames Teddy for them failing. Maybe it could be both reasons. I can't wait to find out.
This will always be bumped to the top of my reading list, I can never just wait until I get to it - it's a Teddy/Rose and it's written by you!
Author's Response: Sam! It's great to hear from you! :D
I've fixed that mistake, oops! Thanks for pointing it out.
That is the big question - when they will marry. They don't have to, really, but there's always that expectation from families that there'll be a big show about it, an excuse to get together and celebrate something (which for the Weasleys is easy enough :P). But Rose still has that issue, something inside of her that stalls her, and Teddy's silence on the subject certainly doesn't help. It'll be the major problem of the story, I think, something Rose constantly has to deal with.
Victoire was a hard one to write for this because I want to still make her sympathetic and human rather than the "evil ex". She is cold, but more because she feels cheated, not of Teddy, but of the kind of relationship he offers Rose, yet couldn't offer her. She understands that she made a serious mistake in marrying him, and is bitter about it. She does blame him for its failure rather than blaming herself because she still sees herself as being in the right - she can't respect him because he's an artist, not something practical. It'll be a challenge to successfully capture her the way I'd like to, and hopefully I can make it work. :)
I think the problem with Teddy and Rose is that they're not all that good at explaining their feelings and prefer to remain silently in the background. It's not a good way to be because drama inevitably hits them anyway. Yet at the same time, like you said, they're both very much alike, and their relationship is, to this point, working for them. The strain of his grandmother's health makes things more difficult (which is why I started the story at this point, to a degree).
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing this story! It means a lot to hear from you, and your review really made me think a lot about what I want to do with these characters. :D