|Review:||Toujours Padfoot says:|
JANECHEL. WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME. I am a sniveling pile of mush over here. And extremely jealous, not gonna lie (SO MUCH ENVY GOING ON). I love this. I love BillandFleur. I love how Fleur was polite after their crappy meal and said thank you for the lovely time, and that it broke Bill's heart to watch his family treat her so rudely after I'm sure he'd spent a fair amount of time gushing about how wonderful they were. That would be so humiliating and I've never even thought about that, but you made it so real and they were so real and CAN I JUST SAY THAT I LOVE YOU FOR WRITING SUCH BEAUTIFUL THINGS. Okay this is such a mess of a review. I love the end with Victoire, and OH MY GOD, THE GAP IN THE LINE OF BOYS AT THE FUNERAL. I just wanted to die. I'm pretty sure that that's where I fell apart, just, like...human jelly or something. Oldest to youngest, with the gap. It's such a simple, small detail but you managed to make it so...larger-than-life because of the meaning. Everything is subtle and beautiful and I love all of these scenes that go in order from the beginning of their relationship all the way to Victoire's birth. You made me love Bill and admire Victoire. His scars and how she didn't care about them, and how the war seemed so far away when they were in Shell Cottage, and how he wouldn't degrade her by telling her to go home and not fight in the battle. But my favorite - my absolute /favorite/ part was the Battle of the Seven Harry's. It was like, just a couple of paragraph longs and it completely knocked me out of the water. So powerful. MIND BLOWN, etc. I got goosebumps so hardcore with the line about the thestral beneath them fading into view. That scene just made the scene in DH all the more real, and terrifying. AND OH, WHEN THEY ENTERED THE ROOM OF REQUIREMENT. And he choked up because of the sheer amount of orange hair. Oh my god, it hit me so hard right then about what it would be like to walk into that room, knowing you might not live past midnight, and see so many loved ones there. The risk, the emotional torture that would be, the fear. I can't even imagine. Bill's whole family is there, as well as Victoire, and in retrospect it's almost a miracle that they only lost one of their family's number. SO SORRY FOR THE RAMBLY QUALITY OF THIS REVIEW, I CAN'T HELP IT. I am still a pile of feels.
But I love it. I hope I have conveyed that properly by now.
Author's Response: UGGGH HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO THIS REVIEW. And my brain is like two steps away from dead, so I can't even conceive of a riddle to retaliate your loveliness. Unfair.
I don't know why on earth you are jealous but you and Mel made me cry muchly and I really just have to thank you (again) for being so nice to me (again) and leaving me such an unfathomable review (again). I LOVE WRITING ROMANCE, IS THAT WEIRD. IT'S LIKE SOME UNREQUITED THING.
But anyway. I just am really, really glad you enjoyed this, and I think you are wonderful, and my eyes are getting a bit blurry so I'll stop here. ♥ Macaroni to my cheese! Peanut butter to my jelly! I loff youuu!