Is Minerva actually getting jealous? Is that why she's treating him like that? It's quite funny to see her struggling so much over such common feelings, but I don't think it happens to her a lot.
He should've mad the Amortentia, but just for her to smell it! I really like how he's always thinking about her and school, quite a claw I can tell.
And then Dumbledore noticing their sparks, that's something xD And pretty awkward too. Was it Tom who told the headmaster? I wouldn't doubt it but why on earth would he do that? What are his purposes? >:S
I think this pair, well, they're really made for each other. They're both so reckless, letting their feelings guide their actions and then regretting them later, alway over-thinking.
At least Minerva will have to be kind towards him. It's too cute :3 Pax!
I really want to know more about their backgrounds, a closer look to Grimm's relationship with his father Whig I think would explain lots of things /and brings new ones/, and Minerva's modest family.
And I'm all exited about that Sluggy party! Will Tom be there?
Author's Response: I don't know if she's entirely jealous - she's definitely annoyed with him for acting like a complete idiot at times (and believe me, he gets worse during Slughorn's party :P). He keeps catching her off-guard, doing things that don't seem logical to her, whether they be in her benefit or not. If anything, she's most confused when he does something for her - she's still at the stage where she's not sure whether she can trust him, whether he'll not end up making fun of her in the end. She's quite an odd duck in her own way.
Dumbledore does notice those kind of things a lot, doesn't he? A regular old matchmaker he is. :P But I was just re-reading this chapter to give you a proper response and I was amazed at how much sexual tension there is between her and Grimm. Oh my gosh, it's incredible! I can't believe I wrote this (I actually like it!).
Tom Riddle makes a wonderful sneaky antagonist, working in the background, messing things up without actually needing to be "on camera". It adds to his presence by only mentioning him here and there, having him slip through the chapters like a spectre. I wouldn't doubt that he was the one who tattled - it would be perfect foreshadowing for later on. ;)
Haha, I'm so glad that you think they're perfect for each other! I love the reasons you've mentioned - I'd never made those connections, but they're so true! They do over-think everything, then end up missing the simple answers (thus getting them into more trouble).
The Christmas holiday chapter later on provides snapshots of their home life, and Grimm's background will come crashing in on him later on... but I won't say any more than that. :P
Thank you again for the wonderful review! I'm enjoying going through each chapter like this - it's amazing to see that the story doesn't need any editing, from what I've noticed. Usually, going back to an old story means having to make corrections and change the style, but I like this story as it is, and I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying it too. :D