Oh ow. I had read this chapter, but not reviewed! *hides*
Silent reading is just a bad habit from when I first found HPFF so please bear with me.
Anyway, I feel bad because I know you want to finish your unanswered reviews, but I'm so glad you're taking this story gain for more writing! Though I won't e able to read so much now. I'll catch up! And by the way, your new banner I beautiful.
And it sort of sparked something in my mind... Myrtle? Hmm...
Anyway, onto this chapter, I really like how there's not only their complex relationship but this plot developing, really nice to read.
But poor Tibbs, I know Min will wake up --eventually, but he doesn't need someone to be stealing his secrets and messing with his missions. Even if they're the 'criminal' in question. Whatever. I had thought he was writing to his father? But now that I see it's his uncle, I wonder what his other family relationships must be like...
The detail about Minerva's brother was so sad. To me at least, I've just read so many WW2 autobiographies and that kind of books that the topic just hurts. Luckily enough my family wasn't involved, but poor Min. Let Grimm comfort you >:]
I really like how he turned to Dumbledore, I've always been afraid of writing him (okay, I haven't written him) but you do it greatly! I mean, even Tibbs trusts him! And then how they turn to Minerva is just perfect.
Talking about perfect, I really like the ending of this chapter, he's so high spirited it's contagious.
I'm grinning like a mad girl.
And on the same mad topic, please excuse all my review typos, silly auto-correct and clock marlin 1 am...
Good luck with this story, I really like it! (okay you got me, I love it) I really wish I could give you some CC :s
Author's Response: Don't feel bad! :O Neither for being a silent reader nor for adding more reviews to my pile - I have a painful addiction to reviews, but I understand that people don't always feel comfortable reviewing, or just don't have the time. To be honest, I'm actually afraid of finishing my unanswered reviews because I'm not sure what to do when that number reaches 0. I haven't had it hit that for years, and I keep putting it off. :P
The new banner rather does include some... spoilers? Not explicitly, but Myrtle is important, more so than she seems at the beginning of the story. ;) That's all I'll say about that! I'm really glad that you like the banner, though. It took a long time to get it right, I guess because, with a story already this long, I want the banner to be absolutely perfect and meaningful to the story... and that's just impossible. But how it is now is more "accurate" than any of the previous banners I've made, so I hope I can stick with this one on a permanent basis. :D
Grimm's family relationships are interesting to explore, but I only do so a little here and there. Hogwarts feels so isolated from the rest of the world, where students only hear from their families by letter, that it feels like a world in of itself. Grimm's uncle - his mother's older brother - is either Head of the Aurors or similarly highly placed in a magical version of the War Office, which is how he also comes to know Moody, whose own father was a British spy. Grimm's mother appears in a later chapter, but never his father - except in letters of course. I can't picture what Sir Percival Grimm is like, for some reason, but he and Grimm don't get along well - Grimm has a lack of ambition that his father just doesn't understand. I think this is also why Grimm has trouble with Dumbledore - he sees DD as too much of a father-figure and feels somewhat threatened by him, but it's impossible not to trust Dumbledore. He's too intelligent and wise - it would actually be stupid to not trust someone like him!
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing this story! It means a lot that you're enjoying it, and I hope that you enjoy the rest too! :D