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Review:Jchrissy says:
Hi darling!! I wanted to come by for a visit.. and am so happy I did!

Cedric is one of those characters that I'll always wish JKR would have done more with. Given him more in the first 3 books, because he deserved it to get to this terrible point.

I am really, really impressed with your portrayal in this. I wouldn't even know where to start. Not only did you take a different side to him (more on that later) but you stuck with what you chose the entire time! His mantra of 'just keep going' fit so well with the perfect mood. This is the first piece of yours I've read that really focuses a lot on description, well, I guess I should say physical description. And you do so amazing with it! One of your first sentences, the bit about the sensation crawling over him like a parasite... I absolutely loved that. You had so many vivid, original details in this and i LOVED it.

Okay, with Cedric. I've never read him this... calculated. He isn't this happy go lucky Hufflepuff just trying to do his best. He's hard, and he wants to *win*... and I think that it fits him so much better than anything else I've read. I love that you had his reasons for not taking the cup so much more than just 'it's fair.' But instead he was already thinking of what taking the cup would do. Yes, he'd win, but soon enough everyone would know Harry Potter was there too and he offered him to be the one to take it. Then Cedric would be shadowed by Harry Potter's heroic good guy-ness. You just played on so many different aspects and I was absolutely enthralled.

This was a wonderful piece, m'dear ♥

Author's Response: Hello again!

Thank you so much for a lovely unexpected review!

I love Cedric and I really wish he was given a lot more in the books! I was really gutted when he died.

Gosh I don't really know how to respond to this! I really wanted to focus on the descriptions in this, especially as there wasn't any conversation really. It's just Cedric and the maze. To hear that it works well and you enjoyed it is amazing to hear!

I was terrified about writing Cedrics character this way as I thought everyone would be 'no! Cedric isn't like that at all!' But I really think there is a lot more to his character than that - he wouldn't have been picked to be triwizard champion otherwise. I'm so happy you enjoyed this version of him! It really does mean a lot!

Thanks again for such a lovely surprise!

Lauren :)


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