|Review:||Gabriella Hunter says:|
Hey, there, its Gabbie with your requested review and goodness. What a weird little ride that was but I completely enjoyed myself! I don't read too much of Lavender in fanfiction and certainly not like this so it was a good experience for me. And gosh, she's demented. I wonder what happened to her after the War? Perhaps that Greyback attack did something to her brain?! I wasn't at all sure what you were doing here when I first started reading, I couldn't quite be sure of what she was doing. Her thoughts were bouncing around so much and she seemed as if she were living in a dream world of some sort. When she was walking through Diagon Alley, she was so focused on doing what she thought she had to do that I almost missed the little bits of information you put in here. Its so rare for me to divert from detail but I almost did here! Darn Lavender! D':
You mentioned that there had been a few years, which I had been able to tell and the little bits you hinted at about George (You may not know this but I'm a fangirl for anything dealing with him) and the Weasley family were great. Lavender's jealousy over Hermione was the first sign that things weren't going to go in a pleasant direction. I thought it was so bizarre that she had been obsessing over Ron after all this time and was so mad that she let it drive her illness! You wrote that so wonderfully well and by the time she got that darn candle I was foaming at the mouth. Don't do it! Don't do it! I was screaming but she did it!!! And Harry ran into her at the Ministry but didn't stop her because, honestly, she didn't look all that scary. Which was what she wanted, yes? And poor, poor, Ron! Gosh, I love him and Lavender, you're naughty! I sort of wish that you would continue on for this and make a part two because gosh, I just can't...I need more. Its amazing. :)
I think there were literally two grammar things but other than that, it was gold. :3
Thanks for requesting this! :)
Author's Response: It was a bit of a weird ride -- but I'm glad you enjoyed yourself all the same! Mental illness is something that's actually really fascinating to me, and even more so since taking a semester course in psychology. I think your theory about being attacked by Greyback is a very plausible one, and of course we don't know if she survived it or not, so anything really goes.
I do remember your George/Angelina love! :D The Weasleys seem to pop up in my stories in the darndest places. But then Ron was central to this story, of course -- not physically, but the idea of him arguably drove it entirely. I always thought Lavender's obsession with him in HBP was, at the very least, unhealthy. :P
I think the scariest thing about this story, and about mental illness in general (I've written a couple of stories before where Harry's the insane one) is how /normal/ these people really can act. I won't go all political, but a lot of these people who are behind shootings and things at schools are very, very mentally unstable, and nobody realizes until it's too late.
Anyway! Thank you so much for reading another story of mine, and for once again saying such lovely things about my writing. It really does mean a lot to me! ♥