Hello again. I just had to come back after the KITTEN chapter (yes, that's what I'm calling it. Hogsmeade, schmogsmeade! There was a KITTEN!) and see what's next. Don't you just hate it when some silly reader fixates on something so small and inconsequential (KITTEN!!) and can't seem to comment on all the other fabulous things in your chapter? (I just love KITTENS!!) I mean really, if Lily wasn't already sold on James, she'd have to be now. :P
Argh! Alrek is a bad, bad boy, I knew it! Again, Bellatrix is evil. She's crazy too, which makes it much, much worse. And she's haughty and seems to be enjoying herself entirely too much. All in perfect character, but spooky, nonetheless.
When your silly reason not to do something that you are probably going to end up doing anyway comes out so logical and well-thought out, who can argue with you? They'll either think you're being extremely pragmatic or that you've wound yourself up into so many excuses that it will take weeks to shovel through all the nonsense (insert stronger word here if you want) and they'll figure that it isn't worth the effort and you'll eventually come around.
Err, and now I lost the point to that, so we'll just move on. Belle's story is heartbreaking. The things she went through and how her family decided not to support her was just plain awful. I know it's a touching situation, but even high profile families have to have some kind of heart. Well, maybe not THIS particular family. Boo on them! And Christophe... boo on him too. That kind of situation plays out all too often, which is a shame. Shame on them all! It was extremely strong of Belle to try to do what she did without any support and against the wishes of her family, and then it all turned out so horrible in the end anyway. I'm sure her guilt about losing the baby (no matter how much it wasn't her fault, she'll still feel that way) will be a big burden for a long time.
Belle needs a KITTEN!!!
Ahem. Really, you had a lot of heavy stuff in this chapter. I think it came out really well and I'm so glad you gave Belle such supportive friends to help her along. I think I need some chocolate now, since I already have a kitten...
Author's Response: How could you NOT be sold on James, right?! IT'S A KITTEN. You have to be sold on yummy sweet caring men that give you kittens!!!
I think that Christophe is the worst part about the whole story. Young girls fall hard and fast... and even if she doesn't want to think that it crushed her, I'm sure it did. I bet that will cause some issues for her and Sirius... but what do I know, I just sit here and try to make those monsters behave ;).
Yes! She absolutely needs a kitten!!! Come on Sirius, get with it!
I'm so happy that you think the heavy stuff came out well ♥. Belle's character plays a really important part in all this, so it's important me that people do see what she's been through and understand that whatever else happens with her, it took a butt load of strength to even come here and start over.
And now I'm referring to her as if she's a real person.
I better stop myself now.
I love your reviews so much, just so you know ♥