Haha louis is hilarioys 9/10 : )Author's Response: You gotta love him haha. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
I love that she went to her dad for help. 9/10 : )Author's Response: Of course! She loves her dad. Thank you for reviewing! Report Review
I like victoria 9/10 : )Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you like her! I'm very fond of her myself. Report Review
Haha i love arthurs reaction to scorps new job 9/10 : )Author's Response: Possibly my all-time favorite bit of this story ;) Thanks for the review! Report Review
Great chapter. I loved it 9/10 : )Author's Response: Thank you so much! Report Review
My favourite quote was
Scorpius knew all my tricks. I'm pretty sure if he skipped out on a bond, I'd never find him.
Haha 9/10 : )Author's Response: lol. He knows her too well! Thank you for reviewing. Report Review
Scorp is cute 9/10 : )Author's Response: I'm pretty fond of him too ;) Thank you for the review! Report Review
I liked it. Its different 9/10 : )Author's Response: Thanks! It is pretty different from most Next Gens. Report Review
This was such a great story that I stayed up past midnight reading it. I love stories like this, that aren't all about romance and actually have some ACTION! You created this whole part of the law enforcement that I'd never thought about and it was so believable and exciting and mysterious and then hilarious at the same time. It's an all rounder to be honest, mixing fantastic writing with a solid plot and great, original characters (Molly is a personal fave. Thank God she's not a next-gen Percy for once!) I think I'm going to go back and read the whole series, I'm definitely going in the wrong order though, what's the right order?Author's Response: Just Another Midnight Run is first, then A Weirder Shade of Midnight, then Sparks, then the latest, Next Midnight. The two Scorpius POV one-shots (Weasley Christmas and Free) can be read at any point, but chronologically they come before JAMR. :)
I'm so glad you liked it! I'm hugely flattered and very thankful for this lovely review, I feel a little speechless! I quite enjoy Molly and her funky hair, I have to admit ;) The bounty hunter plotline, while not accurate to the UK (the US has bounty hunters, but the UK does not, their bail system works differently), was inspired by a book series so I'm sticking with it, at least for now. I really enjoy writing Rose this way. Romance is definitely not the point in the Midnight novel-lengths. Writing action and mystery and NOT romance is definitely a new thing for me, as I've always been more of a romance writer. Always humor though! I love writing humor.
Thank you so much for reviewing! I'm really pleased that you liked the story so much. Report Review
This was quite funny, you are such a good writer!!! My dog's name is Dino, so I started to crack up when I read Dino's name. Brilliant chapter!:)Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it :) Report Review
I think that I really like how you ended the story basically the same way it started, with domestic Scorpius and Rose picking up Parmenter. It's as if everything has come full-circle. Nicely done ^_^Author's Response: I liked the full-circle effect of another Parmenter pick-up :) I'm glad you enjoyed the story! Thank you so much for reviewing all the chapters, it really made my day! Report Review
Please excuse me while I sing a song entitled, "I Was Right All Along ^_^"
But really, is the Ministry ever organized? Just thank goodness that Scorpius was working in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Department at the time.Author's Response: lol. I totally love to be right all along myself, so *high five* Good job!
The Ministry is never organized! Lucky for Rose that her boyfriend was there. If she'd gone to talk to him earlier at work, she'd have found out the Venatici connection earlier ;) Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Oh gosh. I promise, I could never write any decent bad guys, and Pulfor & Worthing seem like really good bad guys. I used to like Worthing, but now he's just a jerk. Hiram's alright I guess, but entirely too weak-willed in my opinion. But then again, it's really realistic because if I was in his position, I'd probably believe that the entire idea was too good to be true as well. I'm a cautious person, so much that I wouldn't have been able to even hope for escape for too long.
Mummy-Rose is interesting to see though. I liked it. She and Scorpius really should hurry up and get married and have a child. A red-headed Malfoy would be awesomeAuthor's Response: I never really had to write bad guys before, I must admit. This was my first foray into this sort of story. I really enjoyed writing it, more than I thought I would. Knapper is a weak thing, not as evil as his brother or Hiram Worthing, but still decidedly a bad guy.
Hehehe. Protective instincts come out when Rose least expects them, and she doesn't even realize that's a maternal thing ;) Thanks for the review! Report Review
I think that I really did get scared for a moment. I mean, the debate over whether to kill Rose or just wipe her memory was amusing, but when Johnny came into the picture and Worthing told Balthazar he could kill him, I started to panick. I am so relieved that Harry and Ron arrived when they did... And Johnny is so tiny I was scared when he didn't move as well, although the logical part of me told me he wasn't dead... I'm just really happy everything worked out.Author's Response: He is a little guy, and they tend to forget that cause he's such a larger-than-life kind of kid. He might be a bullheaded little thing, but he is only three, after all. Fortunately Harry and Ron arrive to save Rose and Johnny. Lucky for them! Thank you for reviewing :) Report Review
Omg. Seriously? I suppose that one of them was the one looking for Rose the other day according to Mrs. Kochul. Oooh, but Johnny is there! Oh, now I really can not wait to finish this story.
I think Rose's interaction with Johnny is so funny. I know how it feels to not know what the heck to do with a kid that you have to watch, and just watch them wondering. I was like that with my godson the other day actually, but fortunately he knew he wanted to "play toys" with me so I was saved XDAuthor's Response: Rose attempting to deal with Johnny is hilarious. She finds him a little horrifying. He's actually her godson, but she tends to forget that (Victoire reminds her occasionally). But, feeding a Weasley is always a good bet.
Yes, one of them was looking for her, that's who Mrs. Kochel was referring to. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Oh gosh, I am so thankful that none of my siblings or younger cousins ever threw a tantrum like that! Then again, they knew darn well that needless crying got them nothing but a trip to the corner or sent to bed with sore backsides. If Johnny Lupin had ever met my grandmother... smh.
This is really starting to get good. Not that it wasn't already good, but now that Rose is coming close to solving this mystery, I'm beginning to get excited with each chapter! Only five more left to go ^_^Author's Response: I'm glad my kids never threw tantrums like Johnny Lupin! They'd have gone to bed with sore backsides too haha. They're pretty chill, and they know I wouldn't let them get away with that. As much as I think Victoire is a good mom, I don't think she always deals with Johnny in the most effective manner.
It's definitely getting to the crux of the story! ;) Thank you for the review! Report Review
Oh dear, there is definitely a sudden bump in the road on the way to this Knapper bloke. I feel terrible for her. Don't think that the change in wardrobe would have made much of a difference for Rose though, even if she did look tougher; Worthing and Balthazar had already met her in all of her pink glittery glory. Well, maybe not all of it. All of it might imply that one of those things that "just happen" around Rose had sprung. Then it would be her full glory.
I feel like I should probably read Sparks now... Then again, everything on your page lightweight called to me, so expect about a hundred more reviews from me XDAuthor's Response: Yeah, the change in wardrobe doesn't actually make a difference for Rose. The "full glory" comments totally made me laugh XD Thanks!
Oh, Sparks fits in during A Weirder Shade of Midnight - you should wait to read it until then! It makes more sense if you've read WSOM first, I think. I guess you could read it whenever. But anyway. Thank you so much for reviewing! Report Review
Ugh. Hugo would certainly irritate me. I can't stand the thought of waking up at ten am somtimes, can't even start to wake up at seven. The only way I will ever be awake at five am is, as Rose said, if I just hadn't gotten around to going asleep the previous night yet. Actually, that's the only way I have ever been awake at five am.
Fry-ups... I'm not exactly sure what that concept is or what foods it entails, but I kind of want to experience one.
I wonder how Scorpius might react to the sight of Rose in her leather get-up?
One of their parents was looking for Rose, I am sure of it.Author's Response: Hahaha, he does wake up too early, doesn't he? He's a morning kind of person. Fry-up is pretty much what it sounds like - frying things up to eat.
Hmm. lol. I think Scorpius might like it, but also think it's a little ridiculous.
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I don't believe Kochul is being a fish, just doing her job. But if I were Rose, I would definitely feel like it's all her fault too.
I've been lightweight suspecting Balthazar of having something to do with the Vanitici case since it was brought up from how he looked Rose up and down. Then suspected Worthing to be linked as well since he was so nice and seemed sort of suspicious to me from the way he'd invited Rose in. Oh, but he was really nice. I kind of hope that I am wrong.Author's Response: A fish? haha. I think I know what you mean. Well, she is a rather harsh lady, but yeah, those two are always late on the rent. Does not endear them to their landlady.
I don't want to give away the plot so I'm not going to comment on Worthing and Pulford. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Oh gosh, that is totally classic Hermione, to be so focused on a goal that she doesn't think of the consequences of it at all. If she does release all of the custodians of a bond, that could practically just release a lot of criminals from their bonds, basically. That isn't fair to the others with secured bonds, or the citizens they've been released upon. Dunno why someone with severe enough a crime would get such a bond in the first place, but then again, I'm normally a very simple-minded person...
I don't think I would have told Angelo about what my mother was planning either. Especially if I'm still working on the Knapper case he's so anxious about.
I like watching how the older Harry/Ron pair interact with one another. We can see that they are very obviously still best friends, especially with the way that Harry keeps picking on Ron. We also get to see why Rose thinks her "trustworthy smile" should work on everyone -- because she is a Daddy's girl and it works on him. I think most of us girls have a Daddy-Charm (mine is along the lines of "pleeease Daddy? I love you," with a pathetic grin. Gets him everytime ;))Author's Response: Hermione focuses on what she believes is right to the exclusion of certain aspects of reality, at times. It certainly would be a legal mess if she simply wiped out the custodian bonds.
I adore writing Harry and Ron together as grown-ups. They're so fun. Harry does like to tease Ron, who is a total pushover for his little girl. Haha. I love writing Ron and Rose, too. Thank you for reviewing! Report Review
I feel like Dino IS a proud jerk. A proud and cocky jerk who probably thinks he would have had Knapper and the money in the same night. We all know that Rose can be a bit slow, but he honestly believes she is that incompetent?
The family moment at the end though was so amusing. Definitely a Weasley moment, from the time Rose discovered Louis was in the room until they left the flat. I wonder if Rose should maybe run Knapper & co. by Louis, since he does seem to favor the sketchier sorts of acquaintances and places.Author's Response: Dino is a jerk. But he knows what he's doing, much better than Rose does. He's certainly more effective at his job than she is. She has a long track record of actually being that incompetent ;)
Oh Louis. He's definitely a character. I'm glad you liked that part. Thanks for the review! Report Review
The strained dinner at the Malfoy's really demonstrates well the idea that Scorpius was pointing out in your shorts, that being at the Manor was a bit stiff and stuffy and cold and almost alienating. I also enjoy that you had this dinner right after the night at the Weasleys where the contrast becomes kind of stark. I'd definitely prefer the Weasleys to that almost procedural lifestyle.
Regarding Worthing: it's always the quiet ones you should be the most suspicious of. Trust me; I'm quiet.Author's Response: Yeah, the Malfoys are a lot different, and a lot less affectionate, than the Weasleys. You can see why he prefers Rose's family.
It's always the quiet ones! ;) Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Oh gosh I promise I did not see the irony in Scorpius's new job until Arthur started laughing about it. Lucius Malfoy would surely have disowned Scorpius had he still been the head of the family.Author's Response: lol. I have to admit, I loved writing Arthur laughing over Scorpius's job. One of my all-time favorite scenes. Lucius would have been HORRIFIED. Thank you for reviewing! Report Review
Well, pogrebins sound absolutely lovely. *sarcasm*
Oh gosh, Rose seriously just can not catch a break. Not only does she have an elusive possibly-Dark-wizard skip to catch, but now she has this idiotic woman-beating bloke as well who just tried to kill her face... At least Scorpius has a job now! Even if it's not anything that he'd enjoy. I was just waiting for James to pull some sort of stunt. Apparently getting Rose drunk off her pettuti was it XDAuthor's Response: Don't they? Some of the animals in Fantastic Beasts are pretty icky. Bundimuns!
James just has to pull a stunt! He's just that kind of guy. Harmon Ladd is pretty crazy, isn't he? She'll get him eventually. Thanks for the review! Report Review
"The crack of noon" XD There are very few times I would awake before noon if I'm not in school. My sleep patterns border nocturnal, so I know exactly what Rose is talking about, lolz. I am also fairly sure that if I had a job with as few in-office "hours" or whatever, I'd probably be just like her.
The second Rose said that she "tried to be sneaky" I just knew something was going to go wrong. I'm curious as to what was going on the other side of that window now. Whether he was baiting Rose or if he was legitimately doing something (that was very possibly illegal) then noticed, "there's someone spying in my yard. Better take care of that" before shooting off that curse?
I can just imagine Hermione being that upset with a cookbook. She's efficient at everything that she does, so if there is something she fails at, very obviously it is the book's fault or the entire subject's fault for it, and not her own. I wonder how a letter to the publisher would have turned out, "Dear Betty Crocker, I purchased one of your recipe books on such-and-such date. Upon following the instructions of one of your recipes, I nearly blew up my kitchen and was unable to feed my family. I feel as if this is an utter betrayal of consumer trust and demand that you recall your books and repair you recipes immediately! Sincerely, Hermione Granger" ?
One last thing: It would really suck if Scorpius skipped out on his bond. Not only would that be the end of the absolute adorableness of Rosius, but I fear for Rose's health and safety. I do hope she isn't completely inept at cleaning and cooking...Author's Response: Haha, I used to be able to sleep til noon. Haven't done it in years. Price of being a grown-up.
Hermione would totally send a letter like that to a recipe publisher. I really don't think she's got the cooking talent gene, but she probably could learn to make do enough to feed her family. She just wouldn't like the thought that following instructions might not result in perfect dishes, y'know? Haha. Poor thing. And poor Ron and kids.
Scorpius's family would totally pay his bail for him if he ever got in trouble, though, so he'd probably never wind up with a bail bond. Although he is pretty independent... But yeah, he knows Rose well enough to be able to hide from her quite well. She *is* inept at cleaning and cooking.
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