I don't normally read one-shots, but yours caught my attention. I'm so glad it did because this was wonderful! :) I absolutely loved it, and I believe you've switched my views on them!Author's Response: thank you so much! bill and victoire is definitely one of those ships that i wouldn't normally write but as it was issued to me for the challenge i decided to give it a chance. i like writing one-shots because they give you an opportunity to explore something new without the pressure of having to come up with a whole story and plot for it.
i'm so glad you read it and enjoyed it, thank you for leaving me a review!! Report Review
Oh my, I really love your stories. The imagery as well as the language are just beautiful and you always involve philosophical (and psychological) thoughts of a depth seldomly found in fanfiction!
Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us!Author's Response: aw thank you so much! i find it almost a fault with my writing that i can't seem to make myself write things without a purpose, and most often (easiest) for me it's to have something i think about a lot buried in them...or in this story at the forefront, as a premise.
i'm so pleased that you're enjoying my writing--i think that's always one of the best compliments anyone who writes can receive :) so you're very welcome for sharing, and many thanks for the reviews! Report Review
Hey Lily! :)
*is totally blown away* Wow. That was...wow. I don't think I've ever read something like this before;something so beautiful and thought provoking and unique. Bill and Fleur are characters that I've never really read much of, so I really have nothing to go on, but either way - simply amazing, amazing piece of writing you have here.
I'm really not one for all the hype and OTT-ness that encompasses Valentines' Day, which I think made me adore this story even more. It was just so...simple, and elegant, in a way, that instead of giving each other flowers, they gave another couple flowers.
You really fleshed out Fleur's character. Like I mentioned, I haven't read much of her, but I'm so glad that she's not one of those stuck-up Veela; she actually thinks about others for who they are and not what they look like. Really, she just brought a smile to my face - by the end I just felt like crying happily! :')
Apparation...wow. You've made it seem like a character in itself! The way Fleur thought about it was brilliant, and really made me think about what apparation actually is. You described it so beautifully! :D
Lily, this was just incredible. Everything was just so beautiful, you described everything brilliantly and softly - I'm speechless, I really am. 10/10 from me, and I simply have to favourite, haha! Amazing work, hun! *hugs*
♥ LizzieAuthor's Response: hi lizzie!
i'm not sure that i can fully respond to this review because it is so nice and lovely and kind, more than, maybe, i think i deserve...
but thank you, so much, for reviewing this piece. i look back on it now, and although it hasn't been long at all since i wrote it, i still see things that i can't be satisfied with--some of the things that here, you mentioned that you really liked. it makes me feel better, like any writer i think, to know that things that i do are not--i'm not sure how to phrase it differently--horrible or something similar...but that people actually appreciate them.
thank you so much, again *hugs* Report Review
Hey Lily! :D
ZOMG I AM SO SO SO TERRIBLY SORRY FOR MY EXTREMELY LATE REVIEWING OF YOUR FIC! I feel horrible, but maybe the well-deserved compliments will make up for it somewhat :P
OMG THAT WAS WONDERFUL!! Seriously, I really enjoyed reading this fic. The whole idea of it is simply great! The believed-in, what Fleur and Bill didů
I loved how Fleur and Bill were, well, old, or not as young teenagers. Their characterisation seemed spot on. It's hard to imagine exactly how they would be years later, but I think you did a really good job on your portrayal of them.
Can I say how amazing your writing is? That whole first section totally blew me away by your talent. It was so beautiful and you used some really great words, throughout the piece. It was also descriptive, you really had the perfect balance between description and dialogue. It was completely compelling, and I really loved it.
I usually don't point out mistakes but I thought I might as well, since I only I found one mistake, where you contradict yourself: "We shuffle, which is the fastest we can manage to move" and then you say that "I (Fleur) RUN back.."
Well, I really adored the idea of this fic. The plot was different to what I had expected, and quite original (you come up with some really unique ideas). Thanks for participating in my challenge and for the great read! :)
p.s I'm off to make your banner either tonight or tomorrow asap :PAuthor's Response: awww don't worry about the wait. seriously, i'm behind on schedule for my own reviews...
gahhk! shuffling and running...you'd think i would have noticed that haha ;) i'll go back and change it when i shouldn't be getting ready to go out to lunch!!
you're so welcome, and thanks so much for the compliments and the review!! :)
Once again, a beautifully written one-shot! Your characterisation of Bill and Fleur were right on the mark, and I enjoyed reading a story of them being in love, yes, but elderly as opposed to when they first met, or when Fleur met Molly. It was incredibly sweet, especially with the flowers on the doorstep. It was refreshing to have a Valentine's Day fic where the couple were doing something for another couple, as well as themselves, instead of just portraying a date. 10/10Author's Response: thank you so much!!! (*dances*)
i wanted to do something different. my first thought upon getting the couple for the challenge was ick, because i'd never done them and because i thought it would be too easy. i waited a while for inspiration to hit, and after i decided that they were going to be elderly, it just came! :)
so glad you like it :D thanks for the review, so so much! Report Review
From the blue vs Bronze here :D Couldn't resist this story and i get to review it first! I guess it's got lost in the hundreds being validated so quickly :)
So to the review. :)
Well, I though this was so sweet it was unbelievable :)
Your opening was brilliant, I loved the first line and then you did very well in developing it further in the rest of the opening. :D
I liked your characterisation of Fleur and Bill, I thought you did them both well and I really liked them as cheeky old pensioners :D I have never really read a Bill/Fleur where they are this old which was refreshing :)
I loved your (Well Fleurs) take on apparating, how it's that tunnel of nothing and one day she can disappear into it and freeze time.
I also loved the flowers on the door idea, that was really sweet, it made me smile so much.
I thought this was well written and just a big well done :D
TheProphecy (Fellow 'Claw :D)Author's Response: aww thank you so much! i absolutely adored writing this piece :) i received the pairing and thought it was too easy--they'd been characterized as clearly in love in the books, and i wanted to try something different--thus the elderly aspect emerged, and it all fell into place from there :)
thank you so much for the encouragement! i love this piece and i'm glad you appreciate it, too :)
yey ravenclaw!! ;)
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