'quodpot - match 1 - friends to lovers’
Suddenly, his choice to wear a tie felt stupid, like something an old man might do.
Ah! Harry’s first date in years—I love it! I can already tell this story is going to be relatable because I just went on my first date in years on Sunday. The nerves! I couldn’t believe it. I was shaking in my car just like him and changed five times.
I regret my outfit choice though.
We can’t win all the time, can we?
"No. No. It's not that. It's just...well...it's been a long time since I've been out on a date. I'm not really sure how these things go anymore if I'm being honest.”
Ha! I am Harry! I said the same thing and acted the same way. First dates are the worst.
I love that Seamus tries to reassure him that it’s okay and he feels the same way.
"Only when I have a hot date with a lad as stunning as you," Seamus shot back with a wink.
OO-HOO! Seamus, who knew you were quite the flirtatious stud.
One would think so, but I've always found the prospect of romantic interactions a bit terrifying.
This is so true for Harry. With a man or woman I think he would have immense trouble with dating. I think he lacks a certain confidence, which would surprise many people because they think “Hey, he defeated the Dark Lord,” but when it comes to love (or just general emotional feelings) Harry isn’t that open. He isn’t confident. He isn’t sure of himself. So for him to be afraid but to take a leap of faith is great, and also in character for him, because Harry is willing to take a chance and fall. The good thing is he rarely falls and if he does he always picks himself back up again (or his friends do).
I’m glad their date went well. Seamus/Harry isn’t a pairing I would normally read so I like this as an introduction to them. It was short, simple and sweet.
Hi, Kaitlin. Since I know your favorite ship is Harry/Seamus, I've been curious to know how you wrote the ship. Finally here!
The first scene is interesting to read, I could visualize how awkward Harry felt with the first date. As we know Harry is always shy around his romance, I think you captured his characteristics very well. Especially, about his hair. I like the other descriptions about him, too.
While Rowling wrote his hair as jet black, you wrote it as brown. I imagined Daniel Radcliffe as Harry in your story. On the contrary, Seamus was written as a blonde haired man with bright blue eyes and freckles, which is also impressive. You have versatile tools, like using colorful images or your knowledge about cooking and food plus beverages. I love Guinness, too.
Casually, they talk about their recent history, which will be accepted to readers. It's sad Dean had already passed away though.
Seamus was written as a typical Irish man. He is friendly and full of hospitality. A good couple they are. He must be braver than Harry around the first move in their date. Harry was also brave to ask Seamus going out with him. Cheers to two Gryffies!
Aww, I love how cute Harry and Seamus are together and I adore how positively nervous Harry is! So Harry is divorced and Seamus lost Dean (that's so incredibly sad). Harry's so awkward, but that's just Harry and it's adorable, same goes for Seamus being the perfect gentleman. They have so much in common between school and the war that it's nice to hear them catching up on their date, and talking about the future, too. I can imagine that Seamus is the type to splinch himself while apparating--just seems like a Seamus thing to do. Aw, and kisses are amazing as are second dates.
I honestly can’t remember if I read this on another site or not. But hey, since there are no reviews here a re-read wouldn’t hurt!
Harry/Seamus is such an unexpected ships, and that is why I adore it so much. I’m kind of a sucker for dormmate ships, and feelings that develop over years of casual closeness, and Seamus and Harry fit the bill of that, even if they weren’t always emotionally close.
Harry’s nerves are really precious here. It shows that he really cares about this, and it’s a refreshingly normal thing to see him worry about after all those years of fighting dark wizards.
You did a good job shifting the tone once Seamus arrived, from pre-date jitters to subdued tension.
Omg Dean is dead? Saaad. But at least Dean/Seamus is canon.
I think you did an excellent job with Seamus’ dialogue here - he sounds very natural.
Aww I love that Harry was the one who asked Seamus out.
I’m always here for hearing about positive developments in Cho’s future <3
SQUEEE the ending made me smile so big!
There were a couple little typos in this, but I shall not nitpick.
I think you did a really excellent job with this one, and I’m glad I finally got to check it out =)