Okay so I really loved this! I’ve always been irked about how the other characters in the books seemed to jump so quickly to assigning blame to Harry, coming with ridiculous claims about him being evil and all that. It’s like they forgot that he was also just a guy, and that they knew him too, knew his personality, his kindness and his courage and heroism. I like that Terry sort of acted as a rational perspective, considering all evidence before make judgement—that’s a very Ravenclaw trait and I appreciated that a lot :) And I loved that he remained loyal to Harry, too. Kudos to Terry.
Also I’ve never seen a fic with Terry, so this was an interesting characterization of him.
Wonderful, loved reading it! <3
Wow, Kaitlin, I like this very much. I wish Ron could behave like Terry did for Harry at that time. It's interesting to read that time, the incident, Harry's name got in the goblet, from Ravenclaw student's POV. I feel your voice through Terry's saying, telling Michael true justice, it's really cool and I enjoyed listening to his thoughts like Padma. I wish Harry knew he was not alone.
Please write the other episodes from Ravenclaw student's POV as a sequel to this. It might be also interesting to see the same incident from Hufflepuff's POV, either. I recognize you as a versatile author, Kaitlin. You have various skills nobody imitate.
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This is such a good story. I am a firm believer that Harry is such an unreliable narrator (through no fault of his own; we were just told things as he had perceived them), so it's always nice to get to see bits that we know from the book told from another point of view.
You really have a way with giving each character a distictive life and personality of their own. And I have no idea how you do that so consistently while keeping things so entertaining. Sometimes I'm so biased I like to think that all Ravenclaws are sensible, but apparently not (and it obviously cannot be). I think it was really brave and sweet of Terry to stand up for Harry like that. I do wish that anyone had given Harry some support back then, especially when even Ron had abandoned him. But it's nice to think that maybe some people were defending him even if he didn't know it. I'm officially taking this as a headcanon from now on. This is how much I like it.
Ooh I was dying to know what the rest of Hogwarts thought of Harry becoming a champion, and I really like that you chose to write about it. Obviously I didn't read the end notes first, so my first impression was that maybe Terry was going to be bitter and mean about it, so I'm over the moon that he's so nice about it. It's taken me by surprise, but it's a pleasant one. Like you said, not everyone would have been against Harry. I also like the ending - a little hint that him standing up for Harry has him noticed by the girls. Kindness is its own reward!