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Name: dirigibleplums (Signed) · Date: 12 Jun 2017 03:06 PM · [Report This]
Story:Blackbird Chapter: Chapter 1

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Hey there!

I'm here for the CTF event, scoping around to see if you're guarding the flag 😊

So this one shot was so many levels of cuteness with a dash of "Jesus Christ, what's with all the technicalities in this world?". There's a word I'm hunting for but for the life of me, I can't remember it.

But yes, it's kinda quite horrible that Al isn't formally/legally recognised as Cora's parent just because she isn't biologically his. Like there should be no question about it: if - Merlin forbid - Brandon were to die, Al should be able to keep custody of Cora without having to adopt her. He's still her dad!

Speaking of which, my heart absolutely SWELLED with love for this girl when she called him Daddy Al. It's just so darn cute 🙊

I really like the note you end it on. Yes, it's a celebration that Al is officially Cora's dad - but that's just a formality. At the end of the day, it's nothing but words on paper. They've always been a family and always will be.

Al and Brandon were just too cute at the beginning of the one shot. I don't know why but I really liked the fact that they weren't necessarily doing anything sweet other than waking up in bed next to each other as per usual. But the simplicity of the moment and their light teasing really made it, I feel. It's understated but it's lovely.

Plums xo

Name: Stella Blue (Signed) · Date: 16 May 2017 03:45 AM · [Report This]
Story:Blackbird Chapter: Chapter 1

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Hi Rose, this review is part of your prize for winning the scavenger hunt and omg this story IS SO CUTE! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! how did I not know about this fic until today I am dying.

“No and you need glasses,” Albus said by way of morning greeting.
“My eyes are just adjusting to-“
“To age,” Albus cut across the excuse.
-- THE SASS right here. hahahaha I love these two. It's been a while since I read True Romance now and I didn't realize how much I missed these characters until I read that branbus fluff and it hit me with the force of the whomping willow. Branbus I missed you.

Cora is THE CUTEST CHILD EVER. Hahaha I can so see this:
Cora whispered, “Do you know what today is?” to her doll. She waited a moment before informing her dads, “I forgot what today is.”

a day off work so they can be the cutest family ever!

“Aren’t you my daddy already?” -- AWWW ♥

I'm sorry I have nothing useful or constructive to say about this. It's just so cute I lost my ability to words properly.

I loved this ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Name: AbraxanUnicorn (Signed) · Date: 15 May 2017 05:58 PM · starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Story:Blackbird Chapter: Chapter 1

Hello! I thought I'd drop by with a review to say thank-you for hosting the brilliant game of CTF last month for us all! I read many of the True Romance chapters completely out of order for a CTF round, if I remember correctly, so now that I'm acquainted with Albus and Brandon, I thought I'd check out one of the associated one-shots.

This is such a cute story with a wonderful happy ending of Al being granted adoptive parent status. Custody is such a tricky subject; at first I was a little outraged that it wasn't automatically granted to step-parents, but thinking about it, if the child has two sets of parents through divorce and re-marriage, automatic status cannot be awarded to both step-parents so it kind of makes sense, I suppose.

I adored the conversations between Brandon and Al in this story; I bet they're always making each oter laugh with silly, witty little quips. Their relationship with their daughter is really sweet too. I like the way that they've taught her to ask politely, but it's lovely that permission is always granted (where possible, ahem). The little paragraph at the end saying how happy Harry is about the adoption is a really nice touch too and gives a whole family feel to this story. I thought this was a really well-written, fun and lovely-to-read fluffy story! Must have a read around your AP again sometime soon :)

Brax X

Author's Response:


Oh dear, thank you so much for coming by with reviews <3 That's so kind and <3 <3 <3

I don't write a lot of fluff (I get into angst too easily, which is why this is short) but writing this was all fun and warmth. So, little backstory -- Cora's mom is dead but there's a muggle uncle. I also was upset at the idea of Albus not automatically being considered a fully legal guardian if something were to happen to Brandon *cough* which might be relevent with the last branbus one-shot you read... 

When they're in a good state, Brandon and Al are my favorite couple to write (except for wolfstar and ronks) because of how much they quip back and forth and are just very sweet. I'm so glad you liked the little closing paragraph -- it was nice to include a little of Harry's perspective and tie in with the larger family there. 

Thanks so much!


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