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Name: 800 words of heaven (Signed) · Date: 02 Dec 2018 11:47 AM · [Report This]
Story:Still Remains Chapter: Chapter 1

Hello! I may have punched a Niffler in its pocket for this review… but blame Kaitlin/TreacleTart, since she told me to do it :P


It feels like it’s been literally years since I visited your page? Is this a true fact? I hope not, but I think it may be the case. I chose this story because I knew that all of your romances were probably going to break my romantic heart, so I thought I’d choose to get my heart broken by some complicated familial relationships instead. This is pure conjecture, by the way – I haven’t even started reading yet.


Okay. Yes. I was right. My heart broke. And then it was sort of put back together again because their relationship will (maybe?) repair… over the course of the next fifty years, naturally. I’m really glad I chose to read this story. There’s not nearly enough sort-of hopeful Aberforth/Albus reunion stories out there. This is a gem amongst them (true fact). I am amazed that they haven’t spoken for almost half a century. Like, they live a mere moody-stroll-through-the-highlands distance apart. What happens when all the staff at Hogwarts goes down to Hogsmeade for after work drinks? What on earth does Aberforth do? How is Albus ordering drinks and food? He literally cannot shout anyone anything if he and the barman don’t speak to each other? So many logistical questions that remain unanswered. That is the true feat of magic, here.


I am so sorry that this review probably didn’t make much sense. As always, your writing was lovely and amazing. May I one day write half as well as you. That’s all I want for Christmas this year :P


Xx 800

Name: basho (Anonymous) · Date: 24 Jan 2018 12:41 PM · starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Story:Still Remains Chapter: Chapter 1

Old animosity took them apart, which makes their parents and sister sad in heaven, however, you had them get closer to  reconciliation. This story let us think how we can mend the relationship broken once by remembering deepness of our own kinships. Blood is thicker than water. I learned that again from your story.


There are many excellent expressions about two brothers in your work, among them, I was very impressed by this:  Albus responded in a way that would seem enigmatic to most but the words were as rank as goat shit to Aberforth.


In your story, Aberforth is still a hot-blooded man.  Albus is vulnerable, seeking for forgiveness and love from his brother. Its contrast is marvelous.




Name: Stella Blue (Signed) · Date: 09 Dec 2017 01:47 AM · [Report This]
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Hi Rose!! I'm really stoked to be reading one of your stories again! It feels like it's been a really long time!


I loved this. There are not a lot of stories about Aberforth so this was a treat to find. And the history between him and his brother is so sad and bitter and regretful, and I think you captured a lot of that in this story - which is impressive for such a short piece! It seemed very realistic, too - the way Aberforth was having none of it because Albus' victory over Grindelwald is still splashed across the news and he's being praised for it but Aberforth knows the backstory and is still so bitter and sad about Ariana.


I loved what made him change his mind, too, and how after all Albus' big dreams and high achieving, it's when he wants something so mundane that Aberforth really begins to believe him. Aberforth definitel seems a lot more grouded, like someone who would focus more on the mundane things anyway, and it's like this is the first time in many years that Aberforth has been able to relate to Albus in a way. So I liked that.


The end is so beautiful, how the battle with Grindelwald has clearly made Albus rethink a lot of things and what he has left - he's realized that special bond family has in which you don't always like each other, but you always have each other's back, and that's what happens here at the end. It was such a wonderful conclusion as they finally talked and began to mend bridges again.


This was great, Rose! Wonderful writing.

Name: Oregonian (Signed) · Date: 17 Sep 2017 04:24 AM · [Report This]
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Hi, Rose.  I enjoyed reading this, just a little Missing Moment that might have occurred, when Grindelwald's final remark made Albus remember what his mother had said so long ago, that someday her two sons would have nothing left but each other. (I used to remind my two children of that, when they quarreled, although they never became estranged like Albus and Aberforth.)  This story is well-written, with graceful sentences and a nice development of the thoughts behind the dialogue.  A barely spoken apology and a barely indicated forgiveness, but a step in the right direction.  Good job.

Name: Rumpelstiltskin (Signed) · Date: 01 Sep 2017 10:25 PM · starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Story:Still Remains Chapter: Chapter 1

Hey, Rose!

I love that feeling of quaintness at the beginning of the chapter (well, before Albus arrives, of course).  I'd imagine Aberforth wouldn't be overly pleased to see his brother after everything that had happened.  

I've always loved the Albus/Gellert dynamic -- having to kill the person you loved.  For Albus, his sacrifice was for the good of the world, and for his family.  To Aberforth, Albus was the indirect reason that Ariana died.  Though Albus seems to want to reconnect with his brother (after having to endure killing Grindelwald), it doesn't seem that Aberforth is ready to accept it.

I do love how they made peace with each other, and how you tied the quote into it, to boot.  The fact that Grindelwald was trying to shake Albus with the quote, and Albus using the words of his mother to both deny him AND toward Aberforths emotion was genius.

I absolutely love the story you crafted around the quote, and how everything tied together in the end!

Amazing job!


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