Another stonking chapter! House elves?! Gosh, Hermione really has been pushed to her limit, hasn't she! And on the basis that intellectually, there somewhere between dogs and humans. I absolutely do think it's what she'd do in those circumstances but - oof! - it's a bit of a change, isn't it?
That was impressive accidental magic! And Hermione tried to hide in a school for the blind using a disillusionment charm - that's so Hermione!
Poor Hugo! His world is really falling apart, isn't it? Huddleson is well written. A Year 6 teacher who shouldn't be in a primary school and a Special School techer who doesn't really understand the disability he's supposed to be handling. I've met both. And now Hugo has been left at school. It's no wonder he's perpetually grumpy!
Oof! That was a chapter and a half. Hermione slapped Hugo! That shows how out of her depth she's getting - I don't believe she'd do it normally. And Hugo did some spectacular accidental magic!
I really like Neil. And you are really clever with his dialogue: there's enough idiom for me to really 'hear' his Irish voice, without falling into cliche.
I must admit I rather skimmed over the quidditch bits. It's not personal, just that sport does nothing for me. I like that you had the match going on over night though and not just the usual action-packed two hours.
And Lucy came out of her shell away from the censorious stare of her father!
Loved the line that Hermione and Rose were visiting another tourist attraction if there were any left. I can just imagine Hermione dragging them to every historic site in Ireland!
Another great chapter, anyway, quidditch notwithstanding.
I greatly enjoyed Rainfall and I'm enjoying this too. Actually, is enjoy the right word for such an angsty piece? It's gripping stuff, anyway.
Poor old Hugo, being pushed out. Hermione just isn't coping, is she? I like Neil, but Hermione just doesn't get her.
I'll have to have a look at the British Question.
Any chance you could give a pronunciation guide for the Gaelic words? I hate not knowing how to pronounce them.