Date: 10/24/2008 10:09 PM Title: The Inevitable Hour
Wow...so tortured and sad. But loving at the same time.
War is such a monstrous thing. It takes so much from people. I wanted to explore that gradual loss of innocence, that hardening that everyone in a difficult situation goes through. I think the saddest thing in this is probably the things that I didn't write. People can imagine for themselves what Angelina and Fred's relationship could have been like, were it not for the war, and it makes the reality all the more heartbreaking.
Date: 10/14/2008 07:09 AM Title: The Inevitable Hour
One of the best stories I've read in a long time.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I worked really hard on this one, and I think it's one of, if not the best thing I've ever written, especially considering I rarely write het and I'd never written Angelina before. I'm really grateful I took part in Weasley Fest, because without Really Corking's prompts and requests to inspire me, I would never have written this story.
Date: 10/04/2008 08:11 AM Title: The Inevitable Hour
I love all things Angelina, Fred, and George, and I really enjoyed this. I loved how you told the story in snippets over time...you always gave just enough to let me know how the relationship developed, but not too much to weigh down the story. I hope that you keep it going with George and Angelina and their kids. Thanks!
Thank you! What a lovely comment!
I wrote this for Weasley Fest as a bit of a challenge to myself. Het's really not my thing; most of my stories are slash. I do love the twins, though, and this story was a brilliant chance to really delve into what makes them tick. How they're different, how they're the same, to what degree they're independant, and to what degree they're reliant on each other. It was a chance to show their codependance without it verging into twincest (which is something else I like to write on occasion). So many people write the twins as being identical in word, deed and personality, when there are clear indications in canon that this just isn't the case.
So, because this story was pretty much a character study of the twins, there won't be a sequel. Fred's not there in the future, so the tone and the focus of a sequel would be radically different. Also, as this is one of those rare stories that I'm satisfied with, I'm not going to go fiddling with it or try to add to it. A lot of things are more powerful just being what they are, and I feel that this story is one of those sort of things. :)