Date: 05/26/2009 07:56 AM Title: Family Ties
Wow! What a beautiful bit of work! It was terribly sweet without being saccharine. It was funny in so many places! (Especially Teddy hiding his wet pants in the parlor and asking if he could teach James to tease Victoire and say bad words!) (Oh! And, 'Hodgepiss', that was a hoot, too!)
I liked Luna coming along and just chatting with Teddy, slipping in some words of wisdom in such a way that he didn't feel he was being preached to. Harry treated Teddy with a perfect combination of parent and man-to-man. (Especially when he told Teddy that they'd freeze their bollocks off if they didn't go in. Boys seem to go for that "blokes together" type of thing. It always makes me smile. It makes me remember the boys the men used to be, and look forward to the men the boys will become.) I very much admire the way neither Harry nor Ginny condescended to Teddy.
Aw, heck, you just just did a marvelous job all around! Thanks for sharing it!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! What a wonderful review! *blushes* Everything you pointed out were things I was very conscious of when writing, including keeping Teddy as a 6 1/2 year old boy, and not, say, a teenager dressed as a child. So having you point it all out with such praise is so very flattering! Thank you again! I'm so glad you liked it! <3
Date: 05/26/2009 05:04 AM Title: Family Ties
Very sweet story. Hope there's a sequel sometime.
Author's Response: Thank you! I don't know if I'll get around to a sequel or not (never say never :-P) but - and I didn't intend it, but a friend pointed it out to me - this one is sort of a sequel to another fic I wrote, Hush Little Baby. So who knows if I might inadvertently write a sequel to this one. :)