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Name: A H
(Signed) · Date:
07/09/09 0:48 · For:
Dead and Gone
Now don't go thinking you can make me feel bad for the losses of the Death Eaters. xD Well, I suppose there's an exception for Draco, but never mind that.
I love how you've shown two sides of the story here; Molly and her brothers and a Death Eater and his comrades. While the loss of a blood brother is painful, the loss of a brother in arms is also just as painful, and, though we're seeing the side of an enemy to good, I think you've shown that well. I also love how you've linked these two stories by surroundings and by similar situations, further linking the lives of people fighting for different sides.
The scene at the burrow was just lovely. I haven't often imagined the Weasley household in a time where all the characters we know are in diapers or just out of them, and I think you two have—even in this dark time—brought a very interesting light upon the time. The characterization of Molly was absolutely enjoyable, as was seeing Fred and George as toddlers. The two of them stick fighting in the name of their passed Uncles is… very… sad and adorable.
I think you're take on the prompt was slightly less… hmm… involved than the other entries I've read. There isn't as much length nor story here, but in absolutely no way is this story less touching. Even though you chose the war that we are not familiar with, you've shown how loss touched those who fought in the first war against Voldemort. I think that the message of "Dead and Gone" not only applies to the story—how the losses were overlooked because of the triumph—but to the time period that's overlooked because of the greater losses that occurred in later times.
Lovely story here: short, bitter-sweet and to the point, and absolutely enlightening.
Author's Response: Mdmes Padfoot and Prongs (ahem *claim) would like to thank Ari for her amazing review.
We both had a lot to do during the time of the challenge; I don't know if maybe it would have been longer had we both had more time. I'm very glad you enjoyed our story, and again thank you so much for this review – we love long reviews :D *hugs*