*gasp* Wow!!!!! This is so...PERFECT! It's so poignant and sweet and sad... The writing is gorgeous and, honestly, flawless, as are the characterisations. I like, too, that you took something from canon--a small detail that I never even noticed-- and crafted a beautiful story around it. You did a wonderful job of Petunia comparing her love of Vernon to Lily and James' love--it was very touching and sad. I can really imagine that special sight of all the falling stars; wonderful imagery on your part! Definitely one of my favorites.
This is very original, I really like it. It was very sweet and romantic and yet sad at the same time. Brilliant job!
I loved the total contrast between the relationships of the two sisters.
Lovely story. I really liked it. And your addition of Snape even before Dh came out.
I like how you came up with this story. I wasn't sure how he was going to make the stars fall until you mentioned DD. I like how it fits in with the first book, and it was a nice L/J story.
Ohh. Omg... I'm in love with it. Make the stars fall down... *dreaming*
Cute. I love stories about Petunia, and I think you've done a good job of capturing her feelings of inadequacy and of wanting to please everyone in this one. Also, I like the idea of making the stars fall, and Petunia's mixed feelings about Harry. Vernon is an... I mean, a... pig... though!
Good, very good, I liked it alot, and I dunno if I ever notived the falling stars thing.
That was really good!
i loved your portrayal of lily and james' relationship. vernon was so awful, i felt desparately sorry for petunia! how could she love a guy like that? the idea behind the story was quirky and original, i liked it!
I loved it, it was really amazing. I like how you showed how traped Petumia felt. She wasn't in the kind of rleationship she wishes she was in. Not with James persay, but just that strong, passionate, can't-live-without-you love. Please keep writting. Loe always...
Aw soo adorable and I loved it! I think James's first meeting with the Evans would've gone something like that, and the idea of the stars falling was just great. Soo original! I really liked it- well done!
Author's Response: Thank you, Kerian. I'm always happy to get a review from you. Wouldn't it be great if everyone could have the stars fall for them?
Wow, this was a really interesting story and very original at that, you don't see many stories with Petunia and Vernon in them pre-Harry.
Petunia and Lily's relationship and the way they interacted was perfect. Petunia was cold because Lily was strange, yet Lily tried to be nice though she really didn't understand Petunia. It reminded me a bit of Glinda and Elphaba's relationship in Wicked if you've ever seen that. It was pretty solid and very in character.
I also liked Petunia and Vernon's connection, I think a lot of people would say they were too nice to each other but they were sweethearts and before that night, they were very much in love. I suppose technically they were still in love after that night but like you said "nothing was ever the same". So I liked the chemistry you put between them, and how Petunia had convinced herself that he was the one. After all they had a lot in common.
I also think Mr. And Mrs. Evans were pretty clear cut and accurate for how their daughters are. I know their part wasn't big, but it worked for me.
There were a couple things that bothered me though: 1) Lily and James seemed a bit casual for this first meeting, arriving by apparation upstairs? You think they would at least apparate to the front door or something. Also just in general you think they would act a little more upright rather than like kids. 2) This one is a bit silly but I noticed it anyway...Petunia says the bridesmaids dresses are pink and her mother says it will match her complexion; but Petunia is getting married so she won't be wearing a bridesmaid's dress.
Othe than that I can't think of anything else but that it was very good. I admired your tie-in with the stars, it was very impressive and a good plot bunny to go for. It really defined Vernon and Petunia's relationship. Like I said before it's orginal and very well done. ~Ashley
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, Ashley, I'm glad that you are interested enough in this story to leave such a thoughtful review. In response to the things that bothered you... ...Do you really think that they would have apparated outside, with the Evans family living in a muggle town? I think that would be a little too suspect. And yes, perhaps it seems a little immature to you, however, they are only seventeen, and James liked to have fun. I like to think that he and Lily are excited to have dinner at her house and ready to show the joys of their relationship. ...The bridesmaid reference was one of Petunia's subtle gibes at Lily. She chose pink knowing that Lily's complexion doesn't exactly suit pink, and her mother catches this. The colors of the wedding are everywhere, in the flowers, decorations, etc...I can see Petunia trying to make herself as beautiful as possible, and revelling in the fact that Lily (should she choose to include her) will not look as beautiful in comparison. So there you are--just to let you know where I was coming from with those decisions.
That was amazing...fantastic....brilliant! I loved it! It was like a fairy tale! Every woman in the world must want a boyfriend like James. You made this story so alive...so interesting...so beautifull. ~10
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and yes, wouldn't it be lovely if we could all see a starry show like that one day!
Wonderful, this one! Really, an amazing job! Keep it up!
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Very good story. I am impressed. Keep up the good work
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.
Speechless. My absolute FAVOURITE story in General fics. 10/10. You're an excellent writer!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm flattered.
wow, that was wonderful! It had such a beautiful ending. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you, Salina. I appreciate your review.