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Name: Oppungo (Signed) · Date: 01/12/07 17:01 · For: On a Night like this...
I'd been looking forward to this chapter - the Yule Ball! - and it certainly didn't disappoint! One of your best chapters yet, Harald - be proud! You know, I don't think that anyone can have read this far and not be in love with Ariel. It's really sweet that he didn't want to ask a girl, even though it would have spared him embarrassment, because he was afraid of hurting her. I thought that was really nice - another example of making the choice between what's right and what's easy - although come to think of it, asking a girl to the Ball wouldn't have been easy either! Yep, Ariel was pretty much doomed (let alone with the Christian/Nessa thing!). But at least he did the right thing.

And then, to top it all off, he gets a spot! "It was mocking me." That really made me giggle! As well as this being funny it was nice to have the little input of further teenage trials, something that isn't always written in, which should be. I also loved the little paragraph about all the pre-Ball goings-on, they made me smile too!

Poor John - being turned down eight times is harsh! "even the ugly ones." *dies laughing* The whole conversation with John was funny, especially when he thought Ariel was hitting on him! Especially with the "bored" (what John thought was, anyway!) innuendo! I did think it was a little blunt of John though.

I know how I always mention how I love your little details, but I'm going to have to do it again. "My mother had given it to Nessa as a present on her fifteenth birthday." As I always say whenever I point these out, they make the characters and the story so much more three dimensional - and more than that, they always make me smile.

"Let’s just say that if the Yule Ball was a Masquerade Ball, Ornella could go dressed up as a clown." Oh, that made me laugh! Poor Ornella! That probably wouldn't have helped her nerves too much... It was quick thinking of Ariel to cover his spot with his hair - not quite so sure on John's to be honest, but I loved the comment, "You could practically practice Quidditch against that thing."

Are we going to have illustrations of these Ball outfits coming soon to your Dean's Corner thread, Harald? I think we should - they all sound amazing! Nessa's seemed to really suit her (character and appearance), and it was lovely to see Ornella's transformation. The quote of those few paragraphs has to be, "If I wasn’t gay, I’d be all over you," that was brilliant!

"I would never forget her face that day, she seemed so happy." That line was nice - but to me it sounded a little ominous as well, almost as if there wouldn't be many other times like that. Although that's probably the fever, but that's just how I felt the tone of that sentence. *shrugs*

Aw, poor, poor Nessa! Bad enough that she was semi-stood up (Christian's story does seem a little...unimaginative - surely he could have come up with something more daring or respectable to not go with Nessa!), but she also had her Champion dance to do with him, and it's one of the biggest events of the year! I would really not want to be in Christian's shoes when she confronts him!

You know, Ariel should have really pulled a "Your Mum!" on Ivy - what an evil girl! But what was the thing with Nessa's father - was she just annoyed with Ivy generally (I loved her bitch on the moon come back - that was excellent!), or is there more of a story there? "I still remembered that one time in our third year when she thought that practicing kickboxing with the Whomping Willow was a good idea." *dies laughing* Poor Ariel! You know, you should write a prequel to this...

Something that really made me laugh out loud was when Ariel agreed to go and fetch Jacqueline, and he said, "I’ll be back." I just got such a vivid image of Ariel as Arnold Schwarzenegger, with that accent and menacing look, and it just cracked me up! Sorry about that.

One thing I found a little strange was when Ariel saw Bahir and Sahlah, and commented that "They were embracing each other in a fraternal way." I thought that "fraternal" meant brotherly? And from Sahlah's description, so doesn't sound too much like a brother! I would suggest "platonic", but that could just be my point of view/cultural differences.

Aw, bless Ariel! Things really seem to be getting better and better for him - "Please, don't take long." I'm not surprised that comment meant the world to him! And I'm also not surprised Bahir wants to spend time with him! That was really sweet though - Ariel and Bahir are such a cute couple!

"I opened the door of the closet and while I was staring at the inside, I cursed the person who had come up with the spell to make rooms bigger." That was another great line! Boy, would I love to have Jacqueline's (magically expanded) wardrobe though - it sounds amazing! But gosh, what a poor little rich girl, it must be so hard having all those gorgeous dresses! ;-P

My second (and last!) nitpick - "I needed to use the fashion sense I had inherited of my mother if I wanted to get out of there quickly." I would have used "from my mother" instead of "of my mother" - it just doesn't sound right to me with "of".

I liked Ariel's original plan though, just picking one at random! Especially since it brought this great line (which he really should have said out loud!), "“I could’ve done that myself!” she spat. Yes, but you didn’t!" But when they finally picked one - gosh, it just sounds so mesmerising. I really, really want you to draw us some pictures of these, Harald! (Or, you know, just make me one for my prom!)

""Wait!” she yelled. “I forgot about the perfume!” This must be a very sick joke..." *dies laughing* I'm really enjoying Ariel's dry humour here, you should stick him in awful situations more often! Now, my favourite line of the chapter: "mistletoe hung dangerously in every corner of the hall." I just loved that! As it's so true - mistletoe should come with a hazard warning, or at least a blaring siren if you get too close.

Oh, poor Ornella! That is so awful what happened to her - literally breaking a stiletto (and I adored Jacqueline's phrase of that!) in front of everybody! And when she looked so pretty as well. And at least she danced again afterwards, like you're supposed to get straight back on a horse after you've fallen off, that was very brave of her (I hope she repaired her heel though). And it's nice that Nessa managed to have a great time, even without Christian there.

I can definitely see why Bahir would be a distraction from Taylor! And the conversation with Nessa outside was very nice, how worried she was about their friendship, and how strong he knew it was. It made me laugh that Ariel "found it difficult to breathe properly" when he was smoking, though!

But - oh my goodness - Ariel and Bahir's first kiss! And under that "dangerous mistletoe" as well! So romantic, so perfect, so fitting after the day that Ariel's had! I bet he's going to be having sweet dreams tonight!

Author's Response: Hey Kiara!!!! *huggles* I'm so excited, this is probably the longest review I've ever received *squeeee* What a nice way to start a day. Ariel's desicion of not taking a girl to the ball, it was hard for him to go alone, but he sure as hell rathered to go alone than to have another Taylor fiasco. I had to include the pimple part! I mean, who hasn't had a pimple on an important day? I sure have! and more than once. They always manage to pop up when you least want too. It's almost as if they had a mind of their own. "I did think it was a little blunt of John though." Well, that's John to you. He has absoloutly no people skills. He's blunt and always says the wrong things. That's why so many girls rejected him. Not because they didn't want to go with him, but because he asked them the wrong way. I made Emily (Ariel's mother) give the book to Nessa on her fifteenth birthday because Nessa is hispanic, and for hispanic girls their fifteenth birthday it's a huge deal. I would love to draw the dresses of the Yule Ball. In fact, I've always had plans of doing so. Now that I have the time, I think I should do it. "I would never forget her face that day, she seemed so happy." I don't think I meant that Ornella wasn't going to be happy with that comment. Or maybe I did? Right now I'm not sure of many things. Nessa has a complicated story with her father, you'll be seeing more of that in the near future. "Poor Ariel! You know, you should write a prequel to this..." I don't know if a prequel, but I sure have more than enough material to write a sequel. I laughed so much with your Arnold Schwarstneger comment. I hand't realized it, but that line is very Terminator. I'm sorry about the "Fraternal" line. All I wanted to say is that they looked like siblings. Nothing else. It's not romance. I think we all want Jacqueline's magical wardrobe. Of course, I'd want it, but not with dresses. lol They'd probably be in there lots of jackets and coats if it was mine. Thanks for noticing the "from my mother" line. It was such a long chapter, it was hard to see alll of the mistakes. I'm glad you like Ariel's dry humor. I'll make sure to insert him in more awkawrd situations like this in the future. His humor is probably the part I enjoy writing the most. I loved your comment about the mistletoe, I laughed with the image of mistletoes with alarms and warning sings. WARNING: STEP AWAY IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE KISSED I'm so happy you liked this chaper. And Kiara, in case you didn't know, I LOVE your reviews!!!!!!! Thank you so much for another delightful review!

Name: XxTheGreyLadyxX (Signed) · Date: 01/09/07 19:50 · For: On a Night like this...
*dies* PERFECTION. ABSOLUTE PERFECTION AND EXCELLENCE. YAY! Ooo, I loved the kiss. Wonderful. Beautiful. *fangirl sqeal*

Author's Response: *SQUEEEE* Thank you! Thank you!!!

Name: ElizabethAtlanta (Signed) · Date: 01/09/07 11:32 · For: On a Night like this...
You are correct, in the books the girls wear robes, however, the movie has the girls in regular muggle attire.

Plus, I loved the dresses you described too! It would of been a shame not to include them!

And this is a wonderful story! I should be working, instead I read your story. I could not stop reading it. Wonderful job! I look forward to more chapters!

Author's Response: I found out about the robe thing after I had written the chapter, that's why I left it as it is. I would've been sad to see all of the pretty dresses go. Thanks for the review!

Name: Lurid (Signed) · Date: 01/08/07 3:19 · For: On a Night like this...
So, I’ve been an awful reviewer. You’ll have to excuse me for enjoying the story so much. I thought it was quite mean that you ended it like that… but of course, there I the next chapter and the awkward aftermath to look forward to! Other than my own personal rooting for Ariel situation, I thought the way you ended it with the thoughts was especially good! For once I’m reviewing at the end of the chapter, so I can have a look at everything as it comes to me in my mind.

First off, your characterization is just getting better and better! I’m really enjoying Nessa’s character. She’s so.. argh. And real. I love your characters because they deal with so many things that real life people deal with. Like, the situation of being gay. I love how you just make it seem so normal. And by including the teasing you’ve made Hogwarts real. It’s not a place where people are immune from teasing and prejudice. People are knocked about their parentage day in day out there, why should your sexuality be treated any differently?

That dammed pimple! It was causing me so much stress I was about to give it a name. I just thought I’d tell you that I giggled madly with this. Like, insane, knowing giggles. And then bloody Ivy’s comment. I was growling, but saved this quote to giggle at it again. The worst part is, when you know that they’re there.. you just keep touching them unconsciously.

I was impressed at the long sentence I put together in my nervous state. I rather was, too! The incoherency of lust/love is really starting to get boring, so I loved how Ariel was able to blurt out something intelligent sounding! Girls dribbling all over themselves with lots of hyphens and cut of words that make them sound like a failed actor are seen so often, this is a refreshing change.

As our tongues played with each other, our lips massaged, and I let my hand brush his silky hair. Um. Harald. GUH.

I find it hard to comment on this chapter individually, because by reading the story all in one sitting, I’ve gotten to know the characters all at once, and it’s fantastic. I love the development of your writing too; I was talking to Lys and really, it has grown so much better. The imagery, the description and the mannerisms of the characters are all just so believable and unique to each character. It really is amazing to see what a few little things can add to something. Sort of… like Golpalott's third law, where the antidote to the problem makes the story seem fuller and it seems to burst with life.

Author's Response: What are you talking about?? You're not an awful reviwer ar all!!!! In fact you're amazing!! You've reviwed three times already! (I'll stop using exclamations points now). You have no idea of how happy you make me when you say that my characterization is improving. SQUEEEE It is my absoloutley favorite part of writing, so I'm really glad it shows. hehe I felt the need to include the pimple. I mean, who hasn't been there? God knows I had my awful face with pimples. "Girls dribbling all over themselves with lots of hyphens and cut of words that make them sound like a failed actor are seen so often" I laughed so much when I read this, and you're right. Thank you so much for the beautiful review! Really, you've made my day.

Name: DreamingOfRon (Signed) · Date: 01/07/07 17:33 · For: On a Night like this...
can't get enough!!

Author's Response: I'm glad :D

Name: urabloodygit (Signed) · Date: 01/07/07 16:35 · For: On a Night like this...
lol oops sry for the double post, i thought the first one didn't go through. damn my stoneage computer!

Author's Response: LOL, don't worry.

Name: Lurid (Signed) · Date: 01/07/07 9:02 · For: September Morning
Bam. In comes the first sentence and I’ve already headed off to the word document to tell you how gripping it is. That’s really very unprofessional of me, but I thought you’d like to know what an impression - It was very cold; I couldn’t feel my fingers or my face and my toes were buried in the black sand. I didn’t know how I got there, but strangely I didn’t care. - made on me. It’s eerie, and I really like the present tense, it’s very fresh.

A small word of caution – number are generally spelled out manually. So, 9 am would become nine o’clock or nine in the morning. And it’s the same for further down where you mention time, this time in digital format.

I like the withholding of the gender of Ariel. The first time I heard of the story, I was like, ‘As in the mermaid from Disney?’ I like the way you twist people’s perceptions. It sounds like it’s going to be a simple crush on Christian, a hetero one, and then BAM again, Ariel is gay! Fantastic – he’s human right from the start. I particularly like the grumbling morning dialogue, which is very believable considering the early start.

We had the same hair, but hers was long to the shoulders, she was skinny and had very delicate features. This sentence is a little run-on, like you’ve just attached the little detail of her feature onto the end. I’d suggest ending the sentence after ‘shoulders’ but that would make the latter half seem a little choppy. Perhaps you could work something out and elaborate on her facial features, which betray emotions quite well.

Vanessa is a small girl but what she lacked in height she made up with her mouth I change this to ‘lacks’ to keep with the tense. But other than this and those mentioned above, I really didn’t find any errors, just the hunger to read a new story before I totally flop onto my bed in complete tiredness. I can’t wait to read the rest of this, because that line of dialogue at the bottom makes me shiver with anticipation. It gives you a time frame for the story, and also the giddy expectation - The Tournament at Hogwarts!

Author's Response: WOOOOT! I can't believe Steph is reviewing Ariel!! I'm very happy right now. I like the word "Bam". I like how you relate it to the story, and I like that's what it made you feel. It's a good word, I think. I'm going to start using it. I now know the thing with the numbers. You have to keep in mind that this chapter was written a looooong time ago and my writing has improved greatly since then. Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. You're a very careful reader. You've noticed mistakes that nobody else has. Thanks so much for the review, Honey!!!

Name: DreamingOfRon (Signed) · Date: 01/06/07 18:29 · For: On a Night like this...
btw you are an amazing author, this story is the best!!!!

Author's Response: *SQUEEEE* Thank you!

Name: DreamingOfRon (Signed) · Date: 01/06/07 18:25 · For: On a Night like this...
YAY!!! i have been waiting too long for that to happen. i'm so glad they finally kissed!!!

Author's Response: YAY!!! Yes, I know it was a long wait. Thanks for the review.

Name: urabloodygit (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 22:12 · For: On a Night like this...
wow that was one long-ass-Yuletastic-Bahir-kissin slice of a story! this story is amazing, i love it. i love how realistic your characters are! they're so multi-dimensional, you really have the inner workings of human intentions down my friend. and the DRESSES! you have a gift, even the evil physco hoe bitch was dressed well, and Bahir sounded muy guapo tambien.

let me just say, you've outdone yourself. ;D

Author's Response: Thanks for the review!

Name: urabloodygit (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 22:09 · For: On a Night like this...
wow that was one long-ass-Yuletastic-Bahir-kissin slice of a story! this story is amazing, i love it. i love how realistic your characters are! they're so multi-dimensional!1!!! and the DRESSES! you have a gift, even the evil physco hoe bitch was dressed well, and Bahir sounded muy guapo tambien.

let me just say, you've outdone yourself haha.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words!!! You make me blush. Yay!! I've outdone myself!! WOOOT. Thanks for the review!

Name: BeautyInTheBreakdown (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 21:35 · For: On a Night like this...
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!! You were so not kidding when you said it was good and long. I emphasize the word good. I was on the computer at 5:30 this morning. I saw that Ariel was updated, and I ran through my house to get at the printer. I was worried I wouldn't finish reading before I had to leave for school, so I printed first. Have I mentioned that it's AMAZING? I think I've mentioned that about a bagillion times each chapter (it's a rough estimate) Now, shall we start moving through the chapter and commenting on absolutely everything I feel the need to? Yesh, I think I should.

the morning of the Yule Ball I woke up with a huge pimple on my forehead. Haven't you heard?? Pimples are a new fashion statement. All the rage. Only the coolest of the cool get them. I have more to say, but I'll wait 'till later.

they all declined, even the ugly ones. Awwwww.... Johnny boy, I'll go with you!!! I just love John. He's awesome.

“Why the long face?” *pictures John standing in front of a fun house mirror with a long face* actually, I didn't picture that until the second time i read the story...

When John told Ariel that he was his mate, my very first though was soul mate and I was like, NOOOOOO!!!! Ariel is meant for Bahir! I though John was straight! but then I read the next line and it all made sense again.

*takes deep breath* I have... a nitpick!!! dun dun dun... “I’m not asking you out!” I clarified, losing my patience. it seems like Ariel loses his patience rather quickly, especially since Johnny boy is his friend. i think that it would sound better if he lost his patience when he 'spat' at John that time... you know the one... yah...

Oh, I'd like to offer Ariel some of my coverup *or pancake as my dad calls it *eyerolls** that coverup works better than long hair AND magic.

Awwwwwwww. Poor Ariel... Christian and Nessa is a sad thought for Ariel. I think he needs a hug. *hugs* Better? Not so much...

I was really looking forward to seeing him in dress robes. I was sure he would look very handsome. Oh! I agree 100%. Most definately. Bahir in dress robes it tres schmexy. *sexy with extra letters for effect*

Oh! another small mistake... fight back my gagging, reflexes Nessa the comma needs to be moved over one word to the right.

What could have happened in the last four hours that made it impossible for him to come?” I have a theory. It's a really good one... okay, are you ready? So he didn't really get injured during Quidditch. He's actually sitting up in his room with all the lights off and he's depressed to the max.He's realized that he can't live without Ariel, but he knows that Bahir is absolutely head over heels in love with Ariel too... and Christian is worried because he knows that if he had a WWF Smackdown with Bahir, he'd get his pretty butt kicked and he just simply couldn't bear to see Ariel and not be able to shag him right then. SO the only reason he was going with Nessa was to get to Ariel, but since he realized his inability to be with him, he stayed in his dorm all depressed-like. I now I'm right. No need to argue. :)

Good job, Nessa... you know Ivy was walking away scared... the comment on Ariel's pimple was just made out of fear.

Hahaha... I can totally picture Nessa and Ariel getting whooped by the Whomping Willow.

She looked like she didn’t know what to do with the red cape, to wear it or hide it. She was already wearing the cape. it says so.

Clemence is a bum. Puhleeze... too cold out for you?? Get a life. go get your own little miss perfect.

I felt the smile spreading across my face when Bahir came close. He was smiling too. It's love at sixty-bagillionth sight, I swear. My evidence? : Bahir turned around and said, “Please, don’t take long.” AWWWWWWWW Ariel/Bahir is LOVE!

I cursed the person who had come up with the spell to make rooms bigger. hahhahaha... perfect. I love it.

The irony of the whole situation didn’t escape me while I was in there - gay boy in the closet. This is another one. a perfect line.

hehehe... i think that Jaqueline is adorable with all of her stuff. though admittedly, I would be muy frustratedto be stuck picking out dresses for miss perfection.Though i can totally understand her perfume collection. There's loads of it in my room. LOADS.

*facepalm* break a stiletto???!?!?! Crimity. get a life, much??

Ariel!!! Dance with him, you fool!!!!! He's danced with a frickin' curtain for goodness sakes, I think it's safe to say you're not worse than a peice of cloth.

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE!!!! Ariel/Bahir are kissing!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! I squeaked out loud when I read it and my dog started barking at me like crazy.I told him to shut up because he was so ruining the moment. Bahir is so creative. So tecknically, You're majorly amazingly creative.but you already knew that. I can't believe that they're actually kissing!!! Now the only thing I have to worry about is the fact that it's too... perfect? I was talking to G and we decided that if Bahir ever hurts my Ariel, she and I are going to kick his little tree-burning ass all the way to wazoo and back.

Harald, though I saw that you don't like it when you're told you've out-done yourself, there's no other way to say it. When you write a chapter where my dream ship floats, then I'm going to be forced to say it. You've outdone yourself. You have the ability to make your characters so real. The fact that even Ariel Sachs can get a pimple is perfect. the fact that e can't fix it is even better... the fact that Bahir doesn't care is amazing.

I have been finding people in my school that are the characters from AatTC and I found the perfect Bahir today. I feel like walking up to him and asking if he's ever felt the need to snog the guy in my physics class that looks like Ariel. Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you... out of all the billions of banners that you have for AatTC, I like the first one the best... the one with Sean as Christian.

Speaking of Christian... you know how everyone is supposed to see him as a big jerk now *because he is*? Well... I don't I still love him. i just can't hate a guy who I picture Sean Faris each time I see his name. Could you??

I absolutely cannot wait until the next chapter is up. Until then, I guess I'll just have to read this one over and over again. I've practically memorized the last page that printed. That starts right where Bahir whips out the miseltoe. i see that page and I start smiling like mad, you know... all day long, people were asking me why I was smiling. I ignored them and read the page again and again. Brilliant, Harald. Can I say that enough? I don't think so. Fabulousness, Harald, that's what this story is.

~This has been another review by Gabby... even though it wasn't the 200th review.


Author's Response: OMG!!!! Can I just say that I love your reviews? Yes, I can. I love your reviews! I'm sorry I made you run through your house at 5:30 am in look for a printer. lol I can image the siuation in my head. Are pimples the new fashion statement? Really? I had no idea. I better go and get one right now. I hadn't related the word "mate" with "soulmate". I hadn't realized they both use the same word. *ponders* That's a really interesting theory you got going for Christian there, but I won't make any comments. I don't want to accidentally spill the beans. I also have a collection of perfumes, they're not too many, but it's my little collection, that's where I took the idea for Jacqueline. I knew you were going to be happy with the kiss. :D You think it's too perfect? hmmmm, maybe. I won't say anything. Wuahahahaha. You like the first banner the best? I guess that's a special banner, but I like the one I have now better. Don't worry I will change it soon enough. Ariel banners never last too long. It was my master plan to make everyone think that Christian was a jerk. Obviously you didn't fall for it. Thanks so fraking much for the uber fantastic review!!!!

Name: 90glassslippers (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 21:04 · For: On a Night like this...
Finally! Please update soon! I'm totally in love this story!

Author's Response: Thanks!

Name: 90glassslippers (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 21:04 · For: On a Night like this...
Finally! Please update soon! I'm totally in love this story!

Author's Response: I'lll try! Thanks for the review!

Name: dancergirl117 (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 20:45 · For: On a Night like this...
*GASP* I've been waiting for that to happen since...um...FOREVER! I love them together. They're just so cute! lol

I like how you had Ariel say no when Bahir asked him to dance. Just because Ariel is gay, doesn't mean that he doesn't have his moments. He's still a teenager that has awkward and embarassing moments concerning relationships. You showed that perfectly. I love this story. Definitely one of the best stories on MNFF. Can't wait for the next chapter!

[[ I'll keep reading unitl you stop writing . xx . vicky ]]

PS >> These lines had me laughing for like ten minutes!


" “You want to be my date?” he asked. “Ariel, you’re my mate…and a nice bloke, but I’m not…”

“I’m not asking you out!” I clarified, losing my patience. “I was just trying to tell you that I’m going to make sure that you don’t get bored!”

He shot me another strange look.

“Not in that sense, John!” I spat. "


" “He’s right!” added John. “I wish you could look like this every day.” "


There's really not a specific quote for this, because the scene is too long, but I loved the part in the Beauxbatons carriage with Ariel and Jacqueline. It was fantastic; absolutely hysterical.

Author's Response: I know people have been waiting this chapter forever, and to tell you the truth so have I. My beta had a couple of problems and it took her longer to send me the chapter back, but don't worry I don't think it will happen again. I couldn't have Ariel dancing with Bahir in front of the whole school so early on in the story, he had to say no! I'm glad you liked the scene between Ariel and John, I had fun writing it. Thanks so much for the review!!!

Name: aintcrazy4you (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 19:08 · For: On a Night like this...
OMG! I loved it! *squee* I loved it! I was tottally awesome! They finally kissed! *squee* I loved it!

Author's Response: *SQUEEE* I love that you loved it! Thanks for the review!!

Name: Blinded Moon (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 17:36 · For: On a Night like this...
At the end of this chapter, I pretty much combusted. I was screaming and waving my arms wildly and the works. I like all the little things and details you included. I also think I see a bit of foreshadowing, with things such as Christian and maybe a possible friendship with Jacqueline. I'm a big fan and I can't wait until the next chapter!!

Author's Response: I got scared when I read the word "combusted" but then I understood what was what you were trying to say and I huge smile spread across my face. Let me tell you that you're not completely far off with the foreshadowing things. I'll leave it at that. Thanks so much for the review!

Name: GryffindorGoddess (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 15:51 · For: On a Night like this...
Wow, very eventful chapter! It was very well put together and the detail of the ball and events leading up to it are fantastic. I especially loved the part where you described clowns as lunatics! And then Ariel goes and gets his first kiss from Bahir! I tell you I really wasn't expecting that at all, but what a wonderful turn this story has taken! I did feel sorry for Ornella though, not being able to keep up with the dance and hten breaking her shoe. Poor gal. At least Borislav was able to chee her up though. :)

There were a couple of minor things you might not have noticed while writing (a shortcoming I'm very familiar with myself, lol). Towards the beginning of the story you left out the word the in "I’m going to be [the] laughing stock of Hogwarts!” Also at the end where Bahir is coming to talk to Ariel, you say his "heart is raising" but I think you mean "racing".

Other than that this is a terrific chapter and a credit to your writing abilities! Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next installment.

Author's Response: Yes, I know the chapter was a bit long, but I didn't feel like cutting it into two parts because then it would've ruined the flow (or at least I think so). Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. I'll go and fix them (sometime). Thanks so much for the review. I'll go and review yours one of these days. :D

Name: thisisfun (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 15:18 · For: On a Night like this...
I love this chapter, this story, this author. You're awsome. Post more as soon as it's good enough.

Author's Response: WEEEEE, thank you. I'll try to update as soon as posible.

Name: Uliso (Signed) · Date: 01/04/07 3:18 · For: On a Night like this...
Well, firstly I would like me to say that this is not gonna be one of those huge reviews that some people do, but as my first post I thought your story deserve it, so let’s begin. Recently I realized the wonderful world of fanfiction and as the seven and last book of the Harry Potter Series approaches logically, or maybe not, my interest for this stories grows higher, specially the ones about alternate universe and I consider your story as part of this group, because your story doesn’t try to explode the universe of Rowling but expand it in a way that almost any story that I found do. Your story is so well structured that keep everyone who read it wanting for more, so I would like me to say that you keep your excellent work though you should do it quicker cause the readers, or at least me, are avid for more chapters. By the way I hope you understand my poor English. Congratulations for your amazing story from Luis.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review!! I don't mind if the reviews are long or short as long as they say something precise, and yours did. I hope you have a wonderful time in the world of fan fiction, and your English is not that bad. Again, thanks for the review! I'll try to update faster.

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