Lolita love...I've been meaning to review this, and I've just now sat down to do it. Thank Merlin for summer.
You know how Ms. Stockard loves you so much? It's these kinds of things, chica, this kind of writing that is the reason why. The imagery is simply amazing and the characterization is lovely. I think my favorite image you painted was this: She was, after all, the princess of the family, the doted-on only daughter, crimson strawberry sprinkled with sugar in her father’s bowl, her mum’s peaches and cream. Aw! It's just beautiful and very cute. Stood out to me at once.
This whole piece just kind of gives me a fuzzy feeling when I read it, because you created such wonderful imagery that in turn creates a warmth. It ends on such a happy note. Indeed I spend a lot of fanfic time on somewhat depressing fics, and they do seem to be the ones I write, but this was such a nice change. Reminds me that I do like the fluffy stuff, despite my penchant for the Blacks. ;-)
Te amo, chica, te amo.
Good job! This fic is so unique - it's one of the few I have read in which the characters are central. And, in all honesty, I think that's most in line with JKR's work, because (well, for me) Harry Potter is magical because the characters are alive. And by the time you've finished reading, they're your friends.
And, I've already told you, but it's worth repeating - your imagery is amazing. Especially figurative imagery, in the "hope tonics" in particular.
Can't wait for more!
Beautiful! Very nicely done. Please keep writing. ^_^