Oh my. This pairing is very intriguing. However, I believe that Cassandra would have been much older than Dumbledore, if she was even alive when he was. Just a thought...
Nevertheless, I'm VERY IMPRESSED that you've finished such a large undertaking. Makes me reminisce of the work of renowned authors like Magical Maeve and Ashwinder. :)
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Author's Response: Yes. She was rather old, and done with most oif her life when she met Albus. He was young, and deeply in love. I'd like to think she was his first true love and the one that he never got over losing. Until McGonagall came along, of course ;)
Author's Response: Thank you.
You did a good job with this one. I hope your weekend goes better than week.
Author's Response: Thank you! It has been going much better. I'm re-finishing chapter 20, since the computer had a minor mishap before I could save the end of the chapter. I'm going back to finishing it again. :)
I think you captured the connection and love Albus & Cassie shared. I love these little snippets of side stories you give us. I also thought the end was so VERY realistic. First denial, then desperation 'what am I supposed to do now?'. Beautifully written, as always!
Author's Response: I answered this, I know I did, but then it deisappeared. Just like my favorite pencil. How am I supposed to write chapter 21 without it? Damn. I'd better designate a new favorite pencil, but first, I have to finish this reply.
I believe what I said before was along the lines of:
I suspect that the love that Albus felt for Cassie was one of the many reasons that he pushed Harry to understand/accept the power of love in his life. After all, if they were sufficiently in love to be able/willing to perform the Phoenix charm, it must be a love so pure... I am glad you liked the ending. It was hard for me to write. We all know that Albus went on to live a fulfilling life as there's nary a peep about not being able to live in the books, eh? Anywho. I like the idea of Albus and Cassie together, it puts a new spin on his dislike of Divination and Sybill's lack of real skill.