Wow, what a story! But I feel like this was somewhat an alternate universe. I still loved it, but perhaps it will need that warning. This is due mainly to the fact that Marvolo didn't know of Merope's infactuation until Ogden visited and took them away to Azkaban. Also, Tom did seem much much more kinder than in the books. But other than that, I really enjoyed delving into Merope's thought process! I especially loved what she wrote in her diary, and how you ended it with the locket having nothing inside! It seems so angsty. :)
Wow, this story was really deep. I absolutely loved it!
great story! Merope was characterized excellently, as were the rest of the Gaunts. I'm not sure how I feel about Tom- in the books I have no sympathy here, but you write him as a much kinder character. Excellent work!
Author's Response: Well thank you! :-) As for Tom, I wholly agree with you. But it didn't help this plot much if he was horrible to Merope as well. I felt bad for her. Haha. But thanks for your review!
I was looking through the most recent stories, and I saw this one and it caught my eye because you don't hear much about Merope.
It's really good! You write brilliantly. The only thing I found weird was that it doesn't seem very canon. I'm just a little confused. So this happens before Marvolo and Morfin get sent to Azkaban?
A really good story still. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you! And yes, it does take place before Azkaban. Your review means so much. :-)