another great chappie. a potter scared of heights? sounds more like a granger. :)
i loved the head boy's speech! very fitting! bloody brilliant i say! hihihi. :D
i think its great these three became hufflepuffs! its true though that coming from the families and experiences they did, and being in the same year as the young malfoy, that these cousins might long for fairness and a new outlook from those around them. your premise for this story is very original.
yaay! i like albus' thoughts regarding his dad never having brought him to hogwarts. that was a nice touch!
Cool! Glad you like it!
oh wow. i like how u made them friends! i think you really have the tone of their personalities. similar to their parents but just different enough that although their parentage shows, they are still individuals. its funny, before reading your fic i had been thinking about victoire and how i think she would have strawberry blonde hair, and then i read yours and you had victoire in it! so im not the only one to think her hair would come out strawberry blonde. :)
Wow! Great minds think alike I guess! I think that people who make the second gen an amalgum of their parents are not doing enough thinking. Glad you're enjoying it keep reading!
UGHHHH! JKR would burn you at the stakes. How could the son of HARRY POTTER be in HUFFLEPUFF? They're a load o' duffers. Shame on you!!! :(
I guess I could respond with venom, or with arch sweetness, or with apathy...but how about this...shame on JK for not exploring that House, the Potter universe is darker for it...shame on you for not having imagination enough to explore this possibility. Fortunately for you there are plenty of Albus in Gryffindors, or Slytherins for you go be comfortable with. Thanks for stopping by!
I like this, and my 9 year old daughter likes it. anxiously awaiting update. From my daughter..."write on!!!"
Well it's updated...part one of chapter 10...hope to get the rest to you guys shortly!
That is confusing! I had to read that one twice b4 i go tit!!!!!11
and when i did it was terffic!!!!!!!
I am glad you took that time to re read!
Yes, I've sat here and read most of the whole story! I couldn't stop!
I loved the interplay with Andy and Cissy. Very well done. That Summoning could come in handy, couldn't it? Especially since it MIGHT work on a Weasley that was loyal to a Black, seeing as how Septimus Weasley did marry Cedrella Black way back when?
The issue of Cormac is also very intriguing. Will he only age at about a ratio of 3:1 then? When the Trio is 17, will Cormac be 13 or 14, depending on the calendar birthdays? Will he be a "7th Year little child?"
As I've said so far, very well done. I love it, even though Albus in Slytherin is my fanfic of choice. This one is just great!
I decided to respond to your last review...because Mugglenet's review response system is so unwieldy! Cormac only ages slower when he is in the land of the Leprechuan. To him our last 30years seems like just three of his. Glad you are enjoying this story. I love it when somebody is so hooked they have to read all I've posted it means I am doing something right! So thanks for all of the responses. And as for your question in Chapter 2 yes them making the choice to get into the boat with Scorpius was very symbolic...it was the same choice Harry Potter had when he went with Ron over Draco in reverse. I'm glad you understoon the significance! Oh and a lot of my discription of the Hufflepuff common room came from JK herself in one of her interviews. I elaborated on it. Glad you like The Cellar!
I think I see where this is going, and I like it.
There's so much good stuff in this chapter, I don't know where to start! Real excitement, and a totally believable climax.
Great description of the Hufflepuff Common Room and how to get there. I would never have seen it like this, but it makes perfect sense - badger tunnels.
Given the title, I figured this was going to happen; still, it didn't take the shock out of it at all! The Sorting is very well written. I never considered a fanfic using Hufflepuff as the House of choice, but this is just great.
The best line, I think: "...he had a chance to be his own boy for the first time in his life, same as Scorpius."
Indeed, turning everyone and everything "on its ear", as you wrote. Excellent!
The best part of this chapter was the decision - which is exactly what it was - that basically cements the new Trio's friendship when they ask Hagrid to put them all in the same boat. I sense a bit of metaphor here, as well?
Very well done, in fact, amazingly close to the way I'd always imagined this new Trio meeting up on the Express. I really liked the sarcasm that got them all to laughing. Looking forward to reading the rest of it.
I've been searching for a good next generation fic about little Albus for a long time and i'm absolutely ecstatic that i've found this fic. I've just read all the posted chapters and I love what you're doing with the characters! The sorting was well-thought and original. I've read some reviews saying that they didn't like the sorting. I think it was brilliant. Like everybody expected Albus and Rose to be in Gryffindor and Scorpius to be in Slytherin.(That would’ve been boring, wouldn’t it?) I like how you depicted the trio as individuals rather than cookie-cutter Malfoys, Potters, Weasleys. Also your original characters are very interesting and well creative(the transfiguration teacher Freya Bast was cool), the staff and the trios housemates (I like the leprecaun dude lol), etc. Anyway keep the good work! I'll be checking for updates =)
Glad you're liking this! I know that all three being in Hufflepuff violates JK's unspoken distaste for the House. (evidenced by having only one good character from there and no scenes in the common room) I am still amazed taht nobody thought of this House as a place for Albus it all seems so obvious to me now...stay on for the ride this byzantine mod system makes it hard to update sometimes!
This is very good!
I like how you've created some new staff members, rather than assuming that all the ones we know about would be still teaching/still alive (love Filch's ghost!) and you've obviously thought very carefully about there names.
There are some excellent details that you've picked up from interviews too, like the description of the Hufflepuff common room.
I have read someone else's comment about spelling and I appreciate that you're using British spellings, but I thought I'd let you know that you have the occasional American word and some very American-sounding phrases in there still, for example, we don't use the word "bangs" in England, we say "fringe". I think you could improve this story by trying to use more British vocabulary.
Keep it coming!
Alas you British folk certainly have an advantage over this poor Southern boy! I realize it's a whole nother language with its own nuances and slang and plus I am writing about a closed society taht only exists in JK's head, added to the fact that this society is twenty years beyond her books...its a tough row I tell you!
thanks for your interest!
This looks cute! I shall be checking for updates.
Add it to your favorites it will inform you of my updates...see you at the next one!
Stay with it I think you'll like whats coming up.
I truely LOVE this story. Anxiously awaiting the continuation. Now I went and messed myself up by reading as soon as you have posted this time, OH well, I will keep watch "Constant Vigilance". Thanks for a story that allows the reader to be engrossed to the point where when the end comes it is a complete surprise that there is no more to read.
Thanks! WOW I just read the notification email that it was approved! Yipes you are fast LOL! I'll keep posting if you'll keep reading!