Reviews For Dust in the Wind
Reviewer: thesmart1
Date: 10/11/10 4:36
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Amazing. *tear

Author's Response:

Thank you. :D

I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Have a lovely day. 

~Jess

Reviewer: lovelilyjames
Date: 03/12/10 9:30
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

I love it, even though I'm a Rose-Scorpius shipper. But this is pure romance, delicate, elusive, like music & fine wine....

Author's Response:

Welcome back!

I'm a Rose/Scorpius shipper as well, but this was for a challenge prompt to pair Scorpius and Dominique, so this was the result. I was really happy with it, and due to popular demand, I even wrote a sequel called These Games We Play, which expands on the events in this story.

I'm so glad you like my work, and I hope to see you again some time. Take care and happy reading!

Jess

Reviewer: IckleRonnieX
Date: 02/22/10 0:37
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Jess, wow. This was amazing. I loved this. I've never read Dominique/Scorpius but this was so good!

Yeah. I just wanted to say that :p

Ronnie

Author's Response:

Wow, thank you so much!

Truthfully, I just wrote this one in about four hours for the Fiction Junction 'I Challenge Thee,' but the response for this has been amazing. I guess it's because Rose/Scorpius and Lily/Scorpius are all fairly common, but Dominique is a seldom explored character. I wasn't even sure if this story would crack 100 reads and two reviews, but I'm tickled to say that, due to popular demand, I've written a parallel piece for the Great Hall Challenge, which will further explore this story both before, during and after. The marvelous Apurva has it now. :)

Anyway, thanks for leaving a review, and I am so glad that you liked the story. Take care and happy writing!

Jess

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 02/16/10 4:46
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Jess!

I'm so into Next-Gen at the moment so I've been excited to read your Dom/Scorpius and NOW IT IS HERE! I really loved it and how you spanned over quite a length of time in a one-shot without the fic feeling rushed. I think your characterisation of Scorpius and Dominique was really great as well. One thing I would have liked to see was more about Dom's relationship with Victoire. You touched on it a bit and it intrigued me especially since I'm a younger sister myself. I hope you expand on this fic in the future or at least write more of the pairing because I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Julia XD

Author's Response:

Yay, you all are turning me into a review crackhead, I'm telling you!

I've decided to write a parallel story to this one for one of the Great Hall challenges, which will feature more about the both of them, plus touch on her insecurities, as well as some of Scorpius's. They have the potential to be the most ridiculously attractive couple known to man, so I must do them justice.

Would it be remiss of me to say that I didn't think that this fic had turned out as well as I'd wanted it to? It sounds a little self-indulgent, but if I had done everything that I'd wanted, it would have ended up with multiple chapters, lol. Stay tuned, because I believe I like these two, especially enough to do them in multiples. :D

Jess

Reviewer: Gmariam
Date: 02/15/10 13:01
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Oops, I thought this was for the 'Forbidden Love' prompt in the Great Hall. Teach me to start a story late at night and finish it the next day. Sorry. It would be a great entry for that challenge if you could enter it in both! As for the prompt you were given in Fiction Junction, it fits that one perfectly as well and I think that whoever issued the prompt will be very happy with it. You are a very talented writer! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Aww, thank you. I really hadn't expected for this piece to get the kind of response it has, but I've had 6 reviews in about 30 hours, which is, oh, I don't know...fan-FREAKING-tastic!

Because I love these two so much, now, I think I'm going to write a parallel story for the 'First Love' prompt, as I am using my newly completed Albus/Scorpius for the 'Forbidden Love' prompt.

In case you're interested, it was Carole's prompt that I got, even though she had meant to use Roxanne instead of Dominique, but if she had, I don't think it would have turned out so well.

Thanks for reviewing, and you, as always, have made my day.

Jess

Reviewer: Gmariam
Date: 02/15/10 12:54
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Lovely story! You captured the prompt perfectly- their potential relationship definitely has that 'forbidden' quality to it. You also described Domonique's feelings really well. I enjoyed her 'voice,' especially the humorous lines. The only thing I wanted more of was Scorpius's story. For some reason, I had this underlying distrust of the Malfoy name that wouldn't go away and I kept thinking he was playing her. Of course, I don't know how you would include that in a story written from Domonique's POV! And you addressed it at the end, which was really sweet. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

In my planned sequel/parallel story, I intend to incorporate both of them and to address more of Dominique's personal insecurities and Scorpius's motives for essentially playing Lily. Neither of them are bad people, but there are some lessons that they both must learn before they can have a happy ending.

Writing from Dominique's POV was the only choice, because it would have seemed odd to write from his POV and her actually accept his invitation and his advances. I needed to show how hard and awkward it was for her to come to terms with her feelings and this new-found interest in someone that she thought she'd never come to care about.

Thanks for reviewing (twice, lol), and I'm so glad you liked it. Take care and happy writing!

Jess

Reviewer: Kaiserin
Date: 02/14/10 23:06
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

He was insufferable, he was relentless, and, oh, Merlin’s knotted knickers, he had a dimple!

Sooooo Funny!! I liked very much all the humor you imbued into the fic!! Very enjoyeble, even though I think Scorpious was an awful git for using poor Lily to get information on Dominique! What an arse! You really shouldn't like someone like that girlie!!

Otherwise, great fic!

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for leaving a review!

I tried to capture the madness of what goes on in a seventeen year old girl's head when she likes someone she ought not like. It's a little out of my realm, as I don't particularly remember much about being seventeen myself, but I do know the feeling of breaking the realm of impropriety. My goal overall was for this to be funny for everyone but Dominique, and so far, Merlin's knotted knickers has been a hit. It's one of my favorite things to do, manufacturing a new 'Merlin's insert-a-word' phrase, so for those who read a lot of my work, it becomes sort of a treasure hunt.

Due to clamoring for more of these two, I do plan on a sequel...sometime. Not sure when, but it will be in a month or so. If you wish to find out more, it shall be coming. Again, thank you for taking the time to read and review - it's like author candy, ya know. Take care!

Jess

Reviewer: hestiajones
Date: 02/14/10 10:34
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

Hello!

So, here I am. I liked the sound of Scorpius/Dom. It is a fresh take on Next Gen Pairings. (Although, of course, nothing beats Rose/Scorpius.):P

Anway, I enjoyed the sexual tensions in this fic; there's always something attractive about guys who are confident about their charm. Scorpius was, therefore, quite nice to read.

I did tell you about my reservations about Dom in this fic; I think I'd love to have another one-shot (maybe, a prequel?) that would show me a more detailed side of her. Like Carole below, I found her relationship with her sister interesting, and I think the insecurity gives a new dimension to her overall personality.

But - I still loved the fic. It was sexy in many parts, and...well, sexiness is always a plus point. The ending was great, too.

Write more of these two.

Love,
Natalie.

Author's Response:

I don't know about a prequel, but I do plan a sequel with more details about her in general, not just her in the current line of the story. Honestly, to do everything I wanted to do with the story would have taken at least four chapters the size of the entire one-shot, so I had to sacrifice in the name of keeping it shorter.

However, now that it's out there, the Scorpius/Dominique ship is officially floating through my head, and they're definitely going to be coming out to say hello. :D

Jess

Reviewer: Rislans88
Date: 02/14/10 8:29
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

this was so sweet and delightful. you write incredibly well!

Author's Response:

Well, thank you very much! ^_^

It was a rather indulgent bit of fluff on my part, but I'm really happy about how it turned out. Now that I have the scene set, though, I think I'm going to either expand this into a chaptered fic or write a sequel. I'm so glad you liked it, and thank you so much for reviewing.

Jess

Reviewer: Equinox Chick
Date: 02/14/10 6:33
Chapter: Dust in the Wind

I love it ... but you've split up my new OTP so I also hate it. *sigh* Sorry this won't be a particulalrly cohesive review (for one thing, I keep getting interrupted on AIM). I want to pick out some great lines, but there are honestly too many. I LOVE their kisses and the feeling he evokes in her. His arrogance at the beginning is pretty darn close to perfect. And I could not stop grinning at Merlin's knotted Knickers - ha ha.

I would, though, have liked to see a bit more of her insecurity about Victoire. It came as a bit of a surprise to have that part of the story at the end, so maybe a bit of foreshadowing as she's examining her reflection or something?

However that's minor and only because you asked for crit. I'm so pleased that my challenge has provided such a good story - Well Done ~Carole~

Author's Response:

I find myself enamoured with this pairing, now. I was actually kind of upset on their behalf that they weren't together in the end, even though it was my story, and I could have, theoretically, written it any way I chose. However, my little muse told me that they couldn't be together, because it wasn't right, and I didn't have the necessary word count left to make it happen, lol, so I had them dance the night away, enjoying one last time together before they both realised that it was just not meant to be.

Damn you Brits and your insidious alternate spelling. I'm way too in character with the WIP at the moment. :D

Jess

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