That was good it was charaterized really well and I like Rob his feelings seemed realistic
Author's Response: Thanks for leaving a review, I'm glad you thought it was well-characterised and seemed believable. Thanks for reading! ~Katrina
This is a good story. You characterized all the characters (forgive the pun) really well, and your OC, Rob, was really well drawn out. Thumbs up!
Author's Response: Thanks for such a lovely compliment! I find some of these characters (especially Harry and Ron) quite hard to write, so I'm glad they came across well. And I'm glad you thought Rob was a good character too. Thanks again very much for taking the time to leave this lovely review ~Katrina
Lisa was in D.A too, I think. Nice fic, I like it!
Author's Response: Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I haven't logged in for quite a while. I'm glad you liked this story. I'm fairly certain Lisa wasn't in the D.A, although often people speculate that she may have joined in 7th year, but the canonical 5th year DA list is here - http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/da.html - and she's not there. I think in fact the only time she's mentioned in canon is when she's sorted, although I may be wrong on that. Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time to review and tell me you liked the story! ~Katrina
Yes, I definitely enjoyed this! It's a huge thing for a Muggle to adapt to living with magic, but I think someone as relaxed as Mandy would be easy to live with, and Rob will be fine.
As you say, he can't marry Hermione (what substance was there really to a primary school crush?) but of course he had to solve the mystery before he could recognise the reason for his fascination and move on. I think you conveyed his tense, flustered personality very well.
Lisa Turpin is in fact mentioned in the Sorting, but Kevin, Su and Stephen are in the classlist only. I noticed you swapped Stephen with Michael so there would be enough boys in Ravenclaw (I do that too).
And I hope Rob will live happily ever after because there are certainly some advantages for Muggles who marry wizards.
Author's Response: Thanks for another review :). Yes - obviously Rob and Hermione were never going to be a couple, and there was very little substance in his crush on her, it was more of a fascination because she suddenly disappeared, rather than any particular attraction to her. Whoops, I missed that Lisa was also mentioned in the Sorting. I'm not quite sure what you mean that I swapped Stephen with Michael... in 'my' version, Terry Boot, Michael Corner, Anthony Goldstein, Kevin Entwhistle and Stephen Cornfoot are the Ravenclaw boys, whilst Lisa Turpin, Su Li, Mandy Brocklehurst, Padma Patil and Morag McDougal are the girls. I didn't mention Terry, Michael, Anthony or Padma in this fic as I thought they would have kept separate due to being in the DA - there must have been some sort of disagreement or something. And as for Morag... well I sort of forgot about her. And yes I do believe that Rob will live happily ever after - there are certainly times when magic freaks him out, but gradually he learns to get used to it and to understand other witches and wizards. I think it was important that in this he got to know other magical people as people, and he didn't just label them as 'weirdos'. And yes, there certainly would be advantages for him! ~Katrina
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing this (and In Ruins). If you liked both of those you might want to look at some of my other fics :). Thanks!
that's a nice story! though, how about the Statute of Secrecy?
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. The reason Mandy hadn't told Rob about her magic for a couple of years (since they started dating) was because of the Statute of Secrecy - I assumed that at some point people must be allowed to tell someone whom they're in a close relationship with. I probably should have put more focus on Mandy telling Rob that he couldn't tell anyone about her magic though, so thanks for pointing that out, I might add something in there. Thanks for the advice!
Very good! I bet there are loads of stories of muggles who wondered what happened to their classmates! Wonder if anyone every missed Harry? I liked very much how Rob didn't make an idiot of himself when he did finally meet her and that he stayed true to Mandy! Very nice!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Yes I'm sure there were people who missed Harry, but they were probably too afraid to say anything in case it somehow got back to Dudley... I'm glad you enjoyed this fic!
First reveiw! :D
Ooooh. Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a veiw of the Wizarding World quite like this. I liked the little thing about him being sort of in love with Hermione. It was, I think, an interesting twist, and made me wonder if he was going to fall in love with Hermione again and leave Mandy. Fun to read.
I did find it a bit odd that Rob would be thinking about Hermione still after so many years,however. But I really like the story!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing so quickly! I'm glad you liked his perspective, I had always wondered what it would be like to be a Muggle and someone from your class to just disappear. I had Rob still thinking about Hermione because she was mysterious. That's why I made it clear that it was over the time that he didn't see her that he became more interested in her. I wanted it to be that he sort of thinks of her occasionally, because his mind likes order and he wants everything to be logical. I hope that makes sense, but I understand that you thought it was a bit odd too. Thanks for reviewing!