As I said before, intriguing chapter. You've already set up a very lovely murder mystery for us. (Can murder mysteries be lovely?) I especially like how you bring us up to speed by using the newspaper. Without it, the revelation would seem pretentious. This way it is a natural progression.
And they crime itself? Absolutely morbid, and I love it! Of course, I don't love the fact that little Ophélie is dead. It's rather sick and twisted, but you handled all the gruesome details well. I look forward to the next chapter. :)
Author's Response: Oh wow, thanks so much, Lia! I was sorry to hear that you bowed out of beta'ing the rest of it, but I really appreciated your comments on the prologue. Murder mysteries can be lovely (I think) if you're talking about the non-murderous aspects of it, LOL. And I don't know where the newspaper came from, hehe. So I'm glad you liked that.
Thankfully, the crime itself, including the gruesome details, are not entirely original. Red John's MO (in the Mentalist) is rather chilling and very different from Ophélie's murderer, but I did draw inspiration from that. Thanks very much for your review -- it made my day!
This is a great story and please continue with it!!!
Author's Response: I intend on doing exactly that! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your review -- the rest of the story is written and beta'd and I will submit the next chapter tomorrow probably.
A fascinating start! Can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your review. It gets more... well, not so much fascinating as bloody, LOL. The rest of it is written so will be posted ASAP. Ta for reviewing and I hope you continue to do so!
Hey Soraya! Really nice story. I love everything, starting from the language to the descriptions you wrote. And Scorpius and Dominique? I didn't see that coming! :P But excellent story anyways, and I can't wait to read more. Good luck!! :D --Nadia
Author's Response: Hi Nadia... thanks so much for your review. I've actually grown quite fond of this story, so I'm sooo happy you loved it. This story is still Rose/Scorpius -- you're going to have to see what happens in the next chapters. Dominique and Scorpius only had a one-night stand, btw. Ta for the lovely review (or should I say dhannobad :D) and for the beautiful banners!