Teddy is such a BAMF. He really is. Why is he the only reasonable one?
The confrontation at the match had me in giggles. Gerald was such a crap flyer, and it made my heart glow to witness his failitude and to see Scorpius reassert himself as the true owner of the broom and the one truly deserving of the Seeker position.
I really feel like, deep down, Lily knows that Scorpius hadn't intended to come off as a user. I mean...the story is in his perspective, and I was blindsided by it. Well, as there are a lot of chapters to come, I assume they get past this, but argh! the agony!!! I feel like reading this all night, not going to bed like a sane person should do. Anyway, until we meet again. :D
Author's Response: Teddy's reasonable, in my opinion, because he hasn;t been solely brought up by Weasleys - ha! I am mean, but I do find them a prejudiced bunch at times. Obviously they come round, that is what redeems them, but there's a tendency to judge first, don;t you think? (comes from Molly - ha ha)
Lily is confused. She has been brought up as a Gryffindor Weasley, after all, and as much as she wants to believe Scorpy, ther is a part of her that in very insecure (she's not as intelligent as the others). So she can readily believe he's interested only because she's Harry's daughter. :( (and if he'd admitted that was part of the reason to himself then maybe he could have been honest with her) *sigh* teenage boys are prats. ~Carole~
Oh, Scorpius, you effing dolt! Could he have possibly phrased that any more badly? I was enraged on Lily's behalf, and I know he hadn't even meant it how it sounded. Oh, if only he didn't have the same male disease the rest of the peen patrol do...talk first, think later. XD
It was nice to see Scorpius properly enthused by the DADA lesson with Harry. I do wonder, though, if Harry hadn't come in as the guest speaker to size up Scorpius rather than to teach the class a spell that Anthony probably could've shown them just as well.
You are rapidly making me dislike my own fave Next Gen character. How dare Al interfere in Scorpius's Patronus practice, lol.
Another lovely chapter from you, and another crappity review from me. Doesn't seem a fair exchange, but I'm greedy. *hugs*
Author's Response: Hmm, I hadn;t thought that Harry was coming in to size him up, but that makes sense - ha ha. Yes! Obviously! Actually, Ben is there as well, and ... um ... yeah, won;t say any more although you've probably got that far. I know Al comes off as a total douche, but this is from Scorp's POV, so he reads more into it than is possibly intended. Or maybe he means it all - mwahahahahahahaha. Thankies ~Carole~
Oh, I'm sure she meant that shaft...not. Brazen hussy. I like her already.
Your Astoria is much nicer than mine, but I think she suits your Scorpius as his mum so well. There is an innate goodness which has softened Draco a bit but has influenced Scorpius in subtle ways, the ones that allow him to so much as contemplate fancying a Potter spawn. And on the platform! Egads, she's so nosy in that perfect Mum-like way, the one who won't mind her own sodding business but you can't hate her for it. Just one of the many reasons why this story feels so relatable.
There are just so many great characters in this story. Every last one of them is mentally implanted in my head as someone I used to know in school. OH! And OMP, Teddy is such a git, lol...making Lily spend time with Harry Cootes for lying to him. Buuuut, that's what she gets. :D
Author's Response: Heh heh heh - yeah, Teddy is a bit of a tease.
I like Astoria - well in this chapter. There's a bit where I wanted to shake her, too, but in the end, she's okay (I hope). I needed one of his parents to be more reasonable or I couldn;t see Scorpius ever being anything other than a mini-me Malfoy. Plus I like writing bitchy Mum dialogue - heh heh heh. I plan on being as embarrassing with Charlie when he gets to Scorpy's age. (That's my Charlie and not Charlie Weasley).
thank youuuuu ~Carole~
Teddyyyyyyyyyy! He's such a good big brother figure. I really shouldn't have killed him. I suppose it's Reason #233 why you're a nicer person than I am, lol. At any rate, yet another interesting development in the ScoLily dynamic. I can't help but admire her methodology; she is calm, supportive, and slightly insistent - but not pushy or patronising.
I love the astuteness of Teddy. He actually reminds me a bit of Remus, in that he notices things but doesn't really judge as he points them out. They are what they are. But then his big brother instincts kick in, though in a fair way.
On we go, amor mia!
Author's Response: I can't kill Teddy. It has nothing to do with niceness but because I fancy him rotten and want to have his babies. Scrap that, Victoire can have the babies, I just want to rip his clothes off.
Uhm ... okay, really, I just still have this hole in me where JKR killed off Remus and Tonks. I just hate that so much and so I need Teddy to be happy and settled and the best bits of his parents combined. It's as idealistic as hell, but I just need that completion. (Wow, that's all deep, and probably the first time I've expressed that opinion.) Thanks, Jess. ~Croll~
Sigh...you write Quidditch divinely, Madam Croll de Dungeon. There is just the right mix of detail, action, and thought process to put me in the match but still see the story at large. Very well done. And I will never NOT love the sparring between Lily and Scorpius. So fun and intriguing. On to Chapter 2 in the Great Re-Read!
Author's Response: YAY! The mighty Jessica DiStrange appears (damn, I want to do my tiger smilies now). I dreaded writing Quidditch when I first started writing, but - rather like you - I enjoy it now. It can be whatever I want it to be, and gives Scorpius a good chance to swear - ha ha ha.
Thanks, my love. ♥ ~Croll~
Aww, what a wonderful finish! I'm not sure if I ever reviewed any of the other chapters, but I've been faithfully following this one from the beginning. Thanks for a great story! I think you've convinced me to like the Lily/Scorpius pairing more than Rose/Scorpius. :)
One question: do they stay together? Please?
Author's Response: Hmm, well, I'm not sure I can answer in case I write a follow up. But ... um .... yes, I hope so. They're both still pretty young, though *sigh*, but most of the people I write get together older, so maybe these two can last. Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. ~Carole~
What a beautiful ending : ) The beginning of the chapter dragged on a bit but it was nice to see Scorpius being close with Lily's family. I am happy to see that they decided to stick it through even though Lily has one more year of school to go. Scorpius will make a great auror, especially with Lily there as support. Sweet story, Im glad I read it til the end : )
Author's Response: Thank you for sticking with it. Sorry about the beginning. There was a certain amount of indulgence going on, plus I had to tie up all the loose ends and I wanted to fit Charlie into the story. The Stag night was necessary for another fic as well as giving Teddy and Scorpius a bonding moment. Thanks again ~Carole~
Awwww!!! It's all over!!! :( Honestly though, you should consider a career in writing, not just fanfiction. Though i do love me some fanfiction from you. :) Thanks for writing my favorite fanfiction!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank youuuu. This has been such fun to write although there were times I wondered if I'd ever finished it. I do want to write professionally; it is my dream. Alas, I'm not quite in that zone yet, not whilst fanfiction still intrigues me. Glad you enjoyed the story ~Carole~
Carole! How do you do it? Seriously, I was fully prepared for something that would make me cry or make me smile or sigh or laugh, but this final chapter made me do all of the above. I honestly do not know how I'm feeling atm. On the one hand, I feel really, really sad that it's over, and that there was not more, even though this chapter had that wonderful sense of finality to it. But then I feel happy, too, that Scorpius found somewhere to live and his dad seems to have forgiven him and Scorpius and Lily got their happy ending (and yes, this is Soraya, not an imposter. I really did use the words "happy ending" in the same sentence as Scorpius and Lily) and Scorpius realises that while his dream was to play Quidditch, he's more suited to being an Auror, which made me happy that he's realised what he wants to do.
I'm sorry, I'm probably not making much sense here. I just-- I'm honestly just in awe of this story, Carole. It was amazingly written and fully deserved its QSQ and it kind of converted me to liking Scily which I never thought would happen. And all the inclusions and hints of other ships, like Jominique (lol), Scugo (coughNataliecough), Charlie/Penelope, Lavender/Blaise and others just made me smile so much.
I read this with my mouth wide open, Carole. GUHHH. I'm sad it's over, but I'm so glad they got the ending they deserved, and that it ended on such an optimistic note. Congrats on such a wonderful story, and may there be many more spin-offs of this (*coughsplutterJominiqueprettypleasecoughsplutter*).
Author's Response: Thank youuuuuuuu ♥. Hmm, not sure I can write Jominique now. She seems entwined with a certain witch called Mags De-Vine ... but I might well split them up - ha ha. Oh, the power!
Thank you so much for the review, Soraya, and all your support as I strove to complete this. It really means a lot to me. Charlie/Penelop - I really need to write that sequel. Thanks again and again and again. ~Carole~
Oh, this was beautiful. A beautiful ending to a beautiful story. It's open-ended, but you've left it off optimistically because neither Lily nor Scorpius are giving up and I'm hoping that by 'spin-offs' you mean wedding stories ;). I'm sad this is over - it will be difficult not to have another chapter to look forward to - but I couldn't have imagined a better ending.
Thank you so much for writing this story. The updates came relatively quickly so it was never like I got a chance to 'forget' how much I loved this story you crafted. You are a brilliant beyond brilliant author and I love this fic (like Lavender,blue) more than many RL stories I've read.
Congratulations on finishing this, and on writing a story that was so wonderful it surpassed the already sky-high expectations I had for it.
Loved the nod to Scugo by the way ;)
Author's Response: Nod to Scugo ... Merlin forfend! heh heh - you should have seen the little present I left my beta in the uncut version. Thank you so much for reviewing, Ariana, and for all your reviews, support and general all round love for this story. It quite possessed me at times, but kept me going when I was blocked on everything else. More weddings .... hmmmmmmmmm ..... Maybe. hee hee hee Thanks again ~Carole~
Wow. Just wow. You have this ability to create characters that are believable and honest, I love your writing style and I guess all I can say is that I'm going to miss Scorpius and Lily! Spin-offs please!
Author's Response: Thank youuuu. I seem to be on a Next Gen kick at the moment, so you can expect some more coming up. I really should get back to other chaptered fics, but Next Gen is drawing me in. ~Carole~
This is not my fav Next-Gen ship (i like to ship Scorpius with buys), but your fic is amazing! It has convinced me. :) Eagerly waiting for the final chapter.
Author's Response: Hmm, I have a Scugo somewhere (Scorpius Hugo) called 'Eyes that Know me' that you might like (it's not at all compliant with High, I should say. You might like to check out hestiajones' fiction pages because she's written some wonderful Scugo stories. Thanks for the review. The last chapter is finished and will be up as soon as my beta returns it. ~Carole~
Let me start by saying that I’m new to the website and yours was the first story I read here. It literally blew my mind! I just love it. I’ve read a lot of fan fiction but so few are written and developed as well as this one is. It’s just amazing.
I love this story. I love how it started, I loved the apples, and I loved how Scorpius actually matured as a character. These last few chapters in particular are amongst my favorites. I got so into the story. I was literally yelling “No!” when Scorpius got locked up in the manor and was cheering him on as he made his escape. The Lily in your story is just as I picture her in my head, I love it!
I hope you get to finish it soon, and I hope you write the spin offs. Truly a fantastic story.
Author's Response: My New Year's Resolution .... Finish High.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It really makes me smile when I read things like this. I have adored writing this story (which started as a one shot) so think I'm struggling to finish it because I don't want it to end.
I wish you a lot of fun perusing this forum and finding other stories and authors. Hmm, I do have a few semi-compliant ones up already. 'Lavender, blue, a Gryffindor True' is the story of Lavender's seventh year at Hogwarts. Stars or Carousels is about James and also Dominique (it explains why she's a bit of a cow, basically), (these are profs rating). All in the Genes is set the year before this story. The other one which is bothe Lavender blue and High compliant is The Only One which is set about three years before High. It might help to read Lavender first, though. Hmm, sorry, that was shameless self-promotion. Thank you once again ~Carole~
This story is amazing. I'm not a usual fan of Scorpious/Lily but I like this pairing for this story. I can't wait to read the last chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you. Last chapter should be up in January. I'm just trying to get my head around writing it and saying goodbye. ~Carole~
Me? Not have read High yet? Nah...
I do like this, though. Something tells me the next 20 chapters are going to go by too fast, Carole...
Author's Response: Ha ha - Thank you, Lily. I hope you enjoy this. At times it goes as fast as Scorpius' Firebolt X but he does slow down to catch his breath (and maybe Lily) ~Carole~
That's ok, a new years present would be good too :)
What's the name ofthe one shot??? I'd like to read it :)
Author's Response: One shot isn't up yet but should be by 23rd. I do have one or two oneshots that are High compliant (although not necessarily about Scorpius and Lily but they keep the same canon) One is All in the Genes , there's also Stars or Carousels (which is about James and Dominique) and
. Lavender, blue and Gryffindor True is the story of how Lav and Mr Smexy Zabini got together. Basically, I have 100 stories on this site, so if you click my author page, you might find some other things (lots of different genres).
Thank you for support and encouragement. I shall start the last chapter very, very soon. ~Carole~
PLEASE CONTINUE this story is amazing!
Author's Response: Thank you. Yes, yes, I will continue. There's only one more chapter to go, though, and it's making me sad to write it. There could be some spin offs though. ~Carole~
You know thenext chapter would be a really nice Christmas present to all us readers :)
*wink wink, nudge nudge* ;)
Author's Response: UHmmmmmm...... how about New Year present, instead. Sorry, I had some real life things to sort out (it is Christmas after all) and am just finishing up a oneshot, but this is never far from my thoughts. The trouble is, the next chapter is the last, and that makes me sad :( ~Carole~
hellooooo!!! Okay, I just dropped off to tell you that I've read the story AGAIN and I'm still SOOOOOO looking forward to the next, and (*sobs*) last, chapter! And...I could already see you picturing me as a little kid grumbling to her mummy for chocolate ice cream...which I'm definitely not...I'm already ***teen. yep. Anyway, I'm being a useless reviewer here so I'm just saying that this story is really, by far, the best fanfiction I've ever read and I'm torn between excitement and sadness for the last chapter. Good luck with that. I know exactly how it feels when post the very last chapter of your story...I've done it once...in another site...after 49 chapters that took all my vacant hours...okay, I'll stop ranting about myself now. This should be about you/your story...sorry, couldn't resist :D
And by the way, don't apologize for the delay of posting the last chapter to ANYONE. Yep...don't...cause that'll just look like WE have more power over this story than YOU do...which isn't right/true...because you're the AWESOME WRITER and we're just the really impatient readers...
Oh well, have a good day! And I'll just wait here til' that moment comes when I opened Firefox, looked in the bookmarks, and find the one entitled 'High'. And just so you know, it took me more than ten minutes to write this review, which is more like babbling than an actual review, but well...I think I've drank too much brandy...
Okay, I'll stop ranting/babbling/rambling now...looking forward to your last chapter (and review responses) *eep
Author's Response: Thank youuuuu. I've been giggling and sighing with delight over this review for several days now, and trying to think up an adequate response. Failed miserably! ha ha. Okay, thank you, really, for the support, encouragement and kind words for the story. I am hoping to get the last *sob* chapter up before Christmas, or very soon after, but I don;t want to rush it. There's a few loose strands to tie together and maybe the possibility of a new story afterwards. It's been lovely reading your reviews ~ Carole~
pls update i want to know why is there a chance that the manor might go to nev
Author's Response: Um ... there isn't really. It's Draco's idea of a little joke. Basically all the pureblood families are interrelated, and to Draco the manor going to Neville would be the worst thing possible ... well possibly it being left to a Weasley would be the worst. Although, given the other story I've just written about Draco ... then the Manor going to Neville would be by FAR the worst. I will update this. The last chapter is planned, but I have to work on other things. I'm hoping it will be completed in December, but otherwise early new year. Thanks for the review ~Carole~