The last few paragraphs are perfect!
Author's Response: Thank you. -N-
I have read a lot of fan fiction, and by far you are the best. I really love Angelina and George and this story is tops in my book. I was wondering if Endings and Beginnings is going to be a continuation of this one shot?
Author's Response: Thanks for the compliment. I'm a big fan of canon, and I probably don't write enough George/Angelina. Endings and Beginnings is a sequel to Hunters and Prey, so it's centred around H/G and R/H but it will certainly include George/Angelina too. -N-
I always found it odd that George landed up with Angelina when Fred and Angelina dated in Goblet of Fire.
But for some reason JKR decided George would marry Angelina. In this, and in Angelina’s chapter in Tales of the Battle, you established that Angelina always fancied George. I’ve read stories where the two only get together because of their mutual mourning for Fred, which seems wrong. Your take on things, even though they make Fred seem like a prat, makes more sense.
I like how pragmatic Angelina was about things. She told it like it was. Just because Fred died it doesn’t make him perfect.
George was still in a bad place here, stumbling through life without his twin. In your other stories, you’ve made it known that without Ron his business would have failed. I imagine that Ginny helped him keep it together that first summer before she went off to school. But of course, George still went through women like they were Kleenex and drank too much and didn’t cope well. I do hope that this is the turning point for George where he gets his head on straight. But not because he gets together with Angelina, but because her harsh honesty allowed him to see things the way they really were.
BTW, I think you made a mistake in your story. Dennis was a year behind Romilda in school.
Thanks for the review.
I don't think that shared grief is a good basis for a relationship. But I don't think that Fred was a total prat, either. I think that, had he lived, he would have tried to put things right.
Angelina was, I think, always forthright. She certainly seemed to have a lot more to say than either Katie or Alicia. George was, I believe, functioning but not really living, for quite some time. This is, in my timeline, a turning point for George (as you'll see in the sequel to Hunters and Prey, whenever I actually get it written). Angelina will tell it as it is, because that's what George needs.
You're right about Dennis. How embarassing. I'll change that when I get the chance.
Hot Damn! (inside joke)
You pin pointed Fred and George's separation! The background to Fred and Angelina was flawless! I can really imagine Fred's separate motive.
This dose make me wonder about J Rowling's decision to kill Fred in The Battle; she can't have given him more lines and prominence though all the stories just to kill him for the inevitable breaking of our hearts. I do not believe she is that cynical. Yet, I still wonder...
Author's Response: Ellorah
The Fred/Angelina/George thing puzzled me, and this was my solution. I’m fairly sure that JKR did give Fred prominence in the knowledge that she’d eventually kill him. Not because she’s cynical, but because I think she knew she had to kill a Weasley in the battle, because the death of someone else really close to Harry would be the spur to the final act. Frankly, Percy and Charlie were safe, because not enough people care about them.-N-
yey! Another George Angelina pairing! :D I really love the content of the story! Especially, the love triangle of the twins and Angelina. It's quite canon and I really love it...
But I'm confused with the ending. I reallly thought that Romilda was out of the story when George left. But anyway, I really like it!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
I try to keep averything I write canon, so thanks. The idea for the background too this triangle had been with me for a while.Romilda simply doesn't realise that she's out of the store. I'm certain that George and Angelina will put her right.
Angelina will get georgie back on his feet
Author's Response: She will indeed. -N-
I've just read through this again and realized how much I really like it. Everyone loves the twins, but it always struck me that of the two of them George was the slightly more decent one. I can totally see him having trouble accepting Fred's faults after his death.
Very interesting seeing how you put Angelina and George together! Your post-DH timeline must be a thing of wonder!
I know you're swamped with lots of stories, but I hope you come back to this one some day, it's such a great cliffhanger!
Thanks for the review.When I started my timeline I looked at numbers (25 DA members) and couples (four canon – H/G, R/Hr, Neville/Hannah and George/Angelina) and decided that eight out of 25 getting together permanently was enough. I also decided that as H/G and R/Hr, were well (and cleverly) established by JKR that the other two canon couples would get together later. The idea for this has been floating around for a long time.
George would have trouble accepting Fred’s death, and Angelina tried (and failed) to move on. I had a lot of fun with this pairing and I’ll probably write more, but not soon.-N-
CAn't wait till the muse strikes you for the sequel or chapter 2 for this one.
Finding out how George found Angelinia after everything (and when) after the events of Deathly Hallows.
Once again you have not only expanded JK's vision, but your own cannon as well.
I would really love to see what you come up with as a Romilda come-uppance story.
Author's Response: Edyeb
The idea of a Romilda come-uppance story is already forming, but I really cannot allow myself to start another chaptered story. The post-Hogwarts timeline I decided on when I started plotting Grave Days (a long time ago) is proving remarkably robust. Getting George and Angelina together later (they’re both 23) was always my plan. I know when they’ll get married, too. I have Luna’s and Dennis Creevey’s wedding dates on my planner, too.
Best answer to the "George and Angelina???" question ever! Thanks for this!
Author's Response: Thank you. Glad you liked it. -N-
This is the G/A fic I've been waiting for!! Is chapter 12 of Strangers in queue?(sorry if this is getting annoying)
Great fic, as always!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, glad you liked it, and I submitted Strangers 12 before I submitted this. -N-
This was so wonderful to see from George's point of view. I can't imagine what birthdays must be like for him...oh the farting card is so something that I could see the twins doing. I hope that Angelina kicks Romilda's butt...that might just be because I have never liked Romilda lol. I also hope there is a sequel, I would love to see more of George and Angelina's beginning relationship.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
The ideas behind this have been rattling around in my head forever, it’s taken this challenge to get me to write this. Angelina kicking Romilda’s butt? This was supposed to be a one shot but who knows, there may be a second chapter one day. Perhaps Romilda might kick Angelina’s? No, that’s never going to happen. :-D-N-
I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this...Certainly nothing from George's perspective. I really liked this, and can't help but feel rather sorry for George, even if he's being his own worst enemy. Romilda...What can I say? Will there be a sequel? I would almost like to see what Romilda's reaction will be.
Author's Response: Katie, thanks for the review.
George is definitely his own worst enemy. Sequel? I don’t know, but this might turn into a two-chapter one-shot! Because I’m curious about what happens next, too.-N-
Wow! Just in time for Valentine's Day too! It's a great look at how George and Anglelina got together, I'd always thought that there was something between the twins and Angelina. :D
Author's Response: Thanks, I’ve been mulling over the fact that George married Fred’s ex for a while. There was obviously a lot of history. -N-