Heeee, WHY have I not read this before. Come for the silly hats, stay for the backstory of Justin and cute Theo/Justin! I liked this - it was simple and a bit daft but very sweet. Plus, the hat.
Author's Response: The hat that bonded us all together in glorious laughter - hahahahahahahahahaha
Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. I really took a flyer on this one because it was my last Cotillion entry, but had a lot of fun. ~Carole~
haha I like it. It's got depth and feeling in the body, but it's bookended by silliness and simple friendship. Kinda elegant that way.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. The whole day of that wedding was silliness for me and my online friends so it was fun to include it in a story. ~Carole~
It may be daft but it was also pretty damn sweet. Awwww. And now I'm feeling all nostalgic again. Ohmygosh I just want to cuddle this fic.
I don't think I've read your other Thrustin... I will have to add it to my ever growing list of stuff to read which the cotillion has dangerously lengthened.
Author's Response: Thank youuuu, I did giggle a lot that day and was glad I could resurrect the hat for this story. Mind you, I did nearly bin this so I'm very pleased with the reception it has received - hee!
Fracture is all from Theo's POV - they should be compliant but I realised I cocked up in this story with the way Justin's brother died. I should change it, and I will when the judging is over.
This story has Depth.
Now, let me tell you about Depth.
Once upon a time, there was a king called Fic who had a wife called Genius. Genius gave birth to twins: Depth and Undepth. Undepth ran rampant throughout the kingdom, hobnobbing with booby traps and jugglers (if you know what I mean). Depth was more reserved. Actually, Depth was a bit of a self-satisfied asshole and very elusive, but once Depth liked you, you were set.
Maybe, Depth likes you. I could see hir (for Depth is neither "him" nor "her" but a happy combo) in the way Justin's hesitation had taken its toll on Theo's life. Depth was also kissing the two of them when Theo cleaned up well for love and Justin decided to say "IDGAF" to the world.
Lastly, Depth was spotted sipping a Diet Coke and munching on baked potato chips, as a hat that thought it was a chair (but was really a reindeer) was exposed for the kind of stupid stunt it was.
Author's Response: Depth came calling, one rainy day
He said, 'Hey, Biyotch, don't turn away.'
I looked him in the eye. I called his bluff
Cause depth for me, aint nearly enough.
I shall write more about Depth and Undepth another day
Awwww, Carole, this was so sweet. I read your Thrustin (lmaoooo) a while ago but I don't know if I got round to leaving a review D: Will do if I remember -- just let me get through all the GH stories first :D
I liked this. I think it showed an interesting look into Justin's life both before and after he found out he was a wizard and how things didn't really change for him. Also -- I find it fascinating that you made Justin a lord. But then I remember that he was going to go to Eton, so I suppose his family must have been rich. Figures. :)
Theo is adorable in this too. I especially liked how it was Justin holding back and being the one who didn't want to make their relationship public, not Theo. Normally, it would be the other way round because Theo's a Slyth and all, so I liked that you flipped things a bit there.
Lovely, sweet story, Croll :D
Author's Response: Thank you. Mmm, I always have Justin as a lord. The back story being that he's not the heir until his brother's killed - although I killed him off differently in Fracture, I've just remembered. If he is aristocracy then he faces a lot more pressure to a) not be gay and b) not be a wizard. I might rewrite this and add a lot more backstory, but my list is huuuuuge at the moment. I hope you liked the Royal Wedding references. Thanks again. ~Carole~
I like this. It's very sweet... and yes, a bit daft. But it makes a nice little story.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. Daft- very definitely. I was high on writing for the challenge when I penned this. I'm glad it makes sense, anyway. ~Carole~
Hahahaha that was so much fun. I'll never forget that hat.
I like the backstory you have for Justin, and the decision he makes about the villagers never accepting him anyway. Well, who cares - what are they going to do about it! Good for them!
I can totally picture the two living on this large estate. I like that Justin's a proper lord, haha. And I love love love the framing you used! :D
Author's Response: I just remember that day with such fondness because we all laughed so much about the hat. Hahahahahah Anyway, glad you liked the story. Perhaps if I wasn't in so much of a hurry, I'd have given it depth, but then again, I might not have written about that hat - so HA! Swings and roundabouts.
Thank you, Karador. You have been an amazing cheerleader and friend. ~Carole~