I don't think that last line was ridiculous. Actually I think it is quite lovable. The idea of having the Thestral's kick them off their brooms was a good one, but it made me wonder, why can Hugo see them? I forget canon very quickly so there could be something I'm overlooking, or is this why it is an AU story? This is the first Hugo/Scorpius story I've ever read and I enjoyed it a lot. It was very fresh and sweet. Good job.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading this story! I'm glad you liked it. Hugo can see the Thestrals because he saw someone die. Who that was, I'm not quite sure--maybe I'll save that for another tale. ;) As for the AU label, I was reading this and thinking...AU? And then I went back and read one of the story/chapter/end notes. I was only joking about it being AU by how another author--EquinoxChick--sees it. I wrote this story to go with a poem I wrote for her birthday. I don't think she's a Hugo/Scorpius shipper, though--she wrote a fantastic story called 'High' that is about Scorpius and Lily. So according to her canon as per that story, Hugo and Scorpius is AU. Haha, that is so convoluted! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks again for the review! ~Gina :)
I like the last line - hee! Although I couldn;t imagine Scorpius as a Keeper in my stories, you really explained it very well as he'd previously been a Seeker but had switched positions. It also makes me think of Scorpius as a lot more muscley and 'UNF' than I have previously thought - *droool*
Interesting set up, Gina, and leaving me with questions ... like ... How can Hugo see the Thestrals? Why was he Sorted into Slytherin? And what the heck did Ron think about that?- hahahahhahahah (I love thinking about these things, btw, it's not a fault of the story at all because I'm pondering away at it.
I'm not sure Hugo would have had much of a problem with Scorpius being a Malfoy - not personally - but I'm guessing he's more concerned about his parents' reaction. Hermione probably still cherishes deep feelings for Draco after all ... *snigger*
Minor nit-pick - It's 'Appleby' not Applebee (although Applebee looks much nicer).
Lovely kiss between the pair of them. Well done! ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thanks for reading!! I hope it didn't ruin your birthday poem to learn it was really about Scugo, lol. I'm glad you liked this, though. I wish I had written it last month but the poem came first and then suddenly this burst forth--which I was hoping, so yay. As for Hugo, hm. He's been a Slytherin in my head since I wrote it in Ravenclaw quite a while back. He's just determined, ambitious, and clever, with perhaps a bit of an edge, only he'd never ever hurt his family. Good heavens I just realized who he reminds me of. Wow. That could be fun to play with someday. Anyway! Not sure who he saw, that's still a half-thought. But I can tell you Ron definitely struggled with it. Ooh, maybe that's another idea. Hm. Anyway, I'll fix the team right away, I must have been thinking of the restaurant and not Quidditch, lol, thanks! And thanks for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
You know I like Scorpius with guys, so I had to read this ;D Nicely done, Miss Gmariam! The scene in the forest was well-written. I'd love to read more Scugo from you.
Author's Response: Thank you Nuts! I do have one other one, maybe I'll post it someday. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Scorpius is such a cad sometimes, isn't he? I mean, who hasn't he been paired up with? Maybe that's what I'll write next! Thanks for the review! ~Gina :)
I love you, Gina. For writing the Good Ship and spreading its sails, for that killer of a last line!
Okay, apart from that obvious bit of fangirling, I want to say that this was not what I'd expected when you first said you were writing a Scugo. I thought there would be Gryff/Slyth conflict in the form of witty retorts! I was WRONG.
This was so refreshing. There is something about spontaneous revelation of feelings that I find so attractive. I also love the intimacy between them. And why do I find this part so sexy?
"What a Slytherin does: going after what I want."
LOL. The context definitely helps. ;)
I do have a few questions. Why can Hugo see the Thestral? I am intrigued. And who wins the matchhhhhhhhhhh? D: While I understand why that wasn't a big deal for the story, I am curious and have to know.
A nitpick: it's the Impediment Jinx. "Impedimenta" is the incantation for the spell.
Other than that, ship on! Hehe.
Author's Response: Natalie! Thanks for reading this! I have to admit, thanks to you and Carole (haha she'll hate me saying that) I'm a bit of a fan of this ship. Weird, huh? I'm so glad you liked it! I thought there would be more witty banter myself, but then it probably would have read a lot like my J/L fics so I guess it's good that there's not. Plus Hugo has almost always been a Slytherin in my mind since I drabbled it in Ravenclaw a good two or three years ago. Also weird, yeah? I will fix the Impediment Jinx forthwith, thank you for that. And thanks for the lovely review!!~Gina :)
I loved the last line! And the Thestrals, although it did set up a sort of 'didn't see that coming' theme. Who did Hugo see die, I wonder?
Was a bit curious about Scugo, and I have to say that this at least was nice to read. The 'house or family' inner conflict was easy to understand and even empathise, and Malfoy using a Slytherin trait as an excuse seems so belivable.
Lastly I will add that the Quidditch was an excellent setting for the story. I'm not entirely sure how Quidditch relaxes people, but it seems to work. Perhaps it's the fresh air or the adrenaline.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the first review! I'm so glad you satisfied your curiousity and ended up enjoying it. Thank you so much for the compliments. As for who Hugo saw, I have some ideas, but am still working it out in my mind, so I can't really say. Maybe I'll write it someday! Thanks again! ~Gina :)