A bit of a grim tale.
Author's Response: Yes, very grim. :) thanks for reading.
Poor Merope :-( I always felt sorry for her. But still, I like your story! I wonder what the rattling in the cupboard was...
Author's Response: Boggarts, though harmless, I think are probably one of the worst creatures because they mess with your mind. I didn't specifically say that the rattling was a Boggart, but that was because Merope possibly would not know it was a Boggart, having never attended Hogwarts (at least, that's what Potter Wiki says, and I'm inclined to agree). I love Merope, and if I could, she would get to live happily ever after. But unfortunately, JKR didn't write her character that way. Maybe Merope could learn in time to fight her fears, but for now, she is terrified of anything that harms her. Thanks for your review!
Wow!! Was it a boggart? As I said before you portray Merope extremely well!! You're a very good writer and amazing poet!! :) again good job!!
Author's Response: Thank you, alex13!!!!! I really like this piece, and I'm so happy that you do, too!