Reviews For Staring Back
Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 03/28/14 18:24
Chapter: Chapter 7 ~ Future Imperfect

That was a lovely ending. I didn't expect a child's gender to be the center of Percy's and Audrey's problems. I agree totally with Pen's statement that witches are just as powerful as wizards. It's sometimes just as true with Muggles.

Author's Response: Ahh, thank you. I've touched a little bit on my head-canon for Audrey in some other NG stories. Basically she's based on a someone I knew who always favoured her son to the complete detriment of her daughter. Whilst, to me, the sex of the child is really unimportant, it becomes important if it's an obsession. Not sure you've read Swans, but that's about Molly in her twenties. Thanks for the review. ~Carole~

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 03/25/14 13:13
Chapter: Chapter 6 - Chaperone

I had forgotten for a while that Charlie and Pen were in Britain to attend the Memorial. The Garden of Remembrance sounds lovely and peaceful. It's funny but true that a little thing like a haircut can bring out the strangest thoughts.

Author's Response: A bad haircut always makes me blue. I figured it was Molly's way of coping to have a little bit of control, and Charlie's got past the age of caring now - :) thanks for the review and for sticking with the story. ~Carole

Reviewer: Dad
Date: 03/21/14 11:26
Chapter: Chapter 6 - Chaperone

I do hope this has the ending I am looking for.

Author's Response: Well, I hope so too. It has been written and is now graven in stone ...

Author's Response: Well, I hope so too. It has been written and is now graven in stone ...

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 03/18/14 15:44
Chapter: Chapter 5 ~ Runaway

For a brief moment I felt a sense of panic. My mother has always been into people having haircuts--no matter how dumb it looks--while I prefer longer hair. As a child I was always having to get my hair cut and I came to look at it as a punishment. Even in my old age the thought of someone getting a hair cut throws me into a panic. I wish James the best as he tries to avoid Molly. I know Pen was attached to the mirror. I wonder what happened to it.

Author's Response: She's a fearsome womann with those shears, is Molly Weasley. I always felt so sorry for Charlie in DH when he was trying to grow his hair back. Thanks for the review. ~Carole

Reviewer: Dad
Date: 03/18/14 10:09
Chapter: Chapter 5 ~ Runaway

I am greatly enjoying this story. Well done.

Author's Response: Thank you. There are two more chapters to go, and I shall be posting them soon. ~Carole

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 03/16/14 6:53
Chapter: Chapter 3 - Penny, meet the Weasleys

Awwww little Molly :3 Okay, I know there is far more to this chapter than that but you know I love Swans so...

I'm sorry for taking forever to catch up with and review this fic! It's so great to get back into it, though. I love Charlie and Penelope so much, and the way you are navigating their new relationship is rather captivating ;) I'm not just talking about the snippets of smut here (lol whatever Julia).

Is there more to Audrey than what Penelope let on? I wonder. Could it really be just left-over schoolyard jealousy??? I look forward to seeing whether I am right or not.

Damn you, Lily Luna, for interrupting that smut!!! No, really, she was quite cute haha.

Author's Response: Yes, she wouldn't want anyone interrupting her with Scorpy! ha ha Thanks, Julia. There's more to Audrey and Percy's row than Penelope turning up, that's for sure. There might be some more smut - must check what I've written - ha ha. Thanks again.

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 03/06/14 13:10
Chapter: Chapter 4 ~ Childhood

I know I'm still enjoying this story. I think you perfectly described Pen's feelings as she was faced with all of the Weasley/Potters. I remember how I felt visiting at the in-laws. Hated it! I never felt good enough to be married to their son. Audrey's such a pain in the butt.

Author's Response: My husband comes froma large family and I was a little frightened about meeting them, but luckily didn;t meet them en masse, like Penelope is doing. I know she knows a few of them,. but that was as a work colleaguie, so I wanted to make the most of how different it is now. Thanks for the review. ~Carole

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 12/16/13 15:38
Chapter: Chapter 3 - Penny, meet the Weasleys

I'll take a guess at your favorite line. One could be "never wake a sleeping dragon handler' and another could be 'the past is like a dragon and has a habit of burning your arse when you least expect it.' Those are two new sayings I'm going to adopt. Now I'm wondering what Audrey's problem is--unless Percy has let Audrey know that Pen is still on his mind or was his first love or something. We have a niece's new beau coming for the holidays so I hope he's not scare away. Large families can be so intense.

Author's Response: Ha ha - yeah, it was 'Never tickle a sleeping dragon-handler' (as that's the Hogwarts motto with the addition of a word - hee hee) Audrey and Percy's problem is a little more complicated than jealousy, sadly. :(

Yeah, large families are scary. And the Weasley's aren't an exception. They're welcoming but en masse I bet they're intimidating. Thank you ~Carole~

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 12/04/13 6:33
Chapter: Chapter 2 ~ Adjustments

I really needed this after a rather traumatic television episode. Again, thank you thank you thank you for this fic.

I adore that little scene with Penelope and Tonks at Hogwarts. I know Tonks is a cause for slight angst in this chapter but that was so sweet and lovely and just... Tonks.

I'm pretty sure this will be a darn sight shorter than Palisades, but will hopefully have enogh smut to sustain interest - snigger.

Oh stop it, you. I'm blushing.

I love that nothing is perfect. It feels so real because nothing like shifting your entire life across a continent could ever be so neat or tidy or seamless. I can't wait to see how Penelope and Charlie overcome these obstacles.

Author's Response: Or will they overcome them. I might decide that she runs off with ... Aunt Muriel!

heh heh - sorry, i'm feeling skittish. Thank you for the review. There is some smut (a sprinkling) coming up soon - ha ha.

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 12/03/13 17:36
Chapter: Chapter 2 ~ Adjustments

So Pen has spent a bit of time thinking about Tonks and Charlie. She seems to be a little upset and jealous of the dead Metamorphmagus. I suppose I would be too. I would want to be Charlie's first love and I'd be jealous of whomever else came first, even if that was unrealistic. I think everyone would enjoy a holiday going back to Britain. I wonder if that will give Pen more to be jealous of since Tonks died in the Battle. Doesn't Pen know that Tonks was married at the time of her death? She had moved on from Charlie.

Author's Response: Hmm, she does know Tonks was married, and Charlie told her in Mirrors that the person he'd loved had never really felt the same way as him. She's not so much jealous of Tonks as unsure of the feelings Charlie may still have for her. It was Tonks he thought of when he was delirious and it's also very early days in their relationship. Thank you for the review. ~Carole~

Reviewer: SilverDoe_IsoBell
Date: 11/28/13 19:21
Chapter: Chapter 1 -Reunion

Love, love, love :)

Author's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you :D Yeah, I'm hoping to have some fun with this. ~Carole~

Reviewer: Fynnsmom
Date: 11/26/13 15:32
Chapter: Chapter 1 -Reunion

You certainly know how to add a twist to a story. I did not expect Charlie to say Tonks' name to Penelope. We'll start out with a controversy. Excellently written as always.

Author's Response: Mwahahahahah - yeah in my personal canon, Charlie and Tonks had a bit of a thing. Glad you liked the first chapter and thank you for reviewing. ~Carole~

Reviewer: the opaleye
Date: 11/26/13 8:35
Chapter: Chapter 1 -Reunion

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa.


I did not expect that last line. What are you trying to do to me?!?!?!?!

Who knew we'd ever see a sequel to Mirrors? I am so excited!!!! Thank you thank you thank you. This is such a wonderful and unexpected birthday gift and I cannot wait until the next chapter! (although you are still busy Nano-ing, I know)

It is so great reading about Charlie and Penelope again, and looking forward to a wider glimpse of their lives even though you've already thrown a fly into their soup. Still, I can't wait to see how they fish that fly out of the soup! And if they don't fish the fly from the soup, how they deal with the fly in their soup... I should have thought about using a better idiom.

And I cannot end this review without mentioning the tempestuous Antipodean Opaleye. Heh heh heh. You had me cackling from the very beginning.

After Palisades, this is such a treat. There really isn't anything like a cracking Croll tale.

Julia x

Author's Response: I've been wanting to write a sequel since I finished this, actually. Mind you, I tend to think that with every story because there's always something else that occurs to me. However, this always felt as if it had more scope for expansion and the scenes I wanted to write just kind of expanded - ha ha. OBVIOUSLY, I had to dedicate it to you because it was your original suggestion. Just sorry I was too nano'd and then busy and hungover to get the first chapter done for your actual birthday.

Mwahahahahaha - yeah that last line left me reeling a bit.

Thank you for the review. I'm pretty sure this will be a darn sight shorter than Palisades, but will hopefully have enogh smut to sustain interest - snigger. Thank youuuu ~Carole~

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