I could really see young Arthur being responsible and taking care of all of the children. I couldn't help but make the comparison between the damage from the storm and the damage after the Battle, especially when Arthur said things would be repaired over time and they would no doubt be damaged again.
Author's Response: Yes, I reprised the theme of magical protection's not being stronger than the forces of nature in my later story Dark Enough To See The Stars, which also briefly referred to this story.
And a note to Dad, whose review is directly below this one: I saw that JKR had said in an interview that Arthur had two brothers, so now we know their numbers, but not their names or ages. I chose to make them younger, which would reinforce Arthur's care-taking tendencies because he would have borne some responsibility at home for looking out for them.
I would be interested to find more about Arthur's younger brothers.
Author's Response: I would too. I believe it is canon that he did have brothers, but I do not know how many, nor their names, nor anything else about them.
Very nice christmas tale involving a character who I haven't read much of :)
Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing my story. I too have not read much about Arthur, especially his younger years, but we know so much about his character and personality that it should not be difficult to write about him. This storm was also called the Glasgow Storm because Glasgow was the city the most damaged by it. Rural areas such as Hogsmeade and Hogwarts would not have received much press.