that was brilliant! at first i thought it was slow, when you were listing all the people who died, but it actually just added to the ending which was truly heartbreaking. and so unexpected! agh, lady voldemort....*shudders*
Author's Response: Haha, originally it was going to be Draco, then I thought Lucius would be creepier, until I realised that noone beats Voldy-shorts for creepiness :)
Nearly eighty years have passed since the Battle of Hogwarts, yet Padma Patil cannot banish the string of tragic memories from her mind. A part of her still holds onto them as a way to see the faces of those she has lost once more.
Her memories tell the story of a young woman too afraid to fight against Voldemort’s regime. Throughout her final year at Hogwarts, Padma had been forced to choose between defying the Death Eaters and keeping her loved ones safe. Her decision is one that will ultimately haunt her for the rest of her life.
Nominated for a 2011 QSQ - Best Dark/Angsty Story
I am lucca4 of Gryffindor and this is my final for the Missing Moments class on the MNFF Beta Boards.
** indicates a line taken directly from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pages 659-660
This was really excellent! I really liked the way you portrayed Padma, it was really believable but original. Especially her relationship with her sister, it wasn't overdone or anything, just perfect.
I also really liked Terry, and I was still shell-shocked when he died, even though i suspected that would happen. i felt like the scene where Padma was going to be forced to curse Terry could have been more drawn-out and dramatic (yknow, like if Alecto were to curse Padma instead, and Terry then intercepted, or something) but that's just my personal taste.
all in all, that was really really good :) my only (slight) complaint was that i'd like more Terry. lol:)
Author's Response: Ooh, thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you liked Padma's portrayal and the relationships with her sister and Terry. I'm glad his death still had an impact for you, because I know when I'm reading stories like these it's usually easy to guess who will die. Thanks again, so much, for taking the time to review this! :) xx Ariana