Summary: Get inside Ariel Sachs' head as he tries to survive his last year at Hogwarts. The Triwizard Tournament is going to be hosted once again after twenty-three years and Ariel is going to find himself in the middle of it. He soon learns that in love and war anything goes and that things are not always what they appear. A story of jealousy, gossip, teenage hormones and first love. (Rated for later chapters)
QSQ Award for Best Male OC, Ariel Sachs
QSQ Nomination for best Same-Sex Pairing Fic
I can't thank enough my wonderful beta Lys. Without her this fic wouldn't be posible.
Well, firstly I would like me to say that this is not gonna be one of those huge reviews that some people do, but as my first post I thought your story deserve it, so let’s begin. Recently I realized the wonderful world of fanfiction and as the seven and last book of the Harry Potter Series approaches logically, or maybe not, my interest for this stories grows higher, specially the ones about alternate universe and I consider your story as part of this group, because your story doesn’t try to explode the universe of Rowling but expand it in a way that almost any story that I found do. Your story is so well structured that keep everyone who read it wanting for more, so I would like me to say that you keep your excellent work though you should do it quicker cause the readers, or at least me, are avid for more chapters. By the way I hope you understand my poor English. Congratulations for your amazing story from Luis.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review!! I don\'t mind if the reviews are long or short as long as they say something precise, and yours did. I hope you have a wonderful time in the world of fan fiction, and your English is not that bad. Again, thanks for the review! I\'ll try to update faster.
Summary: Dread is the only thing that goes through Ariel Sachsâ€™ mind as he embarks on his last year at Hogwarts. A place heâ€™s grown to hate. He has no plans and no hopes for the future. The only constants in his life are his loneliness and his crush on Christian Ackerman, the Ravenclaw stud. Ariel soon realizes that his plans to quietly survive his last year wonâ€™t work, when he gets caught up in the preparations of the first wedding to be held at Hogwarts. On the way, he will find support from a couple of unexpected characters and maybe, even, meet that someone he has been longing for his entire life.
Wow, I was one of the readers of your last story and I must say I'm surprised that you take up again this project albeit in a completely different and unexpected way though in a coherent solution. I really love the approach that you take in this story trying to distance it to the HP series though remaining in the same universe and changing some house stereotypes; by the way I really love one of the characters of your original story I think he was the father of an ex of Ariel and he always spoke on first person hope he can make some kind of return. Hope you keep on with this fic.
Author's Response: I'm still surprised to find people around who read the other story! I really wanted to work with these characters again and go back to this universe, but I couldn't use the old plot anymore. It doesn't make sense to me anymore. I had completely forgotten about Mr. Wimund! To be honest, I didn't have plans to bring him back, but I might do it just for you. He was a lot of fun to write. Thank you for your lovely message! You made my day.
Glad you keep going with the story; you've certainly got talent creating believable characters, Ariel is a bit though but certainly his context have toughen him up.
Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for the review! It might take me a while to update, but I'm not giving up on this one! I find it interesting you describe Ariel as being tough because a lot of people wouldn't describe him like that and especially not himself, but he is tough, in some ways. Thanks again for the review!
Everything seems against Ariel, at least in the love department, thought maybe he's sabotaging himself as Hendrik mentioned earlier; he's expecting that everyone else suffers in the same way without seeing that those surrounding him suffer too in different ways. I really like the development of your story, in the hands of lesser author this would have turn already in a mess of angst and melodrama. Hope to see another chapter soon.
Author's Response: I guess Ariel's life could be summed up as a mess of angst and melodrama haha. Is he sabotaging himself? I don't know. It's an interesting way of looking at it. Maybe he is. I'll be updating this. I don't know when to be honest because I'm really busy at the moment, but I WILL update because I've made it my personal mission to finnish this story. Thank you so much for the review!
Good chapter and suspenseful ending. Though I feel like there was a slight change in genre and atmosphere in the last couple of chapters. I particularly like your portrayal of Hufflepuffs nastiness and Ravenclaws cluelessness, not setting in stone a character behavior depending on the house they belong.
Hoping for a nice ending for the story.
Author's Response: Maybe the change is due to the fact that I took a big break between chapters and my writing style changed. Also this is the climax of the story, it tends to change the tone a little bit. Thank you so much for the review and for reading. Hopefully the next one won't take too long. Cheers!