Great job! I was blown away just by the idea behind this story because as interesting as it is to consider, there's no reason that it isn't plausible. I loved your characterization of Molly and her interactions with her family and even young Bellatrix was well done - as much as I would like to imagine so, she probably wasn't an evil, bloodthirsty maniac when she was eleven. I also enjoyed the very salient point you bring up about the Sorting Hat and the state of the Houses, especially during the war(s). Bringing it forward to the past was the perfect way to do that. I don't know what made me click on this story, but I'm very glad I did. -abovelevel
Author's Response: Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. I loved writing this story, and find it a little sad that it doesn't get more reads, but then I get lovely reviews from people like you that make me happy. Thanks again. ~Carole~
I love your writing! Jeez, you should be imprisoned for your talent, because it must be a crime. The ending left me with a sense of sadness, and how simple it was in those days in the Potterverse to be stopped from being friends because of blood purity or your House. Terrific job!
Author's Response: I've been saving this one because I'm not sure how to reply. Thank you so much for all your lovely reviews. They have meant a lot especially as I was going through a bit of a down phase with writing. Anyway, I'm glad you liked the story. ~Carole~
Oh, I loved this, the very concept of the two being friends (if only briefly) is very intriguing. In fact, I sort of wish it was longer, to see how things ended up after the Sorting (in your head obviously)
Author's Response: Oh, thank you for the review. Mmm, I see your point about carrying on, but I think the ending was very clear - well from Bellatrix's POV. She wouldn't have wanted to remain friends with Molly - not now she was in Gryffindor. ~Carole~
It's good, and I really liked what you've done to this story and the story about Petunia Evan's wedding: that in the end, it refers back to the Deathly Hallows.
Short and sweet!
Author's Response: Thank you. I went through a phase of flashing forward in time, but I think it worked with this one. ~Carole~
I really enjoyed reading this story, because it was something that I never would have imagined happening. I loved how you included the bit from Deathly Hallows at the the end - it was so interesting to read that connection! Amazing job with this truly original plot!!!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm pleased you enjoyed the story and left me a review. I liked writing this one especially when Bellatrix popped up. ~Carole~
Uh, i loved it! I like how Molly was a trouble maker, and how she was friends with Bellatix. It was amazing. (: You should write a fic (chaptered) about Molly at Hogwarts...
Author's Response: Thank you. Hmm. Kara said that too. I'll certainly have a think about it. Molly pre-children is probably a bundle of laughs and surely the reason Fred and George were so mischevous. Thanks again ~Carole~
This was really interesting and WELL written!!! I loved it. It's such a good idea and you did it so well!
Author's Response: OOOH, thak you. I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Your review made me feel all warm and fluffy inside. *beams* ~Carole~
Awww, thats so sad! I really like it though. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Ahh, I doubt Molly was short of friends by the end of that day. ~Carole~
Ooh I really liked this, Bellatrix character gave me goosebumps. Girl-Bella, scary, eh?
“Ahh, well I ‘ope yer less lively than yer brothers. I was ‘opin yer was a Weasley – they don’t give me ‘alf as much trouble.” He held out his hand. “I’m Hagrid, by the way.”
I really liked that line, it made me grin a lot :D
It's just again that thing why I love your story so much – you pay attention to those little canon details, like Ogg. I really love that you remembered him.
Your characterisation of Molly was very interesting too... I'd really like to read some more school-age-Molly from you... why not write about that one time when she and Arthur got back to the tower late and Orion Pringle or whatever his name was punished them? I think you could do a great job :D
SO jealous of your awesome in-house challenge :D but ours was ok too :P
Author's Response: Thank you, Kara. I did like writing this, but it was tough being eleven again. I wanted Mollly to be the parent most like Gred and Forge. Arthur's never struck me as the mischevious type. The challenge was all down to the lovely Terri *hats off to our Prefect*. ~Carole~
Fabulous, very unique. I love the idea of Bellatrix and Molly having met. You wrote this well and captivatingly.
Author's Response: OOH, thank you very much. I'm pleased you enjoyed the story. ~Carole~