I love this song and this band!!!!!
I loved this fic - it's great that you picked up on that small little space in time when Lavender and Draco could work together. I'm glad you showed a "deep" side to Lavender - often in fanfic she seems to be portrayed as a bimbo and I never had that impression. (Yes, with Ron she seemed a little bit over the top, but there could have been a number of explanations behind that...). I liked how Draco acknowledged his own cowardice, and yet still remained cowardly. It was very fitting to his character. Also, the fic was beautifully written.
Author's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I love looking for the little hook in timing or events that can make a pairing work, and as for Lavender, I don't think the poor girl gets enough credit. Fine, she got a little silly over a teenage boyfriend, but so have lots of girls who go on to be perfectly sensible women, and she's a Gryffindor for a reason after all, so I like to showcase her stronger side.
Incredulity did not begin to scratch the surface of my thoughts on Draco/Lavender. I mean...in terms of sheer 'wtf' power, this one was up there. But you did it. It was freaking fantastic that you did, too.
I suppose this made sense. Looking back on it, Draco and Lavender found themselves extrememly alone and bereft at the same time. Whether she actually loved him or if it was a rebound sort of thing, I don't suppose I know for sure, but the pair seemed to be filling a mutual need for release and to forget who they were for just a little while. I guess I like that sort of thing, considering I'm reading a story that is basically all about that, hehe.
I'm glad he didn't write the note. He's far too much of a chicken sh!t for that, and had he done it, it would've been OOC. Well done on that.
I'm not sure how much of Lavender I can glean from this story, but it's almost not important. She never did strike me as the kind of girl who held any ideals, let alone one whose greatest thought was what shade of lip gloss to wear. The idea that she held equality is such high regard is a bit questionable, but we never really saw much of what Lavender really was in any of the books, so I digress. There may be a secret decent human being in there for all I know. I shall simply assume that she is thus and not just an empty headed bint with more frizz than common sense.
Wonderful story. I shall return, etc. You know the drill...
Author's Response: Yeah they are a random little pairing (but perhaps no more so than Draco/Katie ;) ), but they have this one perfect little pocket in time where it can just work. I'm not sure if they'd work in any other scenario, but like you said, they are both adrift at the same moment and that's always struck me as a very exploitable little moment as far as making them work is concerned. As for Lavender, you've hit one of my little crusades there - I think she's much maligned in fandom and that there's a hell of a lot more to her than just an empty headed bint with more frizz than common sense. I mean she's a Gryff for a start and there's nothing to suggest that she doesn't belong there - in fact, when they are trying to round up the Skrewts at some point in a lesson, she's one of the ones mentioned as helping when a lot of the class are cowering in Hagrid's hut, she's in the DA both times around, even when it's considerably more of a dangerous undertaking in DH, and her comment on the bathrooms in the Room of Requirement always implied to me that she was at least one of the first if not the first girl to turn up, so she must have been pretty active in irritating the Carrows. So, she was a bit silly over a boy at the age of sixteen, who hasn't been, really - I don't think that has to mean that there's not more to her than that. I have a bit of thing, which you've probably noticed by now, for trying to give a bit of depth to some of the more maligned ladies of HP - Lavender, Pansy, Narcissa and even Lily. I think they all deserve a little more credit than they normally get. Seriously, you've opened a can of worms now - I could ramble on all morning. ;) Thanks for yet again for another lovely review, and I'm glad I persuaded you that despite being a 'wtf' pairing it doesn't have to make you reach for the spork! :p