I liked how you integrated the darker side, the more malicious side, of Bellatrix with the rebellious, Muggle-loving character of Bellatrix that you've put in your stories.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for finding my story and reading and especially for reviewing. When I write Bella, I feel like I'm balancing on a tightrope, particularly at this point in my story. I also feel like I'm going against the grain when writing her too. Most of the time I just write like myself:D Bella is a rebel and she's conflicted. She has to hide this Muggle boyfriend but she'd kind of like to show him off. She wanted him as a pretty toy but she kind of loves him. As time goes on, she's really going to get conflicted and confused. But for now, she's having fun. Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad I found your stories also.
Hmmm....Bella & Edward ... Wouldn't happened to be named for two very popular vampires, would they?
Author's Response: Nope, not at all:D Bella is Bellatrix Black who's existed since before Twilight's Bella. I've been calling her Bella in my chaptered fic, Bella Rosa, unless she's being addressed by her parents. I was trying to decide what a good name for a pasty-faced Englishman would be and Edward popped into my head. Also, Edward comes from my beloved Golden Retriever who had that name and passed away five years ago. I wasn't thinking about vampires at all. Gabe is a Muggle artist who is Bella's latest toy. You know how she loves to toy with Muggles. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't used the name, Edward for the auctioneer's name. Thanks for the review. I hope you check out my other two stories.:D
great bells fic!!!!!!!!!!!!! please make more :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much. It's always good to wake up to such enthusiasm. That was a fun story to write. Have you looked at "The Christmas Haunting of Bellatrix Black" and "Bella Rosa"? The latter has 9 chapters up and I expect it to go to around 30. "Haunting" is a short Christmas story. Maybe I'll see you around.
You have potential as a writer, but I don't see much how this fits into the harry potter world. I wish you'd have chosen different names than "Bella" and "Edward" too. Nice try, though. If you'd added a little more wizarding flair and chosen different names, it might have been stronger.
Author's Response: This one-shot is a spin-off from my chaptered story, "Bella Rosa," in the pre-Hogwarts category. Since the beginning, I've called Bellatrix Black "Bella." I haven't used Bellatrix unless an older family member is talking to her. When I named the announcer "Edward" I was thinking of my first dog, a wonderful Golden Retriever we named Edward Trent-Lestat. This was in 1993, long before anyone dreamed of a universe called "Twilight." I had no idea that "Edward" was conjuring up images of Edward Cullen until a friend of mine pointed it out. You're right--that was a poor choice of names. I wasn't thinking. I'm glad you kind of liked the story. It was at least fun to write:D
Interesting and very entertaining!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad you found it a fun story:D Bella did have fun once in a while even if it was at the expense of others, but what the heck--they were Muggles:P Thanks for the review. I always love to see what others think of my stories.
What a fabulous Valentine's Day treat! Like whipped truffle filling, I'd say. Bella is such a delinquent, getting other people to pick up her tab. Couldn't you include the step -by-step instructions for that so the rest of us would have a chance at a Valentine's Day get-away of our own? The romantic dinner and rose petal bedcovers are out of my price range these days. And the way she's so possessive of Gabe is so self-centered and undeniably Slytherin.
Author's Response: If I told you Bella's secrets, she'd get very angry with me and there's no telling what she'd do:D I liked your comparison to whipped truffle filling. That sounds like the perfect treat for Valentine's Day. The sad thing is that Gabe's so nice that he doesn't seem to realize what she's doing or how naughty she is. I guess that's one of his flaws. He likes to think the best of everyone. I loved your last sentence--If I can make Bella sound Slytherin even on her best days, then I've done my job of capturing her character. Thanks for the review. Praise from one of my favorite authors is high praise indeed.
Jajaja!! That was awesome! I loved to see how Bella weasled her way through payments by confunding muggles! That was very much Slytherin like of her!! ^^,
Author's Response: Bella is so naughty, isn't she? And, none of it's her fault--she wouldn't have to do this if her family had more Galleons and she had a trust fund:D Besides, her victims were only Muggles. They'll never figure out what happened. Bella sure wasn't going to let anyone else get their hands on Gabe. She didn't even like it when the ladies took a look at him. She did decide she'd be the highest bidder no matter what the cost. She just didn't mention that she wasn't going to pay. As much as it would break Gabe's heart, I hope this is an infatuation on Bella's part. She's so intense and crazy and he's so nice. This was a fun story to write and plan Bella's pranks. Thanks so much for the review. I'll see you next time.