That was sad, but very good. To think that George was never able to move on.. Fred would be pissed.
What happened to George?!?!?!?!?!?! Man, I didn't realize that losing his brother could make him so dejected and detached from life! Poor George. :( He needs someone, like his daughter, to really understand him and help him out.
Nice characterization. It's too bad that people actually go through these kinds of things.
Author's Response: This is a sad story. I'm pleased it had such an effect on you. Thanks for reviewing-
It's been quite a while since I've read any fanfiction... and picking one of yours to get back into it definitely reminded me of how good it can be!
You have a great knack with characters - there is nothing hugely unique about the plot in this per se (recently divorced man turns to alcohol and looks back on a time when his relationship was perfect), but the way you write it and get into the characters makes it wonderful.
I absolutely loved the ending - leaving us with the image of George lying there, having been taken to bed by his daughter, is so poignant... especially as he realises that she shouldn't have to do that for him, but he's still unable to stop himself from drinking.
I loved the repetition of "George, please sit down" - it gave the story a cyclical effect which works really well since George is constantly revisiting the past.
Author's Response: KATRINA! I was so delighted to receive this gorgeous review (and sorry for taking a while replying to it). Thank you for saying I took a common plot, and made it fresh and interesting through the characterisation. Really, thank you. And I'm glad you liked the ending--the importance in Roxanne in looking after him, something she shouldn't have to do, was soemthing I really wanted to emphasise. And I'm glad you liked the repeated line. I was worried it would feel limp--so am really glad you thought it worked. Thank you so much for this review--I really appreciate it. Alex
Ooooooh, I really liked this, Alex! I think you mentioned this in another story, Persuasion, if I remember correctly, so it was interesting to see George's perspective. And you definitely captured a feeling of sadness and regret in this, really well done.
I think the most intriguing thing is George's characterisation. Okay, I know George turning to alcohol after his twin died is definitely something I've seen before, but I like what you've done with it. But most of all, I liked how you gave a really good insight into George and Angelina's relationship right up until their marriage broke apart. You covered a large period of time in only a few thousand words, and not once did it seem rushed or anyhthing. Which is nice :)
Anyway, I really enjoyed this. And, lol, it's weird that I'm IMing you while I'm reviewing you :P
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked this :) Yes, in Persuasion George and Angelina's divorce is mentioned, and this is the build up to it. You know me and word limits don't get on, so I'm so glad you think I gave a good idea of their relationship and how it ended within such a short (for me) number of words, and that this didn't seem rushed. Thanks a lot for reviewing--and yes, that is a bit weird :) Alex
Interesting plot...definitely different than any HP fan fic that I have read. Poor George...he thought he had found happiness and then it was taken away. Great work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much--I'm glad you thought the plot was original. Angelina and George getting divorced is part of my head-canon for them, so it was interesting to write, and I'm glad you found it original. Thank you so much for reviewing! Alex