What a wonderful start! Must read on! :D
Author's Response: I was rather proud of this story, since it was my first Chaptered fic. I'm glad you found it to be wonderful. I tried so hard to capture Merope's character just right. :) But while this was fun, I think I may stick to poetry... And write an occasional story. :)
And the story continues....haha. This is a great 2nd chapter! :) And now that you have explained the layout, it did become clearer. Sorry I didn't catch it before. Can't wait for chapter 3!! :)
Author's Response: I've noticed that Merope seems to always be a certain way in my mind... I wonder what you think of her characterization? Thanks again for your review, alex! You are a fanfiction writer's dream!
This is a very good start to this story! And I think a pretty accurate account of Merope's possible history. I really liked the pacing to this! But I did get a bit confused. Is Merope giving Tom the love potion at the end of this chapter? Didn't she get pregnant after she gave him the love potion?
But again this is very good! :)
Author's Response: If you would notice, dear alex13, that the sections in the present aren't given a date, but those in the past and future are. I wrote this in a manner of "jumping" around events- 1907 is when Merope is going to be born and 1926 is when Merope is going to die and give birth. The section without a date is about 1925, before she loses Tom. So yes, she is giving Tom the love potion at the end, but in that section, she isn't pregnant. If it isn't clear, I'll be sure to go back and add the date 1925 to those dateless sections. So just tell me. :) And be sure to read the second chapter that is up! And hopefully, the third chapter will be up soon.