Date: 03/24/2013 09:47 PM Title: Chapter 1
I like the feeling of this. I love how yoou wove so many story lines into this one little nugget. The hint that Cedric was so special to his parents and knowing that they lost him, how badly she wanted a girl and the risks involved, which makes Ginny so extra special to her. All of this makes this story so special. Lovely.
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Date: 03/21/2013 08:04 PM Title: Chapter 1
Wow! Have I been oblivious all these years? I've read the books multiple times, and never noticed Ron getting the short end of Molly's affection. Molly always struck me as a loving mother who is stretched thin by her many parenting responsibilities. And like a lot of parents, her attention is often directed at the child/children who is making the most noise at the time (Fred and George's antics, Percy's overachievements, etc). As far as her fussing over Harry, she feels sorry for him. She knows Harry receives no affection or care from the Dursleys, so heaps it on him when she can.
But the next time I read the series (after Written in My Own Heart's Blood is released and devoured) I will keep an eye out for this dynamic between Ron and Molly.
I do think this is a well written short story that explores seldom expressed notions that flit through a parent's mind.
Date: 03/18/2013 06:27 PM Title: Chapter 1
Yeah? Right, little Ronald will never know of Molly's disappointment that he was not the longed for daughter. Hahahahaha. How Naive is Molly? Of course Ron knew that he was not really wanted. Molly would give little hints at the way she would fuss over Ginny Harry and the twins more than him. Molly always seemed to place blame on him for whatever went wrong even when it was not his fault.In the books/movies we never saw Molly fuss over him like she would Ginny, Harry and the Twins. No wonder Ron has inferiority issues - Molly chanelled her disappointment unintentionally and without really meaning to but inadvertantly showing Ron that he was not and is not seen by his mother as important like his older brothers and especially by Ginny and Harry.