What a horrible way to have to grow up. The big problem I had with the HP series is that her characters seemed to be stuck in the same level of maturity throughout the entire story.
Sorry, I haven't been getting review alerts for some reason - the only reason I found this is because I was checking my reviews to see who requested the story I'm about to post. shakes fist Damn you, Ficwad!
Anyway, thanks for reviewing. And I empathise with your reaction to the HP characters' canonical emotional inertia - it's slightly frustrating.