(#) BenRG 2008-04-12
A nice chapter, although it had the feel of interlinked vignettes rather than a single whole.
The rejections were nice. Luna really likes playing with boys' heads, doesn't she? I'm with Daphne: she isn't really that odd and crazy - she just finds it fun to use that reputation to get away with being outrageous.
Susan is definately high on the list of suitable witches who would be a dutiful wife even if Harry actually loved someone else (although he would never do that to a girl). I think that she genuinely likes him too. If Daphne doesn't work out, she is on the list of those to call.
The Patils were genuinely funny. It is tragically believable that their brother would have offered them (for an insultingly small amount of money) as if they were chattel rather than his sisters. Some cultures have never really come to accept that women are people too. However, I strongly suspect that Mr. Patil is going to learn what pain and embarrassment really are over the next few months.
The fake 'How I Killed (or not) Voldemort' story was hillarious. Naturally, Dumbles sucked it up, hook line and sinker. Well, at least Moody gets a holiday out of it.
Somehow, it is totally in-character for Remus to be standing all heart-broken in the rain and bitterly cursing his weaknesses rather than actually doing something to make things right. Sometimes, these self-loathing types are their own worst enemies.
You clearly imply that Dumbledore was behind Remus' break with Harry. Why am I not surprised? I think that Harry is running out of reasons to keep the old fool alive.
BenRG's Rating: 7.5/10