This messed with my feelings...
Author's Response: It's definitely not the usual kind of Christmas story, but my Muse wanted to go back to the Room of Requirement... (I love that Room--reminds me of a magical version of Star Trek:TNG's holodeck!) And hey, if my writing causes a reader to ... um ... "feel" something... I guess my efforts weren't altogether in vain. Many thanks for reviewing!
Unusual setting for your Christmas story, but it fits so cleverly into the timeline of the books. The characters were very well done too - Snape's life feeling so bleak and wrong, while Harry lands on his feet like a cat as normal and you've got me wondering if possession of the Potion book will make a difference in the future. Thanks for another good story, and have a merry Christmas.
Author's Response: I've often agonized over Snape's brief stint as Headmaster, all the bad things he was forced to let happen so as not to blow his cover, with only the montage of former Heads' portraits knowing the truth about his loyalties. It must have been extremely bleak, as you pointed out. My initial urge was to let Harry have a Christmas fantasy in the Room, but then I decided to go with Snape, and I'm so glad I did. Thanks for reading and reviewing, and do enjoy a wonderful Christmas! 🎅
|Title: Chapter 1
||22 Dec 2016 10:26 pm
|Reviewer: Fmh (Signed)
Wonderful story thank you so much I loved the scene within the room of requirement
Author's Response: Thank you for letting me know that you loved it! That scene was fun to write, and I wanted to give my readers an unexpected Christmas surprise. 😉 Many thanks for reading and reviewing, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! 🎄
Aw adorable! Thanks for the story!
Author's Response: "Adorable"! *giggles* Well, I honestly hadn't thought of the story in that light, but I'm very glad that YOU enjoyed it! You're quite welcome, star! Many thanks for reading and reviewing, and may you have a very Merry Christmas! 🎀
Good story. Everyone was true to character - Snape helping Harry, who he still dislikes, while Harry has no idea that Snape is helping him. I wondered if the footprints would give Harry away. I liked the way your story fit seamlessly into the 'Deathly Hallows,' too.
Author's Response: I kept wondering what on earth to write this year... I was running out of time when the bare skeleton of a plot came to mind. I just took it on faith that I could write my way to an idea, since I've experienced several previous stories "taking over", above and beyond what I'd planned, practically writing themselves. My starting point this time was very minimal, so I kept my mental fingers crossed, and it turned out better than it deserved! I literally wrote over 6800 words in a single day to get one draft completed, then revised yesterday before sending the story to Eands. I can't recall if I've ever read a Christmas story involving the Room of Requirement, but it seemed a novel approach, so I gave it a shot. Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the review, and Merry Christmas! 🎄
That was a good short story
Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Many thanks for reading and reviewing! Merry Christmas, too! 🎅