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Neville Longbottom in the Garden of the Hesperides, Chapter 2
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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 13th, 2016 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well that should...

Put paid to any of Neville's worries about being a Squib quite nicely. Extremely appropriate that when he finally managed some overt magic, it should involve plants going into "protector" mode. And it's sweet to see Harry with loads more self confidence, but still having the perceptiveness and sensitivity to understand the deep gift that Neville has with plants. Not everyone who attempts to garden is as spectacularly successful, especially when they're barely 11!

I'm so grateful for a new "Harry Potter" story from you just at this time, and I think this is a fantastic premise. I can't help wondering, though, why Bellatrix didn't go after Harry's parents in this universe the way that she went after Neville's parents in the canon universe.

Sara Libby
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 13th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well that should...

I toyed with the idea of Harry being a James-ish brat for a while, but I couldn't make it work. James himself would know what to look for, Lily wouldn't put up with it, and, most important, it's Harry. He's never going to be a great one for getting along with, say, Malfoy, but if someone is in his sphere, caretaking seems to be his instinctive response.
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