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Neville Longbottom in the Garden of the Hesperides, Chapter 4
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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 21st, 2016 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you survived the odd week, and glad to have a chapter! Neville's dream was vivid and chilling. The herbology shop and its owner were intriguing; it's unsettling but makes sense to see the relatively non-malignant but still alive-and-well disparagement of muggles in the inter-war period. I still quite like your Augusta, which is a surprise to me. Alive-and-happy! Lily, complete with on-speaking-terms! Petunia was also surprising but interesting, as was the mysterious reference to James's one-time choice to answer the door without his wand. Seeing Weasleys and Harry with Neville and other Potters in the mix was interesting; it's nice to see Ginny at this stage with seemingly some extra confidence due to the presence of a younger girl to mentor, and brothers who respect her flying skill.
I'm now wondering whether the girl whose family Neville and Gran see on the street is significant? I also loved Neville's urge to brighten up the area and cheer up the people with plants! I'm also intrigued about Madam Wilks's upcoming presence at Hogwarts, and the likely tailoring of the stone's protections toward Neville's strengths.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 23rd, 2016 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't expecting speaking-terms Petunia until she showed up. I'm not sure why that is... should be interesting to find out.

Yes, the family on the street is significant, though maybe not to this story. I just meant it as a wink. It's Cormoran Strike and his sister!
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