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    May 15th, 2008

    Flowers Shall Grow

    Flowers Shall Grow by Newyork Noodles

    Summary: “He needs you.  It’s the easiest and hardest thing in the world.”  They say that hope can be found in the darkest of places, but Andromeda isn’t so sure anymore. A conversation with Augusta Longbottom might help. Oneshot, 3,645 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I can’t believe it took me until reading this fic to realize the completely obvious parallels between Andromeda Tonks and Augusta Longbottom and the way the wars ended for them.  Andromeda is at a crossroads, and her grief is too new to be entirely bearable.  Her interaction with Neville is especially lovely.

    Why You Might Not Care: This is not my favorite characterisation of Augusta Longbottom ever.  There is too little personality there, and I feel as though she is merely a placeholder for some more neutral-sounding narrator.  Everything the author gives Augusta to say is valid, but something about the way she says it falls flat.  Over all, this fic starts out strong and struggles a bit near the end.

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Flowers Shall Grow”

    1. Christina Says:
      May 16th, 2008 at 10:45 am

      I had to claim allergies to a co-worker because this one made me all weepy.

    3. ChristyCorr Says:
      May 17th, 2008 at 11:50 am