|Reviews for Rainbows End|
| footballprincess chapter 1 . 7/16/2013
Oh God its so sad, they were exploring diagon alley one day, and the next they're dead. Poor Bill, losing his faith in rainbows, only ten years old :'(
| MyElusiveDreams chapter 1 . 1/24/2010
Aw, this was so heart-wrenching...but excellently made, too! Great job!
Love, Weird Cassie
| RavenEcho chapter 1 . 1/5/2010
Sad, but very well done, with beautifully crafted subtlety.
| WinterLizzy chapter 1 . 7/20/2009
Oh no, good writing.
| Dipi chapter 1 . 6/1/2009
it was sad and how very true. how one loses faith and another gains. life changes us... like this
| Avatar Rikki chapter 1 . 5/28/2009
The ending was so sad. I would have been cool if the rainbow came and the next day everyone found out Voldemort was vanquished. Poor Bill. He grew up to fast. You must always believe in rainbows!
| FredFanatic chapter 1 . 5/20/2009
Another excellent story that I hadn't gotten around to reading. But I loved it as well, sad as it was.
It was heart-breaking, but in a very subtle way. A child losing their innocence is always a bit scary. To have it happen because of death is dreadful.
| verity candor chapter 1 . 3/26/2009
Oh the sorrow!
| Rita Arabella Black chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
Just read this and I don't think I could re-write cause you just can't improve on perfection. I wouldn't even try.
| Subtle Affection chapter 1 . 12/9/2008
I simply adore your stories!
They are just so amazing and heartwrenching(in a good way)!
My favorite line: "Boring Percy and the Twins From Hell"
x'D The Twins from hell! That was so funny!
| Gaby Black chapter 1 . 6/27/2008
Oh I loved Fools, and I really liked this, too.
Even at two, Charlie was hard to impress with anything that did not involve broomsticks or dragons or Mummy’s cooking
Great Weasley characterizations, as always.
| Starkiller chapter 1 . 6/25/2008
God, this left another big lump in my throat. Everything about it was brilliant. I especially love the twist with the title. As always, I'm in awe of your characterisation of the Weasleys (so loving Bill & Charlie as kids!). I will definitely rec this fic at some point in the near future!
| Elledreamer chapter 1 . 5/31/2008
I love this! Absolutely love it! I really like the twist in the title and the whole thing is so sad really but it's not obviously sad (if you understand what I mean!). A really well written but beautiful look at Bill, and childhood innocence. Great!
| fauves chapter 1 . 5/26/2008
Another great oneshot from you Katy! Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? You really shpuld you're a brilliant writer.
| Sandshrew777 chapter 1 . 5/20/2008
Ooh, rainbows. Fun topic.
I like the repetition of Charlie's sentiment at the end, but such a long statement shouldn't be repeated in full. A small addition or change to it would have made the moment a little more real to me; right now it's just a heavy-handed author move (albeit brilliant). If it were a comment of fewer words - like just "Rainbows don't mean a thing" - then it would work to repeat it in full. But the whole shebang? Not quite.
I don't think Charlie can say "Twins from Hell" without getting some sort of reaction out of Bill or either uncle. Somebody's gotta notice him swearing.
Charlie's use of the world 'perhaps' (well, really 'p'r'aps') at the end of their Diagon Alley day is out of place. 'Maybe' is a better choice.
Otherwise, I think your dialogue is delightful. I find it invigorating to the previously-flat characters of the Prewett brothers, and true to the rowdy spirits that were once Bill and Charlie. Everyone, other than the minor moments I've pointed out, speaks naturally. You don't force things - they flow. Excellent.
I find Bill's change believable - very - but Charlie's is more subtle. At first he's the pragmatist, but once touched by death he becomes the idealist? I think it's very interesting, and so I'd wish you would have expanded the scene between Bill and Charlie at the very end to give us more insight into Charlie (through Bill). He can change only slightly or greatly - that's up to you - but right now I don't understand how. I know why - but not how. Definitely keep the last lines there as the end fo the story and their conversation, but the initiation to the conversation should be different. Give the rainbows thing a little space, then hit us over the head with it at the end to tie it all in. ('Cause these brothers are moving to opposite ends of the spectrum...and that's a big point here, thematically.)
The lyrical tone fits. The title is quite appropriate. Setting is unimportant - you needn't that extra layer. I noticed the change in monikers ("Billy"); clever. Your introductory narration is strong and helps balance the dialogue-heavy Diagon Alley trip, so good job. Love your plot choices.
(I'm putting tags into this in case it doesn't do it automatically. I've been having problems lately. So if it's weirdly spaced, or you see the tags, never mind them please.)
Overall, a lovely story. Favorited. :)