Ah, it's great to see Minerva laughing! She could use a bit of joy in her life. Though, come to think of it, she would be Alex's mother-in-law. There's a thought to give one pause..... :-}
Hmmm... given characteristics from each side of his family, I wonder if Chris will take to Quidditch? Maybe the "kids" will have a chance to figure this out during the stay at the Burrow? [I'm imagining a team of Keeper: Ron; Seeker: Harry; Beaters: Fred & George; Chasers: Ginny, Chris, and (maybe) Kylie, given how close Chris & Kylie have been.]
Sounds as if Vernon got a bit of a "wake-up" call. Not at all sure he'll behave himself, but he certainly has incentive to do so. Wonder where Petunia was....
I'm looking forward to the next installment(s). :-)
Heh -- the "new arrivals" appear to be fine judges of character. :-} And hanging around Ginny, I expect that will only improve.
The story appears to be coming along quite nicely!
Heh -- I think, now that I'm getting a chance to know them a bit better (as well as some focus on them, to the exclusion of various other folks), I'm finally(!) tracking the characters better.
So Melissa was McGonagall's daughter, eh? Even with the prophetic comments of the first chapter, I think I'd expect Chris to have some remarkable capabilities as he matures.
I see you've posted more, and I'm rather looking forward to reading, so I'll get on with that.
Well done so far; I'm enjoying the story!
There were a couple of things that I found a bit
distracting (from the story), though:
* Ginny speaking as a newborn. Yeah, this is
Magic; still, that seemed rather far-fetched.
* I was having trouble keeping track of the
characters. (Mind, I'm fairly familiar with the
"It's My Own Invention" chapter of _Through the
Looking-Glass_, where the White Knight goes on
about distinctions among what a thing is, vs.
what its name is, vs. what the thing is called,
vs. what the name of the thing is called....
Regarding the concept of Ginny speaking, I tend to interpret the prohecies that are mentioned in the books writtne by JKR herself that it isn't so much the person speaking giving the prophecy but is actually the power of fate or destiny or whatever. By that interpretation, yes the sounds are coming from Ginny's vocal cords, but the intellect forming the words isn't hers.
I apologize for the fact that you are having trouble keeping track of the characters but I'm unclear as to how you mean.