Author's Response: Thank you.
Author's Response: *blushes* Thanks.
"Ah, one of those fics that leaves my jaw on the floor at the end."
*blushes* Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
You definitely had me going. I thought Petunia was talking all along. Great job.
I do have two suggestions, however. First, I really wanted to know why Tom Riddle jr. went into the family business. I know that his father wanted him to, but Voldemort never struck me as one who cares about what other people want. I guess you could say his personality was determined by his environment. I’m just one of those people who has to understand every inconsequential detail.
You also had "The night your parents died you had a dinner reservation that had been made nights in advance. Your mother suggested cancelling –you really couldn’t afford to eat out". I think you mean "you" to be "they". I know that you mean "you" in the plural, but it's confusing and a one-year-old doesn't really have a dinner reservation, anyway. They just come.
Thank you for the review. I was very careful to be vague enough to maintain the surprise till the end. Glad to know I was successful.
With regards to why Tom joined the family business, it was more a stepping stone on his journey to being a powerful business man than something he did to please his father. Really, he was that different from canon...
With regards to "you" vs. "they", after reading your comment, I recognized how this could be a source of confusion. The change has already been made. Thanks for pointing out the problem.