Finishing things has always been harder for me than starting them. Starting has this great "oh boy, something new!" feeling to it, though the accompanying "uh-oh, something I haven't done before" can be terrifying. But finishing things is terrifying, worrisome, bittersweet, all at the same time, and it can really rattle me at times.
The closer I get to finishing the main Dangerverse, the more of the "finishing" feeling I get, especially as the big surprises I've been planning for so long come out of the box. This isn't to say that I won't finish it, of course! But as I continue to post, it will really help me if you continue to give me lots of love. It counteracts the other stuff.
So, let me think. What can I tell you, without being unduly spoilery? (Fair warning: If you have not read Chapter 46 of Surpassing Danger, stop reading this blog post right now!) There are so many amazing things coming up, but I don't want to tell you about most of them, because I want you to read them... argh, decisions, decisions!
Well, a lot of people have asked me about Lucius Malfoy and whether or not he shall receive a proper punishment for his misdeeds, so I shall make that official. Lucius will die in horror and pain, killed by someone he thought he would defeat easily, and he will know that his death will serve to advance the fall of his Master. Will that do?
Also, as I stated before, each member of the Pack and Pride will be responsible for the defeat of at least one enemy. Many of them have already accomplished this -- the Pack-adults, in particular, have each killed an enemy, though every time it was in self-defense or defense of another. Can you recall when that happened, and how?
Just as a side note to that, I will also mention that one of those deaths was very important to have happened the way it did. If it had fallen out another way, the way that someone was afraid it might have, there would have been enormous and painful consequences. I wonder if anyone will guess which, and what might have happened?
And yes, I have indeed been planning Arthur Weasley becoming Minister since the very beginning of Living with Danger. I understand if people don't care for it, but it seems to fit my 'verse and ideas, so I've done it. Molly is going to put him on a strict program of how long he's allowed to chat with the Muggles who live in Sanctuary, though!
A short post, but a fun one, I think. Now I am off to eat delicious ham and potatoes and squash, and to pet rambunctious puppies, currently eating their own dinners so that they will not eat ours. And later, I can watch the Steelers attempt to play football (this season, that's the only verb that fits). Thanks for reading! More on Tuesday!