This fic is everything I could ever wish for, my dearest author. It's hard to describe how wonderful it is, so I'll do the best I can.
First of all, the pairing! I'm blown away with how believably you've written Millicent and Marietta. You managed to distill them into creatures of emotions--not simply histories. Yes, there is 5th year and the War that lurks in the background, but the writing shows that it's really about insecurities and choices. Both Millicent and Marietta are unsure about everything--their identities, their futures--and the tone you displayed this in is stunning.
And a complete wow on the sex! The simple description was so tantalizing without giving everything away. It was truly a reflection of the pairing. They aren't sure, they aren't extraordinary, and it's not just a holiday fling cliche.
In the end, Marietta has her face between Millicent's thick thighs, her sneak's brow pressing against coarse dark curls. ^This line is one of my favourites. The "sneak's brow" against the "dark curls" is reminiscent of the opening part of the fic, with Marietta hiding the scars under her bangs.
Thank you so, so much for this fantastic story. It's simply divine.