I had been wondering when you would update... Yay!!!!!!!!! I know the first time around I have you a hard time on Lindi's character, but I want to say that this story is in my favorites, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. :) can't wait for more, and hopefully it will be soon, since it took a while to remember what happened...
Author's Response: Haha!! Don't worry about giving me a 'hard time' about Lindi. I'm sort of used to it. ;) Some people like her, and some can't stand her. At least you didn't tell me to kill her off or anything! LOL I really appreciated your review, as I do this one. I'm honored that you have it in your favorites. Thank you. And it should be soon. I thought it would be up by now, but had a family crisis. It's always something, so I won't promise anything, but as it is written, and beta'd expect it very soon. I hope it isn't disappointing. Thank you again, for reading and reviewing, Nagini Riddle. :)
I just wanted to let you know that I've kept up with this fic for over four years now, and it's still as excellent as ever. it's seen me through high school and into college! I think it's great that you've kept up with this fic for so long. thanks so much for the years of enjoyment ! hope you're doing well :)
Author's Response: Seddy!!!! I'm so glad to *see* you! Has it really been that long? College.... Arghh...I feel so old! I'm so glad it has given you enjoyment for so long and that you are still with me. Thank you for letting me know. And I'm pretty well, thank you. I had a death in the family, which has kept me away recently. An older family member, so nothing 'tragic', but sad and difficult, nonetheless. Anyway, getting this and the other wonderful reviews has been a source of cheering, so thank you again.
Wow! This story is amazing! Iove how the characters are so well written and in-character (well, not the oc's)! I'm not a huge fan of romance myself but something about this story made me want to keep reading it :P The suspense on what will happen between Sirius and Remus is killing me >.< I noticed you haven't updated soon, I hope you haven't given up on this :( Please update soon!
Author's Response: :) Thank you, ilessthan3hp. I'm so glad you are enjoying the story. Nope...haven't given up on it, though it may seem that way. I actually have the next chapter waiting for beta, though I've taken so long to get it that I've lost my beta and have gone begging for another. She has to catch up on the story, which could take a little while, though after 6 1/2 months, >.< what's another couple weeks, right? *sigh* Oh, I hate leaving readers in suspense, because after so long, I'm afraid your imagination will far exceed my ability to satisfy! So, don't expect too much with Sirius and Remus or you will be disappointed. ;) And if you are not a huge fan of romance, and this made you want to keep reading, maybe that says something about my attempt to write romance! LOL Seriously, I did want to have more in it that just romance, as I love the story of the Marauders' friendship more than anything in the HP universe. The scenes of them together, particularly them trying to embarrass poor dear Remus, and the small scenes with Remus' family background, etc... I hope that is what has kept you interested, as I have enjoyed writing those the most of all. Anyway, hopefully I'll have an update fairly soon. Thank you for reading and letting me know you are waiting!
Well, it took a while to read through the entire story, but I must say, you have me hooked! However, I realize that you have made Lindi a despicable character- at least to me she is. At firt I was lookin so much to the romance between Remus and her, but after reading so much about her, I feel like Remus deserves better. I came to really look forward to Lily and James' relationship more. Still, I feel like Remus should tell Lindi about his werewolf condition. But perhaps she doesn't deserve to hear about it. I am having a battle with myself over this!
Overall, this is a really well written story. I stayed up all night to finish it. I love the initial premise, and I hope that Remus ends up with a somewhat happy ending in your story.
I have to say, as a side note, that I find it funny that Remus ended up with Sirius' cousin. When you had Remus look at Tonk's picture earlier, I had to laugh. If only Remus knew what the future held. That's pretty much a good message for any one out there: that though things may look bleak now, our future can always be bright. The Harry Potter series really does end with that message.
So, I beg you to continue this story! Update soon! Don't give up on this!
Thank you for taking the time to write such an entertaining story. :)
Author's Response: Oh, dear...first off, thank you for such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy you are enjoying the story. I'm also glad you enjoyed the little Tonk's part. I must admit, I'm definitely NOT a Remus/Tonks fan, but I did like throwing that in there :) And I love the message you got out of it. Very optimistic...lovely... But to Lindi...oh dear...I certainly did not mean to make her despicable, though I know some people can't stand her! LOL I'm sure Remus does deserve better, but of course, no one is good enough for him! But truly, I find Lindi rather pitiful and ...well,rather than try to defend her, I'll leave it to the story and you to decide in the end how you feel about her. I long ago realized that I saw her differently than many readers and that I often misjudge how readers will take her or her actions, though I did warn a long time ago that she might do something to make people who did like her wish they'd never recommended her for an award. Ha! Thank you, again, Nagini Riddle, for taking the time to read my story and leave me this lovely review.
I am a devoted reader of your fanfic, I've been reading this story since you've began writing it. Confession has to be made that I've read moments of bliss over and over again, and it just doesn't get boring for me. I think I read it a dozen times if not more, lost the count really. This chapter is another very good one, so please keep up the good work with this story. I really really hope you'll finish it!
Author's Response: *sigh* How could a fic author ask for a more wonderful response to their work? I'm so very happy that you let me know you are enjoying the story so much. Reading it over and over...I may need to ask you what has happened in a couple of spots!! haha...I've been working on it for so long I've forgotten some things. :*/ But I'm so flattered that you aren't yet bored with it. I am trying to finish. How could I not after reviews like this? :) I hope the end, if I ever get there, doesn't disappoint too much. Thank you, marauderm. This review made my day.
Oh Remus. Son, when are you going to get over yourself, man up, and face Lindi? I liked this chapter even though it is 3am and I have classes in the morning! What I wouldn't give to have a go on Sirius's motorbike though :) Once again, great chapter! Thanks for your hard work!
Author's Response: Oh, my, how did I miss your reviews? :*( What on earth were you doing reading at 3 am? I hope your class went well. I think Remus is asking himself the same question, and wondering about the Sorting Hat. ;) Can't you just see Sirius on that bike? Dark hair blowing in the wind...*sigh* Yes, I'm convinced he'd be a bad boy and not wear a helmet. Of course, they don't wear them for broomsticks, so... Thanks, S_P.
Hullo from college land :)
I finally got to read this chapter. I am so sad about Will! Now on to the question answering... When I am in the car I read on my phone. I appreciated both parts of theStar Wars ireference, although the Jabba comment made my sides hurt from laughing! :) I can't wait to read the next chapter! Keep up the awesome work!
P.S. I love the way Dumbledore answers questions in that roundabout way :) great capturing of character there!
Author's Response: Gah, I thought I'd responded to my more recent reviews and managed to miss this since the site sticks reviews by chapter and not in order of reception when you try to respond. :*( Anyway, HELLO! I imagine you are home from college land by now? Summer break? I hope it is going well. I also hope you see this and haven't given up on the story. Maybe I'll have a chapter for you to read during the summer. >.< I've lost my beta after so long and am trying to procure another as I type. Anyway...I'm glad you got a kick out of some of the chapter and I'm sad about Will too. I've decided I hate killing characters. Thank you, s_p. I appreciate your reviews, even if it takes me months to let you know. ;*)
Remus is so tortured and his story is so sad in parts :( but thats what make this fic so irresistable! love this story so much, please update soon you're an awesome writer :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, RideTheLightning. I'm so glad you have enjoyed the story. I think Remus is one of the most heartbreaking characters I've ever read and I love him so much. *captain obvious* I'm sorry it has been so long between updates. I'm really terribly inconsistent at updating, though I have become consistently terrible at it! *captain obvious again* :*) I have a chapter finished, but have lost my beta. I'm searching for another and hopefully will have a chapter up in the near future. I hope you haven't given up waiting. :*/ Thank you for reading and letting me know how you feel about the story. It keeps me going.
Ouch! Sirius is living dangerously, and so is Lindi - big surprise there. It is definitely getting darker and darker. I am almost afraid to read the next chapter! And you have set the stage beautifully for Remus to distrust Sirius and trust Peter.
Author's Response: Oh, yay...setting the stage...I knew you would see what I was doing there! :) And darker... yes, as it must. :( Thank you, Buckbeak22, though it took me ages to say it. :*) my laptop died months ago and sharing a computer with the whole family = very little access.
Thank you for a great xmas/new years present! No doubt it will be a long wait until the next one! I think the darkness and misery in Remus probably is deepened by the fact Voldemort is rising. It is sad he doesn't just tell Lindi, but I'm sure he will in one epic chapter :)
Until then, I remain a faithful reader! ;)
All the best with the muggle world and magical writing.
Author's Response: :*) No doubt!!! I think this is the longest wait yet. >.< I'm also sorry I haven't responded until now. I dislike how the review response works here. First, I have little access to a real computer so I read them on my phone, but hate to type on it so I wait to respond on my 'real' computer. Then, I go to respond and it has a list, but when I respond to one, the next ones that show up are all from the same chapter as the first responded to. If I have reviews from a different chapter, I don't see them. :*( Forgive me. That goes for anyone who has reviewed and I've seemed to ignore. I certainly don't mean to. Anyway, I really appreciate your review. I'm glad you link the darkness with Voldemort, as he is playing a role in how people are feeling (Lindi) and reacting to things, even if we don't actually *see* him in the story. He's definitely there. One epic chapter...oh, I love the confidence, though I don't deserve it!!! :*) Do not be so sure or you're bound to be disappointed. LOL I just hope to get you any chapter sometime in the current decade. >.< hehe... Thank you, Marauder Mischief. And all the best to you too.
Yay new chapter! I really liked it (obviously) but I have a critique. I feel like its gotten really angsty in the past, like, twenty chapters. And by the time you come out with a new chapter, Im looking forward to it, and while you don't disapoint or anything, I just feel like Remus is constantly pining. And it's not that I think it's unjustified but there hasn't really been a "Moment of Bliss" in a loong time. So I don't know if he and Lindi are ever getting back together, but poor Remus has been upset for far too long about her.
Good luck on the next chapter!
Author's Response: :*) I know...I like to think that the feeling that it has gone on for sooooo long is that it has taken me sooooooo looonnnggg to post updates. I don't know, as I havent' sat down and read the thing through... I do appreciate that you don't think it is unjustified and I understand your frustration. Truly...but I have put all of the things in for a reason and don't really know how to do it otherwise. *explains why I'm a fanfic author and not a published one!* :*) As to the lack of moments of bliss...well, I do hope there are more, for at least some of the characters, they will be fewer and farther in between, as the war is heating up, etc... I really probably should have waited to be complete before I posted it or titled it! >.< I could have done away with some of the frustrations. Anyway, thank you for reading and reviewing, harry potter lovee. I do appreciate it and hope you aren't overly disappointed. :)
I loved your story - the plot and twists and everything.... but I think now you are really stretching it a bit too much... I feel its time you end this story and start writing another awesome story like this one
Author's Response: :X I'm sorry you do not like where the story is going.
Second chapter. Nice and simple still. Nice style. In the prologue, the magical elements were a bit overdone, so it's nice that it's toned down here in this piece to centralise the focus. There was something else you've fixed - Remus sounds of age here, too, in the last chapter, especially for being small. he sounded like an adult speaking out of a child, a little boy. Don't know why I didn't put that last chapter, A simple scene, and a good one, that carries over from the last chapter. Well done. Moving on. Jenn
Hi. I'm pretty sure that I read thsi before because it sounds vaguely familar. It's interesting. You have some voice in fan fiction that you rarely ever see in this type of writing. THe mother's voice carries all the way through in a way that you, as a writer, are not simply simply telling an story to match canon, but you carry this calmness all the way through. You wrote this a while ago, so I'm sorry that i haven't picked it up untiol now. This is so pleasantly surprising, this change. There are bits and pieces that are flowery, but the story overall is a lovely surprise. So glad I opened this as a distraction. Thank you for writing it. Continuing on. Jenn
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Jenn. I'm glad you opened it too. :) I have really enjoyed writing it.
This is amazing as always! I'm so glad they are finally in seventh year. I really hope you update soon, because you are such a fantastic writer!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Rosty. I'm so glad you are enjoying it. I'm glad they are finally in seventh year too!! *phew* It has taken long enough! That's some hope you have; you are an eternal optimist, aren't you? LOL I will try not to make it too long, but in light of the length of time I've been posting, I'm sure you lovely readers don't expect too much from me at this point. ;*) Thank you for reading and reviewing, Rosty. I appreciate it.
It was totally worth the wait! This line alone made it worth the wait:
“Very smooth…Mister I-can-hide-being-a-werewolf-for-over-six-years, but I can’t hide that I fancy someone.”
Eagerly awaiting the next update, Hypatia
Author's Response: Hi, Hypatia!! Ha...I was quite happy with that line, if it isn't being too bold to admit. :*) It just seemed so like Sirius, to me, and it also was meant to show how Remus' feelings for Lindi made him so crazy! LOL That whole calm cool persona shot down in flames by a woman. tehe... I'm glad you liked it. Thanks so much for telling me. Oh, and don't wait too eagerly...<.< IYKWIMAITYD. >.< LOL Hopefully it won't be quite such a long wait as this one, but I promise nothing! :*) Well, except that I'll try. Thank you for reviewing.
Your story remains the lone fan fic that I still enjoy checking. I hope you are still writing because it deserves an ending; as it is quite interesting.
Author's Response: elderofthetribe, I am so very flattered! That is truly a big honor for me. Thank you so much. And thank you for still checking. Wow...after so many months, I don't know why anyone bothers. :*) I am still writing, and the next chapter has finally been posted. I hope you still find it interesting. Thanks for the encouragement. Hopefully, it won't be another 6 months for the next update. :*)
Okay,I'm pretty sure I've reviewed this multiple times, but I've decided to review again just to establish my undying love for this story. So normally I don't read long, unfinished stories online because I don't like getting caught up with a story when it is undecided when the author will post more chapters. (I'm really not a fan of waiting haha). But for some reason I decided to read this story. I'm not positive of when I first got into this- I think early spring of last year, maybe earlier- and it was the first Remus-centric story I had read. Before that I basically only read James/Lily. And since reading this, I became obsessed with Remus fan fiction. Easier said than done, you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find a really good, non-slash fic about teenage Remus. (People seem to think Sirius and Remus were lovers- I just don't see it). Sure, I've read a few comment- worthy stories before, but this one is BY FAR the best. If this was any other story, I would get frustrated by now and just give up on it. But I just can't! You have portrayed Remus just perfectly. His attitude, his family situation, his friendships, and, of course, his love interest. He is definitely the kind of boy that does have hormones (obviously) but is almost afraid, in a way,to act on them, fearing it will be a problem.
I could just continue for AGES, but I just wanted to tell you how much I adore this story. I dont know if you have writers block, or whatever it may be, but Im a writer too, and sometimes I find that a positive review is enough to make me want to get back on track. Thank you for providing me with my Remus Lupin obsession!!
Author's Response: *beaming* Thank you so very much, harry potter lovee. What a wonderful and encouraging review. You are correct about a great review helping get one back on track. It has taken me a while, and I wanted to wait to respond when I could say I had finally finished and sent the next chapter off for beta. So...thank you for giving me the push!!! Everytime I got frustrated these last couple of weeks, I've thought of this review (and the other readers I know are still, for some crazy reason, waiting). I just sent it off. *happy dance* It has been so long, I may not have any active beta's, but cross your fingers for me. :) If not, I'll try to find one asap. And I'm with you on the Remus and Sirius thing. O.o I'm so glad you like my portrayal of Remus. And yay for Remus Lupin obsession!!!! I may be slacking, but that is still my mission. lol Thank you, and hopefully within the next couple of weeks there will be a chapter. Happy Thanksgiving, in the mean time. :)
I would just like to say that I have been following this story for three years now and am absolutely in love! I just set up an account just to tell you how much I love this story! The way that you portray Remus is just how I always pictured him! I also thought that he would play the piano and stuff, but the whole farm boy thing who's just like his dad....love it!
Author's Response: Ackk...I thought I'd responded to this, but realize I read it on my phone and I hate trying to type on that thing. :*/ I'm sorry...because I was so thrilled to read this. Thank you so much, Remoony! I'm glad you like the way I portray Remus. I can see Remus playing piano, as gentle and all as he is, but as I have absolutely no musical ability, I never even thought to write anything like that in. :*) farm boy...ha, I just had an image of Remus in Princess Bride! hehe... But yes, I see him out scavenging for creatures on the family land...and helping his dad. I love Remus with his dad...if it doesn't show. :)
Three years...I'm so glad to know you have stuck with me for so long. I'm sorry it is taking forever to finish. :*) I'm about half way through with the planned next chapter and...>.< I'm already only about 400 words from the 10,000 MNFF word limit. Ugh... I'm obviously going to have to cut the chapter in half...but I hate that. I have the title for it and it needs to encompass all this other stuff I don't have room for. >.< Why, oh why, am I so verbose? Why!!!! Anyway, I have to read through what I have and see if I can't edit out a TON, or else, figure a good place to cut it, then, see if I still have betas. <.< After all these months, they may have left the fandom, or fired me. >.> *sigh* I never dreamed this was going to be a decade long process. JKR developed the entire series in less time than I'm taking to write a single story about the world she already developed. :*/ Okay.../complaining. I hope to have something to you within the year. >.> lol Thank you so much for reading the story and for letting me know you are enjoying it. I really appreciate it, even if it takes me a while to respond. :*)
Hi, i was just wondering if you were going to update soon, im soo hooked on this story and i just cant wait till the next chapter!!!! :)
Author's Response: Hi there, ATL Lover. *sigh* I honestly can't say if it will be soon. I'm afraid I just seem to work in fits and starts on the story any more and when I do that, I don't get nearly as much accomplished as I'd like when I do get the chance to write. It just takes so much longer to 'get into' it, you know? And that also means it is much rougher in the first draft than I'd like, making the reworking more difficult. *long sigh* I did finally finish a segment that was giving me a headache. I don't know why, either. It wasn't a big thing at all. >.< I have also found that I'm forgetting some things after all this time. I went back and reread the first 30 chapters. (I cringe at some of it that needs to be reworked, but it will have to wait, meaning it's as good as it's going to get. ;*p ) I also decided to reread the actual books, so I can stick with canon, as that was starting to fade from memory too. I'm on OotP now, so that's slowing me down a bit, as I read instead of writing part of the time I have free. On top of it all, part of this chapter is verrrryyyy old. Written what? 7 years ago...holy moly! and I CAN'T FIND IT....argghhhh.... I'm sure it is around here somewhere, but in all that time, my notes have been scattered about, and I dropped my binder, WITH THE RINGS OPEN.....and about 8 chapters worth of writing got all mixed up. That's why I can't find it. I stuck it all back in, in a mess and didn't secure it. In all my rummaging in my closet (which is an atrocious mess) I think it might have been buried under some stuff. To make a long, whining story short-er, I'm unorganized and it is just slowing me down even more. However, I will find the notes, or rewrite the blasted thing. It would go a lot faster if I found them, but I know it pretty much by heart anyway, I think. I'm just so glad to finally get to this part, since I said I was to it almost 3 chapters ago. >.< *LONG WINDED* <--obviously. :*) So, to answer your question, definitely don't expect it in the next week, but after that...I have no idea. <--useless! I'm so sorry to keep you waiting so long. I'm so happy you are hooked, though. I promise to work on it as much and as often as I possibly can. Maybe if I shut up, I'd have a few minutes, right? lol Thanks so much for the very gentle and encouraging prod! :)