i can't get over how beautifully you write! and i'm really glad you ended it exactly as you did, instead of reiterating what we already know from the books.
Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you so much for reading and enjoying!
Wow! What powerful writing! The raw emotions over time are so eloquently captured! It is wonderful to read something that is so believeable. The song - I have no clue about, but the lyrics do fit wonderfully!
On a personal note, I find myself being drawn into Remus, feeling that I can relate, in a way, with the death of my mother. Like your portrayal of Remus, over a year later, she is still in my thoughts.
Once again, excellent work!
IIf you remind me, I can send you the song. Aida soundtrack is tres awesome
Love you and thanks!
Author's Response: Thanks!
A bit of a cliffhanger there, what's going to happen next???!!! haha, just kidding. I really liked this fic, it goes very deeply into Remus' emotions and I'm always in favor of emotions. The part I liked the best was when it says that the betrayal wasn't Sirius killing the potters and peter, but him going without Sirius. Even though, I don't know the song I think it's very beautiful. Great job!
That's why I love writing Remus; so full of emotion and he's usually so coherent about them to. Sirius tends to feel, react and then think about what he felt and why he felt it later.
The betrayal thing goes back to something that Remus said in 'No One Can Save You From Yourself' (Christmas of GoF; placed 1st in Winter's Redemption Challenge. *squeesdiesstillfromdisbelief*) and it seemed to fit here well. I mean, if I could give something he says fifteen years later a source, why not, right?
Thank you so much!
Unusual take on Remus's reaction; most authors have him accept the fact that Sirius is the guilty party in the face of fairly overwhelming facts, even if there is a touch of nagging doubt because Sirius wouldn't do that; you seem to have him fairly convinced that Peter is the traitor even pre-PoA, which seems to be a touch AU (he did seem fairly convinced that Sirius was not one of the Good Guys) but is well-written all the same; the writing is what made this for me. Loved the transitions between each section and especially loved the last line, which was powerful and moving and *guh*. And I like your Remus, too.
*is a Ravenclaw and knows the musical and is therefore happy*
Author's Response: *loves detailed reviews* Remus. Hmm. Remus is, for me, the more complicated of the two characters to write, which is why you'll find fewer things from me in his POV than Sirius's, generally speaking. I will admit that I do tend to write his reaction as slightly AU, (which can be seen in a side-along one shot of his reaction that actual day; just trying to work out last kink on it and yes, also a bit AU). I think that, in the face of 'fairly overwhelming facts' Remus would have been forced to accept what he saw. However, deep down, whether you view this as a slash pairing or not (although the pairing does make it a bit stronger) he wouldn't have wanted to. I think he would have held onto that bit of disbelief, the shred of hope for as long as he had to; until Sirius was proven without a doubt innocent or declared to Remus himself that he was actually guilty. I mean, it came as a shock because it was unbelievable, right? *looks up* *blush* I could go on forever. I've practically written a thesis on these two. I will not subject you to it. (And whatever you do, dont' ask me which one of the two I think had the harder life.) And yeah. Oh my god. Is it wrong to love a line of my own writing as much as I love this last line. I mean, you ever have, as a writer, where words just come, without your say so? And you go back and read them later and you just can't figure out how in the world, what kind of a mood you must have been in, the music you were listening to, or whatever, to prompt you to write them? *shiver* That last line. It kills even me. So absolutely terrifying, no? I mean, you can just imagine the absolute shock, unbelief that he would be feeling at the moment, which is why I didn't have to write it and-- *saw your guess in the thread* *throws confetti*
I definitly liked it but I wish there was more to come.
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! There just might be, what with the tentative bunny hopping in front of me at the moment. It wouldn't be a continuation though, just something similar in tone, I think, since this one covers thirteen years....Thanks for reviewing!
Now, normally I don't read slash, but the title reminded me of a certain Broadway play I went to see last week so I decided to click on it.
Too bad I'm not in Ravenclaw.
And besides the fact that it wasn't that shippy, I really quite enjoyed this fic. I think that you did a pretty good job of talking about how Remus would've felt betrayed and stuff (even if he weren't gay).
Also a nice interpretation of the song - which, probably, will be running around in my head for a while, all one line I know: "It's Easy."
Author's Response: *loves on you for not giving show title away* What are you sorted into? It wasn't supposed to be TOO shippy. What's nice and kinda easy about writing the two of them is that they do have the longest relationship and the deepest from the lot of them. I mean, James and Sirius were best friends in school, but then James died, and everyone thought that Peter did. And then when he escaped and they discovered Peter alive, there was over a decade of catch up time and then two more years together. There's just SO much time and levels of friendship and maturity to work with, from eleven years old to thirty six. (Which, you know, also makes it such a great ship.) So glad you enjoyed it and think that it stays true to the song, which, mind, was driving me insane for two weeks or so until I penned this. Thanks so much!