I never really saw the point of leaving a review that's completely unhelpful, but I'll do it now.
This fic is so lovely. Perhaps he's not perfectly in character, but his words still just about brought tears to my eyes. It's... poignant. Just the right balance of love and tragedy. Well done.
Author's Response: Simple oppinions are good too, not all reviews have to contain concrit. Just so long as they're not, you know, "OMG, i luv this!!!1!!1!eleven" ;)
Thanks a lot for reviewing. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
This was beautifully written, and so sad! It's always nice when someone who's suffering finally lets go, and the angel references you put in here are wonderful. I love how you use a variety of sentences lengths and structures; it makes it a very interesting read. The only thing that I have to say is that spells are always put in italics, so you might want to go and fix up the Stupefy! spell you have. Other than that, very well done! I love it! ^.^
Author's Response: Ah, damnit! I must have forgotten that one... It's always so hard to remember with the spells... I'm glad you liked it, and that you find it an interesting read. I try to be as varied in my language as possible to avoid prequent repetitions (I find that what I most often correct in people's fics is the repetition of words two sentences after each other, i.e. "made thair way" --> "made their way", etc.) I was very inspired by Tool's Wings for Marie, escpecially part two, 10,000 Days. Very beautiful songs, you should listen to them if you get the chance. In a way the person described in those songs reminds me of my image of Remus; selfless and brave, kind and willing to sacrifice himself. I'm a big Remus-fan, really. Thank you for reviewing, and I'm glad you liked the story. :)
Simply beautiful, Maia. The way you've captured Harry's desperate feelings for a very close father-figure is making me almost cry for Remus.
The descriptions are great, and I especially loved these few sentences:
So many had been lost. So many loved ones. So many friends. Cedric. Sirius. Dumbledore. Tonks. Ginny. Remus had been Harry’s last connection to his father. His last connection to the world he had come from. And Harry had been the same for Remus. They had kept each other company, and Remus was like a brother. Like a father even.
It showed Harry's emotions really well. Well, this fic has affected me a lot, and I'm likely to remember this one as one of the most moving D/A fics I've ever read.
Speaking of Darkfics, I felt that this one-shot fits better into the Dark/Angst category than the Post-Hogwarts one. Perhaps, the story will get more reviews, then.
Author's Response: That's a good idea, actually... I never really thought of Wings as a dark-fic, maybe because in the end it's about hope... But you're probably right. I think I'll move it. D/A stories do attract more reviews, don't they?
I'm very glad you liked it! Your reviews always make my happy. :) And you boost my confidence through the roof, lol. I have always enjoyed writing grief-fics, much because I have experienced losing someone dear to me, and therefore those feelings come easy to me. Thank you for reviewing! *hugs*
Wow that was powerfull. And hevy. great Fic
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing, and I'm glad you liked it! :)
It's fitting, in the end, that Lupin should have some happiness or, at the very least, a release from his life. Because, though JKR doesn't emphasize it, he has lost more, and suffered more, than ANY other character in the series. He became a werewolf, lost his two best friends (plus Lily) and was betrayed by another. His mentor, Dumbledore, was killed by Snape, the classmate Remus could have disposed of one fateful day, yet always refrained from tormenting along with the other Marauders. His regret, guilt and sorrow are unimaginable. It's astounding that Lupin even has the ability to summon a patronus. And to lose Tonks on top of it all. Through your story, his strength and heroism are served up beautifully. Heres to a true Gryffindor!
Author's Response: I couldn't agree with you more. I do believe that, although Remus does lose his life in this fic, it is a fitting tribute to perhaps the strongest character in the Harry Potter series. Despite often being overlooked and bypassed as a minor character, Remus has a passion for life and a heart so overflowing with love that it's a wonder it hasn't burst, although it has been broken many times. Remus is, to me, a lot more like Harry than any other character. I also think that, though there are theories around about Snape turning out to be a very important character in book seven, and also some about Malfoy, it might very well be that the one who will help Harry the most is Remus.
Thank you so much for a positive review! It was greatly appreciated!
That was so good! It was brave and right of Harry to let him go. How can that nurse think him selfish? He was letting go of the only one he had left!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I guess the nurse was thinking from her proffessional point of view; if you think you can save someone you'll do your very best to do so. Thank you for your wonderful review! :)
Very good story! I've never witnessed the death of any one I love (other than pets, anyways) but I still think you described the hardship of it how I would imagine. Great story! 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you very much for such a positive review! I really put a lot into this story, so I am glad someone liked it! :)