The hunt lasting ten years and finally being able to stop him, but unable to cast a Killing Curse, made for a very good story. I was glad to see he noticed the words, human being. That made the wolves fair game. It was a good idea to have them do it, instead of having him try another Unforgivable. Or even a well placed cutting hex, or something equally damaging.
The children were so heartbreaking, and I was glad to see Remus is going to care for them. No matter how well they adjusted, he gave very good reasons why they would be shunned and hated.
Another great story and I will see you soon at another.
Author's Response: Thanks again -- I tried to make it plausible that the wolves would be a way round Remus's problem! And he seemed the bext person to help the kids adjust at the end (and them help him adjust in turn, too).
Remus froze. He remembered being fully prepared to cast a Killing Curse at a man who had once ripped apart his world. A boy, one whose world had been equally ripped apart, had stopped him becoming a killer that day; a boy who had not yet learnt the lesson that sometimes the fates left you with no choice. He had never known if he would really have been able to do it.
That was Harry. I know it. I can feel it. I wonder what happened to him? And Ron and Hermione? And Ginny? 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you very much! Yes, that was Harry in the Shack. In this story, I decided that they survived and were together -- they're among the people Remus intends to ask for help, along with old Order colleagues and the like. (I'd already decided I had to kill Tonks off, and also a couple of others for effect, but I didn't want to kill any of the Trio off as well and so unfortunately Neville and George became casualties.)
Oh my God...This was a very beautiful and heart-wrenching story. Incredibly well written! There aren't too many stories out there quite like this one. Please keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you -- I'm glad you found it affecting.
that is really sweet of Remus to those children i love Remus so much it was a brilliant story
Author's Response: Thank you very much!
Very, very good one-shot. I believe that you captured Lupin extremely well. Excellent work!
P.S: As a girl from Alberta, I loved this line:
"...anything the Canadian climate had thrown at him."
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it, and that I didn't get everything horribly wrong with regards to Canada. :)
Simply excellent. You've portrayed Remus really well: I can't see him casting a successful Unforgivable on a human. The rest of his character - his desperation and determination - and all the suspense is also well done.
Fenrir Greyback, of course, is as cold, sinister and hateable as ever. His characterisation is also done extremely well. Anyway, both characterisations make this story sound very ... realistic.
You do have a lot of skill in writing gripping and fast-paced action scenes. The twist was really surprising; Remus Imperius-ing the alpha wolf was something completely unexpected.
Overall, this is an outstanding D/A fic!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! The twist at the end was the first thing thought of, the rest of the story built up from it -- or to it. I'm always a bit worried about whether action scenes will come across as plausible, and I wasn't sure about whether the characterisation here of Greyback in particular was too cliched so I'm glad to know they worked.
The leader of the pack taken out bu the alpha male. Appropriate ending for a man who was more primal than human. I like the idea of Remus taking care of the orphans. great story.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! At least it gives the poor sod something to do that he'll be good at. :)