I really liked it! I've always wondered what really happened that night. Always makes me sad though, such a pity. I love the maraudes though. I'm gonna add this to my faves now! I really like your summary. Brothers 4 ever. James and Sirius!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much for the review, Sophia. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this fic, as it remains one of my personal favourites. And thank you for favouriting it, as well! I really appreciate it! And yes, James and Sirius (heck, all the Marauders) have a very interesting relationship to work with.
wow. that was so sad. my eyes are all teary right now. thats how good your story is, it made me cry. i'll go read some of your other stories now :)
Author's Response: Oh, *hands over e-tissues to liliy*. I'm glad you liked it, liliy. Personally, I'm quite proud of this fic, so it's one that I LOVE it when others say that they enjoyed it.
Sirius extends his thanks, as well. (And so does James, who's demanding that I don't forget him ... though his friend is *technically* the star of this fic.)
OMG Megan! I can't believe you don't have more reviews than this. It is such an awsome fic! For starters, the memory in the beggining, and then James' apearance. Briliance! The replacement of his blood brother, with his soul brother. The replacement of dark with light. The replacement of wrong with right.
I also liked how Sirius is refusing to help his mother with something, then wonders if he should clean his living room in honor of his friend's apearance - he respects him more than he respected his mother, let alone his 'puppet' brother.
Sirius is entirely in charcter throughtout the entire story, which I find amazing, because it's hard to do (I've seen too many horrid OOCness in Sirius...).
Those two words — “I’m sorry” — were spoken more times than Sirius remembered. They seemed so pointless, really, but it was all he could think of to say. Pleading for his friend to wake up wouldn’t do any good; it was impossible, Sirius knew. Laughing and joking no longer held any sort of purpose for him, either. All he could do was apologise for what he believed to be his failure.
I can't get over this paragraph, and the following one. They are so wonderfully phrased they could bring anyone to tears. The image of Sirius holding James to his chest...*shudders* it won't go out of my head for days!
Author's Response: Oh, Sunray! Thanks you so much for such a wonderful review! I absolutely loved it.
I'm glad that this story turned out as well as it did, as it was really the first time I'd written Sirius's character so deeply. He's been a favourite of mine for a LONG time, but I hadn't written him until 'Brothers,' so it makes me extremely happy to hear that you thought he remained in character through the whole thing.
And oh, Sunray mentioned the symbolism bits! Yeah, that whole thing with James vs. Rest of Black Family was meant to be a main supporting thing with Sirius's character.
Those paragraphs came out of nowhere, to be honest, and I couldn't believe that I wrote them. There's several parts of this story that I loved, personally, but those final scenes with Sirius and James were actually what started the whole fic. I saw those bits vividly in my mind, and low and behold, they worked out!
Thank you SO MUCH once again for such a great review.
wow such passion, had i not been giddy from hyperness(lol) i would be crying now, it certainly sobered me up
Author's Response: Oh, thanks cocomaloco. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the story, since 'Brothers' is one of my personal favourites.
Hi Megan! I love your story. The summary pulled me in immediately - really, you've written a very intriguing passage - it really raises curiosity. I especially love the very first few pharagraphs: the storm, Sirius's nightmare, and James's arrival. Well, your writing is great, and I congragulate you on this. But... don't you think that this theme can do with some different style or point of view? Oh well, I personally think that if you really enjoyed writing it, and if I, as a reader, enjoyed reading it, then it's great! I just think that you're talented and experienced enough to maybe try something different - something like A Single Miscalculation, maybe. *smacks head* Stupid me. That’s a school assignment! Okay... ;)
Author's Response: Oh, Ayse, what a wonderful review. I'm glad you liked this story.
A different PoV, you say? Like, tell it in first-person? To be honest, I'm not usually very fond of writing in first-person (and I think 'A Single Miscalculation' is my only try at it). But hmm ... I might just try something like it again.
Wow. That was absolutely amazing! You portrayed Sirius so well and you could just feel his guilt, sadness, and anger. That was just amazing!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks so much for the review, Phenioxsong. I'm glad you liked the story. Sirius was such a good character working with in this piece.