This was brilliant! So realistic, a younger brother trying to be like the older one and failing. And your little note at the end, I believe Regulus was both those people, he did get into the wrong crowd, but made up for it. Perhaps his bravery wasn't noble as the sorting hat said, maybe he did take the locket horcrux, but was it to do the right thing or because of a thirst to prove himself to his brother? My favourite parts were the verse at the beginning, the imaginings Regulus had and the sorting hat's brilliant observations and deductions. Great fic!
sad story. Nicely done.
What an amazingly perceptive look into a young Regulus Black! I love stories like this, ones that have a completely different but absolutely believable approach to what is commonly considered as fact. Thank you for writing this wonderful piece of art.