Interesting point about the postnatal depression. I guess I never really thought too much about Tonks' motives since I always thought of them as a convenient plot moving couple that didn't really make much sense otherwise. She's an interesting character but I never bought that their relationship. But, that's just me.
You, however, did a nice job. ;-)
Author's Response: Thank you for reading this! Jo said she created Tonks just for Remus, but I have to admit I'm glad she left so much of their relationship up to imagination, because I wouldn't have written a series to try and fill in the gaps otherwise. :D
What ever happened to doing another R/T fic? I was looking forward to it.
Great story by the way. Believe it or not, I've read to other stories on this site with the same title. But yours was by far the best (but don't tell the others that!). Amazing :D
I got a secret and I won't tell, I won't tell. :D
After writing Dark Angel (link included for anyone who might read this, I know you've read it, reader extraordinaire that you are) I thought about doing a wizarding x men kind of Lupin Institute story, but I haven't been struck by the right idea yet. Thank you for looking forward to it and for the luv-er-ly compliments!
Thank goodness! I was sooo scared that you would have them die! I always thought that Remus and Tonks were a very special couple that deserved a better ending, so bravo for writing your thoughts on their story! : )
This happens before the final battle, I was just trying to think of a reason why Tonks would leave Teddy and risk making him an orphan. I agree wholeheartedly that Tonks and Remus deserve a better ending, and I'm finally giving it to them. The first chapter of Dark Angel, my alternate ending R/T romantic suspense story posted recently, and I'd love you to read it if you get the chance. Thank you for reading this story! :)
Aww! I never really thought of Tonks and Remus as a couple. I mean, of course they were, but you brought alive their...romance for me. It only makes me more sad that they're all gone, their love with them, but it's something to evoke that sort of emotion in me, after all.
Author's Response: The books never really showed them as a couple, did they? Harry didn't even know Tonks loved Remus until the hospital scene. He saw them holding hands once and then the next time they met Tonks flashed a ring. Readers had to imagine them as a couple, they were never really shown together the way Molly and Arthur, Bill and Fleur, etc, etc, etc...were. So thank you for the lovely compliment!
I really loved your story, you captured Remus and Tonks really well. They are my favourite characters, and I was so upset that they weren't going to have their scene in the HBP hospital wing, so I am now reading every R/T fiction I can get my mitts on! :D
Yay for you reading Remus and Tonks! I've got a series that starts in GoF (Once in a Blue Moon) and is currently HBP (Waiting for the Moon), so if you want a hospital scene, you'll get one! ^_~
Thank you for making my holiday brighter!
That was cute!!
Author's Response: I like to think there was a reason beyond not being able to stand waiting for Tonks to leave Teddy. I'll always have issues about Jo killing R&T off in order to make Teddy an orphan for Harry to be the godfather Sirius never got to be, but I'll also always be glad she allows fan fiction!
*gasp* you're not killing the Lupins in your fic? I think I love you. Just kidding. Though I'm glad you aren't killing them off too.
There are all kinds of love. I love reviewers in a hug-y way. :D
I'm going to finish the HBP fic and write a DH wedding one shot, but after that, I'm going to disregard the end of book seven to write a story that's a Dark/Angsty romance. I hope you'll read it!
love it but i think im chokeing on a ball of fluff
Author's Response: That's because you 'swallowed' without taking time to 'chew' on the deeper issues of the story! :D It isn't about fluff, although that lightens dark times, and loving moments keep a couple together through trials and troubles. :)
so in your stories , your going to follow the canon in deathly hallows, except for the part where remus and tonks die? hehe, i like your thinking.
Author's Response: Thank you! The DH story will be completely canon....since I'll stop before the battle, lol, but afterwards, I'm only going AU in that R/T live, because I think they should live--at least in my dimension of the Potterverse! :)
Oh, I love this story. It is one of my favorites, because you get to see what Remus, Tonks and Teddy's lives could have been like if they had lived. Not to mention, it shows Remus and Tonks just loving being parent to Teddy. It is so sweet.
Author's Response: This story takes place a week before the battle at Hogwarts, but I've written too many Remus and Tonks romances to let a little thing like canon stop true love. After my current, HBP story and a shorter, stop-before-the-battle DH fic, I'm going to write an AU Remus and Tonks so you'll be able to see what their lives are like in an alternate dimension where they live and face new challenges along with haunting memories of the past. :) (yes, I'm hoping you'll read!)
so cute. i like it, and it is a bit sad. she probably knew bellatrix was after them.
Author's Response: There's no avoiding angst in DH stories. I think Tonks and Remus made the most of the time they had in canon, and in fanfiction, I'm glad there's an AU category! :)
That is the sweetest Tonks/Remus I think I've ever read, expecially since it was written post-DH. I'm still not over Tonks and Remus and Fred, it's just so sad.
Author's Response: Thank you! ^_^ Just like Jo said George never really got over Fred, I don't think certain readers will ever truly get over the deaths in DH. I really do feel like Luna, saying it was so unfair you died when you were so brave and true!
You won't kill them off? THANK GOD!!!! *hugs author* 10/10
Author's Response: Death is not romantic! I know it's all about Harry in the books, so she had to kill off all the Marauders so Harry could shine brighter, but Harry isn't the center of this dimension of the Potterverse, and he'll have to be content with being the living hero of his own kids, because Teddy Lupin's heroes will be his mum and dad! :)
i would love to be your beta
Author's Response: I may hunt you down and remind you of that if my beta ever quits! ^_~
Yay!! They are my fave characters!!!! LOL Grrrreat job!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you, Haylie! I've had a Princess Bride quote stuck in my head since reading DH. Death cannot stop true love.
That's a really interesting idea! I never thought about the reason;I just cried about the outcome.*sob*
Sorry about your toe! My friend broke hers and I know how painful it is.
Author's Response: I cried and then I thought of motivation for actions that had such terrible consequences. Sigh.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You're already my favourite fanfiction author and I LOVE you even more for this fic and for not killing my favourite couple. Please go on fast, because I can't wait for more.
Author's Response: Thank you to infinity (and beyond, lol) for saying that! I would never try to re-write the end of Jo's work, but I am glad that she lets fans write fiction based on her characters so I can create a dimension of the Potterverse in which they don't die! :)
Anyone who doesn't understand a mother doing whatever's necessary to protect her child probably doesn't have children of their own.
I'd like to think that, in the wonderful universe of R/T you have created, that Tonks might just be slightly influenced by "The Wolf" she shares with Remus during the full moon.
Think about it... anyone ever try to threaten a wolf's pups?
I think you've done an excellent job!
Author's Response: Thank you!
I can understand why she would rush into danger to fight for her husband and son, but my personal belief is that Tonks would have protected Teddy best beside his cot, not on the battlefield. Would a mother wolf catch the scent of a strange, potentially dangerous wolf and run out of the cave and across a field to confront the potential threat, or would she stand guard at the mouth of the cave, ready to rip the jugular out of whatever tried to attack?
Thanks for not killing them!
Author's Response: To go panic at the disco, I write romances, not tragedies! :D The DH story will deal with serious issues about the marriage and pregnancy, but there will be a happy ending before the battle, and afterwards, well, I don't have a fic in the AU category...yet! ^_~