*blinks* wow..that was intense....great job though :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I do tend to write intense pieces.
Firstly, I have to say that this is a wonderful story and really captivates the readers. I thought at first, that R/S would be one of the main points of the story, or that there would be some kind of redemtion between them. I was fantasticaly wrong - the depth went much further than that.
You portray Remus' anger and depression in such a perfect balance. It's not often that I find a story which has that balance - one is usualy overdone, while the other is ignored.
Furthermore, I love the suspence that you created with Remus and his suicidal thoughts. I thought he had done it, honestly, and that it was going to lead to a Severus pity party. Again, I was wrong, and what happened was much better than what I had thought.
Yet, he knew there would be more. It was a war. Death was inevitable.
I loved this line, and how you describe the inevitability of death all throughout the story. There aren't any distracting plot points or anything of that nature - even the scene between R/S does not distract from what I perceived as the main point of the story.
I love this story! I will definiately be looking up more from you!
Author's Response: Wow!! Thank you for the great review! (I will also apologize for the massive delay in responding. Life apparently desired to throw in roadblocks at the most inopportune moments, it appears.) R/S is a relatively new pairing for me. Remus has been a favorite of mine for a number of years, while that snarky potions master has only recently snuck into my writing. There's lots more to write - my WIP's list seems to grow faster than the general "to be done" list! I'm glad that there was much you enjoyed - the suspense and inevitability of death, the balance of anger and depression, the depth. Those were all attributes that I was trying to get across in the power of words. Thanks again!
Author's Response: Uh . . . well . . . I have another story that's making its way through the queue, so you can look for that. As for this story, I don't have more to write at the moment - I'm not sure where I'd go with it, honestly.
God, this is good. Both Remus and Severus are some of my favorite characters, BTW.
Author's Response: Thank you! Remus has always been a favorite of mine and Severus is gaining ground with every piece I do.
Wow...very, very dark. You really make the reader feel his pain and hopelessness. Poor Remus! I wish I could give him a hug. Nice job.
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, it is very dark, but I find it hard to write anything about death and NOT be dark . . . and yes, I want to hug Remus, too! Thanks, again!