Nice prologue. Your story sounds intriguing. Thank you for writing it.
I can see giving someone a plant as a gift but maybe not Tonks. I'm sure her lovable clumsiness extends to plants. Why would Scarlet think it was Regulus Black at the door--in chapter 8 the twins told her that they thought he was killed, either by Voldemort or by being run over by a muggle truck. It's too bad Sirius came to visit and didn't want to see Scarlet. I know she'd like information on her family. I wonder if Sirius knows who Scarlet's mother is. Good chapter.
Author's Response: The reason she thought Regulus was at the door was mainly due to children's fairy tales and beliefs. I know of a lot of kids who always thought the father that abandoned them would come rushing back to save them someday, or that he was a spy who had to pretend to be dead in order to protect his family.
I felt bad for Scarlet in that she had hurt feelings because Sirius hadn't looked for her. Of course, being a criminal on the run he really can't hang around visiting. It was funny when the witch pointed at Draco and said he was Sirius Black. I can't imagine two people who look so different. Good chapter.
Wouldn't Scarlet be amazed to know that Lupin is actually Moony? I think she's already amazed that Remus knows something about her family as shown by his last comment. Interesting that she duplicated the Map. Good chapter.
I guess if I were Scarlet I would want to hang onto the Map just on the basis of principle. I figured it out and it would've been useless to the twins unless they figured it out. It's a shame Scarlet had to be mean to Neville though:D Good chapter.
Draco and Scarlet would be second cousins wouldn't they? So Draco thinks Regulus is a traitor? I didn't think that what Regulus did was very well known. But I forgot--this is your story and you did make Regulus Scarlet's father. The last two sentences remind me of a scene out of New Moon when Edward says "You can't trust vampires. Trust me." Likewise, I guess you can't trust a Black:D Good chapter.
Author's Response: All I really know is that Draco's mother wthey wouldn't mind. lfoys and their blood purity, they wouldn't mind. lfoys and their blood purity, they wouldn't mind. lfoys and their blood purity, they wouldn't mind. lfoys and their blood purity, they wouldn't mind. In the books it seems like a well-known fact that Regulus backed out, and therefore I figured he would know.
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That was an interesting twist. For some reason I didn't think that Scarlet was a pureblood to begin with. Even if you go with her adopted family, Ted Tonks was muggleborn--so that doesn't count as a pureblood does it? It's nice to know that Sirius and Regulus reconciled (in this story) before Regulus died. Good chapter.
Author's Response: It all depends on what you consider to be a pureblood. Some places I have read it is in the immediate family, and other sources say it has to be throughout the ancestry.
I can't believe Tonks gave her sister another note. I guess that will be their tradition. I love it when the Marauders talk through the Map. They're always so funny. I thought it meant a lot when Scarlet said they'd gotten past insulting her:D Good chapter.
That was cute--I always wondered how Fred and George actually figured out how to get into the Map in the first place. You have to say specific words to open and close it. How did they figure that out. I think the Map is one of the most brilliant of JKR's creations. I also love it when the Map talks to people and insults them. Good chapter.
Wow ! So far, this is the best fanfic I've read yet ! I can't wait to read more !
I was afraid for a moment that Scarlet had destroyed the parchment the twins had given her. But she burned Tonks' note right? Why would Tonks give her a note like that? They've been sisters for a while. Couldn't they just talk? I suppose though with them being so far apart in age and in different Houses, talking can be difficult. It seems to me that Harry will eventually ask who Regulus Black is too. Good chapter.
Author's Response: I figured notes would be a good communication between the two, and it shows just how little Tonks and Scarlet begin to trust others. Tonks mainly because of her new training and Scarlet because of the lies she grew up with.
No present but a mysterious parchment--Interesting. What could the twins need help with? I think Tonks is right--the twins will only get Scarlet into trouble:D Good chapter.
That was very lucky to have guessed the right answer in Potions class. I don't think that happens very often with Snape. Did Scarlet have a meeting with the twins? Or did she just wander into a classroom and they were there? Good chapter.
Author's Response: It was a meeting in her eyes, but according to the twins it was most likely just a chance encounter that they planned ahead of times, because they are so all holy and mighty like that.
I thought you said her name would be "Grayson" or did I read wrong. Ah, who cares--it's not her real last name anyway:D I thought for a minute that Scarlet would get into Hufflepuff but I'm sure the Hat knows what it's doing. Good chapter.
That was cute--that Scarlet was excited about going to school with Harry Potter and that Hermione was excited also. I'm getting who some of the characters are--someone walked in while I was reading before and I missed a little bit. So, I guess Scarlet was dropped off with the Tonks. There were two things I found a little odd. One was that Scarlet used "Mom" instead of "Mum" and I thought Tonks was older. I don't think she went to school when Harry was still there. Great chapter.
Author's Response: I wrote this about four years ago before I really understood British terminology, so thank you for alerting me to that so I can go back and edit. Also, I believe this chapter was written before the seventh book came out, and therefore I was under the impression she attended her seventh year during Harry's first.
I've been looking at this story for a while and finally decided to start reading it. So far I'm intrigued. I haven't figured out who some of the characters are yet but I'm sure that will become clear over time. Great start.
I was like crying hysterically when i read this!!! R.I.P FRED WEASLEY!!
Author's Response: I would have to admit that I cried a little (or like a baby) while writing it. I guess even God needed a comedian.
i love your story! very good! keep on adding!
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