Bine, I adore this story. You have totally captured Remus’ dilemma and the agonizing he must have gone through before accepting the position of DADA Professor. I think Dumbledore is very sneaky, not telling him exactly who the competent Potions Master is. *grins*.
I love the scene in the forest where he’s wrestling with Padfoot and the way that ties in at the end when he decides to take the Hogwarts Express to protect Harry is just wonderful.
The stag standing at the forest edge and the rat sitting on one of a bush’s branches, hidden from view, as well as the spring’s full moon were the only witnesses of one of the wolf’s happiest moments in its life.
I will protect your son, Prongs,’ he swore himself while dragging his trunk through the lively crowd. ‘I will not let Sirius anywhere near him.’ This time, the wolf would defeat the dog, no matter what it took. Oh, and a tiny nit pick. I think it should be he swore to himself.
Your descriptive language is second to none *envy* from the Forest scenes to him messing up his breakfast – I was totally captivated. Of course, for someone like Remus, with so little money, burning his breakfast really is a big deal.
Author's Response: *grins with Carole* Thank you, lovely, for the comments and compliments. I'm proud of the descriptions I'm capable of; I see them as my forte. And yeah, I believe it should be "swore to himself". I'll go correct it. *hugs*
I always imagined that Lupin struggled to accept the post offered, due to his 'furry little problem' (JKR). Good to see it finally written down. thoroughly enjoyed your story. thank you
Author's Response: Thanks for the nice comment.
That was a lovely story. It was just the right mixture of happiness and sorrow at his memories, and they were well integrated with the more recent events. Double thumbs up from me :D *huggles*
Author's Response: Awww, thank you, sweetie! *squishes* That's lovely of you to review me. *huggles back* Thanks!!
I had to leave a review for you even though I have read this already. I think it is a wonderful story and shows Remus' anxiety about going back to Hogwarts very well. You are a talented writer and it has been a pleasure to beta this for you.
I did notice a couple things that I can't believe I missed.
Would Dumbledore accept his refusal? he wondered. Probably not. So he better got prepared when he still had the time to do so.
when should be while
Remus grinned at Dumbledore’s persistence – he knew that the older man would never give up –, so he went to retrieve the message.
there is a wayward comma after the dash. It shouldn't be there.
Once again, wonderful story.
Author's Response: Hiya, Terri! Thanks for reviewing also you already knew this story. And it was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for complimenting my writing. And the mistakes... hehe, it can happen. It's just tiny things that went missing in the amount that was corrected. So in my opinion nothing to worry about. You're still an awesome beta. Thanks! *hands out Butterbeer*
I thought this was a wonderful story!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing.