I'm not sure if I have words to describe my love for this fic. I read it all in one gulp today, and I. I've recently become obsessed with Remus/Tonks, and this didn't disappoint at all-in fact, it surpassed even my wildest expectations! Here, you've written a beautiful love story, which is not only amazingly original and true to the characters of JKR, but also a great love story in its own right. You've answered so many questions I've had, like why Tonks got into Hufflepuff when she has Gryffindor qualities (I never felt like authors' explanations of a metamorphmagus belonging in a house of "all the rest" made sense), how she felt about Sirius's crimes and whether she ever met him, if she and Charlie were friends, etc. I also like how you gave Tonks some real depth and how, although she is still the fiery Tonks we all know, she also isn't free of worries by any means, and has her own share of baggage (she must be mature for her age, if she fell in love with someone 13 yrs her senior!). Remus's self-deprivication and reasonings for them not to start a relationship is realistic too, but not annoyingly over-the-top as it often the case (I hate the fact he's dating someone else, but I'm glad to know he hasn't completely shut himself off from the opposite sex). I think my favorite part of this was the metamorphmagus superstitions and prejudice. It was so unique, yet at the same time, it made sense, and I feel like it gave Tonks/Remus SUCH an incredible similarity, despite the differences between their morphings. Please, I know every FF author is sick of hearing this, but I would consider myself a very lucky reader if you updated this soon. I know you have a lot of projects, but this story is such a gem, and I'm tempted to shout and recommend it to every R/T fan I see.
Author's Response: Oh thank you for this review. I'm pleased you liked the metamorphmagus superstition. It was something that I had a thought about when I read the books because it must have been so hard to keep a young child away from Muggles (I explain this more in a story of mine called Reconnaissance, if you're interested) I will try and update soon. I get very carried away with other projects, but this story is close to my heart because it has possibly my three favourite characters in it. Thanks again ~Carole~
Oh my God!!! This is one of the best fanfictions I've read. It's so bloody exciting! Please keep on writing. You are a genius. It's so well written and Remus and Tonks are both so.... perfectly in character. I've actually got to say it's the best Remus/Tonks fiction I've read! I love it how you fill up the gaps :) and also that they knew each other for some time - I'd like to think about it that way, that they has some time. Please, keep on. I'm sure there are many many loyal readers eager to hear more. You really are amazing!!! Thank you for this
Author's Response: I know, I know, I need to get back to this. Poor Tonks is stranded at the QWC - sigh. I'll make an effort to get back into the groove of it. It's just other ideas keep popping into my mind. Thank you for the review. ~Carole~
This is awesome! I love it and I'm so excited. The only thing is that I'm having a GREAT problem trying to open the next chapter .... I'm 19 year old so the rating shouldn't be a problem but when the warning comes and I say "continue" it only moves me back to the front. :( I want to read more.
Author's Response: Ah, thanks for letting me know. There's an occasional glitch affecting stories with ratings above 3rd -5th. so I'll lower the rating on this to allow you to read. Thanks for the review. ~Carole~
Awesome, keep it up!
Author's Response: thank you ~Carole~
She should have punched him in the face for what he tried!
Author's Response: Yes she should have done, but she did deal with it pretty effectively. Thank you ~Carole~
I really love this chapter (just as I loved all the others). This is a great story and although I know how it will end (Apparently Asleep, brilliant but sad title) I can't wait to read on. Please, try not to let your readers wait too long for the next chapter!!!!!
Author's Response: Yes, sorry, I'm behind in this because I wanted to finish somne other things first, but I will get back to it. Thank you for the review and kind words. ~Carole~
I really have liked what you have written!!! And I really hope reading others chapters
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I know it's been a long time since I updated, but I will get back to this because I love writing it. ~Carole~
I just caught up with your story and I fell in love with it! Fantastic job building the characters. I love Tonks' friendship with Charlie and I can't wait to see how she and Remus will interact next time they meet. I hope you will update soon!
Author's Response: Sorry, I meant to respond to this but then the boards went odd and I forgot. Thank you for the review. I shall hopefully be updating soon. I haven';t forgotten about the story. ~Carole~
I ADORE this. Lupin is my very favorite HP character, and I just.....love this. I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank you. I need to get back to this very very soon, I can tell. ~Carole~
Hi :) Just discovered your fic, and I think it's rather wonderful!
I'm not usually a fan of stories that have Remus and Tonks really know each other before OotP, because it usually seems quite contrived, but you've actually pulled it off here; her loyalty to Sirius pulls it together quite nicely :) I think your characterisation is spot-on too :)
One teeny-weeny thing that bugged me though - it's a "chest of drawers", not "chest of draws" :P
Eagerly awaiting the next chapter, when you have the time :) I'm interested to see how Tonks deals with imposter-Moody, though I suppose you've set it up that they're drifting apart a bit now that he's retired... Hmm, interested to see where this is going, lol :)
Author's Response: Oh Lordy, that error would bug the life out of me too. Once I can get in and edit the story, I will. Thank you for the review. I always found it strange that Sirius didn;t know Tonks before OOTP despite what Ron said. And I wanted to give Remus and Tonks more time together because I still hate the fact that JKR killed them. It's the one thing I can't forgive JKR for. *sigh* I get quite boring on the subject, sorry. Imposter Moody will feature in the next chapter ... sort of - heh heh. Thanks again ~Carole~
can you write some more i just finish chap. 21 this is the BEST fan fiction i have ever read!!!
Author's Response: I will write more; I'm just a bit busy updating some other things so I can concentrate on this and Lions of Gryffindor. Check back in Sept/October cause I will hopefully have a new chapter up then. Thank you -Carole.
Wow this story is really great please please update!! If you aren't going to could you please tell me so I know not to check up on it? I'm not trying to rush you with next chapter I just want to know if you're going to update or if you've stopped for this story! If it inspires you to keep writing you are extremely talented and I'm like obsessed with this story!! And I love the whole Charlie/Tonks thing its very interesting!
Author's Response: I will be updating and finishing, but possibly not till end Sept/October. So sorry for the delay. If you add the story to favourites then you could get an email notifying you of when I've updated. Although sometimes the notifications don;t work. Thank you for the encouragement, I will get back to this at some stage as have most of it planned.
Nooooo!!! I've reached the end! Update, update, update, please!
Author's Response: I will. I will. I will. Just need to finish something else first and then I'll focus on this and Lions of Gryffindor (Marauder fic). Sorry, I took on too much, but this will get finished. Thanks for the review ~Carole~
Your fanfiction is really great! I read the 21 chapters in 2 days...Apparently Asleep is my favourite Remus/Tonks fanfiction. I can't wait to read the next chapters :)
I read that you have to finish other fics and I understand! I hope you will continue this fanfiction ;)
Thanks for this fanfiction!
Have a nice day!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review and the understanding. I will return to this fairly soon, I'm just trying to clear up some other things. ~Carole~
A long while ago, I found my way onto the Mugglenet fanfiction website. I was intrigued by how many stories there were and I had no idea where to start. So I chose my favorite pairing Remus and Tonks. I just then stumbled on the most amazing story. I quickly finished the 15 chapters that had been posted and by the end I was hoping for more. To this day, I will still proudly call Apparently Asleep my favorite fanfiction.
Many months later I still check weekly to see if a new chapter has been posted and almost squeal with delight after I find one has. I know life and other stories get in the way of you posting new chapters more frequently, so I will not bother you and tell you to update, but thank you for taking your time to give us readers the best chapters we could imagine and the amazing chapters that have already been posted.
Thanks for the awesome writing,
Author's Response: Thank you so very much for your review - and understanding for the hideously long wait for chapters. To tell you the truth, this story is currently on hold whilst I try and get some other chaptered fics finished. That way I'm hoping I can concentrate on AA and put chapters up more frequently. I will write more and I will finish - just not quite yet. Thank you again- it means a lot that you left me a review. ~Carole~
uhhhhhhh when are you gonna update, just asking cuz i am EXTREMLY curious
Author's Response: I'm swamped at the moment because I'm trying to finish some other things so I can concentrate on this one. I will finish it, but I need a timeturner - ha ha. Thanks for reading and reviewing. ~Carole~
Oooh! This is really good! I just read all 21 chapters in two days and now I can't wait for more. Please update ASAP! I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm currently trying to clear some backlog with other stories, which is why I haven't updated recently. Hopefully, when I get through them I can concentrate on this story. Glad you're enjoying it, I do have this planned out, so it will get finished. ~Carole~
I just read this all in one sitting and fell in love with it. It's so nice to find a good Lupin and Tonks story that is cannon compliant and interesting and this one truly is!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do try and keep things as close to canon as possible. ~Carole~
Wow wow wow wow wow
I read until 3am becuase I couldn't put this down :)
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm on a bit of a hiatus with this story now - but only so I can finish some other things and then get back to it. I will complete the story. Glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
tonks is such a guy magnet! i can't believe the anger/sadness that charlie would go through if he found out his brother was going after the girl he loves! i love remus/tonks but i this story makes me feel so bad for charlie :(
this is one of my favorite stories and i can't wait for an update and to see another interaction between tonks and remus!
Author's Response: I'm on hold with this for a while, because I need to concentrate on other writing, but I will finish the story. I have recently written a Charlie story which is based a few years later. (Mirrors, if you're interested).I don;t think Bill quite realises how much his brother likes her because he's a bit of a witch magmet (ha, not met Fleur yet!). Thanks for the review ~Carole~