I absolutely loved this chapter as well... Mostly because it covered most of the things I had been waiting to happen!! ^.^ LOL!
The animagi discovery, actually all that conversation and situation between Lily and James was quite adorable. I like very much their dialogs. I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but they feel quite natural and real.
Of course, the scene with the patronuses was magical. The deer and the doe. So romantic!
As for Severus... it's kind of funny, but I'd always thought his would have changed sort of last moment. Like, after he'd realized he had set Voldemort on Lily's tracks when he told him about te prophecy, you know? But the moment you choose was quite fitting.
I wonder about this sequel of yours now... I sense it focus on the summer between sixth and seventh? Interesting... We'll get to see Tuney and Sev misbehaving... That's promising!!
Great fic!! Loved every bit of it!
Thank you! Vielen Danke! Muchas gracias! Merci beaucoup!!
I've never ever ever loved a cliffie as much as I loved this. Closing it with a kiss, and what a kiss! Perfect! Really. I'm just a bit puzzled as to how will Lily find out about the other nicknames. But I guess you might have left something for the other chapter. Btw, thanks for the betting pool!! ^.^ Great one!
I loved this chapter! I especially liked how you added in how Snape and Peter felt. PLEASE do a sequel!!!
I really enjoyed your final chapter!
The way in which you wrote the interaction between James and Lily was lovely, relaxed and believable :). It just flowed so well and kept them in character.
I also laughed at the part where Sirius, Remus and Peter were bored waiting on James' return. Very Marauder like :).
When you introduced the topic of the Patronuses, I liked how you had Lily's change to a doe which signifies she has been affected by James a lot longer than she would care to admit. I also thought it funny when James took this as a sign she loved him, such a Potter like comment :P.
But I think the section that was so important and hardly ever found in any other Marauder fic, was Peter's point of view on the train. It gave me the idea that this was when he began to change and it was the start of his journey to becoming the Wormtail we are introduced to in Harry's time. It's such a slight little thing that just added to the story and showed how Peter could actually change in the years to come, and be able to betray his friends. When he realises that the three people he thought were invincible, and would always protect him, weren't so.
And oh the part with Snape was sad but beautiful :).
All in all I loved your story from start to finish :)
Author's Response: Peter's...a little tricky sometimes. Knowing how things end up, the temptation is to make him totally wimpy and unlikable, but the fact of the matter is that he WAS one of James's closest friends, and they all trusted him enough to not realize he was the spy, and to make him Secret-Keeper. He wasn't a two-timer the whole time, and I guess I'm just trying to figure out what happened. But thank you so much for reading and reviewing--the sequel's up now!
I really really really loved this fan fic!!!!! And I hope you write out a sequel very soon! I will keep my eyes open for it, thats for sure. Great conclusion to a wonderful story :-)
OMG!! I loved that! :)
I am soooo disappointed that this story is almost over :-( I do not know if I can handle this!!! Great chapter and looking forward to the next update!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: oh don't worry, there's going to be at least one sequel :)
I LOVE THIS!!! PLEASE HURRY WITH THE LAST CHAPTER!!!!!!
Author's Response: thanks! it's in queue now :)
I loved the start of this chapter! It was so amusing, especially when Sirius said he would never bet about his best friend!
I also liked the interaction between Lily and James when they were talking about how their friends thought the were in a relationship, and how they both reacted. As if both were scared to say their true feelings incase they scared each other off.
Aw the last few paragraphs were genius! How James showed his anger at being suddenly ignored for no reason. The whole argument seemed so natural and FINALLY they kissed :D.
Can't wait for the last chapter!
Seems like the lightbulb went off in Lily's head...Wonder what conclusion she has come to! Cannot wait to see the next chapter :-)
This is honestly the best MWPP-era story I've ever read. You're so good at all the unexpected little plot twists and the characterization and the Sirius-James relationship and the Lily-James relationship (it works very well how you have them teaming up to prank people)...
I love your Lily and your James (I can see a lot of Harry in them) and Sirius and Remus aren't bad either. I also love how you've done Peter. In most fics, he's stupid and obnoxious and it's hard to see why the others ever want to hang around him, but you've included lots of things to make that more believable. I could go on for hours but it's quarter til 1a.m. where I am. I reallllly look forward to the next couple chapters!!
Author's Response: oh thank you so much! yeah peter's tough, knowing what happens eventually...but they had to have trusted him initially. the next chapter's in queue now, so it should be up soon!!
Well...I hope you are updating soon! I just read this all in one go! :)
Author's Response: next chapter's in queue! glad you like it :)
Excellent! Can't wait for the next chapter! That one left a very good cliff hanger.
Author's Response: haha i sort of love cliffhangers. but the next chapter is in queue, should be up soon. thanks! :)
This fiction in Brillaint!!!!! I stayed up from 8pm to 5am reading through the 13 chapters that were already posted. I cannot wait for the next chapter!!!!
Author's Response: thanks! i just put it in queue :)
great work. it really makes me laugh all the time :)
Author's Response: yay! i'm glad, thanks so much :)
She IS going to start a betting pool, isn't she?? LOL! That'd be soo Mary!
That was a cute thing, BTW. A bit psycho, but cute nonetheless. I mean, she's drifted appart from her friend, but she clearly still cares enough to be keeping an eye on her, and noticing all this changes that Lily herself fails (or refuses) to notice...
I really liked Sirius asking about whether she was one of them or not. I guess this means she's closer to being let in on the secret. YAY!
And I think the kitten detail, (specially the part when Lily mentions doing it partly to annoy Sirius) as well as Severus glaring at them during that conversation in Potions were great details, that add up to a great chapter!!
Looking forward to the next one!!
Author's Response: haha mary's insane. it's have the fun. thanks so much, i'm glad you're enjoying it! next chapter should be up soon :)
You have no idea how excited I get when I get an email saying this story was updated!!! Terrific chapter and cannot wait to read the next one :-)
Author's Response: oh, that makes me happy, thank you! the next one's almost done, just tweaking some stuff here and there!
At this point in time I could bang Lily and James' heads together! Just KISS haha :).
The way you wrote how they stood together at the window sill was lovely.
I also love that none of the teachers put a stop to the snowball fight and chuckled when you said Dumbledore threw some at the Slytherins mwhaha.
Looking forward to the remainder of the story :)
awfully good one :)
aaw, i love this end. i really do and i can't wait to hear how he will react to her behavior when she isn't watching :D
LOL Very nice prank, and it was nice to see Lily in on it also! :-) Always looking forward to the next update!