This was one fo the best Marauder Era fics I've ever read. Never before have I seen such a good take on Peter. I empathized a lot with him- I think all readers do, too.
I really hope you continue writing about Peter- you really know how his character works. I'm adding this to my favorites, because I love it. :-)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! As often as I've wondered, what drove Peter to such horrible deeds, this was the first time I ever even thought about writing about it. I wrote this at a time when I was feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated and suddenly thought, "I wonder if Peter felt like this?" And, voila! The story practically wrote itself. I'm glad you thought I did a good job with him and that you liked the story. Thank you so much for reviewing! Hugs! :)
I can't believe this story has no reviews! I really enjoyed reading this one. Peter Pettigrew is always shown to be rather a pathetic character, and I think most people who read the books - rightly, to some extent - think that he is the scum of the earth and nothing else. I really liked your characterization of Peter, though, because you made him a very sympathetic character. I really empathized with him. The only thing was, I felt that the situation was slightly contrived (the reason why Peter and Sirius were mad at each other, I mean). It was a very profound re-examination of Peter's character, but for what I thought was slightly a less-than-world-ending reason. In any case, though, the story was *excellent.* Amazing job! I can't wait to read more of your stories!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, and hugs for being the first to review! Poor Peter--I'm always looking for reasons and justifications for what he did to the Potters. Fear? Anger? Jealousy? Blackmail? I'd love to know! But you thought the situation was contrived, eh? Hmm. Maybe slightly, but I have to tell you that when I was in school, I ended up being the Remus in a situation that arose that would seem even more contrived than the one I've used here. A'friend' of mine was the type to occasionally ignore me and our other friends for the more popular crowd, and another friend was upset about how we were treated by the 'friend'. It all came to a head when the 'friend' asked my other friend to borrow a pencil. ("You've ignored us for a week, and now you want to borrow a pencil? Are you stupid?") It was extremely ugly; accusations about a stolen boyfriend, jealousy, and anger ripped our group apart. Nasty stuff, resentment. I figure that if Sirius did treat Peter with casual indifference or comtempt (remember the quote in SWM about Wormtail looking like he was going to wet himself?) or made him the butt of their jokes, that would build up, providing layers of resentment. Add that Sirius was good looking, intelligent, and was, by all accounts, very talented with magic--and Peter was constantly overlooked? I suppose I could have stuffed a paragraph explaining all that into the story to make it more clear... Sorry! I'll do better next time, yes? Thanks again for reviewing. It made my day! Di