I know it's been absolutely MONTHS since I've read anything from you--and I apologize. Don't hate me--you still rock, as I seem to have forgotten. So interesting story...I'm excited for it!
Author's Response: Are you kidding? I'm thrilled you're still reading fan fiction! I hope whatever you've been doing since I "saw" you last has been fun and not work, work, work all the time. :)
anyone else lost besides me?
I hope not! :D
The summary's first three words reveal the plot. Survival. Separation. Reunion. The story's about the How and Why. :)
In the first chapter, you learn that instead of killing Tonks, Bellatrix took her to the Shrieking Shack and used spells that repressed memories and gave Bella the opportunity to set herself up as "mother" to Tonks. She thinks the Dark Lord will win the battle, and afterward will find her "daughter" and "grandson" useful tools.
"Tere,” she whispered, sounding out the name. “Just Tere." That sounded better, less stuffy.
"It means the shining one. Fitting for a Metamorphmagus."
Those lines are meant to prove readers' suspicions about what's happening. In chapter two, you learn why Remus survives, and why Harry originally "thought" he was dead when he was carried into the hall.
Hehehe!!! Naughty wolf!! She did not see that coming did she?!?!
Great story Kerichi!! Can't wait to see the end of it!! Actually, I'd rather not see it end!!
He's a wolf in professor's clothing--lucky Tonks! :D
Thank you for not wanting to see it end. There will be 13 chapters, 12 and an epilogue, because I can't resist telling what happens in the happily ever after. ;)
Fantastic! it's just as good as your other Blue Moon stories! i'm completely hooked on all your stories so when i saw this one i was really excited (esp. because you said you wouldn't do a DH one =) ). but you stopped updating! so i googled to see if you put it any where else, but you stopped updating fanfiction.net also. =(
Author's Response: Thank you for reading this story (and all the others!) and for looking for updates! Real life and a short story I'm hopeful about getting published delayed me from writing the last chapter, but I've never left a story incomplete, and I promise to finish this one soon. :)
It makes me really sad that she doesn't recognize her mom. :( Other than that I really enjoyed this chapter. :) Please update soon!!!
Author's Response: I'll try! Bellatrix was clever as well as nasty, but she's no match for True Love. :)
Ooohhhh this makes me excited! Great chapter, as always. :) Please update soon!!!
Author's Response: How did I miss this? I went to double check that chapter ten's posted and found a nice surprise. Thank you for being excited. I think you'll like what happens next. ;)
OMG I don't know HOW I stopped reading your stories. I think this is my favorite one yet! It's addicting! AMAZING! I LOVE IT! AHHH!!!
ok now that I've calmed down some, let's talk about what I love about this story. First of all, I cried like a baby when Remus and Tonks died in DH so having this story makes me feel 954390 times better. Secondly I love that Tere is still TONKS. Like she still has her Tonksie moments. Remus, portrayed wonderfully, as usual.
The way Andromeda figured out that Tere was Tonks was kinda pushing it for me, you know she hears Terebellum and figures it all out....but I guess that the broom being gone and no one touching her room kinda helped her with that.
Overall, fantastic work. I love your stories. So so much. SO much. Can't wait for more!
La Belle College sans merci hath thee in thrall...doesn't have quite the same poetic ring as Keats' La Belle Dame, but college (all those exams and papers to write, and hopefully an active social life, too) understandably takes over your life during the semester.
I'm just glad there are breaks!
Being Remus' pov we don't get to 'see' Andromeda brooding around the house for hours on end, mind racing because she knows Bellatrix is responsible, trying to figure out what her plan was and where she would have taken Dora. The clues did help, but mostly it was all the thinking about her sister that made the name ring a bell.
I'm hoping another chapter posts before Christmas. Thank you for making mine extra cheery! :)
Good so far. When will next chapter be up?
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope soon, I'd love to have a happy ending before Christmas...or at least before the end of December :D.
I'm really anxious to see what reaction Tonks has to Lupin's words. I also like the new summary, I just watched the Princess Bride the other day...
Yay, you like the new summary! I'd used that line in the A/N of the first chapter and in describing the story to people, I should've used it from the beginning.
Tonks might surprise you with her reaction. :)
I don't envision this being nice for poor old Remus. But at least he knows his son and wife are OK. They just so happen to have his guts.
Anyhow... I don't see how the pranks Nymp is playing on Order members willl be evil and vengeful enough, in Bella's POV. Then again, Bella stole Tonks and changed her memory, so... I guess it's fair!
Please update soon!!! I want to see how poor Remus ends up!!
I'm so happy you noticed that her "revenge" is more like a series of pranks because it doesn't matter who she believes she is, inside she's not Bella's daughter and she can't be Dark and vengeful.
Frustrated, yet oddly satisfied, that's all I can say about Remus. *cackles*
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving (even if you don't celebrate it, have a happy day knowing I'm counting you as a blessing)!
Wish you luck with this and every single idea you put pet to paper to Kerichi!!! I'm loving this story!!!!!!!! Soooo much!!! ^.^
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading! This isn't a "normal" romance, :D, but making characters earn their happy endings is a long and glorious tradition (to go Vizzini from Princess Bride, heh).
As usual, your story is wonderfully engaging. Thank you for the regular updates. I am looking forward to the next one. Happy Thanksgiving.
Author's Response: Thank you for the regular reviews! You're wonderfully encouraging, and I'm thankful...which is as it should be this time of year. ^_~
Great chapter! I love how curious Tonks is getting, definitely better than remembering all at once. I'm really anxious to find out what she's going to say to him when he gets to her house. As always, please update again soon!
If thoughts of Remus are disturbing, guess how much more unsettled she's going to be when he's in her flat?
I don't know if you celebrate Thanksgiving, but thank you for giving me another reason to be grateful this year! :)
Yay! Remus and Tonks are back! Well, kinda. Please let her remember him soon! It breaks my heart to see her being mean to him. :( Really anxious for more! Please update soon!
Author's Response: How did I miss your review? I had the perfect opportunity to say the update just posted! D'oh! :D Tonks didn't have to kiss him, that part was spontaneous, heh, so she isn't mean as much as afraid.
Good chapter! I really liked it and i feel so bad for remus bc it must suck to b in his position... i hope that you can update soon!
Author's Response: You're right, it's awful. Tonks, as bad as it is to think you've lost most of your family, can't really feel it because she doesn't remember. She has her baby and a friend in Gitta. Now that she's decided to stick around, it should be interesting to see if she can actually make Bellatrix proud. It takes a certain personality to excel in the revenge business. :D
So sorry for the long pause between reviews!
I am loving this story!
The delightful moments with Tonks and Teddy are sweet, genuine, and heartwarming as you express her love and devotion to her child. It's an interesting and unexpected twist for her to entrust a House Elf with possibly caring for Teddy while she prepares to deal with what comes next. (Though she hasn't much of a choice in order to keep him safe and cared for as she decides what to do next... or has the decision made for her...)
Poor Remus, though! He has to be in a living hell. His faith in Tonks, and love for her and Teddy, must be all that keeps him going. As always, I marvel at his strength in restraining his all too human emotions of fear, anger, loathing- and the desires of the wolf- as he fights to find his family.
You are keeping me enthralled as always!
I heart you, Lark!
Right now, Remus' life history is really coming in handy, because he's pressing forward, restraining his emotions the best he can in order to think clearly and do everything possible to find his wife and child. I used to wonder how the show 24 could make a season out of a 24 hour period in someone's life, but I'm at 6 chapters so far, so I'm getting an idea, heh.
Not that this fic is about a single day, :D, but it has been go-go-go. Thank you for being enthralled and encouraging so brilliantly with your review!
Poor Remus... poor poor Remus...
Can't wait for more!!!!! ^-^
Author's Response: Thank you! Remus does have it hard in this story. Tonks may be missing her memories, but he's missing his wife and child! Things will change, though...eventually.... ;)
good chapter! i really liked it wen she found out bellatrix died. its interesting how she didnt really seem that emotional towards her "daughter" in the letter. in the id is and interesting part 2! well great job and please update soon!
Author's Response: Thank you! Bellatrix was straining her acting ability to kiss Tonks on the cheek before she left. There was no way she'd write a mushy mother-daughter note. :D
Another wonderful chap. Suspense. I really hate Bella. I think you may have just kicked that hate up a notch. Thanks for an other great interlude....
Wait until chapter seven. I wanted to let Andromeda hack up her corpse with an axe...or a Sectumsempra, whichever she prefers. :D
Thank you for reading the story!
Ooooohoooo!!!!! You never, ever, ever let down a reader Kerichi!!!!!!!!
Keep the wonderous writing up!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for never letting me down with your wonderfully encouraging reviews! AU R/T isn't a hot category, :D, but you make me feel warm fuzzies.