First off, George and Sirius. Bravo, well done. NEVER would have thought of it, and the way you wrote it, it didn't seem strange at all that Sirius was dead and George was talking to him, seemed the most natural thing in the world.
"James and I... we laughed at the possibility of being apart, we didn’t even consider death... we were too young and full of life to ever die... we didn’t make any effort to cheat death because we thought it couldn’t get to us.”
This is my favorite line, it just seems so perfect, and just such a Marauder thought. They were so young when James died, and Sirius and James were so bold, and sometimes reckless, this line just seems to suit them so perfectly.
I also rather like George telling his brother, "I'm going to live anyway." It's very bittersweet, and a bit heart-wrenching to imagine him saying that to his twin brother's grave.
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OOHH, this was a great take on the relationship between the two pairs. I am still mulling over your epitaph with a bittersweet smile on my face. :)
I dunno if it was intentional on your part, but I felt a few LOTR vibes while reading your stories. Here it was:
That’s got to count for something, doesn’t it?
Which, by the way, I think should be "hasn't it?" :D, reminded me of Pippin telling Gandalf, "But we've got the White Wizard. That has got to count for something."
In Isla's story, it was Bob asking her not to turn him into something "unnatural", which reminded me of Sam asking Gandalf not to.
Okay, I will stop my embarrassing theories here. :D
What I really want to say is, "Great story!"
Author's Response: Thanks, Natalie. I have never thought of the "Tolkein" vibes, actually, since I haven't opened any of those books in years and the movies just aren't the same.
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