Perfect. I have no other words for this! It captures everything perfectly! :D
It was lovely. Really believable.
I just found this story and loved it! I've always had a soft spot for J/L, and the way you wrote this was so..real--I don't know how else to describe it. All the characters seemed to jump off the page--especially James, Lily, and Sirius. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad they seemed realistic :)
my favorite line in this entire story is 'Sirius came storming through the house, shouting about "my fucking demented cousin, Batty Bella McBatshit!"'
Oh Sirius, how I love you.
well written, I love it!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked that part in particular :)
This is fantastic and SO sad! I read a lot of James/Lilly fics and this may be my favorite one (two) shot. I like the healthy dose of reality mixed in with the humor. It fits that while the time that James and Lilly had to be married would have been so happy it would also have been terribly difficult to be such young newlyweds fighting a war. It's simultaneously romantic and realistic which is not easy to write. Thanks for this!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it and appreciated my attempts to make it realistic! :)
great job! i love it!
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
Very good :D i really liked that it didn't just show james and lily to be this perfect couple, like lots of other stories do, once they've left hogwarts. Keep writing x
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked their imperfections in this story :)
this is amazing, one of my favorite fics ever
i read that you didn't like writing baby harry but you are soooooo good at it, please do it more
but anyways i love pretty much all your fics, so yeah haha good job!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm pretty proud of this one--I'm glad you like it so much! I don't mind writing baby!Harry so much as writing the approach to James and Lily's deaths. But there might be a few more first war fics floating around in my head. . . .
Once again, this was wonderfully written. I loved how you showed James and Lily's transformation from eager high school graduates to the family they are at the end, who have experienced a lot of hardship and pain together.
I loved the bit at the Prewett's funeral, especially the meeting with Molly. It was so sad, especially because we know that James and Lily only lived another year and a half. I loved your line "Maybe he and your — your baby, maybe they can play together. They'll be at Hogwarts together, after all.". Cute, but written well enough that it wasn't cliched, it just added to the story really well.
So yeah... I pretty much loved everything. As per usual, your characterisations of James and Lily were lovely. I really loved all your Lily/James work :) it's always great. Then again I pretty much love all your fics...
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked that the scene with Molly! The whole story made me a little sad--I think that's why I tend to avoid fics with baby!Harry because James and Lily are always so close to death at the point, and I'm far too attached to fictional characters to handle it! :)
This is great! You've written it amazingly, capturing the mood perfectly. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)
Wow - this was great but painful to read. I have often wondered about the tranformation of Lily, James and the others from school kids to battle veterans. I think you did a really good job of showing the change. The painful part came from seeing them lose not really their ideals (Lily show she still has hers in place at the end) but their innocence that this would be an easy war. I have always wondered how it was that the Weasleys (who I thought had a part in the first Order) could not have met James and Lily. Thank you for adding it to the story. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I definitely think it's a bittersweet story, and to think that even as they lose they're innocence, they're still only nineteen, twenty years old -- still kids! I'm glad you liked their meeting with the Weasleys :)
Absolutely loved the story. Too bad it ended. I think you captured the escence of the characters very well.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm a little sad it's over too.
So beautiful and so sad, considering what is about to follow. Lily and James are an amaizing couple, espessially in the way you described them in those dark circumstances. This story makes my heart ache so much.
You're great! Really good job! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Everything does have a sadness to it because of what you know inevitably happens. Of course, I'm so attached to Lily and James that I can't ever bring myself to go anywhere near their actual deaths. I'm glad this could still touch you despite the fact that it doesn't go all the way up until their deaths.
loved it! again i'll say how much i love the war time lily and James they are so much more different then the lily and james at hogwarts yet still the love between them is the same. i love the chapter with Harry and James and i forgot to mention in my last review that i love the part with sirius and lily in the last chapter.
i like how you add subltle humour into such a serious fic.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really getting more and more interested in writing about the first war and Lily and James in the first war. I'm glad you like it, too and that you enjoyed this! And that scene with Harry was one of my favourites to write, so I'm especially glad you liked it :)
Wonderful read! I was crying at the thought of Molly being at her brothers funeral and pregnant and I enjoyed all the looks into James's line of thinking ! You made both Lily and James be real people and not the saints they get to be later! Real people fight, cuss, doubt, etc. You brought them to life!! I can't wait to start reading it again!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I did want to make them realistic, and I'm so glad you think I managed to do that and you enjoyed it :)
There were tears falling down my face at the Prewett funeral and in the first moments of James and Harry. This was beautiful. Honestly I think this is your niche. Your James and Lily fics are incredible. Well done.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much and like all my James/Lily fics :)
Ahhh this is so tragic and well-written. I love it, but not going to lie it's one of the saddest things I've read in a while!
Author's Response: Thanks! It is a little sad, you're right -- but I'm glad you liked it anyway! :)
really, really good! can't wait for the next part!!
Author's Response: Thank you! The next half is in the queue :)
This story is really good! I saw you won the Lily/James fest with it. Congratulations! This story definitely deserves it. I have read some of your other work too, and you are a very good writer. I admire you for that. What did you do to become such a great writer?
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it and think it deserves the award! :)
LOVE. the end more, it got better as it went along...I didn't like how Lily was 'such a little kid' but after that, it was perfect. i can't wait for the second bit!
Author's Response: Thank you! Hopefully the next bit won't disappoint!