Your characterisation of all the Marauders was fantastic!! The interactions between Sirius, Remus and James were great, and Peter's absence not seeming to ruin their fun was great too. Especially considering James was off with Lily, it nicely demonstrated the way the Marauders gradually break down.
The idea of Remus/Rosmerta was really different, and I loved the character you made for her. She fit who she becomes later in canon, but you gave her something new as well. Remus' self-doubt was also written well.
Just one comment - James and Lily seemed to get together very suddenly. I know this was only back story, and so wasn't so important, but it seemed a little strange that even the Marauders didn't know. Although then again... it would be sort of typical of Lily to keep things a secret... so I guess that's just your interpretation.
Anyway, great fic!!
Author's Response: Thank you. Ah, well, the implication was that they'd been skirting around each other all term, and the Marauders knew James was up to something but was just waiting for him to come clean. There's references to him not wanting the others there that Christmas, and also Lily 'avoiding his eye' which are supposed to imply that they've been seeing each other in secret. Thanks for the review. I am glad you liked the story. ~Carole~
I smiled through the entire thing, really. I must have looked ridiculous.
Author's Response: Thank you. I hoped it would be amusing. Sirius and Remus are a fun pair at times. Thanks again ~Carole~
A little melancholy but sweet at the end. Thanky ou for writing and brightening up a gray day.
Author's Response: Melancholy? Really? Okay, I admit it was a little bit sad in places but there was a lot of fun as well. Thank you for reviewing. ~Carole~
This was gr3at, Carol3!
It was long, but I'm happy it was long. I always 3njoy r3ading your wok, so th3 mor3, th3 m3rri3r!
This story has got so much going on, building up to things, and 3v3n r3solving som3. I 3sp3cially lik3 th3 r3f3r3nc3 to P3t3r. I do f33l bad for him b3caus3 - w3ll, I'v3 always f3lt that th3 group would hav3 don3 just as w3ll without him. :( It's sad, though, b3caus3 it is going to com3 back and bit3 all of th3m.
Rosm3rta was writt3n v3ry nic3ly h3r3. I was surpris3d you s3t h3r up with R3mus, b3caus3 Rosmius s33ms quit3 popular. But Rosmus works b3tt3r, I think. Or, you just wrot3 it v3ry convincingly. And now, I want mor3 Rosmus. Hahaha! I may hav3 to sn3ak in som3 Kappas into your hous3.
Thanks for anoth3r lov3ly story. It mad3 m3 laugh a lot, and 3v3n mad3 m3 f33l b3tt3r. :D
Author's Response: It was long, wasn't it - ha ha. I wrote the blooming thing and actually cut parts of it.
Mmm, I was thinking about Sirius and Rosmerta, but I think it's a bit overdone, so I decided Remus should have some fun. A follow up when he goes back to teach could be fun - hee hee. (or rather h33 h33)
Glad you're smiling again, anyway and thank you for reviewing. ~Carole~
This story made my heart grow at least two sizes. Also I had a really bad headache when I started reading but now it's gone. Ergo it's perfect.
Author's Response: Glad you liked it. It took some time, and I was close to hitting delete, but in the end I hope it worked. ~Carole~
Aw, this is really sweet! And I like how Rosmerta kind of guessed that Remus was a werewolf because of rumours and stuff, and how she was accepting of him and everything.
I noticed a typo - "her pulled her back towards him" I think you meant "he pulled her back towards him".
I love love love your Marauder Era fics, they're great! In fact, I'm in the middle of The Lions of Gryffindor at the moment, so when I finish reading all of it I'll make sure that I drop you a review.
Last, last, thing - is Apparently Asleep finished yet? I noticed that you haven't updated for a while and I do think that it's one of the best Remus/Tonks fics I've ever read.Please please please update - it would make my day. :D
Author's Response: oooh, thanks for pointing out the typo, I shall get to that immediately. I have a chapter of AA ready to go and it should be appearing this weekend *fingers crossed* Sorry for the hideous delay. November was a bad month for fanfic because I was writing nano things. ~Thank you for the review ~Carole~