Aww, I love that there was one thing — besides the obvious — that Remus could share with Tonks that no one else could, not even his best mates. I think it gives them a really touching moment as a couple, and that's not even considering the baby being born. Pieces like these are what make me believe in ships like Remus/Tonks.
Author's Response: Thank you. I like to think he found something extra with Tonks that he didn't get with the others. Shame JK killed them -GRRRRRRRR! ~Carole~
Ah, but reviews rot your BRAIN! Ah, that was a lame attempt by me to joke :) In response to your end notes. Anyhow, this was definitely one of your shorter stories, wasn't it? Short, but interesting in that you started when Remus was 14 or so, and continued the story when Tonks was giving birth.
Author's Response: Originally I wrote this as a 700 word drabble but decided to expand it for Easter - that's probably the reason it's that much shorter. I tend not to write anything under 3k now - ha ha. Thank you very, very much. ~Carole~
I always love the Maurauders' stories, because I feel like there was always so much left unsaid about them. Anyway, I loved this fanfic. I like the end, where we find out that Teddy was born on Easter. I have to say, though, my favorite was Tonks: 'I tell you, I was notorious and I was working alone!' I really liked this.
Author's Response: Thank you. I like Tonks very much and get the feeling she was just as much a thorn in the professors' side as the Marauders and the twins, so I'm pleased you picked out that line. ~Carole~
Aww... Love Remus. Always have and always will.
Author's Response: Me too. He's a wonderful man. ~Carole~
I really loved this! I just entered my first fic and it is about Remus and Tonks! I really hope it gets accepted! You are an amazing writer my mmnf idol
Author's Response: Awww, thank you. Well, fingers crossed your story gets accepted. There's nothing quite like that first acceptance letter (I, btw, was rejected four times before getting my first chapter validated.) Thank you for the review. ~Carole~
Lovely, lovely. I love your writing, and how you get the characters true to JKR yet add an untold story that feels true. Remus and Dora are my favorites, and I love this one about the birth of Teddy. It seems so right that Tonks would be cranky in the midst of labor. (It's probably a good thing too not to tell those who haven't experienced it how long it takes.) Can you please oh please oh please write more to Apparently Asleep?
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review, and I'm glad you liked the story. I will write more Apparently Asleep, I'm just trying to get some other things out of the way so I can concentrate on it. -Sorry for the wait, though. ~Carole~
This was lovely, Carole. I'd never thought about the significance of Easter for Remus - that was really clever.
I loved the scene at the beginning, and how well you showed all the Marauders and Lily. In that space you really showed their characters and how they interact.
I wonder if you're a bit harsh on James and Sirius here - James and Sirius had very fleeting interest in things that didn’t concern them. I think you're probably right that they wouldn't remember his 'puzzle' or try to work it out, but saying that they didn't care about things that didn't concern them just sounds a bit too selfish. I think it's more that they tend to look to the immediate future, and they couldn't find an immediate solution to the puzzle, so they forgot about it. Anyway, I'm getting off track here, that's just a small thing.
I loved the scene with Tonks. The dialogue you gave her was just so realistic for her giving birth... it made me smile, but it was also very realistic. I loved how you included Remus' fears about his son being a werewolf, and that Tonks figured out why Easter was important to her husband. It shows their closeness and how well they know each other.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. I probably was a little harsh on James and Sirius but it was more that they were teenage boys and both rather big-headed at the time and I get the feeling that if something doesn't come easily to them, the they tend to dismiss it. They obviously matured, but here they're both only 14 (and 14 year old boys can be annoying). Glad you thought the childbirth scene realistic., I've had three kids, so I would hope I could write that -LOL. Thanks again for the review - Carole~
Aww!! Squeeeeee!!! This was lovely, Carole. While I don't celebrate Easter, I have to say that I love it anyway -- even though I hate chocolate (looong story) it always makes me smile to see little kids going on Easter egg hunts or eating tons of chocolate. And I really liked how you tied Easter with Remus, and how this also tied in with the title. This was a beautiful fic and I really enjoyed it. Is it compliant with Apparently Asleep? And WHEN are you going to update that? I'm on tenterhooks on where you left off so please please please post the next chapter soon. And enjoy your Easter!
Author's Response: Thank you, Soraya. I celebrate Easter insofar as I buy Easter Eggs but that's about it. Uhm ... Apparently Asleep *shamefaced*. Okay, my plan, because I have at least 5 WIP's, is to complete some of the shorter chaptered fics first so I can concentrate on Lions and AA. Hopefully this means that once I get back to them, I will be able to crank out the chapters quickly. Well ... that's the plan. I also really want to get back to AA because I want to write about Bill - ha ha. Thanks for the review ~Carole~
This is brilliant! Ive never thought of Teddy's birth and the effects it had on Remus etc now that I've read this, it's all I can think of! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. This was fun to write. ~Carole~