Go Sirius go!!!! I loved this little scene! Especially when he interacted with Fudge! I feel your characterization was perfect! Scared, bumbling Fudge to silly, cool Sirius! :) keep writing stories like this, please! They make my day!
Author's Response: Thank you! Writing Dark/Angsty stories are my favourite. Sirius is a very happy-go-lucky person in general, but I've noticed that whenever the Ministry comes up he becomes bitter. He seems to hold a huge grudge against the Ministry, and this along with the influence of the Dementors would have made him quite angry in Azkaban. Hence the mood of this story. Fudge is an idiot, honestly speaking :P. He would definitely have behaved that way in Azkaban, whereas Sirius, as usual, would be making snide remarks. I particularly enjoyed writing the interaction between the two, hehe. I'm glad you found my characterization was perfect; it's what I had been aiming for. :)
Once again, thanks for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed this! --Nadia :D
Thanks to the lovely Carole/Equinox Chick for providing the inspiration for this story!
No, thank you for turning my silliness into a story. :)
Really enjoyed this. I loved the way you wrote the dense atmosphere. It felt very claustrophobic and eerie.
Well done and good luck in the challenge.
Author's Response: Squee! Thanks for the review, hun, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. =)
I love the candle metaphor. Or is it imagery? I think you used it as both in this story. I loved this story, loved how Sirius talked with Fudge- just two things- 1. I can't believe a man like Fudge would walk into Azkaban alone, and at any rate, a prison inspection usually entails an entourage for the minister. 2. I would have liked to see Sirius reading the newspaper and finding out that Peter was going to Hogwarts, and to see him make the connection to Harry.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. The flickering part was a lot of fun to write. And thanks for pointing out the part about Fudge, I'll edit that in. :) It was just that the image I based the fic upon only had Fudge coming out of the boat, so any thoughts of an entourage skipped my mind. I'll see where I can add that in. And of course, I'll try to add in another line to make Fudge making the connection with Harry :)--Nadia
pretty cool :)
Author's Response: thank you! :)
I may be reading too much into this, but I loved the symbolism of the candle. And the parallel of it flickering to the faces in the window and their flickering souls. This is a more vengeful Sirius that I had the impression of from the book, but I think it fits beautifully. Overall, this was nicely done.
Author's Response: Thank you! This is probably the most angsty thing I've done so far, hehe. The symbolism and parallels were intended; in the books we see him surrounded by his loved ones, so he's usually quite happy, but I've noticed that everytime the Ministry comes up he gets bitter. I imagine that this is how he'd be in Azkaban. Anyway, thanks again for the review! :D I really enjoyed writing this fic. --Nadia