I have arrived with the review I promised days ago, however crappy it may be. :)
I honestly really liked this, Lily. It developed really nicely, and I have to say the kiss from Sirius was a shock. I was thoroughly prepared for Remus to have it be unrequited. [:(] I have to admit I basically squeed when I found out it wasn't so.
The characterization was great, Lily. Remus's logic and just way of thinking (as well as self-pity) was shockingly accurate, as was Sirius's impulsive way. But my favorite person in this was probably Lily. I remember a quote from PoA, when Remus is talking to Harry, and it says she sees the best in people, and didn't judge (or something of the sort). I could really see her here; she's shocked, but she still keeps a somewhat calm exterior. :)
But I just want to give Remus a hug. His time with Sirius was so short, but I guess we all knew that would happen. Still had to hope for a bit of AU for a happy ending.
I did have one small quibble: I don't like how you had Tonks/Remus in this. I think that in canon, well, he'd have to be a really, really good actor to actually feel that way. Maybe she reminded him of Sirius? It probably could have stood better with just a little more explanation. The only other thing Icould say is that the ending is a little rushed.
Other than that ... great story, twin!
But I had to keep it canooooon - although i get what you say about it being rushed and not detailed enough *sigh*
Maybe one day :D
thank youuuuuuu for the review, at any rate - i actually wasn't sure about Lily but I am super glad I managed to portray her correctly. (and i was in a happy mood when i wrote that, i suppose - hahah I'm not sure how i managed to fool myself into making Sirius in love with Remus BUTTTTT it will help me with my sirius/james)
Happy new year - I'm in an odd mood atm so sorry for the odd review response. Love youuuux Lily
this is really good!
Author's Response: thank youuuuu - it's what I aim for :D x Lily