Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.
Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.
Good informative chapter. Voldemort's and gang are showing their hand more, the Ministry is at least pretending to be doing something abut it, and I think Lily and James are going to start thinking about going out. According to canon they started dating in 7th year, so this would be the time they would start leading up to it.
Author's Response: Thank you. Yes, things are starting to heat up, on all fronts, so to speak. ;)
I finally realized I skipped reading this chapter without realizing it. It's usually late evening when I get to read, and I was sure I had read this chapter. Wrong! I love it, Prongs, Padfoot, Wormtail, and Mooney have finally arrived. I wonder if Wormtail was already susceptible to the Syltherin's? He was/is a worm and a rat.
Author's Response: With as many chapters as there are, and the mess my index page has become *needs to work on the bold font of a/nís towards the end*, I can see missing one. But Iím glad you found it and enjoyed it. I think Wormtail always had characteristics that made him susceptible to the Death Eaters, and he might have secretly harbored some awe/admiration for some of the more prominent Slytherins for their prowess, but at this point, I think he would dislike them if only because Sirius and James did. He would be in greater awe of his own friends since they were the Ďbest in the school at whatever they didí and the Ďheight of coolí. I donít think he would have become involved with Slytherins/Death Eaters until after school, though I know some ff authors write him getting involved in 7th year or earlier. IMO he didnít. Still, I try to show he had those inclinations, while still being a true friend to the rest of the Marauders. It isnít easy to make myself do it when what I really want to do is have a boulder fall on himÖLOL *hates Wormtail*
It was still an okay Sorting Song even if you aren't a poet. I went back and found her on Platform 9 3/4 when the Marauder's made their first trip to Hogwart's. Her mother said she would be going next year which would indicate she wasn't 11 yet. Now she's in the same year. I smell a twist that hasn't occurred yet.
Author's Response: *sigh* Iím so slow in responding, you already know the twist. :*/ But Iím glad the Sorting Song wasnít horrid. LOL No, I am no poet! :*)
Another great chapter. I definitely agree with Remus, Lucius Malfoy is dangerous and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He probably did put Avery up to propositioning Lindi and punished him for failing. This is almost scarier than the original war. I do like the still growing relationship between Remus and Lindi.
Author's Response: Thank you. I do not like Lucius Malfoy. Basically, he makes my skin crawl. He is not a nice man. Just because he appeared to possibly care about his own family doesn't change that for me at all. *hopes Lucius had a long time in Azkaban to reflect on his wickedness* Oooo, Iím glad you think it is scary. :)
Maybe this is going to be Remus' love interest in this particular story? Not a bad thing at all, especially if he's able to outdo Sirius, lol
Author's Response: :D And again, you already know. *blush* And...*bangs head on desk* I spoiled my story in the review for Hard Work Pays! Now everyone know what I'm going to do with Peter...or at least when. >.< *can't keep her mouth shut when discussing Marauders* >.< *loves them TOO much* :*/
See, I know I'm going to feel really stupid whrn whatever her secret is, is revealed.
Author's Response: *wonders if captburke felt stupid* *hehe* I hope it wasn't too anti-climactic. :)
You can't possibly be serious that people have a problem with Sirus!. He has always been portrayed as a ladies man in Everything I have read about him. First, he was still only 16 and at this point in his life would have no interest in sticking with one girl, like most 16 yr olds. Second, anyone who would give you a hard time should remember that this is fiction, and magic fiction at that, and life is certainly going to be different in the magic world.
Author's Response: LOL I don't know if any of my readers actually do. (It has been so long, I can't remember if I've actually been yelled at in reviews. *old brain*) It is more from reading the forums that I worry that they might. I know what you mean about Sirius being a ladies man in everything...Not that I read much. I don't read Marauder Era since starting MoB because I don't want to mix my thoughts/plans/characterizations up, but on the forums, people are always talking about it being this huge cliche', blah blah... Meh, this is the way I have always seen him (and apparently many others who write him do too. ;)). Thanks for the affirmation. :)
I am most certainly missing something here. Lindi is hiding something from everyone. except perhaps Dumbledore and McGonagall, and I'm sure we're going to discover what it is.
Author's Response: :)
I really hate Voldemort! Evil is too tame for him. I'm wth Lindi on why such bad stuff has to happen when good stuff is just starting to happen. Shades of my spouse dying before our first anniversary I think. I'm still afraid something bad is going to happen to Lindi, but I know it won't be because Remus didn't try and protect her.
Author's Response: I'm so sorry for your loss. Life can be so cruel. Sometimes, I think I would like to just forego all attempt at realism and make everything work out perfectly in the story, just because I have total control, unlike real life. James and Lily live happily ever after with Harry and his three siblings; Remus is cured and lives happily ever after with Lindi and their five kids who are spoiled ever so slightly by Rena and Richard; Sirius can travel the world on his motorcycle, then finally marries the woman of his dreams in his early thirties, after he's finally grown up a bit. They have three beautiful grey eyed children and a big dog, for Padfoot to go on runs in the forest with...Peter...*struggles to think of a lovely ending for Peter the rat*...*Loves happy endings, even if they are far fetched* *sigh*
Great chapter. I'm still convinced there's something going on with Lindi we haven't figured out. There has to be some serious or mysterious reason she has trouble with her wand in DADA. It doesn't seem to be a problem in Charms or Transfiguration.
Author's Response: Thank you, captburke.
Another great chapter. This story flows well, and is very believeable in the magical world(which is where I wish I lived). You have made all the characters seem true to what JKR alluded to in her books.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, captburke. That is the best compliment of all, especially about the characters, since it is the characters that make the story. And I wish I lived there too, if only to have a House Elf! And Remus, of course. :*)
There should be no timetable for when you reveal stuff in your story. This is your story and who cares if it matches whatever timetable JKR put in her books.
I like the chapter. Life for the gang is progressing in a reasonable manner. Snape is being his usual slimey git self and Sirius is being his usual "doesn't think of what the consequences might be" self and does what comes into his head. He's not stupid, but he can be pretty arrogant and frequently doesn't think or care about how what he does affects other people. If I were Remus I'd ignore him and refuse to speak to him for a month. Right after I beat the s##% out of him and called him every name I could think of and make up a few more for putting me in a situation where I might hurt of kill someone without my knowledge. But Remus is much nicer than I am.
Author's Response: LOL I have to admit I really had to restrain myself on the confrontation with Sirius since Remus is much nicer than I am, too. I couldn't let him blast him into a roach and squash him with his boot. ;) And tell me how you really feel about Snape. lol I'm glad the messed up timeline doesn't bother you. I know there are some who are such sticklers for canon that they get turned off. I personally have tried incredibly hard to be canon compliant, but there was no way for me to foresee that. Particularly when it just doesn't make sense to me....*nips rant in bud* But anyway, thank you for the encouragement. I really appreciate the review. I was so happy to see it since the site isn't moving the story up to the head of the queue and it still has an update date of March 2. >.< At least the update notices are going out. Okay, I'm going to stop moaning now. Thanks again for reviewing, captburke.
Do we find out why Lindi flew the way she did over the Forbidden Forest?
Author's Response: :)
I absolutely loved this chapter. Having the Marauder's as friends would be wonderful, slightly obnoxious at times and definitely dangerous at times, but really wonderful.
Author's Response: :-D I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I absolutely agree with everything about the Marauders. That is why I fell in love with them. It is such a wonderful friendship. While it lasts.... :(
Another good chapter. I like the way you are bringing about the James & Lily relationship. I can picture them starting to like each other slowly, or rather Lily starting to like James who has been crazy about her for years.
Author's Response: Thank you. I have to admit, I'm a little insecure about Lily/James. I would have probably left them out all together, if I had thought I could get away with it. ;*) It's a little awkward to have them go from animosity to true love, so I'm thrilled to know you like it.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Teenage hormones are so much fun to watch. Thanks for letting us in the reason Lindi is behind everyone else. I was thinking there was something ominus going on. And I certainly share her, uh, dislike for snakes. I do love Remus as a teenager.
Author's Response: :D Funny how they seemed more like a headache when I was experiencing them myself, but they sure are fun to write now that the teenage years are behind me. I would have liked to explain Lindi's problems up front, since I knew it would lead people to think there was some big dark secret to her and then be let down when it was so mundane, >.< but it was something Remus had to discover as he got to know her. I HATE snakes. So it was an easy phobia to give her. They say to write what you know. *Loves teenager Remus, too* He is such a doll. Grownup Remus is pretty darn awesome, too. *ignores DH* :P
I'm always ready for coffee, and New England is such a fun place in the winter.
Author's Response: :) Burrrrr.....I can not handle the cold, but I dream of visiting New England in the Autumn....It is one of the last parts of the country I haven't seen (Still need to see New England, Washington State, and Alaska). And it has always been top of my list of places I want to see, even since I was a little girl. I don't know why I still haven't. >.< Someday....
I've liked this story from the beginning. And I'm loving Remus being a teenager along with the Marauders. His parent's are great people, and his Dad obviously remembers being Remus' age. This is such fun and I'm laughing out loud.
Author's Response: *beams* Thank you, thank you, captburke. I'm so glad.
I try to avoid teenagers whenever possible, lol.
Author's Response: LOL