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MOMENTS OF BLISS by moonymaniac

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
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.
Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/08/09 Title: Chapter 26: Thanks to the Slytherins

This was a really good chapter. The way Remus and Lindi are reacting to one another looks perfectly reasonable to me. Maybe because it doesn't look like teenage angst at the moment. I'm a Hagrid fan, but really want to be Sirius when I grow up. Since I'm not ever growing up, guess it's a moot point. You are working the war into the story well. Even though it had been going on for a while, the students may not have had much interest until it directly involved them in some way. The Slytherin's were probably well aware of what was going on because of family members being Death Eaters, but I'm sure weren't anxious to bring more problems on themselves.

Author's Response: Oh, thank you, captburke. Yeah, Lindi and Remus don’t have a lot of angst here (but give them time. ;)) Now it is just awkwardness. :) And that’s the way I figured the students would be about the war. Heh, I’m not growing up either. /stating the obvious]

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/08/09 Title: Chapter 27: A Shadow of Doubt

I like the way you plot your chapters. The flow is good and you always manage to put in new and interesting info on the characters. There really are a lot of the Death Eaters I recognize from the original HP series at school now.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. That is very flattering. I have created a few OC’s and really enjoy that, but I also wanted to utilize the very minor characters JKR has given us, so that the story has some continuity with the books. :)

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/08/09 Title: Chapter 28: Halloween

I loved the party and was glad the Marauder's didn't get into much trouble. I still like the way you are devleoping the relationship between Remus and Lindi. But I imagine it would be rather difficult having to explain to your girlfriend that you were actually the wolf everyone was afraid of.

Author's Response: Poor Remus…VERY difficult, I’d think. Glad you liked the party and Remus and Lindi’s sloooowwly developing relationship. :)

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/08/09 Title: Chapter 29: Sweet Sixteen

Teenage boys are such idiots and pretty insensitive, but that's what happens when you're a very smart and talented teenage boy I guess. It would have been interesting to be at Hogwart's with them. Another really good chapter.

Author's Response: <.< *eyes teenage boy readers* *points at captburke* She said it. >.> I only write what happens. :) And yes, I agree that it would have been interesting. *dreams* Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/08/09 Title: Chapter 30: You Just Never Know

I'm liking this more with every chapter, including the teen angst that seems to be getting a bit more mature. Remus would definitely be more anxious than most boys because of his "furry little problem". I would like to have a friend like him.

Author's Response: Thank you so very much. I’m thrilled to know it. And me too. *loves Remus*

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 31: Piling Straw on a Camel’s Back

And another outstanding chapter. You write so well. You can pack such great stuff in a small space. I love the way Remus' Dad is able to talk with him, and that he is trying so hard to give his son as normal a childhood and education as possible. I love Dummbledore anyway and he was so right in enabling Remus to have his 7 yrs at Hogwart's like any other wizard child.

Author's Response: *beams* I’m truly honored. Thank you so much. I love Remus’ dad. I just know he was a wonderful man and that Remus inherited it. And Dumbledore…he gave Remus a chance and I love him for that. I always liked his character, but when Remus revealed the story in PoA, I just loved him.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 32: Where There's a Will

I'm thinking Lindi has REALLY bad timing. Poor Remus with everything else that's happened to him today, this was not what he needed.

Author's Response: Well, she’s cursed you know. ;) And so is dear Remus…:( *sigh*

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 33: When It Rains

Well, I'm definitely too old to know who the Goo Goo Dolls are. I do, however, remember being young and though I was never as naive as LIndi, I definitely remember having people misrepresent what was said or done by others to try and make me doubt a friend. Darlene needs a "bitch slap upside the head". She is, in my opinion a vindictive and jealous individual. I'm certainly hoping this is going to turn out good for Remus and Lindi.

Author's Response: Oh, Yay! Another old, er, adult Remus fan! We have to stick together! ;) The Goo Goo Dolls have some great stuff. My little sister turned me on to them. You should check them out. Yes, Darlene is not nice! I dislike her intensely. I won’t be surprised if she ends up being a victim of the war. I figure I’ll eventually have to start killing people off. <.< MUWAHAHAHA

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 34: Things Get a Little Explosive

I'm thinking Lindi is finally realizing there is a real world and she lives in it. With any luck Darlene has learned her lesson and won't need to be hexed by the Marauder's and/or Lily

Author's Response: Or moonymaniac! Watch your back, Darlene! *evil grin*

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 03/18/10 Title: Chapter 55: Trying to Do What's Best

Remus does have a point. It wouldn't be a good thing for Lindi if anyone found out she was dating a werewolf, especially her cousin. Doesn't make it any better for either of them. Dumbledore usually knows what he's doing. Though I frequently disagree with the way he does things. And when he makes a mistake in judgement it usually ends up hurting the good guys.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 03/18/10 Title: Chapter 56: Good Intentions

Life is never easy. Remus will always have the stigma of what he is to contend with and always try to protect those he cares about from being affected by it. Lily is an exception to everything. Smart talented and wise. As much as she thinks Remus should tell Lindi, she does know it's best he doesn't. That Lindi also has a secret illness isn't as startling as it might be. There have been hints throughout the story. And if she insisted on staying with Remus once she knew the truth, any injury to her because of it would more than likely lead to her death. Remus would never be able to live with that.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 35: We Need to Talk

True love never runs smooth. Awesome chapter

Author's Response: Ain’t it the truth? Um, the true love part, :*) though I appreciate the comment on the chapter, too. Thank you.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 36: Some Sort of Conspiracy

Things just keep getting better

Author's Response: :D Thank you.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 03/02/09 Title: Chapter 52: Guilty Conscience

Bravo! Great chapter. I'm thinking Lindi will understand about Remus "furry little problem", but maybe not. It's more than possible she expects something, but doubt it's that he's a werewolf. James is there for him, and gives him sound council and advice. Now we wait.

Author's Response: LOL, captburke. You think she will, but maybe not...LOLOL I'm glad you are in some suspense. It wouldn't be much fun for either of us if you weren't. ;) And yes James is growing up. Too bad Lily couldn't have been a fly on the wall, although she might not have been impressed with the not blaming a bloke for trying bit. :P I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing. "Now we wait." *dies* I really hope not toooo long. :*)

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 03/18/10 Title: Chapter 57: Bad Enough Without Clawing Off Your Nose

People are going to gossip and come to whatever conclusions are the most unlikely. Human nature being what it is, the worse you can imagine about others, the better you can feel about yourself. It's possible Will may have suspicions about Remus. He may not want his cousin to know and won't confront Remus if Lindi is around. And when Remus is out of school there is no way he can stay off the Werewolf Registration list. Remus so wants to punish himself for what he did to Lindi that his thought process is extremely warped. Sirius is correct. Just because it's Remus life doesn't mean the Marauder's are going to let him hurt himself. The principle is roughly the same as 'friends not letting friends drive drunk'. Just because it's your life and you drink to excess doesn't mean your friends can't try and keep you from hurting yourself over it. Sirius might be an arrogant berk, but he is absolutely correct in insisting he do whatever he can to help Remus.

Author's Response: Absolutely!! Sirius was an arrogant berk, but he was a good friend (or tried mightily to be) to those he loved. Will...that's possible, also, he probably is the type to want to get to the bottom of things before he acts. He is different than Sirius. ;) And the rest of this is pretty spot on. Have you been reading my notes/mind? lol Thanks, captburke. I appreciate the time you take to review. It helps keep me going. (even if I go reaallly slowly) :*)

In From The Cold by Pallas

Summary: When Remus meets Tonks for a drink at the Three Broomsticks, he gets rather more than he bargained for...
Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 07/17/09 Title: Chapter 2: Hiding

What a great beginning to a relationship blessed by the gods. Tonks and Remus were made for each other. And hopefully she will never change.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 07/17/09 Title: Chapter 3: Warmth

Wonderful. They are my favorite couple. You write good stuff. On to the next story.

Imperius by Pallas

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: “Imperius… Werewolves…You-Know-Who…” The last words of a dying man force Remus Lupin into a dangerous investigation at the infamous Feral Institute. Sequel to Oblivious; pre-reading would be useful but it isn’t vital.
Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 48: Pieces - Part Two

This should be really good.

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 49: Awakenings

Could not get any better

Reviewer: captburke Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 50: Epilogue

You write extremely well. I've thoroughly enjoyed every story of yours I've read. Thank you.