Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Hello! I've been following this story for a while now, but I'm not much of a reviewer-- I just felt this had to be said. I absolutely adore this fan fic, it's certainly one of the best I've read, if not the absolute greatest. You have such a fantastic grasp on the characters, I've actually had conversations where I've mentioned something from this story, thinking it was cannon (much to my embarrassment). I completely understand that you've been busy and whatnot, but I'll be really excited when you update! Thanks for taking the time to write such a brilliant story.
Author's Response: I'm sorry for the lack of an update. I'm sort of stuck because I know what has to happen and I'm trying to update lots of other things as well. I really would love to get this finished, though. I even have an epilogue somewhere -sigh- Thank you for the review, it means a lot. ~Carole~