Hi, I'm Melissa. :0)
All Teddy Lupin had ever wanted was to be the kind of man his godfather was. He even followed in Harry's footsteps and became an Auror.
Harry wanted nothing more than to be the father that Teddy would never have, but work and obligations always seemed to get in the way. Before he knew it, Teddy was all grown up. How had he missed all those precious moments? He knew he had to make up for it somehow.
After all, they had all the time in the world, right?
This fic WON a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story
It should be a requirement that you submit to my categories so I don't miss things like this when they go through the queue. ;)
First off, I loved the pacing of the story. You managed to span a lot time without it seeming jumpy, and you gave your readers a great idea of what Teddy (I can't call him Ted, either, haha) was like. I know we don't see much of him in canon, but it just seemed so fitting that he'd never resent Harry for not always being around.
Let's see. I could go on and on. I thought Harry was spot-on and that using Draco was perfect. That Teddy acted as a double was a clever plot twist, even if it ended up being a tragic one. I'm such a sucker for great last lines, and I think this one fits wonderfully.
So, if you couldn't tell, I thought this was marvelous. :)
Why thank you, dear. What a lovely thing to wake up to (and yes, I really did wake up at 2pm, because I'm cool like that). :D
For me at least, Teddy always looked at Harry as his dad. Yes, he acknowledged that Remus was his father and he loved hearing about him from Harry, but in my opinion, dads are the ones who show us the way to be. Though he was rather absent at times, when he was there, Harry was good for his godson and Teddy was good for him.
It was a complete bummer killing off a beloved character, but I remember a bunch of reviewers for Vindication of James Potter asking why Teddy wasn't involved in the big plot. I almost didn't have the heart to tell them that this is what I had pictured for him. I think (I really ought to know this for sure, but it's been almost a year) I mentioned him once when Ginny threw Harry's faults in his face, but that was it.
Anyway, that's probably more than you cared to read about my rambliness. Your review was lovely, and you shall see me soon once I exorcise my Katie/Oliver phase from my system.