Summary: In Remus Lupin's fifth year at Hogwarts, his devoted friends finally master the complex Animagus spell, beginning the adventures they will remember for the rest of their lives. But Remus must also face prejudice in the rising war, a test of loyalty versus love, and the danger of his dark secret being revealed.
Pet Peeve Disclaimer: Peter is not worthless, Lily does not have three friends who fall for the Marauders, and no one calls Remus "Remy."
That was a great chapter! You can really feel the comradery
between the boys. And having James completely freak out over being bald - so funny! You really brought out each of the boy's seperate personalites. Welll done and i look forward to your next update.
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. :)
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.
Well I didn't expect that (not that that is a bad thing)...but maybe just maybe this will be what it takes for Lindi to realize that Remus will not wait around forever for her. I really did like the chapter though and you can't let some readers opinion sway you or make you change your story because you know where the story is going and where you want to take it. Anxiously awaiting the next chapter!!
Author's Response: *grins* That is an optimists view, if ever there was one. ;) Do you really think something good can come of this? I think Lindi got that message! I wonder what she will do with itÖbut wait, you are right; I already know. :-D Iíll let you in on it as soon as I can. ;) Thank you Lioness06. Iím really glad you liked the chapter.
Great chapter! Poor Remus. He hasn'tt exactly had the best day and of course this all had to happen the day he was his "date" with Lindi. With deatheaters, Voldemort, Greyback on the loose, and the problem of the werewolf registry, Remus could use a good snogging!!!
Author's Response: Thank you, Lioness06. Yes, bad timing all around for poor Remus. But there had to be some darkness brewing. Part of me would love to just do the fun fluffy stuff and go straight for the snogging, but I do want it to fit canon. But he could use a good snogging, couldn\'t he? *giggles*
It took me about three days to read all 29 chapters and I absolutely love your story. I think all the Marauders are in character, which I found is the problem with so many stories. I like the way you made Sirius - popular with the ladies- but not having a flavor of the week every single week. And having our favorite werewolf as the center of the plot is an excellent idea and Lindi is a great character. I just really hope they kiss already!! Thank you so much for writing such a great story!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Lioness06. I\'m so glad you enjoyed the first 29 chapters. :) Keeping the characters \"in character\" is so important to me, so I am thrilled you think I have managed it thus far. JKR gave us such fabulous characters I would hate to mess them up. I hope that even if I put them in unlikely situations, their reactions will still be in character. I have to have Remus as the star, because to me, he is. *loves Remus to death* And thank you for commenting so positively on Lindi. :) I\'m getting the feeling I need to be working on a kissing scene! LOL Thanks for taking the time to read my story and for reviewing. I really appreciate it.
Author's Response: Alright, everyone. I just realized that 06/08/06 was MoB\'s one year anniversary. And I missed it! LOL I meant to post something about it that day, but it slipped my mind! :*) I can not believe I have been posting this story for over a year! I must be insane! :) But not as insane as those of you who have been reading it from the beginning. ;) *lifts champagne flute to those who have stuck with me from the start* ummm, yummy! *lifts it again to all those who are with me now* Thanks you all! I don\'t know if I could have stuck with it so long without your encouragement! *cheers*
*gasp*....nooooooo they are so close to snogging!!!! who in their right might could be knocking on the door? Well at least they FINALLY talked! And Lindi admitted Sirius was actually right about some things, haha. I thought it was really funny when Remus couldn't think about anything else but Lindi thinking about snogging him A LOT. Poor Remus, he couldn't fall in love with someone who isn't such a nutter? ... even if they are perfect for each other. It was a very emotional chapter, well done. And you must update soon!
Author's Response: HmmÖ. Who said they were in their right mind? LOL Glad you got a kick out of Remus. It just seems that when anyone has wanted something for as long as he has this, that when you find out you might get it, youíd sort of focus on that, no matter how rational you usually are. That made little sense didnít it? Well, Remus is just too cute! Thatís all that matters. Poor Remus indeed! *realizes she really should stop torturing the dear boy* :) But he thinks they are perfect for each other, so he canít really help himself. Iím so glad you liked the chapter. Iíll try to get 36 up soon. Thank you, Liones06.
I'm so happy how great things are going for Remus and Lindi! It's about time too. Will you be covering "The Prank" on Snape eventually? I saw a little bit of hint with Snape so interested in where Remus goes every month and his interest in the Marauders in general. Anyway I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, Lioness06; I\'m glad to know you are enjoying it. A hint? Now do you want me to spoil it? <.< *Warning: Spoiler* Yes! At least I\'m going to try. *fears the angst* lol. Thank you for reviewing.
All this advice...what is Remus going to do? Good chapter. I liked all the dialogue in it.
Author's Response: Thank you, Lioness06. Well, you probably already know what he will do, since it has taken me forever to respond. I hope you approve of his decision. ;) And I\'m glad you liked the dialogue, especially since that was all there was. *dies* *promises to work on descriptive and narrative writing* :)
ah...the old cliff hanger ending...great chapter and I'm glad Remus allowed Sirius to speak his mind.. It might just be the only way to get Lindi to at least understand Remus's point of view and maybe now things can begin to progress in the positive direction. Can't wait until the next chapter!
Author's Response: *Muwahahah* You\'ve gotta love a cliff hanger! I don\'t think at that point that Remus could have stopped Sirius if he had wanted to. ;) But he wanted to know what she would do, and it needed to be done. You are correct, until she was forced to hear everything, there wasn\'t even a little hope for their relationship. You just can\'t get anywhere without communicating. Thank you, Lioness06. :)
well the chapter was worth waiting for! I liked how you are foreshadowing, Peter being good at deception. And yay for Lindi looking for Remus all day. Their conversation is long overdue!. Also I'm still very impressed by the way you spin the dynamics of the Marauders; they all seem so comfortable with each other; you can feel their strong bond of friendship.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Lioness06. That is a relief to hear, when the wait was pretty long. As I said to Buckbeak, the foreshadowing is tricky. I like to think if we hadn\'t learned the story of Peter\'s betrayal already, the foreshadowing I am trying to do would be subtle. I hope you wouldn\'t have read it and said, wow, that makes him look evil...of course, I\'ll never know, because we know he is evil! LOL Thank you for mentioning the bond of friendship between them...that is the most important thing I can convey! :-D
Awww...yes with friends like these, indeed. The presents were all really touching.
I loved the bet idea...haha...poor Lindi - but def a Marauder-worthy bet. What better way to get Lindi and make this the best birthday ever for our dear Moony ;)
Author's Response: *hehehe* Yes, Lindi wasn\'t thrilled, but Remus certainly didn\'t think it was horrible. ;) I\'m glad you enjoyed it, Lioness06. Thank you for reviewing.
Awww Remus is so cute! He's so excited about his unconfirmed date. Very good chapter, I was pleased to see an update.
Author's Response: Thank you, Lioness06, Iím glad to know you enjoyed it. Remus is absolutely cute, adorable, huggableÖLove him! (Just incase that wasnít obvious. ;) ) :)
Summary: It's nearly the end of his fifth year, and Severus has just experienced the most embarrassing and lamentable moment in his life. At a time where the wizarding world is becoming unhinged, he must deal with a few unexpected events that will change his life forever.
I've been reading your story, but I don't think I've reviewed before , though I'm very glad to see an update. Great chapter - I think its great how you have all the characters down pat, espeically the marauders even though they aren't the main characters of the story. And its always very interesting to see Snape's side of things.
Author's Response: Thank you, Lioness, I\'m glad you like this story. I try really hard to keep the Marauders close to canon--or, at least, how I imagine them to be. I appreciate you taking a moment to review!
Nice to see another chapter. I really like the way Lily's and Snape's friendship (if you can even call it that) is developing. Poor James - he doesn't have Lily to moon over in Potions class ;)
Author's Response: Yes, I don\'t want to throw them into anything because that would be unnatural. James is pathetic, isn\'t he? Heh. Thanks for reviewing!
Severus Snape has ambitions to rise above his humble beginnings. Eris Greyback has a family debt to repay. Their romance is a more complicated brew than the trickiest of potions. SSEG, LEJP. The sequel, The Potions Master's Apprentice, is also complete.
*Winner of the 2007 QSQ Award for Best Marauder Era Story*
"Telling himself he was not being Hufflepuff..." haha - I really loved that line. Good chapter, update soon.
Author's Response: Yay you loved the line! Funny how Slytherins denigrate any softer feelings as Hufflepuff, isn\'t it? :D
Within the Marauder band of Merry Men, Sirius is the dashing Will Scarlet. Seventh year, his goal is not to rob the rich, but to help poor Robin woo Maid Lily, avoid sermons from Friar Moony, aid a rat in need, and win the love of a fair lady.
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Non Canon.
*Chapter 30 is 'To Be Loved'*
awww...Sirius is jealous. Good chapter! I enjoyed it and I can't wait until the next one.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! Jealousy is a good motivator, lol, and I\'m just waiting on the queue to clear to update! ^_^
awww...Sirius and Rosmerta are really sweet together
Author's Response: Thank you! Christmas will be full of sweets of all kinds and one sour apple- Petunia, lol.
cute chapter! And the experiment worked, yay for appeasing the Weather woman
Author's Response: Thanks! ^_^ Not even mythical women are immune to the charms of Sirius Black, LOL.
things are getting steamy between Sirius and Rosmerta....loved the chapter! more please!
Author's Response: Would I miss the opportunity to have a Christmas chapter up at Christmas? :D It should be up by the end of the week, at the latest.
Sirius better do some quick thinking...that was awesome update, and I def believe the Marauders played hide and seek in the Shrieking shack, haha.. Itt was nice to see both Sirius and James got some *action* in this chapter. I like how they both had the same idea without even knowing it.
Author's Response: Rosmerta did call them a \"Double Act\" in PoA, LOL. Great minds think alike, I guess, heehee. Sad if James, at least, didn\'t play hide and seek with Lily. I always want them to have had a love that, if it didn\'t get to burn long, burned hot! ^_^
good chapter ! i really like the idea of Sirius and Rosmerta. That was really funny when Peter said "I'd drool" - i actually laughed out loud
Author's Response: I\'m so glad you like the idea of Sirius and Rosmerta! They\'re non canon, and yet, when I read PoA now, thinking \'what if Rosmerta was playing \'blonde\' when she was talking to the professors at the broomsticks and already knew about Sirius?\'...the scene reads very differently! :D