Hi, Gina! I'm stopping by for the HC final! :)
I'm almost positive this is the first time I've had the pleasure of reading your work, and I'm truthfully unsure as to why it's taken me so long. Your writing is beautiful! No single moment felt like it was rushed or dwelt on for too long; everything moved at a very natural pace. This made for an easy, enjoyable read of one of my favorite canon couples!
I must say that "missing moment" type stories are one of my absolute favorites, and I adore when authors make things canon-compliant. This was no exception. This felt like an entirely real moment to me, and I can definitely imagine it happening right after the events of OOTP. I like the way you left it open-ended, too. I love the way Dora took things into her own hands and kissed him... but then it ends. Obviously, Dora spends much of HBP secretly longing for Remus, so it makes me wonder what happened after this kiss. Did they have some time together secretly before Remus went all "we can't do this" again? Did he brush her off right away? I absolutely LOVE that you didn't tell us. I like a bit of mystery!
Your characterization was spot-on as well. Even in her less-than-desirable condition, Dora is still snarky, restless, and perfectly herself. I can totally imagine her feeling caged by the rigid, sterile environment of the hospital. And Remus being all quiet, nervous, and afraid of his feelings is so like him. I really liked their conversation about Sirius and how lighthearted it felt. As sad as his death was, I don't think he would have wanted anyone moping about him for too long, and I think Dora is right that there was no other way for him to go out.
This was a lovely piece, and I'll definitely be coming back to read more of your work! Well done!
I've been meaning to poke around your AP for a while and what better time than Christmas gift giving? Anyway, thanks to my Remus Lupin soft spot, this caught my eye... it was so freaking CUTE!
I thought your interpretations of Tonks and Remus were spot on. I really liked their conversation about Sirius - although I'm still devastated about his death all these years later - I actually found myself agreeing with Tonks. I can't ever imagine Sirius as an old man! I've never thought about that before, but it really seems right. You can tell Tonks knows Remus well, as she's completely aware he blames himself for Sirius's death.
Remus is Gryffindor through and through isn't he? Bloody stubborn to the core - how long was Tonks trying to get through to him about going out with each other? Chivalrous too. It must be infuriating for Tonks and I suspect she'd fantasised about hexing him at some point! Where she said she couldn't live without him, makes me think they've been having this conversation for some time. My heart did break a little bit, even though they did have a little kiss at the end. I was grinning like a loon at the end!
Oh and I thought it was hilarious that Andromeda hung out with Augusta Longbottom! I don't know why, but that cracked me up.
Happy Holidays! Tasha xx
Hey love. i saw this in your AP and I knew I couldn't pass this up. I'm a hard core Remus/Tonks shipper. You paced this beautifully and I was sitting there feeling the longing of Dora and imagining the feelings of Remus as he's the one I associate the most with. This was lovely. Your descriptions of the setting were lovely to I know it was just a hospital room but you gave it life without having it over power the moment. The scene was clearly drawn in my head.
Thank you for this lovely moment and joyful read while things were dark and sad in some ways it ended sweetly and that's what really counts in the end. You have a very lovely writing style, you keep lovely pace and paint pictures without over powering a reader. Fabulous work here.
I’m here to drop off a review for Quodpot Match 2 because this has a war theme!
This was a sweet happy little story for the war category. I’m kind of thankful for that. I was worried you were gonna break my heart here.
I think you really captured both Tonks and Remus really well here. Tonks is impulsive and goofy and a bit clumsy. Remus is quiet and gentle and a little anxious. This fits perfectly with canon.
I love that Tonks says she’s not fragile. She isn’t. She’s a fierce auror and skilled duelest and Remus needs to stop worrying he’ll hurt her. I know it must be hard with his affliction, but if anyone can handle him, it’s her.
i think the sad part of this is how little Remus thinks of himself. He blames himself for Sirius. He worries that his infliction will destroy the woman he loves. He just can’t seem to forgive himself, to allow himself happiness.
I was so glad that Tonks called BS and kissed him at the end. He was being foolish. He clearly wants her and fighting it is absurd. The kiss made me feel nice and fuzzy.
Good work on this!
- transferred from HPFF -
(your author page so purdy)
Okay so I chose this story for a few reasons:
1. Tonks and Remus (squee!)
2. First kiss (double squee!)
3. Because it's for Chiara!
Oh God, your writing. I can't even. It is so beautiful. I wanted to sink into the screen and sob among the beautiful chosen words!
How am I meant to review when I have no words?! Er... (Gah look how inferior I am to the magnificence of this story!) Everything was just realistic. I love the little details you put in. The curse, Andromeda greeting Lupin, Sirius' death.
Also, I'm pulling this out: "She didn't want to dishonor the fallen, but teasing Sirius felt so natural" because... because... just because.
There is nothing I didn't like about this (except the length maybe, GIVE ME MOAR), just an amazing one shot written by an amazing person.
P.S. Thank you for everything you've done in the past few days. We all love you so much.
Thank you for taking the time to transfer this over. In re-reading this review, I’m reminded of how much I appreciate your words. You are so sweet! I had a lot of fun writing this story and I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. :)