This story brought back so many feelings. Sirius chasing after Peter, branding himself as a madman murderer in the process, only to die in the battle at the Department of Mysteries a few years later, is still one of the saddest things to have ever occurred in the books. With the Sirius in the story thinking about betrayal and Remus and his ultimate goal of justice, I just feel so, so incredibly sad for him.
Since the story doesn't have dialogue, it relies on Sirius' thoughts and internal monologues to carry it, and you wrote that really well. I've never really shipped WolfStar -- never minded it, of course, but never sought it out -- but I'm so glad I read this WolfStar fic. It was just really, really good. The scene when Sirius and Remus were both young and in love felt inexplicably sadder in the context of this piece, and I really liked that.
The elements of betrayal in this fic, how Sirius feels betrayed that Remus thinks him the traitor, were also executed really well. Overall, this was just a great piece.
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing this! It always makes me so happy to see someone read and enjoy one of my less frequently read fics. And this is one that really loved a lot. So I’m super happy that you enjoyed it. :)
Yeah I definitely tried to write this with a melancholy, nostalgic overtone. I’m glad to hear that it came through, and was able to bring out those feelings. It might sound odd to be like, “I’m happy you were sad!” lol. But that means the story did what I was hoping it would. XD
I was pretty new to the Wolfstar ship when I originally wrote this. I think it was nearly 3 years ago since I did. Or 2 years? I can’t remember. But that’s so great to hear that you did like it, even though you don’t typically seek out Wolfstar fics.
I’m so happy that you found this! Thank you for such a sweet review!! <3