Aw, now I'm going to cry!
Author's Response: MC, I'm glad that it touched you. If you want something with a more uplifting ending, "For Richer or For Poorer" is a bit of a sequel to this. :)
Sad, but a good story
Author's Response: Thanks, Hope. For the Deathday Festival I'm working on a bit of sequel to this. Look for it when the festival entries are posted. :)
Oh, very well done! Chances are there will be alot of "missing" scenes that JKR will never be able to include in the last book...unless she makes it 3000 pages long (er..I wouldn't complain...) So this story really helps to fill in the blanks in our imaginations in a very credible and logical way as to why Tonks was so messed up in HBP and the hospital scene...Jeez, knocked me over with a feather, it did! Thanks for one of the best, esp. the two POVs format! Keep writing...ya nailed it!
Author's Response: Thanks, Senna. These kind reviews have gotten the muses thinking about filling in some more missing parts of this story. Strangely enough, I'm not overly enamoured of this pairing, but my muses sure were... I'm really glad the two POV worked. That was a gamble for me....Might be a little while before I decide to write more on this, though. I have several other projects in the works and really can't take another one on. Three Works in Progress is more than enough. YIKES! Maybe it's even too much.
Dayyyym. Such a beautifull and perfect "missing scene". You've captured both of them perfectly, and Tonks POV is not something I've seen done well - ever.
I'm a little mystified that you don't do the last scene from both perspectives - feels a little uneven.
Still, fantastic work, feels very canon! Brava!
Author's Response: Thanks, BBB. Glad you enjoyed this. As for why I didn't show her POV at the end, I really don't know. I think it was because I wanted to end it on a powerful note and I felt that going back after Remus walked away would detract from how it ended....The muses have already been in discussion for follow-on scenes thanks to some prodding. Perhaps if they do, I will have the first scene of the next chapter be her reaction to his leaving....As for writing Tonks, she's hard because a lot of what you saw in canon was her acting childish. She's at that awkward stage of young adult where she's closer in age to the kids than the other members of the Order....Thanks again for the review
I really loved your story. It fills up the blank so nicely.I also enjoyed the way you had both caracters point of view.
Author's Response: Thanks mirime. I'm glad you liked it. I had initially thought about just doing her point of view, but I liked ending it with his POV, so I had to go with a shift.
I love the way you did this, the sadness and resignedness that Remus felt. I would encourage you to write something about how they overcame that and got together...to make her hair pink again!
Author's Response: Thanks, redvelvet. I'll see what happens to my muses when I get one of my WIPs finished. I really don't want to start a 3rd WIP right now. Though, they may decide to do another scene filler type piece. :)
It's good to see this in print! I really like your depiction of Tonks. It seems like she's usually portrayed as Chevy Chase with pink hair. Here she comes across as a competent professional who's a bit unsure in her private life. Remus comes through as thoughtful and lonely, and perhaps a bit stubbornly self-conscious about his condition. Do he use his lycanthropy as crutch to keep him safe from the risks of loving and losing yet another friend? I can easily see this conversation as the forerunner to one many similar ones leading up to the Tonk/Remus hospital scene in HBP.
Author's Response: Thanks, Leandra, and thanks for helping me get this one finished. :) Tonks is in the awkward phase in life where she's not a teenager anymore, but doesn't feel fully comfortable in the adult world. I think that governs a lot of her behavior...As for Remus, yes, I think he uses his Lycanthropy as a block, a reason to keep closed off, to spare others from pain. I'm glad you think it all flows up to the hospital scene....My muses are thinking about writng more to this one. Darn muses.
Oh... very sad, but you had the characters dead-on. Wonderful characterization and all of that jazz. Good job.
Author's Response: Thanks, Eternity. This one was begging to be let out and overrode the other stories I'm writing. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)