Wow, WOW, I really can't seem to think right now, I am just so incredibly stunned by this beautiful piece! *takes a moment to let the story sink in before she attempts to continue. I am just so amazed and impressed that I don't know quite what to say, besides WOW! You have such a lovely way of spinning a tale, slowly pulling the reader into the story until they are so immersed in what you are writing that nothing else seems to matter around them. Everything was so eloquent and incredibly touching and I really felt myself yearning to help Remus, hoping that in some way I could take away his pain. Emotions are such an incredibly powerful tool in writing and you have an amazing grasp on writing them. Your emotions seem realistic and your characters are truly phenomenal.
The descriptions that started this story were so amazing that I truly and honestly felt like I was reading something from a best-selling novel, that is how much talent I think you have. Slowly you weave this tale, where you incorporate these fantastic memories and slowly you unearthed every aspect of the Remus that so many readers have come to know and love. The way that you described the house literally broke my heart, you managed to write these incredibly sad images in a way that made me want to cry, and yet shout from the rooftops about the amazing amount of skill that you have.
I love this Remus/Tonks, because in my mind it wasn't the focus, rather a beautiful addition to a story that could have stood on it's own without it. Your Tonks is amazing and I felt tears in my eyes as she thought about James. You described everyone's pain so spot-on that I really felt this story. I think you did a wonderful job of taking a very sad subject and turning it around there at the end, filling us with hope.
After reading your other story I decided that I of course needed to read more of your work, if anything was like that first one then I was in for quite a treat. What a treat I got, this story was so amazing, and also heading to my favorite's list because it really spoke to me. I am beyond impressed at this point, it was phenomenal, plain and simple!
Author's Response: Welcome back Tiffers! Thanks again, so very, very much for reviewing. I'm absolutely so tickled you would, especially since I have quite a few friends who just adore you and your reviews. I have heard much about you...young padawan?
It really is lovely to get such an amazing review. I'm glad that Remus came off like I intended him...he's such a tragic character and nothing says 'sad' like 'I'm just off to visit my friends...why yes, they are dead'. I love Remus, he's onderfully complicated and I always feel like when I write him I'm still at arm's length...where he keeps everyone.
I'm laughing a little at the Remus/Tonks comment because no matter how much I love the ship or how often I attempt to write it, I can't seemt o write those dime novel mad passionate love affairs, everything about Remus is quiet and comfortable and I figured his relationship with Tonks would be the same, nothing showy...just a warm addition to his life that makes him feel a little better, a little more alive.
Thank you again, Tiffers, your reviews are amazing and they warm the cockles of my heart.