Wow dear. *breathes a heavy, comtemplative breath* Where do I even begin? I don't know if I can. Where did you get such an idea for this? I think someone might have asked that on your author's Q&A page so I'll go check it out. (o:
This is brilliant, truly. I absolutely love this. I love Lupin, first of all. There's just this fondness in my heart for him, like a favourite, cherished, endearing Uncle that you respect and revere and want to sit at his feet and learn everything he has to share, but yet he's reachable, closer than say, Dumbledore. I love Lupin, and this piece seems to fit so exactly to who he is, and what he might be thinking.
It is slightly comical that there's so much thought about colour, but I think Lupin himself thought he was slightly absurd, lol. It's beautiful though. I love the personification of the colors, and how he starts off with opposites, and shades, and then wonders if the other colours are affected and how they feel about it. It actually seems like quite the philosophical piece (and that really gets my number!)
I agree that Sirius is red, that just seemed perfect. Lupin as grey, also, though I might pick up some soft blue tones in him sometime. (o: As for James and yellow, I'm not sure. James is an enigma to me, and I don't know what to make of him. Same goes with Lily, for me. Of course you know I don't read much about these people, though. Anywho... I loved his thought process, and how he goes back and forth on the colours, who they are and what they mean.
He killed Sirius, wow. It's all so deep dear - it's too much for me to work out in one reading and in a review right after! This is the kind of piece that has to sit and simmer and boil and permeate.
The ending - the soap washing off and making everything white. Wow, so profound dear. Honestly, I think the piece shows us a lot about *you*, more than it shoes us about Lupin, just maybe. (o: It makes me really curious about you and your thoughts... Anyway, I can't say enough how sublime this piece is! It never fails that I love your work! I hope this review isn't subpar, but there are simply so many things to consider after reading this, I can't even word all my thoughts! If I can, some day, I'll PM you, hehe. Beautiful darling.
Author's Response: You're reading Marauders! I'm very shocked. But so very happy at the same time! =D
I feel the same way about Lupin, for sure. You've described him perfectly, and I'm glad you feel like this was true to his character. But Lupin being grey... Well, he thinks he's grey, that's why it's written the way it it, but he's very much a blue, in my eyes. As for James, he isn't entirely yellow, but for the simplicity of this piece I left it that way. He's more orange, in my opinion. I didn't want to spend forever describing it, though, because it's not about James, right? Plus, it worked out for the soap bit.
You're probably right about this piece showing more about me than Lupin. After all, these are more or less all my thoughts except told by Remus. Feel free to PM anytime, I love talking to you! =D And thank you for the lovely, very much NOT subpar review! I can't tell you how happy I am that it got you thinking. *Big hugs*