|Review:||Dark Princess says:|
Wow . . . Just utterly wow. There are really no words that I can think of to describe my feelings adequately about this story; that's how utterly wonderful it is.
The emotion throughout the fic is perfect -- not too much, but not too little. I absolutely LOVE the way that you portray everyone in this story, especially Sirius and Remus. Sirius's characterisation is spot-on perfect; it has the right mixture of casual, elegant, mischief, etc.; in other words, everything that makes Sirius Sirius.
My absolute favourite part of the entire thing (if I had to choose just a single scene) was the very end, when everything comes together. It's extremely powerful, I think, because your characterisation and interaction between Sirius and Remus makes Sirius seem alive; it's like he is right there throughout the entire story, which makes the ending when it's revealed he's actually dead even more poignant and powerful.
So I give you a GREAT job on achieving that.
The writing, also, is vastly emotional, powerful, and skillful all through the story, not just the ending. The scenes with Sirius and Remus reliving the memories are PERFECT . . . Just PERFECT . . . and they really make the ending even that more heart-wrenching.
Normally, when reading an emotional story like this one, all that I get is maybe a bit teary-eyed, but VERY rarely do the tears actually fall from my eyes. So, really, the biggest compliment that I can offer you on this front is that I actually had to step away from the computer and wipe the tears from my face before I could come back and leave a review. That is how utterly brilliant I think this is.
(I apologise if this review sounds like I'm rambling a bit too much. I usually like leaving reviews that are longer than one line, and this story, especially, deserves a great review, but I'm still just overwhelmed with it.)
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful story, and I'm definitely favouriting it and giving it a 10/10 (I should give a 40/10, but as that's not quite available, I'll have to settle for the 10/10).
Author's Response: Thank you so much! That's one of the nicest reviews I've ever gotten. I'm so touched that you were brought to tears with this fic. The episode of Scrubs its based on made me cry, if it's any consolation! You've really given me such high praise, and I'm really very grateful. Thank you for the kind words!