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Review:Girldetective85 says:
I really think that all of your stories are going to make me a huge shipper of Remus/Tonks, as much as Megan's "Unsinkable" made me a huge shipper of Molly/Arthur. How do you write so beautifully and with so much emotion?! My heart was aching for Tonks from beginning to end. In just a one-shot, you've done more for her character than some authors can do in dozens and dozens of chapters. I have to agree with you that Tonks was one of the people who suffered the most in the book. She was lovesick for Remus and when she finally got him, she couldn't even have that much time with him. That sense of loss and bitterness came right across in this story - the feeling of guilt that maybe she had pushed him too far when she told him she loved him, the feeling of maybe she had done wrong to marry Remus when their marriage is more like a series of stolen moments.

She just felt so isolated in this story. Her loneliness came across loud and clear - there is always something between her and Remus, whether it's his fear about infecting their child with lycanthropy or his constant missions. She loves him but she doesn't know how to hold onto him ... they're drifting apart and losing each other. Absolutely gorgeous one-shot. You're one of my favorite authors for sure, every time I read your work I'm blown away by its depth and beauty. A million out of 10.

Author's Response: Hey Jules!

Wow! What an amazing review! You're seriously spoiling me with all the compliments!

I was really eager to explore Tonks' character not only because I write from her perspective rarely, but also because I see more depth in her than just the merry-go-lucky girl everyone seem to describe her as. As much as I love Remus, I must admit he was definitely a difficult person to live with - constantly unsure of his own worth and terribly insecure. As much as he might have loved her back, he was constantly distant and held back towards her, never completely able to show and tell her how he felt because of his sense of unworthiness. As much as his kindness is his greatest virtue, it's in a way his greatest fault as well and no one could have known that better than Tonks.
"A series of stolen moments" - you always manage to get the exact point of my stories! Another reason why I adore your reviews! :D

Her isolation is exactly what I was trying to go with. As I already mentioned, I wanted to give her more depth. In canon, she is either bubbly and cheerful (OotP and DH) or extremely depressed (HBP). I wanted to explore what the real Tonks might have been like in between those two extremes - with all the shades of her emotions and personality.

Thank you so, so much for this wonderful review! Being a huge fan of your writing, your good opinion means so much to me.

P.S. Sorry it took me long to respond. College already got pretty busy and I'm a bit down with a cold so I tend to lose concentration and gain a headache if I sit in front of the computer for too long. Plus, my internet was so very slow yesterday, I almost went insane... :/
I appreciate your reviews so very much and I'm so glad you've decided to take a look at my stories. Thank you once again on your kind words and encouragement. It means to me much more than I can possibly express...
*hugs and kisses*


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