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Review:Girldetective85 says:
I always enjoy reading what you write and this one-shot is no different. I thought the layout of the story was ingenious. The way you put together the pieces of Tonks and Remus's complicated love affair makes it seem sort of like a jigsaw puzzle - it doesn't matter which pieces come first because in the end, it all fits together beautifully. Your characterization of Tonks was fabulous. In a Tonks-centric story there's always the danger of being too weepy and depressing but I love the way you've written her - she is weakened by love but she's still a strong and determined woman. How could Remus refuse, you know? There was just enough tension between them to show us the conflict that each of them felt, yet the incredible pull as well - they're definitely soulmates! This was wonderful. You're one of the writers I most admire on the site, everything you do is effortless!

Author's Response: Wow, I still can't believe this. I keep coming back to see that this review actually exists. It's an honour that you read and reviewed this story, and writing a response worthy of it won't be easy.

I like your simile of the jigsaw puzzle; it suits this story and the way I often end up writing, all out of order and in fragments that later need to be assembled. I'm glad it worked out well for this story, though, having been unsure if the strange structure would make no sense at all. (A lack of confidence is the bane of my existence) But taking risks and doing writing experiments has helped a lot over the years; having one work is a definite success. :D

It seems that I need to read more Tonks stories. :P I had no idea that she was so often portrayed as weepy and depressed. The latter at least makes sense, being somewhat canon to HBP, but weepy? Tonks? An Auror? She definitely gets depressed in this story, but weeping does not suit her well; she's too happy and bouncy the rest of the time. Her determination didn't show up very much in HBP until that final scene between them, and I wanted to make Tonks persistent, not following Remus around like a sick puppy, but actively pursuing him. It seems that in a lot of romances, it's more often the guy that does the pursuing, so I was glad that JKR switched things around in this case. ;)

I think I'm starting to ramble. Anyway, it's wonderful that you enjoyed this story, and I thank you for taking the time to both read and review. :D It was fascinating to write these characters, but it was not effortless by any means, haha. I wish it could be. Writing for me usually goes by way of dentistry - pulling words out as one would pull teeth. *shudders*


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