I'll admit it, I'm not a fan of Remus/Tonks, and normally I don't read one-shots, I tend to prefer longer stories as I find that the author doesn't develop the characters as well as they could do (if that makes any sense, of course).
It's really, really great to be proved wrong sometimes. I didn't feel inclined to skip a single sentence out of boredom, and you portrayed their emotions exceptionally well with originality as well. It's nice to read a romance that isn't all fluff, which ends in fairytale kisses and promises of being together forever. At the other extreme, it doesn't end in tragedy; it's a nice healthy middle that fits in really well with the story as a whole. I also like the way you portray Remus and how the wolf shone through his personality without making him too harsh or violent.
Your description was great.
I also enjoyed how it wasn't in chronological order, although I'll admit when I first saw it I was a bit confused. That's nothing against you, I am a pretty slow person and I have been revising Biology all day. It clicked halfway through.
I really did love this, and I hope you know just how much, considering normally I just write a paragraph for a review. Although, I'm not sure how much sense I've made.
I haven't read any of your other work, but I assure you; I'm going to now! This was a really good read. Thank you!
Author's Response: Wow. This is just incredible. Thank you for this, it's definitely something to brighten up the day! It's wonderful that, even with the odds against this story, you still enjoyed reading it. I love being able to do that as an author (as mean as it is, proving people wrong is horribly fun :P).
Haha, I have rather a dislike for the happy ending, and while they do have their place (and can be sweet sometimes), it seems more realistic to have something end either bittersweet or less than happy. At the very least, I find the not happy endings more profound or able to make the reader think more about the story because there's no neat ending.
The portrayal of Remus was something I was unsure about when writing this story. He's a contradictory character of sorts, being very passive on one hand, yet powerful and monstrous on the other. It was a challenge to try and combine both, and I am glad that it worked. The war rather brings out his wolfish side due to the painful memories it brings.
Haha, I worried that the flashback would confuse people, though the story does make sense if read straight through without knowing of the flashback (it's not perfect, but close). XD
Thank you again for this review! It's fantastic that you enjoyed reading this, and I really appreciate hearing from you. ^_^