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Review:Dellacqua says:
Another brilliant chapter. This just seems like the perfect way that the Marauders would begin and how they would make their way up to their own sorting.

I was literally on the edge of my seat when Sirius was with Lucius and Narcissa in the carriage, practically shouting at the computer screen "don't leave James behind! Make the right choice!" I'm so glad he did, this was the first big step in his move away from the Black family I think.

It's interesting as well because it's made me change some of my perceptions of Sirius as a whole, his usual arrogance which is associated with him I always thought would just be a side effect of his and James' looks and personality but I don't think it is. Your story instead makes me thinks its more the influence of his family and that pride he has over the Black family name (however much that seems to be decreasing). In this story of yours he alwasy has this in built confidence purely because of his heritage and the way he's been brought up, it shows that despite how things go with his family, some elements of his upbringing will always stay with him.

Anyway excuse me for ranting so much! Onto the next chapter.

Once again I love the balance between their childlike behaviour - which you've captured beautifully - and the essences of their personalities which we know will be so prominent in them later.

Author's Response: Haha. I figured I would start them off as already getting into a little innocent trouble. I think Sirius, coming from his family, would think himself above such things as riding in a boat with a half-giant.

LOL! It's really nice to hear that you could get so into the story and want to shout on James's behalf. You are right, this is his first beig step away. I think Sirius has a bit of a heart where the rest of his family doesn't, which works well. He'll try to do the right thing, but that doesn't automatically make him against his family, either. At least not until later :)

You are exactly right - I think Sirius and James show off for the attention. Occasionally I think they got into some of the trouble they did because the pranking allowed Sirius to hide some of his other issues. I do think that James was flat out arrogant because of who he was, what he looked like, his Quidditch skills. But I am convinced that Sirius was arrogant because of his background and the way he was raised. It's funny that you mention some elements of his upbringing will always be with him - because even years later in my other fics, he still does some things, and he's still embarrassed by them.

Rant away, I thoroughly enjoy hearing it. Please haha.

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