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Review:Violet Gryfindor says:
Thankfully you already have two monster-length reviews, so I won't have to go into detail (except to squee). It's been a surprisingly long time since I've read a Remus one-shot that wasn't about him and Tonks. Reading this has made me miss those old Remus stories because you've made me remember how deep his character is. Deep isn't the best word, but he has so much to him - being a Marauder, his kindness, his quiet nature, all opposed by his lycanthropy, so viscous and violent. The first section mentions this opposition, how in being a victim of Fenrir, people feared that Remus would become a monster, yet he instead became the opposite. A lot like his father, from what I saw. They must have been very close.

Then there's Teddy who I also adore, and you've characterized him wonderfully - he may not have been mentioned much in canon, but if there was more about him, I expect he would be a lot like your version. I loved the added touch about him not being able to sleep during the full moon, showing that some part of his father's condition did pass down without making it a negative aspect of Teddy's life. It's very moving how much homage he pays to Remus, and that ending line pulled together everything perfectly. *bows down to master* You're really a great writer and it's always a pleasure to read something of yours. ^_^

Author's Response: I know!! How fortunate was I? my first two reviews were monsters on this.

Writing this made me miss the old Remus stories, too. I had forgotten how much I always loved him - my fondness of him has been clouded by my love of James and Sirius. but writing this made me remember when I first read book 3 and how much I adored Remus, and how sad i was when he was packing his bags at the end. I really like Remus's father and have never really gotten to write much of him before. I definitely think that he and Remus were close - I think his father gave everything he had to try to help find a cure for his son.

I adore Teddy too, although I never quite realised it until I wrote this. I tried to characterise him a little like his father and a little like Harry (who was probably a huge influence in his life). You're the only one so far to comment on him not being able to sleep during the full moon, and I'm glad you recognised it as a part of the condition being passed down!!! I was worried some people would think he just stayed up in honour of his dad, but I really meant it to be a part of the condition. He simply can't, even if he wants to. But no, its not a bad thing. They are probably the nights where he is closer to Remus than any other time.

Glad you liked the last line. I wanted to try to show the cycle of how they are all connected through that moon, and in the future it will probably continue on, somehow. Thanks for this wonderful review, Susan :)


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