|Review:||Violet Gryfindor says:|
You've made me tear up with this story. It's not my vision of their relationship, but it does fit into canon extremely well, which is somewhat disturbing. It was the most random of relationships in the first place, and then JKR threw in the baby and it grew even more tragic. Remus was pretty much fated to die and he knew it - Tonks just got mixed up along the way. She is a bit more girlish than I'd imagine, but at the same time, I can't imagine her pregnant either - it was an image that the books never provided. So like I said, you're all within canon, leaving me nothing to complain about. :P
What I do really love about this piece is the emotion. It's very deep and realistic, emphasizing Tonks's love for her child and for Remus, though the child comes first. What she said about the moon makes me question her love for Remus, though - it shows how little they truly know one another, hinting that there isn't "true love" in their relationship; it was more of an accident. And it's heartbreaking how both are affected by being together, how much it's torn them apart.
The letter at the end and how she chose at that moment to name the baby after her father is what hit me hardest. It was beautifully subtle; you were able to show without telling, and that heightened the impact.
So yes, I liked this very much. Beautiful is the best word I can think of to describe the prose and the emotion it conveys. ^_^
Author's Response: Oh, Susan. -blushes repeatedly- I've made you tear up? Well, you told me so in the TGS cbox, but still, I can hardly believe it. It was intended to be tear-jerkingly sad, yes, but I don't think I personally achieved that goal (which was why I decided to enter another fic into Rin's challenge). You know, I was never a full Remus/Tonks shipper in the first place - it seemed horribly out of place, and like I've told you, I see Remus more as gay. Or in love with Lily. Gah, I hate this interpretation of Tonks. She's totally out of canon, so, really, it could have been any girl Remus got pregnant, except her. And I had to step on the mine and blow myself up.
Lovely visual, that.
But it's nice to know I'm within the bounds of canon - whatever that can be called now, LOL! :D I'm happy you liked the emotion: the child does come first, but I hoped to show how she longed for Remus, despite his distance from her. True love really doesn't exist between them, because together they are both so ill-fated.
I'm glad you liked the letter. It was abominably hard to write. I couldn't get the right words, the right atmosphere - even now, I don't think it's working. >