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Review:padfoot4ever says:
Hey Kalina :)
First off, I have to say that reading this, I feel like I'm reading something from the Romantic era. It has pretty much all the qualities of an 18th century Romantic novel, and is unlike anything I've ever read on HPFF.
This is a good thing, obviously. Actually, it's a brilliant thing.
It's just so poetic. You make little, ordinary details just come alive and seem really extraordinary. Tonks' feelings are just so obvious, while Remus is so reclusive - like you've written, they are just total opposites.
I love how this is written in the present tense. It makes me feel like I'm actually there with Tonks, staring out the window. I love the emphasis on nature too, how it is nature that defines them and how they are feeling.
The letter is so sad too. Probably because we all know how Tonks and Remus' story ends, and now I can't help but wonder how Teddy would react in years to come upon reading the letter.
All in all, I thought this was beautiful. The formal writing style and dialogue just made it so very original, and even though it was a very simple story where not much really happened, it will really stick in my head. Thank you for writing this! 10/10
Heather x

Author's Response: Oh, Heather. You're so nice to me. An 18th century Romantic novel? -blush- Thank you so much! I'm happy you enjoyed it - that Tonks was very vivid (in my mind, at least) while Remus substantially less so.

I enjoy writing one-shots in present tense, especially since I find it gives such a stronger impact to the reader. And nature has always been such a huge, huge influence to me (cheesily enough), so I couldn't help but include that here.

You know, I never actually thought of Teddy finding the letter, but it is, to me, Tonks's acceptance that she will die. :( Such sadness! I hated that JK gave them such a tragic end.

Thank you so much for this beautiful, beautiful review, Heather. -huggles-
XOXO, Kalina


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