Ok...I have one word to describe this story...EPIC!! Well, I could describe it in many words but I don't think that it would have the same dramatic effect!
Firstly, before I go on, I would like to apologize sincerely for not reviewing before this, I just had to finish this story before I left any review.
Right now that that is out of the way, I would just like to say that you are a fantastic writer. You are capable of making the reader feel real, raw emotion. After reading chapter 14, it was about 3 in the morning and as I was getting into bed, I was thinking...Why am I feeling so happy? I went through a million and one reasons in my head but none seemed legit. I figured out after a while it was because of Lucy and what she had said about her 'students'. I have never felt that happy in my life and I am not just saying that for the sake of this review, I am being 100% honest!
I am really into this story and love how each character is described. One thing though that has caught my attention is that they seem to be a lot more mature than one would expect the average 12 year old to be. Also, I don't think it would have been possible for James, Sirius and Peter to accomplish becoming an animagus at the age of 11.
I'm not sure if you just said this for the sake of the story of if you didn't realise it as you were writing (I know how easy that is to happen =]) but I just thought I would ask anyway. I promise to review every chapter from here on out! =]
Well done, Brilliant work!
Author's Response: Wow... thanks! This has to be one of the best reviews I've ever gotten since I posted this story!!! Thanks! You wouldn't believe how happy you just made me, honest! ^-^ I don't mind if you haven't reviewed until now; the fact that you liked it so much you couldn't stop means a lot to me, so trust me, you don't have to apologzie!
I am so completely ecstatic that Lucy's story has made you so happy (and at 3 in the morning at that!); it makes me feel great! I loved writing what Lucy said about her "students"; it made me feel like I was giving everyone a piece of Lucy; an invaluable glimpse into her mind... Or something along those lines.
I'm really, really glad you like how I did the characters, by the way. I worked really, really hard on them. I try to make them as real as possible, and as individual as I can... Which can be really, really hard sometimes.
They can be really mature sometimes, especially for twelve, I know. But I kinda figure that the majority of them are pretty bright (whether they want to admit it or not, like, for example, James). It's true, though, that they are pretty mature: I'm glad you caught that, actually. I am going to try to tune them down just a bit, though, so I really appreciate the comment on that.
I also am impressed by the Animagus comment: It's true that they're waaay too young to be able to transform... And that James would probably not tell his parents about it, either, to be frank. I think, in the series, the group learned about Remus and became Animagi in their fifth year, to be honest, but I tweaked it (a lot) to make it fit a little more comfortably into Lucy's story. (Mostly because I figure that, since Lucy had basically had Remus figured for a long time without actually acknowledging it, I might as well have cut the guys some slack and made them just a little more observant. And talented, I suppose, with the whole Animagi thing.) I knew it was most likely in their fifth year, but I used up some of my "creative author liscense" tokens on that little magic boost of theirs.
I knew that they were way way waaay too young to be Animagi and trust me, it's been bothering my "Marauder timeclock" thing. ^-^ I'm dealing with it, though, because it just kinda makes it easier for the story to flow better. Because this way the guys had a chance to "know" about it before Lucy. Because even though she kind of knew before them, her actually KNOWING it before James, Sirius, and Peter would've made it harder and even more confusing than it probably already is.
I really, really appreciate the great review you left me and I'm glad for all the great input you gave me. And thanks so much for the review promise; it made me smile. And since you caught up to the last chapter already, I guess you'll have more time to. I don't mind if you don't review each and every one; I'm glad for just this one. Thank you, though, and I look foreward to your next review. I'll do my best to update Lucy's story ASAP, okay?