hi there! first of all, i want to say, a great start to this story! so sad, and i know how remus feels, because boy have i been there, just not wanting to get up and not wanting to face the daylight. i really can't wait to see where this story goes, and to read the new one that i saw just popped up which looks like it's about how ron got scared of spiders???
which brings me to my next point, i apologize for having disappeared from the face of the earth for like three weeks and not having updated moonlight or read anything except for this one chapter in that same amount of time, i have been BUSY, what with work (we get really swamped at the end of the year apparently), and then there's christmas shopping and other christmas related preparations, plus one other big personal writing project, plus i was set back two days because on sunday i was quite ill which was most inconvenient, but that's life!
anyway, hopefully i will have time to catch up over the four days i have off over the holidays, and then some time over new year's too.
so again, i have to say, an excellent start to this story, i think you've really captured how hopeless remus has become, how lonely, how even his own grieving process is almost routine, that's how grey and bleak his life is. i just wanted to cry! but i hope that harry coming into the picture (pre-azkaban era, right?) might help to brighten his life. don't give up remus! :)
thank you for this terrific opening chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed it and that you found it realistic! I think everyone has those days where they just can't get up and face another day. Overall, this is just a short story, very low-key. I just hope you enjoy the two remaining chapters!
Yes, I have written a story on the origin of Ron's fear of spiders, as you can see. It's a bit similar to "The Quiet Before All Bad Things" in that it's again told from the point of view of a small child. I hope you like it!
Don't worry about not being able to update Moonlight or anything. This is a very busy time of year. I've just finished exams myself and I had to write a 5,000word essay on Yeats, and there was all the preparations and stuff for Christmas, so don't worry, I can completely relate! I do hope you are feeling better now though after being sick!
I am so glad you liked this story and thanks again for the review. Yes it's pre-Azkaban, and yes, Harry will feature, mostly in chapter three though, that's where the actual encounter will be told. Harry doesn't brighten Lupin's day as such, I think it's more that he shows that we must not sink beneath our anguish, but battle on!
Thanks again for the review! I hope you enjoy the rest of the story and I look forward to reading the next installment of Moonlight whenever it comes (no pressure). ;)