|Review:||Elphaba and Boyfriends says:|
Well, I've gotten hooked on this story during my vacarion, and plan to continue reading even when I don't have quite so much free time :)
I think you've done a great job of imagining how Remus's childhood may have played out, and I'm looking forward to how you continue it at Hogwarts.
I googled Gawain, figuring that an allusion like that wouldn't have been thrown in haphazardly, and agree that he's a very fitting character for Remus to admire.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I am so happy you liked it, and that you like it enough that you intend to continue reading even with limited time - that's such a nice thing to hear - thanks a million.
I'm glad you liked how I did Remus's early childhood. Most fics just do a chapter on when he is bitten, then skip over to him starting Hogwarts, but I just figured that there was more to the story than that and I wanted to capture it. I don't just want to tell the story of his life, I want to tell the story of his pain, and provide reasons why he is the way he is, and somewhat justify how and why he was in the mindset he was in when he left Tonks in DH. I just figured that in order to show how much James, Sirius and Peter mean to Remus, I had to show how sad his childhood was, and it sort of makes it all the more tragic, because when he does finally get great friends, they are all taken from him in one night and he is more or less back to where he started, you know?
I'm looking forward to the Hogwarts years as well, I'm currently eight chapters ahead of what is published up here, so there is a lot of stuff I can't wait to share with you guys. I've given it everything I've got, and I just hope I don't disappoint.
The next chapter will be up on Friday. I update every two weeks, and even though I'm eight chapters ahead of what's here, I still need to stagger updates, because I implode under pressure and wouldn't be able to write at all!
I'm glad you liked the name Gawain. I had to read "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and "Le Morte d'Arthur" last year in college and that's how I got familiar with the knight and I just thought he was a fitting character for Remus to admire, just because he is fiercely loyal, and very trusting, and a great defender of outcasts in general. Then he also is a great healer and that's what I saw the owl doing in this chapter, healing Remus a bit, giving him some form of friendship.
Anyway, thanks so much for the review, I am so happy you are enjoying this, I love writing this fic and I still can't get my head around the fact that other people like it too! :)