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Review:adoranymph says:
i absolutely LOVED this chapter! everything about it was just perfect. so well told, and lily and severus' characterizations were spot on, spot on. and remus' own fears and apprehensions. you really had him going up and down with nerves and elation back and forth. i was that way too, i'd get nervous meeting new people, but i'd want to meet new people, and i'd worry people made a judgement call and didn't like me (course my secret wasn't lycanthropy, it was just plain weirdness). excellent, excellent chapter, so i really connected with that. i think the best parts were little characterizations, like remus imagining arthur and his knights and his favorite quidditch team out of the window, or the way he "coiled his legs" around the stool while he sat on the sorting hat--and i loved the tension hook there at the end, thinking the hat was going to blurt out that he was a werewolf when in fact it ends with "GRYFFINDOR!" very clever.

and i would also say that this is what i love about reading stuff like marauders' fics in general, especially ones that take place in the pre-harry era, this far back, because you know how these characters' lives are going to turn out, and seeing them so innocent and unknowing, bumping into each other as such and finding themselves drawn to each other to what would eventually become "the harry potter story" is SUCH a great thing to explore in fanfiction. :D

anyway, great job again, and i can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response: I'm so glad you think I did Snape, Lily and Remus well. I did find Snape very difficult to do, he caused me a lot of problems and I was slightly worried he was a little too like Draco Malfoy or something... so I am really glad you thought his characterisation was good.

I'm exactly the same way with meeting new people are you and Remus are (or at least Remus in this fic) - I think it's sort of a universal thing, everyone wants to be liked and wants to be friends with people but there is always this thought plaguing the back of your mind that you might say or do the wrong thing and lose the friendship you have been trying to forge - and I just took that and ran with it in this chapter.

I'm glad you liked the idea of Remus coiling his legs around the chair - that's exactly what I do when I'm nervous, so I just had Remus do it too - always write about what you know they say! I'm also glad you liked the tension near the end - is the hat going to say werewolf or is it going to say Gryffindor?

I know what you mean about Marauders fics there - that's the same reason I love them too, and it's a really great topic to explore in fanfiction, though a difficult one too and the pressure is on to the characterisation right.

Thanks again for reading and reviewing - I really appreciate it so much! Thanks a million - can't wait for more Moonlight now!!!



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