Whoa, Jane, I blew through this chapter! So much action! As usual, I loved many things about it :)
Beth's emotion was fab. I loved that she actually cried out of fear, because that felt real. I wanted to cry a little, watching this unfold from the sidelines. I could tell just how desperate and scared she was.
It's great to see Severus, James, and Beth act somewhat normally for a few seconds. Moreover, it's nice to see James not be a snappy little jerk. I'd like to think he had some iota of maturity in there pre-seventh year, especially in a time of danger like this, and I really liked how you portrayed him.
"I wouldn't laugh at you,"
^Gah. SNETH FOREVER. (Sorry, Siribeth.)
And now just pretend like I'm repeating what I said earlier about James's maturity and Beth's emotion, this time regarding Scene II. I love the way the Marauders really took Beth in like a sister. I kind of felt like they were hugging me, telling me that it would be okay and I could feel better now.
Bah. Hugs all around. On to the next very soon!
Author's Response: I think one of my favorite things about this chapter is Beth's reaction to it (that is, if I can have favorite parts of my own chapter!), so I really love that you loved that, too. :) I think that is does reveal a lot about her character, or it should, anyway. But now I'm kind of rambling, because it's been a long two days, but I hope you understand what I mean!
I don't know why I've gotten this impression -- maybe it's just because he's Harry's dad -- but I've always somehow seen James to have more maturity than Sirius, despite the fact that the pair of them are the "ringleaders." And, of course, James saved Snape from Sirius's prank, which can't be ignored. Gahh, Sirius. He's what Sarah would call a manchild in this situation. :D
SNETH FOREVER. ♥ I'm a little biased, of course, but they're definitely my ship of preference! Anyway. Loads of hugs, and thank you for reviewing this for me!! ♥ I honestly appreciate it so much!