I absolutely loved this chapter, I thought the characterizations were spot on (again) and the last line was just perfect about maybe the mirror did tell the future after all! And I loved that bit with Narcissa grabbing Sirius and threatening him cos he didn't get into to Slytherin (which gives me some ideas for maybe doing a fic expanded from Moonlight that focuses more on Remus and the gang's years at Hogwarts--I kind of blew through them and focused mostly on Remus' problems--but I promise I won't take anything from your story, i'll probably actually write it from sirius' point of view.)
anyway, back to your awesome chapter. again, i just want to say that this is one of the few fics i've read where i think Dumbledore is really done well, so well done for that. and oh that Peeves is just terrible! and i loved all the other insertions of people we've heard about in the books but never actually really met, or got to know as well as others, like Frank Longbottom. and i like that i can see some possible tug of war in Remus between James, Sirius, and Peter at one end and the whole Lily-Severus friendship issue. I dunno if I'm right, but I'm really anxious to see how this all continues to play out, regardless. :)
thanks again for another great chapter! :D
Author's Response: I'm really glad you enjoyed this chapter, and thanks so much for reading and reviewing.
I'm glad you liked the tension between Sirius and Narcissa. I just felt that I had to show it and build it up in this story, because, as we know, he runs away when he is 16, so I need to provide justification for that, so it is a theme that will come up again, but I just wanted to show that there is tension there, right from the off, you know?
You should definitely write a fic about the gang's years at Hogwarts, that is something I'd love to read, and it will fill the post-Moonlight void (I know you're nearing the end, but I don't like to think about it much, you know? Because I've been following that story for five years! It's mental! I actually think today (August 31st) marks the fifth anniversary of my very first review of this story. I remember because it was the day I joined the site and I remember joining because I wanted to leave a review on your story. I know a lot of my early reviews are gone, thanks the great site crash back in 2008, but I'm fairly sure that it was August 31st when I first read it. Anyway, TANGENT, please do write a Marauder's fic, I'd definitely read it! :-)
I'm glad you liked Dumbledore. He caused me a lot of problems, so I worked very hard to get him right, so I'm glad you think his characterisation is good!
I'm glad you liked Frank too, I just saw him as a prefect the boys could look up to, in a way that Harry and Ron could never look up to Percy, you know? Plus, I just wanted to build some sort of relationship between them before the first Order of the Phoenix you know? Aand Frank had to be older than the Marauders so there would be enough time for him to complete Auror training, and become a popular public figure (as Dumbledore said Frank and Alice were) before Bellatrix leaves them in a state worse than death.
I'm so glad you like this. Thanks so much for reading and review, I really appreciate it. You don't have to, but you do and it means an awful lot, thanks so much! Next chapter will be up this evening actually! So keep an eye out! Thanks again :)