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Review:daretodream says:
Hi!

I don't know what I was expecting when I came to read this, but for some reason I wasn't expecting you to depict the scene where Sirius taunted Snape to go to the Shack. I know I mentioned that incident in my last review so and it was nice to get to see it as well.

I think you did a really good job, per usual, of clearly distinguishing the wolf from Remus. They're two separate entities that are forced together within the same body, fighting for dominance.

Your descriptions are absolutely amazing, particularly during the transformation into the wolf. I was entranced by your words and could absolutely picture everything that was happening clearly in my head.

Remus' musings on what had happened with Sirius and Snape were heartbreaking. I shudder to think about what the consequences of his prank following through could have been.

I also loved the scene at the end with Lily. I'm proud of Remus for finally telling someone about his condition (even if it wasn't exactly willingly). Luckily, he didn't receive the backlash he was so expecting.

Amazing chapter! Good work!

~Cassie

Author's Response: Hey! Sorry for the late reply. Life's been a bit crazy but I'm here! XD

I've always been curious as to the horrible prank that was played on Snape so I figured this had to be the next 'phase' of the story. I'm trying to stay away from the usual 'day-to-day' life of Remus Lupin and only show those important times in his life. So of course the prank seemed like the most logical continuation.

For me, Wolf has become a whole other character. He has his own moods, his own personality that is clearly different from Remus and I'm glad that you like the separate entities bit. Because for me, they are.

The transformation was actually hard to describe without become too repetitive. I wanted to show a different one than the previous one we saw so I figured I should go a bit more 'gruesome' with the vertebra to show another aspect about it. The transformation for me is a way to show that it is a very painful process for Remus, specially when he's always so unwilling to let go of his humanity.

Remus understands what would've happened if the prank had gone wrong while Sirius doesn't. He never bit anyone but he always said that there were some close calls and he felt guilty about it even years later. Sirius is and was reckless until his end while Remus seemed to carry his guilt until his own death. He's a sad individual, really.

You have no idea how hard that conversation between Remus and Lily was. I stared at it for a week trying hard to not make it sound like they were being shipped. So I'm glad that you loved that scene! XD He's always afraid of the backlash if people find out that he's a werewolf but he couldn't lie to Lily when she was asking for the truth.

Anyway! Thanks for the review!! :D

--Rosie


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