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Review:Calypso says:
Hello, this is CalypsoJenna from the forums here with your requested review!

What a good idea for a story! I loved the way you split it up with the two narrators. It really brings home the real horror of Remus' condition to have him literally become someone else during his transformations. I also loved the idea that sometimes the wolf affects Remus even when it isn't full moon, and vice versa- although it is a little creepy!

The beginning was beautifully described, with the scene set, his anxiety about lying to his friends and the introduction to the wolf character. I found Professor McGonagall's attitude to him interesting. The idea that even she, who we see in the books as being so fair and kind, can feel afraid of him really makes you feel sorry for Remus.

You were very in touch with both characters' feelings throughout. There is such a strong contrast between them.
I thought Remus' insecurity and concern was very true to the books and as for the wolf...

One of my favourite parts was Remus' transformation- you wrote it so vividly. I really felt for him in the last moments when he was trying to cling onto humanity- you brought across his desperation very well. Poor Remus :'(

James, Sirius and Peter are such good friends to him! It was strange (in a good way!) reading their entrance from the wolf's perspective- all of that part about establishing pack leaders was very wolf-ish!
And Sirius seems to have all his old recklessness- I can't think that anything good is going to come of the four of them running round the grounds at night, but I suppose I'll just have to wait and see!

Great job on this. If you'd like to re-request for further chapters, I'd be only too happy to fill them!

Author's Response: Heya! First of, so sorry that is has taken me a while to respond! But I'm here! :D

Second! I'm glad you liked the idea! It was all inspired by the Kitty Norville novels. She introduced the duality of the main character and the werewolf so I started to think about Remus and his own furry friend. The way I see it, Remus and Wolf will always be one. They might not like each other but they have no choice. Remus, however, prefers to ignore that part and even chooses to lock himself away when the wolf appears for the night. It is creepy, but its his nature.

I can see McGonagall being both understanding and afraid of Remus. In a way she wants to help him and sees him as a normal student, hence the detention, but at the same time she's afraid of the beast that hides within him. Everyone has been taught that werewolves are not human and that they're dangerous so even McGonagall has to come to terms that perhaps what she was taught was not true.

And yeah! Poor Remus. In a way, this is Remus' journey where he comes to finally accept himself as a human and not a monster, despite having a furry side.

I'm glad that you liked the Marauders. Both James and Sirius were fun to write. I wrote about the leader of the pack only because I wanted to reader to understand who was talking without having to break away from Wolf. Glad that it worked and that you liked it!

Thank you so much for the review! I'll make sure to re-request when/if you're open! :)

--Rosie


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