-sobs- But why...? -sobs some more-
Okay, review first, sob later.
I think that this chapter has been the most fascinating one so far! In this chapter, grief has blurred the line between Remus and Wolf, or so do I speculate, and they are both trying to deal with the aftermath of losing their one true family. And you wrote that so beautifully that you had me tearing up by the time Remus was at the graveyard.
Description, as always, was absolutely stunning! You still have things drawn precisely and it's like you're right there with Wolf, and you know how his body moves and looks, and how the snow makes him feel. What made the description in this chapter different from the previous ones is how you described his feelings. Yes, before we've seen anger, leadership, protectiveness, joy... But grief was different! Because it's a thing that both, Wolf and Remus had in common, other than a body and neither of them was able to help the other get over it.
Yet, Wolf found his way to Godric's Hollow and took sanctuary in a place where the scents of all his past friends lingered. It was all just so beautiful and painful and I don't know how you do it!
Then, there were all the possible storylines that could've taken place had only Remus and Wolf trusted their instincts. He SMELLED Wormtail! Had he caught him! Or if Remus had gone to see Sirius and talked to him? Many things could've changed.
ALSO! There's what has already changed despite Remus's loneliness and his yearning for friends! Like the way he thinks of Sirius! See, this line made me feel like, 'No, Remus, don't cut him out of your life yet; he's your only living friend and he'll die only two years after you two reunite!'.
'but he knew that the Stag and the Rat would not have approved of his actions.'
He wasn't even taking Sirius into consideration anymore and it really is heartbreaking. And then there was that point where he called him Black. Poor Remus. -more sobbing-
I'm still really, really enjoying this and I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I'm sorry! *hands tissues*
I don't think the line has been blurred. It's a bit more of the both of them sharing one thing: grief. Both Wolf and Remus are sort of two different identities living in one body but the loss of their family/friends/pack it has brought both of them together.
Wolf has become an entity of his own in my head, to be honest! I know what angers him, makes him upset and whatnot so when I'm writing his movements it has become a lot easier to bring to writing. Also, I like to bring the people into Wolf's world so I'm glad that you enjoyed the description!! I also had a little help from winter village pictures and Enya's music. XD
There are a lot of different story lines that I could've chosen. Wolf could've found Wormtail. Remus could've gone to see Sirius to demand answers and then find out the truth. However, as much as I wanted to...I have to continue on keeping it as close to canon as possible.
Wolf has been with his pack for years now so now that's he's alone again, he years for that feeling of protection and warmth from the pack. Especially now that, as you said, Remus has completely cut off all ties from Sirius. Now because of what happened, both Wolf and Remus are in a dark place and will remain there for many years to come, something that will continue to scar our dear Remus.
That is until the tiny light at the end of the tunnel arrives. You'll see!
Thank you so much for taking your time to review this chapter!!