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Review:adoranymph says:
hey there! sorry i've been MIA, but i'm here now, and i have to say that this chapter ended on such an incredibly poignant note. it was cool because i see Remus' character take a real leap in growth and emerge with a new understanding of himself as a werewolf, that he chooses humanity, while Greyback chose the wolf, and as it's said earlier, that's what set them apart. it really makes a great springboard to the kind of man Remus will grow up to be. :-)

and i'm all curious to see what Sirius is so broody about, though I'm guessing that he got some bad news from his letter from Regulus. and speaking of Sirius being broody, i'd like to say that that's another great characterization, just because we all know Sirius' tendency towards being taciturn and grouchy when something's bothering him or making him not just on-the-surface angry/frustrated, but deep-in-the-soul angry/frustrated (like in book 5).

and i also like that it was with McGonagall that Remus had his talk at the end, just because it added depth to her character too.

all in all, another very excellent chapter! eagerly awaiting more :-D

Author's Response: I missed you when you were missing in action, and I see that "Moonlight" has been updated, I am now very eager to read your latest chapter. YAY

Anyway, to the review response. I am very happy you liked this chapter. I was very apprehensive about it, mostly because I wasn't sure if it should be Dumbledore or McGonagall having this conversation with Remus. I went with McGonagall because asking for Dumbledore's permission to get a book out of the library seemed highly unlikely. I tried to stay as true to McGonagall's character as I could and I just hope I did a good job and that this came across as realistic and believable.

You are right with the choices idea. I was basing this chapter on Dumbledore's famous quote "It is our choices that determine who we are, far more than our abilities". - Here is chooses to be human and to struggle on, instead of doing what Greyback did. I wanted to show him making that choice and showing the reasons why he made it. Dumbledore's idea of love being the powerful force. His parent's love saved him and kept him safe, protected him and ensured he made the right decision (though it is probably the tougher choice, seeing the struggling and pain that is in store for him, you know?).

I am also glad you liked Sirius here. I am created a sub-plot with him here, just because he is the Marauder that lives the longest and that Remus will have the closest relationship to in the end, you know? So he is getting just a little bit more attention at the minute that James and Peter (though they have sub-plots coming along too). I am glad you liked him. I had him be sulky and broody here and very frustrated just like he was in book five. I wanted to capture that part of his personality and character, I just hope it was alright.

Anyway, thanks so much for reading and reviewing. I appreciate it so much. This story is getting so few reviews at the minute so yours are really and truly invaluable. So thanks so much, really, thanks!

Now on to Moonlight - can't wait! :-)

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