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Review:firefly910 says:
Finally! FINALLY we get to see what happens with Peter.

Perfect Jane! Simply perfect.

In the end Peter is always going to look out for number 1 no matter what that means. Although I don't quite think he realises what he's got himself into what with the unbreakable vow and all that.

I do kind of feel sorry for him. He's so scared of losing and ending up either dead or imprisoned that he feels he /must/ do something about it. But what he chose to do is just so morally wrong that it is really hard to sympathize, especially because we all know what he ends up doing to James and Lily.

But the reasoning you gave behind his choice was perfect. And the confused manor in which you wrote him pledging his allegiance and making the vow does highlight the fact that he probably didn't know exactly what he was agreeing too.

AND SNAPE!

Oh what happens if he mentions seeing Peter to Beth? Or if Peter starts wondering why Sev asked if Beth knew?

And by having Sev see Peter it does kind of complicate what he has just done slightly because Snape will probably keep an eye out for him.

OH! WAIT!

IS THAT WHY SNAPE GOES SPY FOR THE ORDER?! SOMETHING TO DO WITH PETER PUTTING BETH IN DANGER?!?!?!

Oh you've got me thinking now!

Author's Response: Yes! I'm so excited you liked this chapter -- I do remember it being a very easy one to write, too, looking back on it. Peter, for all his good qualities (and yes, he did have some), always struck me as someone who would do anything to save his own skin, no matter what that might have meant as far as anyone else was concerned. He definitely did not know what he was getting into; if he had had time to actually think it over, I highly doubt that he would have given himself in to be a spy.

I feel sorry for him too, though, as you do. It's quite hard to sympathize with him, and that's a large part of why writing the first book was so difficult! As I said, it does get easier in these second and third books, because we're generally supposed to be a bit more suspicious of him. But it just stands to show how normal he really was. No one really and truly knew one hundred percent that he was the traitor. Remus suspected Sirius, Sirius suspected Remus, and it was just... confusing, really.

Ah, yes! Snape! I can't say too much, of course, for spoiler reasons, but Beth is a factor in his going spy for the Order. The timelines get a bit fuzzier in regards to canon around this point, because naturally Beth's presence has altered them slightly. Does that make sense? You'll see what I mean eventually!

You are the best. Just the best. I still can't believe you did all this for me -- and what, in two days? Gahhh. Thank you so, so much! :)


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