First of all I smiled like a mad woman when I read your authors note! :) I am always going to be a reader of your stories Jane, whether I read them as they're being updated or I read them all in one go.
And now onto the review (although my reviews on your stories are more like my feelings just spilling all over the keyboard)
Sev didn't exactly tell her he'd ran and told Voldemort about the prophecy did he? Props to him for actually telling her but he did miss that /slightly/ important detail out. Maybe because he knows Beth wouldn't be quite so understanding if she knew exactly how much danger her friends were in down to her?
And just exactly what are the consequences going to be of him telling her? As you know my theory is that this is how he goes over to the order. I think that Beth is going to tell Dumbledore or he'll find out in some shape or form because Beth is worried about not only James, Lily, Frank and Alice but also Severus.
Bless her, Beth really is in the middle of everything here isn't she?
I'm interested to see how you write Severus coming to terms with being a spy for The Order. Even though you have portrayed him as not liking everything to do with being a Death Eater, you have shown the side of him that craves power. Although I guess fooling Voldemort is going to give him the ultimate power really.
Gosh this story is so good.
“We’ll be absolutely fine,” *sobs* That line nearly killed me! It's so sad reading James and Lily get excited about the life that is ahead of them when we know it's going to be cut so tragically short. Especially the way you write them Jane, I never really gave James/Lily much thought until I started reading this trilogy and now I love that pairing!!
Author's Response: ♥ I meant what I said! Regular reviewers mean the world to me, and when they're as consistently nice as you are, it's just a spectacular little bonus. (My responses to your reviews are just sort of a mush of words, so I very much know where you're coming from. Apologies!)
Beth does not know that Severus went to Voldemort with the prophecy, though -- he's very good at telling the truth without telling the ENTIRE truth, which is, I think, part of the reason he made a spectacular double agent. As for the consequences of his telling her... well, I can't give that away! ;) Although your hunch about Dumbledore is correct, and that's mostly because that old man seems to know everything. Wouldn't you agree?
The James/Lily aspect of this story happened to me in the same way! I always took them for granted, as a ship that just was -- but then I actually started writing their relationship, and now I'm very much a fan of it. ♥ I know I just said this, too, in another response, but getting to the end of their story (which, of course, we all know) isn't going to be easy by any means. I'm dreading it a bit, as a matter of fact, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!
... Am I caught up? Pinch me, I'm dreaming! Thank you so much for all these reviews, Callie dear. Honestly -- they made my ENTIRE month. No joke. I can't wait to hear what you think about the rest, too!