|Review:||The Misfit says:|
So I decided that I just had to pay you back for those lovely reviews you left for Sheer Abandon and The Badger's Den, and what do I find when I look at my list of fanfics I've read and need to get around to reviewing? This! How perfect! :D
When I read Run, I ended up with a serious case of the feels that my review was barely coherent and I still owe Sarah a proper review on Run with actual, comprehensive sentences and sufficient highlighting of what I loved. I turn to mush every time I think of Run, and the same has happened here. Your portrayal of the characters is just so canonical, both in the Run universe and in the HP era. I could see them in my mind's eye, and you captured the moment beautifully. ♥
I just love the way you created their challenge to be Inferi; and oh the feels I had when Severus looked into Inferi-Lily's eyes and that line: “Your eyes, Lily,” he whispered. He reached out a hand towards the Inferius. “What have they done to your eyes?”. Perfection itself. It portrayed brilliantly how Severus is cold and calculating when it comes to anything but Lily Evans. And of course, it also had the desired effect of making me melt into nothing but feels like ice cream on a hot summer day. ♥
I see in your author's note that you "don't pretend to have done things nearly as brilliantly as she did". I have to disagree. This was so amazing in the way that it matched Sarah's Run universe completely. It was so authentic that the first time I read it, I scrolled up the screen halfway through to double-check that the penname wasn't ToujoursPadfoot. *blushes*
I literally can't find any flaws in this wonderful one-shot, and I've read it three or four times so I'd definitely have picked up any by now. It's just *insert witty adjective here because I can't think of any that are worthy to describe this one-shot*. Seriously, I'm totally favouriting you. ;)
Author's Response: You goose -- you didn't have to pay me back at all! :D I really, really enjoy your writing, and I do mean it when I say that you're talented. But nevertheless, seeing your name pop over here (and on this story, too!) really made me smile!
'Run' gave me basically the biggest case of feels ever, but that's one of Sarah's biggest talents, in my opinion -- she /knows/ people, and she can write them like no one I've ever met. You'll have to forgive my gushing, though, because she's one of my all-time favorite authors and I read everything she writes. :D But what I'm trying to say: The fact that you think this story is anything like 'Run' is one of the biggest compliments I've ever received, honestly.
That line about Snape's eyes is my favorite! ♥ If there is one thing you must know about my writing, it is that I will write pain over happiness any time, if the choice is there. Which is horrible, but that is what I enjoy writing! (Twisted?) We'll have to put you in the freezer, though, if you melt anymore. :3
YOU DID NOT SCROLL UP TO CHECK THAT THIS WASN'T SARAH'S PAGE. THAT COMMENT JUST MADE MY ENTIRE MONTH. ♥ Oh, I am literally on the edge of my chair right now. I'm so, so glad that you made that comparison, because I basically want to be Sarah when I grow up. On cloud nine over here!
You are too kind, Katie, too kind indeed. Honestly -- I don't even have enough words to thank you enough for leaving me this review. ♥ YOU ARE THE CAT'S PAJAMAS. I'm so flattered to have this!!