Ashlleyy you just gave me lotsa Sirius feels.
I discovered two things while scrolling down your AP looking for this. One: you write a lot of Snape. Two: you have a lot of stories. Haha, I'm a perceptive thing, aren't I?
I really liked that you sort of showed us that Sirius may not have had this kind of estrangement from his family if they'd have tried to accept him. Obviously it's good that he does have it, because we don't want him ending up like the rest of the Blacks. But it's almost like if they'd have been nicer to him, maybe he wouldn't have decided to forsake everything that they'd been raised with. Again, it's good he did... but still. The old crazy Blacks sort of put this on themselves.
I liked the details about Regulus. It was a really strong reminder of why such a young boy would chose to devote his life to the Dark Lord. With your parents constantly saying you're the best, and hold you on such a high standard, it seems natural that he'd do whatever he needed to stay in that positive light.
It's ironic that the Black parents basically destroyed both their children. The pushed Sirius away so dirastically that he eventually dies to destroy everything they represent, and they hold Regulus so close that he feels he has no other choice but to embrace their way. And of course, eventually become part of the Dark Lords rank, then die in a final attempt to do something good.
Why are you giving me all these Black brother feels? :(
It was a small detail, but the idea that his parents hadn't bought him any new clothes since he got sorted into Gryffindor is SO SAD. SO FREAKING SAD. I loved the way he flipped out when his mum started talking bad about Mrs. Potter. No one talks bad about Olivia, you evil woman! Ah ha! Take that! Sorry, temporarily pretending I'm with Sirius.
Sirius's section where he talks about not being good because he's nice person, and such... I've always wondered if someone did something along those lines. Like sat these crazy blood purity nutters down and said, look here - Look here Voldy, you are JUST A PERSON. YOU AREN'T BETTER. YOU HAVE NO NOSE. Okay, sorry, getting off track. It was such a simple thing he told them, but so true. I loved that he didn't hold back, either.
Awww James is so cute. They both are. It felt like Sirius finally stepped into somewhere that he was wanted, where he belonged, at the end of this. And I love that James offered food, because what teenage boy isn't hungry? Haha.
This was such a sweet little one shot, Ash! Well, sweet by the end. Even your older pieces are still so much fun to read ♥
Author's Response: Jami!
I used to write a lot of Snape, that is definitely true. but not as much anymore :P
I kind of like to think that Sirius had a pretty good childhood and life until he was sorted into Gryffindor but that's just my thoughts on things.
You know that is true about the Black children, it's super easy to blame everything on Druella or whatever her name is. She's evil, but I think in this story I kind of portrayed her as pushing her sons that way. I can't remember it's been a very long time since I wrote this :)
Isn't it sad that Sirius's parents just kind of cut him off? jerks!
ahahaha love the part about voldemort, that's very true, he doesn't have a nose. I loved that hahaha. Cracks me up.
And I loved writing James in this which is weird but I felt so bad for Sirius that I let it slide.
you know what's weird? I have no recollection of writing this story at all. I mean I know I wrote it obviously. But I have no recollection of it. What does that say about me?!?
Thanks so much for your review!!