Such a tease! And frankly, a bit cruel. Of course Sev is doing something espionage-y, like trying to find out what's missing from his mind.
It was a very "cute and cuddley" chapter, though I am not that fond of babies, it was a well needed touch to add to the warm feelings. Still I prefer the darker more depressing ones, I my guess is I won't be dissapointed, seeing as we will probably be back there soon. Dumbledore won't break the deal he made with Sev just now, it would be kind of irresponsible of him.
Oh, Beth and Sirius, that was an interesting turn. Because surely that was flares of emotion? I am cheering for Beth and Sev, of course, but I like the tension. My guess is that this can go one of two ways, either after "the tradgedy" (I put it this way because I refuse to acknowledge the event were Harry becomes an orfan) and Voldemort falls, Sev will get his memories back and all will be happy and cheerful. OR, Sev will never get his memories back, Sirius and Beth will have their romance, until one of them gets framed and ends up in Azkaban. Right? No, don't tell me, even if I know you won't.
Well, once again you've made magic. Even if this wasn't my favorite chapter (a bit to cute and cuddly for my taste) I enjoyed every bit of it. And this chapter have made my head spin more then ever, Well Done! Looking forward, as always, for the next one.
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought a light chapter was needed, too! This story is generally more depressing in content -- and frankly, I prefer those chapters like you do -- but celebrations and parties are needed in wartime, perhaps more so than in peacetime. But yes, we'll be back to the darker stuff before too long, for sure.
Beth and Sirius are completely done, relationship-wise, and he definitely knows that. With the removal of Severus's memories, he's truly realized what Beth means to Severus, and vice versa, and despite Sirius's loneliness I can't ever see him standing in the way of that. I won't tell you which of your theories, if any of them, is correct, but then you wouldn't want me to!
I'm extremely thrilled to see you've enjoyed this chapter too, though! And truly, thank you so much for taking the time to review it for me. ♥ I say it a lot, but knowing people do review means so much to me. I'm already looking forward to hearing your opinions on chapter 5! Thank you again!!