I liked seeing them catch up, at least all four of them can know that theyíre all having a bad Christmas together! Aw Belleís hint about James loving Lily was great though, and the fact that there was no response from him either, made it even more awesome! Yes Belle has to drive the bike back! It will be great, and it will be funny to deny Sirius the chance of doing so.
Lily needs to calm down on the wine a bit, otherwise sheíll carry on bringing up Violet and I can imagine that wonít do any good to her and Jamesí relations. I was glad that Belle wanted to sleep with Sirius too though, otherwise we wouldnít have got that bed scene with Lily and James. At least James recognised it was her drunken actions which were leading her on, because I think if he hadnít, Lily would regret what she was going to do for a long time.
It was interesting to see the dynamics between Bellatrix and Rodolphus, as we rarely see them together, but I thought you showed their relationship brilliantly. Bellatrix was so nervous and agitated it almost made me feel like that too. Her plans for Lily sounded ominous though. I hope sheís not planning to do what she did to Hermione.
The wedding didnít sound like that much fun. I would rather be an amateur magician then go to a special school, at least James had something mildly similar to what he really is. Poor Lily though, thinking that James didnít like and thatís why he didnít do it. He likes her too much, and knows her well enough to realise it wouldnít have been right. I forgot about Belle and Sirius being two feet away, so it was probably an even better decision not to do it there.
Even though Lily probably doesnít like it, I liked that you made James have another girlfriend. I doubt he just dated Lily, so this makes more sense. It was nice to see that the girl wasnít like her, as it shows that Lily was always meant for him, whereas the other girl was a merely a distraction and someone to busy him on a holiday.
The entrance of Bellatrix was brilliant! It was so dramatic, and befitting of her, with the mystery and the lights then turning on with her hand over Lilyís mouth. Her characterisation was just brilliant, and she was so menacing. The way she was offering James both the suggestions seemed just like her and you could sense his real dilemma. I felt so proud of him when he decided to save Lily and go to the Dark Lord. And knowing that the Dark Lordís attempts to get them failed, made me feel slightly better too.
Yes Belle you were brilliant! Even though Bellatrix didnít think the same, and sheís probably going to suffer as a result of it. Then the ending! James you are the best boyfriend ever! I donít think many boyfriends will willing jump in front of curse cast by Bellatrix to save their girlfriend. But this is Jilly and theyíre meant to be together so anything can happen.
Another brilliant chapter Jami, and I canít wait to read on :D
Author's Response: Hi Kiana ♥ sorry for this response's lateness! But writing the four them all being in the hotel together catching up on each other's terrible stories about how it's all going was something I was so excited about writing. It was one of the smaller details that created itself some time ago, so I'm extra happy that you liked it. You know how sometimes you want something to turn out a certain way and it doesn't? I was always so afraid that would happen to this scene, haha!
I loved giving James the more mature role to play in this situation. And just like you said, it's completely about him liking her enough to never let something like that happen when she isn't one hundred percent herself. I can't even tell you how happy I am that you said Lily was always meant for him whereas that other girl was a mere distraction. You have my James Lily feels buzzing around at full force right now.
I have to ask, did you fall in love with these two during the HP series or after sort of thinking on it more? I don't think I really fell in love with them until one of my rereads of the series, where it just clicked how much they and all the Marauders had lost.
Your reviews are such an awesome treat to reply to, Kiana ♥