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Review:nott theodore says:
I've actually been meaning to come back and read something else you've written since I read Imperfect for the review tag, and now that I've got a bit of time, I wanted to leave a review to let you know how lovely this story is!

I thought your characterisation was really fantastic here, especially considering the fact that these characters are well known in the books. I loved the way you wrote Kreacher's speech; it was exactly in-keeping with the character we see in the books. You also got Molly's maternal instincts across really well - not only in the way she wants to look after Sirius when she sees him suffering, but also in the little details you included about the Weasley children.

I thought that the story flowed really well, too. I liked the way that Molly climbed the stairs with the progression of the story, and finishing back downstairs made me feel like we returned to where we began.

The idea of Sirius writing letters to Regulus is actually heart-breaking. Somehow with one simple letter you managed to get across the frustration and the loneliness that Sirius felt, as well as the bitterness that he is stuck back in Grimmauld Place. Even though he doesn't say anything, his voice comes through really well. I love the idea that he felt some sort of softening towards Regulus, although he died believing that he was a coward and a Death Eater.

I really love your writing style and I thought this story was brilliant. I'll definitely be back to read some more of what you've written!

nott theodore :)

Author's Response: I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this! There's really no excuse for it apart from my ever-present laziness, but it has no reflection on how much this meant to me, trust me. :) I'm so glad you wanted to return and read more from me!

Writing canon characters as closely as possible to their canon representations is something that's very important to me, and I'm glad you saw that here. Kreacher's a lot of fun to write, surprisingly! And I do love Molly, though I've had a few opportunities to write him before; the Weasleys are my favorite fictional family ever. ♥ There's a lot of warmth and compassion there.

I didn't have the up-the-staircase, down-the-staircase pattern intentionally, but now you've pointed it out -- well, that's kind of neat! It breaks my heart that Sirius may have written Regulus letters, too. He was such a lonely man, and I like to think he may have done it, though he was also loyal to a fault and had no sense of loyalty towards Regulus. He hated what he chose and what he did, like you said, but what is true is this: It doesn't make them any less brothers.

Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. ♥ I hope to see you back soon!


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