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Review:Debra20 says:
10/10. If I could rate it 100/100 I would! I never realized how much I missed your writing until I read this one shot. It was HILARIOUS. I loved it so, so much!!!

This story brings back a lot of my childhood memories. I used to bicker with my brother just like Johnny did with his sister Dora. He used to tease me a lot, with similar stuff to what happened in the scene between your characters (he used to steal chips from my plate when I wasn't looking, pull the chair from under me - not enough to fall over but enough to give me a fright - and others like this haha). I love him now despite all that, but boy did he make me cry :)))

I have no idea where to begin or how to begin this review to make any sense because all I have for you are words of praise! I'm beyond words at your perfect portrayal of family life. It's SO real and so visual you can just see them all bustling about preparing for school. They're beyond characters for me. They feel like real people. This is one of the things I admire most in authors, their capability to depict human events with depth, care and realism.

And OMG Johnny...JOHNNY! I haven't read "Midnight Run" but this one shot definitely made me want to, if only to see how other people think about Johnny haha. He is SO self-centred that I literally felt empathic shame for him LOL. There were times when I felt like shaking him in hopes to humble him a bit (good luck with that...) but most of the time I think I laughed. He's adorable in his obnoxious replies and thoughts. I don't know how I'd be able to cope with a kid that was like this non-stop, but he sure is amusing in fanfiction haha I can feel I wouldn't laugh that much if it were the case in real life :P

"Remus was always hogging the bathroom to do his hair, and this annoyed their sister Dora in particular, because she also liked to hog the bathroom to do her hair." - BEST...LINE...EVER! I was on the verge of tears by this point. You're so talented at humour!

Oh I loved it so much. I think I'm gonna add it to my favourites

Author's Response: Yay thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked this story!

I have a brother and we picked on each other a lot at that age too. Not really any more, we're both over 30 now so I suppose we're finally too old for that ;) It was fun to revisit though. Mine would put his finger right in your face and go, "I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you." until you screamed for him to stop and then he'd yell to my mother, "I wasn't even touching her!" Ugh brothers. haha

The Lupin family is always fun to write. I liked aging everyone a bit and adding in the future kids for this story, since in the Midnight Run stories it's a few years before this. The serial killer incident is in Just Another Midnight Run, when Johnny is three. And he's right, it actually did happen, though probably not quite the way he sees it in his mind. Johnny's extremely convinced of his own amazingness.

Writing from inside Johnny's head made me cackle a lot. He's just so very insane and egotistical. He's just so very sure of himself. Actually he's rather like Reid Akins from Unsinkable in some ways. Only even more self-assured, and less brilliant. Johnny's smart enough but he's no genius. Remus is the smart one ;) Poor guy, with Johnny for a little brother. I think Johnny in real life would be too much, but he's funny to read about!

Ahahaha... I picture Remus at the mirror putting hair potions in his hair and trying to get every strand perfect, while Dora bangs on the door wanting to put her hair in braids and complaining. Fortunately Dora will be off to Hogwarts by the time her sister hits that age, but when both Lupin girls are teenagers, summers should be fun. ;) Mwahaha. Six kids! They're as bad as Victoire's grandparents.

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!


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