Whoa! What a dream! I was angry when Sirius was angry, excited about this challenge and the power it brought, then there was screaming and I was sad. I... I... Huh? :P I need to know what happened!
No! Remus! I'm so glad he's okay, I was so worried when James said he'd hurt himself. I'm so glad Sirius knew the trick with the spell, I don't know what I'd do if he became worse. *hugs Remus tightly*
That nightmare is still giving me chills. Tell James what? Please tell him; I wanna know!
The more I read Lily, Belle and Alice, the more I love them. They're just so... natural around each other, it's so easy to be friends with them, that even Alice forgets to be embarrassed. I love that! Haha, and what she said had me laughing. :D
Oh, Severus. He really blew it in the end, but I like that you've put that their personalities were the ultimate reasons for the breakdown of their friendship - it makes sense to me. I mean, I understand that what he said was awful and it would cause friendships to fail, but they were so close that they maybe could have gotten past it one day if it weren't for everything else as well.
James would make a great leader, I have to agree with Lily. He's so calm and confident and he knows what to say. As much as it pains me to say, he'll be a great leader in the war.
:O The story!
And back to the nightmare - I don't know how Sirius coped, carrying around all of that guilt. I wonder why he was the one who brought Lily in the beginning, but I didn't even register that he'd be involved. :( It's such a tragic accident and I can understand why he'd blame himself, he was so angry when he started the race and it was supposed to be fun, then BAM, a crash.
*hugs them all, squeezing tightly*
James! I didn't expect it to be James who went after Sirius, and yet, after everything he did for Lily in the beginning, I totally expected it. Weird, huh? I was also expecting Belle to say something, so I was very surprised to hear what she said. But it's very true; I like that she was the rational one in this.
Uh oh... Oh no. I'm scared to know what's going to happen... What's wrong???
Amazing chapter, Jami. Kind of freaking out now, though. :S
Author's Response: Hi darling!! Sorry this response has taken a bit! But I was SO excited to see you here!
The Shrieking Shack scene was a lot of fun to write. At least, the intensity was. I mean, I didn't want Remus to be hurt but I like showing that it wasn't always fun and games, you know?
I'm happy you can see the leader potential in James! And you're right, as sad as it is, he will make a great leader in the war.
Ahhh I'm so happy you liked the story behind Lily's parents' death!!! well, as much as you can like something like that, I suppose :P. James definitely wasn't as understanding as he could have been, but like you said... he's done so much for Lily and he's seen her suffer so much. Knowing that was avoidable really got to him, I think.
But they can't stay mad at one another for long, can they? ;)
Thank you for another incredible review, Sam! ♥