It's still Tuesday!
Not that I'm complaining:-D Just thought I'd check this story after completing White Flags -again- and got a surprise!
Wow, where to begin? First, I didn't react to the cliffhanger in the last review - what I'd thought was that Remus would get into trouble and he'd be misjudged because of his lycanthropy. But I completely expected him to stand up for Sirius. Because he didn't fight for Sirius last time.
The start to this chapter was so sad with Remus apologizing to the people who feel betrayed by him. Dumbledore's reaction is the most heartbreaking, because Remus never really wanted to lie to him.
Coming to Sirius... So snarky!! :-D The secret interaction between Remus and Sirius is brilliant!!! And then there's Sirius countering every single thing Dumbledore has to say... If I was Dumbledore, I'd be the most frustrated person in the world.
Then Scrimgeour comes up with his account. I can't say I was fond of the character during the books - and the movies helped in no way at all - but you have a way of twisting any character around;-)
I hope Robards has gone to get Marlene - and in the process, Pettigrew!!
The interaction between Matt and Harry was sweet, and the one with Draco was all the more amusing. Just adds more to his character, and speaks about what he's going through right now.
The story of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs is finally public. The end of the best kept secret.
Remus is willing to announce that he's a wolf, but honestly, how did Sirius think that the story of the Animagi would help? They needed a reason to transform, and Moony was the reason. Remus was right in speaking up.
And turning the with into a cow was brilliant:-)
"Oh Moony, I'm blushing."
"Shut up, you prat."
My favourite exchange in the chapter.
To answer your question, I'm writing a short story on Harry and Ginny's wedding, and a novel (which might turn out to be realy long) on the Marauders:-) The first is almost finished.
Since this was a day early, can we expect the next chapter on earlier too? Because, if you don't give me an answer, I'll be checking almost everyday, I'm that jobless;-)
Kudos on another brilliant chapter!
Author's Response: It is - I finished early and thought I'd surprise everyone. :D Haha, aww. :)
I'm glad you expected it - it was a very risky thing for him to do, standing up, but it was also something that he would have regretted not doing; it's his best friend up there, after all. :)
I felt sorry for Remus - he was always going to choose Sirius, but to do so, he risked losing everyone else. :( I found Dumbledore's response the saddest too, though Tonks' was probably a close second. :S
Yes, he was very snarky - he obviously went in with a plan and executed it perfectly. :) Haha, they're not really supposed to talk, but no one else can hear them, and I think they both need to be able to confer with someone, so they're getting away with it so far. :)
Yes, Dumbledore's having a bit of a rough time - I don't blame him for being frustrated - but there's a reason Sirius' arguments make sense... because they're true. :P
I didn't like Scrimgeour in the books either, and I didn't actually intend to make him very likable in this, but he's actually growing on me. :) He's fair, which I like, and he's genuinely trying to do the right thing. :)
Robards has gone to find Marlene, yes. :)
Haha, I had fun writing Matt and Harry together - it makes sense that they'd get along, because they both get on well with Remus. :)
Yes, on the outside, Draco's funny enough, but on the inside, he's probably a bit of a mess again, because he's learned a lot in a very short amount of time. :S It does, yes. :)
I know. :( It had to be that way, though; without Peter, and without being able to explain how Peter'd escaped, Sirius had no hope of being believed. I was a little sad to have to let Sirius give it up though. It felt a bit like betrayal. :/ Yes, Remus' unmasking was necessary, sadly. I daresay he's in for a lot of backlash, whether Sirius is freed or not. :S
Haha, yes, it was some nice work from Harry. :)
I enjoyed that part too. :P
Ooh, let me know when it is, and I'll have a look. :D
I can give you an answer - it'll be up next Wednesday. :)
Thank you so much for the review!