|Review:||Courtney Dark says:|
It's been a while since my last review - it's so depressing that I can't find much time to read fanfiction now - why do I have a social life? Maybe I should just become a hermit...
Anyway, I really, really enjoyed this chapter, largely thanks to the fact that it was from Sirius' point of view, and I just love Sirius to pieces, especially the way you have portrayed him. I honestly don't think this chapter could have been better. It really did show what a mess poor Sirius is and I just...gah! I find it very disappointing that Sirius is a fictional character, to say the least.
I really loved the conversation between James and Sirius, for a number of reasons. It helped remind me that, although James has Lily now, he and Sirius are still really great friends, and they always will be, and Sirius will remember and long for James even years after his death. And Sirius is going to be a godfather! I mean, yes, we knew that already but it was still exciting to read it! I really liked (plus find kinda sad) Sirius' comment about James' son wanting to come and live with him. Because Harry does, eventually...but not in a way that anyone would want or expect.
It's weird, when Sirius was looking at the Marauders Map and felt homesick, I also felt a twinge of homesickness, even though I've never been to Hogwarts, unfortunately. Maybe it's time to break out the Harry Potter movies again.
I had a feeling something bad was going to happen at the Three Broomsticks, and was pleasantly surprised when Sirius showed a bit of restraint, though I felt so bad for him when he saw that even Sarah was with someone. I really hope he manages to get it together!
Author's Response: If I could get paid to read and write fan fiction, there aren't even words for how quickly I'd hop on that train. :P REAL LIFE SUCKS SOMETIMES. But alas, it must happen, or we wouldn't appreciate fan fiction for what it is, right? Whatever the case, I'm glad you're returning at all!
This chapter is just about the messiest Sirius gets, which is so sad, but maybe it makes you feel a little better...? I still feel bad for him, re-reading it to myself. Poor guy. He's so disillusioned and depressed, and he thought he held the key but it was all a lie, and there's nothing so humiliating and humbling as having your best friend sit down and have a "talk" with you.
I think I can relate, too, at least to the intense pains of nostalgia if nothing else. He wants his life back to the way it used to be because he is, I think, terrified of change, and everything's changing so quickly around him. I'm on a Potter kick right now after seeing bits and pieces of four of the movies in sporadic increments over the weekend. I JUST LOVE HOGWARTS.
Thank you for reviewing! ♥