|Review:||Courtney Dark says:|
I love Sirius, I really do, but sometimes he can be quite, well, stupid! Oh, Sirius:( I feel like I say that a lot.
I really liked the start of the chapter, and I totally thought it was a build up to what was going to be a light, fluffy chapter.
I love you add random little details into your chapters, like Sirius' conversation with the man on the stairwell - that made me laugh, and just seemed so Sirius and, again, made me sure that this chapter was going to be fluffy.
The first thing that came to mind as I read the start of Sirius and Beth's encounter, as Beth rustled about in the kitchen, was how different it was to the conversation between Beth and Severus in the last chapter. Beth's relationship with Sirius seems so much easier and she obviously doesn't have to think about what she should say next or how she should act...but then everything started going downhill. Why must the two of you argue so much? You're breaking my sad little heart!
And then the letter! I was so not expecting that - why Sirius, why? I think I know what it's got to do with but I am definitely curious as to what Minerva's suspicions were - and I loved the Dumbledore point of view, by the way!
I told myself I was going to stop after this chapter, but I think I'll just have to read the next one now.
Author's Response: Sirius can be very stupid at times, you're quite right -- and largely because, I think, he doesn't imagine the full consequences to his actions. He thinks he's doing the right thing by Beth, but he hasn't ever really stopped and thought about it, and of course it blows up in his face.
Beth has a very different relationship with "her boys" than she does with Sev for many reasons -- for a start, the Marauders know much more about her, and as a second reason, she's not really trying to impress them. She wants to show Sev her best front, of course, but with the boys she can be 100% herself without any potential repercussions, which is what everyone needs with their friends. And, as you see here, that can sometimes lead to head-butting. :P
Thanks for your review, as always! ♥