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Review:Pixileanin says:
Hi! I'm here from Review Tag on the forums!

You know, I think the best thing about this for me was that he uses the letter as his way of going through the grieving process, even though he doesn't think he ever will get over it. I like how he goes back and forth with himself over whether to accept that she's gone, or to keep pretending that she's still there.

You managed to pack a lot of emotion in to this without going over the top or getting sappy, and I have to commend you on that. A lot of times, when I see something like this, the author can't help but get a bit too tied up in the emo of it all. But I think you did great, especially with the character you chose. I can see Regulus reacting this way to something like this, something that touches him deeper than he wants to admit. I can feel him fighting his way through it and trying to stay sane.

I love how he keeps referring to them as "move-eys". It's such a little thing, but it brings into focus how removed the wizarding world was to the things that muggles take for granted. I loved that little touch.

I like how he brings it into focus, how he uses the pensieve like that, because he "can't not do it". Perfectly heartbreaking right there, I tell you.

The last line was perfect too. I think you hit home with it. Good luck with the challenge!

Author's Response: Aww, thanks so much! I've never done review tag before and this was a lovely first review to get from it :P

I'm glad you think it wasn't too sappy, because I kind of hate sappiness and one of my main worries was that this would come off too whiny and sappy and, like you said, 'emo', so I'm glad you think it works! Regulus is definitely struggling just trying to stay sane through it all and not break down, and yeah, alternating between whether he wants to keep living in denial or try and force himself to move on. I'm glad you noticed that :)

It probably shouldn't make me so happy that you described it as heartbreaking, but, well I'm evil *Mr Burns laugh*

Thanks so much for the lovely review < 3

~Maia


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