It's so cool to see something new from Peter - from things I've read over the years, the general impression is usually that Peter joins the Death Eaters because of coercion and fear. At least, that I see. But to wonder if he went and joined with a plan that backfired is, like, weird, but in a good way. It's another side to Peter, and I kind of like this side and I kind of don't - it shows him as a man who was a Marauder, who was brave and magically capable, then became twisted and wrong when he followed his 'master'.
"If they'd just allowed your master to kill Harry, everything would be okay." - This. It still gets to me. He was their friend and he's talking about killing their son and I'm like, what happened to you, Peter? Betraying them to stop war makes him sound noble and like he's doing it for the greater good, which continues my view that rather than merely fear, Peter's mind was twisted until it all became willing for him. It's awesome, and a little scary, to read, to see someone being able to change so much and become a person his friends wouldn't recognize.
I love it, it gives me a whole new opinion of Peter. :D
And then the Weasleys come - his new start. I've always wondered how he joined the family and became Percy's rat. I like your way for how it happened. And Peter, still loyal, hoping to get information for Voldemort. It makes me very sad to think that he'd do that to Harry.
This was so awesome, Isobel! Good luck in the Writer's Duel! :D
Author's Response: Hey, Sam! :D
I've always disagreed with that idea to some degree, I think :3 I see Peter as a clever wizard - he became an Animagus and framed Sirius for murder, after all - who was just a bit naive and unconfident and that's why he tagged along with James, Sirius and Remus - they were the people he knew, who he wasn't nervous of being around. And I agree with you; my Peter is likeable and yet deplorable at the same time. Everyone has flaws, though.
Re-reading that line again creeps me out, and yet it makes so much sense when you take the emotion out. It makes you think, really, /how/ many people died to protect Harry, directly or indirectly? :( And thank you! I wanted to show Peter as someone good who lost his way, instead of being bad from the beginning, and I'm glad you think it's awesome! ^.^
Hehehe. The Weasleys were why I chose Peter for this one-shot, because there's this missing moment in canon about how he became Scabbers and you know how I love filling in those missing moments :P
Thank you so much! ♥