First, of all, I want to say it was wonderful to hear back from you. You are in no way obligated to write back, and the fact that you take time to answer our questions is amazing. And even if you didn't, we'd still be writing, every week, because you've created this wonderful world where everyone in JK's universe can be a little happier :)
Now, on to the chapter: the long awaited Parent-Teacher Meeting.
Sirius feels lonely when he sees couples! *wink wink* And he wishes he brought Remus. But it is truly sad, because this is the sort of thing Lily would LOVE to attend (if James lost the war on the entire muggle school debate).
'He knew football was some sort of muggle sport - probably involving feet and a ball of some sort... going by the usual standard of creativity muggles used when they named things.' - Are you one of them too? Because seriously, only someone who's NEVER heard of football can think of something like this ;)
Dr & Dr Granger sound perfect. Hermione's already made her choice, so regardless of whether Blaise is actually Blaise Zabini or not, they'll have a friend on the first day. Plus, Ron will be there, and I can see Hermione getting mad at him and leaving the compartment and Harry completely confused, since he's already friends with the both of them.
Sirius's birthday! It's wonderful Harry thought of something so personal to give him. Even though Harry's made it quite clear that he loves living with Sirius, this gesture is like saying that he's truly accepted him.
The Animagus spell is coming on well - the part about the stag and doe was beautiful.
Remus is acting weird - he wouldn't let Dora just keep getting stressed if he could do something about it - and that means telling Sirius what he knows.
And I was right! Dora was told not to tell Sirius, so she didn't! (I love it when I guess something correctly)
Now that Mad-Eye finally trusts Sirius to check out the case, hopefully, it'll be over soon. Amelia has been attacked - they aren't even targeting Order members or anything - and that's enough to set Mad-Eye on the edge.
Please, please, please tell me Remus isn't involved. That'll be devastating.
Author's Response: Aww, thank you! Again, I'm a bit delayed with these responses, so I'm sorry, and thank you for your patience! :)
He does feel a bit lonely, yes, the poor thing. :( I think he also felt out of his depth, with all the muggles around. :P I know; I really think it is the sort of thing the Potters would have loved (I think James would have been pro-muggle school, personally, but, like Sirius, would still be teaching Harry things at home too... :P).
Haha, no, I just tend to get very caught up in Sirius' mind-frame when I write him, and pretty much write down his thoughts as he says them (strange, I know. :P).
Haha, I'm glad you liked them; they were a fun little inclusion I couldn't resist. :P She has, and the Grangers are slowly resigning themselves to that. :) Haha, the first scene with the three of them together will be interesting, that's for sure. :P
I always struggle to think of gifts to give people in my stories. :P Generally I just choose something generic like chocolate, or a book, but this time I actually came up with something! :P And yes, it shows that they truly are a little family now (hence the chapter name). :)
I'm glad you liked it; I've got the whole incantation worked out, so I'm just going to add bits here and there until I think Harry's ready. :P
Yes, Remus is keeping a few secrets at the moment, which is worrying... :S More involved than you'd hope, I'm afraid. :(
Good guess! :D And not quite; Dora's taking her own initiative here... :P
Thank you so much for the review!