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Review:patronus_charm says:
Ah, this is so exciting seeing you writing again because I really missed reading your work! Plus, this is a Tonks story and she is one of my favourite characters :D

I really loved seeing this aspect of Tonks being explored because usually itís her more confident side but seeing this vulnerability about her really made me warm to her because you just made her situation so relatable and one of nerves is something weíve all experienced so it was a nice touch. I think the thing which really made it work was how you made her more introspective than usual and that change in her behaviour, again, reflected her nerves really well.

I really liked seeing how all the figures of support appeared in her mind and cheered her along the way. Not alone did it mean we all got a snippet of all of their characters (Charlie and Moodyís did make me chuckle a lot!), but, again, it was just a true and lovely reflection of how when youíre always feeling down those people will always be there for you to cheer you and that was so lovely!

The encounter with Arielle was really sweet too, because it was a good reflection of how much Tonks had grown and how she was now this figure of confidence for this girl and that she should be brave about this because this girl believed in her. I really hope that everything with the Hogwarts letter worked out though because in that short moment I really did want everything to be ok for her. Plus, the way she mentioned the hair was so sweet.

The ending had such a great sense of optimism and rounded off the story really well! I found it funny how in reality there was no sense of hope for her stealth skills given what she was like in the books, but seeing she wanted to do her mentor proud was really sweet!

Aw, this was such a lovely one-shot Amanda and itís so great to see you back around again because Iíve missed you! ♥


Author's Response: Hey Kiana, thanks for your lovely review!

Yeah, I liked getting to play with Tonks's characterization before she became more comfortable as an Auror and really found herself. Like Lily and James, she was so young when she died, and I'm sure that she felt a lot of pressure trying to prove herself as an Auror at such a young age. As you pointed out, Tonks was fortunate to have a lot of support, and that probably helped her to move on despite her nerves.

I wanted Arielle to represent the turning point of the story and the moment when Tonks realized that she underestimated herself. Not only was she capable of what she'd set out to do, she was also able to provide comfort and mentorship to someone else. I'd like to think that Arielle's parents were just waiting until her birthday dinner to give her the letter she was waiting for :)

So glad you liked this and you felt like it was a worthy comeback piece. Thanks again!


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