So I decided to stop by because I read your status.
I. Loved. This.
I didn't expect it to be a one-shot, so I was completely ready to review bomb you. But this was so much better in less than a 1000 words than I think a novel you had written about it would've been.
This story was so beautifully written. I honestly can't believe it was your first! I love the way you've voiced it, I think it's fantastic. The way that she's remembering him, but talking to him at the same time. It has an eerily realistic aire to it, almost as if she's standing as his grave, or she's written a letter to him. Or maybe even a diary entry. I don't know, it was just lovely.
I honestly don't think I could pick out a single thing about this that I didn't like. I liked the way you talked about how she felt about her brief relationship with Sirius. I like the way you set it, by stating all of the things that had happened to him.
And most of all, I loved the way you ended it. I think that that was the most beautiful part of it all. I'm favoriting this and recommending it to my friends.
Beautiful job, Tanya!
Author's Response: Sarah! Gah, you are far too kind! Thank you so much! I'm just absolutely ecstatic that you loved it so much! :-D
Ooo, did you really? I wonder why you thought that? hehehe It's funny, I couldn't really imagine it as a novel, and I'm super stoked that you found it's short length and simplicity so compelling! That's always incredible to hear!
*blushes* Far too kind, I'm telling you! *hugs* Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the writing - especially seeing as it was my first! Ah, that's so great that you said that! I actually imagined it taking place at Sirius' 'grave', even though, seeing as he fell through the veil, there was no body, and therefore no funeral or grave... but still, in my head, that's the sort presence I was experimenting with, so yay! I'm just thrilled that it came across that way!
That never gets old, I tell you. It blows me away, though, and I can't thank you enough for feeling that way about it. It's just brilliant that you enjoyed all of the different facets of the story. :)
This makes me so happy! It's funny, though, because the end of this story is the most heavily debated thing: I'd say about half the reviews LOVE the way I ended it, while the other half wishes I'd left out her name in its entirety! I feel on the fence about it, like I can see both sides, but either way, I'm just thrilled that you liked it! And *squee* That's so nice of you; thank you! :-D
Ah, this review is just so, so fantastic. You're absolutely wonderful for having taken the time to leave it. ^.^