Hello Kiana! I am here to review your entry for the TGS Anniversary Challenge! I am a bit late with my review but life has been overly busy, so my apologies!
First off, for something out of your comfort zone, this is a very, very remarkable piece of writing. I loved it. The feel of the story, the idea behind it - of celebrating all of James and Lily's death anniversaries, the characterisation of Sirius, and the over all descriptions were all pretty amazing. So, good job!
I also loved how this wasn't your typical "I-am-in-Azkaban-I-am-so-depressed" story. It was a lot more than that. It was about Sirius' obsession - not just his grief but his determination to get back at Wormtail too. It's very dark and engaging, and it had me hooked. I also liked the way you portrayed Sirius here - it wasn't a sad man, it was a crazy man - someone who wanted revenge and justice. It went well along the lines of how we first see him in canon, fresh out of prison, obsessed about killing Wormtail - mad indeed. (In a good way of course).
The song was also a fitting choice and though I'm not a Coldplay fan I think the lyrics went quite well with the theme of the story.
All in all, I think this was a great one-shot and I enjoyed how you took the prompt and gave it your own spin - something unusual and interesting. I had a great time reading this as it was a very well-written piece of writing, and just like all of your other works, it was brilliant and I loved it =)
Thank you for participating in the challenge!
Author's Response: Hi Aditi, it's no problem, it's so sweet that you're all doing this so I'm not bothered in the slightest!
Yes, admittedly it went a bit angsty which was my favourite, but the rest of it was rather different so it was nice to push myself and see that I could maybe do it!
I know, I thought about going down that ally, but as we've been the psychology of religion at school, I think looking into the mind has got too me a little too much, and Sirius' obsession was born. I'm glad you made the link to what we saw in PoA, as Sirius was really terrifying there and I'm a little surprised that Harry even wanted to live with him and he definitely did act as a base for the character shown here.
Aw, Aditi, Coldplay are great, don't say that, but I'm glad the lyrics worked for you despite that! Thank you so much for this fantastic review, and it means so much to me to hear that as you really have seen all my writing, especially in the early days when it wasn't the best shall we say :P