Thank you for requesting another chapter! I'm glad you liked my previous reviews! I really liked doing them for this story!
The thoughts of Regulus, at the start of this chapter felt so right! That would be exactly what I imagine anyone would feel at such a time. Of course not everyone would hate themselves, but it fits him. He would take it like that. I know not much is known about Regulus in the books, but you described him exactly as I imagined him and you stayed true to this through the entire story.
Ugh can you imagine fighting your own brother over a cause you no longer believe in, but cannot put behind you? I love this character for many reasons but this is a huge one. I always wish Sirius and Regulus could have talked once more before Regulus's demise. I wish Sirius would have known just what his brother had done.
If only he had known just how loyal Kreacher really was too him. Or perhaps the events that lead to Regulus's death were what made Kreacher so incredibly loyal to him.
And Voldemort is such a true and perfect villain, is he not? He cares not for anyone, especially not for creatures such as house elves.
I had an inkling that Summer's parents would come to their end in such a way, and yet I can't help but feel incredibly saddened that he would have to see it. And that they would have discover him there.
Your story proves that one person can have a huge impact on other whether it be good or bad. Summer's influence was good as it could be.
It was a well rounded story. And I think it ties in so well with the books.
I think every question you could have, while reading, was answered in this last chapter. It ended with his life, which had only just begun when Summer walked in.
And now at the end of this amazing story I just want to say again; I love your writing style. It pulls a reader in and makes them attached to all the characters. And I loved the fact you said he would go to his eternal summer. I really liked the symbolism and metaphors you used in this story.
Thanks again for bringing this story on my radar! I am really glad I got to read, despite the depressing nature of it. In a way it's not just depressing. There is a little light in there too. A little hope. I loved it!
Author's Response: Thanks for coming back to review - your reviews are so in depth and so thoughtful, I really appreciate it!
It's wonderful to hear that the mood at the beginning of this chapter and the way Regulus takes the news seemed to fit his character. There isn't a huge amount about him in canon so I was just kind of writing him the way I thought he might be, and it always makes me so glad when people mention that it's the way they envisioned Regulus as well, so thanks!
Ugh I know, it's such a sad thing to think about, how they really could have been on the same side, and Sirius never knew that his brother was actually a hero in the end. Especially as I always imagined the two of them being quite close when they were young, so the fact that they ended on such bad terms is even sadder :(
I was actually quite excited to write Kreacher in this, because writing him from the POV of someone who actually liked him made it rather different to the books. I think Regulus really did respect Kreacher a lot, but might not have guessed the depths of his loyalty.
I'm so glad you think it ties in well with the books! That was one of my main goals in writing this, filling in the gaps of Regulus' story. And wow, I love the way you phrased that, that his life had only really just begun when Summer walked in.
Aahh thank you so, so much, I'm really flattered that you like my writing style and symbolism, that makes me so incredibly happy! And wow, I'm really pleased that you saw a little hope in the story in the midst of all the darkness, that's lovely :) Thanks so much for reading and for leaving such wonderful reviews, I appreciate it so much!! ♥