Your fan fic is one of my fav. I think as long as you show that you are indeed doing your research while writing it, which you have, it should be fine. :)Author's Response: thank you so much! :D Report Review
id like to hear more of Ted thoughts on things
like his grandmother dancing with his uncle that was funnyAuthor's Response: thanks! there will be more ted soon don't worry. :) Report Review
Yay! An update! YES!
I must admit the opening of the chapter was my favourite part - how you described Remus's shock and fear at seeing the Dark Mark. Even though I knew Tonks wasn't dead (because that would be non-canon) you managed to suspend my disbelief for a moment, where I actually felt the fear Remus did, that she was indeed dead. That was just a great piece of writing and was my absolute favourite part by a country mile!
I also liked that you started to show Tonks's fear of motherhood in this chapter, where the reality of what is going to happen presses down upon her and she is just scared that she will be a bad mum or that she will drop the baby. Though I have no experience whatsoever in this area, it does seem very realistic to me anyway!
I also thought it was really sweet that they now can feel a sort of tremour, even if the baby is still too young to start kicking, that was just really nice anyway, and how that little thing defused the whole situation, flooding them with his powerful happy feeling. That was great.
I also liked the ending and the idea of the first snow fall. Snow is quite a special thing where I come from, because we so rarely have it and when we do it's so beautiful and exciting and I just loved your final paragraph. It was truly fantastic and such a great piece of descriptive writing.
Anyway, very well done again, and I can't wait for more so please do update soon! :-)Author's Response: thank you so much! and i'm hoping to get the next chapter up soon.
yeah, i always thought that what with tonks' proclivity for clumsiness, she'd feel insecure about it and how it would make her do something to hurt the baby. i've been doing reading on pregnancy and such and most expectant mothers start to get a bit anxious during that time as the full weight of what's happening really hits them.
and i'm glad you liked the bit with the snowfall. it's a bit poignant now, because we know that everything, like the first snowfall, is the last time they'll experience it before the Battle of Hogwarts, which was what i was kind of driving at, they're commitment to living life while they can. :_(
Anyway, can't wait to read more of Door into the Dark, and thank you so much for the awesome review, as always. :D Report Review
This is getting bloody intense!!! xxAuthor's Response: thanks! that was my intent, lol. Report Review
I like how you have done that story in time. It is just as Teddy is becoming 17. It leaves a good area for what ever will happen next, to happenAuthor's Response: thank you! i hope you enjoy the rest of the story. :) Report Review
OMG WRITE FASTER! this is so good but i can't wait for it to finish so i can figure out what the heck liane is doing!Author's Response: i'll try! thanks for reading and reviewing. :D Report Review
AHH! What's with the Dark Mark? Who put it there and who died? Is Tonks Okay, and Andromeda? Again, with the cliffhangers! AHH! I really must know.
Anyway, my sense of suspense aside. This was a really nice chapter. I love how you are capturing the early stages of Tonks's pregnancy and how that makes Remus and Tonks feel themselves. It seemed very realistic to me, then again, I have no experience with such things, so I could be wrong.
I also like how you are showing (in a slow and gradual way) how Briony is becoming more sympathic or at least is softened by empathy, as time goes on living in the Lupin house. That is a nice development to see and you capture it very well.
I also liked how you captured Ron's return to the world/his departure from Harry and Hermione. I like how you do not have the characters press him for answers, but wait for him to come to them to explain on his own terms. That was great.
Anyway, sorry to the delay in reviewing, I've just been very busy! I seriously cannot wait for more (THE DARK MARK!!!), so please write more soon! Well done again on a really nice chapter.
-TLMAuthor's Response: ah, thank you! and don't worry I will try to get the next chapter up as soon as possible! :D
and i'm glad you liked how i was trying to redeem briony's character. i wanted to give Remus that bit of hope in the last year of his life. and yes, i agree that they would wait to let Ron speak for himself.
and don't worry, i know how it is to be too busy to do the things you really want to. lol, but that aside, i'll still try to get the next chap up as soon as possible! :D Report Review
Aargh a cliffhanger!! I've been following your story for soo long!! I love it!! You have a gift!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us! Can't wait till the next update!!Author's Response: thanks, for reading and reviewing! me too, i can't wait either. so i'll try not to take too long in the writing. ;D Report Review
Yayyayyayyay! I looovvveee your stories, I've been following this for a while!!! Yay! New chapter! Okay I read this and at the end I was like about to burst with happiness inside. No joke. You are an amazing writer! I read your last review and I think there will be 102% chance of you winning that Dobby. You deserve it!!! :))) 8361538.5/10Author's Response: Wow, well thank you! :D
and i should be getting more up tomorrow. :)
thanks for reading. :) Report Review
Sorry for the delay in reviewing, I was just very busy and a bit all over the place, anway, here it is!
I will say that I really hated Mrs Collingwood in this chapter, though I think that was your intention. I hated how she still disliked Remus and Tonks and the idea of Teddy even though they had taken her in and looked after her. I can see where she is coming from, after what had happened with her husband, but even still, she was just so unlikeable! I did like how Tonks said she had to help Remus recover after the full-moon, I did like her forcefulness there - trying to make her understand, Remus just has an illness, that is all, just an illness, he is normal regardless of that.
I really liked the little details you included, how the children did drawings of hippogriffs and the younger boy's drawing was the right colour but didn't look like a hippogriff, while the other girl's did, but was the wrong colour. That was such a nice piece of detail.
I also liked Tonks's explanation of Andromeda's attitude to Remus - how she knows that he makes Tonks happy, that he loves her and she him, and ultimately, that is all that matters, personal feelings aside.
I also liked that for a moment, at the start, you had Remus consider not helping her because of what she had done. I knew he would help her - because that is who he is, but he seemed more real when for a moment he had that small desire to give her a taste of her own medicine, you know?
Anyway another good chapter, and I am really looking forward to more (even though you did not end on a cliff hanger, I am still excited for the next chapter!!!). Anyway, well done and please update soon.
ps. I nominated 'Moonlight' for HPFF Classics: Best Novel Dobby Award in the forums! :-)Author's Response: thanks! yeah that was my intention to make briony collingwood less than likeable. but i'm glad you liked the chapter overall. :)
and i'm so flattered you nominated my story, thank you! you have been one of my most awesome readers and i'm so glad to read your read your reviews! thank you. :D Report Review
I love this story!!! I cannot wait for you to update!!! Keep up the good work!!! I've been checking everyday for an update!! Please do so sonnn!!! Lol I can't waitAuthor's Response: thank you so much :D i definitely will have the next chapter up tomorrow at the latest. ;) Report Review
Now the only question in my head, is who is the mother from the market again? Was she the woman who insulted Remus when he was kid? The one his dad had the argument with? I can't remember!
Anyway, this was a really good chapter. I liked how you captured the sort of cabin fever between the pair of them when they were locked up in the house together. That always happens, even among the best of friends, but it's just as a case of both being frustrated and having no way to vent that frustration, so they vent it at eachother. But as Remus said, it wasn't really fighting and it doesn't change how they feel about eachother.
I liked that Kingsley offered to be their secret keeper, just because it was such a great gesture of friendship, you know? But selfless Remus, like always, doesn't want a friend to be in harm's way.
I also liked how they are both getting excited about the arrival of Ted, and how they can now physically see proof that he is on the way - that was just so nice.
The song lyrics - did you make them up or are they from something? I thought they were nice anyway, and very fitting!
I don't know what else to say, except well done on another great chapter, I can't wait for more, so please do update soon! :-)Author's Response: thank you so much, and so i'm glad you liked the chapter, and of course thanks so much for reviewing :) and so you know, i've updated "rampant magic" too (finally)
but yeah, the mother from the market was the one who insulted remus and tonks in the marketplace, she had the two children, and she was disgusted with remus for being a werewolf and with tonks for having married him. i haven't given her a name (yet) so that made it kind of difficult to really identify her as anything but the mother from the market.
and yeah i made up those lyrics, just because i didn't want to steal from a "Muggle" song since these are wizards. i thought the lyrics were a bit corny, but i'm glad you liked them. and they need a bit of corny in this complicated and horrible war. :)
and yes, i will definitely keep my eye out for an update of "door into the dark"! and wow, five years! can't believe it, and oh do i remember the site crash of 2008 lol. but yeah, so awesome to have been keeping it up that long. :D
thanks again for the awesome review :) Report Review
I have FINALLY caught up with this story. I have had so many sleepless nights thanks to this story. Thank you for it. Now when I re read the books, I know that I will be using this back story for Remus. I love it. From the school years, to the relationship with Tonks. I can even forgive you for the use of silver. Molly's words to him in this chapter made me cry.
I hope love when you switch forward to Ted. I rather like his story. But I don't want it to be purely his story that you are telling, because that means you would have had to write about the Lupins deaths. One of the saddest out of the whole war, and I am not looking forward to reading about their deaths when they are main characters. I will have a box of tissues at the ready, needless to say.
Thank you xAuthor's Response: aw thank you! and let me just say that that scene where they die...it will be SOOO hard to write, but i hope it will be worth the box of kleenex! Report Review
Wow great chapter! The action was great and I loved reading about how they escaped. Greyback's plan to bite and raise their child was absolutely horrible, but it seemed to fit his character because I thought it was something he would do. I love that Remus is building friendships with bill and Kingsley and I also liked how Molly came to help them get better. It really scared me when Dora fainted, even though I already knew the baby was going to be fine! Please please please update soon! :)Author's Response: thank you! yes, i will try to update soon. the last couple of weeks have been a bit up and down. :/ but i can never stay away for too long, rest assured, even when i'm forced to go on a break, because the lure of this fanfic has always got me back on updates. will try to post some this weekend if i can. :D Report Review
Yay I always like it when you update. I enjoyed this chapter, it was action pacted! Thank Merlin for Kingsley - what would they have done without him? I really like the friendship you are developing with Remus and Kingsley. It's really nice, it's like he's filling the void left by Sirius.
Greyback was right nasty in this. I thought you did his characterisation very well. The idea of wanting to keep Tonks alive until she had given birth to Teddy, so he could kill her and raise Teddy as a werewolf was just plain horrible, but it was exactly the kind of thing Greyback would do.
I loved Molly too and how much she looked after the pair of them, especially Tonks.
I don't know what else to tell yah, except well done on another great chapter, can't wait for more, so please update sooon! :-)Author's Response: thank you! i'm so glad you liked it :D
and i'm glad you're enjoying the friendship of remus and kingsley. i'm also trying to develop something with remus and bill, since we all know the connection their children will have in future ;) and because i have something planned for bill concerning remus' "final curtain" ;) ;)
hoping to update soon, and i'd like to put up another chap for "rampant magic" too while i'm at it. :D
thanks again for reading and reviewing as always. you are awesome! Report Review
Really love this fiction I just started reading it a week ago and love reading about the canon books from a different perspective while at the same time seeing how teddy may have been before j ks epilogue. Really awesome fiction thanks for the opportunity to read itAuthor's Response: thanks, and you're welcome! and thank you for leaving the awesome review. :D Report Review
This was absolutely brilliant! I loved the detail and how close to the characters you made them all. Such a good beginning! :)Author's Response: thanks so much! and thank you for reading and reviewing. :D Report Review
Damn you for your cliff-hangers! Seriously! NOT FAIR! Ah, I am kidding, you know that.
I will admit I saw the troubles between Bill and Fleur coming from the moment Tonks said that the twins had said they were having problems. I don't know why I just instantly knew what it was.
I also liked that you had Dolohov carve a 'D' into the doors of places he had murdered, and how Remus say that as a sneering invitation almost - I'm still here, come and have a go.
I thought you did the taboo scene really well. I loved he line "we say that name and you lot pop up like daisys" - that was funny, it made me laugh in a very tense situation.
I liked your use of silver, I know it's not strictly canon, but I think it's great regardless. The idea that silver is a werewolf's weakness, because in folklore the only way to kill a werewolf is with a silver bullet as you know.
Now I just want to know who 'saved' them - I don't know if save is the right word because they knocked Remus unconscious as they 'saved' him, unless I misinterpreted that bit?
Anyway, really great chapter, seriously cannot wait for more :-)Author's Response: i know, i just love those cliff-hangers too much (he he) :)
and i will try to get the next chapter up as soon as possible so you can find out what's going on, and i will say you're right to question whether 'save' is the right word, as you'll soon find out. ;)
thank you so much again for reviewing, and now i MUST, MUST, MUST get back to Pottermore, especially since if Chamber of Secrets is coming up, then it won't be too long till we get to my absolute fave book, prisoner of azkaban! (of course)
but first i'm going to go see if there's a new chapter in "Door into the Dark" :D Report Review
aww the ending was just really nice. I loved the idea of on this night the moon would not separate them but look over them - it just was a nice imagine to think about.
I must say I really enjoyed the conversation between Bellatrix and Andromeda, it was intense and really interesting to read. I loved how Andromeda stood her ground and showed no fear. It was a very brave thing to do. Then you did Bellatrix very well, nasty and foul-mouth to the core.
Can't wait for the next chapter now - I see Dolohov is in it - excitement - can't wait to read. :-)Author's Response: thank you so much! i enjoyed this chapter to, just to get into the current relations between bellatrix and andromeda, two sisters who while they resemble each other turned out rather different. Report Review
Plz update soon.can't wait to read more.Author's Response: i will try! thanks for the review. :D Report Review
This story is awesome and spectacular. I can't stop reading it. You have a talent my friend. Don't stop writing fan fics. I've also been reading your other storys and there awesome. Keep up the good workAuthor's Response: wow thanks a lot! and thanks of course for the review too. :D Report Review
I really enjoy reading this story from the Ted and now Remus' point of view. Of course I am extremely far behind as I just found this story, but I plan on catching up and continuing to read. Absolutely love it so far. Congratulations on what seems to be a very catching story.
10/10Author's Response: thank you so much! :D Report Review
Well, fudge! What the heck is going to happen now? Please please pleas please update son!Author's Response: i will try! thank you so much for the review. :) Report Review
"May my tongue be hexed into getting tied up in knots if I do" -- favorite quote! Really enjoyed reading this, can't wait to read all the rest of the chapters, too! I like how it's a mystery to Teddy who Remus is, and I'm excited to find out how he reacts to "ANSWERS" :). Great writing!Author's Response: thank you so much! and glad you enjoyed that. :)
thanks for reading and reviewing. Report Review
this is one of my favorite stories.Author's Response: thank you! :) Report Review
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