I love this! It's such a love letter and it's so sweet and not cheesy and wonderful. I actually didn't interpret it as Sirius/James. I thought it was just a (platonic) love letter to his best mate. (Is that what you were hinting at at the top? I couldn't tell.) Either way- you're amazing and I'm definitely ogling right now.Author's Response: Hello lovie! :D
I actually did write it as James/Sirius, but I tried to be fairly subtle with it 'cause they're in the '70s after all. It was great fun to write, though, so I'm glad you liked it!
It's lovely to see you - well, read your review - as always. Thank you so much! Report Review
This so great! The dialogue is actually brilliant. I've never liked Next Gen as I do right now. Plus, I love that they are out of Hogwarts. It's so refreshing! Report Review
Tied up so well! Not leading in directly to the end, but lingering just before it. Amazing.Author's Response: Thank you! Considering JK already told us everything about the cave scene, I felt like it would be just filler to even write it. Plus, emotionally, I couldn't sit down and write out Regulus' actual death. Not after spending two years with him being so important to me.
Thank you for all of your reviews and thank you for reading! --Jenna Report Review
I love that you connect these chapters and it comes full circle! So well done! (:Author's Response: Thank you! ^_^ --Jenna Report Review
So close to the end! I did not expect Orion to die before Regulus at all. But I guess it kind of makes sense with Reg going even more crazy. It doesn't exactly help with his mental state...Author's Response: Yeah, JK didn't assign actually days for either of their deaths, and I felt like having Orion go first would sort of be a nice catalyst. Plus the way Sirius always mentioned them, it felt to me like the dad was the first to go and Walburga was left alone to go slightly mad without her husband or children. --Jenna Report Review
This is so interesting. I'm loving this full-fledged crazy Regulus. I'm really glad you brought Anthony back like this.Author's Response: Thank you so much. I knew it was a risky move, so I'm glad that people have reacted so well to it. ^_^ --Jenna Report Review
Reg is really losing his mind this time...Author's Response: Yes he is! --Jenna Report Review
What? Barty! As much as I hate to say it, I knew something like this would happen. It would have been to easy for them o run off together without any problems. I can' wait to finish this!Author's Response: Yeah, it was inevitable. After all, Barty did go on to win heavy favor with Voldemort. As sad as it is, Regulus and Barty might have actually been dysfunctionally happy together if they ran away. --Jenna Report Review
Orion and Regulus's relationship is so well portrayed. It's sad, but kind of sweet. So good. (:Author's Response: Thank you so much! Their interactions were some of the hardest scenes, emotionally, to write. --Jenna Report Review
I loved Lily being in this chapter!Author's Response: Thank you. She was a lot of fun to write. ^_^ --Jenna Report Review
So, I have to review this again...
I do hope you don't find it obnoxious or annoying for me to re-review... It's only that I'm completely obsessed with this.
This is one of my favorite stories I've read here. In all seriousness, I could read it over and over again (I have) and not get bored with it. Every time I do, I get more out of it. That (in my opinion) is the mark of a truly talented author.
There is so much good crazy writing in here that I don't even know what to make of it (besides squeals of love and obsessive re-reading). Regulus is clearly an interesting character; someone I've always been fascinated by. This story however, takes sit to a whole new level in my opinion. You really have the ability to write not about him, but about his mind, which I think is truly fascinating.
I honestly can't pick a favorite part, because they are all so fabulous and weave together so well. I had to read part II a few times to understand it and it's significance to the story, but now that I did: It's brilliant. I may not even be interpreting the dream correctly, but I still think that bit is wonderful.
I said this last time but part III made me tear up a bit (I am not a crier). I think it's really cool that you added the bits about Sirius as well as his friends. Because Regulus, though not friends with them, must have observed the group. Adding that in a small way was magnificent.
Can I go on a bit more? 1. Kreacher. No words. 2. Part V: second person= so haunting. 3. last line: woah, kapow, wowza, etc.
Okay I should really stop now.Author's Response: Quick warning: double-reviewing can get you banned, I think, and I'd rather not have to see you go. D:
Anyway - of course I don't find it obnoxious or annoying. I'm honestly flattered by how you've given probably much more love and time to this fic than even I would, and I wrote the damn thing.
I had to plan and practise Regulus' characterisation a lot - I've got around five or six pages full of stuff that'll never see the light of day, some of which made it in a heavily edited form into this fic - and so I'm insanely pleased that my version of him is decent.
II was what the Nostalgia Chick (or TV Tropes) would refer to as a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, I think, so any interpretation of the dream you have is probably the right one.
Oh, God. I'm not sure I should be taking so much joy in your tears, but I totally am. XD
No but really though - *hands tissue* - I don't know what to say.
You're an absolute legend. Thank you so much for reviewing. Report Review
This is really beautiful. It's incredibly heartbreaking though. I love that you focus on Roxy/Fred and their relationship as siblongs. It's something seldom touched upon in stories and you made this just stick out of the bunch. Some of the lines were totally crushing (in the best way possible) as well.
"And we weren’t ‘giving God another angel’. We were giving him my brother."
I mean, whoa. pow. kaboom. crash. YOU BROKE MY HEART. Author's Response: Aw thank you for all your lovely comments!
I'm glad you liked/not liked it. :p
Thanks for the review! :) Report Review
I love the premise of the story so much! I have never read a story written about Regulus in the cave and this is just so wonderful. (and sad of course).
It's so interesting to get a peak into what memories really haunted Regulus and specifically which ones came back to him when he went to the cave.
This is so well written and not overdone too! Gah love it so much. (:Author's Response: Aw thank you!
There's quite a few Regulus fics on when he's in the cave but I wanted to write one anyway. :D
Thank you for the review! :D Report Review
This is a lovely chapter! I really like the juxtaposition of Luis's prettiness and Alice's "ugliness". (Though she clearly isn't.) It's doesn't feel overdone or anything, but a really interesting contrast. Report Review
I LOVE AL! This is such a perfect chapter to develop his character and he's definitely shining through in this one! Besides, Nicki is perfection.Author's Response: He gets better with time! Like a good wine! haha! Report Review
I'm super excited! Don't even worry- it's going to be fantasmatic.Author's Response: I Hope so! Report Review
I just love the way you drop in bits of the story throughout the chapters. It is such an interesting way to organize it and it totally works.
I really liked that you didn't focus too much on Rose and Scorpius as teenagers either, and made it much more about them as adults. It gave their story a new perspective.. (:Author's Response: So glad you like this! If you want to know more about them, my other stories link to this!
It was lovely to see your reviews, thank you! Report Review
I'm so glad I continued with this story! I was dying to know what happened with Al and Eva. This was a great chapter. I only wish there had been more information on Al's struggles with his family; that part really interests me as well.Author's Response: Hi! I'm glad you continued too! Ive been working on an Al novella, about his 5th year at hogwarts, which explains all this, since i started writing two years ago. some is explained in my other stories though, they all tie together :) Report Review
Aw, I love this one! If that's writer's block for you, then I am envious. I really loved this chapter and you definitely steered clear of the cliche. I love how mysterious and brooding he is- it's so fitting.Author's Response: That means a lot, thank you! I hope the characterisation makes sense! Report Review
I love all the small details you add that connect this James to the first gen James. It just all fits together really well without coming off as cheesy or silly. I wish this chapter went on longer though! I want to hear more about his and Charlotte's relationship. (:Author's Response: Hi! Thanks for this! I've actually written about them elsewhere, theyre mentioned in "Beautiful Dawn" I think, and "Potter's Got it Bad" and "You're Not Sorry" are partially and wholly about them, respectively :D Report Review
I love your Dominique! I know I keep saying the same thing, but it's true. I've never seen her portrayed like this- tough and cold and determined. It's so refreshing and interesting!Author's Response: Hi! So happy this was interesting to you! I hoped she was a little different, especially because shes older :) Report Review
This was lovely! I must go read the other fics you mentioned because Victoire is simply perfect as the first Weasley clan child. You really captured what that would mean so well!Author's Response: Thank you! I wrote her before, her POV of the Teddy chapter in "Sparks Fly". Shes also a main character in "How Soon is Now" :) Report Review
I just got this! This is so cool. Wow. I'm floored at how well you weave the book into your story, it's perfection. Your Teddy is one of my favorites I've ever read. No one ever portrays the complications that would have effected a character like him. You did it so well!Author's Response: Hi! That is so nice of you, and I'm so flattered you like Teddy - i wrote him as near as i could to the teddy i imagined! Report Review
This is a great story! I'm totally in awe of the way you weave the chapters together. (I admittedly clicked a random one at first, and promptly decided I must start at the beginning.)
The feeling of the song goes so so well with the way you write as well-- I love this!Author's Response: Hi! Thanks for this! I'm really glad you were prompted to start at the start too! Report Review
This is absolutely brilliant! I have got to sleep but I can't stop reading. The fact that James was there regardless and that everything fit together so perfectly is heartbreaking but so believable and fitting.Author's Response: Thank you so much ^_^ --Jenna Report Review
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