Oh, this was such a beautiful one-shot!! I absolutely adored the first part, the one with the dream of little Remus being bitten. It was so beautifully written and delicately described. You portrayed a very vivid picture I could see in so much detail in my mind's eye.
Also, you've described Remus and Tonks' emotions very vividly and it got me completely caught up in this story. I trust Remus' refusal throughout HBP (maybe even before, for all we know) was extremely hard on her and at some point it would lead to her breaking completely, not able to keep it all inside anymore. You described that moment very well.
The transitions you made from Tonks' point of view to Remus' and back came very naturally and they made the story flow nicely.
I'm a sucker for everything Remus/Tonks, but this was especially enjoyable to read. The angst made it even more believable and the happy ending even more welcoming. I liked this story very, very much. :)
Amazing job!Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! This was one of the very first 'serious' fics I ever wrote, so your feedback means even more to me to read. Thank you again, much appreciated! Report Review
Wow, just, wow. One of the best Lupin and Tonks stories that I have read. I love that you brought in the point of views of both of them and let us see how they were both feeling. You did a wonderful job of bringing the emotion to the reader. Or at least, for me, as the story made me teary.
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Very nice one-shot about two of my favorite Harry Potter characters...You perfectly captured a heartfelt and poignant moment between Remus and Tonks. Because JKR gave us so little factual information about Remus' and Tonks' relationship in canon, it seems that many fans felt their pairing was "forced", that Remus only agreed to marry Tonks after he finally gave in to her persuasions. Personally, I think Remus had such integrity and was such a good person that he wouldn't have married Tonks unless he truly loved her.
I especially liked in your story how Remus finally expressed the grief he felt for the many losses he experienced...the loss of his friends, the loss of a "normal" life due to his lycanthropy, the loss of the woman he loved, etc. As much as I wanted to run into the yard and throw my arms around Remus to comfort him (LOL), I'm glad that Tonks wasn't able to do so this one time. When Tonks couldn't approach Remus, it helped Remus realize just how much Tonks meant to him and that he couldn't live without her, and all that good stuff. I liked that just this once, he was the one to pursue her. What a very sweet ending to your story!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you for your thoughtful and kind review! I am so glad that you took the time to tell me what you thought if Catalyst :)
I always got a sense that Remus could only survive as he did by relying on routine--and that breaks in his routine were what opened up his eyes to what was going on around him, like Tonks *not* going to comfort him, like you said. I also agree that it is nice to have Remus be the one persuing and Tonks running away for once! Thanks again Report Review
That was so perfect and so much like the both of them. I adored the ending it was so fitting!! Thanks so much for posting another R/T! I adore that pairing!Author's Response: Thanks! I admit I was really curious to see whether you'd like it or not, so I'm really happy to read that you did! :)
ps. Just posted the first chapter of a sequel to Rise and Shine, hehe :D Report Review
Beautifully written! Well done!Author's Response: Thank you ^^ Report Review
aww!! waaay too cute!! I love it! I love the angst too, there aren't many stories out there with good angst. 10/10Author's Response: Thank you, I'm pleased to see you liked it! I've noticed that angst is one of those genres that's difficult to find the right tone with, especially since that tone differs depending on the characters involved. It's nice to hear that I hit that right for this story! :) Report Review
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