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Review #1, by UnluckyStar57 Cheers darling

29th December 2013:
Hello! I'm here for the Fourth Day of the Twelve Days of Reviewing over at the forums. Our task was to review authors with less than ten stories, and I am so incredibly glad that I clicked on this story!

Sirius/Lily has always intrigued me. I can see a possibility of it, especially in the unrequited sense, and that makes for a good, sad story. Yours definitely fit the bill! Poor, poor Sirius, intoxicated and alone at the bar.

I love how you never said their names, but you put in details that would clue me in, like the green ribbon (and her eyes) and the fact that he was the best man at the wedding. This was a short, short little thing, but you packed so much emotion into the words!

Some of my favorite passages:

"They didnít think then, because thoughts were for someone else, and they refused to be that someone else. They refused to think, because thinking would be unimaginable. Thinking would be painful. Thinking would bring regret and tears and that damned old theatre of fallen leafs. Thinking would bring autumn, and they werenít ready for autumn, not when spring was tingling their bodies."--This really captures the essence of people, living thoughtlessly in youth and regretting it in adulthood, as Sirius so obviously did. It also smacks vaguely of a relationship between Sirius and Lily, if I'm not mistaken. (I mean, that's just what I get from reading it.) I might be wrong, but to me, this says that Sirius loved her with abandon, not thinking about James' feelings, only wanting to love Lily with everything in him. And then she let him down.

"A ball of fools. And a charade. A whisper in the ear. And a cake."--This last line was especially powerful. I like how fragmented it is, because it illustrates how he must have seen the scene. His extreme sadness would paint the wedding as just another masquerade, a silly game that wasn't actually real. The cake, with the bride and groom on top, would just be the icing on the cake for him (hahaha), because the little plastic figure in the tuxedo doesn't represent him, it represents James.

This was such a beautiful and sad piece! Thank you for writing it!

Happy Holidays!


Author's Response: OMG Thank you so much! You literally just made my day! :D

Yes, this is a Sirius/Lily short story. I've never actually liked that pairing, but it fit the idea I had which is why I posted it. But it definitely could have been, as you said, and I have this notion that if that had really happened they would have been in a sort of an Arthurian triangle. As in, both Sirius and Lily would love James, and hate themselves for hurting him, so they refuse to think :)

I am so happy you liked it! Cool challenge btw. If I had a bit more time I might have tried it :)

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Review #2, by Goddess182 Cheers darling

10th December 2012:
I loved it. short, sweet but full of emotion and touching.

Fantastic job

Author's Response: Thank you very much :)

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