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Review #1, by SunshineDaisies Fear

11th July 2015:
House Cup 2015 Hufflepuff

But you do short so well! I love the way you delve in to rather minor characters, and explore them so thoroughly in just a few hundred words. It's so much fun to read them! I like what you've done here, with Peter. I like that you showed a bit of guilt for his betrayal, and definite regret. I loved watching him question whether it had been worth it to live the rest of his life as a rat, or in the service of Voldemort. It really showed his cowardice, I think, that he chose a life as a rat over death. I really liked that he realized he was a coward, he admitted it and didn't try to hide it after this.

I think this is a really interesting moment to explore, one I haven't really put much thought into. It's so interesting to get into Peter's head and see the motivation for returning to Voldemort. He might have had a chance at redemption, but instead he chose to run. It's a very interesting character study.

Fabulous work!

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Review #2, by Dojh167 Fear

11th July 2015:
Hufflepuff House Cup 2015 Review

Yay, a Peter story! Not that I like Peter, but I like it when people write about overlooked characters.

Whether it was intentional or not, I really liked that this story began with a mention of moonlight. It was the moonlight that first led Peter to become an animagus with the Marauders, and it is appropriate that it should be referenced now.

I'm glad that you at least gave Peter some remorse.

I find it interesting that he admits that what he did was for personal gain, though as far as he can tell, the only thing he has gained has been not dying!

I like the idea that Peter doesn't even know why e made the choices he did. He does kind of seem like the kind of person who would just react, and get twisted up in the mess that leads him to.

I enjoyed this - good work.


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Review #3, by nott theodore Fear

9th July 2014:
Hi again, Amy!

Wow, how are you still managing to impress me with these one-shots? This is just so good and I thought it was amazing. You really should write more often! ♥

I've never read anything that's told from Peter Pettigrew's perspective in first person, much less a story that attempts (and does so successfully) to get inside his head like this one does. I don't think that it's easy to explore the emotions and motives of someone like Peter Pettigrew because he's a complicated character and his reasons for betraying the Potters are never really explored or explained in canon, but I think you did a great job here and I really liked your version of events.

That last line - just one word, really, 'Fear' - seems to some up this whole story really well. I think that must have been his overriding motive for betraying his friends, for all of the wrong decisions - he was scared, and not brave enough to overcome it. Well done with this!

Sian :)
Gryffindor House Cup 2014 Review

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Review #4, by Secret Santa! :) Fear

24th December 2012:
Hello there! :)

This almost makes me feel sorry for Peter, almost. You've made him sound regretful and the way his thoughts are just scatered makes me think of him as a little boy who needs a hug!

You've wrote him beatuifully and it's a nice length to keep the reader interested in his scatty brain! I never really thought of Peter being sorry for what he did, but reading this it does seem plausable that he had to feel sorry for killing off people he had know and became friends with for the better part of his childhood.

Awesome job on this and Merry christmas! :D

Author's Response: Hey!
Peter is one of the characters that I think people automatically hate, but I think you really do have to look into his character and realise that he wasn't a brave person and he was scared to be killed by Voldemort. Yes, what he did was wrong, but he had his reasons. He had to sacrifice so much because of it, so I guess he does have some bravery in him.
Thank you so much for the review and I'm glad you liked it!!

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Review #5, by TyrannicFeenix Fear

20th October 2012:
It is wonderful Amy. This conveyed everything it needed quite nicely in a small package, come to think of it it's somewhat like Peter, big thing in a little package, hm.

I quite enjoyed that, very succinct obviously but still a wonderful read. I like how Peter's mind is shooting over all these thoughts so quickly, franticly (or maybe that's just how I read it) but it still doesn't feel rushed.

I like the idea that there was also something tying him to all the Death Eaters, that if one of them were to wander too close to his hidey hole that he would draw them in and force them to restore his body. But now I'm really interested to see someone do a fic about Voldemorts time as a drifting soul fragment... *day dreams about it* oh sorry, got distracted.

I love the setting, Peter rushing through a dark and dangerous forest, echoing the fear inside of himself, and likely projecting it outwards. A very good entry my dear. Definitely a top two contender. Now to choose. No idea how but I have to choose one. Great stuff Amy.


Author's Response: Hey Chris! Thank you so much for the review!
Thoughts tend to be frantic in general especially in an adrenaline driven situation like Peter was in, so it coming across like that was planned. I'm glad I did that well!
Oh goodness, now you've got me planning that out! Bad Amy, too many ideas you already need to write!
I'm glad you liked it!!

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Review #6, by kestral14 Fear

5th October 2012:
Very good story! Short, but interesting.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review!!

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