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Review #1, by GJ Of Futures and (More) Drinking.

19th December 2017:
Woah hoping for some romance soon between the pair. Can't wait for the next update! It's getting good :)

Author's Response: thank you! In the process of getting that next chapter out for you all, your review means a lot!

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Review #2, by Ely Of Goodbyes and Nightmares.

27th August 2017:
I've been sick this last week and have reread this whole story about four times. Ahhh I desperately need some Claire/Regulus!

Author's Response: First, I hope you're starting to feel better, sickness is no joke.

Thank you for rereading it so much & thank you for echoing my love for them. UGH they make my heart sing.

Hope this reply finds you feeling better.
xx Marie

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Review #3, by Rosie_Posie Of Dumbledore and Sunshine.

19th June 2017:

So I just binge read this whole story in one day (when I really should be studying but oh well!) so sorry for not having reviewed before! I loved this chapter and that last line was so perfect "But if Anabelle was sunshine, then Regulus was the moon." because it is so true.

Stories like this always make me a little sad because we all know how it ends for Reg but we can pretend that it has a happy ever after anyway right?

Absolutely frothing for Claire and Reg to have their first kiss because of all the build up - they are clearly very enamoured with each other but pride and general moral Death Eaters leading them to not being together!

Hope you update again soon,
RP xx

Author's Response: I love stories like this for the same reason! It's so intriguing to watch them grow/get there, but it's always marred by this sadness of their ultimate fate. It's a great inspiration for this for sure! I felt Reg deserved a bit of happiness for his heroic deeds in the end.

Thank you dearly for your review! I'm writing out the next chapter as we speak and hope to have it up soon!

xx Marie

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Review #4, by S Of Dumbledore and Sunshine.

3rd February 2017:
This story is beautiful! I binge-read the entire thing today and I'm obsessed! I love how you have developed the characters in the story and given a human aspect to the Slytherin that is often absent from stories. Nothing is black or white and neither are they. I hope you'll continue with thie story because I can't wait to see what happens :)

Author's Response: Finishing up University has kept me delayed these past few months But thank you for the review! I'm desperately hoping to get back into the swing of writing on here. :)

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Review #5, by mrsdeanthomas421 Of Dumbledore and Sunshine.

10th July 2016:
What a fantastically well-written scene between Anabelle and Claire--love this story!!

Author's Response: Thank you! I probably devoted the most time in this pic to this moment. I wanted a true moment that displayed their friendship, still thriving in youth but also being realistic and mature about what is ahead.

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Review #6, by MidnightBlue_x Of Never Kissing and Bastien.

11th May 2016:
I was so incredibly excited to see this had been updated! I love this story, and I can't wait for more, especially more Regulus.

x Ely

Author's Response: I'm slowly coming back around to this! Thank you for being diligent, it's keeping me going. And we all need a little more Regulus around.

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Review #7, by GJ  Of More St. Mungo's and the Kitchens.

15th January 2016:
So good! Can't wait to see what Rosier's reaction is going to be lol

Author's Response: Thank you thank you kindly! I'm dealing with a rough start to my semester, but I'll try to get back in writing and posting this soon!

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Review #8, by LittleMissAutumn Of More St. Mungo's and the Kitchens.

14th January 2016:
Rosier isn't going to be a happy camper when he hears Regulus and Claire's cover up story. The rumor mill is going to spread like fire. Update soon please and happy new year! :)

Author's Response: Ah, poor Rosie. ;)

Happy New Year to you too! Thank you for the review!

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Review #9, by LittleMissAutumn Of Rosier and St. Mungo's.

26th November 2015:
Ahhh you updated!!! Poor Annabelle! I hope she's alright. I'm glade Claire finally stuck up for herself. Rosier is an evil bastard and he was planning on raping her! Regulus better kick him in the balls.

Author's Response: Yes, yes. These chapters get certainly more dark as we descend in to the war. Glad you're enjoying!

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Review #10, by MidnightBlue_x Of Rosier and St. Mungo's.

18th November 2015:
I may have squealed when I saw this had been updated. I'm so happy that you're updating again- this is one of my favourite stories on the site. I hope we're going to see a lot more of Regulus now!

x Ely

Author's Response: AHHH, me too honestly. School is calming down for me so I couldn't resist finally getting all of this chapter out of my head finally. More Reg is always good I say. ;) thank you for being an avid reader!

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Review #11, by BumblebeeDoe Of Dungeons and Underestimation.

30th August 2015:
Hi! I've become obsessed with your story, just read all 14 chapters in one day! Love it, Claire is such an amazing character, and I love the whole dynamic of her being a Hufflepuff but coming from a Slytherin Pureblood family, (Espicially myself being a Hufflepuff and having a love for Slytherin) gives it a nice twist. Cant wait for the next chapter!

P.s. I was drawn to your story because Im trying to work up the nerves to write my own Regulas Black story, probably with Sirius too because I love the Black brothers but for now I will just marvel in your incredible story :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm actually trying to garner up the writing muscles to continue this story, unfortunately university is pulling too strong! I love Regulus, so you'll have a future reader on your hands for sure. ;)

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Review #12, by C Of Broom Closets and Bludgers.

4th August 2015:
I'm sorry, I can't continue to read this story due to how much I hate the point of view character, I understand that you are trying to have her come across of what she was taught her whole life- but she has absolutely no likeable traits. She is annoying and shallow around Rosier and generally a biatch otherwise. It's a shame, you seem like a good writer. At last, don't let me discourage you, I just thought I'd tell you that you OCs might loose you readers, especially when written in 1st Person.

Author's Response: Hey don't feel bad! Haha. I getcha. I generally struggle with writing Claire often because I wanted her perspective to be new. Often in this era of writing people take two approaches to someone on the side of Voldemort either they are inherently evil and we, as the reader, discover why they end up like that or what lead to them being that way or they have a change of heart. I wanted a different approach with Claire. I wanted indifference and indecisiveness on where she truly stands. About half way through these chapters I wanted to switch to 3rd but felt I had gone far too deep in writing. But seriously, this is a great review. I enjoyed your honesty! Thank you!

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Review #13, by GJ  Of Dungeons and Underestimation.

21st June 2015:
SO GOOD!!! OMG I CAN"T BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED! Ah that cliffhanger tho... lol :(
Hopefully this is the end of Claire and Evan!

Author's Response: I think even I hope a little bit. ;) But nothing falls apart so easily. So we shall see dear reader.

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Review #14, by LittleMissAutumn Of Dungeons and Underestimation.

18th June 2015:
Oh my gosh I'm obsessed with this story! I ship Claire and Regulus so hard! Poor Annabelle! At least Claire is sticking up for her! I'm so proud. Reg better step in. Evan is a jerk! I hate him.

Update soon please!!! 10/10

Author's Response: I'm a big shipper for them too. DEF. claire is making strides, but that will certainly make waves amongst others. He is a huge jerk.

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Review #15, by GJ  Of Secrets and Fear.

6th June 2015:
Yayy for the update!! :) It was so good, can't wait to see what happens next! Possibly some action between Claire and Reg... lol

Author's Response: One can only hope. ;)

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Review #16, by MidnightBlue_x Of Secrets and Fear.

1st June 2015:
I'm so glad you updated thisóI absolutely adore this story. I hope something big happens between Claire and Regulus soon!

x Ely

Author's Response: And it is reviews like this that make me remeber people actually read what I have to write. It just floors me haha. I forget that sometimes. Thank you, and don't we all hope. ;) xx

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Review #17, by Felpata Lupin Of New Friendships and Knowing.

4th May 2015:
Another lovely chapter!
I'm loving Claire and Regulus more and more!
They are really a lot more similar than they realize, and their friendship (or possibly something more) is just so endearing!
Oh, if only they didn't have to live according to the Pureblood society laws... Why don't Reg just follow in his brother's step and turn his back on it all? I know why, obviously... But it still makes me sad!
Ok, I'm very excited about this secret nighty rendez vous... Update soon!!!

Author's Response: I so apologize that it took me far too long to reply to this. I was in a bit of a writing rut it seemed. But thank you oh so much for this lovely review.

They are similar, more than I think either of them cares to admit in the beginning.

Ah if only they could run away and be in love and away from all of this mess. But that's the intriguing part, why does he stay? ;) And most of all why does he betray int he end?

I just posted another chapter to the queue I hope it is to your liking and that it is validated soon!

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Review #18, by elena Of Heart Matters and Hospital Wings.

21st March 2015:
Whoops! I realized that I'd read this a few days ago but not had time to review! So now I'm back to leave you the review that you deserve. I really enjoyed this chapter, it was really nice to see claire being good at something and not being completely helpless. As usual evan is a git, but I feel like he is also under a lot of pressure. Regulus is amazing, he's probably caused a lot of problems for himself with his behaviour, but I like the fact that he's still willing to defend his brother. Can't wait to see what happens next!

Author's Response: I do that all the time, haha.

I thought it was time Claire be good at something, and have something on her own. She deserves the hospital wing quiet frankly, she just gets to be Claire there.

AHA. Yes, as much as Evan gets on my nerves, he is. They're all under pressure, highly concentrated pressure. They have to do what they have to do.

I like writing Regulus like this. I don't want him to be as evil as the side he's on. There must be some good in a man who defies the Dark Lord, even after being on his side.

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Review #19, by Felpata Lupin Of Bad Shags and True Love.

3rd March 2015:
I've started to follow this story only recently, but I'm already in love with it!
Claire is a very interesting character, stuck in the middle between the pureblood beliefs she'd been taught for all her life and her kind and loyal nature. So glad she made up with Anabelle!
I wish she could simply turn her back on the Pureblood society and live happily and freely, but I suppose that's not what is going to happen...
Regulus is very interesting, too. I suppose there's a lot more about him than what he's letting on (and from the little we know about him from canon, this shouldn't be suprising).
I'm really curious about where this all is heading. Hope you're going to update soon.
Keep up the good work.

Author's Response: It's always fun when people jump in, unfortunately I have been terrible at being a loyal updater of chapters but I'm catching fire once again for this fic and for writing quite generally. I surely hope I do not disappoint.
The story was really spurned on when I started to become really fascinated with the other stories on here in the same era. I mean, the first war was so harped on in the canon yet little was revealed about what it was like to live in those times, so alas, this story was born.
I always loved Regulus, even though we knew so little of him, what in the world would make him turn on the dark lord? So that's why I wrote this.

Now, Claire. I wish as well that she could run off and be happy, but unfortunately life is hardly ever like that. I'm sure I sound pessimistic now, but I'm meaning to be realistic. I'm just getting close to building to the point of all of this, but putting a nice backdrop never hurt anyone.

Your review has been so lovely to see today! I'll do my best to update within this next coming week!

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Review #20, by aidanlynchrox Of Bad Shags and True Love.

1st March 2015:
Huzzah!! A new chapter! yess!! It's been like a month since any of the stories I follow have been updated and so I was thrilled to see that the new chapter had been posted! And what a chapter it was! I loved Claire in this! I feel like this is the first chapter in a while where I didn't feel like starting my review off with poor Claire! Always an improvement! Her banter with regulus was excellent, I'm always a fan of banter, and the fact that it was with regulus is always a perk! Evan is still a creepy git, but I feel like Claire is now 100% aware of that and is going to do what she can to get rid of him, which I totally approve of. I'm happy that anabelle is out of the hospital wing, although their conversation about love was sad, I think anabelle is going to inspire claire to do what she needs to do to find happiness (although we know that in cannon both evan and regulus die young so how long lasting can her happiness really be?). I'm so happy that there was a new chapter posted that I can't even bother being mad about you posting a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, it's fine as long as you update soon ;)
I eagerly await the next chapter, keep up the good work!

Author's Response: Oh how you always make my day. :)

I'll admit writing this chapter I smiled more. Claire is walking closer to happiness, closer to the path of good, or at least good compared to the darkness that surrounds her. I'll admit I posted this little chappie without rereading it thoroughly so I have gone back and edited a bit since your read through. I am disappointed I posted it in such a state.

Anyway, yes, yes. The banter with Regulus is my favorite, I think it shows that in the midst of the crazy they're still teenagers and young, bantering and laughing even. Evan is McCreepster, and rightly so.

The scene with Anabelle is one of my favorites because it's a new step for them. Claire is opening up for the first time in her life.

Ah, I do stick to canon, so yes. We know how it ends for them, but the twists are all the more fun.

I'll make a diligent effort to post a chapter within the next two weeks! Thank you for the review, it was lovely to find!

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Review #21, by elena Of Winning and Drinking.

27th February 2015:
Ugh that's a really unfortunate situation for Claire, no one should ever be forced into sleeping with someone, even though he didn't physically force her the emotional blackmail is pretty much the same thing and it's really sad that she had to go through that. Hopefully things start to look up for her

Author's Response: I hope so as well. Claire Nott deserves better than what she is settling for, she just doesn't feel that way yet. Her loyalty to her family supersedes that right now, her loyalty to a comfortable life even goes further. We'll see how things turn around for poor Claire.

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Review #22, by Elena Of Broom Closets and Bludgers.

27th February 2015:
Poor claire, I think all of my reviews start with that? I know that she's brought it on herself but it's obvious that she feels guilty about what she's done but still, also if evan is a keeper isn't it illegal for him to use a bat to hit the bludger? but that's a minor detail

Author's Response: I think they do all start that way, but it means I'm getting my point across, haha.

It very well may be, I'll do some more research and possibly have to change this part up a bit if it indeed looks that way. I may just keep it for the sake of the story. It makes it all a little more riveting.

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Review #23, by elena Of Control and Problems.

27th February 2015:
Poor claire, she's definitely going to regret that fight with annabelle as well as telling they slytherins how to take her out in the quidditch match. Its really sad that Claire feels like she can't play or like quidditch I'd really hate to be in her position. Evan and his friends are so sleazy

Author's Response: The sleaziest. Those boys so easily play with people's lives, so easily distance themselves from their own humanity. It's horrible to watch, even as a writer. She will regret it and betraying her, our actions always have consequences. Let's hope she can stand up to them.

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Review #24, by elena Of Scrubbing and Stars.

27th February 2015:
The way that she reacted to annabelle's news made me really sad, obviously it's the way that she should react based on the way that she's been raised but it's still sad to see turning on her closest friend and actually feeling disgusted, I hope she can figure out that she's being stupid and it makes no difference wether or not the boy annabelle likes is magical or not.
Evan is waaay too smooth for his own good!

Author's Response: Aha. She is being rather dumb, these are the moments I hate to write but they tie in. I'm rooting for Claire to change, even though in some strange way I control that haha. I want her to change, Claire just has to want that too.

Evan is too smooth. He's a ring leader and charismatic, it only seems right that he is too smooth, yeah?

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Review #25, by elena Of Good Nights and House Elves.

27th February 2015:
I feel a lot of pity for Claire, she isn't really allowed to be close with anyone, the other purebloods because she's a hufflepuff, the hufflepuffs because her mother forbids it, her mom seems like a witch with a b.
It's really sad to see her reaction to saying goodbye to Evan, it's hard to image a 17 year old girl being resigned to a life that isn't ideal.
Regulus is looking out for claire, but why?

Author's Response: Ahh, Claire's mother. She's all into making her daughter perfect. She does seem rather horrible, right? I like to think it is out of kindness, she wants what is best for her daughter but is generally ignorant to what is best is not always what we imagine for someone.

She is stuck in a predicament. She's realizing more and more that her life is caged and unpleasant.

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