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Review #1, by Rumpelstiltskin A Gryffindor and a Slytherin

23rd March 2014:
Hey there!

I'm really excited for this, I love the Sirius-Regulus complex :D.

That being said, I love that single kind memory between the brothers in the beginning. Of course Regulus would be upset that his older brother would be leaving him for Hogwarts for a good portion of the year! I think it was not only sweet that Sirius gave Regulus a Gryffindor pendant, but also kind of symbolic. Sirius was attempting to give Regulus some bravery to face the house, and their parents, without him :(! Oh feels.

Regulus is in a pickle once Sirius leaves, though. Not only would he feel abandoned, but he'd have his parents around him to influence him. At that age, watching your parents pretty much despise your own brother for several simple reasons -- including his House and his differing opinions on blood purity -- it would be easy to sway Regulus' opinion, even if it was only out of fear that HE would be unloved by his parents, as they were the only ones remaining a constant in his life (because Sirius left him). Therefore, I can definitely see why Regulus would act differently towards Sirius upon his return home.

At least they did have some peace between themselves, when Sirius stood up for Regulus that day...and it showed later on during the giant fight at their parent's house.

I really think you played out how Sirius ended up living with the Potters very well. I love the fight, the argument about Voldemort, Regulus' attempt to help Sirius (because it really seems like Regulus is frightened for his brother's safety more than anything), Sirius' departure, and the pivotal moment where Regulus is left to his parent's devices...when we know how this will all turn out.

This was fantastic! :D


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Review #2, by LittleLionGirl A Gryffindor and a Slytherin

17th March 2014:
Wow Mae! This really was a great one-shot! I really do love both of the Black brothers so a story with them together was absolutely amazing! I love the fact that even though they both seemed to almost hate one another, they had to protect each other. The story isn't just about house unity, but brotherhood. Your characterization was spot on. I like the fact Regulus wasn't the "wrong place wrong time" child, but that he actually made his own choices, even though he was influenced by his parents. When Sirius had to leave I just felt a pang in my chest for the two boys. You did a lovely job Mae and served us snakes well!

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