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Review #1, by maskedmuggle Ten Minutes

10th July 2014:

I really enjoyed reading this story! I really liked the friendship you chose to portray - Narcissa and Regulus. I've never, ever thought about them as being friends, but I'm so glad you've opened my mind to it, because this was so realistic, so believable and you really showed what great friends they were. Your characterisation of both of them was fantastic, and the dialogue between them was written really well. I loved how both of them had a bit of doubt about it all, but Narcissa's "We were born to uphold these beliefs." encapsulated perfectly both of their lives. Really great idea for this story, and I also liked the setting of it as happening at Bellatrix's wedding. This was a really well written story :)

- Charlotte/maskedmuggle
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Author's Response: Hey there,

I'd been working with the story for a bit, and originally intended for Regulus and Lucius to be close friends. Ultimately, it turned out that Narcissa's character was much more receptive of concerns and fears than Lucius'.

Thanks so much for the lovely review!


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Review #2, by UnluckyStar57 Ten Minutes

9th July 2014:
Regulus and Narcissa. There's a pair of friends that I never thought about before!

Regulus seems very reluctant to get on board with the Death Eaters' cause, which is good. It definitely foreshadows his later betrayal of Voldemort, so it's awesome that you put that in the story.

But he's being all moody and isn't any fun, so he takes his moping outside. I'm glad he has Narcissa to save him before he drowns in his gloomy thoughts. :) But the fact that Narcissa doesn't fully agree with the cause is interesting to me. I can definitely see it--she maybe only went along with the pureblood mania because of her love for Lucius.

Another great story, with yet another intriguing perspective of characters that I don't think about a lot. :D

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Review #3, by evil little devil Ten Minutes

9th July 2014:
You really do have a gift for diving straight into a character's perspective really convincingly. You made Regulus and Narcissa both come to life. I could feel all of his anxieties pouring off the page, and the relief he began to feel as Narcissa made him feel better.
This was a very interesting friendship to write! Regulus definitely would have needed someone when Sirius left, I can imagine that he would have taken that really hard - particularly as it's not like his fundamental beliefs differ from Sirius', it's just that he's younger and it's harder for him, and he's not willing to part from his family just yet. You really set him up very well to be the man that would end up quietly giving his own life for no sort of glory whatsoever in order to stop Voldemort. I think you also set Narcissa up very well for her position in that world, her adherence to family, and tradition, and yet her love for those closest to her meaning more than any of that.
This was really lovely, and a very enjoyable read!

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Review #4, by ohmymerlin Ten Minutes

7th July 2014:
Aw, Rumpel!

This was such a sweet story! I think you've really captured Narcissa's and Regulus' personalities and I'd never really thought of them being that close as cousins but you pulled it off! I loved the way you wrote Regulus, he's such a sweetheart and the poor guy seems so sad! I guess he would be seeing as his whole family is a bit insane and the only normal one ran away but still! It's not fair for him to be so sad! D':

I liked the connection between the two and I loved their dialogue and interaction. It was very sweet and it really showed that they were related and genuinely enjoyed each others presence :)

I think this was such a lovely one-shot! I really loved reading it! Great work! ♥

- Kayla :)

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Author's Response: Hello, hello :).

Initially, I was planning on using a friendship with Lucius and Regulus, but Narcissa's character really was better to flesh out Regulus' concerns about the future. It's actually quite funny, in my Marauder's story, Regulus' character doesn't reflect this Regulus' characteristics, though I'd like him to develop to this point eventually.

Thanks so much for all of the reviews -- they were fantastic!


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