I was just passing by (as you do), and this one-shot caught my eye :) I have nothing but admiration for authors who can create a story purely out of dialogue and I absolutely love this; it fits a perfectly plausible option neatly with canon. Your use of conversation really brings depth and originality to Lupin's and Black's characters. Remus's frustration at Sirius's behaviour is so palpable in the opening scene and I'm irritated on his behalf, yet cannot help but find Sirius quite charming and amusing at the same time. And OMG I totally ship Wolfstar, so I loved where you took this in the next convo!! The build-up was brilliant and felt very realistic.
Aww, Remus - of course he'd be the person to understand Lily's requirement for some support prior to her wedding; so thoughtful of him <3
I ached for Sirius when Remus believed he'd betrayed everyone. I really felt his anguish at being dragged off to Azkaban to not only lose his freedom but his love too. And then it must have been so difficult for him to come to terms with Remus and Tonks' relationship. How he doesn't openly say how devastated he is, but glosses over it in a way that only Sirius can, and then he encourages Remus to pursue her. For all of Sirius's faults, this action really shows a generosity of character; that he can seemingly let Remus go because he recognises it would be selfish to hold him back :( I adore how you've wrapped up the ending with a chess distraction and change of topic - it's perfectly done :)
Awesome job! Thank you for writing such a well-executed story.
How doesn't this have any review at all?!?
Erm, sorry, I lost my cools a bit, it seems...
I'm back again, with more love for you and all your absolutely stunning stories! And this was no exception! You made me feel so much, only through dialogue. Each voice was so well defined and so in character and you made me laugh and cry and... you are so wonderful!
The first scene was hilarious. I loved their bickering, Sirius' complete immaturity and Remus' consequent annoyance. But then in the second scene you show us what Remus was truly feeling, and it makes me so sad. They are leaving school, to enter a world shattered by war, a world that has no place for werewolves, and Remus fears that he will lose his friends, the only people who care for him, and in addiction to that there are all those feelings for Sirius he doesn't know how to handle. It's all so sad and so sweet at the same time.
The scene after that was so funny again, I loved the teasing between them and how they basically got together. And then James and Lily's wedding scene, and the way Remus encourages her, so sweet, too. And so heartbreaking the irony of that "everything will be alright".
It just broke my heart the scene of Sirius' arrest. It makes me feel so bad for the both of them. I just want to hug them both tight. I could so picture Remus sobbing and Sirius pleading with him to make him see the truth. If only...
And then the final scene. And even if it was a bit sad, too, it was so nice to see them reunited and their friendship still holding, despite all the past, despite how their relationship has changed. I loved Sirius pushing him, even if he still had feelings for him, and I loved how it all ended in a game of chess and how Sirius basically told him to shut up.
This was absolutely wonderful, just like all those other little treasures I've found on your page so far. I will be back with more gifts soon.
Tons of love, dear Rumpels.
A drop of Amortentia.