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Dora tripping again. Remus making a joke about her keeping the umbrella stand. At least she tried to help but again her clumsiness strikes.
I liked Fred teasing her saying that she's worse than Ron in the kitchen,
I can totally imagine her kissing Remus on a whim. I felt a bit sorry for her at the end.
Hello, here for our swap.
I always wondered what Dora's first meeting with Remus was. I'm glad its not insta love. She thought that he was awkward. That seems to describe Remus well he does seem a tad awkward sometimes.
I liked the scene of her changing her features for the Weasley siblings. I like the little nod to how good of friends Sirius and Remus are.
Remus is definitely very chivalrous walking Dora to the door and her falling into his arms.
We should do another swap sometime :)
It's been about 60 years since I've read the old version of this, so it's definitely time for a reread.
I can imagine that Tonk's first Order meeting must've been a wild ride--especially because she wasn't one-hundred percent sure WHAT the Order of the Phoenix was and the whole Sirius Black-is-innocent-and-HERE thing. I also really loved that her first impressions of Remus weren't a 'love at first sight' scenario...it sets this up perfectly to add more depth to a progression towards a relationship.
I also really loved the way you introduced the characters by providing hints of their characterizations. Like Tonks not just being clumsy and unused to domestic spells, but also being enthusiastic and highly observant and really quite clever (especially with the whole Best Kept Lawns thing). Also like with Remus and Sirius and how their personalities were very different (Remus introverted and Sirius outgoing) and also how they answered for one another as if they'd been married for a long time (but I already know how your verse works, so... :P lol). I especially loved the bit about Molly who is clever and surprises Tonks a bit with her strength (because I absolutely love Molly).
Yeah it would've been a great time to kiss, save the screaming portrait...but whatever :P. "...as if he were embarrassed to be holding a woman" -- I think the best part about rereading this will be knowing how this verse works but not quite being able to remember too much past the main points, which is going to make this new all over again, though I can assess that Remus' embarrassment has a little to do with his past with Sirius.
Eee! I'm excited!
Coming back to this story from the day when I first read it is a little like putting on warm fuzzy slippers. This has for ages been one of my favorites. I think it and my Remus story at the tiem was ths start of our friendship back in the day.
I do see the minor edits to alude to wolf star having happened in this first chapter and will admit that your Tonks is one of my favorite versions. I'm really gald you are bringing this tory over to the archives and I get to leave you a new review of the story all these years later.
I also really enjoyed how you tied in a lot of missing moments from the 5th book to help craft your chapter. Anyway, I hope this review finds you well!
Quite interesting read I had.
Twins are very active inside a very Gothic building. I miss Fred. I like the scene N, Sirius and R look up the ceiling, the description when Molly seemed to reprimand twins upstairs.
Molly has to deal with many things, the Order things, cooking for the members and taking care of her children. She must have been worrying about her husband. We know what will happen to Arthur. I flinch at the thought.
You covered all ambiguous things Rowling hadn't told in the book 5 from N's POV.
The moment could be like that you wrote, almost kiss between N and R.
I remember Harry was rash in everything. You insinuated that he was a typical teenager and he needed adult's help. I like what Sirius told N about him. Sirius plays Harry's godfather part very well in this chapter.
The way how you wrote about Remus including the scene, his ability in boiling water for tea is very impressive.