Simply lovely! You know, I adore Remus and these reflections are truly "him". I see his relationship with Tonks the same way: at first, annoyed, but intrigued. I wrote something similar once, but in Tonks' voice. :) It was a progression of how she fell in love with him.
I hope you have more of Remus because I really like the way you write him!
*goes to scan the archives*
This was wonderful. I've been poked and prodded to read, and FINALLY found a few spare minutes to myself---and this was the perfect way to spend them. :) I loved your clear flowing words. You created such amazing images in my head with your words. I can't wait to read more of your pieces. :)
These were very well done; the imagry is intense and the flow exceptional. I like how the emotional and visual imagry were interwoven. For the rest of my review, take a gander at the front page of the archive :)
Thanks so much for the kind words! I have to admit that I'm a bit floored by the response to this piece (I'm quite thrilled by the response, mind, but floored, none-the-less).
This is still a beautiful and amazing peice, Julie! I was so glad to see it here when I got home tonight!
I love the reverse chronology and the whole feel of the journey Remus walked to be able to not only love Tonks, but love his son - and to see the world through the joyful eyes of a Marauder again.
I think you showed us how Remus died happy, defending those he loved alongside the woman he loved in the most poignant way possible.
Thanks for sharing it with me - and thanks for posting it here.
Hee. You just made me very happy! Thanks for your help with it (and for inviting me to post it here!).
*grins* Thank you very much!
I think this is an absolutely brilliant set of vignettes that both gives a succinct history of 'missing moments' from HPDH and shows the full range of emotions Remus has felt throughout his time with Tonks...that was something I felt was lacking in the final book. I like the way you centered all of these around the moment of his death. It brought a very touching aspect to the story that I was glad to see.
Oh, thank you very much for your kind comments! I think DH was hard in a lot of ways, because we were really limited in our knowledge of what was going on with any of the characters--other than the trio, of course. I think it was an effective way to tell the story in a way, beacause we knew only what Harry knew, and we could get a sense of his isolation from everyone other than Ron and Hermione. But I'll admit that I wanted to know what was happening to the rest of the characters I'd grown to love. We really don't know what happened at Hogwarts, for example, and we didn't get to see much of Remus and Tonks' relationship as it developed, or what the twins were doing or... It's one of the reasons I like missing moments so much. And this was very fun to write, because it *was* a series of missing moments.