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Reviews for Just When You Thought the Worst Was Over...

Jong_Kahn 2011.07.10 - 10:34PM 10: none Signed
Excellent story! While Snape and Lupin isn't my favorite character pairing, it's not a bad one, either. I was very glad that Remus got to help Minerva get the DE in the library; it was nice they worked together to exonerate Severus.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It was fun to write. :D

Jong_Kahn 2011.07.10 - 09:08PM 1: none Signed
Like you, II have always thought that Snape would have prepared himself against the possibility of having Nagini set upon him. He was a double agent, he taught two of the most dangerous subjects in a wizarding school--of course he did his best to prepare himself for as many particulars as he could. I do feel sorry for Lupin, here. I look forward to seeing how you'll handle his situation. Good chapter.

Author's Response: I understand why Rowling didn't have Severus prepare to be betrayed by Voldemort and attacked by the snake, but it didn't seem realistic to me given his status as a spy. Thanks! :D

johnbly341 2011.05.21 - 01:28AM 10: none Signed
Outstanding story...I really enjoyed the connection between Severus and Remus, and also between Severus and Minerva. Great job!

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm very glad you liked the story. I appreciate you letting me know. :D

NJ Dryad 2011.05.13 - 12:02AM 10: none Signed
This is really first rate. It's a great idea to have Minerva use her expertise to figure out where the DE is and flush him out. You've given us another clever and logical extension of JKR's magic. Too bad she wasn't that creative herself. And to have Lupin arrive in the nick of time and use his ghostly powers to save the day was very well done. I'm still not crazy about Severus getting together with someone who bullied him for years and has never shown the slightest remorse, but I guess that's a happy ending in this context. I'd like to see the confrontation when Remus shows up at Andromeda's door with Severus to reclaim Teddy. "Hi, mum-in-law. I'm back from the dead to reclaim your only grandchild, offspring of your dead only child, so I can take him away to live with me while I live in sin with my gay, ex-DE lover."

Author's Response: I'm glad you found some things to like about the story despite your dislike of slash stories. We could probably have quite a lively debate about Snape and Lupin and what we think we know about both of them, but this is really not the place. Thank you for reading and leaving me your feedback. I'm glad you found enjoyment in the story. :D

NJ Dryad 2011.05.12 - 11:52PM 9: none Signed
Ah, Andromeda is a woman after my own heart, although she's being a little unfair in blaming Lupin for not protecting Tonks. Dora was a grown woman and an Auror. it was not unreasonable for her to go into battle, even if she'd just had a baby. Your idea about using Remus's lycanthropy to bring his soul and body back together is just one more logical and creative extension of JKR's magical rules, such as they are.

Author's Response: Of course Andromeda is being unfair, there's no logic talking in her now, only grief.

radzi 2011.05.11 - 08:35PM 10: none Signed
I couldn't imagine how the killer had escaped detection; the solution was very creative, worthy of an Agatha Christie mystery! I loved that Minerva and Remus were the ones to save the day for Severus. Thank you for a most enjoyable read. And, yes, thanks for the happy ending, too!

Author's Response: I'm so glad the killer's hiding place worked for you. :D Thanks so much for reading and leaving me your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

NJ Dryad 2011.05.10 - 11:28PM 8: none Signed
I love Snape's password. "Obsequious cretin" is just the kind of thing he'd come up with. I'm sure it doesn't refer to anyone in particular, like Harry or Bellatrix. It also makes sense he'd come up with a special, idiot proof password for that OC Harry.

Author's Response: Snape needed Harry to be able to see his memories, so the boy had to get into his sanctum in order to use the Pensieve. That doesn't mean he had to let anyone else in...unless he wanted them in. ;D

NJ Dryad 2011.05.10 - 11:06PM 7: none Signed
How appropriate Lupin makes people sick. That's always how he makes me feel. ;-) I don't think the characters are quite as sensible as I thought, though, or they would have offered the obviously worn out Severus something to eat, a chance to bathe, or at least wash, and a change of clothes.

Author's Response: Yes, you're right, I should have mentioned food... although the entire story takes place within a very short time period. Still I should have mentioned that food was provided for him.

NJ Dryad 2011.05.10 - 10:34PM 6: none Signed
Your explanation for why Lupin and Tonks got married is SO much better than the drivel we got in canon. It actually makes sense! They got sad, got drunk, got pregnant, got married. Of course, Tonks still comes across as gay, so I think her lost love should have been a woman, but one can't have everything. ;-)

Author's Response: Hmmmm... you know I hadn't really considered whether Tonks might be gay or not. Perhaps I'll use that another time. I'm never wedded to any particular explanation for why Remus and Tonks don't work as a couple. They just don't for me. Thanks so much for leaving me your feedback! I appreciate it. :D

NJ Dryad 2011.05.10 - 10:28PM 5: none Signed
Oh, no, Lupin's not dead! I can see where this is going already. Sigh. It's still a good story, though. The ideas about "fixing" Veritaserum and using the vines as a shield are very clever. And everyone continues to behave like real, sensible, decent people, not bigoted plot devices. It's kind of disorienting, but in a good way.

Author's Response: Yup, sorry... I'm not killing off my favorite characters, JKR already did that. I'm in the resurrection business. I'm glad you're finding things to enjoy about the story even though the only pairing involved isn't one you usually like. Thanks! :D

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