Oh, I missed reading your updates. I'm so glad you're back and this was another amazing chapter. I hope you had a good vacation though and thank you for updating as soon as you got back. You're awesome. I can't wait for the next chapter. I was kind of wondering if you changed Draco's attitude, because he seems more mellow almost in your story as compared to the other Draco. At the end though he still seems like a prat. Not as bad but still prat-like. I was wondering if he was maybe, for lack of a better word, nicer than normal because he has a older brother and that maybe the stress of being a pureblood jerk is placed more on his brother. Just wondering, I know you might not be able to answer because of story and plot purposes. Also I can't wait to see how getting the other locket goes down. I don't want Sirius to die because I love him so much and Harry finally has a parent to look after him. I was kind of unsure when I read it, but are they taking Kreacher with them? I thought they said yes. Maybe I should read that part again. Also I can't wait for the next Chapter and I hope it comes out soon, but no rush. Your writing is very nice and it's easy to follow. I personally have trouble writing in third person. I applaud you. Can't wait for the next Chapter!
Author's Response: Aww! I'm glad to be back, and you're very welcome! :) I had a wonderful holiday, and again, you're welcome! :D
Draco's attitude has probably changed a little, for several reasons, I think - I like your wording of it; "Not bad, but still prat-like". The first - as you've identified - is that yes, he has an older brother and the pureblood heir pressure is shared, instead of all on him, as it was in "Harry Potter". Secondly, he doesn't have anyone that he openly loathes around, as he did in most of the scenes in J.K.'s series, so he's not truly on his guard (hence him seeming more mellow). Thirdly, he's a bit younger and fourthly, I think that my own writing has twisted the character a little bit, particularly since it is from his point of view. That answers your question well enough I think, without giving much away, but if you have any more questions, feel free to ask them. :)
Things with the locket... I can't/won't say much about that at all, which is horrible of me, but I don't want to give anything away, and it's only two chapters away so you'll be able to see for yourself soon enough...
As for Kreacher, it hasn't been really been decided yet, that's why it seemed ambiguous, but Sirius is hoping that yes, Kreacher will go.
Thank you! :D I used to have trouble with it - I only wrote in first person for a long time - "White Flags" was sort of my experimentation with third person, but my style's developed a bit since then and I incorporate thoughts quite a bit now, which makes it easier and a bit more personal without it being "I", "I", "I". :P My advice, if you want to get better, would be to practice. :)
The next chapter will be up in a few days, so keep an eye out! :D
Thank you so much for the review!