I should've known you wouldn't actually write up the conversation since you said that Belle would never talk as much as she did in the chapter where she told the girls! But you're forgiven because whatever reaction Sirius might've had in front of her, his real feelings towards the subject were from the start for James' ears alone.
Now, moving on, you need to write me into this story now and have me marry Sirius because he is just ... perfect! His whole opinion on the issue at hand, his thinking, the way in which he reacted not only to her story but to the aftermath of it in front of James... I should have been a teenager in the 70's to get me a guy like that. Okay, I'm done fangirling over Sirius, I think. I can't promise anything!
The whole scene with Lily and the Slytherins was amazingly written. It showed me that she is past just being a fragile wallflower, afraid to move on and live her life and she is slowly becoming the woman that she was always meant to be. It's hard, of course, to see your old friends make very bad decisions but she held herself with grace and elegance and that is something that always warms my heart to see in women. I must let you know that this story is becoming my head canon (really, it's getting better and better!) and thus I shall tell you that in my opinion, the moment when Snape raised his wand, he burned the last bridge that connected Lily to him in any way. In my country there's a saying: "each bird perishes on its own tongue", which is to say that sometimes everything just hits the fan because you couldn't keep your big mouth shut. In this case, it hit the fan because you couldn't lower your wand and walk away, Severus!
I loved the little moment with McGonagall, Slughorn and Dumbledore. As I told you recently, I love how we have these breaks in the "heart warming and soul splitting journey" (that right there is the reason I clicked on the story in the first place! Now you know! Oh, and Sirius! Told you I couldn't help fangirling) of these characters to just see them be young, go to class, blow up a couple of cauldrons and get in trouble. I love the balance in your story, between what goes on in these people's lives and the reason they're all there in the first place, to go to school!
And to end in a note similar to what I said above, as far as "the journey" is concerned, so far you have delivered both the warmth and the heartache. I'm running out of words of praise and I might just repeat myself, but hey, you can't blame me. This story is wonderful and we're barely at its beginnings. And that gives me the warm fuzzies! :)
Author's Response: Hahah you are so right with Belle. I'm sticking by that, too. The girl is done with her monologues until she can learn to drop the accent :P
You can fangirl over Sirius as much as you want. It's so easy to do. He may have done some messed up things in his passed, but he's growing into such an awesome young man, right?! Swoons.
Oh god you saying this is becoming your head canon is the best compliment ever. That's why I try so hard to avoid reading Marauders when I write them, because I have them so specifically in my head that I don't want anything to mess with that, because I want other people to see MY head canon, you know? And It just makes me all warm and fuzzy at the thought of your head canon picking up my head canon. I probably sound like a crazy person. it's your fault, your reviews just make me so happy ♥
You clicked on the story because of the summary?!?! Really???! You never told me that! I'm mentally hugging you with so much squish in it right now.
Ahh I just don't even know how to end this review response. I know every review response I leave I say that I'm so happy you like this chapter... but I hope you know just how much I mean that. I'm so insanely thrilled that you like the characters, that they feel real to you and you want to be part of what happens through their next few years... I just want other people to love them as much as I do. And you do! And that just makes me want to cry.
Okay. I need to be done now before I become anymore blubbery.