Ah Bellatrix is here! This may sound weird, considering sheís really evil and all, but I love Bellatrix as a character, as sheís just so fascinating, the way she can be so evil, and apparently not have any remorse about it, and her devotion to the Dark Lord. So I was super excited to see her pop up here, and Dobbyís appearance, was another reason to be excited :D
Iíve never seen a Jilly story, which focuses on the Death Eaters and Voldemort as well, so I was again excited to see it here, as it was a really good idea, and it allowed you to see both perspectives of the war. I liked the idea of the original four, and them being united, as I find the whole Death Eater society and circles really cool as well.
You wrote all of their devotion to the Dark Lord very well, and the idea of them having strikes was really cool, as it does seem like something Voldemort would do. I was sad to see that Regulus was a death eater already, as his life saddens me as he died so young, and was confused throughout, so I hope we get to see more of him in the rest of the story.
It was nice to see a more sensitive side to Sirius here. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside to see that he cared about Peter, and was asking about his parents. The reason why I loved it, is because I hate to see when Sirius is made out to be mean and play boy like, yet he doesnít seem like that in this story, and Peter seems to be of equal standing to his friends, and Sirius values him.
You canít leave me on a cliff-hanger like that! I really want to know what Sirius was going to say about Lily, almost as much as James wants to know! I guess Iíll have to read on and find out! By the way I loved the brief mention of Sirius having jam on his mouth that was so cute!
Alrekís intriguing me, so I was rather annoyed when Sirius had to come along, and but in on their conversation. I really canít wait to find out more about him, and more about Lilyís feelings for him. She better not be starting to like him, itís all about Jilly, not Alilly, or Jrek!
I loved that Dumbledore and Minerva scene at the end. Those two are just awesome, and if Dumbledore wasnít gay, I would totally ship them!
Another awesome chapter, and I canít wait to see what Lilyís secret is:D
P.S. Even though you said I could just leave a line as a review, Iím incapable of doing that, as I just feel the need to comment on everything, so I think the long reviews are staying!
Author's Response: Yay Kiana!!!
I love Bellatrix as a character as well, so I totally understand. She does end up popping up quite a bit more in this story, and each time I remember just how much fun she is to write.
I'm so happy you liked the look into the DE world! I have a bit pet peeve when things are shown to be dandy and good through their 7th year, because if things weren't getting worse and worse they'd never all have joined the Order. So showing the DE side, and that while these young kids are just going to school and trying to get by, others are plotting and planning terrible things, is a lot of fun for me.
We don't see a TON of Regulus, but we do see him again a few more times and get into his head a bit :).
I agree about Sirius being characterized a a mean play boy, and I get super sad when Peter is left out. So you can be assured neither of those things happen in this ;). It doesn't make sense for me that Peter would be a womanizer. After being taken in by James's family and given so much love and attention, and seeing how much he is cared about, I can't ever imagine wanting him to let them down by doing things like treating people terribly. I'm sure he was a flirt, but I don't think he was much more than talk ;)
Ahh Sirius and Lily's secret! Because I've had a few people guess this, I'll tell you out front, it's nothing romantic ;).
Alrek does become a very important part of this story, but not so much to make James jealous. He has a whole different purpose. Mwahah (insert evil laugh here).
I would TOTALLY ship those two as well if Dumbledore wasn't gay! I partially want to ship them anyway :P hahaha!
I'm so happy you like this chapter, and can't wait to see what you think of the next! It's a much more fuzzy chapter, and even has a bit of warm Jily feels :wub face:
Thank you so much again for stopping by, Kiana! ♥