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20 June 2011 @ 11:00 pm
Of Brothers and Boyfriends  
Title: Of Brothers and Boyfriends
Author: amuly
Artists: aurora_interim and rhye
Genre: Coming of Age
Rating: NC-17
Summary: After winter break sixth year James finds Sirius and Remus in bed together. He is disgusted and horrified to discover the true nature of their relationship, which they had been keeping secret for years. As the first rumblings of war begin to infringe on the edge of the Marauders' awareness, Sirius struggles to reconcile the two most important men in his life: his brother and his boyfriend. Sometimes choosing between them is easy, sometimes more difficult, but what will happen when real danger threatens, and Sirius' choice means the difference between life and death?
Warnings: Flangst, homophobia, violence, peril
Word Count: 38,286
Author's Note: Thanks to my beta, Analia_the_1st, who is just completely awesome in every way.
Rhye's Note: I wasn't planning to do any art/soundtracks for the fest, but I'm glad I got the chance with this piece. It was a lot of fun to read.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.

Of Brothers and Boyfriends

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Bloody Jack Flint: Percy Headphones Hushrhye on June 21st, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
amuly - I really enjoyed this story! The worst part about it is that Peter was so incredibly likable! It's always hard for me when I like him because he's much easier to deal with as a two-dimensional baddie than as a real person, and you made him completely real here. I also liked that you started with an established relationship. I kind of like stories that start there because so many stories focus on how they get together but I do think the story doesn't stop there, and I like to see stories that take up at this point. I also really like your Lily. Great characterizations overall, but I was especially fond of your characterizations of the relatively minor characters like Lily and Peter.

aurora_interim - I love your artwork! I especially love how you integrated the story's text into your images. It's so subtle but it adds a wonderful layer of complexity. The colors are both soft and vivid as well. I really like this style, it has a very 'private' and 'fantas' feel to it.
Rosalind Franklin: rsbigbangamuly on June 21st, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
I really like to characterize Peter in a positive light, because seriously, what three normal boys could put up with a piece-of-shit best friend for seven years? So there had to be something redeeming about him, yeah? I'm really glad you liked him, because I did put in an effort to make him likeable and yet maintain some of the characteristics that'll eventually lead him down the path he ends up. (For a short while, this fic might have ended AU, because I so badly didn't want to ruin Peter! But one of my hardcore HP friends was like, "No, keep it canon, because that's the tragedy!")

I'm glad you liked Lily, too. I kind of hate her generally - in both fic and canon - so it was definitely a struggle to write her for me. So yay! She turned out alright! ^.^


Also, where I will full admit to not being a huge fanmix person, you totally managed to grab some of the very, very few artists I legit like, like Velvet Underground and Queen and Smashing Pumpkins. So nice job! (But I don't think the link is working right now... hurm. Will poke mod about it.)
Bloody Jack Flint: Scotty Hushrhye on June 21st, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
lol I am the mod. I think I've fixed it? I'm glad you like the artists because they're also some of my favorite. I'm sorry you don't like fanmixes though :( We had another artist lined up for you but they've disappeared so I had to fill in. Unfortunately I know nothing about drawing or anything, but I can make fanmixes!
Rosalind Franklinamuly on June 21st, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
*snork* My bad.

Honestly, short of a Bowie-tastic thing of just Bowie, this is probably the absolute best fanmix I could have gotten. Better, in a way, since I have all Bowie's songs and so it wouldn't be anything new to me. Your mix is pretty 50/50 when it comes to stuff I know and stuff I don't, and I like all the stuff on there I know. So thank you! It really worked out quite well ^.^
Rosalind Franklin: rsbigbangamuly on June 21st, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
aurora_interim: Three pieces of art?! *swoons* Awesome! I had assumed you were just doing the one at the beginning, but I got three! I adore the text in the background, and the swoopy little curves of the ears makes me scrunch my nose up in delight. Thank you so much for taking the time to do these for my work!
Rosalind Franklin: rsbigbangamuly on June 21st, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Mod Help - Broken Link?
Hey Mod,

I think the link on the fanmix is broken?

Thanks ^.^
Pinky01pinkydbzfan on June 21st, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
I really loved this story. I laughed, cried, got angry and read the whole thing in one night :) Im saving it to read it agian. I love your charaterization of peter and its so sad to think of what will come. Great story and I hope we get more from you :)
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Awwwww thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it ^.^
Sarah: Remus & Sirius 1fancypantsdylan on June 21st, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
This wonderful story, so hit all the right buttons for me, apart from one thing, I want more! :D
Loved James, and how really his anger was more to do with losing Sirius' attention, when he never really had it all in the first place, for goodness sake, he was even jealous of Remus and Lily going to the Three Broomsticks and he knew full well then that Remus was gay and anyway Sirius would have gone mental on Lily if it had been anything else :)
As for the Remus and Sirius, I really liked how tender and caring Sirius was with him, especially after the first full moon and then again in Hogsmeade when they thought Lily and Remus had been attacked, it was so poignant.
And the reason I wanted more was because I love how you portrayed Peter here, who would have guessed he'd go and do what he did later, it seems totally inconcievable, so would love to have known where you would have gone with him.
Anyway, I've rambled on here, and all I really wanted to say, was love, love, loved this and this is going in my memories :)

OMG, I almost forgot the art *slaps head*, loved how natural and right they looked together, nice pick of the written scenes :)

Edited at 2011-06-21 02:13 pm (UTC)
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed this so much!!

I'm especially glad to see you loved Peter. I really tried hard to make him this likeable, believable friend. Yeah, he's not the smartest or toughest or coolest Marauder, but he's still there for a reason. As for him turning over to the Death Eaters... it's kind of a "power of the dark side" thing. Certainly not everyone who joined was completely sold on everything Voldermort said: some of them were just scared and confused, like I imagine Regulus and Peter were.
brighty18: Blackbrighty18 on June 21st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
I am supposed to be planting sunflowers, but I keep returning to this story. LOL.

Though the prologue was, on some levels, nearly painful to read, this was beautifully written and caught my attention immediately. From the very beginning you managed a fine balance of action and emotion. That was very well done.

This was one of the few fics I’ve read recently that dealt directly with homophobia of any sort and, most of all, that dealt with it in any sort of realistic manner. The pain that Sirius felt was so apparent, for, in his own way, James meant everything to him. I also liked how you dealt with the subtleties of fear and acceptance. Bits like this“Wow, you guys really are poofs, huh?”
Sirius held up a fist jokingly. “Oi! That's a derogatory word, that is.”
The laughter, though not exactly easy, wasn't forced as they made their way to the castle. It gave Sirius hope for how James might react, given a day or two to adjust. There was no way the sodding git could stay fighting with Sirius much longer than that. Sirius was sure of it. Especially if even Pete wasn't backing him.
really shone and felt very, very real.


Despite the outward manifestations of homophobia, I could understand everyone’s pain here. Remus summed it up sell: Remus darted forward and pressed a quick kiss to Sirius' lips, lingering just long enough to touch his tongue to Sirius' in a tiny little reassurance. “You know it shouldn't be a choice, Pads. You should be able to have us both: brother and boyfriend.” Again, it is a difficult thing, but I was glad to see it was not a friendship-ending thing. It’s funny, we (and Lily, apparently) don’t see the big thing at all and often completely demonize those who appear homophobic, but your story proved that there is far more to it than that.

Your Sirius was very powerful. He had that same passionate grace of canon and good fanon, that same propensity to push things a bit too far and still remain somehow sympathetic. Even the tears seemed natural – especially in that they stemmed from anger and hurt rather than mere sorrow. Sirius couldn't remember starting to cry – whether the tears began in the hallways, or if the sobs started as they broke free of the castle and stepped into cold, fresh air, or if he started clutching to Remus for support rather than restraint by the time they stumbled those last few steps to their tree. But he did remember finding himself sobbing harshly into Remus' robes, fingers clutching at the thick material as his hot tears dripped down. Awwww…

But I loved how he was at once brave and angry, yet still managed to be somehow charming. The Pomfrey scene was a good example of that. The draught was kicking in, and Remus' eyes fell shut before he could even complete the thought. Sirius turned to Pomfrey, taking Remus' limp hand gently in his as he did. “What Remus was trying to say was: James might not be around for a bit. We had a... a bit of a falling out.” His honestly there was very, very touching, and it was easy to love him even more for it. In fact, that was a great turning point. The toast? The gestures of friendship. It was wonderful that (though at Remus’ urging) Sirius was the first one to reach out and be a bigger person. Oddly, it made a nice foil to the incident at The Willow.
brighty18: MWPPbrighty18 on June 21st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Remus was also darling. He was dry and funny and reasonable and, like Sirius, perfectly canon in his own way. I loved the moment when he stood up for himself (and his boyfriend). To Sirius' great surprise, it was Remus who whirled on James. He pulled himself up to his full height – taller than anyone ever really took note of, because of how he always stooped over books or when they were walking to and from class. With a look of professorial disdain that McGonagall might even take notes on, Remus stared down at James. “You're pathetic, James. Using my lycanthropy to insult mine and Sirius' relationship. It's almost as low as Sirius went with the Prank.” It was nice that, not only did he step out of himself, he rather stepped out of the situation, too. Of the three, he alone possessed the ability to see clearly – that’s so Remus!

One of the best things, though, is how well the two actually fit together. They seemed to simply belong. Yes, there was lust, but it was also totally clear that they got each other, loved each other, and, most of all, protected each other. That was really moving to me. Incapable of standing idly by when Remus' voice was so soft and kind, Sirius allowed his fingers to slip around Remus' wrist and tug him close. Glancing around furtively just once, Sirius leaned in and pecked Remus on the lips, who returned the quick kiss immediately, already expecting it. and Sirius nudged Remus. “You always make me better. Tell me when I'm being a stupid berk, and try to make me do the right thing.” Yes, the sex was great, but you showed that it was much, much more than that.
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Remus was also darling. He was dry and funny and reasonable and, like Sirius, perfectly canon in his own way. I loved the moment when he stood up for himself (and his boyfriend). <i>To Sirius' great surprise, it was Remus who whirled on James. He pulled himself up to his full height – taller than anyone ever really took note of, because of how he always stooped over books or when they were walking to and from class. With a look of professorial disdain that McGonagall might even take notes on, Remus stared down at James. “You're pathetic, James. Using my lycanthropy to insult mine and Sirius' relationship. It's almost as low as Sirius went with the Prank.”</i> It was nice that, not only did he step out of himself, he rather stepped out of the situation, too. Of the three, he alone possessed the ability to see clearly – that’s so Remus!

One of the best things, though, is how well the two actually fit together. They seemed to simply <i>belong</i>. Yes, there was lust, but it was also totally clear that they <i>got</i> each other, loved each other, and, most of all, protected each other. That was really moving to me. <i>Incapable of standing idly by when Remus' voice was so soft and kind, Sirius allowed his fingers to slip around Remus' wrist and tug him close. Glancing around furtively just once, Sirius leaned in and pecked Remus on the lips, who returned the quick kiss immediately, already expecting it.</i> and <i>Sirius nudged Remus. “You always make me better. Tell me when I'm being a stupid berk, and try to make me do the right thing.”</i> Yes, the sex was great, but you showed that it was much, much more than that. <i “Because it's Remus, James. Because he's my balance. Because he keeps me sane, and does his best to keep me in check. Because he can stay calm, give me something to grab hold of, when my brain and heart and balls are all whirling around in a thousand different directions, trying to get me to do a thousand different things. He just has to be there, and suddenly I'm not everywhere. I'm just... with him.”</i> That was really lovely.

James was fascinating – and very powerful even in the scenes in which he wasn’t there. That sounded weird, but what I mean is that he was an enormously powerful presence throughout the whole thing. You don’t always see him as the bad guy, but he has that side, and you played on it well. I love how you alluded to the prank and had even Sirius surprised that James could be capable of genuine cruelty. Still, in the end, it all made sense, and you did a fine job of showing his jealousy and hurt and the whole situation. Granted, a friend’s sexuality is difficult to understand, but it is very real that he’d be jealous. (My sisters-in-law went through the same thing when one came out of the closet. They’d always been best friends, too, and it was very awkward for a bit to think that another female would be as close as the sisters were.)

You also did a great job with the back and forth aspect of the relationship between Sirius and James. It’s never simple and you showed that well. <i>“When do you think he'll come around?” Sirius finally ventured.
“He has, Pads,” Remus murmured. His eyes were drooping into sleep again, even with an unmistakable bulge of chocolate distorting his cheek. “He's talking to us, and you're going back home with him for the whole summer. He just... has his moments.”</i> So true! And it was cool that both boys were equally responsible for the fall and eventual mending of their relationship. That felt very real and very “right.”
brighty18: Lovebrighty18 on June 21st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Peter, however, defied canon (or, perhaps more to the point, fanon) beautifully. You managed to create a truly awesome Peter. Peter kicked at an imaginary pebble at the ground, scuffing his shoes in the frozen dirt. “No one ever does ask me, mind you, but there it is. Long as you blokes aren't looking for some sort of poofy... threesome... thing... you can do whatever you like together. At night. You know, with the curtains drawn. And silencing spells up, and all that.” I loved his sense of humor throughout and he was actually witty, basically intelligent, and nice. I hate it when people ignore the fact that he was friends with the others for a reason. He was smart enough to become an Animagus and I highly suspect that he only became more annoying and difficult as time went on. He was probably fine at Hogwarts.

He was also so brave. Again surprising Sirius with his conviction, Peter tossed his head back almost haughtily, staring down James even though he was a good eight centimeters shorter. “I'm not the one acting like a jealous bastard here, James. Now get to Quidditch.” Without waiting for James' acknowledgement – another first for Peter, in Sirius' book – Peter turned to Sirius. “Come on. If we're late for Muggle Studies again we've both got detention.” Stepping between the boys like that? Daring to speak against James? And, most importantly, daring to speak the truth. Peter was actually rather wise here and that made me smile.

From beginning to end there was a really nice tension to this tale and it was a joy to read. The ending made perfect sense and wrapped it all up nicely.

And the art was truly stunning. There was so much love in that first piece. They nestled together so nicely and it was so reminiscent of the boys’ relationship in the actual piece: fitting together. I also liked how their postures invoked a heart, but not at all in a corny way. The second one was equally darling. I love the slight blush on Remus’ cheeks and the way he is holding Sirius. The third one was great, too. I love the sheer relief and happiness on Sirius’ face!

Great job, all!

Great fanmix, too! Beck? Foo Fighters? Velvet Underground? All were siriusly well chosen and you did a great job weaving in the themes of this story. And I really liked the graphics that came with it, too.

Rec'd here" http://brighty18.livejournal.com/616493.html


Edited at 2011-06-21 07:05 pm (UTC)
Bloody Jack Flint: Remus Has You at Wandpoint Hushrhye on June 21st, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words abotu the fanmix :)
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you soooooo much for your heartfelt review! It means so much that you took the time to really give a full, in-depth review of the fic. I'm glad so many elements of this appealed to you, and that you thought I did so many things right. Thank you!! ^.^
jellllyfishjellllyfish on June 21st, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
I loved the theme of homophobia in this story even though I don't really like the idea of James and Sirius fighting. It felt so good to see them make up at the end<33 It must have been awful for Sirius to have to struggle with the choises between his boyfriend and his best mate, the poor boy! I was relieved to see that Peter, at least, was so cool with Sirius and Remus being together. It was good that he mentioned that even though it was awkward to see the two of them kissing and stuff, it is only because it's ALWAYS awkward to see people do that right in front of you. That's a very good point. The storyline worked really well in this fic; there was a nice amount of relationship issues and emotional problems and then also some Death Eater filled action ;)

Great job!

aurora_interim: I loved the mixed style of your drawings! It was unique and looked good :)

rhye: For once, there's a fanmix where I actually know most of the songs haha! You had a very nice selection of songs picked for this story.
Bloody Jack Flint: Purple Flowerrhye on June 21st, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
I could never keep James and Sirius apart permanently... just for long enough to get a good story out of it ~.^

I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!
mommyconkmommyconk on June 22nd, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Great start, fists first questions later.Thank you for Peter. I know he'll turn out bad etc etc, but I get tired of him being treated so badly in fanfic. Not that I really like him(the rat) but he was their friend and canon wouldn't have been so tragic otherwise. I love how he got fed up with everyone during the Go Fish game. Now, having James such a homophobe and so against Remus and Sirius was interesting for a change, especially when Lily was so accepting and not surprised. I laughed when she was watching Sirius give Remus a massage and didn't understand how the others didn't know. I really enjoyed this and the way they all worked through their issues, with Sirius so passionate and fiery Remus so calm, except that one time he ordered them about, and reasonable. The fact that they had been together for years showed in the way they acted together, so sure of each other. Sirius' conversation with Madame Pomfrey was wonderfully sweet.

aurora_interim-3beautiful pictures. I really liked the words on the walls and the best part was that in all 3 Sirius and Remus were touching and caring for each other.

rhye- looking forward to listening to this mix, I know and like some of the songs, already.

Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not really partial to Peter either, I just couldn't fathom having a whiney, terrible friend for 7 years. There must have been something decent about him for Remus and Sirius and James to put up with him for so long, after all.



I'm glad you enjoyed this fic so much! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on it. <3
pandafoot105pandafoot105 on June 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I almost skipped this story... I was worried it would be depressing, what with James fighting with Sirius and Remus, etc. I'm so glad to be proven very, very wrong! Both the writing and the drawings were by no means all angst. Especially the pictures are simple and warm, even when they depict the sad parts, and maintain the overall theme that is never truly dark.

You did a lovely job working with both the best and the worst of all four boys, and using the characters' depths to a huge extent. They're so alive, and so much the Marauders, it's amazing. Their situation also became really relatable (especially currently for me, dealing with boarding with a slightly homophobic household and fighting with my best friend), but I think it could be for anyone who's ever fought with, or for, someone they love.

The writing of Peter deserves, well, a THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANYOU. I agree with Those Who Have Commented Before; your representation of him finally does him justice. I think I've only ever read one other fic that did anything like this for Peter. (And, a little sadistic-author part of me likes that the nicer Peter is, the closer to the other boys, the more power there is to his betrayal.)

The last scene was particularly amazing, in that it brought out what the Marauders really stand for. Sure, they might've been bullies in their time, they might've been selfish or cowardly, but people aren't always at their best, yet neither are they always at their worst. Together, protecting each other, you really managed to show what great men (or boys) they all were, at least once in their lives, and it was fucking brilliant.
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
As angsty as my plots might seem, I can guarantee you right now that they will never be THAT angsty. I just don't have it in me to write angsty, angsty fic :DD

And oh my gosh, you gave me a "fucking brilliant". I think I'm going to cherish that forever ^__;
serenity_ca4serenity_ca4 on June 22nd, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this story. So many changes from the R/S status quo, and it's always nice to see new spins on the story. James the homophobe was great, but stealing the show was definitely Peter. It was great to see him in such a positive roll. I always felt Peter's betrayal makes so much more sense if he was a likable guy in school.

I think Lily has the best line in the story: "... He said you boys had your 'bachelor' get-together that day.” She flipped her hair. “Honestly, Remus: you don't need to be raised a wizard to have heard that excuse before. I suppose you and Sirius are going to be 'flatmates' after Hogwarts? The right girl just never going to come along?”

That made me laugh... flatmates! lol

Thanks for sharing this.
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 22nd, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Indeed, "flatmates". Kind of has the same undertones as "Lie low at Lupin's", if you catch my drift ~.^

I'm glad you enjoyed this slightly different take on Marauder life. Over a year ago someone once asked me in my comments (forget who...) if I ever considered writing a fic where James didn't accept Sirius and Remus' relationship. The idea kind of stuck with me, and turned into this! So it was definitely a conscious decision to try and do things different from the fanon-quo, as it were, and I'm glad to hear that it worked for you!
remuslives23remuslives23 on June 23rd, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
I love that you managed to keep James in character here, and that you didn't have him miraculously overcome his prejudices. You had him wavering between wanting things back to how they used to be and his own disgust over what he saw as wrong/unnatural.

I love when people write Peter as a good guy and he was brilliant here.

And your Remus and Sirius were wonderful! I love that James' reaction brought them closer together instead of pulling them apart.

Lovely, hon!
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 23rd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed this so much!!! ^____;
Jamiemypretty_art on June 23rd, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Are we not men?
"No one ever does ask me, mind you, but there it is. Long as you blokes aren't looking for some sort of poofy... threesome... thing... you can do whatever you like together. At night. You know, with the curtains drawn. And silencing spells up, and all that."
Awwwww...


"Don't see what's got into Prongs. Not like it should matter to us if you guys like a cock up the arse." Peter made a lewd gesture with his thumb and fist
Lol, he's such a BOY.


Sirius sat with Remus in their normal place, doing his best to ignore the whispers and murmurs that spread down the table like an incendio in a parchment factory.
I really like this metaphor - it's natural as if you're from the wizarding community, you know? It's hard to make shit like that up.


Sirius and Remus were the second and third best potion-brewers in Gryffindor
This is refreshing to read - simply because Remus never reeeeally says he's BAD at potions. It's the Wolfsbane that Snape made him, I always figured it was just an excuse for Harry, not truth.


"Wanting to stick your tongue in a bird's pussy is fucking gross, you yeast-eating piece of shit!"
This is, at the same time, both the best insult I've ever heard and The Most Disgusting thing I've ever heard. Congratualtions, lol!!!


"'m fine. 'm fine, Padfoot." Remus' arms were rubbing Sirius' back roughly, fingers splayed out as wide as they could go, as if the more parts of Sirius' body Remus could cover with his own the better. "I thought you were in the middle of it," he whispered into Sirius' ear. "I thought you had gone and done something stupid, and heroic, and just bloody like you, and... and..." Sirius felt hot tears prick at his neck as Remus struggled to find his voice. "You stupid berk!" Remus gasped. "You probably would have done something idiotic, wouldn't you?! Oh Sirius, I can't even-"
This is so sweet, and I can really hear the dialogue, you know? And I can feel it. And it's a nice peek into Remus's head, as this is a Sirius POV fic.


Sirius found himself gripped around the throat by an invisible hand, rattling him around like a child's doll.
Oh SHIT, Bellatrix has gone all Darth Vader on his ass!
BTW, I 100% approve of Sirius' use of Obliviate in this case. It is highly underused in fanfiction, IMHO.


"Evans!" he shouted, as he slid to a stop at James' side. "Get your wands connected! The sixth and seventh years should all know the shield spell. It's exponential if you connect!"
And Sirius is totally working for the Ghostbusters. XD


When he peeled up James' shirt, he half-expected James to make some poofter quip. But the young man was staring resolutely at the sky, tears in his eyes as he gritted his teeth.
Awwwwww. :( What do they say? "Blood runs thicker than water"? Blood, in my example = brotherly bond, soul mate blood. Yeah?
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 23rd, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: WE. ARE. DEVO!
HA!

My beta, Analia, wanted to take out the "yeast eating" insult, because she thought people might not get it. BUT I HAD FAITH IN MY READERS! AND IT PAID OFF! *dance dance dance*

And Bellatrix is about 50x scarier than Dark Vader, imho, since she is BATSHIT NUTS. At least Darth Vader is relatively sane, most of the time.


I'm glad you liked so much of it! Yay!! ^.^ \o/
Jamiemypretty_art on June 23rd, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
D-E-V-O!!!
Oh. Man. I think you need to know how much I love the term "batshit". So yes, a thousand times yes.

At least Darth Vader is relatively sane, most of the time.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Rosalind Franklin: Angry with Rage!amuly on June 24th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
Re: D-E-V-O!!!
How dare you even REFERENCE prequel trilogy?!

NO.

NO.

That's not how we do things in Amuly-space. *smack*

Edited at 2011-06-24 04:30 am (UTC)
Jamie: Question Authoritymypretty_art on June 24th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
Devolution, get it?
I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.
Rosalind Franklin: Angry with Rage!amuly on June 24th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Re: Devolution, get it?
NOOOOOOOOO.

*Spazes*

That's not... how you write... a romance....

*Spazes*

Don't you remember what romance is, Lucas?! Romance is Leia insulting Han Solo, and him putting up with it, and him mockingly calling her "your worship", and her calling him a scoundrel, and THE KISS THAT SHAPED MY CHILDHOOD.

*cries* YOU WASTED NATALIE PORTMAN, YOU BASTARD! Also Ewan McGregor.
Jamiemypretty_art on June 24th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Devolution, get it?
I'm glad you don't hate Natalie for it - I love her, but she was not good, but everyone seems to hate her because of it.
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Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 24th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I personally never really saw any redeeming qualities of James' expressed in the books (he always comes off as such an ass), so I have no qualms about making him an unmitigated asshole... at least for a little bit ~.^

Thank you for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you loved it!!
nerakrosenerak_rose on June 26th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
oh man, james was such an arsehole. well done. :D i liked how sirius was an idiot right back at him, trust him to not think before he talks. i enjoyed the fic loads :D i really liked how you portrayed the differences in sirius' and remus' nature, sirius as the bold, brash, outgoing and impulsive one while remus was more subtle, more sensitive. <3

the art was fantastic as well :D i love the blue colour in sirius' hair <3 and your curves, they're lovely and add such a soft look to the images. :D
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on June 26th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!! One of the things that originally made me ship Remus and Sirius was their perfect couple-y balance of personalities they had: Remus calm and collected, always one to reign Sirius in; Sirius brash and bold, willing to tug Remus out of his comfort zone for a bit of fun. I'm glad that came across here ^.^
livinglibrarieslivinglibraries on July 2nd, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
amuly: Ooh I always like it hen Peter is given a fair part in their story, as you say the Marauders would just not put up with him if he didn't have any redeeming qualities! So many bits here I thought I was going to be really depressed but I wasn't, people sort of pulled together and d'awww Remus bringing out the best in Sirius and Sirius defending Remus. It was all the opposite of depressing and I wanted to squish them all (cept James, but he WAS being an arse!)
Loved that bit where Peter was explaining that it wasn't just watching them kiss, it was watching any couple kiss. LOL

aurora_interim: loved these pictures, the one with the scarf wrapped around them, the text in the background and them snuggling in the last one. All so lovely.

rhye: argh! yet again I cannot comment on a fanmix, so sorry, can't wait to listen to this one as there are songs that I'm not familiar with at all. Although think I will know the Queen one thanks to my dad :)
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi grab assamuly on July 2nd, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, and didn't think it was too depressing! I'm just not one to write extended angst - even when I write potentially angsty premises like this, it all turns out fluffy and lovely in the end :P

Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment!
Cole: damnedliliths_requiem on July 22nd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Absolutely perfect. I love the way you broke it down with the different choices. Although I dislike seeing James in any negative light, you made it believable here. Your characterization of Peter was flawless, and it makes me wonder what happened between the end of sixth year and 1980 to make Peter change sides. I really love the difficulty Sirius faced in constantly having to choose between the two of them, and how Peter kinda helped him along and made him understand.

I thought your development of Lily was a bit weak, but as she wasn't a central character, that makes sense. The way in which Moody was introduced to Sirius was wonderful, and I felt the tension when Sirius and Bellatrix squared off. I really loved you use of dialogue, and the way you kept them teenage boys but also got your point across.

Overall, this was brilliant. :)
Rosalind Franklinamuly on August 3rd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to read all this and then comment! I'm glad you liked my Peter: I did make the effort to make him a believable likeable character, while still being in-character for the man we know he'll become.

My development of Lily is probably weak, I agree with you. Honestly, she's never been a favorite of mine, so when I do throw her in she's really more of a plot device than anything else :{ But I'm glad it didn't detract from the story too much.

Thanks so much again for your lovely comment!
imthereadergirlimthereadergirl on December 27th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Great story. I like to read one with a little difficulty involved--the story were everyone is so happy and accepting of gay relationships don't seem to fit, especially in a wizarding world that is so essentially traditional and conservative. Throughout canon there's such prejudice against so many, even the accepted language (i.e., although mudblood isn't acceptable, pureblood is, and the easy way people throw around terms such as half-breed, etc.) speaks to so many long-held, ingrained hatreds.

Anyway, love the way love and family triumphs in the end. Also like Peter--there had to be a reason they were so close to him throughout the school years, as opposed to the fact that he was just, well, there.
Rosalind Franklin: Siri/Remi Jamieamuly on December 27th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the trials and tribulations I put the boys through, and I'm glad to hear you thought it worked together over all.