The road to hell isn't the only thing lined with good intensions. Remus reflects on his current relationship.
(#) Nightspore 2006-01-09 07:01:57 PMYou really have a talent for exploring character in these small moments. You characterizations feel very "real" and not overly melodramatic/wangsty, which is a difficult balance to pull off. Writing stories in which there is almost no action and everything hinges on emotional movement is very hard for me personally, so I appreciate when I read it.
- "and there would be no Tonks ever again."
And he builds a symbol for his conflict out of words. Not everyone does that...
Poor Remus. When will he realize that he is part of the world. Though when I think of it, it's not hard to understand why he doesn't think so.
Is it true non-love or is it just a person with extremely low self-esteem subconsciously sabotaging himself?
- I quite enjoyed this -- it was a nice... well, not nice, but a probing look into Remus' perspective, and while I myself love the Lupin/Tonks pairing (and I'm usually happy to enjoy it without much angst), you make me believe this conflict -- not only that, but you've constructed the conflict around the moment in such a way that I can almost taste it. Excellent job.