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October 30th, 2009

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05:29 pm - Day 30 - Fic - Team AU - If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Team: AU
Title: If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Author: forest_rose
Summary: When Sirius fell through the Veil, Remus was not quite fast enough to stop Harry following him. The wizarding world has lost its hero, and Remus' world is shattered - but things may not be as dark as they seem.
Genre: Angst, hurt/comfort.
Warnings: Character death.
Disclaimer: All characters and settings are owned by J.K. Rowling. The spells in this story are fictional and not taken from any traditional work.
Author note: My grasp of Latin is shaky at best. The Latin passages in this story were written with the help of an online translation site, and may be inaccurate. Apologies to any Latin scholars who may be reading! Translations are provided as a footnote, where they are not given in the text.
Prompt: Indigo/Poem

If I Go Ten Thousand Miles

Poll #1478604 RS Games 2009
This poll is closed.

Was it truly AU or Canon Compliant? Please use the following: 2 for "yes", 1 for "sort-of", and 0 for "no"

How well did the author/artist use their Prompt? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)

How much did you like this story/art overall? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)

(9 comments | Leave a comment)


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Date:October 30th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)

Top Marks!

Excellent story - I especially liked the use of Neville and Snape - very accurate to the way I see them. The use of the veil as a 'waiting room' was inspired and it is easy to imagine the creator making it to facilitate communication with the dead - I'd love to see this explored further.

Well done!
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Date:October 31st, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
oh, my dear, what a beautiful story. it was so epically proportioned and yet so intimate, as well. remus's love for sirius was just astounding and the journey he went on was amazing. neville, snape, hermione, and the other minor characters were fantastic. this is very impressive.
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Date:October 31st, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Incredibly beautiful.

Also, from what I can see, your Latin is spot on :)
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Date:October 31st, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this very much -- the plot was a cool idea, and all the characters were wonderful, especially Neville! ♥
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Date:November 2nd, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
Very beautiful, but now I find myself craving a sequel! Thanks for writing this.
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Date:November 2nd, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I loved this! What a great premise and you wrote it beautifully. I particularly loved Neville - he was brilliant! Great job!
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Date:November 4th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Another entry that I wish I could rate higher than a 9! Your use of the prompt is truly outstanding and I actually wish this was canon rather than the way it played out by JK Rowling.
I really like that you explored how Sirius' falling through the veil effected not just Remus and Harry even though the events in your world are different, I could at least imagine that this was a devastating event! I liked seeing the other characters after the battle and a story that wasn't entirely focused on Harry and his status as the savior of their world. Your Snape felt rather appropriate also. I've always thought that the one character he might have been able to form a non/adversarial relationship with, if he wanted it was Lupin. So I could "see" him helping with the research even while disclosing Remus' plan to anyone.
I actually saw this as a happy ending of sorts. Rowling reunited Sirius and Remus at the end of her story and said that Harry had never seen them look better. I prefer to see that reunion sooner rather than later....
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Date:November 4th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was great. I love love love your depiction of Neville, and I'm so happy to see a fairly characteristic Snape that also manages to be a bit of a softie. And poor Remus, staggering under all that grief ... very, very well done.
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Date:November 19th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
I'm late to vote, but this was wonderful. I loved and ached for Remus all the way through. And though the end was bittersweet, it was sweet too. ♥

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