Three fics I enjoyed recently. Remus in in all of them. So not surprised.Of Monsters
is a haunting, desperate take on the confrontation between Severus and Remus after the Shrieking Shack Incident in sixth year. Some of the best sensory writing I've ever read. By far the best confrontation
fic I've ever read. Nitro's characters feel exceptionally real, and both Remus and Severus are written as teenagers who are too old for their age in many respects, but at the same time clueless and insecure when it comes to personal interaction. The dialogues are spot-on, absolutely in character (there's a brilliant conversation about potions) and the sex is awkward adolescent fumbling and - most importantly - doesn't seem out of place. Remus' subsequent confrontation with Sirius is almost non-existant, and therefore exactly like I picture it. Unlike in most fics I've read, I don't imagine Remus and Sirius to have been very eloquent on that matter. Remus, because he didn't want to let on how hurt he was and because it was easier to ignore than to confront Sirius, and Sirius, because, well, he was being Sirius
. Rated R.
Pomfrey’s body blocked most of the procedure from view but Severus watched anyway as she dressed wounds he couldn’t see (and what on earth could have so badly hurt a werewolf?), held Remus’ head at an angle and slipped a spoon into his mouth, wiped his face and hair with a wet cloth, made soothing nonverbal sounds at him. She hadn’t been as warm to Severus when Potter had dragged him in. She had clucked and patted his head and called him dear and given him a warm drink and a pill. He envied Remus’ bathrobe. His robes were damp-gritty like unwashed sheets and still smelled of the tunnel, and of his sweat.stellamaru
wrote a Sirius/Remus fic I like (and for which I owe her feedback, um...)
. Still Be All Right
explores the often-discussed and oh so obvious possibility of Sirius' drinking the Polyjuice Potion to leave Grimmauld Place and go shopping with Remus. Stella's characterisation of these men happens to correspond with mine, and the fic appeals to me so much because it's based on the assumption that Remus and Sirius have never really talked
about the things that stand between them.
Sirius focused his hard gaze on Remus. "Go to hell, Remus Lupin," he said, pushing Remus away with a hard blow to the chest. Heritage
Remus shook as he caught his breath. "Say that again, and I'll send you there," he choked out, rushing at Sirius and pulling back a fist.
"I've been, thanks," Sirius said
by Seeker made me laugh. It is a highly original take on the good old the-Malfoys-have-Veela-blood scenario, focusing on Lucius. Now, I am not a Lucius fan, but Seeker writes him just the way I imagine him to be (and which isn't often explored): not overly intelligent, but displaying a clever, calculating, no-nonsense, to-the-purpose approach to problems, especially when his life is in danger. An original idea, dry and witty dialogues, combined with a characterisation that is rather over-the-top and yet so very canon, and of course, oooh, shiny
! I like muchly.
"Father?" Draco asked tentatively. "What happened?"
"Disaster," Lucius told him bluntly, but with a kind edge that visibly frightened Draco.
In RL news: I'm invited to a party and can't be arsed to go. Yet, I promised. There was a party two days ago. And last weekend. And the weekend before. And before. And... Anyway, I'd much rather stay at home and watch TV. I already decided to drive so I don't get tempted to drink (too much). How the hell have I acquired the reputation of being a party girl? *whines*