|Reviews for Black's Brother|
| Beatrice Chahine chapter 62 . 5/23
A few days ago, I was searching for a story featuring Regulus and stumbled on this one. Beautiful.. well done. It is fast-paced in the beginning, and I almost got lost in regards to the time but your characters are extremely well developed, from the first line to the last. I feel Aurora's emotions (and Sirius in his point-of-view) acutely, which shows true mastery in the plot and the words.
Sad ending in the epilogue but understandable. I love this last chapter, especially how Sirius finds Aurora first before doing anything else (e.g.. finding Harry to see him before moving on). In another way, it's sad because now you've got me interested in young Orion! But, that aside, fabulous fic!
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| Guest chapter 61 . 9/27/2014
Okay...Regulus doesn't die the same way. I loved him in the books, because he was good in the end, even if we didnt know his character. But I don't think the fact that he died a different way will change the end of Harry Potter...I loved this fic. And I cried when Regulus died.
| Guest chapter 60 . 9/27/2014
Sirius didnt hesitate when he went to Azkaban. People say he laughed, laughed all the way there. He didn't, as he does in your story, deny anything. Just letting you know.
| Guest chapter 53 . 9/27/2014
Remus didn't know Peter was the Secret Keeper instead of Sirius. That's why he didn't trust Sirius in the Shreiking Shack in Prisoner of Azkaban and stuff. Also, they didn't trust Remus, because he'd been spending a lot of time with the werewolves and Sirius said himself he didn't know if Remus had turned. I'm just saying, I don't think Remus should have been in that scene, and I also think it may have taken some time to explain to James and Lily.
| Olislava chapter 62 . 2/26/2014
I wanted to write it in a PM but apparently I have to wait for 24 hours before I may, so I'll write my thoughts down here (yes, I've just registered). It'll refer to the whole story, not only this sequel. I wanted to share my feelings about what I think and what I liked or disliked, because I've read all the A/Ns and you obviously enjoy it :D
Well, I have to admit that I didn't like the story at all at the beginning, it irritated me, and I was reading only in hope to finally find the perfect Regulus. Well, I didn't, but your presentation really got me anyway.
I didn't like Roe - she was too cool, too pretending to be a girl next door, too, I don't know, somehow improper? Kind of marysue'ish, I'd say. I didn't like the first person narration, I was very happy to see third person in sequel. Sometimes I got lost when you changed the point of view and I was sure I'm in Roe's head and was like "Why on earth does she say such thing or act in such way?'. I for instance was sure that it was Roe helping the Potters to move to their hiding place :D I sometimes read without paying enough attention, I guess, I just had to share that :D I also didn't like Regulus when we first met him, he was too sweet. Generally, I hardly liked anything untill Regulus's DE initiation. I admit I may have skipped a few paragraphs :(
But then, when the action accelerated and the darkness thickened, it changed. I also loved the way you were rushing through the school years - I always found it difficult and your way seems really attractive.
So yeah, I started to like Roe. I have a theory that it was your writing that improved already. With every next chapter the characters were getting more complex and the story more irresistible.
I could say a lot about the characters but I don't want this review to be longer than the sequel, so I'll make it quick and say a few words about the most important things.
So first of all, Regulus. I did not see it coming, seriously. I was so sure there's going to be a happy ending, so when I read about not-so-dead Avery rising his hand and casting green-lighted curse at Regulus, I stopped for a moment :D And I hated you so much then. At the moment when they were supposed to run away to have a better life together, it must have happened, God... But I have to admit that I predicted the pregnacy, I was just so sure this sweet love-making will be fruitful :D
And then all the things connected - when Roe and Remus were overheard by Sirius, then the grave (I cried so much), last time she saw Sirius before Azkaban. Almost perfect, and so well written.
But this sequel is a masterpiece. I like everything about it. Third person narration, the meeting, the characters, finally grown up, but maybe still not entirely?, Orion, so similar to his father, all the feelings kept for so long, 'I haven't moved on.', it was so overwhelming and I cried again.
And my favourite part, the part that made me write this review because it was so intense - the longing to go back to Hogwarts. To be careless, young, happy, to have hope, to be innocent again, to meet everyone who died during this cruel war, to be unaware that it is so easy to just die, disappear and never go back, and leave everyaone to try to move on. I loved this part. It made me want to go back to Hogwarts myself and meet them like this - because at the point of the sequel I already felt as if I knew them.
So, again, well written indeed. Keep on writing, because you're doing it really well. I'd actually like to see a continuation, and I don't say it a lot. I'd like to see how Sirius found Pettigrew and all that, and Roe's role in it, and maybe Orion's. I'd like to see them mingled in the story in a way which would make me think 'It actually may had happened". I would have read it even despite the fact that there would be no Regulus in it (I'm not a Sirius fan).
Thank you for writing it :)
PS I'm actually considering reading it again...
| Mandarin Orange chapter 21 . 2/10/2014
Noooo! I know what's going to happen! Why would you do that?! (Siriusly though, this story is very well written. It keeps me at the edge of my seat, and I can't stop reading it and reading it and reading it. That is until chapter 60...)
| LilyLullaby chapter 61 . 12/4/2013
I just read your entire story in two days...
So sad! Everyone dies!
It was expected but it's so sad anyway...
In fact, I thought Aurora would die too because she's not alive when Harry's at school. But of course, she's not in the books so it explains...
I think I was from the beginning team Sirius because he's much more honest than Regulus. But I understand her.
Also, this story explains a lot why Remus and Sirius don't have a wife or girlfriend (well, except for Remus, but like 17 years alfter Jane dies, so it doesn't really count).
But I'd like to know what happens to Roe's and Reg's son... He's probably a year or two below Harry in school, but of course he's not in the books because we would know Aurora...
Just constructive critizism (a little late I think but I' going to say it anyway), I think Janie's death doesn't feel real. They should so much more affected by her death, I thought she was going to wake up at any moment...
Another thing, Roe has sex once and she's already pregnant? How convienent! i know it happens but it seems a little bit outstreched.
Well, I now very sad because I can't read anything from you anymore :( you asks for reviews I ask for updates (of your other story of course, I know you're done with this one :) )
Thank you so much!
Please continue writing!
| Thenyoudivex chapter 61 . 9/1/2013
Gahhh,that was beautiful,omgg:'(
I really wanted to regulus and roe to live out their lives together, but then voldemort has to stick his flat nose into everything.
Do you know of any other RAB fanfics that are really good too?
| Imaginneeee chapter 60 . 7/7/2013
I apologize for my earlier words... I'm still mad at you ya know
| Imaginneeee chapter 61 . 7/7/2013
Damn it. Damnit damnit fuck. FUCK YOU! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT, WHY DID YOU YOU WERE PLANNING THIS ALL ALONG DO YOU ENJOY FUCKING MAKING ME CRY? Just leave. Get out of my sight.
| Imaginneeee chapter 33 . 7/6/2013
I swear, if this story has a happy ending I will fucking go back and review every single chapter. If not... Well I'll scream at you for being a terrible author in the review (don't worry you're not) and promise to kill you because I've just read far to many SiriOCRegulus stories that are far too depressing, and you've got me hooked author darling, but don't worry I can't go through eight threats even if I may want to, it's just that time of the month you know ;)
| ViolaT chapter 61 . 7/2/2013
I loooooved your fanfic! Thank you for writing it, I really enjoyed reading it!
When I found out Reg was still alive I was very shocked because it wouldn't fit in Harry Potter, and I do think that is very important, but you made it fit very well, and I really loved that he was still alive for a little while.
I'm sorry for my terrible choose of words, my vocabulary is not so big, since I am not English...
| Kim chapter 22 . 3/16/2013
Love it so far! And I was wondering if you could do a story about Regulus's life if he was sorted into Gryffindor? Just a friendly suggestion.
| Guest chapter 35 . 11/23/2012
| Guest chapter 27 . 11/23/2012
YESSSS! Sirius got her! *fist pump* hope i wont be disapionted later...