Author's Response: A very belated thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! ~Gina :)
Yayayyayayay. I've always been familiar with the lyrics of this song but have never actually listened to it, so I hunted down the Glee version on YouTube and put it on as I was reading. And I giggled at the hints of Remus/Sirius (oh, them two are just soo sneaky lolol) and definitely approved of how well you mixed the lyrics into the story. Really well done, Gina. I have a weird liking for love-related magic (like, I was reading a lovely Sirius/Remus where Sirius was under the influence of Amortentia, which was rather fun) when the two participants do actually like each other, too, especially when it kind of pushes them into doing what they normally wouldn't do because of whatever reason. (I have no idea if this makes any sense, lol.)
I love your effortless hold on these two -- even after binge-reading James/Sirius and James/Remus, I still adore James/Lily when done well, and of course you did it extremely well, just like you always do because you are Teh Queen of All Things Jily :D Anyway, this is an awful review, but your story was lovely and has cheered me up a lot :)
Author's Response: A very belated thank you, Soraya! I'm so glad this cheered you up at the time, and really appreciate your lovely compliments. I'm also glad you listened to the Glee version, because that is my favorite of all and that totally inspired this. And yes! The hints of Remus/Sirius, hahahaha! I had fun with this, tough as it was. Thank you again for the wonderful review! ~Gina :)
Very clever, gina. i did wonder how you were going to make this sound like a natural story, and you did it very well. I was particularly impressed with the drink bit because that is such a dodgy line in this song without James sounding like a complete douchebag (as jess would say). Ahh, and some Sirius/Remus to warm the cockles of me 'eart!
I'm glad they had a drug-free kiss at the end, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Well done. ~Carole~
Beautiful. Very well put together and the song fit very well
Argh, this was adorable! Your prose flows so well, your characterization was just right, and the humor was perfect. Merry Christmas!
Oh, I really enjoyed this, a great Christmas story. :P I love how you managed to make the lyrics almost unnoticeable, and incorporated them so well. The peppermint sticks were a fantastic idea- do you ship Remus/Sirius? :P
Great job as usual, wishing you have Happy Holidays! :D :D :D