Sophiiieeee! Thank you so much for the fabulous story! The perfect mixture (get the baking pun...? Ok, that was a push) of humour and well-written characters, with a generous splash of originality! And with that I'm leaving the puns there. I really did enjoy it, thought it was well written, and am intrigued by the idea of drunken teachers at the breakfast table... Once again, THANK YOU!
Author's Response: Aw, I'm so glad you liked it :D And the baking pun is much appreciated, but I agree that it might be best left behind :p Marauders are my thing (as far as I have one) so I'm very glad that you think I pulled them off. Thanks for reviewing!
Worth a smile.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing!
hhahahahahaha - Oh good story. Very inventive, Sophie. I loved all the characterisation - especially Peter being good at Potions because he is the one who makes the Potion that brings Voldy back to life.
I did wonder why he hadn;t wanted to go to the Potters for Christmas, though. Was there a mystery surrounding it, or was he just not bothered? I think the trouble with me is I'm always looking for signs that Peter is up to something in an evil way :) .
“Yeah, she’s attached to one hip; you’re on the other,” James quipped. “You’re the one who spent Christmas at my house, after all.” “That’s because a girl could never replace me,” Sirius replied. “Not even Evans. Would she ever have agreed to do this?”
I love this set of lines. It made me giggle and nicely summed up the relationship between Sirius and James.
Well done. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thank you, Carole! You know, I hadn't actually put that much thought into Peter and potions, so I'm really glad you pointed that out. I just wanted to make sure he wasn't cliched, bedwetting, useless Peter, to how that he was valued in the group and that they did miss him. Potions was the obvious way in this story.
As for why Peter was avoiding his friends over Christmas, in my head canon, he was already drifting away from them at this stage, which made him more susceptible to corruption later. He was becoming disillusioned with them, starting to think that they weren't as brilliant as the rest of the world thought, and getting frustrated by that. If you were looking for signs that Peter was up to something evil, you were on the right track -- no mystery surrounding it, exactly, but a sign of things to come.
This is cute! And well-written and funny. Please write a sequel where the Marauders actually manage to get the teachers drunk?? I was looking forward to the entertainment that would surely ensue :) But therefore the twist took me off-guard and made the story all the better.
Author's Response: Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to want more. Writing a sequel would be fun, but I have other things on the go at the moment, so I don't know if/when it would happen. I'll certainly consider it. Thank you for taking the time to review :)