Really enjoyed the story as a whole, and especially the fact that Tom's experiment with James worked out so well for everyone affected. Nice! And congrats to all the Snapes on the new addition!
"Eric"!!! I absolutely lost it when Sev saw those labels! I'd assumed Jamie had given Eric some "busy work" to keep the younger boy out of the Marauder's hair by telling him to write his name! I didn't realize Jamie actually intended to USE the labels! Oh, MAN!!! "Eric" -- I'm still laughing! Over the incongruous aspect, not the prank itself -- but that's as bad as the dumb crook who got caught because he dropped his library card at the scene of the crime! Did Jamie somehow hope to pin the entire prank on poor little Eric? Oh dear...
I agree with Severus. James has no common sense if he'd let a six year old ride a hippogriff alone, especially when Harry had already had problems while Buckbeak was still on the ground
|Title: An Alternative to Azkaban
||08 May 2013 9:39 pm
|Reviewer: Furrina (Anonymous)
I really really loved the story up till now, but I thought de-aged would be something that would happen AFTER James redeemed or at least felt sorry by himself. This "solution/alternative" looks like a cope-out.
James hexed two toddlers, caused a traumatized child to regress, consorted with a wanted criminal and abetted in slandering a good man's name, was negligent towards his son causing him a grievous injury and then kidnapped the said son... how he is still being given yet another chance? Men like James deserve to go to Azkaban...
If every bad parent/child abuser horrible parent kept on reverting back to escape punishment... there would be no need of Child Protection Services... and the World would full of Peter Pans and unicorn poop.
I'm sorry, but I can't change my opinion on this so I'm giving this story up, lest I go into full-on flamer mode.
P.S. I loved your 'Away in a Manger'.
Rose is four already? Time flies
Nothing negative about this chapter and sorry your Xmas sucked :(
Mind healer, Lily, you need a mind healer