Author: Lady Bracknell
Word count: 292,703
Also, and this is incredibly important, Katie said they count for Review or Regret - as long as my reviews are at least 250 words.
After this was finished though, it became an annual thing for me to read it around Christmas. There are also times that I end up reading it in the middle of the year, because I do what I want. Last month was one of these times.
I have read many Lupin and Tonks fanfictions, but this one surpasses all of them. In fact, this is my absolute favorite fanfiction of all time. And I say this knowing full well that there are at least three different instances where Tonks let out of breath she didn't know she was holding.
A lot of people have issues with fanfiction because of the complete disregard of editing. I will acknowledge that there are some issues with the editing, grammar wise, within the story. But they are minor and fairly easy to overlook. Mostly though it's just displaced commas.
Another issue people have with fanfiction is how people will completely change a character and make them into something they aren't. This story fits so well within the canon version of Harry Potter that I actually imagine it's going on when I reread the books written by J.K. Rowling.
I absolutely adore that no matter how many times I've read this story I am still completely captivated by what is going on, even though I already know how it ends and everything. I am still unable to breathe in certain parts, I will cry during the sad bits, I do laugh a lot because this story is hilarious, and there are certain embarrassing scenes in which I melt into the floor in a giant puddle of mush because of my second-hand embarrassment... I could go on. Basically I'm saying that no matter how many times I read this story it doesn't lose its amazing-ness. It is my go-to when I cannot find anything that I want to read or if I'm feeling a considerable amount of stress it helps me feel better.
Words cannot express how much I love this story. If I had to recommend one fanfiction to fans of Harry Potter, it would be this one.