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    June 6th, 2007

    Things I Could Have But Done Without

    Things I Could Have But Done Without by ModestyRabnott

    Summary: It’s strange, I think, how it seems nostalgic thinking about it now. As if it’s already a part of The Past. Follow Tonks as she adjusts to her new life as a member of the Order, and the changes that it brings. Romance, Remus/Tonks, 31,015 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A first-person POV foray into the mind of Tonks while she tries to balance being an Auror, an Order member, and a good daughter as she falls for Remus Lupin. The speed of the relationship feels right, especially for a young woman of Tonks’ age, and, perhaps more importantly, it feels true to life as the two of them are physically intimate before they become emotionally intimate. (On that note, this fic has some of the very best sex scenes I’ve read in this ship – this fic is worth reading for them alone if you like that sort of thing.) The author slips into Tonks’ voice incredibly well, and her character is perfectly aligned with what we have seen of her in canon and with her age. The dialogue is very well done.

    Why You Might Not Care: If you avoid the Remus/Tonks ship, this is not the boat for you. Also, if you’re too young (we all know that’s not going to stop most of you, but it’s the responsible thing to say) or don’t care for NC-17, then you should leave this one alone: the sex scenes are explicit (though not graphic or crude).

    posted by afterthree

    5 Responses to “Things I Could Have But Done Without”

    1. admin Says:
      July 21st, 2007 at 7:32 pm

      I have changed the original link: the copy of this fic hosted on fictionalley.org seems to have disappeared, so this now links to fanfiction.net which — I think — may actually have a few extra chapters, so that works out well.

    3. Deoliveras Says:
      August 1st, 2007 at 12:40 pm

      Please write mor! I love it!

    5. admin Says:
      August 2nd, 2007 at 1:35 am

      Y’all know that I’m just reccing these and not writing them, right? Just so we’re clear.

    7. Insanguinare Says:
      August 7th, 2007 at 12:51 am

      I think it’s a WIP, for some reason; the author’s other two works on ff.net have the “complete” tag, but this one doesn’t. It was great, by the way. I have this rec site in my bookmarks — you find the greatest stuff.

    9. Massive Tonks/Remus fan Says:
      April 24th, 2008 at 5:20 am

      I LOVE this pairing so much! And that was so beautifull written. Exactly how I visualized them! The Sex scenes were graphic but not gratuitous and you got a real sense of the emotional need behind it.