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    September 12th, 2007

    Sitting in a Tree

    Sitting in a Tree by Wild Magelet

    Summary: Of the many perils associated with dating Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin discovers that buying her an appropriate gift for Valentine’s Day may be the most daunting.  Oneshot, 5,109 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A little Remus/Tonks interlude.  The dialogue exchange between the two of them is fantastic — Remus is Very Remus and Tonks is Very Tonks.  The age difference here is noticeable — even in the conversation — but I like this fic all the more for it, because Wild Magelet finds the ways in which the two of the work despite the gap.  This fic has been made fundamentally A/U by virtue of Deathly Hallows, but not in any way that’s really important.  It is canon in all the ways that really matter.

    Why You Might Not Care: Remus might appear to some to be a little rougher around the edges than canon, but I think this is a fair version of him.  I think Tonks is dead accurate.  Not quite fluffy, this fic contains the sort of romance that only happens in real life — the boring, simple, basic kind that lives in off-the-cuff conversations and small gestures.  There is nothing grandiose or sweeping here, only a comfortable, familiar reality.

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Sitting in a Tree”

    1. Christina Says:
      September 12th, 2007 at 11:10 am

      I just loved this, it’s adorable! Completely brightened my day!

    3. AML Says:
      September 13th, 2007 at 10:13 am

      My fav dialogue:

      Remus focused his disgust on her wrist. “I can’t believe you’re wearing that ridiculous watch.”

      She cupped a protective hand over it and glared at him. “I love this watch. You gave it to me!”

      “As a very poor joke,” he said, sighing. “I didn’t expect you to actually wear it.”

      Totally apt dialogue! Echoes of relationship conversations rang inside my ears with this one.

      Thanks for the rec!