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    September 27th, 2007

    Two Men To Make One Brother

    Two Men To Make One Brother by Jamesly

    Summary: He, Sirius, he is the heir; he is the one to carry the name and the fortune and the status, not Regulus, with his runny nose, curling toes, and doughy cheeks. Oneshot, 3,120 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is an excellent story about two brothers who both love and hate each other for reasons that only make sense to siblings. Mostly, though, it’s the story of the younger of the two; Sirius’ POV provides us with both prologue and epilogue like bookends, but Regulus is the one we get to know the best. They experience the range of emotions most siblings do — jealously, affection, fraternity — and Regulus struggles as he tries not to notice Sirius drift farther and farther away. In the end, though, no matter how much we’d like to hate our family, we still somehow love them anyway, because they are family; Jamesly nails the mix perfectly.

    Why You Might Not Care: There is some Remus/Sirius slash used to drive the wedge even further. Personally, I don’t think it was needed — I think the piece would have been more powerful without something so taboo and anvilicious to sink the nail, but if it could have been simply the drift of choice that sent Sirius and Regulus in two different directions. The slash is there, however, for better or worse, though it isn’t the focus by any stretch.

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Two Men To Make One Brother”

    1. Kali Says:
      September 27th, 2007 at 9:01 pm

      Oh, I love this fic. I agree with what you said about the Remus/Sirius — it seems almost like an unnecessary addition, and I would’ve perhaps liked the ‘final straw’, as you said, to have been something else, but the overall quality is too high for me to complain. Lord knows I’m a huge sucker for good Regulus-Sirius fics. =)

      I especially love the bit where Walburga tries to throw out Dog. As a complete nostalgic pack-rat, that was hugely sympathetic for me.

      Ohhh so much love.

    3. Merle Says:
      September 28th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

      I really, really enjoyed it. I’m not sure why I didn’t read it before, but I hadn’t, so thanks a lot for the rec. It was a really good and worthwile read.