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    November 14th, 2007

    A Spirit of Brotherhood

    A Spirit of Brotherhood by Torch

    Summary: Tea, nightshirts, and blood. Cooperation isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for Sirius, Severus, and Remus. Oneshot, 19,878 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Delightful characterisation and dialogue, that’s why.  All three characters are exceedingly well written — if you are willing to suspend disbelief at the central conceit.  These three characters have been thrown into a highly unusual and unlikely situation, and if you can allow for that, then you will enjoy the rest of this fic enormously.  There is quite a lot happening under the surface, and it’s going in all directions.  The character interaction is quite masterfully — and often quite subtly — done, and the dialogue is first-rate.  Torch captures the individual and distinct voice and patterns of each Sirius, Remus and Snape, and the conversation only ever feels off when it goes the way of exposition.

    Why You Might Not Care: There might be slash connotations here, though I seriously doubt it.  Nothing about it other than a few of the situations seems very slashy, and — in my experience — slash writers do not tend toward subtlety.  As mentioned, the plot is… a little contrived.  It’s also decidedly un-canon, as of the release of OotP (it was most certainly written in that three year break between GoF and OotP), but for all that I strongly believe this would never have happened — that Snape would never have agreed to it — in the same moment I wholeheartedly believe that, if it did happen, this is likely how it might have gone.

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    One Response to “A Spirit of Brotherhood”

    1. Kali Says:
      November 14th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

      While I agree that the plot itself was kind of convoluted and weird, the character interactions in here ARE brilliant. The dialogue is awesome, and they get a gold star for coming up with better insults than the usual “ur mom” ones that float aound in fanfics.

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