wow, mystery author, that was truly excellent. I usually have the urge to swat the Marauders anyway, but here especially I just want to bury the bastards (after kicking them repeatedly). And the Severus/Regulus interactions were superb as were Severus' inner thoughts and rationale re: joining thr DEs. Put this way, it makes a lot of sense that Severus would choose the path he did. Makes me weep for him and Regulus, though. *sigh* What a beautiful story!